Before You Sign a Continuing Care Contract

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You have finally found the community you feel is the best fit for your lifestyle and needs. Before you make this commitment, however, there are some resources you can utilize to ensure you are making the right decision. According to the website www.peoples-law.org, it is recommended that you:

– Call the Maryland Department of Aging at 410-767-1118, or toll free at 1-800-AGE-DIAL. Inquire as to whether the Department has issued a Certificate of Registration to the Continuing Care Retirement Community in which you are interested.

– The Maryland Department of Aging can also send you a consumer packet which lists all of the certified CCRCs in Maryland. It also contains a copy of Maryland’s continuing care law and regulations while providing other helpful information to assist you in making an informed decision.

Source: http://www.peoples-law.org/health/elderly_health_and_medical_care/continuing_care_retirement_communities.htm

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