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The NaCCRA Consumer's Guide to Continuing Care Retirement Communities was written by residents.
Members may download a copy from our document library 


This guide was published in 2009 by the Florida Department of Financial Services. It includes long-term care insurance and CCRC information. There are questions for comparisons of insurance and CCRCs.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs prepared this Guide Book in 2011.

There are checklists for community comparisons.

 Brad Breeding

This is a 2017 version of a best selling book helping older adults and their adult children sort out retirement living and types of retirement communities.

Fred Herb

Holistic Living in Life Plan Communities by Fred Herb was published in November 2017. Fred lives at Mirabella in Seattle. The website features mapping of over 1600 CCRCs around the country. Visit his website at