Senior Citizen's Guide to PIttsburgh 2014 Vol. 1 Winter/Spring - page 28

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Say You Saw It in the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Pittsburgh
Housing
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Article
Have you ever asked yourself these questions? Or thought
about them for a parent or loved one?
• Could I stay independent longer if all my living
space were on one floor?
• Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to worry about
lawn care or snow removal?
• My family are scattered across the country. Maybe
if I didn’t have such a large house to take care of I
would have more time to visit them?
• What if I experienced some sort of traumatic acci-
dent, how would I ever begin to choose a nursing
home to go to if I required that service?
• Could I remain independent longer if I had a
shower with a molded seat and grab bars instead
of trying to step into and out of my tub?
• I don’t want my family to have to worry about me.
What can I do now to ensure that they will not
bear this burden?
Many of the individuals and families I talk to are look-
ing for the peace of mind that a continuing care retire-
ment community can provide.
What is a CCRC?
According to
a Continuing Care
Retirement Community, or CCRC, is a residential com-
munity for the remainder of one’s life, with a choice of
services and living situations. Seniors can move be-
Choosing a CCRC
(Continuing Care Retirement Community)
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