A septuagenarian Nevada couple researching continuing care retirement communities asked where they could find a comprehensive list of campuses and what factors they should consider in their search. It’s a big decision, selling your home and moving to a community where you can cycle through three life stages as needed: independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. There’s a big upfront fee, and there’s monthly rent, and there’s a lot of fine print. Here’s help.

Finding a CCRC. There are nearly 2,000 continuing care retirement communities nationwide, and they have more than 600,000 residents, according to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry. Occupancy is 90% as of the first quarter of 2014, up from a low of 87% in 2010 (generally seniors have to sell their homes to pay the move-in fees).

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