How to Get Retirement-Community Peace of Mind Without Moving
If you or your parents are healthy and wanting to stay in your own home as you age, here’s an option you may not have considered: joining a continuing-care retirement community “without walls.” We’ve mentioned them before, but now, The New Old Age has gone in-depth about these long-term care alternatives.
CCRCs without walls bring services to you, the post explains. You pay a high entry fee and a lower monthly one, and if you need more care down the road—say, in a nursing home—it’s covered or partly covered.
Programs vary, but all rely on care coordinators to get to know members, understand their living situations, keep an eye on their physical health, and handle problems that come up. …
To join, older people have to be healthy and functioning at a high level independently. If you’ve got any kind of serious chronic health condition, you probably won’t qualify.
Only a few CCRCs without walls are available right now, but more are in the works, according to the post. To find out whether your area has one, you can search for CCRCs in your area here and then ask whether they offer such a program.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.