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Myths & Realities

Is A CCRC The Right Decision For You?

A comprehensive national study by AgeWave, the leading research and consulting company focused on the lives and needs of the age 50+, revealed a strong, recurring theme: There are prevailing myths and misconceptions about today’s senior living industry – which has evolved past nursing homes to include retirement homes, independent living communities, assisted living facilities, memory care homes, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), and each one is unique. These misconceptions do not match today’s realities, often complicating or misleading decision making.

This is especially true with The Cypress, as it is so unique among CCRCs. Read further to learn if our CCRC in Charlotte is for you.

Myth #1:

My current home will be the best possible place to live in my retirement years.
REALITY: Living in a CCRC provides more independence, comfort, opportunities, and security than one’s existing house.

Myth #2:

My current home is the best option to continue an active social life and stay connected to friends.
REALITY: Living in a CCRC provides more social opportunities and friendships, particularly through one’s lifetime, while maintaining one’s privacy and dignity.

Myth #3:

It’s less expensive and more financially secure for me to stay in my current home.
REALITY: Living in a CCRC is roughly equal to, or less than, living in one’s existing house, but with far more value, particularly regarding health care, with far more certainty and a built-in financial safety net for the future.

Myth #4:

It would be easy to get the assisted living care I might need at home.
REALITY: Home care is expensive and unpredictable, and few homes can accommodate safe and convenient long-term care.

Myth #5:

CCRCs are nursing homes filled with old people who are sick and dying.
REALITY: Only healthy, independent-living people can become Cypress Members, and they remain that way for the majority of their lives, enhanced by life in our Charlotte CCRC.

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