There is a huge range of ccrc communities on offer each with different service and healthcare plans. All of these communities tend to fall under one of the four main headings of senior housing options. The first of these is the Senior independent living communities. These tend to be somewhat larger than the other options available, are also typically a memory care community, and can have hundreds of residents with the community. These communities tend to ask residents to rent or buy a property within the community as well as pay a monthly fee for services. Many of these places are tailored to suit lifestyle preferences and offer services that match that lifestyle. For instance there are communities that are tailored for religious groups that offer prayer sessions. There are other communities that are focused on lesbian and gay residents and offer an open accepting environment.
Next up is age restricted housing. This works in much the same way as a normal apartment or housing block. The rent is of a similar amount to normal housing but will be slightly higher if the housing has been remodelled to suit the needs of the elderly. This living environment is less community based but it does tend to be situated with other elderly people. This housing may offer certain safety features such as alarm systems and bathroom supports for the bath or shower.
Naturally occurring retirement communities are areas of housing where residents tend to naturally grow old together. As these communities develop, residents pool their money to pay for services so that they can remain at home. This attracts other elderly residents meaning they can afford better services. The final type of life care community is subsidised housing. This caters for those in a poor financial positions who need a positive environment. This usually pays for a small apartment with a number of features to help the elderly. They are also normally located near other seniors in an age friendly environment.