A CCRC is the most flexible option for senior housing. This is because you can choose exactly what services you require as well as whether to rent or buy a property. Also if your health deteriorates you’re already in an environment that can care for you by providing more in depth health care. These communities encourage a variety of activities to bring everyone together but they are all entirely optional. It’s entirely up to the resident to decide what activities and services they want to involve themselves with.
There are many important factors involved when choosing a CCRC community so that you can ensure you get exactly the community you want. The first thing to think about is the location of the CCRC you’re considering. Does the area feel right and do you feel comfortable in this environment? Also think about how close it is to friends and family who might like to visit.
Another thing to consider is which services are on offer at the CCRC you’re thinking about joining. There tend to be a huge host of personal services as well as healthcare services available. Find out in advance which services are offered so you can be sure you’ll be getting everything you need. The amenities available are also important, is there a fitness centre or a beauty salon, or perhaps a computer room? There should be a wide range of amenities on offer so don’t settle for anything less than your happy with.
Ask what plans the CCRC have in place in case of emergencies and what level of care they can offer before hospitalisation is required. The staff should be trained in a variety of disciplines so as to be able to deal with any problems. Finally check out the financial status of the company that owns the life care community. You’re making a large commitment to them and you want to be sure they’re financially secure before you sign anything.