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Visiting or Relocating to a CCRC Owned by a Brand

November 15, 2019

Some for-profit and non-profit CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) are owned by a larger company that owns many facilities either in one state or across the country.  We know of one non-profit CCRC that uses this to its advantage and allows relocation to another owned CCRC.  Here is a quote from a we

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Set Yourself Up for Caregiving Success with Balanced Self-Care

November 15, 2019

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 responsibilitie

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How Meals are Served at a CCRC

November 14, 2019

Different CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) have different ways in which they feed you at meal time.  Some common methods are cafeteria style, where you go through a line and pick up items you would like to eat, and waiter style, where a wait staff member comes to your table and takes your order. 

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Where to Find your Postal Mail at a CCRC

November 13, 2019

Different CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) allow you to get your postal mail via different means.  If you have a stand alone house or duplex for independent living you might get your mail at a street postal box just for you.  If you living in an apartment style independent living home there probab

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If You Injure Yourself Before You Move to Your CCRC

November 12, 2019

Once you sign the contract with your CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) the game has not quite technically ended.  Most contracts have a provision that if you injure yourself before you move into the CCRC, the community can reverse their medical acceptance decision, return your refund, and ask you not

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The Concept of an "Old Person's Home"

November 11, 2019

The concept of an "old person's home" still exists today.  A true "old person's home" is one where the elderly person pledges the remainder of their assets and income to the home in exchange for a life time of care.  Masonic Homes' CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) still has this payment option along

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State Oversight and Licensing of CCRCs

November 8, 2019

Different states regulate CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) in different ways.  Some states use the insurance office or the office of elder affairs to have regulation oversight and even licensing power for CCRCs.  You may wish to issue a public records request to the office of oversight to see if t

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CCRC vs Assisted Living: What Are the Differences?

November 7, 2019

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. 

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CCRC Residents Tend To Plan Ahead

November 4, 2019

CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) residents are planners who do indeed plan ahead.  They move to a CCRC before any higher levels of care are needed.  Another set of people plan a bit less ahead.  They wait until some assisted living care is needed and then hurry up to obtain that care as soon as possi

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Tips to Help Seniors Prepare for Winter

November 4, 2019

Shared blog post written by Westminster Village Muncie originally posted here. 

You ca

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