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!

Virtual Villages Helping Senior Age in Place and Make Friends

Like many 55 years and older citizens they want to stay in their home as they age. As I have been working in the Senior industry for many years, reading about new ideas where individuals or couples can live in their home but have services provided to them when needed…

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Bonding with Grandparents

Many kid’s grandparents live far away or around the corner. Some children see their grandparents on a regular basis where others only see them during visits for the summer or holidays. Regardless there are a number of ways for them to stay connected and involved in each other lives. As…

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The Keys to Living 90+

  Men and women above the age of 90 are now the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.  There are currently nearly 2 million nonagenarians in the U.S. and that number is projected to quadruple by 2050.  A research study launched in 2003 by UC Irvine and the National Institute…

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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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Digital Doubt: How Seniors Can Overcome the Anxiety of Technology

In 2012, Pew Research found that, for the first time, more than half of seniors over 65 were using the Internet or email. Today, 88 percent of adults age 50-64 and 74 percent over age 65 own a cellphone. Furthermore, 65 percent aged 50-64 and 46 percent 65 and older…

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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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Types of Investment Risk

It’s important to know and understand the various types of risks involved with investing in securities. So let’s look at some real life examples of these types of risks. First, let’s review risk in general, which is the chance that an investment’s actual return will be different than the expected…

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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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Considering Mexico…Retirement housing aims to entice baby boomers south of the border

Is it possible that retirement’s best kept secret is south of the U.S. border—in Mexico? Apparently there’s a ground swell of believers. As millions of American “baby boomers” reach retirement age, members of the Mexican health care industry, at least, expect many retirees to head south due to a variety…

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