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What Is the Difference between CCRC and Nursing Home?

Senior friends enjoying a glass of wine at a continuing care retirement community.

What does your idea of a senior living community look like? If you think it’s a hospital-like nursing home, you couldn’t be farther from the truth. While nursing homes care wonderfully for those in need of medical care, there can often be confusion between nursing homes and other forms of senior living.

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offers an alternative option for older adults who want to keep living an active life now with a plan for more care in the future. These communities offer amenities, services and activities you don’t typically see in a “standard nursing home.”

A Continuing Care Retirement Community Offers Everything You Could Want to Live Out Your Retirement Years

The CCRCs of today provide opportunities for every resident. There are an expansive variety of services and amenities to help them thrive, even if their health care needs change. Here, you’ll find anything you could possibly need to live out your golden years with purpose.

At Monroe Village, you have your choice of an assortment of charming apartments which allow you to continue your independent lifestyle and make your space your own. And we provide an array of amenities within a short walk from your front door. Enjoy a bistro, restaurant-style dining options, a fitness center, a creative workshop and more right on our campus. A maintenance-free lifestyle also means you’re free to spend your time enjoying all of these amenities and activities instead of laboring over housekeeping and yardwork.

Your life is also made easier with our onsite, full-service clinic. You can see our team of medical professionals for something as simple as a blood pressure check to something more specific like an x-ray for a fractured bone.

Find a Vibrant Lifestyle with Monroe Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community

At Monroe Village, our all-inclusive offerings mean you have everything you could need right at your fingertips. We want you to live your best life, and the residents here say their experiences reflect that! Resident Shirley Friedlander tells us, “It’s a community within my community. I have all the comforts of home and services I never knew I would enjoy having: housekeeping every other week, maintenance-free living, staff to clean off my car this past winter. It’s been terrific.”

Another resident, Lucy Pietrofesa, said, “Living here gives you so much freedom and independence. Even if you don’t drive, you can do what you want without relying on anyone. You can paint, garden in the greenhouse, join a book club or discussion group – and that’s all without leaving the campus!”

If you’d like to learn more about what life looks like as a resident at Monroe Village, contact our team today.

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