WHAT KIND OF PERSON SHOPS FOR A CCRC?

WHAT KIND OF PERSON SHOPS FOR A CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (CCRC)?

Everyone shopping for a CCRC has their reasons. Some are tired of the responsibility of keeping up their homes and yards. Others want more time to do the things that they enjoy, like golfing, traveling, visiting the children, without worrying about the security of their homes. Still others choose a CCRC for the social aspect. There are always people around and things to do if you choose to participate. Some people choose a CCRC for the health benefits available. They find security in the knowledge that if they get sick, there is help close by and they don't have to move off the property for the rest of their lives. If they are married, their spouse is in walking distance if one has to go to a higher level of care. Another reason some people choose to enter a CCRC is because they want to make the decision about where they will live as they age. Most see it as a chance to take a burden off of their children while securing their future.

So, what kind of person shops for a CCRC? Well, the answer is all kinds of people from all over, with different ethnic backgrounds and values shops for CCRCs. They are doctors, lawyers, school teachers, housewives, tradesman, professors, and artist. They are a very diverse group of people with a broad range of experiences. Some are young - in their sixties - while others may be in their nineties. They may be married, widowed, divorced or single.

However, there are a couple of things that most CCRC shoppers have in common. Today's shoppers are men and women who for whatever reason have decided to take an active part in their retirement. They are people willing and wanting to face difficult decisions about healthcare as well as guaranteeing themselves a high standard of independent living now. Most CCRC shoppers have taken the time to get the retirement facts they need to make sound decisions based on those facts. They are well-educated, financially secure individuals who offer much to the CCRC community in which they live.



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