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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.

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|

How Senior Living is Evolving to Meet Future Demand

Within the next decade, children in the U.S. will be outnumbered by elderly Americans, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the number of seniors (people age 65 and older) will roughly double between now and 2030. With this dramatic demographic shift, we will have to face a new challenge: caring for [...]

By | 2020-06-02T08:20:16+00:00 June 1st, 2020|

The Great Debate: Rental or Entry Fee Retirement Community?

With the rise of rental retirement communities in recent years, sometimes referred to as independent living communities or “independent plus,” I hear more comments from people who say they are looking for communities without a “buy-in.” When comparing rental retirement communities to entry fee life plan communities (aka, continuing care retirement communities or “CCRCs”), there [...]

By | 2020-05-25T12:40:11+00:00 May 25th, 2020|

A New Case for the Continuing Care at Home Model?

I often mention the AARP statistic that roughly 85 percent of people age 65 and older say they want to remain in their current home as they grow older. There are several reasons commonly cited for wanting to “age in place”: a belief that staying in the home will be the most economical option; a [...]

By | 2020-05-18T11:57:47+00:00 May 18th, 2020|

Is Aging in Place the Better Option After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Nursing homes have been in the news recently as they grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These communities of vulnerable residents have been especially hard-hit by this deadly and highly contagious virus. I imagine, by extension, it’s left a lot of people wondering if the positive aspects of living in a senior living [...]

By | 2020-05-11T15:20:23+00:00 May 11th, 2020|

Pandemic Real Estate: Is It a Good Time to Sell Your Home?

Spring is typically considered the best time to sell a home. As the weather warms, interested buyers come out of hibernation, often with the goal of getting moved in before their children’s school year starts in the fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a monkey wrench in the U.S. real estate market during what would [...]

By | 2020-05-04T14:56:02+00:00 May 4th, 2020|