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What’s the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community?

What's the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community

Independent livingWhat's the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, continuing care retirement community (CCRC), life plan community… navigating the landscape of the various types of senior living communities can be …Read more ›

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What It’s Like to Live in a Retirement Community–One Year In

What happens after The Move?

When an aging parent is moving to a retirement community or assisted living, it’s often emotionally difficult. But what about after the initial shock? After the settling-in period? What does a year in look like?

When senior-care blogger Paula Span drove her father to a continuing-care retirement community one year ago, she wasn’t sure which one of them was more anxious, she writes at The New Old Age.

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What Is a Continuing Care Community? Convenience Versus Cost

Have you heard the term “continuing care retirement community” but not sure whether it’s right in your situation? Forbes breaks it down in a recent article. This type of community, the article explains, “usually includes independent apartments or town homes for spry seniors; assisted living units for those who need some help; plus a nursing home.” There is a catch though: the price.

Typically it requires a large upfront payment (averaging a quarter-million dollars) that …Read more ›

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