Is Long-Term Care Insurance Needed at Piper Shores?

One of the questions most frequently asked by new residents of Piper Shores is whether or not to keep a long-term care insurance (LTC) policy upon move-in. Given that Piper Shores is a lifecare retirement community – licensed by the Maine Bureau of Insurance as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC – the question… Read more »

Is Piper Shores an Affordable Retirement Living Option for Seniors?

Since its inception in 2001, Piper Shores has been committed to providing affordable retirement living options for a broad range of the seniors. Yet, persistent perceptions remain that Piper Shores is affordable to only a narrow segment of today’s senior population. Here are some of the facts you may wish to consider in determining whether… Read more »

An Exceptional Community…That’s Surprisingly Affordable!

“You couldn’t rent an apartment in Portland for what I pay – and I get four-star meals, a swimming pool, fitness room – and a water view!” Piper Shores is truly a special place to call home. The ocean-side setting is spectacular in any season, and Piper Shores’ world class amenities, nonprofit status and lifetime access to higher… Read more »

Retirement community search same as college search, sort of

By Theodora J. Kalikow, Piper Shores Resident Earlier this year, my partner and I searched for a retirement community here in Maine. After the second visit, my partner, Deb, a former assistant director of admission at University of Maine at Farmington, observed, “This is just like a college search, only for older folks.’ See what… Read more »

Not for profit. All for residents.

When it comes time to consider moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC), you will have two different models to choose from – the nonprofit model, and the for-profit model. The distinctions between the two are significant and understanding them goes a long way toward making sure you select the CCRC that best serves your needs…. Read more »

Beyond Long Term Care, There Is Lifecare

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled “Beyond Long Term Care,” which explores the decisions faced by older Americans as they sort through their retirement savings and senior living options. The article reports that the increasing costs (and decreasing availability) of long term care insurance has pushed many families to consider other options for care… Read more »

Lifecare: An Effective Way to Manage the Cost of Long Term Care in an Unpredictable Market

Finding comfortable and affordable long-term care for you or for loved ones can be a confusing and frustrating process. The options are seemingly endless, difficult to compare, and in recent years, prices for some long-term care options have skyrocketed, far faster than the rise of inflation. At the same time, long term care insurance companies,… Read more »

New Lifecare Contract Options Available

Piper Shores is pleased to announce a new lifecare contract option that will make Piper Shores even more affordable for select two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments. The traditional lifecare contract at Piper Shores includes the payment of an entrance fee for an apartment or cottage that is 90% refundable when a resident moves out and the unit… Read more »