Retirement Living Communities

Developing a Naturally Occuring Retirement Community (NORC)

Source: United Hospital Fund


Blueprint for serving a community that was not originally built for seniors, but that now is home to a significant proportion of older residents.

The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC)

Source: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)


Accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and other types of continuums of care referred to as "aging services networks." Site includes booklet "Consumer Guide to Understanding Financial Performance and Reporting in Continuing Care Retirement Communities"

Worksheet for Evaluating a Senior Living Community

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners


Questions to ask when choosing between retirement communities, including facilities, terms and conditions, cost and services.