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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

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(p.667) 60 Continuing Care Retirement Communities
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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
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F. Ellen Netting

Cindy C. Wilson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0060

As the older population increases in the United States, more and more congregate living options are emerging, particularly for persons who may need some combination of housing with social support and health care services readily accessible. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are one such option. This chapter focuses on CCRCs in the U.S., which typically offer escalating levels of care on a single campus, from independent housing, through residential care facilities, to nursing homes.

Keywords:   aging, elderly, continuing care, long-term care, social work practice

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