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|

Four Steps to Choosing the Right Retirement Community

So, you’ve been thinking a retirement community could make sense for you. It can be an attractive senior living option for a number of reasons: the social interactions and relationships, activities and amenities, care services (when available), peace of mind … and the list goes on. But how do you choose the right community for [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:51:25-04:00August 24th, 2021|

How the Pandemic Has Impacted Thoughts About Senior Living

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of life with many people becoming sick, losing loved ones, losing jobs, and/or struggling with childcare. Throughout all of this, I have been mindful of how the pandemic is affecting people mentally, especially seniors who are in the highest-risk category for the virus. And I’ve also wondered [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:32:16-04:00October 5th, 2020|

Key Questions: The Ultimate CCRC Checklist

While inquisitiveness is a trait found in many members of the animal kingdom, human intelligence leads us to learn about the world, at least in part, by asking questions. And it starts at a young age. In fact, researchers in Britain have found that children ask a daily average of 73 questions. For those of [...]

By |2024-01-19T22:17:36-05:00September 28th, 2020|

Why Didn’t I Think to Ask That? The Less Obvious CCRC Questions

When you are choosing which continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) is right for you, it can feel like you have a million questions you want and need to ask. At MyLifesite, we write frequently about understanding the various types of contracts, financial aspects of the decision, healthcare, and more. There are [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:32:17-04:00September 7th, 2020|

All CCRC Prospects Should Ask These 10 Questions

When considering various senior living options, prospective residents can feel overwhelmed by the process. There are so many different considerations that go into the decision: location, contract terms and price, quality, amenities, care services, and much more. The advent of the internet has made researching senior living communities, such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:40:59-04:00June 8th, 2020|

5 Questions Every Prospective CCRC Resident Should Ask

Prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities) are making a big decision. It’s a choice that will have long-term implications for their quality of life, finances, and healthcare — obviously not something to be taken lightly. That’s why it’s important to ask the right questions so that you are fully [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:41:35-04:00February 17th, 2020|

In a Good Place: Enjoying Retirement in a CCRC

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with two residents of Henry Ford Village (HFV) in Dearborn, Michigan. Let’s call them Dan and Mary. They were not a couple but had become friends over their time living in this continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community). I asked Dan and Mary the two [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:25-04:00April 29th, 2019|

The Intersection of CCRC Finances & Occupancy Results

If you’ve had a chance to look over the results of our recent consumer survey of over 420 prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”), then you know that one of the biggest, if not the biggest, reason for delaying a decision to move is uncertainty or concern regarding the [...]

By |2024-01-19T21:56:10-05:00March 4th, 2019|

Why CCRCs Are Good for Adult Children 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 |2024-01-19T21:43:28-05:00January 28th, 2019|
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