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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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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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Does Living in a Lifecare Community Make You Healthier?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 20, 2018 9:57:37 AM

Lifecare communities (also known as continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs) are a favorite choice among older adults as they have every level of care available for residents, all on the same campus.

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5 Traits of Successful Retirement Planning

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 6, 2018 11:49:51 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a crystal ball to tell us what the future holds for us? Unfortunately, this isn’t possible.

Fortunately, though, we can be proactive in planning for anything that the future may throw our way. Here are 5 ways to make your future planning successful!

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3 Reasons You Should Talk to Your Parent About Moving to a Lifecare Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 2, 2018 11:27:51 AM

According to recent studies, 10 million adult children over the age of 50 are actively caregiving for their parent(s). These adult children are tasked with daily chores such as grocery shopping, meal preparation, dressing and bathing, and more.

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Types of Continuing Care Retirement Community Contracts

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 22, 2018 4:25:43 PM

Among the many options of housing and care available to older adults, continuing care retirement community (also known as a CCRC, or Lifecare community) is one of the most popular choices.

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Why Boomers are Choosing Life Plan Communities

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 22, 2018 7:11:34 AM

Baby boomers are retiring at a higher rate every year. It is estimated that since 2011, an average of 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day. By 2030, about 18% of the population will be over 65.

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Why Shouldn’t I Age in Place at Home?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 12, 2018 1:02:39 PM

aging in placeYou are planning for your future needs and you may be thinking “I’d rather stay home and age in place, it’ll be cheaper and more comfortable.” Some boomers feel that if they move into a retirement community, their independence will be taken away, it will be too expensive and it will be boring and lonely. However, these thoughts are based on outdated misconceptions. There are many reasons why living in a Lifecare community is a better choice than staying home.

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Downsizing: What do I do if nobody wants my stuff?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 15, 2017 1:24:06 PM

By 2030, more than 20 percent of U.S. residents are projected to be age 65 and over. In tandem with that population growth is an anti-clutter movement.

What does that mean for those ready to declutter? A lot of people are looking to downsize their homes and belongings, but not as many people are looking to scoop up those possessions.

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The Financial Benefits of a Lifecare Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 8, 2017 8:41:20 AM

If you’re over the age of 55, there are two questions you should be asking: what is a life care community and is it right for me? You might think it’s too soon but it’s never too early to start planning for the future (especially when most in-demand communities have waiting lists).

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