Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

The following CCRCs offer a full range of retirement living opportunities, including independent living, assisted living and nursing home care.

Arbor Acres


Department of Insurance



Q: What does a CCRC offer?
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) offer independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care in a campus-like setting. They are generally a collection of apartments, town homes, or cottages and include common activity areas such as a libraries, activity and craft rooms, and restaurant-like dining rooms. Other amenities often include banking services, convenience stores, a golf courses, walking trails, gardens, swimming pools, fitness centers, beauty/barber shops, and guest accommodations.

Some CCRCs have a religious affiliation, while others are owned and operated by a company or corporation.  There is a minimum age requirement for admission, and payment is a combination of entrance fees or buy-ins, monthly rent and medical fees. Resident contract arrangements will vary from community to community.

Q: Who licenses CCRCs, and where can I get more information?
A: CCRCs are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance.  For information about CCRC contracts and policies, as well as CCRC locations in North Carolina, click here.

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