At MyLifeSite, we are passionate about helping people learn more about the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) industry so they can make more informed decisions about which senior living option is right for them. This is one of the reasons we seek out the latest articles on topics related to retirement and senior living and include them in our subscriber Resources section.
These curated articles cover a wide array of relevant topics and present different perspectives on issues. Below, you’ll find links to six articles from the past few years that we have found to be particularly helpful for those who are considering a CCRC.
>> Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community Right for You? | Money Magazine
A great overview of what a CCRC is, this article discusses cost, amenities and services, and the benefits and risks of moving to a CCRC.
>> The Everything-in-One Promise of a Continuing Care Community | The New York Times
A CCRC offers peace of mind, leisure, and flexibility, but as noted in this article, things like complicated contracts and hefty entrance fees mean it’s important to understand the pros as well as the cons of this senior living option.
>> 9 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Independent Living Facility | U.S. News & World Report
Moving to a CCRC can be a big investment, so you want to be sure you ask the right questions before you sign on the dotted line of that contract. This article gives a concise list of the top issues to discuss with your partner and with the communities you are considering.
What finance-related questions should you be sure to ask when you are visiting a prospective CCRC, and just as important, what are the responses you should be looking for? This article covers the top questions as well as the “right” answers.
CCRCs offer residents a progression of care as their healthcare needs evolve, and along with peace of mind, they also offer a wealth of social and leisure opportunities. But, as this article points out, it is still crucial that you understand the fine print of the CCRC’s contract to ensure you are getting what you think you’re paying for.
Sometimes called the “all-in-one” housing option for seniors, CCRCs sound like an ideal place to age for more and more seniors. But it is still important to ask the right questions when you are considering a CCRC, and this article provides a good list of topics to be sure you discuss with the CCRC sales team.
A guide for your CCRC search
If you are considering a move to a CCRC, you probably want to learn as much about the industry as you can…but there’s a lot of information out there, so it can get overwhelming. MyLifeSite can help you cut through the clutter, offering access to a curated list of insightful articles (like the ones above), as well as financial calculators, and a community search that provides detailed profiles on over 550 CCRCs. Learn more about MyLifeSites’ many helpful features.