roots in the CCRC model
Friends Life Care Partners (FLCP) was launched in 1982 by Foulkeways, a Quaker based CCRC in the greater Philadelphia area. CCRC stands for Continuing Care Retirement Community. Many CCRCs are now known as a Life Plan Communities “LPC”.
FLCP was a pioneer in the emerging Continuing Care at Home (CCAH) field. Our original calling was to bring the promises and guarantees of a CCRC to people who prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. Being a pioneer took Grit and Resilience, Learning and Growing.
Although Friends Life Care is a Quaker-values based organization, nowadays only a small number of new members indicate that Quakerism had some influence in their decision to join. And, in fact, only a low percentage of members are Quakers.
friends life care service mentality
In the now familiar CCRC model, people go through an underwriting process, move into an independent living unit and then transition through the continuum of care on campus as their care needs change.
The typical CCRC resident journey progresses from Independent Living to Assisted Living, then Nursing Home, Memory Care and/or Hospice as health declines are experienced. A CCRC often has a substantial entrance fee and ongoing monthly fees, although today there are many contract types.
introducing care coordination
Because we emerged from the CCRC business model, we entered the market with a service mentality, rather than an insurance perspective.
Our direct engagement model starts the first day a member joins, after which we maintain regular contact and are at the ready to arrange and oversee care if and when a member’s health changes.
This includes developing and evolving an individualized care plan to ensure they receive all the care they need while actively focusing on returning them to an optimal level of independence.