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.
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
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
Downsizing can be difficult; see our prior blog post on this topic, but when you move to a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) it can be essential. Remember that digital photographs take up no space in your drawer. If you have some prized items that take up a lot of physical room, consider if keeping
When it comes time to move to your CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) you will need to take the opportunity to downsize at least a little bit. The idea of having a garage sale may come to mind. Our advice is to skip the garage sale. You have more important things to worry about regarding your new ho
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
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.
The medical review is one of the steps you take when you apply to a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community). The CCRC wants to make sure you can enter in independent living status and will not need to transition to assisted or nursing care too soon. There are many different types of medical reviews you mi