Continuing care retirement living covers the entire spectrum of options, from independent condominiums or apartments to full-time nursing care. How does one know the type of living situation that may be best for aging parents or oneself? In the fourth of an eight-book series on downsizing, senior move managers Doug and Judy Robinson examine what one should look for in a retirement or nursing home, including necessary amenities, services, financial implications, and layout/design. Insight is provided about staffing, furnishing and equipping a suite, additional services and committing to a contract. No matter where a senior spends his or her retirement years, it is important that safety, comfort and independence be primary considerations.