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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!

The Care Plan Conference: Making Your Voice Heard

Most caregivers with a loved one residing in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) will be asked to participate in a “care plan conference,” or a “quarterly care conference” at one time or another. Family members frequently attend these meetings at the request of the assisted living or skilled nursing facilities…

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What People Look For When Choosing a Nursing Home

One of the hardest decisions we will ever face is choosing a long-term care facility for a loved one or ourselves. I will never forget the look on my mother’s face the day we left her at the local nursing home. It was a look of desperation, sadness, and betrayal….

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How to Avoid Long-Term Care Surprised by Planning Ahead

by: Jim Vogel If you or a loved one needed a nursing home next week, would you know how to pay for it? Planning for long-term care is important. However, too many people fail to talk about it with their loved ones in advance and end up without a plan when…

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Your Nursing Home Should Host a Community Easter Egg Hunt

Nursing home care is a topic that the average person avoids thinking about. Most people don’t research or look into nursing home care for themselves or their loved ones until they are presented with an active need. However, when nursing homes host community events, they have the opportunity to make…

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Cognitive Screening, Intergenerational Communities, Rural Nursing Home Crisis, Innovative Thinking, and Employee Retention

Come for the flu shot, stay for the cognitive screening Belmont Village Goes Big on Intergenerational Living with University, Mixed-Use Projects Nursing Homes Are Closing Across Rural America, Scattering Residents 95% Occupancy & A Waitlist of 300: The Perks of Innovative Thinking! Driving employee attendance, retention  

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Top 10 Ways To Increase the Quality of Life for Seniors In Senior Homes

by: Cynthia Madison According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.5 million people live in nursing homes in the U.S and although satisfaction levels among residents and families have increased exponentially over the years, there still are many improvements that can be made to increase the quality…

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Home Care vs. Assisted Living vs. Retirement Communities: Which Option Is Right for Your Future?

by: Cynthia Madison Understanding senior care and housing services can sound complicated, considering the many options that exist in the United States, but it’s something that you need to navigate if you want to secure a safe and happy future for your retirement years. When thinking about elder care, nursing homes…

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How to Achieve a Pain-Free Lifestyle

As we get older, it only becomes increasingly common for us to feel pain in areas we’ve never felt before. While there are many ways that we can actively stay healthy and fit, as we age, so do our bodies. Whether it’s our back, our neck, or our hips, maintaining…

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Volunteering, Independence, CCRCs, and Nursing Home Visits

Senior Independence: Aging and Loss of Independence Why Adult Children of CCRC Residents Opt for a CCRC Too Making Nursing Home Visits Meaningful

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Changes for a Better Living

Discovering the difficulties associated with aging can be tough, and caring for elderly loved ones can be a bit challenging as well. At a certain age, individuals lose their ability to complete activities of daily living, which can be frustrating for the individual and their caretaker.  New LifeStyles can help you understand…

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