Resources for CCRC residents

Your “reference shelf” of legal documents, key studies, and interesting articles — plus informative websites 

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CCRC Issues

Articles, reports, and studies of particular interest to CCRC residents. Each is summarized for your convenience, with a link to the original document.

  • How to Vet a CCRC View
  • Nursing Home Shell Companies May Lead to Poor Care View
  • Accountability, and the High Cost of Mistrust View
  • Benefits, Yes, But Not Risk-Free  View
  • Compare CCRC Regulations in 4 States  View
  • Defending the Rights of CCRC Residents  View
  • Spotlight on CCRCs, New York Times  View
  • Bamboozled: Entry Fee Refunds Held Hostage View
  • Controversy in Florida  View
  • Actuarial Risks  View

​WACCRA Recommended Resources

  • Consumer Guide to Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Washington State. A guide to CCRCs for residents and potential residents. View Guide

  • The Age Well Study – Year 1 of a five-year study demonstrating the benefits of living in a CCRC. VIew Study


Washington State Law

Our fundamental CCRC law, signed April 1, 2016,  took effect July 1, 2017.

  • About the Law: What, How, and Why 
    View FAQS
  • RCW 18.390, Continuing Care Retirement Communities  View Law


WACCRA and You
How our non-profit, grassroots group benefits you and other Washington State CCRC residents


WACCRA Governance Documents

WACCRA is a registered 401(c)4 non-profit corporation

  • Articles of Incorporation  View
  • Certificate of Incorporation in WA State  View
  • IRS certification as a 501(c)(4) non-profit advocacy organization View
  • WACCRA Bylaws  View


WACCRA Newsroom

  • “CCRC SENIORS GAIN PROTECTIONS, VOICE" WACCRA Press release, July 2017  View


WACCRA Forms

For prospective and present members

Information and Helplines
Selected educational, health, and advocacy resources, both state and national. ​

Washington State Government
- Dept. of Social and Health Services: Aging

   and Long Term Support Administration
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 

   1-800-562-6028 
- Office of the Attorney General: consumer

   complaints, fraud, etc. 1-800-551-4636

   (in Washington only) or 1-206-464-6684
- Office of the Insurance Commissioner

   Help Line 1-800-562-6900
- The Washington State Council on Aging

   (an advisory body)
- Governor’s office  
- State Legislature

Washington State Associations
- AARP—Washington State 

- Area Agencies on Aging 
- LeadingAge Washington (trade association of

   “not-for-profit and mission-driven organizations

   dedicated to providing quality housing and

   skilled long-term care”)
- Retired Public Employees Council of Washington
- Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Washington Education Association Retired 
- Washington State School Retirees Association 
- Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby

National Government
- Centers for Disease Control
- Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

   info on safety of drugs, medical devices, etc.
- Medicare 1-800-MEDICARE
- National Institute on Aging: information on

   health and welfare 
- National Institutes of Health: fact sheets
- Social Security Administration  1-800-772-1213

   (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: info on

   clinical trials

National Associations
- AARP  
- Alzheimer’s Association 

   24/7 Helpline:1-800-272-3900
- Hearing Loss Association of America 

   Voice 301-657-2248, TTY 301-657-2249
- Justice in Aging (“Fighting Senior Poverty

   Through Law”) 
- National Active and Retired Federal

   Employees Association
- National Continuing Care Residents’ Association

   (NACCRA)
- The National Consumer Voice for Quality

   Long-Term Care

Media: News and Lifestyle
- Northwest Prime Time (newspaper)

- AARP The Magazine
- Next Avenue (PBS journalism service for seniors)