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Where to Begin

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What is a CCRC?

CCRC stands for Continuing Care Retirement Community.

How is a CCRC different from other senior living communities?

Simply put, it’s a senior living community that provides multiple levels of care in one location.

Having access to more than one level of care comes down to one thing: certainty. When you live in a CCRC, you have the assurance that if your health needs require more attention, you won’t have to move far to receive it.

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Rental CCRC or Life Care CCRC?

CCRCs come in two varieties: rental and Life Care.

A rental CCRC operates on a monthly rental fee basis. You pay a monthly fee based on the level of care you receive.

A Life Care* CCRC charges a monthly fee, similar to the rental CCRC. However, Life Care residents also pay an upfront entry fee. At a Life Care CCRC you’ll find one very unique benefit you won’t find elsewhere.

*Life Care guarantee subject to the residency agreement.

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Benefits and Pricing

With a Life Care community, you’ve got two costs that may apply to you.

First is the upfront buy-in fee, which depends on factors such as your floor plan, services, and the Life Care community you choose. The buy-in fee makes the Life Care guarantee with Brookdale possible.*

The other cost is the monthly service fee, which can vary depending on the type of accommodations and level of care you need.

*The Life Care guarantee is subject to the terms and conditions of the Residency Contract.

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Next Steps

You might be thinking, “I’m not ready to move to a senior living community.”

If this is how you feel, you’ll probably fit right in. Most of our Life Care residents lead active and engaging lifestyles, and don’t have major health issues. If you’re healthy and able, then senior living might not sound like the right fit — unless you’re looking for a more rewarding retirement.

This is where the events, activities, and of course, the people come in — friends with whom you dine, entertain, laugh and share stories. In short, these people will become your neighbors and friends, and eventually, like family. Don’t believe us? Keep reading.

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