Hearing that you or someone close to you has dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease can be scary. There’s a lot of unknowns and questions you probably have about the diagnosis. Knowing the difference between the two medical conditions and when someone with one or both needs a long-term care facility, like Zerbe Retirement Community, can ease the stress for the patient and caregiver alike.
Continue reading Long-Term Care Facilities: Helping to Care for a Person with Dementia or Alzheimer’s
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are many
things to a lot of people. They can be active and engaged senior living
communities, a comfortable place to call home where all of your personal needs
are met, a fantastic place
to work, an extended family—the list goes on.
However, officially, the term Continuing Care Retirement Community—or in updated parlance, Life Plan Community—is a specific, industry-defined description of a senior living organization’s format. In short, CCRCs offer a flexible continuum of care to meet every resident’s changing health care needs over time.
In many ways, this format is very similar to “aging in
place” at home since CCRCs allow you to stay within the same
community—sometimes even within the same residence
or apartment you have come to know and love—through all different phases of the
As AARP explains, within a CCRC environment, “a resident can start out living independently in an apartment and later transition to assisted living to get more help with daily activities or to skilled nursing to receive more medical care while remaining in the same community.” Peace of mind for residents and their families is the ultimate benefit of CCRCs. Once you choose a community, you won’t have to face moving in the event of a healthcare change.
Today’s blog post takes a closer look at some of the
significant points on that continuum of care and shares why Zerbe Retirement
Community is an excellent CCRC option in Lancaster County, PA.
Continue reading What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?
If you are getting ready to retire in the next few years, you
are likely thinking a lot about how your financial investments and assets
should be arranged to best make the big transition. And if you’re a homeowner,
it’s also likely that your house is one of the most valuable assets you have
(assuming you are free and clear of a mortgage or have a minimal balance left
to pay). So, what’s the best way to handle that asset in retirement?
Should you continue owning your current home for years to
come? Downsize to a smaller house that better suits your current lifestyle
needs? Perhaps sell your family home and rent an apartment to get out of cumbersome
Today’s blog post will help you think about your answers to
these questions, as we review some of the ways homeownership wins over renting
in retirement for many. And, you may be able to get “the best of both
worlds”—homeownership with nearly zero maintenance worries—when you come home to Zerbe’s
Independent Living neighborhood here in beautiful Lancaster County!
Continue reading Why Owning Your Home In Retirement is Important