Life Plan Communities provide a continuum of housing and health services at every level of need for older adults. Formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), these housing developments offer residents a tiered approach to addressing health care needs from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing on the same campus.
Residents enter into a contractual agreement with the Life Plan Community and pay a substantial entry fee as well as monthly fees. Independent housing units may include apartments, townhouses, condominiums or freestanding homes and may range in size from studios to three-bedroom homes.
There are three types of contracts:
- Life Care: Unlimited assisted living, medical treatment, and skilled nursing care.
- Modified: Services are provided for a determined length of time.
- Fee-for-Service: Assisted living and skilled nursing are paid for at market rate.
Life Plan Communities are not licensed by the state of Connecticut, but certain parts, such as nursing homes and assisted living services, are licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.