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Continuing Care Retirement Communities: A Gift to Your Children

Senior Living | 07/16/18


As we age, often our adult children become our primary caregivers. Yet in some circumstances, our children may not be able to help as much as they’d like. With careers, families and sometimes living several states away, it can be hard to count on family members to help take care of everyday household tasks and care needs. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) allow older adults to live independently, while adapting to individual needs as they age. Choosing to move to a CCRC may be one of the best decisions to make not only for yourself but your family.

How Will Life at a CCRC Impact My Family?

Peace of Mind

By having a care plan in place, parents can offer peace of mind to their children and relieve them of the guilt of not being able to help more. CCRCs offer maintenance-free living, allowing your loved ones to rest easy knowing everything you need will be taken care of. And, even though household tasks won’t be filling your time anymore, that doesn’t mean you’ll be left sitting on the couch. The active lifestyle options at CCRCs encourage social engagement and healthy living, improving quality of life and contributing to longer, more fulfilling lives. Up your golf game, take up a new hobby, or enjoy a relaxing walk with new friends, while everything you need is taken care of for you.

Along with offering all you need to continue living a fulfilling life, CCRCs are designed to assure a plan is in place should your care needs change. Having a plan will put your family members’ minds at ease, knowing you’ll have the care you need at every stage of your life.

Living Arrangements Made Easy

Gone are the days where family members live right down the street from each other, growing old in the same community they grew up in. Now, children grow up, go off to college, and often end up moving in search of a job or location that suits their lifestyle needs. CCRCs offer maintenance-free living and engaging social calendars for adults 62 years old and better, so you can continue to enjoy all life has to offer.

Many seniors are choosing to move to CCRCs near their children, making it easier for visiting and spending time with each other. Research shows that maintaining relationships as we age has many health benefits including a stronger immune system, a decrease in mental health issues, and a longer life expectancy. Stay close with your family and form new friendships through the active social calendars offered by CRCCs.

Financial Security for You and Your Loved Ones

With better health habits and routines, Americans are living longer than ever, and these longer lifespans come with additional expenses. The rising cost of aging in the U.S. has caused many seniors to look into CCRC Lifecare contract options, which allow them to secure the promise of lifelong care with predictable costs. Lifecare guarantees the care you need for as long as you need it at rates similar to what you would pay in independent living. In other words, your family can rest assured knowing you’ll get the high-quality care you need without wondering how they’ll pay for it.

Ensure Your Family’s Peace of Mind at The Oaks at Denville

Gain peace of mind for your future, and your family’s, at The Oaks at Denville. A location that truly has it all, our continuing care retirement community provides the vibrant lifestyle you seek, with a variety of comfortable living options. Even if your family isn’t near, they’ll hear in the sound of your voice that you’ve made the right choice for you – and them. Contact us for a tour or to learn more about available living options at The Oaks at Denville.