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A More Holistic Approach to Retirement Planning

Recently I took some time to look at my earliest blog posts here at myLifeSite. I almost couldn’t believe it when I noticed that our first post was written over eight years ago! I still remember sitting in a Jason’s Deli in Raleigh, N.C., and thinking I would give this blog thing a try. In [...]

By |2021-05-04T09:34:04-05:00May 3rd, 2021|

Senior Living Options: What Is a Senior Living Apartment?

Thinking about moving to a senior living apartment? Maybe you’re not sure because, well, you’re not exactly sure what a senior living apartment is to begin with. Is it simply an apartment complex occupied mainly by older adults? Is it an age-qualified 55+ community offering only apartments? Is it assisted living? Or, could it even [...]

By |2021-04-19T16:15:34-05:00April 19th, 2021|

What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Care?

Research has found that somewhere between 50 and 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require care services at some point, meaning they’ll need assistance with at least a couple of activities of daily living and possibly even a higher level of care. Approximately 20 percent of people receiving such long-term care [...]

By |2021-04-18T05:42:18-05:00April 12th, 2021|

The High Price of Family Caregiving

If you follow our social media accounts, you may have seen our post last week about a recent AARP article on the financial burdens that can accompany family caregiving. The article shared the story of a woman named Amy whose parents were both in their 80s and in failing health when they moved into the [...]

By |2021-04-06T12:37:48-05:00April 5th, 2021|

CCRCs Can Be Good for Seniors’ Mental and Physical Health

Although different people thrive in different environments, it’s hard to deny the research showing the health benefits often experienced by seniors who opt to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community). For example, the 2018 Age Well Study found that, when compared to a demographically similar control group [...]

By |2021-04-06T12:38:18-05:00March 29th, 2021|

Thinking of Selling Your Home? This Could Be the Ideal Time

Spring is in the air, and most of us couldn’t be more ready for warmer weather, budding flowers, and chirping birds! This time of year is a delight for the senses, and it is traditionally also a great time to sell your home. This year, however, springtime may be an especially good time to list [...]

By |2021-04-06T12:38:41-05:00March 22nd, 2021|

Seniors Using Technology and Social Media More Amid Pandemic

With high levels of social isolation created by the pandemic, technology has become a lifeline for many seniors in the past year. Forgoing in-person visits with friends, trips to see family, and countless milestones for loved ones, seniors have been able to stay connected across the miles using technology programs like Zoom and FaceTime, plus [...]

By |2021-04-18T08:18:39-05:00March 15th, 2021|

Six Things a Life Plan Community Should NOT Do

Life plan retirement communities, also referred to as continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs, are a great option for many older adults who are seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle, social engagement, and a focus on other dimensions of wellness, and who find peace of mind knowing that the type of care services they may need in [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:31:51-05:00March 9th, 2021|

Counterpoint: A Senior Living Community Could Cost More Than You Think

Last week, I wrote about the true cost of remaining in your current home as you grow older. As I reflected on the post, I began to wonder whether it inadvertently came across as a sales pitch for life plan communities, also known as continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs. I was bothered by this [...]

By |2021-04-18T05:45:43-05:00March 1st, 2021|

What’s the True Cost of Staying in the Home?

Again and again, research finds that most senior adults say they want to remain in their home, at least as long as possible. While there are many reasons for this, cost is a consideration. Many people believe that it will cost less for them to remain in their existing home than to move to a [...]

By |2021-05-05T07:11:40-05:00February 22nd, 2021|
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