Is a CCRC a Good Financial Fit for You?

Prior to starting myLifeSite, I spent nearly 14 years in the financial planning business, helping many older adults manage their retirement and long-term care plans. In fact, it was during my time in the industry that I recognized a need for better guidance related to complex senior living decisions, particularly when it comes to navigating [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:03-04:00August 19th, 2019|

The Cost of a CCRC vs. the Value to Residents

A few weeks ago, I shared a blog post, which discussed some of the reasons why it is wise to make a move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) sooner rather than later. Among the advantages of moving to a CCRC sooner, it can be easier to get acclimated and [...]

By |2023-07-26T10:00:16-04:00July 29th, 2019|

Is It Really Better to Get Post-Acute Care at Home?

For anyone who has spent time in a hospital for an illness, injury, or other health issue, you know that being discharged is typically a welcome event—your condition has improved enough to no longer require acute care. However, in this day and age of managed healthcare, the decision to discharge a patient also takes into [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:26-04:00April 15th, 2019|

Financial Advisors: Be Careful with Opinions on Senior Living

In a former life, prior to founding myLifeSite, I was a financial advisor (FA) for nearly 14 years. Some of the older adults I advised were interested in the benefits of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community)—especially the on-site access to a continuum of care services—but there were a variety of [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:54-04:00November 5th, 2018|

The Impact of Socioeconomics on Positive Aging

In last week’s blog post, I wrote about 90-year-old oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and his inspiring attitude about growing older, despite several recent health setbacks. In the article, Pickens suggests being “the eternal optimist who is excited to see what the next decade will bring.” He continues: “I remain excited every day, engaged and thrilled [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:43:15-04:00July 30th, 2018|

4 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care Services

The phrase “long-term care” refers to a spectrum of care services that people may need — sometimes including skilled nursing/medical care, but often non-medical help with the basic self-care responsibilities of everyday life, also known as activities of daily living (ADLs). This type of long-term care, also called assisted living, may include things like bathing, [...]

By |2023-11-23T23:44:53-05:00July 9th, 2018|

Close-up: The AARP Long-Term Services & Supports Scorecard

I’m always eager to share resources for people who are interested in learning more about the senior living industry and related topics like long-term care. That’s why I was excited to hear about the most recent version of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard Report. Ranking LTSS by state [...]

By |2023-08-04T20:04:20-04:00June 29th, 2017|
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