Which Senior Living Community Is Right for You? Part 2: Equity Retirement Communities

In last week’s post, we explored the defining characteristics of a rental retirement community, as well as the potential pros and cons of choosing one. In this second installment in our series on the different types of senior living communities, we examine equity retirement communities, also referred to as ownership retirement communities, and what sets [...]

By |2023-07-21T15:25:27-04:00March 21st, 2023|

The Challenge of Turning Retirement Communities Into “Home”

“There’s no place like home,” Dorothy says at the end of The Wizard of Oz, after she wakes up safe and sound in her bedroom in Kansas. Many people share Dorothy’s sentiments about their own home. For me, no matter how much I enjoy a trip or vacation, there’s a part of me that is [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:51:28-04:00June 29th, 2021|

The Pros & Cons of 55+ Active Adult Communities

As you are exploring your senior living options, you may have looked at what is referred to as an “active adult community.” These are 55 and over “age-restricted” or “age-qualified” communities, typically meaning that someone in the residence must be at least 55 years old. What defines an active adult community? Active adult communities aren’t [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:43:34-04:00April 9th, 2018|

A Primer on CCRC Residency Contracts

Here at myLifeSite, we are able to gather lots of great insights and comments from the thousands of people who follow our blog posts and who are actively engaged in the process of researching continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”). This helps us develop content that we hope speaks directly to the [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:43:36-04:00March 12th, 2018|

Working Toward Equal Access in LGBT Senior Living

From legal reform to well-organized advocacy groups, the U.S. is generally becoming a more tolerant place for members of the LGBT community. And as the number of openly LGBT seniors continues to grow, more and more senior living communities are looking for ways to welcome them with open arms.

By |2024-03-06T22:20:16-05:00September 15th, 2016|

Avoid This Mistake When Comparing Retirement Communities

As you are looking at the side-by-side costs of retirement communities, you must ensure you are making an apples-to-apples comparison about what services are and are not included in the pricing so that you may draw a fully informed conclusion about which senior living option is right for you.

By |2023-10-23T12:43:07-04:00July 26th, 2016|

Calculating the Affordability of a CCRC (life plan community)

My experience in talking with prospective residents is that, from a financial perspective, the question is not so much about “can I afford it” as much as it is “to what extent can I afford it?” Many who are considering moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community want a better understanding of what the financial impact to their estate could be based on a range of possible scenarios.

By |2023-08-03T08:22:22-04:00July 16th, 2014|
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