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New LifeStyles Senior Living & Care Blog

We know that it can be tough, finding care for a loved one, or taking care of them yourself. So we offer our end users a blog with information on care giving, choosing a community, senior living and care news and just for fun!

Senior Living Article Links: Tips on Planning for Long- Term Care and Caregiving

3 Must Ask Questions When Considering a Life Plan Community When Family Members Disagree About Elder Care Home Health Care Continues to be a More Affordable Option for Seniors and Others Planning for Long-Term Care Tips for Fall-Proofing Your Home  

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New LifeStyles Senior Living & Care Glossary

If you’re anything like me, one of the most frustrating things about entering the world of senior living & housing has to be the terminology. It can often be a daunting task to find the care services or housing you or your loved one needs, if you are unsure of…

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What Questions to Ask When Researching a CCRC

Continuing care retirement communities, often referred to as CCRCs or life care communities, can be a great choice for retirees who live independently today but seek the peace of mind afforded by residing in a community that is equipped to provide long-term care services if needed in the future. However,…

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3 Ways To Make Your Senior’s Day

It’s often hard to find new ways to make your senior loved one feel special, especially if they are in a senior living facility. I suggest you try one or all of the ideas below to make your loved one feel special. Three R Photo Collage– I recently was at…

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Moving A Parent To An Assisted Living Facility: The Many Factors To Consider

No senior ever wants to feel like they’re being “put away,” as the old euphemism put it.  Nor does anyone want to feel the guilt of doing so. However, there may come a time when our regular weekend visit to Grandma’s or even live-in care staff cannot give your elderly…

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A Youthful Brain at Any Age

When people think about staying fit they generally think about their physical appearance. But our brain health plays a significant role in everything we do. More research is showing that there is a lot that can be done to maintain brain health and prevent cognitive decline. There is even some…

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Things to Think About When Choosing a Retirement or Assisted Living Community for a Person with Vision Loss

Accessibility of community in general: Is it easy and safe to get around? Do hallways intersect at odd angles? Are there large open spaces with few landmarks? Are there multiple sets of elevators that could be easily confused? Are there color and/or texture contrast in their flooring and baseboard choices?…

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Keeping Up with Record Keeping and Why It Matters

Imagine that you suddenly fall ill and are taken unconscious to the hospital. Will your family have your Directive Regarding Who May Receive Medical Information so they can get updated on your condition? Will your family be able to find your Medical Power of Attorney so that they can act…

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Tips for Maximizing Positive Relationships with Persons who have Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Dementia

Be complimentary. In the early stages, these individuals often realize that something is wrong. Compliments make them feel better. Focus on the abilities that a person still has rather than on what abilities he has lost. That can be a little tricky with a group, but following tip three will…

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