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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: How to Choose

February 5, 2020

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.

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The Cost of a Lifetime of Medical Care Can Be Expensive

February 5, 2020

While CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) may seem expensive they also give you an opportunity to pre-pay for some life care you may need later in life.  

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Intermediate Assisted Living Care in Your Independent Living Home

February 4, 2020

The typical levels of care at a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) are independent, assisted, and nursing.  However some CCRCs have an intermediate level where some assisted care takes place in your independent living home.  If the CCRC feels there is an advantage to allowing you to stay in independent

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Elderly Living: 7 Dangers of Seniors Living Alone at Home

February 3, 2020

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.

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CCRC At Home

January 31, 2020

"CCRC at home" is one option you may consider if you are not ready to leave your home or if your CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) has a long waiting list.  With "CCRC at home" you get some of the features of living at the CCRC on campus without living there.  You also probably have access to the comm

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9 Fun Activities for Seniors to Enjoy

January 30, 2020

Boredom is a serious issue among senior citizens, especially senior men.  In fact, many seniors suffer from a loss of identity as they age and leave the

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CCRC Waiting Lists Can Be Common

January 29, 2020

Popular CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) may have a waiting list and the size the the list may be significant.  We know of several CCRCs with multi year waiting lists and know of one with a ten year waiting list due to extreme demand.  Smart CCRCs will turn long waiting lists into good reasons to

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Large Independent Living Homes Sometimes Fund a Big Bill

January 28, 2020

If you live at a Type A facility you will pay the same rate no matter if you live in independent, assisted, or nursing care.  But like every CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) the bigger the independent living home you pick the higher the entrance and monthly fee will be.  Thus if you think about it, y

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If You Do Not Pass a CCRC Medical Review, Try Another CCRC

January 27, 2020

If you don't pass the medical review for a particular CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) do not give up.  The medical requirements for CCRCs can and do differ and not passing one review does not mean you will not pass another.  Type A facilities, or those that do not increase your monthly fee if you mo

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Steps to Move an Elderly Relative into a CCRC

January 24, 2020

Are you part of the 12 percent of U.S. parents who also provide care for an elderly parent?

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