Posts tagged "CCRC"

Continuing Care Communities Advocate Aging With Others

Big thanks to Wendy Foster, for submitting this blog post, which conveys the brand promise of The Clare, a continuing care retirement community on Chicago’s near northside. Wendy is an account executive at Ivy Marketing and works with The Clare. Aging in place is the catch phrase used for describing when seniors remain in their homes.  In theory it... Read more »

The Clare continues to thrive

This week’s guest blot is submitted by Wendy Foster, an account executive at Ivy Marketing Group which specializes in inbound marketing, traditional marketing and public relations for senior retirement communities and home health care agencies. My grandmother spent her final years in the Old Home.  That’s what it was called and the name suited it... Read more »

Aging In Place In a CCRC

A Key Feature of CCRC Living: Regardless of whether the consumer is in their 60’s or 80’s, moving into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is never an easy decision. The impact of the current housing crisis on the decision-making process is lengthening the sales cycle. Moving a consumer from the status of “prospective resident”... Read more »

Predictions for 2012

With the arrival of the new year (and very unseasonably mild weather in Chicagoland) it’s time for a few predictions for 2012. A few predictions: Assuming continued modest economic growth budgetary pressures on federal and state budgets will continue. With Illinois now having the dubious distinction of the lowest credit rating among all the states... Read more »

CCRCs In Illinois: Part 2

GAO Report: As I wrote last week, the report authored by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) in 2010 on CCRC’s was intended to offer a review of the statutory provisions of eight states (Illinois, California, Florida, Ohio, New York, Texas, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania) with respect to “financial oversight and consumer protections.” The states were selected based... Read more »

CCRCs and Entrance Fee Deposits - Part I

Defining the Issue: The recent filing for bankruptcy protection by The Clare (here) prompted some readers to question what effect will the bankruptcy have on the resident’s entrance fee deposit. For those who live in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or whose parent(s) live in such a community, this is no small matter. Residents... Read more »

The Clare at Water Tower: A Post Mortem

Where to begin…. Once upon a time, in a world where residential prices were rising at a faster and faster pace, and no one ever imagined it possible that it could be any other way, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC’s) were built to take advantage of all that equity older adults had in their single-family... Read more »
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