Assisted living residences also may be called residential care facilities, adult congregate living facilities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), personal care homes, retirement homes for adults, or community residences. A unique transition from independent living without care, assisted living communities help seniors enjoy an improved quality of life with independence and care combined.
What do those abbreviations mean?
One of the more confusing aspects of senior living includes understanding the different options and the abbreviations that come along with different communities. This report is a simple guide to understanding what it all means and how to tell the difference between independent living, RCAC, CBRF, SNF, and much more!
How does a family choose the right community for a loved one?
According to the National Center for Assisted Living, assisted living is a long-term care alternative for seniors who need more assistance than is available in a retirement community, but who do not require the heavy medical and nursing care provided in a nursing facility.