Survey Results: Obstacles to a Retirement Community Move

Last week, we talked about how vital it is for retirement communities — and indeed the senior living industry as a whole — to listen to the voice of the resident. People who have chosen to make a retirement community move should feel comfortable once they are there, including feeling respected and heard by management. [...]

By |2024-01-30T09:29:43-05:00January 30th, 2024|

The Voice of the Resident Should Be Heard by Retirement Communities

We recently received an email from a myLifeSite user inquiring about how the resident advisory council of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) typically operates in conjunction with CCRC management. He asked how these “voice of the resident” committees work to impact financial, healthcare, and master planning changes that are being [...]

By |2024-01-22T13:57:53-05:00January 23rd, 2024|

Can Pets Slow Cognitive Decline Among Soloagers?

There is mounting evidence that people who are lonely or socially isolated may suffer a variety of negative health consequences. But with our nation’s growing number of “soloagers” — people who, by choice or circumstance, are aging alone — one of the most concerning findings is the correlation between social isolation and a 50% increase [...]

By |2024-01-15T18:36:46-05:00January 16th, 2024|

Practicing Gratitude Can Benefit Your Health

With the new year, a lot of people ponder what changes they might make in their lives to improve their health or their happiness. Maybe you resolve to start some healthy habits like exercising more and eating better. Or perhaps you intend to spend more time with loved ones or on a cherished hobby. All [...]

By |2024-01-09T08:14:03-05:00January 9th, 2024|

Different Types of Trusts Can Meet Your Estate Planning Goals

For some people, creating a trust as part of their estate planning process can be a savvy move to protect their assets and their legacy. But with so many different types of trusts, it can be confusing to know which type is right for your unique situation and objectives. Let’s take a look at what [...]

By |2024-01-02T09:03:14-05:00January 2nd, 2024|

Year-End Review: myLifeSite’s Top Senior Living Blog Posts for 2023

As we grow older, it seems that the years fly by faster and faster. The holidays are a good opportunity to slow down, take stock of our priorities, and commit to refocusing on the things that matter most to us in life — whatever that might be. To quote Benjamin Franklin, “Dost thou love life? [...]

By |2024-01-19T23:02:05-05:00December 26th, 2023|

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs Support LTC Residents

According to the latest CDC statistics, there are nearly 2.1 million Americans living in our nation’s 46,200 long-term care facilities. This includes 30,600 assisted living communities with nearly 820,000 residents, and 15,600 skilled nursing facilities (also called nursing homes) with around 1.3 million residents. In many cases, these are some of the most vulnerable members of [...]

By |2023-12-18T14:53:27-05:00December 19th, 2023|

Social Connection Among the Benefits of Retirement Communities

It is a busy time of year for many as calendars are filled with holiday parties and family gatherings. But for some, particularly retirees living alone, this season puts a painful exclamation point on the loneliness and social isolation they must endure year-round. With study after study showing the detrimental effects being lonely and secluded [...]

By |2024-04-15T13:51:03-04:00December 12th, 2023|

2 Key Factors in Senior Living Cost Comparisons

Services. Amenities. Location. Floorplan. Availability of care. These are some of the community features that affect senior living cost. At myLifeSite, we’re often asked about comparing retirement communities and costs. Just last week, we received a question about whether a rental community is better than a community requiring an entry fee, sometimes referred to as [...]

By |2024-03-06T21:18:22-05:00December 5th, 2023|

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|
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