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Marketing Your CCRC with a Compelling Story About Affordability

Marketing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) is crucial to a CCRC’s success. Why? Because CCRCs need to have high occupancy rates in order to remain financially viable. In essence, residents who live in the independent living portion of a CCRC cost the community less and thus their fees help subsidize [...]

By |2023-01-30T21:22:23-05:00January 31st, 2023|

Finding Your Happy Place: Tips for Choosing a CCRC Residential Unit

We’ve all heard the number one rule in real estate: location, location, location. It’s really no different for a residential unit within a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community). Choosing the residence that is right for you is crucial to your satisfaction with your CCRC decision, and indeed, your happiness. After all, [...]

By |2023-01-23T21:38:17-05:00January 24th, 2023|

What Will My Long-Term Care Cost?

In last week’s blog post, we dug into the important topic of how long the average person might expect to require long-term care services. It’s a complex question, and of course there is no predicting the future, but approximately 70 percent of those who turned 65 in 2020 will require some degree of long-term care [...]

By |2023-01-17T09:14:47-05:00January 17th, 2023|

Answers to Common Questions About 55+ Active Adult Communities

Among the many senior living options available in today’s marketplace is the “active adult community.” But what exactly does this term mean, and what distinguishes an active adult community from other senior living options? Here are answers to some of the questions people commonly have about this particular type of community. Q: What is an [...]

By |2023-01-02T19:57:31-05:00January 3rd, 2023|

The Year-End Review: myLifeSite’s Top Senior Living Blog Posts for 2022

It’s hard to believe that yet another year is in the books. Like most years, 2022 had highs and lows: the launch of the war in Ukraine, the decrease in the number of COVID cases (followed by an uptick in recent weeks), soaring inflation, Artemis I’s successful mission to the moon, the death of Queen [...]

By |2022-12-26T21:53:09-05:00December 27th, 2022|

Attending to Assisted Living Residents’ Medical and Mental Health Care Needs

Assisted living (AL) is the largest provider of residential long-term care in the U.S., and the number of residents in these communities is only increasing as more and more Baby Boomers require some level of care services. A recent study about assisted living communities, led by researchers from the Center for Health Services Research at [...]

By |2022-12-19T17:44:24-05:00December 20th, 2022|

DEIB at the CCRC: Why Diversity Matters Within the Senior Living Industry

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is a hot topic across nearly every organization and industry. Senior living is no exception, yet traditionally, there has been a lack of DEIB initiatives in a substantial number of retirement communities, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities). It simply hasn’t been a priority in [...]

By |2022-11-30T11:28:42-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Creating Jolly and Joyful New Holiday Traditions in a CCRC

The holiday season, including Thanksgiving this week, is all about food and family (and don’t forget football!). For residents of senior living communities, such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities), beloved holiday traditions may undergo an evolution. And while change can sometimes be difficult, it also can allow for the creation [...]

By |2022-11-21T18:12:10-05:00November 22nd, 2022|

How CCRCs Are Preparing for a “Tripledemic” Threat

It’s the headline no one wants to read: Hospitals are once again exceeding their capacity in many parts of the country as beds fill up with sick patients. Just when we thought we might be out of the woods with COVID-19, new strains are emerging, landing some of our most vulnerable, including young children and [...]

By |2022-11-21T18:17:05-05:00November 15th, 2022|
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