Understanding Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
Generations offers unique retirement communities with several different living options for residents. Retirement communities like ours have grown and evolved over the years so that we can help residents transition from one type of care to another more easily. Now we are able to offer independent living, assisted living, memory care and post-acute care all under one roof.
All Generations communities are different, with each location offering a combination of services. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living, memory care, or post-acute care, at least one of our locations has what you need.
What is continuing care?
Continuing care, sometimes also referred to as continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), refers to retirement communities that provide several different healthcare options for people who want to stay in one place throughout their late-life aging.
Continuing care retirement communities like ours offer several options.
- Assisted living is designed for residents who need help with daily activities but still want to maintain independence. Our residents enjoy complete freedom from tasks like housekeeping, laundry, transportation, cooking meals, apartment maintenance, etc., while maintaining — or gaining — the freedom to participate in activities that create a sense of purpose and belonging.
- Post-acute care ensures residents are in capable hands and on a steady path to rest, healing, and improved health. We provide short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term stays.
- Memory care provides exceptional care and support to meet the needs of residents who live with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other memory issues.
Any of these could be a standalone community, but continuing care combines several of them into one location.
What to look for in continuing care retirement communities?
If you or a family member are preparing to move to a retirement community, here are some things we recommend you look for:
- Friendly staff – The staff at CCRCs is perhaps the most crucial element because they are the people you’ll be interacting with the most. Generations is proud of our friendly, welcoming staff, who regularly receive five-star reviews.
- Convenient location – Is your new community where you want it to be, with proximity to family members and friends who wish to visit?
- Amenities – Continuing care retirement communities should offer amenities that enrich your life. Social activities, exciting events, delicious and healthy meals, and on-site housekeeping are just some of what to expect from the best CCRCs.
- Fellow residents – If you can, try to meet some current residents before choosing a new community. They will have first-hand accounts of what the community is like, and you might even make some new friends.
We’ve compiled a list of the most important questions to ask.