CCRC: What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Over the past decade, Georgia has seen an increase in Continuing Care Retirement Communities commonly referred to as CCRC’s. A CCRC in its simplest definitation is a retirement community offering Independent, Assisted Living, Nursing Home and possibly a secure Alzheimer’s care unit. Individuals moving into a Continuing Care Retirement Community move into a setting where in essence they may live in some level of care at the community in which they live for the remainder of their lives.

More and more, this concept of continuing care retirement communities is gaining acceptance with those individuals who have the financial means to pay the entrance fee which can run from $80.000 up to $300.000 depending on the community and the services and amenities offered. Those who choose this lifestyle feel a measure of comfort that what ever health care issue they may run into, the continuing care community can care for their needs and thereby eliminate the concern of needing to locate a different provider of health care and residential services at a time when attending to one’s health care issues can be of primary concern.