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Life gets better in CCRCs - Did you know?

By Charles Hopkins Published 08/8/2006 | Social Issues

Retirement equals to rejection? Who said? It is completely wrong to think so. There is a better world exclusively meant for you when you retire from constrictions, rules, decorum and burdens. Dont you feel you are actually free on the day you retire from a company? So why dont you cherish on that freedom with Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

As the name suggest, a CCRC is a body that looks after and takes care of the retired people and senior citizens. Such a community builds up its own campus and develops a premise with different services easily available to the residents living over there. Mind it! You actually become a resident and thats your home, not just a dwelling place where you have come after being rejected by your family. You have rather opted for it.

CCRC comprises of grand services on nursing, caring, feeding, medical treatments etc along with proper housing and dwelling support. Food and shelter hold the primary sector of services in a CCRC. It acts to coordinate proper nutrition and better health for its residents. And the facilities a CCRC will provide is till the end of your life.

Though every thing is not free of cost for those who stay there, but still a CCRC is a non government and non profitable organization. Its main idea is charity and many a time it is connected with religious institutions and missionaries. Those of you really seek the assistance of a CCRC; you must know that at an entry level you have to pay an amount of something around 35000 for a single studio apartment. For a bigger space like a house with double bedroom, you may be charged something close to 450000. And then you pay a monthly rent accordingly. That can be even less than 1400 or so.

Life gets a better treatment from the CCRCs authorities. They look after you with personal care and all your medical support comes in charity from different Medicare units. If anyone is critically ill immediate medical assistance and even hospital facility is provided. Assistance for elderly people even in doing their regular chores like bathing, eating are also given.

How many residents can stay in a CCRC at a time? This depends on the organization sponsoring for it. It is at least a facility that can cater three hundred residents at a time. In most CCRC, the number exceeds this.

How does a CCRC make your life jovial apart fro keeping you healthy and fit? Socialization is a very big part of a CCRCs code of conduct. It organizes programs of entertainment for its residents. Sometimes facilities like joggers park, garden area are within the premises of a CCRC. And as a resident of it you are involved in its maintenance. This on the other hand increases your mobility and your confidence to work at this stage of life. You dont lament on being lonesome because you are always circled by people.

The Continuing Care Retirement Communities build a committed support in assisting a physical and mental welfare for its residents. A patient of chronic heart disorder can get best treatment over here. In the same way if you are suffering from hypertension, you can get a relaxed environment and personal care to let you out of it. Medicines sometimes fail if provided to you without that affection.

It might make you wonder but do you know that more than 350000 elderly people live in different Continuing Care Retirement Communities in America which count around 1200? So you too can be a part of it after retirement. Dont feel dejected! They will surely welcome you with warmth and care.