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Residents’ & Prospects’ Vision for the Future of CCRCs

Recently, I’ve shared some thoughts on what I believe the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) of the future may look like. While I lack the benefit of a crystal ball, I have offered my insights about community design trends, technology advancements, and the industry’s move toward increased environmental sustainability. Of course, these things only [...]

By | 2020-01-13T15:30:10+00:00 January 13th, 2020|

The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement

For New Year’s, a lot of people make a resolution to improve their health. Some commit to eating a healthier diet, while others pledge to make it to the gym more often. While these steps are no doubt good for your health, it might be just as important to resolve to build and nurture your [...]

By | 2020-01-06T17:11:25+00:00 January 6th, 2020|

A Look Back: Our Top Senior Living Blog Posts from 2019

Happy new year from myLifeSite! We hope your holiday season has been filled with joy, relaxation, and time with loved ones. As we begin 2020, let’s take a moment to look back at the five myLifeSite blog posts from 2019 that received the most views. #5: One Word That Should be Removed from Senior Living [...]

By | 2019-12-30T15:24:47+00:00 December 30th, 2019|

What are Your Perspectives on the Future of CCRCs?

Over the past few months, I’ve shared a few insights on what I believe the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) of the future may look like. I have offered thoughts about community design trends, technology advancements, and the industry’s move toward increased environmental sustainability. But now, I’d like to hear from [...]

By | 2019-12-23T14:32:42+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|

Can I Use My Long-Term Care Insurance in a CCRC?

This is a question I am often asked, and it seems I’ve been getting the question with more frequency lately. Although I’ve written on this topic a few times before, I want to give a concise overview of what you need to know about using your long-term care insurance policy in a CCRC, including some [...]

By | 2019-12-16T15:05:05+00:00 December 16th, 2019|

A Secure Future: An Actuarial Perspective on CCRC Financial Viability

If you are a regular follower of our blog then you know I am a fan in general of life plan communities, also referred to as CCRCs or “continuing care retirement communities.” Just this week, I spoke with a resident of a CCRC who told me she had lived there for 16 years, and it [...]

By | 2019-12-09T14:38:23+00:00 December 9th, 2019|

The Environmentally Sustainable CCRC of the Future

It seems like every time you turn on the news, there is a report about the climate crisis and startling trends about global warming. With future generations in mind, more and more retirees are making environmentally conscious decisions about their senior living options. In my book, What’s the Deal with Retirement Communities (which makes a [...]

By | 2019-12-04T16:31:33+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|

3 Reasons Seniors Delay a CCRC Move & Why They Should Reconsider

According to AARP’s most recent survey of adults age 50 and over, 76 percent of seniors want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. I’ve seen other surveys that put that figure at upwards of 90 percent. Whichever source you consider, the consensus seems to be that a large majority of retirees would prefer [...]

By | 2019-11-25T15:41:48+00:00 November 25th, 2019|

How Technology Is Reducing Long-Distance Caregiver Burden

Over the summer, I wrote about the challenges that can come with long-distance caregiving, defined as living more than an hour from the care recipient. While serving as a caregiver for a loved one under any circumstances can present a number of challenges, long-distance caregiving has its own unique set of difficulties. Long-distance caregivers have [...]

By | 2019-11-18T15:32:22+00:00 November 18th, 2019|

Could Political Divisions Hurt the Senior Living Industry?

Recently I’ve observed more prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, life plan communities) who are asking about the political affiliations of the resident population as part of the research process. And just this past week, I received a thought-provoking email from a resident of a CCRC. She was inquiring if I knew of [...]

By | 2019-11-11T16:37:06+00:00 November 11th, 2019|