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About Brad Breeding

Brad Breeding is president and co-founder of myLifeSite, a North Carolina company that develops web-based resources designed to help families make better-informed decisions when considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or lifecare community.

Understanding the Different Forms of Independent Living

What do you think when you hear the term “independent living”? This phrase seems to have different connotations for different people, creating confusion. Even within the senior living industry, it gets applied to a pretty wide range of living and care situations. Let’s take a closer look at the meaning of “independent living” and how [...]

By | 2021-01-25T15:29:25+00:00 January 25th, 2021|

The Best Time to Begin Decluttering for a Senior Living Move is Now

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has been slower than hoped, but it is happening. Each day, more and more Americans have the opportunity to roll up their sleeve and get inoculated against this terrible virus. Hopefully, in the coming weeks and months, that number will go up dramatically as vaccine supply increases. With this [...]

By | 2021-01-19T11:18:58+00:00 January 18th, 2021|

Vision 2025: Developing the Next Generation of Senior Living Leadership

In the United States, approximately 10,000 people turn 65 every day, according to the UN Population Division. The number of seniors will more than double by 2050, representing more than 20 percent of the nation’s population by 2050. Additionally, based on U.S. Census data, there are an estimated 73 million Baby Boomers in this country, all of [...]

By | 2021-01-18T15:47:22+00:00 January 11th, 2021|

Using Our Resources: An Innovative Remote Learning Tutoring Program

Reading the news lately, it can be difficult to find much cause for optimism. Dominating the headlines: rising COVID-19 hospitalization, political turmoil, and economic uncertainty, to name just a few of the world’s current woes. Yet there are glimmers of hope amid the gloom. One example is a story I read last week in The [...]

By | 2021-01-04T14:02:27+00:00 January 4th, 2021|

A Look Back: Our Top Senior Living Blog Posts from 2020

I think it’s safe to say that most people are happy to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. As we all eagerly look ahead to 2021, let’s take a moment to look back at the five myLifeSite senior living blog posts from 2020 that received the most views. #5: 4 Ways to Know You’re Ready [...]

By | 2021-01-18T15:46:33+00:00 December 28th, 2020|

When Will Independent-Living CCRC Residents Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Our nation has experienced an agonizing nine months as millions of people have been infected with COVID-19 and hundreds of thousands have died. So, it was an emotional moment this past week as we watched the first Americans receive the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. As I wrote recently, it is also welcome news that healthcare [...]

By | 2020-12-21T13:53:50+00:00 December 21st, 2020|

What Will Long-Term Care Cost and How Long Will I Need It?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)’s Administration on Aging (AOA), around 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require long-term care services at some point in their life. This means they will need assistance with at least two activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, or [...]

By | 2020-12-14T13:28:16+00:00 December 14th, 2020|

Long-Term Care Tops the COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient List

Finally: Some good news on the COVID-19 front! The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which shows a 95 percent efficacy rate, as well as the Moderna vaccine with its 94 percent efficacy, are both being fast-tracked by the FDA for emergency use. There is optimism that they will receive approval in the U.S. any day now, and initial [...]

By | 2020-12-07T13:06:02+00:00 December 7th, 2020|

How Important Is It to Choose a Medicare-Certified Senior Care Center?

The jargon used in the senior living and healthcare industry can be confusing; there are a lot of terms that sound similar but have very different meanings. One phrase that can sometimes befuddle people is “Medicare-certified" as it relates to senior care providers. So, let’s break down exactly what this term means. >> Related: Demystify [...]

By | 2020-12-07T13:05:23+00:00 November 30th, 2020|

CCRC Residents Share Their Thanksgiving Gratitude

It has been a trying year for nearly everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought anxiety, loneliness, and sorrow, yet we’ve also seen countless examples of people lifting each other up and embracing (figuratively) what truly matters most in life. With this in mind, and as we celebrate Thanksgiving, I asked residents of several continuing care [...]

By | 2020-12-07T13:04:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|