What to Look for in a Life Plan Community

A life plan community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), meets a continuum of aging care. Simply put, it’s a community where you can age in place, comfortably and securely. 

Did you know there are about 2,000 CCRCs in the US? In fact, 80 percent are owned by not-for-profit organizations like Carsins Run.

If you are considering a move to a life plan community, with so many options, how do you know which one is right for you? 

Before making a commitment, there are a number of criteria you should look for when considering a CCRC.  

  • Does the location keep you close to family, shopping, restaurants and places of worship? 

  • What’s your preference — a large community or one that’s more intimate? 

  • Could you feel at home in the apartments?

  • Is there a floor plan option that is just the right size and design for you?

  • What are the amenities like? Will there be resident-led activities and programs, or a fitness center, community gardens or walking trails to help keep you active? 

  • Will the services provided make your life easier? 

  • Does it offer different levels of healthcare, from independent to assisted living, comprehensive nursing, rehabilitation and memory care? 

  • Lastly, is it financially sound — will it be able to deliver everything promised throughout your retirement?

Carsins Run meets all criteria — perfectly!

Carsins Run offers a Christian-based retirement lifestyle and a full continuum of quality healthcare for seniors aged 60 and better. The community was founded upon the Presbyterian Home of Maryland’s 130-year legacy of providing not-for-profit care for seniors. As long as you live at Carsins Run, you and your family can rest easy in the knowledge that you’re guaranteed care for life and will never have to move again. 

As for location, it couldn’t be better. Carsins Run is located in Harford County, close to area shopping, restaurants, cultural events, recreation, attractions, places of worship and quality healthcare.

The 47-acre campus will be beautifully landscaped with lush walking trails, fire pits, garden areas, a putting green, and gathering areas by the courtyard ponds. 

You’ll feel right at home in a community of just 300 residents — not 3,000. Independent living residences will range from 842 sq. ft. up to 1686 sq. ft., and be beautifully designed and appointed, each with a balcony or patio. 

You’ll find there’s plenty to do with newfound friends — with fitness classes, self-enrichment courses, arts and crafts instruction, card games, book clubs, gardening, meditation and more, just steps from your front door.

When it comes to healthcare, you’ll always be in good hands. A professional healthcare team will provide high quality healthcare services on the Carsins Run campus, including physicians, daily care from a nursing team, and social services and activity specialists. 

  • If you’re in Independent Living and develop the need for Assisted Living, you’ll move to a private suite and receive assistance with light house cleaning, cooking, doing laundry or other activities of daily life. You’ll continue to enjoy access to all of the amenities of Independent Living. 

  • Need Nursing Care or Rehabilitative Services? You’ll receive these on campus, in the comfort of a familiar setting, with friends and family nearby. Onsite Rehabilitation Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. 

  • If you need Memory Care, you’ll receive individualized care in a soothing, home-like environment. Caregivers who are specially trained in memory disorders will be on-hand 24 hours a day to help you feel safe, valued and connected to your world. 

  • For complex acute care, you’ll have easy, nearby access to world-class healthcare at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, MedStar Health and other specialty providers.

Undoubtedly, there’s a lot to consider when making the move to a life plan community. It’s a big decision that takes a lot of thought and research. 

Carsins Run helps make it easy, by meeting all your needs — from location and financial stability, to amenities and healthcare — perfectly!

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Speak to a Sales Counselor today to see if Carsins Run is the Continuing Care Retirement Community that’s right for you.