choosing a CCRC

Why Is Comparing CCRCs So Difficult?

You’ve examined the various senior living options, from remaining in your current home to moving to a age-restricted retirement community, and you’ve decided that the continuum of care and amenities offered by a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) is the right decision for you. Now, it’s time to choose the CCRC [...]

By |2021-05-03T15:22:11-04:00May 20th, 2019|

Why Adult Children of CCRC Residents Opt for a CCRC Too

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to a large group of prospective residents at a life plan community (also called a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC) in Phoenix, Arizona. Following the presentation, a couple from the audience came up and spoke with me. I could see right away that they were considerably [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:18:23-04:00January 28th, 2019|

6 Key Considerations for Your CCRC Decision Process

Financially, emotionally, and from a practical perspective, choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or “life plan” community) is a big decision. Here at myLifeSite, we strive to provide information and create resources that can help seniors make a more informed decision about whether this particular senior living option is right for them, and if [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:00:31-04:00January 21st, 2019|

2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey Report Now Available!

What are older adults looking for in a continuing care retirement community? This is the overarching question we seek to answer in our annual myLifeSite consumer survey. In the fall, we sent out a brief anonymous online survey to our list of over 8,000 consumer contacts, and we received responses from 430 people who are [...]

By |2019-01-08T09:40:45-05:00January 7th, 2019|

How Senior Living “Translates” in Other Countries

I often get asked about how our various senior living models here in the U.S., including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communities), compare to the options abroad. The impetus for this query is typically from one of two angles: Some people are pondering if they would like to move to another country [...]

By |2021-04-15T13:53:31-04:00October 22nd, 2018|

Evaluate the Financial Viability of a CCRC With Our Free Guide

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 |2022-07-18T10:45:26-04:00July 16th, 2018|

Aren’t We Too Young to Think About This? Guest post by Claudia Rumwell

By Claudia Rumwell The following story is part of a joint project between myLifeSite and Senior Correspondent where we ask people to report on their senior living decision process.  When my husband and I decided to embark on our fact-finding mission to learn about continuing care retirement communities (CCRC’s), our friends were perplexed. Weren’t we too young to think [...]

By |2018-03-16T09:47:42-04:00March 16th, 2018|

How Do I Know If I’ll Be Happy Living in This CCRC?

When making a decision about moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community), there are a lot of different factors to consider. It's certainly vital to understand the financial implications and contract details, but there’s something else just as (or maybe even more) important to consider, and you won’t [...]

By |2021-04-18T07:33:15-04:00March 5th, 2018|

Are Preconceptions About Senior Living Communities Holding You Back?

The issue of ageism continues to be a hot topic lately—I’m not sure it’s becoming more of a problem or if we’re just becoming more aware of it. Perhaps it’s because the Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age at a rapid rate, and people are living longer thanks to modern medicine, so there are simply [...]

By |2018-02-06T10:53:03-05:00February 5th, 2018|
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