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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.

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|

How to Know If a CCRC’s Healthcare Center Will Meet Expectations

In talking with residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities) around the country, I often hear stories about how happy people are with their decision to move to the community. They talk about the benefits like wellness programs, the sense of community, amenities that make life easier and more enjoyable, and [...]

By | 2019-08-05T16:09:24+00:00 August 5th, 2019|

The Cost of a CCRC vs. the Value to Residents

A few weeks ago, I shared a blog post, which discussed some of the reasons why it is wise to make a move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) sooner rather than later. Among the advantages of moving to a CCRC sooner, it can be easier to get acclimated and [...]

By | 2019-07-30T08:57:47+00:00 July 29th, 2019|

The Value of Community at a CCRC

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Bishop Spencer Place (BSP), a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) in Kansas City, Missouri, for a marketing event. In addition to many prospects, there were a few current residents in attendance, and following the event, one of them—let’s call her Mrs. Smith—came up [...]

By | 2019-07-29T17:24:48+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|

The Challenge of Long-Distance Caregiving

In the United States, more and more people are taking on the role of caregiver to an aging loved one. In fact, a 2015 study by The National Alliance for Caregiving revealed that over 34 million adults are serving as a caregiver for a senior. Most caregivers are female (60 percent), and they are 49 [...]

By | 2019-07-29T17:25:28+00:00 July 15th, 2019|

5 Reasons to Make Your CCRC Move Sooner Than Later

Our 2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey uncovered a lot of interesting information about prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities). One of the questions that I thought was particularly revealing was about people’s reasons for delaying a move to a CCRC. Respondents were provided a list of eight possible reasons for [...]

By | 2019-07-08T15:34:57+00:00 July 8th, 2019|

Ready for Anything: CCRCs’ Emergency Preparedness Plans

For the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to November 30, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting a “near-normal” season with 9 to 15 named storms, of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher). Of these, 2 to 4 could become [...]

By | 2019-07-29T17:27:13+00:00 July 1st, 2019|

It’s All Normal: The Array of Emotions Felt by New CCRC Residents

In last week’s blog post, I shared yet another study that has found that overall, people who choose to move to a retirement community, such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) are happier and healthier than their counterparts who remain in their existing home. In that post, I did mention [...]

By | 2019-06-24T20:36:33+00:00 June 24th, 2019|

Research Continues to Find Benefits of Retirement Communities

Are you on the fence about whether you think living in a retirement community (such as a continuing care retirement community [CCRC] or “life plan” community) is right for you? Do you think remaining in your current home is the better path to happiness during your retirement years? If you fall into either (or both) [...]

By | 2019-06-17T14:03:06+00:00 June 17th, 2019|