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Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), also known as Life Care Communities
or Independent Living Communities, offer a secure and protected environment for
seniors, with access to medical and nursing services, should the need arise.
A CCRC is often a large campus that includes separate housing for those who live
independently, assisted living facilities that offer more support and nursing home
care for those who need more complex care and assistance. Residents can move from
one housing choice to another as their needs change.
Costs for living in a CCRC can be high; owners typically pay a monthly fee and often
a large entrance fee. There are a range of contract agreements, terms, entrance
fees and monthly service fees which are set by the individual CCRC and regulated
by the Maryland Department of Aging. Currently, there are 37 Continuing Care Retirement
Communities operating in Maryland.
The Maryland Department of Aging provides a comprehensive consumer information packet
for persons interested in learning more about these communities, the law and the
regulations. For more information about CCRCs, visit the Maryland Department of
Aging website at:
http://www.aging.maryland.gov/Pages/CCRC.aspx Consumers may use the mail
response form to request a Consumer packet. Using the link that follows will take
you to the form which you can fill out and submit online: http://www.aging.maryland.gov/Pages/Comment.aspx.
Information about the nursing home component of each CCRC offer can be found in
the Nursing Home Search Feature.
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