The Advantages of Living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

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If you and your loved one have started to discuss moving into a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), we understand that there may be some reluctance and hesitation. Moving can be a very stressful experience and sometimes older adults feel resistant to making big changes. Especially, a big change like moving out of their home and into a new environment. However, when seniors can no longer live safely alone, it’s time to consider a new option that still promotes their independence. 

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is an excellent option for NJ seniors entering assisted living. These communities offer levels of care based on your loved one’s health and independence. There are many advantages of living in a CCRC, including:

  • CCRCs offer similar amenities to assisted living communities, plus the necessary daily care services that residents need. Amenities like a beauty salon, on-site pharmacy, fitness center, game and activity room, and scheduled social events are available to all residents of CCRCs. Residents enjoy the community feel while receiving the medical care they need. 
  • There’s no need to uproot your loved one if a major medical issue arises. Continuing Care means exactly that: your loved one can remain in their community even if the status of their health changes. Moving, especially for older adults with medical needs, can be very disruptive and frustrating. You don’t want to take your loved one out of a familiar, enjoyable environment simply because they require more medical care. 
  • CCRCs accommodate all different levels of independence. Many seniors are reluctant to move into an assisted living community because they fear it indicates a loss of their independence. When you and your loved one visit a CCRC, however, you’ll notice it feels more like an apartment complex than an assisted living community. As your loved one’s ability to be independent changes, the specialized care team at their CCRC will step in without any major changes or disruptions to their routine.
  • You won’t have to break any contracts if your loved one needs to relocate. Injuries and other health issues can mean an immediate change in the care services your loved one requires, and if you’re locked into a rental contract it can be expensive to break it. Plus, being able to keep your loved one in a familiar environment gives your whole family much-needed peace of mind.

Continuing Care Retirement Community in Sussex County New Jersey

The spectrum of services offered at most CCRCs is diverse, including memory care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, speech-language therapy, and more. Assisted living wings are also a part of many CCRCs. When older adults transition into this phase of their lives, they often find a new sense of independence as they’re able to explore new hobbies and interests, make new friends, and manage their own daily activities – as they choose. 

Bristol Glen, our Continued Care Retirement Community in Sussex County, New Jersey, is ideal for older adults of all abilities. The Bristol Glen lifestyle enables residents to maintain their independence for as long as possible, while also offering on-site care services that adhere to all medical needs. 

For more information about CCRC living at UMC at Bristol Glen, please contact our team today. Discover why so many people in Sussex County New Jersey choose us when it’s time to move a loved one into a CCRC. 

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