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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 |2021-04-06T12:39:09-05:00March 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 |2021-04-06T12:39:27-05:00March 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 |2021-04-06T12:39:57-05:00March 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 |2021-04-06T12:40:56-05:00February 22nd, 2021|

Coming Soon: Enhanced Site, New Senior Living Educational Videos

As I’ve shared, we will soon be launching myLifeSite 2.0, a complete overhaul of myLifeSite's continuing care retirement community (CCRC) database and report engine. With the new website, access to our CCRC profiles will no longer require a login or payment. Additionally, you will be able to filter results based on your unique lifestyle preferences [...]

By |2021-04-06T12:41:19-05:00February 15th, 2021|

Are Today’s Seniors “Younger” Than Previous Generations?

You’ve heard the phrase, “You’re only as old as you feel.” There is mounting evidence that, to a large extent, this cliché isn’t too far off. In several different studies, researchers have explored the difference between people’s chronological age (their age based on the number of trips they’ve made around the sun) and their subjective [...]

By |2021-04-06T12:41:47-05:00February 8th, 2021|
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