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Recent findings from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) provide compelling evidence for the benefits of residing in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). As revealed in a study, seniors living in CCRCs like Still Hopes not only live longer but also enjoy a better quality of life compared to those who choose to stay at home. Here's how a move to a CCRC might be the key to a longer and healthier life.

Lower Mortality Rates and Increased Longevity

One of the standout findings from the NIC study is that mortality rates for CCRC residents are significantly lower than for the general population. This data aligns with the research highlighted in NIC’s recent article, underscoring the health benefits of community living for seniors. Residents of CCRCs live longer than those in other senior living settings, including standalone assisted living and independent living environments.

Fewer Hospital Visits and Rehabilitative Needs

The study also noted that CCRC residents spend less time in hospitals and require fewer home health visits, indicating not only fewer medical issues but also a faster recovery from any health events that do occur. Furthermore, CCRC residents are less likely to need rehabilitative services, suggesting a lower incidence of severe health events that require intensive post-care.

The Still Hopes Advantage

At Still Hopes, we provide a vibrant and supportive environment that enhances the lives of our residents. Our comprehensive care offerings and robust wellness programs ensure that every resident has the opportunity to maintain their health in a community that cares deeply about their well-being. 

Our state-of-the-art Wellness Center, which is open to all residents, plays a pivotal role in promoting physical health and fitness. Additionally, we tailor our health care services to meet the individual needs of each resident, ranging from minimal support to advanced medical care, contributing to fewer hospital stays and a significantly enhanced quality of life.

A Life of Wellness and Community

Choosing a CCRC like Still Hopes means opting for a lifestyle that supports not only longevity but also the quality of life. The findings from the NIC study are clear: living in a CCRC leads to a life characterized by better health outcomes, less medical intervention, and more joyful, active years. It’s about more than just adding years to life—it’s about adding life to those years.

To learn more about how Still Hopes can help you or your loved one live a longer, healthier life, visit our About Us page or contact us directly to discuss how we can meet your retirement living needs.