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Navigating the myriad details and nuances associated with senior living, particulary when it comes to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or ‘life plan communities’) can be overwhelming. Sometimes it is tough just to know where to start or what questions to ask.

The myLifeSite blog includes hundreds of articles on senior living, CCRCs, independent living, caregiving, retirement planning, and closely related topics. The articles are informative and unbiased, and you can find specific topics you are interested in using the keyword search tool.

What You’ll Find on myLifeSite Blog

Suppose you are researching several different retirement communities. One of them is an independent living community and the other two are continuing care retirement communities. How can you best compare them to one another. What are the trade-offs to consider? An article like this one might help: Avoid This  Mistake When Comparing Retirement Communities.

Or, perhaps you would like an indepth and unbiased explanation of how various entry fee models work at continuing care retirement communities. In that case you may find an article like this one to be helpful: A Closer Look at Entry Fees.

Or, maybe you are interested in statistics about long-term care and how long people often need it. Here’s a helpful article on this topic: So I’ll Probably Need Long Term Care, But For How Long?

Thank you for checking out the myLifeSite Blog. We hope you’ll find what you are looking for as you considering your retirement living options.

 

 

How a Couple’s CCRC Fees Adjust If One Person Requires Care

One of the more common questions we hear from consumers about life plan communities (aka continuing care retirement communities or “CCRCs”) is how monthly CCRC fees adjust if one person is still living independently – sometimes called “residential living” – while the other requires care.  The answer to this question differs depending on the residency [...]

By |2024-05-21T09:44:11-04:00May 21st, 2024|

Senior Living Decisions Are Empowered By Education, Advocacy

It’s a common scenario: You or a loved one has a serious health issue or illness. An assortment of medical specialists throws a barrage of information at you all at once, discussing needed tests and various treatment options. Not only is it confusing, but it can also be intimidating. Your head spins as you try [...]

By |2024-05-13T18:33:27-04:00May 14th, 2024|

Don’t Become a Victim to the Rising Incidence of Elder Fraud

A recently released FBI report (PDF) reveals some startling statistics on elder fraud in the U.S. Financial crimes targeting those age 60 and over reached at least $3.4 billion in reported losses in 2023, up 11% from $3.1 billion in 2022. The number of reported victims was also up 14% in 2023 with 101,068 complaints [...]

By |2024-05-06T18:50:47-04:00May 7th, 2024|

The Sandwich Generation: Stuck Between Aging Parents, Young Children

We’ve all heard a lot of news stories lately related to the various generations of Americans — the Baby Boomers, the Millennials, the latest Alpha Generation, and so forth. However, many members of Gen X — those Americans born between 1965 and 1980 — have been dubbed with a second moniker — the “Sandwich Generation” [...]

By |2024-04-29T13:39:24-04:00April 30th, 2024|

What Are Your Retirement Community Decision Priorities?

You’ve considered your senior living options, such as remaining in your current home or downsizing, and determined that a retirement community move is the best choice for you. But how do you decide which retirement community is the best fit for your goals? Obviously cost must be taken into consideration, but what are your other [...]

By |2024-04-22T13:49:38-04:00April 23rd, 2024|

A Break for Family Caregivers: Adult Day Care and Other Respite Care Options

We have often written about the mixed bag that is family caregiving. Some people find it rewarding, while others find it mentally, physically, and emotionally draining — or some combination of all of these feelings. Though sometimes logistically challenging, it’s important for family caregivers to take care of themselves too, which may involve finding ways [...]

By |2024-04-15T13:37:58-04:00April 16th, 2024|

Comfort, Convenience, Connection: The Key Benefits of a Retirement Community

Making a senior living decision involves many considerations. To some people, remaining in their current home is paramount. For others, factors like downsizing, moving closer to loved ones, or reducing housing expenses is most important. For older adults who feel that moving to a retirement community is their ideal for senior living, the benefits can [...]

By |2024-04-09T08:33:18-04:00April 9th, 2024|

How Retirement Income Affects Senior Living Affordability Calculations

Here at myLifeSite, we typically write about senior living and closely related topics such as retirement lifestyles and aging. However, since our founders have a background in finance, and since finance is a big part of the senior living decision — particularly as it relates to life plan communities (aka continuing care retirement communities, or [...]

By |2024-04-02T09:37:48-04:00April 2nd, 2024|

Insider Perspectives on the CCRC Decision Process

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the newest member of the myLifeSite customer success team, Newell Bowman Dickerman (pictured right). Newell joins us having spent nearly 15 years within the senior living sales and marketing arena. In our conversation, we talked about her experiences working with prospective and current retirement community residents, [...]

By |2024-03-26T10:38:16-04:00March 26th, 2024|

How the Decision to Have Children Relates to a CCRC Move

This past week, I was honored to speak to a great group of residents and prospects at Freedom Pointe at The Villages, a beautiful continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) in Florida. After my presentation, I talked with a gentleman who is a resident of the community. He made two [...]

By |2024-03-18T19:35:23-04:00March 19th, 2024|
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