Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)

Independent living can be divided into two categories: active adult (55+) and independent living (62+). Within independent living, there are several configurations of living arrangements. A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) combines independent living, assisted living, and  memory care under one roof. Other options include stand-alone independent living communities and combination independent and assisted   living communities.

Here are the top articles for independent living:

Senior Housing Overview Everything from age-restricted neighborhoods to nursing homes!

What is LifeCare?An explanation of the CCRC version of long term care insurance.

CCRC Entrance Fees and Pricing An explanation of entrance fees, monthly fees, and what they cover.

Aging in Place: Friend or Foe? Although living in your apartment forever sounds great, there are some disadvantages to choosing a community that offers aging in place.

Finding a CCRC The skinny on finding your dream community.

Three Sneaky Sales Tactics and Your Best Defense Learn the ways that dishonest sales people will try to get you to buy their product.

What to Expect on your First Visit How to get the most out of first impressions and some red flags to watch out for!

What do they charge and entrance fee?CCRC’s compete for residents by building nicer facilities.  They pay for these by using entrance fees.

Ten Questions to Ask During your Visit If my grandmother were moving into senior housing, here is what I would ask the community.

Paying for a CCRC Just how much does it cost to live in a CCRC?

Should I move now or later? There are definitely benefits to making the move early!

Do CCRC disclosure statements matter?  Of course they do; we explain what to look for.

Selling your home is getting easier. These days, retirement communities will just about help you pack.  Learn how to take advantage of a sluggish economy when selling your home.

I got a flyer from a local retirement community.  Should I go to the event? Learn the inside secret on those retirement community lunches and how to use their sales pitch to your advantage.

How to score free stuff at retirement communities.  It’s not easy, but you can always negotiate for freebies when you move into a community!

Test drive a community using their guest room.  You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive; do the same for your move to retirement living.

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