Answers for your continuum of care questions.
Q. What is a CCRC?
A. CCRCs, or Continuing Care Retirement Communities, offer residents an enriched living situation where long-term care becomes available when needed, and individuals can move from independent living to skilled nursing with minimal stress. Usually, CCRCs require an entry fee plus monthly maintenance fees in exchange for a residence, meals and various other services. Independent living residents’ access to long-term care often comes at discounted rates.
Q. What is a Life Care Community? How is it different
from a CCRC?
A. Life Care communities are CCRCs. They offer health care coverage for life in an on-site skilled nursing center with little or no increase in the monthly service fee. For example, an independent living couple at Claridge Court will find that Life Care provides skilled nursing for the ill partner while keeping the other partner in his or her residence. Fees will increase only enough to approximately cover additional daily meals. What’s more, Life Care guarantees residents whose resources are exhausted, through no fault of their own, will lose neither residence nor benefits.
Q. What are the 4 basic types of retirement communities?
A. Full Life Care, Modified Life Care, Continuing Care and Rental.
Q. Can you tell me about the health care options at
A. Skilled nursing provides a 24-hour staff attentive to your needs and comfort in our freshly remodeled, 5-Star-rated Health Center. Our on-site physicians specialize in internal medicine/gerontology, podiatry, dental, optometry and neurology. We are also staffed with registered nurses, licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants; physical, occupational and speech therapists; a licensed social worker; a social service coordinator and activity professional; and a dietician. Our skilled nursing center also provides rehabilitation services for those recovering from illness, injury or surgery.
Q. How do I find out more?
A. Simply call or click contact us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule a confidential conversation.