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Your Parent's 5 Fears of Assisted Living and How to Overcome Them

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 23, 2019 9:28:22 AM

Can you remember the last life-changing event you experienced? Even the most positive life-changing events can send your nerves and “what if” thoughts into overdrive.

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Topics: Future Planning

9 Helpful Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 7, 2019 6:38:55 PM

What a relief!

Your loved one may have been reluctant at first, but they are now on board with the idea of moving to an assisted living community. Now that you’ve narrowed down the top choices in assisted living communities, it’s time to start touring!

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Topics: Future Planning, Wellness

What is Assisted Living at The Admiral?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Apr 30, 2019 11:37:44 AM

Now that you know more about Independent Living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, such as The Admiral at the Lake, let’s explore Assisted Living.

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Topics: Future Planning

The Hidden Costs of Aging in Place

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Apr 17, 2019 3:34:01 PM

“I’ve lived here for 30 years. No other place will feel like home.”

“Retirement communities are too expensive. It’s cheaper to stay home.”

These are normal thoughts while deciding whether to age in place or move to a retirement community. While the sticker price of living in a retirement community can be a shock at first, in many cases, it can be cheaper than staying home.

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Topics: Future Planning

Spending Time With Family at The Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 10, 2019 5:40:02 PM

It’s an exciting time when your family comes to visit you, especially if they live far away. You want to be sure you are having the best visit possible while they are here with you. That usually means you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time finding things to do or spending time traveling to get to activities.

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Topics: Future Planning

Getting to Know Our Director of Resident Services

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 2, 2019 2:42:40 PM

One of The Admiral at the Lake’s defining attributes is its transparency between the staff and residents. When deciding on a retirement community, older adults are looking for a new home where they will not only feel taken care of but feel like part of a larger family. This feeling of community is as dependent on staff as it is on fellow residents, as Jennifer Dietelhoff, Director of Resident Services for Independent Living well knows.

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Topics: Future Planning

Feeling At Home in a Resident-Driven Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Dec 7, 2018 10:03:39 AM

Moving into a new retirement community can feel a lot like being the “new kid in school.” Some may experience anxiety when deciding to make the move from a home where they are comfortable to somewhere new. They may wonder, “will I make new friends? Will I experience the feeling of being at home again?”

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Topics: Future Planning, Social Connections

A Conversation with Our Medical Director

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 20, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Every day at The Admiral at the Lake, there are meetings and conversations taking place that revolve around how to make life healthier, safer and better for residents. From administrators to staff to the residents themselves, efforts are made to keep achieving the excellence for which the community is known.

In meetings about resident wellness and healthcare, you’re likely to find Eric T. Mizuno, MD.

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Topics: Future Planning

Tax Benefits of Life Plan Communities You May Not Know About

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 9, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Tax season is almost upon us. Have you taken the time to consider the benefits a life plan community could have on your taxes?

If you are considering a life plan community (also known as a CCRC) to retire, you may not know it could have a positive impact on your taxes.  New life plan community residents could qualify for a tax deduction on their entry fee and monthly fees.

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Topics: Future Planning

Here's How to Help Your Parent Find the Best CCRC

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Oct 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Your parent is looking for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and has asked for your opinion. How can you give the best possible advice?

It can be tricky to weigh in on such an important subject, especially if you’re new to the world of retirement living. To help you on your search, here’s what you should be evaluating when comparing different community options with your parent.

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Topics: Future Planning

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