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!

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 10,000 Americans are turning 65 years old every day. And further, more than 50% of U.S. seniors have the majority of their net worth tied up in home equity. Based on this, you may be curious about the best way to access…

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Understanding Respite Care and Its Many Benefits

Respite care is care provided to senior citizens by close family friends or professional caregivers. However, this type of care is temporary, not permanent. The aim is to give the primary caregiver time off to take a break, rest, run personal errands, and attend to personal matters. This is necessary because…

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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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What do you do while you are waiting?

Many people are waiting for a parent or spouse who is on a Memory Care community wait-list to get the call that there is finally an available space. These days, more often than not, Memory Care does have a wait-list at most communities. As people live longer, demand is increasing. One great…

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What Exactly is In Home Care?

  Alison Johnston, is a Denver based writer who enjoys writing about overall health and mental wellness. What is in home care? In home care provides assistance to allow the client to stay in their homes, instead of staying in a hospital, nursing home, or a rehabilitation facility. In home…

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Senior care and the need for a private-pay, or hospital advocate

  Senior care, particularly for a loved one in the hospital, can be times of high stress on many fronts. Most often, the hospital stay can begin fairly smoothly. You’re happy with the staff, and are even more at ease because you were able to catch the doctor on his rounds…

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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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Nursing home(s) for short term stays possibly avoidable if a ‘Swing Bed’ is available at your hospital

You’ve just logged three, consecutive days of acute care in your hometown, rural hospital. Fortunately, ‘Medicare Part A’, will be picking up a good portion of that huge medical bill Still, you’re thinking about the next step: perhaps a short recoup time in a Skilled Nursing Facility(SNF). The difficulty for you is…

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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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