The States with the Most CCRCs Per Senior Might Surprise You!

At a recent speaking event at an Arizona continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community), someone mentioned to me that they assumed that the state of Arizona would have a lot of CCRCs relative to the number of older adults in their population. I told her that even though one might logically think [...]

By | 2019-03-12T07:49:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|

The Intersection of CCRC Finances & Occupancy Results

If you’ve had a chance to look over the results of our recent consumer survey of over 420 prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”), then you know that one of the biggest, if not the biggest, reason for delaying a decision to move is uncertainty or concern regarding the [...]

By | 2019-03-04T15:35:21+00:00 March 4th, 2019|

Crunch the Numbers: Staying in Your Home vs. Moving to a CCRC

Although continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities) offer residents many conveniences and amenities, the top reason that seniors cite for their desire to move to one of these communities is their full continuum of care services. In fact, according to our 2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey, this access to care is the number [...]

By | 2019-02-26T09:27:49+00:00 February 25th, 2019|

Game On: Can Brain Games Improve Your Memory?

There are a number of so-called “brain game” products on the market these days. These typically are computer or smartphone/tablet-based games that claim they can help improve seniors’ cognitive function and memory. But do they really work? Could playing video games be the secret to decreasing the prevalence of neuro-degenerative conditions like dementia? And what [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:39:32+00:00 February 18th, 2019|

Labor of Love: The Challenges Faced by Grandparent-Led Families

When most people envision their retirement years, they probably imagine time spent relaxing or enjoying leisure activities, sharing good times with friends, or travelling. But for more and more seniors, their retirement reality includes changing diapers, packing lunchboxes, helping with homework, and shuttling kids to afterschool activities. That’s because an increasing number of grandparents in [...]

By | 2019-02-11T14:25:53+00:00 February 11th, 2019|

Will Aging in Place Soon Become a Thing of the Past?

I know that it’s only within the last 10 years or so that the term “aging in place” has become part of the vernacular, driven in large part by countless industry articles and surveys showing that upwards of 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home for as long as possible. [...]

By | 2019-02-05T07:27:18+00:00 February 4th, 2019|

Why Adult Children of CCRC Residents Opt for a CCRC Too

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to a large group of prospective residents at a life plan community (also called a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC) in Phoenix, Arizona. Following the presentation, a couple from the audience came up and spoke with me. I could see right away that they were considerably [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:11:16+00:00 January 28th, 2019|

6 Key Considerations for Your CCRC Decision Process

Financially, emotionally, and from a practical perspective, choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or “life plan” community) is a big decision. Here at myLifeSite, we strive to provide information and create resources that can help seniors make a more informed decision about whether this particular senior living option is right for them, and if [...]

By | 2019-01-22T09:19:36+00:00 January 21st, 2019|

One Word That Should be Removed from Senior Living Lingo

Are there certain words that make you feel a certain way, triggering either positive or negative feelings? Family, work, home, taxes, and vacation might be a few examples. Working in the senior living space, I think a lot about the specific terminology that is used within our industry vertical, as well as the aging-related language [...]

By | 2019-01-14T13:22:59+00:00 January 14th, 2019|

2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey Report Now Available!

What are older adults looking for in a continuing care retirement community? This is the overarching question we seek to answer in our annual myLifeSite consumer survey. In the fall, we sent out a brief anonymous online survey to our list of over 8,000 consumer contacts, and we received responses from 430 people who are [...]

By | 2019-01-08T09:40:45+00:00 January 7th, 2019|