Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Retirement Living Rightsizing Tips
What exactly does “rightsizing” mean? According to Dictionary.com, it means “to adjust to an appropriate size.” For those looking to move into a Life Plan Community, rightsizing means making important decisions about what items from your current home will make you happiest in your new home.Read Full Entry
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019
Working Toward Equal Access in LGBT Senior Living
There are an estimated 3 million openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors in the United States…and that number is growing as the Baby Boomers enter retirement. It’s a large market of prospective residents for the senior living industry. However, a 2013 study conducted by Erin Fitzgerald, MPA, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force examined the compounding negative effect a lifetime’s worth of healthcare and economic discrimination has had on LGBT seniors–the end-result being fewer senior living options, either because of poor health or insufficient retirement savings.Read Full Entry
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019
When Memory Issues Are Cause for Concern
A concern that is commonly voiced by adult children is that their aging parent is beginning to get forgetful. Maybe they are losing their keys more frequently. Perhaps they uncharacteristically failed to pay some bills on time. Such changes can seem especially pronounced for those who only see their parents occasionally (such as around the holiday season that is fast-approaching).Read Full Entry
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Wellness Programs: Good for CCRC Residents & The Bottom Line
“Wellness” is a term that gets used a lot in senior living, and depending on the context, it can have many different meanings. But when it comes to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities) and other styles of senior living options, “wellness” usually refers to any service or amenity that contributes to the residents’ quality-of-life. Additionally, CCRCs also provide wellness services in the form of nursing or medical care, if and when their residents need it.Read Full Entry
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Factors to Consider when Choosing a CCRC (Life Plan Community)
Choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community, also referred to as a CCRC or life plan community, is a major decision and one that is unlike any other choice you have made before. Ultimately, it is a decision that impacts your lifestyle, finances, housing, and health care. That is why it is important to make an informed decision; one that can help secure your future, regardless of unforeseen health situations. As you weigh your options, here are some things to consider:Read Full Entry
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
7 Resolutions Seniors Can Make for the New Year
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress. – Charles F. Kettering, inventor, engineer, and businessman
Roughly half of Americans admit to usually making some kind of New Year’s resolution. Yet despite their good intentions for self-improvement, only about 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolution, according to statisticbrain.com, often because they set a goal that is simply too lofty.Read Full Entry
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Considering a Continuing Care Retirement Community? Here are Four Key Aspects of the Decision Process.
Continuing care retirement communities are a popular retirement living choice among older adults who live fully, or mostly, independently today but desire to live in a setting whereby long-term care services are available if needed in the future. Choosing the right community is an important often complex decision process. Here are four key aspects of the decision process: Read Full Entry
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
What to Know: Caregiving for Those with Dementia-Related Cognitive Impairment - Part 2
Pamela Mills, Ingleside’s Director of Memory Programming addresses some common questions in a four-part series.
How do you help if you know someone going through this experience?
If you know someone who is living this experience, please get involved. Ask how you can help. Perhaps go to the Dementia Friendly America website and take the quick training on how to be dementia friendly. Encourage your neighbors and friends to do the same. Read Full Entry
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
How Do I Know If I’ll Be Happy Living in This CCRC?
When making a decision about moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community), there are a lot of different factors to consider. It's certainly vital to understand the financial implications and contract details, but there’s something else just as (or maybe even more) important to consider, and you won’t find all the answers in a brochure.
One of the most crucial factors to consider when selecting a CCRC is your happiness. Will you be happy living there on a day-to-day basis? Naturally, this applies to not only those considering a CCRC but also other types of retirement communities. However, choosing a CCRC is typically a bigger commitment—financially and otherwise—so it’s even more important to make sure your first choice is the right choice.Read Full Entry
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018
When to Get On the Wait List at a Retirement Community
If you or a loved one is considering senior living options, you likely have begun doing research on retirement communities. With all of the differing communities, it can be a lot to take in so the decision process can take some time. Once you home in on a few specific places that meet your criteria, you may want to consider getting your name on their waiting lists.Read Full Entry