Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are springing up all over the country because they meet a very big need for the aging population. Maryland has many of these communities throughout the state. They provide a way for seniors to “age in place” meaning that they start in the independent section of the community and gradually progress to the assisted living or skilled nursing sections only when the need arises. They stay in the same overall community in which they have grown familiar and built relationships.
Healthy adults may spend years or even decades in the single-family home or condo in the CCRC before the moving into assisted living. All sections offer many services including healthcare, meals, housekeeping, transportation and emergency services. The communities also provide social and educational activities to provide entertainment as well as help to foster friendships.
To learn about CCRCs, check out a free service provided by www.mylifesite.net. This website provides unbiased, comprehensive research and analysis of over 800 CCRCs throughout the country. The information includes side-by-side comparisons, financial data and descriptions of the healthcare services provided.
To pay for a CCRC, they are typically 4 types of contracts available:
For assistance with long term care planning in the Greater Baltimore area, please contact Stouffer Legal at 443-470-3599.