Continuing Care Community
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are facilities that include independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care in one location, so seniors can stay in the same general area as their housing needs change over time.
There is normally the cost of buying a unit in the community as well as monthly fees that increase as you require higher levels of care. It also can mean spouses can still be very close to one another even if one requires a higher level of care.
Quick Facts about a Continuing Care Community:
- Payment options besides private pay may include VA benefits, Medicaid waiver, and long term care insurance. Benevolence funds and Medicaid are generally not used until after a resident has paid privately for some time.
- Includes independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation all on one campus or within one continuing care provider.
- Many, but not all, CCRC’s offer life care contracts and access to benevolence programs, but with different requirements to qualify
- Added life enrichment benefits may include swimming pools, libraries, larger campuses with natural areas and walking paths.
Talk to us for more information about local Continuing Care Communities in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan area.