What Are Your Retirement Community Decision Priorities?

You’ve considered your senior living options, such as remaining in your current home or downsizing, and determined that a retirement community move is the best choice for you. But how do you decide which retirement community is the best fit for your goals? Obviously cost must be taken into consideration, but what are your other [...]

By |2024-04-22T13:49:38-04:00April 23rd, 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|

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|

Overcoming Adult Children’s Objections to Your Senior Living Plans

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes time spent with family. Over the next few weeks, many people will savor some quality together time, but for some, it also can be a time of fraught conversations — think politics, religion, or relationship status. But there’s one conversation that is worth having, even [...]

By |2023-11-27T18:12:29-05:00November 28th, 2023|

Uniting The Emotional & The Rational In Senior Living Decisions

We all make countless decisions every day. Some are mundane, like what to have for breakfast. Others are much more consequential, like choosing a career, picking a life partner, or getting that tattoo. At the heart of every decision we make, there is a thought process that takes into account risks and rewards, past experiences, [...]

By |2023-11-27T15:34:10-05:00November 21st, 2023|

Is Retirement in Florida Right for You?

As temperatures begin to drop in many areas of the country, some older people may start to ponder if spending their retirement in Florida might be the way to go. For so-called “snowbirds” who have already made this senior living decision, cooler weather is a sure sign that it’s time for their annual trip south [...]

By |2023-11-06T16:47:49-05:00November 7th, 2023|

What’s Behind “I’m Not Ready Yet” for 55 Plus Community Prospects

“I’m not ready yet.” Among prospective 55 plus community residents, it’s a refrain heard time and again. Sometimes it may be uttered while sitting with adult children at the kitchen table of a beloved house. Other times, it might be said in a heart-to-heart conversation with a spouse or partner while sitting in the family [...]

By |2023-08-08T09:23:46-04:00August 1st, 2023|

Becoming an Educated Senior Living Consumer

This past week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group at Ventana by Buckner, a beautiful new continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) in Dallas. It was a great opportunity to interact with prospective residents and help answer some of their questions on topics like financial hesitancy, for-profit [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:14:39-04:00March 29th, 2022|

How Psychology Impacts Motivations Behind a Senior Living Move

This week, I was reading about the psychology of human motivations and decision-making. I’m not a psychologist or sociologist, but it is interesting to consider what motivates those people who opt to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or other type of senior living community. Specifically, I was reading about Abraham Maslow, who [...]

By |2023-08-05T16:55:20-04:00March 8th, 2022|

Senior Living Must Appeal to Data-Focused Decision-Makers

I read a really interesting article this past week that was published a few years ago on Senior Housing News. The article discusses how senior living communities’ dining programs are closely tied to move-ins, especially as it relates to memory care communities. What I found particularly interesting about this article was its focus on generational [...]

By |2024-03-27T13:57:48-04:00December 14th, 2021|
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