If you have a loved one who can live on his or her own but requires frequent medical assistance, you may want to consider helping him or her move into a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC. This type of facility allows seniors to live independently and take care of their own needs but there is medical help nearby when it is needed. Here is some other information that you need to know about CCRCs.
Structure of CCRCs
Most continuing care retirement communities are on campuses that house several buildings. Along with the residents’ homes, a campus consists of buildings for health services support, which are usually a skilled nursing care facility and assisted living apartments, and social and recreational facilities. This type of community independent living in Long Island, NY may be appropriate for someone who may have a deteriorating medical condition.
Types of Housing
These community independent living facilities offer either apartments or small houses for their residents. If your loved one wants more social engagement or you feel that he or she needs someone to keep an eye on him or her, then an apartment may be the best option. However, the small houses or cottages are great for those seeking more privacy.
Types of Services
CCRCs are truly communities unto themselves as they offer a wide variety of services. Residents can receive housekeeping assistance and laundry services and they can choose from meal plans offering one to three meals per day plus snacks if they don’t want to cook for themselves.
There are wellness centers, workout facilities, libraries, barbers and beauty shops, craft rooms, scheduled activities, and transportation available. Oasis Senior Advisors – North Shore of Long Island can help you find CCRCs near where you live.
Along with social and recreational opportunities, community independent living campuses offer a wide variety of medical services to help loved ones stay healthy and active. You can also like them on Facebook for more information.
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