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Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By: IRC Blog

What is a continuing care retirement community?

Retirement today is a very different concept from what it was a generation or two ago. Retirement used to be thought of as a time to relax and take it easy, but now, it’s often viewed as a new beginning. Retirees are younger, healthier and sharper than ever, and retirement is about keeping busy, staying active and living life on your own terms. People are living longer than they did in your grandparents’ day—a fact that has driven huge changes in retirees’ expectations and needs.

Today’s retirees have more choices when it comes to retirement living, and many are looking for a place where they can live in gracious, comfortable, safe and secure surroundings, make new friends, stay healthy and fit, explore new ideas, participate in a variety of artistic, educational and cultural activities, discover new passions and even continue to work or start new businesses. At Ingleside at Rock Creek, we call it engaged living. 

Many people find that Continuing Care Retirement Communities, also known as CCRCs or Life Plan Communities, are well suited to their retirement living expectations. A Continuing Care Retirement Community is a tiered approach to retirement living, offering independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Residents can remain as active as possible and maintain the social connections and intellectual stimulation that are so vital to well-being and happiness all while having health services on site. 

As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Ingleside at Rock Creek provides access to all of the programs and amenities you could desire, plus assisted living and the security of five star-rated health services including rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care should your needs change as you grow older.

 As a member of Ingleside at Rock Creek, you can choose your perfect residence from a menu of spacious, well-designed, one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments. If you require some help with daily functions now or in the future, you can choose to move to an assisted living suite, where trained, experienced and compassionate staff assists you. If you have short-term medical challenges or chronic conditions that need more medical intervention and monitoring, Ingleside at Rock Creek’s highly rated and accredited skilled nursing program provides around-the-clock care. Having these services available to you as your needs change enables you to “age in place,” maintain your relationships and friendships, and continue to participate in life-enriching activities. 

As a modern retiree, you demand much more from your retirement years. You want to continue an active, engaged lifestyle and live as independently as possible for as long as possible. At Ingleside at Rock Creek, you’ll find everything you need, from restaurant-style dining options to well-equipped fitness facilities and programs, classes, lectures and social gatherings on campus and trips to nearby venues. 

More and more, the term Continuing Care Retirement Community is being supplanted by the term Life Plan Community. That’s fitting, because it better describes how the retirement years really are a time for reinventing your life. Today’s retirees want to get the most out of every minute. Ingleside at Rock Creek encourages participation and engagement by providing multiple opportunities to grow, learn and maintain excellent health, along with the peace of mind of knowing that your future needs will be met. 

As retirement changes, Ingleside at Rock Creek is planning for the future. Our upcoming Creekside addition will offer even more choices for discerning people 62 or better who want sophisticated and elegant independent living residences and top-notch services and amenities. Besides additional residences in two mid-rise buildings on our lovely campus, an innovative Center for Healthy Living will offer a day spa, bistro, classrooms and spaces for meditation and other activities. A separate, four-story Health Services Center will house medical services, assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation and long-term care. Reservations are being accepted now for residences in this outstanding addition, which is projected to open in late 2019 or early 2020. 

If you would like to learn more about this unique retirement community, please call us at 202-407-9672, plan on joining us for one of our upcoming special events, or request more information here.

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