Right Place, Right Time

What does it mean to age in place? The concept of Aging in Place is constantly in today’s media. Rarely do we think about what that really means. The first and obvious question is, “Age in what place?” the space one lives in may or may not be suitable for the long term. Do you… Continue reading Right Place, Right Time

Where Do I Start Looking For Retirement Living For My Mom?

(This article is written with a simple question about looking for your mom, but it can be used for information concerning any family member or friend who needs assistance with research for retirement living.)  The most crucial step is to involve your mother in the decision-making process. Open and candid conversations are so meaningful to… Continue reading Where Do I Start Looking For Retirement Living For My Mom?

Comparing Profit vs Not-for-Profit Retirement Communities.

If a person Googles the question, “What is the difference between a Profit and a Not-for-Profit Retirement Community?” the answer is way oversimplified and can be very misleading. Typically, a standard answer implies that not-for-profit is a superior model because it is mission-driven rather than profit-driven. This is simply not true. Private companies can be… Continue reading Comparing Profit vs Not-for-Profit Retirement Communities.

Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it can also be incredibly demanding and stressful. Many caregivers find themselves in a constant balancing act, juggling the needs of their loved ones with their own responsibilities and well-being. Over time, this relentless stress can take its toll,… Continue reading Caregiver Burnout

How Do You Know When It’s Time To Move Out Of Your Home?

40-60% Of New Move-Ins Say They Wish They Had Done It Sooner. When new residents are interviewed after moving to Senior Living, a common response is that they wish they had done it sooner. It is a huge job to go through the downsizing experience. It takes planning and lots of hands-on work, but there… Continue reading How Do You Know When It’s Time To Move Out Of Your Home?

Killing the Stigma

Where and how did the Nursing Home stigma begin? The definition of stigma is “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” For many years, that would describe the general public opinion of nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities as they are now often called. Over the decades of transformation of… Continue reading Killing the Stigma

What Retirement Community is Best in Topeka, KS?

Curious people want to know – what retirement community is best in Topeka. Annually, the Topeka Capital-Journal sponsors the Best of Topeka contest for the community. It is an opportunity for people to weigh in with their opinions about all kinds of businesses. People can vote their favorite on everything from restaurants, car washes, physicians,… Continue reading What Retirement Community is Best in Topeka, KS?

Families Unite: A Lunch Date at our Retirement Community!

There is nothing more fun than receiving a lunch invitation! And wouldn’t it be fun to get invited to a beautiful restaurant where everything is paid for? At McCrite Plaza, we’re offering you the opportunity to come for a complimentary lunch and tour. If you want, invite your adult kids to join you! One of… Continue reading Families Unite: A Lunch Date at our Retirement Community!

Senior Living Is The Place To Stay Active When The Rest Of The World Is Shut-In!

The weather in Kansas and Missouri is keeping Seniors inside and inactive! One of the most critical aspects of healthy aging is staying active, engaged, and interacting with others. Being shut in at home because it is cold and icy outside is a real health challenge. Weather can dictate our ability to make choices about… Continue reading Senior Living Is The Place To Stay Active When The Rest Of The World Is Shut-In!

Commitment to Couples in Senior Living Communities

When Pat and Judy opened their first retirement community almost 50 years ago, they knew that they would make a commitment to couples a primary mission. The McCrite family exemplifies the values of family and faith, and they planned to make it possible for couples to live together in their older ages. From the blueprints… Continue reading Commitment to Couples in Senior Living Communities