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New Life, No Regrets- By CCRC resident Rich Fernsler

The following story is part of a joint project between myLifeSite and Senior Correspondent where we ask people to report on their senior living decision process.  By Rich Fernsler Long before turning 40, both my wife and I knew we would eventually choose to live in a life care retirement community, based primarily on the very different life experiences [...]

By | 2018-04-12T06:32:38+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

Embracing the New- By CCRC Resident Parker McLendon

The following story is part of a joint project between myLifeSite and Senior Correspondent where we ask people to report on their senior living decision process.  By Parker McLendon My wife and I discovered that it was best to choose before we had to choose! Giving up a home and moving to a retirement community is a major adjustment, [...]

By | 2018-04-12T06:36:21+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

The Pros & Cons of 55+ Active Adult Communities

As you are exploring your senior living options, you may have looked at what is referred to as an “active adult community.” These are 55 and over “age-restricted” or “age-qualified” communities, typically meaning that someone in the residence must be at least 55 years old. What defines an active adult community? Active adult communities aren’t [...]

By | 2018-04-10T06:57:02+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

Understanding the Regulatory Process for CCRCs

Choosing to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or “life plan community”) is a big decision—one that necessitates thorough research and planning on your part. You want to be certain that you are selecting a community that will uphold its contractual responsibilities to provide you with a continuum of care services, if needed, [...]

By | 2018-04-03T20:44:46+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

What If There’s No Space in the CCRC Healthcare Center When I Need It?

The distinguishing—even defining—feature of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) is contractually-provided access to a “continuum of care,” which typically includes independent living, assisted living, memory care, and/or skilled nursing care; each of these services is usually offered on-site (although not always). I wrote a blog post about the “continuum of [...]

By | 2018-03-27T06:40:15+00:00 March 26th, 2018|

Ensuring Proper Nutrition for Seniors (…and How CCRCs Can Help)

March is National Nutrition Month. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this annual campaign puts a spotlight on the importance of making informed choices about food and developing healthy habits around eating and physical activity. When it comes to proper nutrition for older people, it’s important that their loved ones be attuned to their [...]

By | 2018-03-19T17:47:33+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

It’s the Lifestyle! by Guest Author and Royal Oaks Resident Karen Shane

By Karen Shane The following story is part of a joint project between myLifeSite and Senior Correspondent where we ask people to report on their senior living decision process.  From our marriage on the plains of Nebraska 59 years ago at 18, John and I have led a peripatetic lifestyle, one that we were not inclined to readily abandon. [...]

By | 2018-03-16T09:56:41+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Aren’t We Too Young to Think About This? Guest post by Claudia Rumwell

By Claudia Rumwell The following story is part of a joint project between myLifeSite and Senior Correspondent where we ask people to report on their senior living decision process.  When my husband and I decided to embark on our fact-finding mission to learn about continuing care retirement communities (CCRC’s), our friends were perplexed. Weren’t we too young to think [...]

By | 2018-03-16T09:47:42+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

A Primer on CCRC Residency Contracts

Here at myLifeSite, we are able to gather lots of great insights and comments from the thousands of people who follow our blog posts and who are actively engaged in the process of researching continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”). This helps us develop content that we hope speaks directly to the [...]

By | 2018-03-20T15:54:30+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

How Do I Know If I’ll Be Happy Living in This CCRC?

When making a decision about moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community), there are a lot of different factors to consider. It's certainly vital to understand the financial implications and contract details, but there’s something else just as (or maybe even more) important to consider, and you won’t [...]

By | 2018-03-05T14:03:22+00:00 March 5th, 2018|