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What is the Difference Between Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care?

At first glance, skilled nursing and long-term care seem similar. Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably. Both are types of care for older adults and provide essential services in a professional and caring manner. In some cases, the same community offers skilled nursing care and long-term care; the services that skilled nursing and long-term care provide often overlap too. Residents of continuing care retirement communities value having contractual access to both skilled nursing and long-term care. What is Skilled Nursing? …

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The Benefits of Living in a Faith-Based Retirement Community

There is a lot to consider when choosing a senior living community. Size, location, range of amenities, cost and available levels of care are among the top considerations, of course. Faith is also a significant factor when selecting a retirement community, as spirituality shapes, one’s emotional health and well-being. Faith-based living communities offer several important benefits that other communities may not. Faith is very important to people, particularly to those ages 65 and older. In fact, 65 percent of people …

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3 Key Components of Successful Aging

Aging is a privilege that we’re appreciating more and more as a society. Not only does aging bring experience and wisdom, but it also brings freedom. Retirement, supportive living communities that eliminate the burden of homeownership, and the personal finances to travel and enjoy your life are all a part of aging. Successful aging helps make all of that possible, keeping you healthy and active. But successful aging is easier said than done. What is it, exactly, and how can …

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Learn the components of aging successfully.

Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing

Whether you are researching senior care options for yourself or a family member, it can be difficult to understand and differentiate between all of the options. For example, what is the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing? While both are need-based, one is residential and the other is typically part of a post-hospitalization care plan and focuses on healing. In this article, we’ll help you understand the key differences between these senior care environments. What Is Assisted Living? An …

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Tips to Help Avoid Senior Scams and Scammers

Seniors lose approximately $3 billion from their savings each year because of scams in the U.S. Around one in 10 Americans age 65 and older are victimized by scammers in their lifetime, but a few tips can save you from falling prey to senior scams.   Don’t give out credit card numbers over the phone Don’t give money to family over the phone Follow the adage “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is?” Don’t give control …

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Turn Your Excess “Stuff” into Retirement Funding

Ready to downsize? If so, you’re not alone. Four in ten retirees move each year, and more than half move to a smaller home. Many adults also choose to move into a retirement community near friends, family or an area they enjoy. Downsizing means more than just moving to a smaller home, however. Before you can move you need to deal with all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. The average American home contains more than 300,000 items. That’s a lot …

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Living Beyond 100

Living beyond 100 has become more of a possibility with the right lifestyle choices, and adults are living well into their 90s and even celebrating 100th birthdays. A recent study published in the American Heart Association Circulation Journal found that specific healthy lifestyle changes added an average life expectancy of 14 years for women and 22 years for men. Each decade, life expectancy rates have increased as people prioritize their health. With people living longer, it’s important to think how to achieve …

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Concordia Life Plan Community to host free virtual event with financial expert on Oct. 15

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 12, 2020) – To equip local residents with the information they need to secure their financial future, Concordia Life Plan Community will host a virtual event with well-known financial expert, Brad Breeding, on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. The free event entitled “Better Knowledge, Better Future” will take place via gotowebinar and will cover financial planning, the role of housing in after retirement, and how the senior living industry is responding to the coronavirus.    “We’re pleased to have …

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Talking to Your Adult Children About Retirement

Talking about retirement with your adult children can be tough. Wrapped up in these conversations are topics that are hard for almost any family to discuss: money, health, aging, security and change. But it’s an important – and exciting! – time in your life, and it’s important to be able to talk openly with your children about it. These conversations often occur as roles shift within families. While your children were once young and in need of your care and …

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Selling a Home in Today’s Market

Selling a longtime family home can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Real estate markets are highly localized and timing the market to get the best possible price can be tricky. With the assistance of qualified real estate sales professionals, however, reviewing market trends and local sales statistics can help you make informed decisions.  For example, according to the Oklahoma City Multiple Listing Service (OKCMLS), the average price of homes sold was $215,990 in the month of April. …

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