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Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) or Life Plan Communities

These campus-like environments offer a full continuum of senior care from independent living to assisted living and skilled nursing. Many also offer home care, memory care, and hospice services. Typically, however, CCRCs or life plan communities are the choice of seniors eager to remain independent and active while lining up a plan for the future. There can be a great convenience in choosing one property for transitions needed for advanced care needs.

  • Are you looking for a community that meets your current active, independent agenda but can also accommodate future changes to your health?

  • Would you prefer not to ask your adult children for help someday with caregiving for you or your spouse?

  • Does one partner need one type of senior living, but the spouse requires another?

A CCRC or a life plan community can be a good long-term solution for seniors who want a comprehensive senior care community with a variety of options for now and in the future. Warning - they also carry very heavy price tags.

Disclaimer:  The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) works to equip you with education and awareness to discern your own path. The PAA does not specifically endorse living at home or choosing to not live at home for advanced care needs. 


The Davis Phinney Foundation.  Chapter 15 - Long-term Care and Financial Planning. Every Victory Counts. Page 249. "Manual." Sixth Edition, 2021. 

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