Scotia Village expects to begin relaxing some restrictions regarding visitation and is working to resume some of our pre-COVID operations. As we begin to relax these restrictions, we will continue to maintain stringent employee and visitor screenings. These precautions are in line with guidance from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, our local health department, other state and federal agencies. Our approach will be cautious and coordinated to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff
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When making a decision about moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), there are a lot of different factors to consider. It’s certainly vital to understand the financial implications and contract details, but there’s something else just as (or maybe even more) important to consider, and you won’t find all the answers in a brochure.
One of the most crucial factors to consider when selecting a CCRC is your happiness. Will you be happy living there on a day-to-day basis? Naturally, this applies to not only those considering a CCRC but also other types of retirement communities. However, choosing a CCRC is typically a bigger commitment — financially and otherwise — so it’s even more important to make sure your first choice is the right choice.
Here’s one real-world example: I had a person tell me that they had picked out what they thought was the perfect corner apartment at their chosen CCRC, but after moving in, they realized that the early-morning delivery trucks come right by their unit making loud noises and beeping sounds. This person shared that they wished they had visited the residence in the morning instead of just coming in the afternoon.
Most people who move to a CCRC are glad they made the choice they did, but there are examples of people who have had second thoughts about their decision either before or even after they have moved. In the post, I explain that there are ways to get out of a CCRC contract, though it can be costly depending upon when you change your mind.
But with the proper research, you can help ensure you’ll be happy in your new home and glad you made the choice you did.
So how can you really know if you will be happy in any particular CCRC? Here are a few details to consider as you make your CCRC decision.
Let’s suppose you love to garden. Is there still an opportunity to do that once you move to the CCRC? For example, are there available independent living residences that have yards or at least a community garden? What if you love to cook? Are the floorplans and kitchens set-up to accommodate cooking enthusiasts? Or maybe you are an animal lover. Is your beloved pet going to be permitted?
Yes, the more practical aspects of selecting a CCRC are important — like the cost, quality, amenities provided, financial viability of the community, availability of care services, etc. You want to be sure you understand exactly what you are getting when you sign that contract! But ultimately, this is a place where you will be living for years to come — it will be your home. Don’t settle for a place that doesn’t meet your needs when it comes to your long-term happiness.
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