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!

Why Hospice and Palliative Medicine Is Critical for Senior Care

The process of aging is inevitable. For those in our population who are senior in age, the need for specialized medical care becomes increasingly important. As we navigate the various branches of medicine dedicated to elderly patients, we see that hospice and palliative medicine stand out – their main goal…

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Understanding the Transition from Palliative Care to Hospice Care

The journey through serious illness often brings challenging decisions and emotional transitions, particularly when the focus shifts from curative treatments to comfort and quality of life. This is where the transition from palliative care to hospice care becomes a crucial pathway. While palliative and hospice care prioritize comfort and support,…

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Caregivers: Tips to Enhance Your Relationship with Senior Patients

Caregivers play a critical role in the well-being of elderly patients, providing both physical and emotional support. Developing a strong bond with an elderly patients can help improve their quality of life and that of their family members. Here are some tips for caregivers on how to foster a positive…

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3 Things to Consider When Making Funeral Arrangements

The loss of a loved one is never easy, but planning ahead can help ease the process. Before someone passes, it’s beneficial to discuss funeral arrangements to know what their final wishes are for their service and resting place. Read on to learn three things to consider when making funeral…

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The Best Hospice Care for Your Parents: Home Away From Home

The idea that death is the only thing 100% promised to us in life makes living every day to its fullest more encouraging. So by the time you reach old age and cannot move around as actively as you used to, you would have hopefully lived a full life because…

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What to Expect When a Loved One Enters Hospice Care

It’s the most difficult moment of your life when you first hear the words “hospice care” in relation to a loved one. As a caregiver or family member, you feel loss, dread, and an overwhelming fear of the unknown. What comes next? Knowing what to expect when a loved one…

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How to bring up end-of-life issues in a considerate and sensitive way

Our parents were there when we learned how to walk, how to ride a bike, and when we graduated. For most of us, they’re pillars that helped us become who we are today and the ones we could count on when things went wrong. Seeing the roles reversed and them…

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In Pictures: The Differences between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Today, lives are changed continually by Alzheimer’s. This slow disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The pain and devastation happen even before a patient’s passing. Alzheimer’s disease can take a toll not only on the person affected but also on the loved ones. Thus,…

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The Unique Needs of Someone With a Respiratory Condition

Respiratory illness is the most common affliction in the world. Conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma affect millions of people and they’re especially common in the elderly. So, if you’re considering assisted living, respite care, hospice care, or any other type of senior accommodation for your loved…

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The Final Curtain

by: David Moore Not quite the last laugh…but Despite finally losing her 13 year struggle with Alzheimer Disease…my mother found a way to make a grandiose exit. Pretty remarkable for someone who (like most A.D. victims) was nearing that final six week to six month stretch when they have trouble…

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