District of Columbia Continuing Care (CCRC)
Continuing-Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), also known as Life Care Communities, are residential campuses where a number of aging care needs, from assisted living, independent living and nursing home care, may all be met in a single residence. Typically, elderly candidates move into a CCRC while still living independently, with few health concerns or healthcare needs. As patrons progress in age, and medical needs change, the level of nursing care and service increases proportionally in response. In such a way, the needs of patrons are consistently monitored and catered to, particularly as those needs become more intensive.