New Digital Tools Make The Selection Of Senior Communities In New Jersey Faster And Easier
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 22, 2013, 05:59 PM EDT
When you or your loved one is in need of senior living or immediate care, trying to find the best option is often a task that can consume your time and energy. It can sometimes feel like there are thousands of choices with no real answer. New LifeStyles, the ultimate “Source for Seniors”, is making sure it stays current and on the cutting edge of how people are receiving information. Not only have they been the leader in the industry since releasing their first print guide in 1987 and launching their website in 1995, they now have a digital guide, iPhone app, and a mobile site – all free of charge – to accommodate the person on-the-go.
An individual’s search for a qualified senior living community often begins with a sudden loss-of-health event that injects urgency and confusion – often resulting in poor and costly choices. Even when there is time for a leisurely review, the attempt to make viable comparisons can seem bewildering,” said New Jersey native Doug Fusella, President and COO of New LifeStyles. “With these new digital channels, users can make fast and well-informed decisions from anywhere. No other senior living search resource offers all of these advanced options.”
For example, the new digital guide provides a digital layout of the current New LifeStyles print version, which has been the industry standard since its inception in 1987. This caters to users who are less familiar with mobile apps, yet still prefer to view the complete issue of the publication. Accessing the New LifeStyles digital guide not only allows users to flip through every page digitally on their phone, computer or personal tablet, but adds fully interactive functionality to the guide by offering linking to other pages and websites, and allowing the emailing of pages of the digital guide to friends or other family members.
For the on-the-go user, the New LifeStyles iPhone app offers its updated geo-mapping system that allows users to see every senior community or health care provider nearby based on a user’s current location. Each community “pin” is color-coded to identify community by type, such as retirement and assisted living communities, nursing and Alzheimer’s care, and more. The display includes all licensed facilities, so it is unbiased and comprehensive. Users have the option of tailoring searches to a specific region or a specific type of care. Once they find a community of interest, they can map it, call it, read a description of its services, visit its website, email questions and more.
For those using a Blackberry or Android, New LifeStyles also offers a mobile site designed for easy searching and ordering. You can simply visit www.newlifestyles.com on your smart phone to be directed to the mobile site. An even more advanced web site is scheduled to be launched this summer.
“Seniors and their adult children are more technologically advanced than ever before, so we needed to make sure we were providing different ways for our users to get information and to make that process as simple and thorough as possible," said Bill Porter, Regional Account Executive of New LifeStyles. "Coupled with our print guide and website, our mobile site, digital guide, and iPhone app allow individuals to choose the format that's best for them."
New LifeStyles is the most established source for senior living options, providing comprehensive, quality information on senior communities and care options. New LifeStyles’ services help seniors make an informed, comfortable decision about their future. In addition, these extensive resources are easily accessible - not only saving users time and money, but also reducing the frustration of trying to find information from multiple sources, agencies, or organizations. Whether looking for a nursing, retirement, or assisted living community, home care or something else, New LifeStyles can help seniors and their loved ones make the best decisions to fit their needs. For more information about New LifeStyles, please visit www.NewLifeStyles.com or call 1-800-869-9549.