Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) can be an exciting choice for people who want to enjoy the freedom of an active retirement lifestyle — without the responsibilities of home maintenance. CCRCs combine the pleasures of good neighbors, interesting activities, and many amenities with the security of an on-site continuum of healthcare.

This page includes some of the most frequently asked questions about CCRCs and how BHI’s retirement communities in Indiana can provide a fulfilling retirement lifestyle.

  • What is a CCRC?

    A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) provides seniors age 62 and above with:

    • The privacy of an apartment or cottage home and the companionship of community life
    • A wide range of helpful services, such as housekeeping, transportation, and security
    • A variety of amenities, such as a fitness center, multipurpose rooms, libraries, dedicated chapels, and various dining venues
    • A full calendar of engaging activities, from musical entertainment and trips to interesting regional sites
    • A continuum of on-site care that includes assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services

    BHI’s Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Indiana offer a range of residence choices and community amenities, as well as a full continuum of on-site healthcare.

  • Why is the location and setting of a CCRC important?

    CCRCs offer a full-service lifestyle right on campus. Residents, however, appreciate having convenient access to greater community amenities such as cultural, recreational, spiritual, and retail offerings. Additionally, residents often choose a location that allows them to maintain close ties with family and friends.

    BHI’s Continuing Care Retirement Communities are located in popular areas of Indiana, including Hoosier Village in Indianapolis, The Towne House in Fort Wayne, Four Seasons in Columbus, and Wesley Manor in Frankfort.

  • Can I own a home at a CCRC?

    CCRC residents also pay a monthly service fee that covers a wide variety of services and amenities, from utilities to indoor and outdoor maintenance. The monthly service fee does not fluctuate monthly, but rather is adjusted annually based on operating and other expenses. This structure allows for a predictable way of paying for a valuable lifestyle.

    BHI Senior Living offers two entrance fee options — a declining balance or 80% refundable — at each of our CCRCs. This entrance fee entitles residents to occupy their selected homes; use the common area amenities, programs, and services; and access our healthcare continuum. In addition, monthly fees cover many things including indoor and outdoor maintenance — so residents have the freedom to spend their time doing the things they really want to do.

  • What are the benefits of an on-site health care continuum?

    While many people may never use the full continuum of care provided on a CCRC campus, the peace of mind that comes from knowing the services are available allows them to put their worries aside and truly enjoy life. Healthcare services that make life easier include access to Medicare-certified temporary rehabilitation and the ability for one spouse to reside in a higher care setting (such as assisted living or the memory care area) while the other spouse lives close by in the independent living setting.

    Access to healthcare services, including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services, is offered at each of BHI’s Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Indiana.

  • Why move to a CCRC?

    Most CCRC residents cite the following key reasons for making the decision to move to a CCRC:

    • Freedom from home maintenance
    • A lifestyle rich with cultural, social, spiritual, educational, and physical opportunities
    • Round-the-clock security
    • The ability to make choices for your future now (without needing to rely later on children or other family members to make those choices for you)

    An Indiana Continuing Care Retirement Community sponsored by BHI Senior Living could be the right choice for you or a loved one. Contact us to learn more.