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!

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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How to Choose a Home Care Agency

Simply put, home care is health care delivered to you in your own home. A variety of home care services are available including nursing and therapy, as well as those who can assist with the most personal of needs such as helping with bathing, dressing, or preparation of meals. Home…

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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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Senior communities take cues from resorts

Yesterday’s senior-living communities often resembled hospitals. Tomorrow’s will take their cues from hotels. “You may have to look twice at some before you realize they aren’t upscale hotels or resorts,” said Bob Lagoyda, an executive with the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. As the senior-living market…

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Ten Things the Average Person Does Not Know About Annuities

Deferred annuities possess characteristics found nowhere else. They play an important part in seniors’ portfolios. Seniors hold billions of dollars in deferred annuities. However, my experience is that the average person knows little about the unique advantages of deferred annuities, much less the options they have during the holding period….

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