Continuing Care Retirement Communities, also known as CCRCs or continuing care, offer residents the ability to ‘age in place’ with the knowledge that a move will never be required for health reasons. Whereas most retirement communities offer independent living and assisted living only, CCRCs provide a continuum of care that includes independent and assisted living, secured Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing care. For this reason, CCRCs are often referred to as Life Care Communities. Each level of care is provided in a separate building or area of a campus and nearly all residents move in to the community living independently. In some cases, CCRCs also offer cottages, duplexes or single family homes on campus with fewer services available.