Though everyone may define their exact retirement goals a bit differently, one aim seems universal; to live independently — and comfortably — for as long as possible.
Yet achieving that goal takes more than just sound financial planning — it also involves asking some rather difficult questions about your health, interests, and what form of care and assistance you may require as you age. A continuing care retirement community may be the right solution.
Assisted living facilities, which are designed for those already in need of care, and nursing homes, designed for patients requiring round-the-clock care, are available for individuals who cannot currently live on their own. But what if you aren’t there yet? While many retirement communities cater to people seeking a social, independent lifestyle, not all offer the ability to age in place.