You may have heard the terms Continuing Care Retirement Community and Assisted Living used interchangeably. They mean two different things and offer different benefits. Assisted living is for those who require assistance for daily living, which includes activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and toileting. While assisted living centers offer 24/7 support of daily living from trained professionals, the type of care they provide does not change as your needs change. In assisted living centers, if your needs change beyond what services they provide, then you need to move to a new location.
The Benefits of Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Continuing Care Retirement Communities offer all the services provided by assisted living centers, and on top of that, they offer increased levels of care. CCRCs allow the flexibility of being able to adapt to an increase or decrease in care level over time. They also provide security to their community members by having peace of mind in knowing that they won’t have to move out of their community as their needs change. With CCRCs, the community members can live peacefully knowing that they can be there for the rest of their lives.
Due to the wide variety of care levels offered at CCRCs, there is a diverse group of people who live in these community centers. The community members can range anywhere from extremely independent to needing 24-hour medical care. A significant benefit of Continuing Care Retirement Communities is that the members can “age in place” and not have to deal with the stress of moving to a new location as they age.
Glen Arden is Orange County, New York’s premier continuing care retirement community. Learn more about what makes us one of New York’s top Life Care retirement communities.
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