Written by Brad Breeding
“It’s the best gift my parents could have possibly given us at this stage of life.”
Comments like this are common among adult children whose parents live in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), sometimes referred to as Life Plan Communities.
Research reveals that family members who care for an aging loved one often experience clinically significant signs of depression, have less time available to spend with friends and other family members, and sacrifice financially by taking time away from their careers or retiring early.
It’s no wonder then that those whose parents are happily living in a continuing care retirement community consider it a gift. A study of 3,700 family members of CCRC residents revealed that 93% feel that the CCRC is providing good services to their loved ones and 77% would be likely or very likely to consider a CCRC for themselves in the future.
Cited as the most important features of the community were transportation services, availability of a fitness center, housekeeping services, walking or biking paths, emergency call systems, and the availability of assisting living and healthcare services.
Of course, whether you are considering a CCRC for yourself or a loved one, finding the right fit requires doing proper research and due diligence. Contract details and pricing can vary dramatically from one provider to another. It is important to be sure you that the community you are considering is a good match for your lifestyle, finances, and cultural preferences, and that it is well-managed, both operationally and financially.
Falcons Landing residents can live with the assurance of a continuum of care within a community of other like-minded government and military officials. Though each come to Falcons Landing's independent living for a variety of reasons, many times residents join our family because they wanted to relieve their children, spouses, and loved ones of any future burdens about health care.
We welcome you to schedule a private tour with us by contacting us today.