Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) offer persons 60 years of age or older a long term continuing care contract. As the name implies, CCRCs provide independent living units, residential care/assisted living services, and skilled nursing care, and usually for a resident’s lifetime. Many also provide memory care services. Most CCRCs require a substantial entrance fee (e.g., from a low of $100,000 to over one million dollars) to be paid by the applicant upon admission. There are different types of contracts available covering different services at different costs.

Click here for a list of CCRCs in California.

In California, all providers offering continuing care contracts must first obtain a certificate of authority and a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE) license. In addition, CCRCs that offer skilled nursing services must hold a Skilled Nursing Facility License issued by the Department of Health Services.

“It is with heartfelt gratitude to know your continuous support and trust. You, being an advocate to the elders in finding a place for them to call ‘home’ for the remaining years, is such a commitment to be proud of.” 

—Gina S. , (RCFE owner/administrator)