What is a “Continuum of Care”?

If you have been looking at various senior living options, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities), you have likely heard or seen the term “continuum of care” used. It’s an important concept when it comes to the variety of services provided by retirement communities, but I find it is also a term that is unclear to many prospective residents. So, let’s dig in and answer the commonly asked question: What is a “continuum of care”? Continue reading

Meeting Seniors Where They Are on Their CCRC Journey

A few years ago, I approached my pastor about a challenge I was facing as an adult Sunday school teacher: I was struggling with reconciling the various views and opinions that were voiced each week among members of my class. My pastor told me something I’ll always remember: “The most important thing,” he said, “is to meet them where they are in their journey.” Continue reading