▶ It's hard facing the challenge of placing your parent in a nursing home. This situation often comes with difficult emotions like regret, guilt, and sometimes a sense of relief. How do you remain sensitive to your loved one's feelings while moving forward with what you know must be done?
▶ Getting older is hard work. Responsibilities grow and our bodies start to betray us the older we get. We try to stay healthy and active but common ailments are not always preventable.
❀ The month of Thanksgiving. What a wonderful time of year. Family, food, friends and lots of visiting with many conversations about life. This year may be a different kind of Thanksgiving in light of the current Covid-19 crisis. Maybe your dinner table will be smaller and more intimate.
▶ Are you wondering how to live longer? The average life expectancy in America is just under 79 years, but living a longer and healthier life is possible.
❀ We have reached October! What a beautiful time of year. We hope you are able to enjoy some fall foliage, pumpkins and maybe some apple cider...yum!
▶ Nowadays, it seems like people of all ages are carrying cell phones. In fact, according to Pew Research, 91% of Americans aged 65 or older have a cell phone. And of those people, 39% of those people use a basic phone (a non-smartphone).
◉ In this blog post you will get some information on what to consider when deciding on your retirement community location. There are also some tips on ways to downsize your belongings and what items you should take with you.
❀ Estate planning is something many older adults and seniors may be thinking of as they approach retirement or as they consider the next phase of their lives. It’s one of those subjects that not everyone knows about nor do they know if an estate plan is right for them.
✤ Retirement gives you freedom, more control over your time, and time to focus on the hobbies you love. But many seniors who enter retirement do not know that they can be making costly mistakes that can tarnish the excitement of retirement. Do these top retirement mistakes apply to you? Late Medicare enrollment
❀ It has been said that the current senior population have a better carbon footprint than ever before. This means that we are all doing something right. But how can we keep this trend going?
▶ It's estimated that more than five billion in the world today have some sort of cell phone. And about half of those people use a smartphone.
▶ Picture this: Your days of working at your job are about to come to a close. Even though you've had a great career, the time has come for you to retire and enjoy your golden years. This is the moment you've been waiting for your entire life, and now it's all yours...
◉ This article will give information about the campuses at CCRCs. You'll learn about the names they give their buildings and campus locations.
◉ CCRCs have different levels of care available depending on what the resident needs. This article goes over the different types of care and other services CCRCs may offer, such as respite care.
❀ While we are living in a time when Covid-19 has to be a concern, folks still want to move and explore assisted living options. There are so many wonderful communities and there is certainly one out there for you or your loved one. There are many more questions to face these days beyond the norm. Some questions are:
▶ Retiring is an exciting time in anyone's life. You can make your schedule, travel, and do more activities that enhance your life. Another factor that comes to mind when you are retiring and where you plan to live.
◉ Residents who are interested in moving to a CCRC tend to plan ahead. This article will discuss when the best time to consider moving to a CCRC is and tips about what to do if your CCRC of choice has a long wait list.
◆ A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a living option for older adults who prefer to live independently, but want to be prepared for any possible changes in the future. CCRCs differ from other retirement community options in that they give residents the provision to increase their level of service/care as they grow older.
◉ This article discusses the fees and prices associated with living at a CCRC. There are different types of payment structures and fees to consider when picking Type A versus Type C facilities. Below will discuss what you can expect to pay for entrance fees and what happens to these fees in the future.
◉ This article discusses some of the safety measures retirement communities take while you live there. It also talks about the different modes of transportation available to you including using your own personal car and the campus bus.
❀ I am sure this question has crossed the minds of everyone who has considered an Assisted Living community or any kind of senior living communities. The good news is, it looks bright and active. The days of just playing bingo and going back to your room are over.
◉ This article will go over what a typical Independent Living home is like at CCRCs. You will learn what you may or may not be able to do with the customization and personalization of your new living space. You will also learn some tips for negotiating with your CCRC for some extras.
◇ Shared blog post from Mesothelioma Guide In almost any explanation of mesothelioma treatment options, there is a clause. The routes available depends on numerous factors, one of which is age. This clause — that age, among other factors, could limit treatment — is usually specific to just one option: surgery.
◉ This article explains the meanings of the different terms associated with CCRCs and elderly living facilities. It also discusses different types of payment and/or fees that CCRCs may use.
◉ This blog post discusses the costs and insurance options associated with living at a CCRC. Read below to learn more about what kind of fees to expect and the options you may have for health insurance.
◉ In this post you will learn about the maintenance that is included when you move to a CCRC .
❀ Amidst the Covid-19 crisis May could be a different kind of month for many this year. Typically it would be a very social month with get-togethers for social groups, parties, graduations and more.
▷ Did you know that by 2060, the number of Americans aged 65 or older will go from 46 million to 98 million, more than doubling? Or that America's elderly population will surge from 15 percent to 24 percent?
▷ Reaching the ages of 80, 90, or 100 and over are tremendous milestones. Even for people living in assisted living homes.
◉ If you are applying to a CCRC you will need to be familiar with the contract you will be required to review and sign. Read below to learn more information about what may be included in your contract.
◆ With Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), you don’t have to move from an independent living community to an assisted Irving community as your health needs grow. CCRCs allow you to stay in the same community throughout the different phases of your aging process, and access different health services whenever you need them.
⌘ A guest post by Michael Longsdon of Elder Freedom Have you ever tried dieting to slim down and lose weight?
▷ As we get older, life's daily routine can get harder and harder. Cooking, cleaning, showering, and getting out of bed can difficult, and even dangerous in the right conditions. If you're having trouble living independently, you may want to consider moving to a retirement community.
▷ It can be difficult to make a major change in life. Often the positive far outweighs the negative. Especially when that change is to move to a continuing care retirement community. There are many benefits to deciding to move into a continuing care retirement community. Keep reading for 7 of the best.
▷ Did you know that four out of ten seniors have their own cell phones? Even though that may not sound like much, that number has actually doubled since 2013. Are you a senior who's having a hard time with technology?
▷ According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of people aged 65 and older is expected to reach 98.2 million by 2060. That means the senior population is more than doubling over a 40-year span.
▷ Moving when we're young can be fun and exciting. But as we get older and more settled in our ways, it gets harder to pull up roots. When seniors move, it can be both disruptive and disheartening.
▷ The elderly population is working longer than ever before in modern history. Retirement without preparation can result in financial and personal stress that was never expected. This is supposed to be one of the best times of your life.
▷ Growing older comes with a laundry list of perks and concerns. On one hand, you're given the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labor. A life well-lived is rewarded with wisdom and the ability to approach and appreciate family, friends, and the beautiful world around us.
▷ By the year 2030, all American baby boomers will be over the age of 65. And for the first time in U.S. history, seniors will outnumber children.
⌘ A guest post by Lydia Chan of Alzheimer's Caregiver There are two things you shouldn’t take a gamble on: your health and your retirement fund.
▷ Are You considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)? Knowing how to find continuing care is the first step. Knowing how to pay for continuing care is of at least equal importance.
▷ When you're looking for a home for you or your loved one, the best option might not be obvious. There are many choices and one of the choices that keep resurfacing in a positive manner are continuing care retirement communities. Continuing care retirement communities are also known as CCRCs and are increasing in popularity.
▷ There are currently over 40 million senior citizens in the US age 65 and older. This number is expected to grow to almost 100 million seniors in the next few decades. As these Americans look forward to their well-deserved retirement, some will be considering whether a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is their next stage of life.
▷ Thanks to advancements in modern medicine we are an aging population. Last year, the population of people over 65 in America reached 52 million. But by 2030 this is set to increase to 67 million!
▷ In 2017, 15.6% of America's population was 65 or older; this number is continually rising and is projected to reach 22.1% in 2050. You, your parents, or another loved one may be joining the senior population in the near future.
◆ As of 2020, an estimated 55.9 million people in the United States will be 65 or older. By 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 or older.
◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community Regular exercise improves mood; helps prevents chronic diseases; boost immune function; aids long-term cognitive function; protects against bone loss; decreases pain; maintains strength and range of motion; and reduces risk of injury.
⌘ A guest post by Karen Weeks of ElderWellness Medicare can make a huge difference in the life of a senior, but it can also be extremely confusing to figure out all the parts involved in the various plans and policies.
⌘ A guest post by Mike Longsdon of ElderFreedom A downsized home holds the promise of low-maintenance living for your senior years, but there’s a lot of work that goes into swapping your old house for a compact modern home.
⌘ A guest post by Karen Weeks of ElderWellness What is your idea of a perfect retirement? For many seniors, enjoying retirement to the fullest means traveling to new places, trying new hobbies, or enjoying more time with loved ones.
◆ Your retirement years are supposed to be filled with rest, relaxation, and fun times. You’ve worked hard all your life, and now it’s time to reap the rewards! For many retirees, part of that process is letting someone else handle the necessities when it comes to living arrangements.
▷ The sad truth is that a lot of us become less able to be independent as we age. It's a hard fact to face, but it's something you may need to consider thoughtfully if you have an elderly loved one who is still living on their own. The elderly living alone can put them at risk for some serious physical and emotional dangers.
▷ Senior isolation is a serious concern for retirees and those moving to CCRCs. Lonely seniors have a 64 percent higher risk of developing dementia. They also have a 59 percent higher risk of developing a physical illness.
⌘ A guest post by Karen Weeks of ElderWellness If you’ve ever thought that weight loss isn’t possible later in life, it’s time to think again! Seniors do need to take a special approach to weight loss, and you may face some challenges.
⌘ A guest post by Lydia Chan of Alzheimer's Caregiver Caregiving is a challenging undertaking in all ways, and without a good plan in place, you are likely to end up drained and burned out by the responsibilities involved.
◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community Senior living has evolved significantly over the years and has many options. With this in mind, many baby boomers frequently ask themselves: What senior care services will I need moving forward? Is a particular senior living community right for me?
◇ Shared blog post from Westminster Village Muncie As part of the Marketing Team at Westminster Village Muncie, our goal is to help families navigate the process of moving their parents into a Retirement or Assisted Living Community.
◇ Shared blog post from UMC at Bristol Glen Choosing an assisted living community or CCRC for a loved one is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Your choice will affect both your loved one’s well-being, and your own peace of mind.
◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community #1 Place to Retire in the US – it’s not just our retirees claiming Lancaster County as a fantastic place to retire to, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lancaster #1 in its 2019 list of Best Places to Retire in the United States.
◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community There are over 50 million people worldwide living with dementia and its symptoms of cognitive impairment, with nearly 10 million new cases every year1. In Pennsylvania alone, 280,000 people 65 and older have Alzheimer’s2.