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What is the Difference Between a CCRC and a Nursing Home?

A group of senior friends enjoying their time as residents of a continuing care retirement community.

When it comes to senior housing, there are plenty of options to choose from. From living in your long-term home to 55+ communities and senior living opportunities – it can seem overwhelming at times. Two of the options you may come across are nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

When you first envision senior living, you may actually have an image in your head of a typical nursing home. Nursing homes are specifically catered to the higher healthcare needs of older adults. Staff at nursing home communities are focused on the medical care in a comfortable setting and sometimes offer activities to residents. While nursing homes certainly do a wonderful job of caring for seniors who are in need of medical care, there is sometimes a misconception between these services and other kinds of senior living.

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are senior living communities that offer so much more than what a stereotypical nursing home may look like. CCRCs, also called Life Plan communities, offer amenities and services for the active older adult now with a secure plan for the future. As a resident, you’ll experience a unique mix of housing, hospitality and healthcare all in one convenient location.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer All You Could Need in Your Retirement Years

Today’s CCRCs have something for every resident – you’ll find everything you need for an active, purposeful lifestyle.

Residents at The Oaks at Denville have their pick of floor plan options to call home, all of them updated, spacious and waiting for your personal touch. Beyond your apartment, you benefit from a range of services and amenities right outside your door that make life easier and more enjoyable, such as restaurant-style meals, weekly housekeeping and daily activities designed with your interests in mind.

CCRCs also include a wide range of senior living options, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Even if you’re choosing independent living now, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that any healthcare change will be met in a place that is comfortable.

Learn More about the Active CCRC Lifestyle at The Oaks at Denville

At The Oaks at Denville, your needs will be taken care of now and in the future. Residents Libby and Tom Vona share,

“The Oaks is all that was promised. Our apartment is beautiful; the food in the newly refurbished dining room is outstanding (you can also have it delivered to your apartment); and there are activities, social events, and classes to fulfill a multitude of tastes. You can be as busy as you like if that is your desire or you can just relax… In addition, you are surrounded by wonderful people, both those who live here and those who work here. There is a real sense of community that permeates The Oaks.”

Learn more about what your life would look like as a resident of The Oaks at Denville by contacting our team today. Or, see the community for yourself by scheduling your personal tour, either in-person or with an easy-to-use virtual appointment.

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