Senior Citizen's Guide to Philadelphia and Suburbs Fall/Winter 2013 - page 19

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities
(CCRCs)
A continuing care retirement community is a gate
secured campus offering independent living, assisted
living, and nursing home care. It usually provides a
written contract between the resident and the com-
munity, which offers a continuum of housing, services,
and health care services, commonly all on one campus.
CCRC residents enjoy an independent lifestyle with the
knowledge that if they become sick or frail, their needs
will continue to be met. In general, residents are ex-
pected to move into the community while they are still
independent and able to take care of themselves.
Editorial provided by Department of Health and Human Services,
Administration on Aging,
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