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Fit for Move-In?: The CCRC Health Evaluation Requirement

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

By: Clare Connection

If you are considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community), you may be aware that there are certain health requirements that you may have to meet in order to enter the community under a continuing care contract. Health assessments are mainly used by CCRCs offering a lifecare (Type A) residency contract, and to a lesser degree, a modified (Type B) contracts. They are not, and likely should not, be used by CCRCs offering a fee-for-service (Type C) contract.  

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Modified Fee-for-Service Contracts Explained

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

By: Clare Connection

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC, or “Life Plan Community”) can be a wonderful solution for older adults who are independent and active today, but who seek the peace of mind that comes with living in a community where assisted living or health care services will be provided when needed. A CCRC is the only type of retirement community that contractually provides access to services spanning the full continuum of care—beginning with independent living and progressing to assisted living and around-the-clock skilled nursing care.

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When to Get On the Wait List at a Retirement Community

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

By: Clare Connection

If you or a loved one is considering their senior living options, you likely have begun doing research on the retirement communities. Or perhaps you have a loved one in need of long-term care or memory care and staying in the home will not be safe for much longer. With all of the differing communities and facilities available (especially in larger cities), it can be a lot to take in so the decision process can take some time. This varies from one person to another because some senior living decisions are needs-based and move much quicker, while others are more preference-based and can take months or even years. Once you home in on a few specific places that meet your criteria, you may want to consider getting your name on their waiting lists. Many facilities, particularly assisted living or nursing care facilities, are likely that they have one.

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Differences Between For-Profit and Not-For Profit CCRCs

Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

By: Clare Connection

“What is the difference between a not-for-profit community and a for-profit community?” This is a popular question among prospective residents of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), also referred to as Life Plan Communities.

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