WHO WE ARE - The members of NaCCRA—the National Continuing Care Residents’ Association— older adults that live in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) throughout the United States.
OUR MISSION - we collaborate nationwide with residents and prospective residents of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s) and allied organizations for the purpose of promoting, protecting and improving the CCRC lifestyle.
WHAT WE DO - NaCCRA is committed to vigorous advocacy on behalf of the residents of CCRCs. We believe that the senior housing industry can benefit from understanding and adopting the best practices that residents expect. Enacting laws to ensure that such practices are standard across the states will build trust in the industry and assure residents that their expectations will be met
A new membership administration system is now online. You will be able to join online and make changes to your file. Members who will be renewing need to wait to get usernames and passwords. State and community organizations will be able to make changes in their records. It is a secure website with many protections built into the system. The September 28 Notes and News offers more details.
NaCCRA board member Ruth Walsh is in charge of the NaCCRA booth during the Leading Age Expo. Other board members will be present. If you are going to the LeadingAge meeting, be sure and stop at Booth 955 in the Expo area during the exhibit hours.
Members are invited to attend the membership and board meeting on October 28. Lunch will be served but we need to know if you will be attending. Please use the Contact Form. The information will be forwarded to Ruth Walsh.
The first NaCCRA Congress takes place on Saturday, October 28 during the NaCCRA meeting in New Orleans. It's not to late to submit papers to be discussed at the October 28 meeting. The New Orleans Agenda is posted under Upcoming Meetings.
Ron Whalin, NJ, Chair of the Nominating and Elections Committee is looking for qualified candidates for the Board of Directors. Expertise is needed in the following areas, finance, membership development, business development, healh care delivery, and fundraising. Use the Contact Form if you are interested or contact Ron directly.
NaCCRA’s goal is to make sure our CCRC communities are as good as they can be… not only for us but also for those who will follow us in the future. Our members and leaders work together to ensure that the CCRCs we live in are well managed and properly regulated. Here are the five issues that we are most closely engaged in. Click the green sub-head links to learn more about them.
Some states have enacted bills of rights for CCRC residents. Unfortunately, most have not. Since many residents in states where this has not yet happened are interested in this issue, NaCCRA is taking an active role in this effort. You can read our proposed Bill of Rights for Residents of CCRCs on this website.
Residents expect that entry fee investments in CCRC contracts are used to provide promised benefits to them. But industry experts, executives, and managers don’t always view stewardship of these investments in the same way. In some cases, the investments are not handled with care or prudence. NaCCRA is working to improve this situation.
NaCCRA members are working on a set of Model Laws designed for two purposes. First, to improve the business and financial practices of CCRC management. Second, to elevate the financial soundness of the entire continuing-care industry, to make sure that prospective residents can rely on the representations made to them during the marketing process.
Although residents in Entry Fee financed CCRCs provide all or most of the at risk, ownership equity capital to allow the enterprise to qualify for secured debt financing, the residents are often excluded from the Board. This has led to laws mandating residents on CCRC Boards but such laws have met with reluctant provider organizations accustomed to have sole ownership authority.
Matching and consistency principles are fundamental to sound accounting. However, CCRC accounting—as established by the guidelines of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and codified by the Financial Accounting Standards Board—departs from these fundamentals. This departure is material since it distorts the recurring fee adjustment calculations. NaCCRA advocates a return to more principled accounting and auditing standards.