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 |2023-08-03T09:31:52-04:00March 9th, 2021|

When a Change in CCRC Leadership Causes Concern Among Residents

You did your research on continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities). You selected the community that was the best fit for your lifestyle, budget, and location preferences. You cleaned out and sold your house, and moved. Everything has gone according to plan, and you’re comfortably settled into your new home. But then, [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:40:58-04:00June 29th, 2020|

Lessons in Resiliency from Senior Living Communities

It’s understandable if you find the news headlines frightening. Each day, the death toll of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic climbs higher. And it also seems like nearly every day, there’s a new story about a nursing home hit with cases of COVID-19 among their residents and/or staff. As I’ve written about in recent weeks, nursing [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:41:03-04:00April 13th, 2020|

Transfer to a Higher Level of Care at a CCRC: Who Decides?

When you make the decision to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or “life plan community”), you are taking the initiative to prepare for the unknowns of your future. You are putting a plan in place to ensure you will receive the care you need in the event of an unexpected injury or [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:53-04:00November 26th, 2018|

What an Elevator Says About a CCRC

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.” —Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1746 We’ve all been there: You push the up or down button on the elevator, and then you wait. And wait. And wait. You heard the pulleys and gears grinding, and then finally: [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:54-04:00November 12th, 2018|

Why the Future is Now for This Senior Living Provider

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of facilitating a workshop for representatives of not-for-profit Kendal Corporation’s senior living communities where we discussed trends, disruptors, threats, and opportunities faced by today’s continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”). More specifically, we discussed how each of the above should be considered in Kendal’s 5-year [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:58-04:00September 3rd, 2018|

Free Guide to Evaluating the Financial Viability of a CCRC

In some ways, making the decision to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) is like taking out an insurance policy to protect you from the “what ifs” that the future may hold. What if I can no longer handle the upkeep of my home? What if I [...]

By |2023-08-05T16:35:45-04:00July 16th, 2018|

Retiring the “Sales Counselor” Title at CCRCs?

Salespeople and advertisers often get a bad rap. Right or wrong, there is a definite stereotype around people who make a living off of selling everything from office supplies to pharmaceuticals to, yes, used cars. At the heart of this stereotype, I believe, is people’s concerns about being pushed into a decision they are not [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:43:20-04:00May 7th, 2018|
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