Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have a myriad of advantages. The social aspect alone encourages many seniors to move to them. The all-inclusive environment eases the pressure of making multiple decisions, and it gives family members peace of mind with nursing facilities onsite. It is essential to aquaint yourself with some of the challenges you’ll face when choosing a CCRC to the best decision for yourself and have your expectations set before you sign on the dotted line.
Some seniors don’t want to be around so many people. Community dining can be stressful, so you may want to focus on living arrangements with kitchen facilities. Look for inconsistencies. While you may choose a CCRC with excellent nursing care facilities, you may find that their independent living arrangements are sub-par.
Choosing a CCRC takes a lot of research and planning that impacts how you may live going forward, which may be overwhelming for some seniors. The financial commitment upfront can also be a deterrent since the entrance fee can be substantial.
If you would like a detailed overview of the pros and cons of CCRCs, follow this LINK to an article we found that provides you with the upsides and downsides of a big decision.