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Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

The cadillac of senior housing options. These are large retirement communities that contain all the previously mentioned housing options - independent living, assisted living and nursing home - into... more
The cadillac of senior housing options. These are large retirement communities that contain all the previously mentioned housing options - independent living, assisted living and nursing home - into one large campus. How do I pay for services? This type of community usually requires a long-term contract between resident and the community and the most expensive option. Usually there is a minimum sign-up fee requirement and these places review your asset base to determine whether you financially qualify for their services.
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Questions and Answers

Admond Fong
Admond Fong
Senior Specialist

Assisted Living Communities are designed for seniors who are no longer able to live on their own safely but do not require the high level of care provided in a nursing home. Typically in a assisting living community is a a licensed facility that provides safe and clean living accommodations and... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
Private Fiduciary, Trustee,Conservator, Financial Advisor

First, there is no legal definition of "assisted living" anywhere in the USA. It is a marketing term. Nursing homes are licensed by the state and certified to receive Medicare for skilled services after you have been in a nursing home, thus nursing homes are legally defined under the laws of your... more

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