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Levels of Care in a Continuing Care Retirement Community

This is a guest post contributed by be.group.

You’re strong now. You can get around with ease, you still drive, and home maintenance is getting kind of annoying but you still love to be in your home. Why leave your space now for one of those nursing homes?

Perhaps you haven’t considered all your options. Enjoying life at a CCRC

Today’s continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) shatter the myth that all senior living communities are “old folks’ homes” where octogenarians sit around all day. Today’s retirement communities offer multiple levels of care all on one campus for a wide age range.

The active, independent senior can enjoy residential living, with all the freedoms of living at home and none of the burdens of maintenance. As care needs change, that same person can receive higher levels of care (assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, hospice) without ever having to uproot and move. The arrangement is perfect for couples where one spouse needs a higher level of care than the other as well as singles looking for a community to grow with them over time.

A new video from be.group describes the lifestyle options and levels of care available in a CCRC.

“If something happens to me I got assisted living that can help me out, I got skilled nursing…and while I’m in trouble but getting good care, [my wife] is still here with her friends and with the routine that she’s established,” says one resident of White Sands La Jolla in La Jolla, Calif. “And so it takes a lot of uncertainty and a lot of risk out of our future life.”

To learn more about CCRCs, watch the video, “Levels of Care in a Continuing Care Retirement Community.”

be.group is one of California’s largest nonprofit providers of senior living communities. Learn more about your lifestyle options at thebegroup.org.

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be.group Launches MySilverAge.com for Aging Adults and Caregivers

be.group, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of senior living communities, has launched a new website geared at providing tips and resources for aging adults, families and caregivers. MySilverAge.com is a robust collection of articles, guides and other resources encompassing relationships, healthy aging, retirement, senior living, entertainment and much more. My Silver Age

“We are excited to be able to offer this important resource to serve the informational needs of older adults and their families,” says John H. Cochrane III, be.group’s president and CEO, in a press release issued by the company. “Every day, we’re inspired by seniors living amazing, rich lives. Our commitment is to grow this site over time and open a window on a positive side of aging we believe needs to be shared.”

A realistic, yet enthusiastic, approach to aging

MySilverAge.com provides expert-written content and commentary on a wide range of lifestyle and health considerations facing today’s older generation. The site has a strong positive vibe, with a clear emphasis on living life to the fullest–regardless of age. Through videos, frequently-asked questions, blogs and social media networks, older adults and those who care for them can connect with others undergoing the same phase of life, facing the same challenges and experiencing the same joy that life has to offer.

The website’s About Us page outlines their mission clearly: “MySilverAge is not about denying your age. It’s about living the life you want to live, regardless of age. It’s about living long and living well. It’s about putting the wisdom and clarity that comes with age into action—and doing all of the things you dream of doing. It’s about truly being yourself.” It’s not about being delusional about the realities of aging, but facing those realities with a positive attitude and an enthusiastic approach that helps many seniors take the downsides of aging in stride, while maximizing those joyous experiences that make life worth living.

A valuable resource for caregivers, too

It’s not all about the seniors, either. Caregivers will find MySilverAge.com a valuable source of information on navigating the obstacles that come with balancing children, aging parents, careers and life overall. Downloadable guides cover everything from understanding the different types of senior housing options to managing long-distance caregiving.

If you haven’t yet checked out MySilverAge.com, we encourage you to do so. Download a free guide, view informative videos, sign up for the newsletter or just peruse the blog for fun and interesting content. We’re excited to see what MySilverAge.com has in store in the coming weeks and months!

MySilverAge is not about denying your age. It’s about living the life you want to live, regardless of age. It’s about living long and living well. It’s about putting the wisdom and clarity that comes with age into action—and doing all of the things you dream of doing. It’s about truly being yourself. – See more at: http://mysilverage.thebegroup.org/About-Us#sthash.bgzKTwp6.dpuf
MySilverAge is not about denying your age. It’s about living the life you want to live, regardless of age. It’s about living long and living well. It’s about putting the wisdom and clarity that comes with age into action—and doing all of the things you dream of doing. It’s about truly being yourself. – See more at: http://mysilverage.thebegroup.org/About-Us#sthash.bgzKTwp6.dpuf