LeadingAge Georgia Life Plan Communities/CCRCs


Brandon Wilde in Evans, Georgia
4275 Owens Road, Evans, Georgia 30809
www.brandonwilde.com | (706) 868-9800

Presbyterian Village in Austell, Georgia
2000 East West Connector Austell, Georgia 30106
www.presbyterianvillage.org | (770) 819-7457


Canterbury Court in Atlanta, Georgia
3750 Peachtree Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30319
www.canterburycourt.org | (404) 365-3163


Royal Oaks in Dalton, Georgia
1218 Broadrick Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30720
www.royaloaksretirement.com/royaloaks | (800) 275-8969


Carlyle Place in Macon, Georgia
5300 Zebulon Rd Macon, Georgia 31210
www.carlyleplace.org | (478) 405-4500


Spring Harbor at Green Island in Columbus, Georgia
100 Spring Harbor Drive, Columbus, Georgia 31904
www.springharborlife.org | (706) 576-6000


Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia
4000 Village View Drive, Gainesville, Georgia 30506
https://www.actsretirement.org/communities/georgia/lanier-village-estates-gainesville/ | (678) 450-3000


St. George Village in Roswell, Georgia
11350 Woodstock Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075
www.stgeorgevillage.com | (770) 645-2340


Lenbrook in Atlanta, Georgia
3747 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
www.lenbrook-atlanta.org | (404) 233-3000


Talmage Terrace in Athens, Georgia
801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, Georgia 30606
www.wesleywoods.org/talmageterrace | (706) 369-7100


Park Springs in Stone Mountain, Georgia
500 Springhouse Circle Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087
www.parksprings.com | (678) 721-8195


The Marshes of Skidaway Island in Savannah, GA
95 Skidaway Island Park Road, Savannah, Georgia 31411
www.marshesofskidaway.com | (912) 598-5030


Peachtree Hills Place in Atlanta, Georgia
12 Kings Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
www.peachtreehillsplace.com | (404) 467-4900

Wesley Woods of Newnan-Peachtree City in Newnan, GA
2280 North Highway 29, Newnan, Georgia 30265
www.wesleywoodsnewnan.org | 770-683-6833

Presbyterian Home & Retirement Community in Quitman, Georgia
1901 West Screven Street Quitman, Georgia 31643
www.presbyterianhomesinc.org | (229) 263-6100


It's all in the name: Life. Plan. Community.

Even as they think about retirement—or, more likely, self-reinvention—the boomers have no intention of retreating. They want to get the most out of every moment, maintaining excellent health while looking forward to new possibilities and planning for the active lives they choose to lead. As senior living communities expand and evolve to accommodate these younger older adults, it's time to reconsider the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Two years ago, LeadingAge formed the NameStorm task force to determine whether and how to evolve the CCRC name and brand. After listening to hundreds of consumers and industry professionals, the task force selected Life Plan Community as the new category name.

Life Plan Community | Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

The Life Plan Community, or CCRC, offers an innovative life-style that appeal to many older adults – visit www.lifeplancommunity.org for more information regarding this new terminology. These communities combines the housing and care options that includes nursing care, usually on one site, to meet residents' needs in a familiar setting. The three most common levels of accommodation are retirement housing, assisted living/personal care, and skilled/intermediate nursing care. Now Georgia residents may access the newest types (CCRC at Home Model with home and community-based services and the Equity Model where residents own their units/homes).

Services: Life Plan Communities provide a comprehensive array of services tailored to individual residents' needs, abilities and preferences. Typical services and amenities may include: nursing and other health services, meals and special diets, housekeeping, transportation, emergency and personal assistance, and recreational and educational activities, dining services and wellness programs.

Payment: Life Plan Communities offer their residents a contract that generally secures living accommodations and services, including health care, over the long term. There are three common types of contracts.

  1. The first type may offer unlimited nursing care for little or no substantial increase in the usual monthly payment.
  2. The second type may include a specified amount of nursing care, beyond which the resident is responsible for payment.
  3. The third type may require residents to pay full daily rates for all long-term nursing care required.

Life Plan Communities require a one-time entrance fee and monthly payments thereafter. Fees vary from one community to another, depending on the type of housing and services each offers and the extent to which long-term care is covered.

Life Plan Communities residents may take advantage of a wide variety of activities and services conveniently offered within the community. Many residents continue to work, travel, volunteer and enjoy life outside the Life Plan Community.

In Georgia, Life Plan Communities/CCRCs are licensed by the Department of Insurance and may seek voluntary accreditation from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission in Washington, D.C. The Commission reviews those Life Plan Communities/CCRCs that apply and accredits those that meet its standards.

When considering whether continuing care is affordable, review your present expense, income and assets, noting that many expenses would no longer be incurred, and compare these to what the cost would be in the retirement communities that interest you.




LeadingAge Georgia Organizations Adopt "Life Plan Community" Designation

ATLANTA, March 1, 2017 -- LeadingAge Georgia is adopting the new designation of "Life Plan Community" for its members in Georgia in support of a national movement for these organizations to change from being known as "Continuing Care Retirement Communities" or "CCRCs."

"This is exciting, not just for LeadingAge Georgia, but for our member communities," said Walter Coffey, president of LeadingAge Georgia. "For years, the name 'Continuing Care Retirement Community' has given people in our state -- and markets everywhere -- a misleading impression of what these communities really are. People look at CCRCs and only think about 'care,' instead of people proactively making decisions to get the most out of life," Coffey said.

The term Continuing Care Retirement Community was coined nearly 35 years ago to describe the growing number of communities that provide a continuum of living and care options for older adults, starting with apartments and homes in which residents could live independently, then providing assisted living and skilled nursing that residents could move into if and when their health needs ever changed.

"Today's Life Plan Communities are nothing like the old model CCRCs of thirty or more years ago," said Coffey. "As key providers in Georgia, our members have reason to be very proud of their healthcare services, however they offer so much more. They have large homes with full-size appliances and all the amenities found in new homes today. More importantly, they offer fitness and wellness programs, fine dining, creative enrichment programs, socializing opportunities, and a focus on community and wellbeing. And of course, they still take care of all the home maintenance, housekeeping, and even yard work," he added.

The new name, "Life Plan Community," is the result of a multi-year effort coordinated by LeadingAge, the national association of not-for-profit aging services organizations, and Mather LifeWays, a not-for-profit organization which owns and operates two CCRCs. The new name was reached after extensive nationwide research was conducted, including feedback from more than 4,100 survey respondents and 250 focus group participants.

"I'm really excited about the new name because it really draws attention to our communities being about life, not just care. People that move to communities like these tend to be planners, people who like to know they've made the decisions they need to make to ensure they have a solid plan in place for their future."

"The most common thing our members hear from their new residents," continued Coffey, "is that they say they should have moved in years earlier. I think this new name will help more people understand just how beneficial moving to a Life Plan Community is, and help them decide to move earlier, so that they can take maximum advantage of all they have to offer."

For more information on the evolution of the name Life Plan Community, please visit www.LifePlanCommunity.org. For more information on Life Plan Communities in Georgia, please visit www.LeadingAgeGA.org or call 404-872-9191.


About LeadingAge Georgia (www.leadingagega.org)
LeadingAge Georgia is the statewide association for over 170 not-for-profit and other mission-driven organizations dedicated to providing quality housing, health care and community-based services to more than 127,000 older Georgians. Visit www.LeadingAgeGa.org or call 404-872-9191.


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