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What is the Difference Between CCRC and a Nursing Home?

Planning for the Future | 09/24/20


Residents of a continuing care retirement community enjoying their time on the beach together.

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

A nursing home is a place where staff provides medical care in a comfortable environment, and activities are sometimes offered within the community. “Nursing homes” focus more on the higher healthcare needs of senior adults. 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), for example, are senior living communities that go above and beyond providing medical care and offer so much more than what that typical “nursing home” may look like. A CCRC is a retirement community option that perfectly combines an independent lifestyle, hospitality and access to all levels of healthcare all in one convenient location.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer All You Need to Enjoy Your Retirement Years

Today’s CCRCs have something for every resident – a wide array of life-enriching amenities and services designed to help residents thrive, along with knowledge of the fact that any health needs will be met. You’ll find everything you need for an active, purposeful lifestyle.

Residents at The Moorings at Lewes 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 offer a wide variety of levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and more. The great thing about this type of senior living is that all levels of care are offered to each of the residents – each resident is able to create an individualized health plan that changes as they age.

At a CCRC, your needs will be taken care of now and in the future.

Experience the CCRC Lifestyle at The Moorings at Lewes

Choosing a CCRC means more time, more freedom and more opportunities. The residents at The Moorings at Lewes are thankful to have found a community in their retirement years that offers all the services they need alongside the comforts of home. Resident Ron Gerber shares,

“By making the decision to move to a full-service retirement community early, you have choices. If you wait too long to make a move, the choices may not be available. You are actually exercising your independence by making the decision to be here. We didn’t come here out of necessity; it was our choice. Being here provides a sense of security and we had that security as soon as we moved in.”

Want to learn more about what your life could look like as a resident of our community? Contact our team today to learn more. Or, schedule your personal tour, either at the community or with an easy-to-use virtual appointment.