Continuing Care Retirement Community

What is a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community)?

A CCRC or continuing care retirement community combines independent living, assisted living and nursing care, and sometimes memory care in a single setting. You can start on the independent level and progress as need be, staying on one campus. These communities normally require an entry fee and offer a living unit and health care up to the nursing level.

Many CCRCs are non-profit organizations and guarantee care thru the life of their residents, even if they run out of money.

Services in the different "communities" include transportation, meals, activities,housekeeping, laundry, and more. Many also offer a large list of social clubs. Ask for a list when you call or visit.

Some states license CCRCs as such, where others license the programs providing care (assisted living &nursing). Learn more about how your state licenses senior communities and care agencies.

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CCRC Resources

Continuing Care Retirement Community News Articles

Selecting a Continuing Care RetirementCommunity

Preparing Physically and Emotionally for Retirement

What Questions to Ask When Researching a CCRC

What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Tools for Seniors to Research Retirement Communities

DecisionGenie - a financial analysis tool specifically designed for those considering moving to a retirement community and who want to better understand whether it is financially viable over the long-term.

California Retirement Communities

Lake Forest CCRC, Hemet CCRC

Pennsylvania Retirement Communities

Philadelphia CCRC

Texas Retirement Communities

Fort Worth CCRC