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myLifeSite Blog Archives provides information and guidance on senior living, life plan communities, CCRCs, independent living, and closely related topics from myLifeSite.

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|

Combatting the Invisible Epidemic of Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

We see headlines all too often about the growing opioid epidemic in the U.S. and the skyrocketing number of fentanyl deaths. Recent data from the CDC shows that, among Americans aged 18 to 45, unintentional drug overdose is now the leading cause of death, above car accidents and suicide. But there is another “invisible epidemic” [...]

By |2024-03-11T18:41:44-04:00March 12th, 2024|

Am I Healthy Enough to Move to a Life Plan Community?

One of the questions we often hear at myLifeSite relates to the types of health conditions that might preclude someone from moving into a life plan retirement community (traditionally referred to as a continuing care retirement community or “CCRC”). Indeed, a person may wait too long to make their CCRC move and then not qualify [...]

By |2024-03-05T09:56:27-05:00March 5th, 2024|

Cost of Dementia Care Can Be an Overwhelming Financial Drain

We often write about the staggering cost of long-term care. However, there is a subcategory of this type of care that can be particularly expensive for families: dementia care. A recent study examined this important topic and found that the cost of dementia care often eats up much of a person’s monthly income and quickly [...]

By |2024-02-26T14:49:21-05:00February 27th, 2024|

New Statistics Could Reshape the Meaning of Aging in Place

As we have shared many times, the majority of Americans — 77% of people age 50+ — say they want to remain in their home for as long as possible — sometimes referred to as “aging in place.” For many people, at the heart of this decision is a desire to remain in control of [...]

By |2024-02-19T15:27:43-05:00February 20th, 2024|

Survey Results: Top Reasons to Move to a Retirement Community

In a recent blog post about our 2023 myLifeSite Consumer Survey results, we shared that lack of trust in the organization/staff (34.8%) and concerns about leaving the comfort and independence of a current home (37.3%) were common reasons people put off a retirement community move. The top reason people said they felt uncertain about such [...]

By |2024-02-13T10:13:24-05:00February 13th, 2024|
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