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Below are resources to help you evaluate continuing care retirement living options. (Open as PDF files unless otherwise indicated.)
CARF brochure - How to select a continuing care retirement community - PDF If you have decided that a CCRC is an option for yourself or a family member, here are examples of some things to keep in mind and questions to ask as you decide which CCRC is best for you.
Consumer guide to understanding financial performance and reporting in Continuing Care Retirement Communities - PDF This brochure is an in-depth consumer guide to understanding financial performance and reporting.
InvestigAge This online resource brings together current news and research findings across a broad range of topics of interest senior living providers, professionals, researchers, investors, developers, and other stakeholders. Free registration is required to access the website for scholarly research and industry practice in the field of aging services.
Searching for Security How to tell whether a continuing care community will be able to keep its financial promises. Article from Wall Street Journal Retirement Planning.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Weighing the Risks Weighing the financial risks of CCRCs. Article from Wall Street Journal Personal Finance.
Checking Out Continuing Care Communities What to look for when considering a continuing care retirement facility. Article from Wall Street Journal Real Estate.
Retirement Homes for Less Negotiating the cost of retirement living. Article from Wall Street Journal Personal Finance.
Beyond Long-Term Care Considering continuing-care retirement communities (CCRCs) as an alternative to long-term-care insurance. Article from Wall Street Journal Personal Finance.
Find retirement living. Click for a list of CCRCs.
Improving care transitions and reducing rehospitalizations will not be easy, but the Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) believes it is possible and a worthy strategy to improve quality of care and quality of life for older people and people with disabilities. The time is right for such an initiative.
LTQA supports person- and family-centered quality measurement and innovative best practices for long-term services.
Read LTQA's report, Innovative communities: Breaking down barriers for the good of consumers and their family caregivers (PDF).
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