What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

By / October 13, 2016 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Residential Living, Skilled Care , , ,

Prospective Residents and community members are invited to see firsthand all that Brethren Village offers at our Fall Open House Tour on Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration will be at Fieldcrest Building Entrance C, located by entering our campus at Fieldcrest Dr. and Rt. 501.

People in search of security and freedom during senior living find that continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) meet their needs with guaranteed lifetime housing and a wide selection of accommodations, services and activities.

The demand for CCRCs continues to increase and is expected to grow as baby boomers decide how to spend their retirement years. Not surprisingly, they want to take charge of this time in their lives, and aging in place while remaining independent and active is a priority for them.

CCRCs give seniors the opportunity to live in one location as they get older and to plan in advance for any future needs they may have for a long-term care facility. This gives them and their families peace of mind and lifts the responsibility of caregiving that might fall to their adult children.

A tiered approach to senior living

CCRCs offer a tiered approach to retirement living options, allowing individuals to start with independent living and move to personal care or skilled care as needed.

Personal care is for older persons who require assistance with daily activities like dressing, bathing, grooming and medication management. Those in need of daily health care provided by nursing staff can receive skilled care services, those often associated with nursing homes.

At Brethren Village, most new Residents are healthy and settle into independent living cottages or apartments where they have the flexibility to come and go, without the headaches of house maintenance. That’s a major appeal of independent living at a retirement home. As one couple noted upon deciding to move to Brethren Village, “It feels like home here.”

If the health care needs of Residents in independent living should change, they and their families can work with our supportive care staff to easily make the transition to personal or skilled care. Brethren Village also provides a memory support neighborhood, managed by compassionate, specially-trained staff, for those struggling with dementia. And for those who wish to remain fairly independent in their own homes, but require assistance with transportation or personal activities, Brethren Village offers a home care service.

Regardless of lifestyle option or level of care, all Residents have access to The Rehabilitation Center at Brethren Village, where, if needed, they can receive physical, occupational or speech therapy tailored to their specific health care needs to improve their quality of life.

A wide array of services and amenities

In addition to health care and rehabilitation services, all Residents of Brethren Village can choose from several meal plans, opt in for housekeeping services and avail themselves of off-campus transportation. The full range of amenities at Brethren Village, offering both convenience and personal interaction, includes restaurants, banks, stores, library, and hair and beauty care. For those interested in physical conditioning, our community offers exercise classes, fitness centers and aquatics programs to help them keep or get in shape.

Exercise at Brethren Village, however, isn’t confined to indoors. As you drive or stroll through Brethren Village’s lovely and serene 153-acre campus, you are likely to see Residents outdoors, walking, biking or gardening.

We hope you have learned a bit about CCRCs and, more specifically, Brethren Village. If you are contemplating a move to a senior living community, we invite you to visit our campus near Lititz, PA, and see up close what we can offer you or your loved one. We would love to show you around. Please contact us to request information or schedule a tour.

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Scott Wissler / VP of Marketing

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