Monthly Archives: July 2020

Assisted living

Maintaining muscle is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health as you age. Similar to bone density loss, muscle loss is often a natural part of aging, and can have a detrimental effect on posture, energy levels, mobility, and balance, to name a few.  The medical term for age-related …

assisted living

If you have aging parents then you know that conversations about their health and well-being can be a challenge. When was the last time you talked to your elderly parent about going to their doctor for a check up, or had to coax them into getting routine blood work done?  If you’re thinking that your …

assisted living

  If you have aging parents, then you know that conversations about their health and well-being may be a challenge. When was the last time you talked to your elderly parent about going to their doctor for a check-up, or had to coax them into getting routine blood work done? If you’re thinking that your …

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of long-term care communities have patiently awaited the time when they could visit face-to-face with their loved ones. That desire was granted when the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) issued a directive permitting outdoor visitation beginning on June 21. As a faith-based ministry, United Methodist Communities (UMC) continues to …

  Not all therapies for memory related illness like Alzheimer’s involve administering medication. There are many non-medical Alzheimer’s therapies that can be done ㅡ they just require time and consistency. People with Alzheimer’s disease often benefit from doing the same set of actions or activities over and over, as repetition and regularity creates familiarity and …

Plan outlines transition to ‘new normal” amid COVID-19 pandemic Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of long-term care communities have patiently awaited the time when they could visit face-to-face with their loved ones. That desire was granted when the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) issued a directive permitting outdoor visitation beginning on June 21.  As a faith-based ministry, United Methodist Communities (UMC) continues to focus on protecting its residents, clients, and associates in the wake of COVID-19. In March, …

For people in hospice care, having a patient advocate can ensure they receive the best care. A patient advocate is someone who helps guide your loved one through their end-of-life journey. This includes everything from attending doctors’ appointments, to talking with pharmacists, to going to specialist visits, and much more. Patient advocates are experts at …