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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.

Many People Underestimate Their Future Cost of Care

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you may have experienced some sticker shock. According to USDA forecasts, grocery prices are expected to increase an average of 3 percent this year. This surge is being led by beef prices, which are predicted to rise by 8 percent versus 2019 costs, as well as pork, [...]

By | 2020-08-10T13:03:50+00:00 August 10th, 2020|

CCRC Life Enrichment Programs Add Extra Value During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had countless negative consequences. Over 150,000 Americans have lost their lives, and millions of others have become sick. Many people have lost their jobs and thousands are on the brink of losing their homes. It’s a stressful time for almost everyone. Caring for CCRC residents, physically and emotionally This has been [...]

By | 2020-08-03T16:28:16+00:00 August 3rd, 2020|

What Does It Mean to Be an “Elder”?

Our new audio podcast, Aging is a Trip, has already gotten great feedback from listeners. Each episode is intended to take a candid, but lighthearted look at various aspects of aging and retirement. In the first installment, I interviewed Dr. Keren Wilson, who is considered the originator of the “assisted living” concept as we know [...]

By | 2020-07-27T12:53:22+00:00 July 27th, 2020|

Introducing Our New Audio Podcast: Aging is a Trip

I am pleased to announce that MyLifeSite has started a new audio podcast to complement the growing following for this blog. Entitled “Aging is a Trip,” our new podcast will take a candid, but lighthearted look at numerous aspects of aging and retirement. It is my hope that with each podcast episode, you’ll learn some [...]

By | 2020-07-22T11:52:25+00:00 July 20th, 2020|

“The Bachelor” Shows Views on Seniors’ Relationships Have Evolved

You may be familiar with ABC’s TV reality show “The Bachelor.” It’s basically a 21st-century spin on “The Dating Game,” where a single man meets and dates 30 “contestants” over the course of the TV season. Each week a number of women are given a rose by the bachelor, indicating they get to continue on [...]

By | 2020-07-13T13:06:52+00:00 July 13th, 2020|

Who Gets the Ventilator? Age Shouldn’t Be the Deciding Factor

In recent days, states across the U.S. have shattered their previous COVID-19 infection and hospitalization numbers. Startling data reveals that more than half of the country is experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 patients, with numerous cities approaching full capacity in their hospitals’ ICUs. In some areas, the positivity rate for tests is in the [...]

By | 2020-07-06T18:29:41+00:00 July 6th, 2020|

When a Change in CCRC Leadership Causes Concern Among Residents

You did your research on continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities). You selected the community that was the best fit for your lifestyle, budget, and location preferences. You cleaned out and sold your house, and moved. Everything has gone according to plan, and you’re comfortably settled into your new home. But then, [...]

By | 2020-06-30T06:16:37+00:00 June 29th, 2020|

CCRCs Need to Solve the “Not Ready Yet” Demographic Issue

You may have heard the adage that with two ears and one mouth, we should listen twice as much as we talk. With this in mind, I love hearing from our followers and users of MyLifeSite.net and learning about your thoughts on senior living-related issues. Indeed, your thoughts, ideas, and opinions inform almost all the [...]

By | 2020-06-23T17:58:00+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|

The State of Unpaid Family Caregiving in the U.S.

Caregiving is an important topic that directly impacts the lives of millions of Americans. Approximately every five years, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP conduct a survey to look at family caregiving in our nation. They have released their most recent research report, Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, and some of their findings [...]

By | 2020-06-15T14:34:31+00:00 June 15th, 2020|

All CCRC Prospects Should Ask These 10 Questions

When considering various senior living options, prospective residents can feel overwhelmed by the process. There are so many different considerations that go into the decision: location, contract terms and price, quality, amenities, care services, and much more. The advent of the internet has made researching senior living communities, such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs [...]

By | 2020-06-08T16:46:41+00:00 June 8th, 2020|