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.

Adult Children’s Differing Perspectives on Aging Parents’ CCRC Move

The decision to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) is rarely made in a vacuum. There are many people—in addition to the prospective resident—who can be impacted by the choice and whose opinions are considered in making a decision about a CCRC move. Often chief among these influencers are [...]

By | 2019-10-14T16:13:19+00:00 October 14th, 2019|

Christwood: A Profile of Innovative CCRC Design

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Christwood retirement community to speak at a marketing event. Christwood is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) located about 45 minutes from New Orleans, just across Lake Pontchartrain. Marketing director Elizabeth Jackson, who has been working at Christwood for about 6 years, was [...]

By | 2019-10-07T13:23:06+00:00 October 7th, 2019|

The CCRC of the Future: Technology

Ready or not, here come the baby boomers! In the coming years, the most successful continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communities) will be those that find new and innovative ways to foster the lifestyle preferences of this next generation of retirees. Over the next few weeks and months, I will examine some [...]

By | 2019-10-07T15:48:00+00:00 September 30th, 2019|

The CCRC of the Future: Community Design

The senior living industry is experiencing a seismic shift as the next generation of retirees—the baby boomers—become their target demographic. These seniors who came of age during the 1960s often aren’t looking to ride off quietly into the sunset during their retirement years. Many of them aren’t interested in playing bridge or shuffleboard and they [...]

By | 2019-09-23T13:32:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|

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|