How Continuing Care Retirement Communities Improve Quality of Life

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May 11, 2020

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A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a retirement community that offers accommodations for independent living, assisted living or personal care as well as rehabilitation services. CCRCs provide residents with a seamless continuum of care where a person can spend the rest of his or her life, moving between levels of care as needed.
CCRCs offer quite a few advantages that could be just what youre looking for in a retirement community! No matter where you are in your search process, you should be sure to consider a CCRC for the various unique benefits they provide to their residents.
Independent Living
Inindependent living apartments, residents gain all the benefits of living independently, with none of the stress or worry that might come with living alone as you age. Additionally, you gain an active community of friends who share your hobbies and interests. And, at most Independent Living residences pets are welcomed pets so you can bring your furry or feathered loved one to live with you!
Personal Care
Withpersonal care or assisted living, residents receive top quality, full-service care to maintain the highest quality of life. Residents most often move from an apartment to a single room where nurses and caregivers can monitor their care around the clock. In some instances, residents may only spend a short time in personal care after an accident or illness until they regain health. Once they are cleared, they may move back into their independent living apartment. The ability for residents of a CRCC to transition back and forth, and back again, as often as needed all within the same facility is a huge benefit.
Seamless Transitions
Among the main components of a CRCC that we discussed above, another benefit is the ability to seamlessly transitions between any of these types of care as often as needed. The best part is that residents still remain a part of a single community and maintain the same lifestyle and quality of care that theyve grown accustomed to. For senior adults, multiple transitions to new living facilities in a short amount of time can be stressful and confusing. CRCCs offer the benefit of minimizing your loved one from feeling uprooted by make transitions as seamless as possible.
Cost Savings
In addition to the ease of transitions is the cost savings. As you might imagine, living the rest of your life as a resident of a single retirement community reduces costs often incurred when transitions take place between facilities.
Lifelong Relationships
One of the biggest benefits of living in a CRCC is that residents are able to foster deep and meaningful relationship that last them the rest of their life. This allows residents consistency and stability in their friendships, which become increasingly important as we age.
The Middletown Home is a unique CCRC with many benefits including a state-of-the-artfitness and rehabilitation gym. True to the continuing care piece of CRCCs, the fitness and rehabilitation gym is one more valuable resource residents gain from living in a CRCC.
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Editors Note: This article was contributed by Lou Vogel, CEO at The Middletown Home.

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