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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.

CCRC, Life Plan, Lifecare: What are the Differences?

There is so much terminology in the senior living industry that it can be confusing for consumers who are researching the options. While I understand the reasons behind the industry’s recent efforts to replace the term “continuing care retirement community” with “life plan community,” consumers now have yet another descriptor to add to the already [...]

By | 2020-03-23T09:44:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2020|

Senior Living Continues the Fight Against COVID-19

I know coronavirus (COVID-19) is top-of-mind and people are worried, for good reason. It’s understandable as we have an increasing number of diagnosed cases and more business and school closures. Last week, I wrote about how, in general, the senior living industry is better prepared than most other sectors to deal with a highly contagious [...]

By | 2020-03-17T07:41:47+00:00 March 16th, 2020|

How CCRCs Are Addressing the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I know that many people are feeling anxious about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). By now, you’ve probably heard about the outbreak of the virus in a nursing home in Washington state that has turned deadly. I would like to shed some light on how the senior living industry as a whole, including continuing care [...]

By | 2020-03-09T15:44:17+00:00 March 9th, 2020|

Coronavirus COVID-19 and the Stock Market

By now, almost everyone is aware of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that is spreading around the globe. It’s impacting not only people’s health and travel plans but also the stock market. As a result, many of you have probably been contacted by your financial advisors, most likely encouraging you to stay calm in the [...]

By | 2020-03-02T12:11:11+00:00 March 2nd, 2020|

CCRC Move Prep: Tips for Selling Your Home Faster & for More Money

Selling an existing home is one of the tasks that many people view as a hurdle to their continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) decision. Indeed, according to our Consumer Survey results, more than one in three respondents cited “Putting off dealing with all my stuff / hassle of moving” as a [...]

By | 2020-02-24T18:26:54+00:00 February 24th, 2020|

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|