Originally Posted by Brat
As with anything else it takes good research. It's not just CC communities.. free-standing assisted living and nursing homes vary a lot in quality. I think each of us should know what what is available and appropriate for ourselves and our parents. I have been in the situation where a parent unexpectedly needed nursing care, and I was clue-less. Never again.
For myself I will move to one of a short list of CC communities and am on the list of one. The good ones have wait lists years long. If they have an opening and I am not ready I just pass on the vacancy. I can pass again and agin until we are ready.
I am so ignorant about CC communities. Are they like nursing homes? or Are they Independent Living or a combination of both? Although I am only 53, my parents are in their 80's and still living in their home (my brothers, sisters, and I live nearby and are consistently assisting them). I would like to become more knowledgeable about this subject. Brat, -What steps do you suggest I take to insure that I make an intelligent decision like you did?? Books, visits, etc.??