Types of Facilities
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs also know as Life Plan Communities) are a subset of senior living communities that accept independent living residents who are looking for an opportunity to age in place. CCRCs offer a continuum of care including: Independent Living, Assisted Living or Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and/or Memory Care. They are often chosen by families that do not want to make another move as they age.
CCRCs are usually set on a campus in a suburban or rural area, though a few are located in one building or a number of smaller buildings in or around more metropolitan areas. On campus there are usually villas or cottages, townhomes or cluster homes as well as a low rise and or garden style apartments. Communities include various all purpose rooms for activities as well as different dinning venues. Residents take advantage of the social atmosphere created by the clubs and social events that are available in the community.
CCRCs are structured as For-Profit or Not-For-Profit entities, originally founded by faith or secular organizations. They can be individual stand alone communities or part of a larger system.