What is a Continuing Care Community?

February 1, 2024 | Senior Living
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A Continuing Care Community (CCC) is a type of senior living community that offers various levels of care and services to residents as they age. Also known as life plan communities, CCCs allow older adults to age in place, meaning they can remain in the same community as (or should) their care needs change. This eliminates the need for multiple moves to different communities and allows residents to maintain a sense of stability and familiarity.

At Astral at Auburn, whether you’re searching for independent living, assisted living or memory care, you can rest assured that our senior care community in Auburn has you or someone you love covered. Our community’s hometown-feel and supportive staff is always ready to help you or a loved one reach a higher level of wellness without sacrificing your current needs or preferences. 

Below, our team highlights continuing care communities and the benefits they offer.

Advantages of Continuing Care 

Before we dive into what a continuing care community entails, it’s important to understand what a continuum of care is and what it means for a person’s senior living experience.

Consider the following questions for a minute:

  • What will happen if healthcare needs change in the future? 
  • What if you begin to need a helping hand with certain daily tasks, like grooming? 
  • What if your mobility needs suddenly change, and you’re no longer able to get around independently?

These questions might make a person think twice before jumping into an independent living community. After all, if a person is thinking about the potential need for extra care in the future, how can they be sure they’ll be able to receive that support in independent living?

That’s where a continuum of care can help. Residents can easily transition from independent living to assisted living without having to leave their home and community. This provides a sense of security and peace of mind for both residents and their families, knowing they can receive the care they need without having to uproot their lives.

Continuing care communities also offer a sense of community and belonging, providing opportunities for residents to build relationships with like-minded individuals and participate in various social activities. This can be especially beneficial for older adults who may feel isolated or lonely living on their own.

Another advantage of choosing a continuing care community is the financial stability it offers. Most communities require an entrance fee and monthly fees, but these costs are often lower than the cost of living in a nursing home or receiving at-home care services. Additionally, many continuing care communities offer long-term care insurance plans to help cover future healthcare expenses.

Levels of Care

CCCs offer a comprehensive and personalized approach to senior living, with a focus on providing quality care, convenient services, and a strong sense of community. A continuing care community will have three levels of care, although some communities offer four or five. These main three levels include:

One extra level of care offered in some continuing care communities is skilled nursing when a person requires services or medical care that must be conducted by licensed healthcare professionals. 

Another extra level is rehabilitation, which can help older adults recover from surgery or an injury in a long-term care community.

Continuing Senior Care in Auburn, Indiana

Astral at Auburn is proud to provide a continuum of senior care in Auburn, Indiana, and its surrounding areas. Our community provides independent living for those who want an elevated retirement experience, assisted living for individuals who want to maintain independence while receiving a helping hand and memory care and support to help people living with dementia find safety, comfort and wellness.

No matter what level of care you currently require, we’re committed to helping you live your days with purpose and engagement every step of the way. With maintenance-free living services and plenty of enriching amenities to discover, there’s something for everyone at Astral at Auburn!

We invite you to contact our senior living team today to learn more about our continuing care community and discover how you or a loved one could benefit from our services.

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