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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.

5 Questions Every Prospective CCRC Resident Should Ask

Prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities) are making a big decision. It’s a choice that will have long-term implications for their quality of life, finances, and healthcare — obviously not something to be taken lightly. That’s why it’s important to ask the right questions so that you are fully [...]

By | 2020-02-17T14:35:31+00:00 February 17th, 2020|

4 Ways to Know You’re Ready to Consider a CCRC Move

There are certain things in life that, if you wait until you feel absolutely certain that you’re ready and the timing is perfect, you will probably never do — getting married, buying a house, having children, and retiring among them. Another milestone that is commonly on this list is moving to a retirement community, such [...]

By | 2020-02-10T16:35:55+00:00 February 10th, 2020|

Alternative Therapies Being Explored to Ease Dementia Symptoms

(Photo credit: snoezelen.info) Dementia, an over-arching term for memory loss and other cognitive issues that interfere with daily life, is a growing problem in the United States. From 2000 to 2017, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease (the most prevalent form of dementia) have increased by 145 percent, according to statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association. In fact, [...]

By | 2020-02-03T14:11:27+00:00 February 3rd, 2020|

Why Walkability is Important When Choosing a Senior Living Location

This past week, I shared with you what I believe are five of the most important considerations when choosing a retirement location. Among the factors to think about are cost of living, accessibility, access to care, lifestyle, and a support system. As part of “accessibility,” I shared how important walkability is to many seniors, including [...]

By | 2020-01-27T12:39:10+00:00 January 27th, 2020|

5 Important Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location

You’ve heard the adage that when it comes to buying real estate, the three most important factors are location, location, and location. This is largely true if you are purchasing a home or other property, but it is also applicable when thinking about your retirement location. Where do you envision you will live as you [...]

By | 2020-01-20T11:56:44+00:00 January 20th, 2020|

Residents’ & Prospects’ Vision for the Future of CCRCs

Recently, I’ve shared some thoughts on what I believe the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) of the future may look like. While I lack the benefit of a crystal ball, I have offered my insights about community design trends, technology advancements, and the industry’s move toward increased environmental sustainability. Of course, these things only [...]

By | 2020-01-13T15:30:10+00:00 January 13th, 2020|

The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement

For New Year’s, a lot of people make a resolution to improve their health. Some commit to eating a healthier diet, while others pledge to make it to the gym more often. While these steps are no doubt good for your health, it might be just as important to resolve to build and nurture your [...]

By | 2020-01-06T17:11:25+00:00 January 6th, 2020|

A Look Back: Our Top Senior Living Blog Posts from 2019

Happy new year from myLifeSite! We hope your holiday season has been filled with joy, relaxation, and time with loved ones. As we begin 2020, let’s take a moment to look back at the five myLifeSite blog posts from 2019 that received the most views. #5: One Word That Should be Removed from Senior Living [...]

By | 2019-12-30T15:24:47+00:00 December 30th, 2019|

What are Your Perspectives on the Future of CCRCs?

Over the past few months, I’ve shared a few insights on what I believe the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) of the future may look like. I have offered thoughts about community design trends, technology advancements, and the industry’s move toward increased environmental sustainability. But now, I’d like to hear from [...]

By | 2019-12-23T14:32:42+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|

Can I Use My Long-Term Care Insurance in a CCRC?

This is a question I am often asked, and it seems I’ve been getting the question with more frequency lately. Although I’ve written on this topic a few times before, I want to give a concise overview of what you need to know about using your long-term care insurance policy in a CCRC, including some [...]

By | 2019-12-16T15:05:05+00:00 December 16th, 2019|