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RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

CATEGORIZATION

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RETIREMENT COMMUNITY LINKS

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES



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RETIREMENT
COMMUNITY




A retirement community, or active adult community,
is a very broad, generic term that covers many
varieties of housing for retirees and seniors -
especially designed or geared for people who no
longer work, or restricted to those over a certain
age. It differs from a retirement home which is a
single building or small complex where no "common
areas" for socializing exist.

Many retirement communities are planned for that
purpose, and have special facilities catering to
the needs and wants of retirees, including extensive
amenities like clubhouses, swimming pools, arts and
crafts, boating, trails, golf courses, active adult
retail and on-site medical facilities.

Other facilities have no or very few common amenities.
An Age-restricted community generally requires at least
one household resident to be 55 plus years of age or
older (occasionally 50+ or 60+ years of age). Retirement
communities are often built in warm climates.




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CATEGORIZATION




One categorization of retirement communities:


ACTIVE communities

all residential units, no long-term healthcare
facilities - also known as "independent living
communities" such as Holiday Retirement which
has over three hundred communities across the US.



ACTIVE/SUPPORTIVE communities

a combination of residential and healthcare
facilities - also known as "continuing care
retirement communities" - CCRC.



SUPPORTIVE communities

all longterm healthcare units, like assisted
living facilities or nursing homes.




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CONTINUING
CARE
RETIREMENT
COMMUNITIES




At the time of writing (late 2010), the
term Continuing Care Retirement Community
is the primary term for a major part of
the retirement scene, in books, magazines,
accreditation and legislation, in parallel
with the categorization just presented.

A typical definition, from a New York Department
of Health website is "Continuing care retirement
communities (CCRCs) and fee-for-service continuing
care retirement communities (FFSCCRCs) are
residential alternatives for adults that offer,
under one contract, an independent living unit
(an apartment or cottage), residential amenities
and access to a continuum of long term care
services, as residents' health and social needs
change over time." The accrediting agency
CCRC/CARFuses the term CCRC with the
same meaning.



Retirement community
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retirement_community



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RETIREMENT
COMMUNITY
LINKS




55+ Communities
http://www.seniorhousingnet.com/care-types/55plus-communities.aspx

The Benefits Check Up
http://www.benefitscheckup.org/

Find Senior Housing
http://www.snapforseniors.com/

Find Senior Housing
http://www.seniorsforliving.com/

Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov/

A Place for Mom
http://www.aplaceformom.com/

The Retirement Living Information Center
http://www.retirementliving.com/

Senior Care Services
http://www.care.com/senior-care



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Senior Guidance.org
https://www.seniorguidance.org/

Senior Housing - HUD
http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/seniors/index.cfm

Senior Housing | Senior Living | Senior Apartments
http://www.seniorhousingnet.com/

Senior Living
http://www.livingsenior.com/

Senior Living
http://www.seniorliving.org/

Senior Outlook
http://www.senioroutlook.com/

Senior Resource Housing Choices for Seniors
http://www.seniorresource.com/house.htm

Sleep and Aging Senior Sleep Guide
https://www.tuck.com/sleep-aging/



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RETIREMENT
COMMUNITY
RESOURCES




Age-restricted community
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age-restricted_community

Eldercare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldercare

Nursing home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nursing_home

Veterans Health Administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Health_Administration



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