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What Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

a nurse in a continuing care retirement community helps a resident in a wheelchair

Your needs change throughout your life, so finding the right senior community is important. Some communities specialize only in independent living, while others focus on senior assisted living or long-term care. While these senior living options may provide excellent care for those specific needs, what happens if you need a higher level of care down the road? Starting a new search for another senior living community can be cumbersome. But, with a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), you can receive the necessary long-term care services in Texas without relocating.

Finding the right continuing care retirement community is easy when choosing Buckner Retirement Services. Our communities throughout Texas boast a wide array of amenities in beautiful settings. Call us today at 214.227.7182 to discover which of our upscale communities is most suited to your senior living needs.

What Is a CCRC?

When you search for a senior living community, you may notice that they go by many different names and provide different types of care and services. As you sift through your choices, you can easily become overwhelmed by all the options.

If you or a loved one is struggling to find the right senior living option, you may want to consider a continuing care retirement community. A continuing care, or life care, retirement community offers a full continuum of care that adapts to your changing needs. Some levels of care you may find at a CCRC include:

Independent Living

An independent living community offers connection and community while still allowing residents to maintain most of their independence. Home and property maintenance are often taken care of by the community, making it easier to enjoy retirement.

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities offer special care and services for those who want extra help with everyday tasks. Medical services, personal assistance, and safety checks are some of the amenities available in assisted living.

Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing is a form of long-term care that provides comprehensive medical services and rehabilitation. Residents who need 24/7 nursing care, such as those with terminal illnesses or severe injuries, may find comfort and care in skilled nursing communities.

Long-Term Care

Long-term care is another form of care that offers extended, ongoing nursing services. These communities are ideal for residents who cannot be discharged from the hospital due to their condition but don’t require 24/7 care.

Memory Care

Memory care communities specialize in providing compassionate care and services for those with dementia and other cognitively impairing conditions.

One of the biggest appeals of choosing a CCRC is that if you start with independent living but need assistance with daily living tasks down the road, you can transition to the assisted living level without relocating.

Common Amenities at Continuing Care Retirement Communities

A life care retirement community will also typically offer an extensive list of amenities for you to enjoy, such as:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Transportation
  • Recreational activities
  • Educational classes
  • Beauty salon and barbershop
  • Dining room
  • Landscaped outdoor areas for walking or relaxing

CCRCs have become quite popular, and you may find a waitlist to get in. Starting your search as early as possible can help ensure access to your continuing care retirement community of choice.

What Are the Benefits of a CCRC?

Choosing a life care community for your retirement offers various benefits over other types of senior living communities, such as:

  • Optimal convenience – These communities take the guesswork of choosing the right senior living option. You do not have to consider which services you may need in the future that you currently do not need.
  • Stability and security – When you get comfortable in your community, you may not want to uproot if your needs change and you need a different level of care, such as memory care or respite care. With a continuing care retirement community, you can remain in the home you have come to love and still receive all your care.
  • Peace of mind – You and your family can relax knowing that all of your needs will be met, and there will be no need to search for another community in the future.

CCRCs provide somewhat of a one-stop shop when it comes to senior living. Many seniors feel that choosing a life care retirement community makes their decision less stressful, and they do not worry about making the wrong choice.

Call Buckner Retirement Services for Luxury Life Care Options

Buckner Retirement Services helps take the stress of choosing the right senior living option. Our life care communities offer you optimal comfort and enjoyment in beautifully landscaped environments. Call us today at 214.227.7182 or complete our online form to schedule a tour of our luxury life care retirement communities.