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About Brad Breeding

Brad Breeding is president and co-founder of myLifeSite, a North Carolina company that develops web-based resources designed to help families make better-informed decisions when considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or lifecare community.

A Positive Aging Mindset May Slow or Even Reverse the Aging Process

“Age is just a number.” “You’re only as old as you feel.” “Age is a state of mind.” Such clichés may seem trite, but there’s more and more evidence that these sentiments about aging may be quite accurate. A man-made time warp Ellen Langer is a renowned Harvard social psychologist who has been researching the [...]

By |2021-06-14T12:13:41-05:00June 14th, 2021|

Access to Quality Senior Healthcare a Key Retirement Consideration

We all know that location is critical when it comes to investing in real estate, but research shows that geography also is key to getting the best care for seniors. In the fall, we shared the latest rankings for the states with the best long-term care services in the U.S. Another recent report examines the [...]

By |2021-06-07T17:40:42-05:00June 7th, 2021|

How to Constructively Talk with Parents About Senior Housing Options

As summer approaches and more and more Americans are fully vaccinated, we are seeing a sharp increase in the number of people who are travelling to see family, some of whom haven’t seen one another in well over a year. With these reunions, adult children may be confronted with an unwelcome reality: Their elderly parents’ [...]

By |2021-06-07T15:39:46-05:00May 31st, 2021|

Levels of Care: CCRC Monthly Fee Adjustments for Couples

One of the major draws of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, aka, a life plan community) is the on-site availability of a continuum of care services, should a resident need it. It’s a key feature that defines this type of senior living community. You may have seen our recent video on how a CCRC [...]

By |2021-05-25T17:57:04-05:00May 24th, 2021|

Is a Second Home Part of Your Retirement Plan?

Vacation season is upon us with many people chomping at the bit for a change of scenery after a year in lockdown. If you are approaching retirement age, vacation season might also be a time when you consider if it would be desirable to purchase a second home — either to split your time or [...]

By |2021-05-18T09:55:41-05:00May 17th, 2021|

The Long-Term Impacts of Fewer Births and More Soloagers

Many families celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend, though with COVID, those celebrations may have looked a little different than in years past. For those who have lost their mother or have a complicated mother-child relationship; and for those who wanted to be a mother but were unable to make that dream a reality for [...]

By |2021-05-13T09:46:56-05:00May 10th, 2021|

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|
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