Where Should I Live When I Retire?: A Guide to Continuing-Care Communities

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This is a complete guide to one of the most popular retirement options—Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)—where you can enjoy life to the fullest, knowing that if you become ill, you’ll receive all the care you need. It explains what CCRCs are, how they operate, and what they offer. You’ll learn what to look for, what to steer clear of, what you have a right to expect, and how you can best make the transition when you move.
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Overview

This is a complete guide to one of the most popular retirement options—Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)—where you can enjoy life to the fullest, knowing that if you become ill, you’ll receive all the care you need. It explains what CCRCs are, how they operate, and what they offer. You’ll learn what to look for, what to steer clear of, what you have a right to expect, and how you can best make the transition when you move.
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"A valuable guide...contains everything you need to know to help you make the right decision."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757002724
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,502,354
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernice Hunt, MS, started as a writing major at the University of Wisconsin, and wrote more than seventy books and numerous magazine articles. Later she became an editor, then earned a dual master’s degree in mental health counseling and gerontology at Long Island University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Crossing the Age Equator 3
2 Continuing-Care Retirement Communities 13
3 The Search for a "Perfect" Community 29
4 Looking Over the Information Packets 37
5 Visiting the Communities on Your List 45
6 Checking Out the Amenities 59
7 Taking the Plunge 67
8 The First Year and Beyond 75
Conclusion 83
Appendices
A Checklist for Comparing CCRCs 85
B Directive to Heirs 93
Resources 95
About the Author 99
Index 101
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    Before I open a non-fictional, didactic book I assume that its t

    Before I open a non-fictional, didactic book I assume that its title gives me a reasonable general sense of what to expect. I found this to be true of Bernice Kohn Hunt's 2006 WHERE SHOULD I LIVE WHEN I RETIRE? A GUIDE TO CONTINUING-CARE COMMUNITIES. *** 
    The same was true in the unfolding of that title in the book's table of contents. This is a book told about her falsely named Kimberly Hills full-service retirement community in a Philadelphia suburb. Its most useful single feature is Appendix A, a checklist of notes you should take on everything from room size to meal quality to croquet court to swimming pool about the service-till-death retirement communities that you are studying and visiting with an eye to moving in. There is perhaps too much of the much-published author's personal prejudices and quirks in the narrative. But on balance this is a good read. -OOO-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2005

    Life-saving guide book!

    This book is essential for anyone considering moving into a continuing care retirement community. It saved my husband and me from falling into pitfalls that would have been disastous for us. The book, which is clearly written in an engaging manner, tells everything you'll need to know before making the all-important decision that will last the rest of your life. My husband and I followed the guidelines given in the book and are the happiest we have ever been. Thank you Bernice Hunt for this fabulous book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2006

    This is a must-have!

    This is a must-have book for anyone looking at options for retirement living, as it covers all the aspects of continuing-care facilities and advises things to look for that you may never have thought of. It¿s a practical, informative guide, written in a lighthearted, readable style. It is also a personal account of the author¿s own search for a CCRC that resonated with me because it addressed so many of the questions, concerns and fears that have been keeping me from moving forward in my retirement decision-making. This guide has laid out a course for me to follow and has given me the impetus to get started. I strongly recommend it!

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