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How Do I Choose a Life Plan Community?

By | 2017-02-22T23:38:03+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|

Choosing a Life Plan Community, also referred to as a CCRC, is a big decision and one that is probably unique from other decisions you have made. It is a lifestyle, financial, housing, and healthcare decision all wrapped up into one. Making an informed decision can help secure your future regardless of unforeseen health [...]

Geriatric Care Managers: “Professional Relatives” to Coordinate Care

By | 2017-11-13T13:03:31+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

In last week’s blog post, I discussed the steps you and your family can take in advance of a healthcare emergency to reduce some of the stress of a difficult situation—what’s referred to as “pre-crisis planning.” From exploring assisted living facilities in your area to working with an experienced financial advisor to prepare your assets, [...]

In the Media

By | 2019-04-01T09:09:45+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

myLifeSite: A valuable resource to consumers and experts alike. How Advisors Help Aging Clients With Hard Long-Term Care DecisionsMarch 2019“An advisor's role is to be a catalyst to a family,” Breeding said. “Adult children may struggle to bring it up with their parents or be in denial themselves. If you can [...]

Does Your Location Determine Your Lifespan?

By | 2020-10-12T13:33:24+00:00 October 12th, 2020|

Is it possible that where you live could determine how healthy you are and how long you live? There’s mounting evidence that the answer to this question may be yes. I’ve written before about so-called “Blue Zones” — areas around the world that have a higher-than-average number of centenarians (people reaching age 100+). A recent [...]

Kindness Matters: How Volunteering Can Benefit Seniors’ Health

By | 2020-09-21T12:03:19+00:00 September 21st, 2020|

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” -- Fred Rogers (a.k.a., Mr. Rogers) There is plenty of bad news to go around lately. From news updates on COVID-19 to stories [...]

You May Be Able to Deduct Some CCRC Costs from Your Taxes

By | 2020-08-24T14:30:11+00:00 August 24th, 2020|

Over the past months since COVID-19 turned our world upside down, I’ve done a few dozen webinars for prospective residents of various retirement communities across the country focused on planning for the future in an uncertain environment. One of the most common questions that I get during the Q&A portion of these sessions continues to [...]

Who Gets the Ventilator? Age Shouldn’t Be the Deciding Factor

By | 2020-07-06T18:29:41+00:00 July 6th, 2020|

In recent days, states across the U.S. have shattered their previous COVID-19 infection and hospitalization numbers. Startling data reveals that more than half of the country is experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 patients, with numerous cities approaching full capacity in their hospitals’ ICUs. In some areas, the positivity rate for tests is in the [...]

CCRCs Need to Solve the “Not Ready Yet” Demographic Issue

By | 2020-06-23T17:58:00+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|

You may have heard the adage that with two ears and one mouth, we should listen twice as much as we talk. With this in mind, I love hearing from our followers and users of and learning about your thoughts on senior living-related issues. Indeed, your thoughts, ideas, and opinions inform almost all the [...]

How Senior Living is Evolving to Meet Future Demand

By | 2020-06-02T08:20:16+00:00 June 1st, 2020|

Within the next decade, children in the U.S. will be outnumbered by elderly Americans, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the number of seniors (people age 65 and older) will roughly double between now and 2030. With this dramatic demographic shift, we will have to face a new challenge: caring for [...]

CCRC, Life Plan, Lifecare: What are the Differences?

By | 2020-03-23T09:44:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2020|

There is so much terminology in the senior living industry that it can be confusing for consumers who are researching the options. While I understand the reasons behind the industry’s recent efforts to replace the term “continuing care retirement community” with “life plan community,” consumers now have yet another descriptor to add to the already [...]