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Why It’s Important to Pick a CCRC That Has Skilled Nursing

health care worker smiles at a senior

One of the only predictable things about life is its unpredictability. When it comes to researching and choosing a senior living community, it’s important to remember that while you may not be able to predict what will happen tomorrow, you can have a plan for it.

The Administration on Aging estimates that at least 70% of people who are 65 today will require some type of long-term care, like assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing, in the future. Additionally, the likelihood of needing long-term care increases as you age with just over one in three people needing an average of one year of skilled care in their lifetime. Even if you don’t think you’ll need care, what about your spouse or significant other? That’s why having a plan for life’s what-ifs can make all the difference and provide you and your family with true peace of mind.

To help ensure a more secure tomorrow, many older adults are choosing Life Plan Communities, also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs, specifically for their higher levels of available care.

Are All Life Plan Communities the Same?

To be called a Life Plan Community, or CCRC, means they offer independent living plus one additional level of care, such as assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing or rehabilitation. However, they don’t have to necessarily offer all those levels of care or have a skilled nursing facility. Many communities are downsizing their skilled nursing, and some aren’t offering it all.

What is Skilled Nursing and Why Is It Important?

Skilled nursing is for those who need round-the-clock care after recovering from a serious illness, surgery or have some other condition that requires full-time assistance, like:

  • Cardiac diseases and other heart conditions
  • Catheters
  • Colostomies
  • Incontinence
  • Infectious diseases
  • Stroke
  • Joint replacements/fractures
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • IV therapy/total parenteral nutrition/antibiotic management
  • Medication management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Post-hospital care

At Lake Seminole Square, we offer a full continuum of on-site care, including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. We also feature a professional health care team that includes:

  • Admissions director
  • Attending physician/nurse practitioner
  • Certified nursing assistant
  • Health care administrator
  • Health care liaison
  • Licensed practical nurse
  • Licensed social worker
  • Licensed therapist
  • Medical director
  • Registered dietitian/nutritionist
  • Registered nurse

Our highly trained skilled nursing staff can help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) including eating, bathing, grooming and more. We’ll also work with you, your family and your primary care physical to create a personalized plan designed to help you get the most out of life.

Choose a Community With a Full-Continuum of Care. Choose Lake Seminole Square.

Trying to plan for all of life’s possibilities can feel overwhelming and confusing, but picking a community that offers a smart and practical plan that can ensure you’re prepared for whatever happens, can make enjoying today a whole lot easier.


To learn more about the benefits of moving to an engaging and active community like Lake Seminole Square backed with higher levels of care, if ever needed, use our Community Assistant chat feature or contact us here.