If you’ve been considering a senior living community for yourself or a loved one, you’ve probably noticed that the options are vast and vary. It can seem a bit overwhelming. Where do you even start?
A good place to begin is by looking at two of the most popular choices – Life Plan Communities (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs) and rental retirement communities.
While both types of independent senior living communities can offer similar benefits in the way of fitness and wellness programs, dining options, housekeeping and social, recreational programs, rental retirement communities don’t typically provide access to a full continuum of health care services like a Life Plan community.
However, more and more rental senior living communities are now providing higher levels of care, including assisted living and memory care – without requiring an entrance fee or long-term financial obligation. Click here to learn more about the benefits of living in a rental community, including care options that may be available.