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CCRCs Help Seniors Stay Active for a Healthier Life

A new study was released last month by researchers out of Norway that looked at whether physical activity and sedentary time were correlated with an increased risk of an early death. The research team analyzed data from eight previous studies done in Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the U.S., which looked at a total [...]

By | 2019-09-16T17:52:47+00:00 September 16th, 2019|

Demystify Senior Living Terminology with Our Free Guide

Life plan community, naturally occurring retirement community, retirement village, active adult community … When you are researching senior living and care options, do you ever feel like you need a dictionary in order to keep track of all of the industry lingo? You’re not alone. All of these different, yet similar, terms can be extremely [...]

By | 2019-09-09T09:51:21+00:00 September 9th, 2019|

The Benefits of Customized Care in Special Care Units

A special care unit (SCU) is an inpatient unit within a healthcare facility that is custom-designed, staffed, and equipped to care for people with specific health conditions. They are usually in a physically separate space from other patient populations. Traditionally found in hospitals, SCUs also are becoming increasingly common within assisted living and skilled nursing [...]

By | 2019-09-02T15:29:28+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|

The Crossroads of Immigration Reform and Long-Term Care

Immigration has been a hot topic in the United States lately. Regardless of your opinions on this issue, there’s little dispute that our nation needs some type of immigration reform policy. But what people may not realize is how closely tied another looming nationwide challenge is to the immigration debate. That issue is our country’s [...]

By | 2019-08-26T15:54:20+00:00 August 26th, 2019|

Is a CCRC a Good Financial Fit for You?

Prior to starting myLifeSite, I spent nearly 14 years in the financial planning business, helping many older adults manage their retirement and long-term care plans. In fact, it was during my time in the industry that I recognized a need for better guidance related to complex senior living decisions, particularly when it comes to navigating [...]

By | 2019-08-19T14:30:30+00:00 August 19th, 2019|

Improving the Image of Nursing Care & Assisted Living

In last week’s post, I discussed the importance of not only visiting the healthcare center at the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) you are considering, but also doing some due diligence research to ensure they will provide you with the quality of care you expect, should you ever need it. In [...]

By | 2019-08-12T11:08:38+00:00 August 12th, 2019|

How to Know If a CCRC’s Healthcare Center Will Meet Expectations

In talking with residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities) around the country, I often hear stories about how happy people are with their decision to move to the community. They talk about the benefits like wellness programs, the sense of community, amenities that make life easier and more enjoyable, and [...]

By | 2019-08-05T16:09:24+00:00 August 5th, 2019|

The Cost of a CCRC vs. the Value to Residents

A few weeks ago, I shared a blog post, which discussed some of the reasons why it is wise to make a move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) sooner rather than later. Among the advantages of moving to a CCRC sooner, it can be easier to get acclimated and [...]

By | 2019-07-30T08:57:47+00:00 July 29th, 2019|

The Value of Community at a CCRC

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Bishop Spencer Place (BSP), a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) in Kansas City, Missouri, for a marketing event. In addition to many prospects, there were a few current residents in attendance, and following the event, one of them—let’s call her Mrs. Smith—came up [...]

By | 2019-07-29T17:24:48+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|

The Challenge of Long-Distance Caregiving

In the United States, more and more people are taking on the role of caregiver to an aging loved one. In fact, a 2015 study by The National Alliance for Caregiving revealed that over 34 million adults are serving as a caregiver for a senior. Most caregivers are female (60 percent), and they are 49 [...]

By | 2019-07-29T17:25:28+00:00 July 15th, 2019|