Plus: Articles of first-hand experiences from people with parents in nursing homes. Suggestions on what to look for and how to help a family member in a nursing home.
A consumer's guide to non-commercial web sites and publications that provide help about Long Term Care Insurance, and Long Term Care Planning
According to the Administration on Aging (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) "...is a community living arrangement, typically on a single campus, that provides housing, health care, and social services, usually for older people. CCRCs offer different levels of care ranging from independent housing to nursing home care.
Depending on your state, these facilities might be called personal care homes, Boarding Homes, residential living, Congregate Assisted Living or Group Assisted Living
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice describes these services as "delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.