Why to consider a continuing care retirement community?
Why consider a continuing-care retirement community (CCRC) for yourself or a family member? CCRCs offer welcoming, supportive environments, along with a variety of lifestyle options and enrichment programs to meet a diverse array of needs.
What are some of the primary benefits you can expect if you make the decision to move to a CCRC?
Personalized Care When You Need It
CCRCs offer several levels of living — accompanied by complementary services, amenities and accommodations — to serve residents throughout the full continuum of care.
If you enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle and can benefit from services and amenities to make life more enjoyable and convenient, independent living may be the right choice. Free of chores like yard work and home maintenance, independent living residents have ample time to pursue their passions.
When you choose a CCRC, in addition to independent living options you gain peace of mind knowing that care is available if and when you need it. CCRCs may include the following levels of living:
- Assisted Living residents can receive help from trained professionals with activities of daily living, including taking medications, bathing and dressing, while also enjoying a rich program of inspiring social and intellectual experiences.
- Memory Care provides supportive, enriching care options for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss, in addition to stimulating and fun programs.
- Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation offers nursing and rehabilitative care from trained medical professionals, including registered nurses, nursing assistants and physical, occupational and speech therapists.
By choosing a CCRC, residents gain peace of mind that as their health changes, they can continue to thrive — generally without the need to move to a different community.
The Convenience of Services and Amenities
Throughout the continuum of care, residents benefit from a wide array of first-class services and amenities. These include fine dining, housekeeping and linen services, interior and exterior maintenance, scheduled transportation to appointments, wellness services, and 24-hour security.
In addition, residents enjoy a variety of amenities, including libraries, recreation and card rooms, formal and casual dining rooms, fitness centers, gift shops, classrooms and meeting spaces, and beauty and barber shops.
At each level of living in a CCRC, services and amenities are customized to meet a variety of lifestyle and health needs.
An Enriching Lifestyle
CCRCs offer a seemingly limitless array of stimulating programming and experiences to allow residents to pursue their interests and enhance their intellectual, social and cultural wellness. In independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing, a variety of programs, events, hobbies and groups appeal to individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Residents in CCRCs enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle; chores like lawn care and cooking are no longer a concern. Instead, residents are free to spend their days participating in a full calendar of entertaining and enriching experiences, enjoying luxurious amenities, and focusing on their own happiness.
With personalized levels of care as health needs change, intellectually stimulating programming, and convenient services and amenities, CCRCs offer a wide array of benefits.
Edgehill in Stamford, Connecticut is a Type-A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offering an incomparable living experience for discerning seniors.