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What’s the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community?

What's the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community

Independent livingWhat's the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, continuing care retirement community (CCRC), life plan community… navigating the landscape of the various types of senior living communities can be …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 11/18/2015: Senior Living Search 101

shutterstock_226249162-2Fact: 47 participants + 711 total tweets + 5,576,413 impressions = one hour chock full of resources for anyone considering a senior living search now or in the future. (more…)

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The Rise of Faith Based Senior Living

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faith based senior livingFor many seniors, faith is a way of life. Whether that faith is one that has provided sustenance through the decades or is more of a recent discovery, spiritual life tends to take priority as the end of physical life draws nearer.


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When Is It Time to Move Your Parents to Assisted Living?

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when to move parents to assisted livingWhen to move your parents to assisted living – it’s a question faced by a growing number of adult children, and it’s not an easy one to answer.


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These Retirement Community Fees Could Get You a Tax Deduction

Though even some financial advisors don’t know it, big tax breaks are often available for people who move into continuing-care retirement communities, reports The Best Life blog. Adult children who help parents pay the communities’ fees may also be eligible for the breaks.

Because CCRCs provide health care services, parts of both the entrance fee and the monthly fee may be deductible.

The percentage of CCRC payments that may …Read more ›

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Promised Retirement-Community Refunds Taking Longer Than Expected

When a retirement community says you’ll get some money back upon move-out, read the fine print. Some people are having trouble getting the promised full or partial entrance-fee refunds, says an article at

Refunds are often dependent on a new tenant buying into your unit. But some retirement communities have designated vacated units as sales models. So no one’s moving into those anytime soon. The article (which is …Read more ›

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Luxury Retirement Retirement Communities Featuring Dog Parks, Sports Bars

Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a luxury retirement community? The Wall Street Journal offers a peek at some here. They look at independent living communities and continuing-care retirement communities. From the article:

Today’s 55-and-older communities boast everything from entertainment areas with videogames and computers to state-of-the-art gyms with personal trainers and activities like age-modified Zumba and belly-dancing classes. Some have dog parks so that beloved pets have …Read more ›

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How to Get Retirement-Community Peace of Mind Without Moving

If you or your parents are healthy and wanting to stay in your own home as you age, here’s an option you may not have considered: joining a continuing-care retirement community “without walls.” We’ve mentioned them before, but now, The New Old Age has gone in-depth about these long-term care alternatives.

CCRCs without walls bring services to you, the post explains. You pay a high entry fee and a …Read more ›

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Modern Retirement Communities Get Wired

Retirement communities are gearing up for baby boomers, and you can already find some major modernizations in some, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Apartments are getting bigger, and amenities are getting upgraded.

At Orlando Lutheran Towers, for example, which the article describes as “a midlevel retirement center,” the rooms are ready for high-tech living:

The 18-story independent-living high rise, the new assisted-living facility and the nursing home are all wireless. There are computers in …Read more ›

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Touring a Continuing-Care Retirement Community? Make Sure the Nursing Home Matches Up

Have you found a beautiful continuing-care retirement community? Make sure its nursing home is beautiful too, advises Jamie Yockin, admissions director for assisted living and skilled nursing at Bethany Village, a continuing care retirement community in Pennsylvania. The news site reports:

While it’s easy to fall in love with the glitz of the residential cottages or estate homes, tour the assisted living and skilled areas as well. “When …Read more ›

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