A Continuing Care Facility (CCRC) is a community that offers all levels of care within one building or campus. Care needs are accommodated as the needs of the individual changes over time so they may continue to stay within the same community.
Some CCRCs are in one large building with several wings or “units” for each care area. Most have separate buildings for each individual care option arranged like neighborhood over a large campus. This allows the senior to live long term or permanently in a community where they are comfortable, familiar and able to maintain friendships they’ve developed over the years.
CCRCs are not common in all cities so it’s best to contact a senior referral agency for more information to see if there is one in your area. The types of care offered in CCRCs are: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care (Alzheimer’s or Dementia Unit) and Skilled Nursing (Nursing Home).