The Mather Institute operates several residences for seniors and organizes research on what it describes as “Ways to Age Well” (its service mark). The institute is engaged in a five-year study comparing the quality of life between residents of Life Plan communities (like CCRCs) and seniors who are living on their own. Reports on Year 1-4 are available:
The Mather Institute website also offers results from many research studies.
National Continuing Care Residents’ Association (NaCCRA) – This group collaborates nationwide with residents and prospective residents of Continuing Care Retirement/Life Plan Communities and allied organizations for the purpose of promoting, protecting and improving the CCRC/Life Plan lifestyle. Read NaCCRA's 2015 model Bill of Rights for residents of CCRCs.
AARP website offers lots of information and ideas “to empower people to choose how they live as they age.”
Alzheimer’s Association website, it also has a 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900. The Washington chapter also has its own website at https://alz.org/alzwa
Hearing Loss Association of America is “dedicated to the well-being of people who do not hear well.” Contact at 301-657-2248 and TTY 301-657-2249. There is also a Washington affiliate.
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Was formed in 1975 because of public concern about substandard care in nursing homes. This organization represents the consumers’ voice on issues related to Long-Term Care.
Justice in Aging is an organization dedicated to “Fighting Senior Poverty Through Law”.
The SeniorHomes website has helpful information, in the form of a large national database, about Senior Living/Senior Care options in your state, area, and city of interest.
If you find another resource that might be useful for residents of CCRCs, please use the Contact Us Form to let us know about them.
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