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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : Ian Morrison
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Here is the first detailed study of the economic, social, and administrative implications for the establishment of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). Leaders in the field of optional living arrangements for the elderly examine models of continuing care retirement communities throughout the United States. A wide range of sometimes conflicting views are vigorously discussed--by proponents of continuing care communities as well as by representatives from states that do not allow the existence of such institutions. Other intensely debated topics include existing and recommended financial and legal regulations of the industry; legal, financial, and ethical implications of continuing care communities; and a sociohistorical overview of the concept of continuing care.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : Sylvia Sherwood
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A continuing-care retirement community (CCRC)or life-care communityis a residence and nursing care option designed to respond to the needs of elderly persons as they need more supportive services over time. Although CCRCs have been in existence for some time, little longitudinal research has been conducted on these facilities. In Continuing-Care Retirement Communities the authors present a multifaceted portrait of CCRCs since the mid-1980s. With a review of community organizational and economic status and interviews of over 2,000 CCRC residents, the study examines resident profiles, resident satisfaction, differences among the communities, and controlled comparisons with elderly people in other settings. The book also analyses and integrates the findings as a whole, deriving implications for policy, planning, and future research. This documentation of the quality of life for CCRC members will be of use to gerontologists, educators, researchers, health policy and finance professionals, CCRC managers, and federal and state regulatory agencies. "In the growing field of continuing-care retirement communities this is a groundbreaking and significant publicationa mini encyclopedia of what is now known about life care communities with all their variation. This is an invaluable resource for planning future development and internal programming and for gaining a better understanding of the reach of social research which tries to probe not only the readily popular statistics, but the less traceable dimensions of human behaviors and choice taking as more and more citizens begin to consider how to plan for their aging years." -- Robert Morris, Gerontology Institute, University ofMassachusetts

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : Howard E. Winklevoss
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities. First published in 1984. "Today there are about 275 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the United States where some 90,000 elderly people (average age about 80) live independently in their own apartments but have the opportunity for eating together, group recreation, and other activities that comes from being part of an organized community. Most important, in addition to having immediately available a variety of health and social services which they can call on according to their desires and needs, the residents have a virtual guarantee that they will be adequately taken care of no matter what happens to their health. The fear of someday being a burden on relatives or friends or of finding oneself helpless among uncaring strangers is effectively removed. It is this health care guarantee that principally distinguishes CCRCs from other retirement communities. CCRCs provide insurance against the cost of long-term care, and supplement coverage of acute health care costs paid for largely by Medicare and private insurance. Their unique feature is that they provide this otherwise unobtainable full insurance in combination with independent living arrangements that the resident can enjoy as long as health permits. CCRCs are intended to be fully self-supporting, and therein lies the origin of this book. The study is the first detailed analysis of the actuarial, financial, and legal issues involved in keeping existing CCRCs financially sound and providing for the formation of new communities in ways that protect the rights of residents while assuring the perpetuation of the community. CCRCs provide essentially a new form of insurance, but until now this type of insurance has not been subjected to rigorous examination. It is fortunate that such an examination has begun, and it is to be hoped that this book will be followed quickly by other work in the field. The members of the Advisory Committee who worked closely with the research team believe that the CCRC field may be on the threshold of a major expansion, principally because for the first time large numbers of older Americans will be able to meet the cost. The financing method combines a sizable entrance fee (average $35,000 single and $39,000 couple at the time of the study) with a monthly payment which is adjusted from time to time for inflation and occasionally other factors (average $600 single and $850 couple). About 70 percent of older people now own their homes, and in many cases they have enough equity in those homes to meet the required entrance fees. And inflation-proof Social Security plus some additional income from private pensions and investments can form a basis for meeting the monthly fee for many older people, although undoubtedly considerably less than a majority. It is true that many who can afford CCRCs will nevertheless prefer other retirement arrangements, but for a considerable number the full health insurance, including long-term care, combined with independent living in a community setting will make CCRCs attractive. On behalf of the other 12 members of the Advisory Committee, I wish to commend the research team-Howard E. Winklevoss, Ph.D., project director; Alwyn V. Powell, MAAA; David L. Cohen, Esq.; Ann Trueblood-Raper; and Amy R. Karash-for their efforts to address the comments and suggestions of the Advisory Committee throughout the past 18 months and for diligently pursuing the research which has produced this book. We also wish to thank Dr. Dan M. McGill, who served the study as consultant to the research team and as chairman of the Wharton School Insurance Department and the Pension Research Council. It is our hope that the book will be useful to public policymakers, to corporations and foundations with an interest in older people and their health, to the financial community, and to potential sponsors of CCRCs."

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : Bernice Hunt
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Learn from the inside out, all about Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Bernice Hunt, M.S., with her husband, moved to one a few years ago and her book tells you everything you need to know about the retirement life style that gives you security even if your health fails. Learn what CCRCs are, how they work, how to find the best ones, what to look for, what kind of contract is best for you. Enjoy the detailed and often amusing journey the Hunts took in their quest for the perfect way to spend their retirement years.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : Robin Tetlow
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In 1999, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation opened the UK's first continuing care retirement community in New Earswick, York. Further retirement communities have followed and whilst such schemes have a number of obvious benefits, difficulties frequently arise with the planning applications; for example, concerning Use Class classification (C2 or C3), locational sustainability and Green Belt/open countryside policies. This is a comprehensive manual; providing information on continuing care retirement communities to enable planners to have a better understanding of their characteristics and including guidelines to encourage the development of such schemes. Published with support from the Planning Officers Society, the guide will be a valuable resource for planners and others working in local authorities, housing associations, retirement housing development and care provision. It will also be of value to councillors and others with an interest in these matters.

The Continuing Care Retirement Community

Author : American Association of Homes for the Aging
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities CCRCs

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Connecticut A Directory

Author : Robert M. Keller
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This publication contains data from 17 Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) in Connecticut. Data includes, for each CCRC facility: '¢ Name, Address, Web Page and Email Address '¢ Average, Minimum and Maximum Entrance Fees, Low, Medium or High Price, For Single or Double Occupancy '¢ Average Monthly Fees, Low, Medium or High Price, For Single and Double Occupancy '¢ Average Refunds and Discounts, For Reduced Refunds or FFS Health Care '¢ Provisions for Assisted Living, Nursing Care or Fee-For-Service Health Care '¢ Organization: Church/Faith Based, Not-For-Profit, For Profit, Cooperative '¢ Amenities: Wellness Clinics, Exercise Rooms, Swimming Pool/Hot Tub '¢ Provider: Self or External '¢ State Registration or CCAC Accreditation

Is a Connecticut Continuing Care Retirement Community Right for You

Author : Connecticut Continuing Care Residents Association
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The Continuing Care Retirement Community

Author : Deborah A. Cloud
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Senior Living Communities

Author : Benjamin W. Pearce
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The demand for residential communities for seniors rises as the U.S. population continues to age. This growth means that new administrators and staff members often are learning by trial and error the complicated task of delivering high-quality and consistent services to elderly persons. While many new facilities have been successful, others have been plagued by a variety of administrative and financial difficulties. Senior Living Communities remains the definitive guide to managing these facilities. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition, Benjamin W. Pearce offers a wealth of sound advice and practical solutions. He discusses resident relations, operating methods, staffing ratios, department management, cost containment, sales and marketing strategies, techniques of financial analysis, budgeting, and human resources. New chapters address issues particular to dementia care and architecture, and the appendix contains a department-by-department audit of senior living operations. From the front lines to the boardroom, this book should be a part of every decision-making process for improving and maintaining assisted living, congregate, and continuing care retirement communities.

Life Care Communities

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : New York (State). Life Care Community Council
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : American Association of Homes for the Aging
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Guidelines for Regulation of Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : American Association of Homes for the Aging
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : Virginia Traweek
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Place Attachment and Social Support at Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : Shiho Sugihara
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The Financial and Estate Planner s Guide to Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Author : Virginia Traweek
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Continuing care retirement communities (called "CCRCs" by industry insiders) are retirement communities that offer multiple living options (independent living, assisted living, and nursing). In exchange for an entrance fee and ongoing monthly fees, CCRC's agree to care for residents for the rest of their lives. Written by a former senior housing consultant, "The Financial & Estate Planner's Guide to Continuing Care Retirement Communities" is a planner's overview of the popular senior housing product. The book shows you: - What services are offered for seniors - How to find communities in your area - How to conduct online searches for community information - How to read resident contracts and community disclosure statements - How to value CCRC contracts and analyze benefits - Why some communities go bankrupt - Some warning signs for potential residents of CCRCs The book also includes several sample pages for client planning sessions and an introduction to the Microsoft Excel formulas used to create the book's analyses. Your client deserves the best advice when choosing his/her retirement community. "The Financial & Estate Planner's Guide to Continuing Care Retirement Communities" will walk you through the entire process in simple, easy-to-understand language! Note: There is significant overlap between this book and "Continuing Care Retirement Communities: An Insider Tells All." If you prefer a less technical explanation of senior housing, you might select this edition instead.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Massachusetts A Directory

Author : Robert M. Keller
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Information on Price and Monthly Fees, Asset Preservation and Long-Term-Care Coverage. Average, Minimum and Maximum Entrance Fees, Single or Double Occupancy, Average Monthly Fees, Single or Double Occupancy, Refunds and Discounts, where offered, Faith-Based, Non-Profit, For-Profit, Cooperative, Long-Term-Care Options, State Registration and Accreditation. 24 facilities in Massachusetts. 42 pp.

Retirement Communities 101

Author : Dana Cornwell Bodney
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Selecting a retirement community can be overwhelming and understanding the plans at a CCRC can be difficult. This book explains the differences between communities and which plan can be right for you. There are questions to ask in the workbook portion of the book ,when you visit each community. The road to peace of mind is easier with this book in hand.