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How to Differentiate Between Rental Retirement Communities

I’ve written several blog posts on the lingo used within the senior living industry. Some of the industry’s terms are more easily understood than others, however. For example, in last week’s blog post, we explored the meaning of “independent living” and how this label is applied to different senior living and care scenarios. This week, [...]

By |2021-04-18T05:46:43-04:00February 1st, 2021|

The Great Debate: Rental or Entry Fee Retirement Community?

With the rise of rental retirement communities in recent years, sometimes referred to as independent living communities or “independent plus,” I hear more comments from people who say they are looking for communities without a “buy-in.” When comparing rental retirement communities to entry fee life plan communities (aka, continuing care retirement communities or “CCRCs”), there [...]

By |2021-04-12T05:05:48-04:00May 25th, 2020|

How Rental and Equity CCRCs Work

Over the last few years, I’ve written a number of posts describing the various types of residency contracts offered by continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”), the less understood nuances among each, as well as how to properly compare and contrast the choices. But it was recently pointed out to me that [...]

By |2021-04-12T13:23:31-04:00April 6th, 2020|

What Does “Independent Living” Mean in Senior Living?

As a follow up to my recent blog posts on the challenges of comparing continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and comparing rental retirement communities to CCRCs, I wanted to share with you the different ways that the term "independent living" is used in the senior living industry. Spoiler alert: It is a phrase that is [...]

By |2021-05-03T14:50:14-04:00June 3rd, 2019|

Comparing Rental Retirement Communities and Life Plan Communities

When comparing rental retirement communities and life plan communities, aka, CCRC or “continuing care retirement community," there are some important details to consider. Sometimes the options look quite similar at a glance, and some of the distinguishing characteristics may not always be immediately obvious. In this post I want to provide some clarity about the [...]

By |2021-05-03T15:22:19-04:00May 13th, 2019|

CCRC vs. Rental Retirement Community: What Are the Differences?

According to Pew Research Center, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turned 65 today, and about that same number will reach retirement age every day for the next decade. That’s a lot of retirees! And that’s one of the reasons the retirement living industry is booming in our country with more and more senior living communities opening [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:48:09-04:00June 26th, 2017|
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