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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!

Important Questions You Should Ask

When selecting a nursing home, assisted living facility, or any type of elderly care, we recommended that you ask the following questions of the administrator or admissions coordinator: What levels of care do they offer? Do they accept Medicare or Medicaid? Are there any restrictions on the type of patients…

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Choosing an Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Community

Knowing what to do and where to turn for help when our loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or related memory impairment/dementia can be very confusing. Due to the progression of the disease and the symptoms that typically accompany it, more help may be required than can be…

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A Guide to Safe Guarding Your Home

For many people, their home represents their life accomplishments; this is especially true for individuals diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers. Most families want to keep their loved one at home for as long as possible so the person can be in familiar surroundings. Therefore, it is…

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Ten Things to Ask Before Hiring a Home Care Agency

Today’s seniors have more options available to them then ever before. One option more and more seniors are turning to when their physical capabilities diminish or while they recover from a short-term disability is to be treated in the comfort of their own homes by a personal nurse’s aide or…

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Creativity, Activity, and Longevity

The power of creativity in life is monumental. Artists and innovators know this from experience. Yet, creativity is by no means limited to artists. It is something that all of us can draw upon to refresh, invigorate, heal and connect. There is a multitude of ways to be creative in…

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Geriatric Care Managers – How & Why We Can Help You

Objective planning for life’s major transitions is very difficult for all of us. It is especially hard if you are faced with negative rather than positive changes, when there are more options than you can understand, or when you are asked to assume a new role in the decision-making process….

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Dementia–The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis and the Qualified Specialists to Make It

Being able to retrieve information stored in memory becomes more difficult as we age, but recent memory loss so severe that it interferes with an individual’s daily functioning is not part of the normal aging process. It is a symptom of dementia, a gradual decline of intellectual functions such as…

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Types of Senior Housing and Care

ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITY Usually offer a choice of spacious homes rather than apartments, often with a clubhouse in which a variety of activities are planned for residents. Monthly fees may cover services such as housekeeping and maintenance, but meals are usually not included. APARTMENTS Apartments for seniors who are totally…

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Getting Loved Ones to Accept Assisted Living

Convincing an elderly or senior loved one to move from the comfort of a home he or she has known for many years into an assisted living situation can be one of the toughest hurdles for families to accomplish. The best way is to start the conversation sooner rather than…

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Selecting a Continuing Care Retirement Community

In recent years, many attractive options for seniors interested in retirement living have emerged. One popular option is the Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC. This type of community is different from other housing and care options for seniors because it offers a long-term contract that provides for housing, services…

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