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About Retirement Communities

John Furnem

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Retirement communities are communities made up of people who are nearing or have already reached retirement age living in private residences or accommodation and enjoy either independent or assisted living depending on their preferences. The primary advantage of living in a retirement community is having instant access to a community that’s specifically designed and established to provide attractive lifestyles for its residents.

The Difference about Life Care and Continuing Care Retirement Communities - The difference between the two types of retirement communities can be easily distinguished by spelling out what life care retirement communities must consist of, or at least according to the state of California:

A life care retirement community must provide healthcare to its residents up until the end and no matter what type of disease or disorder he or she is suffering from. A retirement community who wants to provide its residents with good service should also provide lifetime basic benefits – and that means food and shelter – to its residents even when they have already and completely consumed their financial and non-financial resources. Nursing facilities should also be a part of the retirement community services, for its residents and which must be located within the community. A life care retirement community must never withdraw the residential properties they have allocated for their residents.

Benefits of Living in Retirement Communities

Instant and Efficient Healthcare – One of the most important guarantees that retirement communities can provide is instant healthcare for its residents. Also, when you join a retirement community, your medical history will be immediately processed by the community organizers. Thus, in the event that you get involved in a medical emergency, physicians assigned to your case will have a good idea of what has happened to you based on your medical history.

Communal Aspect of Living – There will be certain parts of your life which will require you to adopt a communal lifestyle. Some retirement communities, for instance, provide food in a public dining room. As such, you’ll have to join other residents of the community during mealtimes.

Retirement is something that we all face, some in a few years and some in a little more, but we all know that we will need to start thinking about A Retirement Plan , it is always better to know what you face well before you get to the situation and this is especially true for retirement planning. Learn more about Retirement at


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