February 20, 2018
By: Darleen Mahoney
I am on my own personal journey to discover what the best decisions are for my Dad. He is 71 years old and starting to decline both physically and mentally. He decided to be independent and retire in a 55+ restrictive community years ago, but I see the need for additional long-term services for him in the near future. On this journey, I found myself needing a clear vision on what are our options might be that would be best for him and his needs.
I started looking at continuing care community options – what they entail and if it would be a good fit. I regretted that this option was not considered years ago and wondered if it was too late for him to make this move.
Continuing care communities are independent living housing with all the perks of the social, recreational and other retirement community extras that keep independent seniors active. They also have two additional tiers of care available – assisted living and nursing level care. Later, if the independent senior’s health declines, they can smoothly transition to the assisted living tier, and then, the nursing side, if needed.
According to the AARP, “Nearly 90% of people 65 and older said they would like to ‘age in place.’ And yet the hard truth is that a beloved house in a familiar community can become both physically impractical and socially isolating over time”. http://time.com/money/4579934/continuing-care-retirement-communities-cost/
Once you decide that this is a viable option for you or your loved one to explore, it’s a matter of choosing which one would be right for you.
The AARP recommends that you take many steps to make this determination:
- Visit multiple residences
- Take a tour, talk to the residents, staff, and visiting family members.
- Ask staff members how long they’ve worked there; a good sign of quality is low turnover.
- Check with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Many assisted-living residences, nursing homes, and CCRCs voluntarily apply for accreditation, which means they meet many quality measures.
- Get clear information on financial arrangements and costs
- Discuss at length with your loved ones, they will help you make a good decision in your best interest.
Regardless of whether a continuing care community is right for you or your loved one, it’s always best to be informed and proactive when making plans of this magnitude. Their health and happiness in the long term is dependent on finding the best senior living arrangement.
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July 21, 2016
Please welcome our newest FEATURED listing in the Jackson, Mississippi region – St. Catherine’s Village!
St. Catherine’s Village, Mississippi’s first all-inclusive, Continuing Care Retirement Community, is a gracious environment of caring. For health and well-being, for comfort and security, for faith and friendship, St. Catherine’s Village is a lifestyle, a family and a ministry. Services and amenities are designed to enhance the lifestyle and promote choice.
Nestled on 160 acres of rolling green hills and tall pine trees, St. Catherine’s Village overlooks a tranquil 15 acre stocked lake.
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July 8, 2016
Check out our newest Featured advertiser – The Georgian Apartments in Houston TX! You can view their new FEATURED ad complete with a video and links to their corporate website, clinic Facebook and Twitter profiles here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20160707095456
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November 13, 2014
Check out our newest listing and 2014 ALFA Senior Living by Design Grand Award winner – Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, purchase Catalonia!
At Fountaingrove Lodge, ambulance wellness is the foundation of an active, healthy, and rewarding lifestyle. That’s why we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive wellness program that can enrich your life while exceeding your expectations when it comes to healthy living. Residents feel peace of mind knowing they have the option of Fountaingrove Lodge’s Signature in-home continued care services. Our other wellness services and amenities include fitness instruction, a fully equipped fitness center, outdoor pool, walking paths, health education, emergency response systems, personal health assessments, periodic health screenings, and of course special diet accommodations overseen by our executive chef.
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November 13, 2013
Assisted Transition is a FREE Elder Care Referral Service. Finding local, and long term care for every senior is our specialty! We take away the confusion, view and help our clients understand what option is best for them: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Skilled Nursing Home, or Home Care. Because we care, we offer FREE GUIDED TOURS to our clients.
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November 7, 2013
Preferred Care at Home understands that long term care can be costly and have built a reputation on offering quality services at affordable prices. The cost-effective Live-In Services had always been our specialty, sovaldi sale providing 24-hour peace of mind
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November 6, 2013
As North America’s largest provider of funeral, ambulance cremation and cemetery services, pilule the Dignity Memorial® network is the name families turn to for compassionate and professional final arrangements. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements.
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October 22, 2013
Perfectly situated in New Oxford, viagra Pa., remedy Cross Keys Village is a fee for service continuing care retirement community offering spacious residences, resort-like amenities, a focus on wellness and lifelong learning. Situated on over 250 acres of rolling, South Central Pennsylvania land this caring community is guided by a Church of the Brethren theme: “Continuing the work of Jesus Peacefully. Simply. Together.”
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August 13, 2013
Sterling Court is nestled on picturesque grounds in the charming community of Deltona, hospital you’ll love the coziness of our facilities and appreciate the convenience of being close to all the things that make life rich. We’re just minutes from shopping, discount healthcare, dining and the beautiful Florida beaches. If you’re in the mood to step out, visit destinations like Lake Helen, the Thursby Mansion, Blue Springs State Park, or enjoy all the attractions of Orlando. Our warm and dedicated live-in managers want to make your experience with us truly special, and you’ll wish you’d come home to Sterling Court sooner.
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August 9, 2013
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Bathed in the warm Florida sun, for sale Marion Woods is an inviting and friendly place to come home to. You’ll love all that Ocala has to offer, shop like Rainbow Springs, the Ocala Forest and the Silver River Museum. And if you’re a horse enthusiast, Ocala is the horse capital of the world. We’re also just a short drive from Gainesville and Orlando. You’ll be happy every day with your decision to join our family, and we look forward to meeting you.
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