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Course Description

This course explores the challenges and opportunities aging presents and the options available for extending independence and promoting quality of life through home, community, and/or continuing care services. While a spectrum of choices is explored, the focus is on aging in place and retirement communities. First, the suitability of your home and your community for aging in place and various options for elder and home care services will be considered. Turning to retirement communities, discussion will focus on what differentiates them from other senior/elder communities and the financial models, types of contracts, and fee structures at both independent living retirement communities (ILRCs) and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), including the state's regulation of CCRCs. Finally, an ILRC and a number of CCRCs will be visited to learn about these communities, the services they provide, and the nature and importance of waiting lists. Note: An Internet connection, e-mail address, and access to the Web are required.  Lecture (plus Questions), Viewing Videos, Field Trip(s) 
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Section Title
Stay Put or Move On: Age in Place or Move to a Continuing Care Retirement Community
Type
Classroom
Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Sep 10, 2019 to Dec 03, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

This course explores the challenges and opportunities aging presents and the options available for extending independence and promoting quality of life through home, community, and/or continuing care services. While a spectrum of choices is explored, the focus is on aging in place and retirement communities. First, the suitability of your home and your community for aging in place and various options for elder and home care services will be considered. Turning to retirement communities, discussion will focus on what differentiates them from other senior/elder communities and the financial models, types of contracts, and fee structures at both independent living retirement communities (ILRCs) and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), including the state's regulation of CCRCs. Finally, an ILRC and a number of CCRCs will be visited to learn about these communities, the services they provide, and the nature and importance of waiting lists. Note: An Internet connection, e-mail address, and access to the Web are required.

Offsite Locations Visited for Fall 2019 Semester

Session 5: ILRC / Assisted Living / Oct 8 • Atria Southpoint Walk

Session 6: CCRC – Fee for Service / Equity Purchase / Oct 15 • Carolina Meadows

Session 7: CCRC Fee for Service / Entrance Fee [OLLI Break] Oct 22 • Twin Lakes

Session 8: CCRC – Modified Plan / Entrance Fee / Oct 29 • Carol Woods

Session 9: CCRC - Modified Plan / Entrance Fee / Nov 5 • The Forest at Duke

Session 10: CCRC – Fee for Service / Rental / Nov 12 • The Cardinal

Session 11: CCRC – Extensive / Entrance Fee / Nov 19 • Searstone

Session 12: CCRC – Fee for Service / Entrance Fee [OLLI Break] Nov 26 • Croasdaile Village