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Don’t Miss Out on These 7 Essential Health Screenings

Early diagnosis of health conditions is essential for fast and effective treatment, especially when you’re in your senior years. Comprehensive medical check-ups can help keep you fit, healthy and enjoying life to the fullest! Here are the most important screenings for seniors, from our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey: Blood pressure and cholesterol. Your …

A Guide to Medicare Hospice Coverage and Programs

Hospice is a service offered to preserve a patient’s quality of life in the end stage of life or during a terminal illness. It also addresses the patient’s spiritual, emotional, medical and physical needs. This important service provides care and comfort to both patients and their loved ones, and under certain requirements, can be covered …

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Associate Close-Up: Andrew Glick, Executive Chef

We recently sat down with the Executive Chef at The Shores to learn more about him and his passion for food and senior care and services. These are his words:   1Q: What is your name and job title? 1A: I’m Andrew Glick, Chef at The Shores in Ocean City.   2Q: Where did you grow …

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Associate Close-Up: Richard Schleeter, Executive Chef

We recently sat down with the Executive Chef at Pitman to learn more about him and his passion for food and senior care and services. These are his words:   1Q: What is your name and job title? 1A: I’m Rich Schleeter, executive chef of United Methodist Communities at Pitman.   2Q: Where did you grow …

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care – What’s the Difference?

When looking at care options for your senior loved one, you’ll come across many different services and options, including assisted living and memory care . Here’s some insight into what these are all about, from our team in Gloucester County, NJ. What is assisted living?  This type of residential community often consists of apartments and communal buildings/spaces …

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Associate Close-Up: Michael Paris, Executive Chef

We recently sat down with the Executive Chef at Collingswood to learn more about him and his passion for food and senior care and services. These are his words:   1Q: What is your name and job title? 1A: I’m Michael Paris the Executive Chef at Collingswood.*   2Q: Where did you grow up and where …

5 Surprising Facts About Assisted Living

If you’re starting to search for an assisted living community, it can be a surprise to find out that they are very different from what you originally thought! Here are 5 facts about today’s assisted living: They’re all unique. A huge range of assisted living communities cater to different tastes, locations and budgets, all with …

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Six Skills Seniors Can Learn Online

The internet is a wonderful tool that is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of gender, race, age, etc. While the internet is often considered something only used by tech-savvy youngsters, there’s no reason why older individuals cannot enjoy the same benefits. The reality is that anything you’ve ever wanted to try can be learned …

Hospice Care Increases Comfort and Reduces Hospitalizations

When a loved one has reached the end stages of terminal cancer, hospitalization often becomes an increasingly frequent experience. This has a significant impact on care costs as well as on the patient’s quality of life. Interestingly, recent studies have shown that palliative care options, like hospice, can significantly reduce the rate of hospitalizations and …

Can Assisted Living Balance the Needs of Couples?

Starting the process of finding a good assisted living community is all about evaluating your loved one’s needs, but what about couples with different requirements? Here are some tips for finding the right fit from our assisted living community in Gloucester County, NJ: Find a flexible facility. Assisted living comes with a cost often based …

Fun Activities for Grandkids Visiting Your CCRC

The holidays are a wonderful time for families to get together for some quality time, but it can be a challenge to keep younger children occupied while they’re visiting their grandparents. Here are a few ideas for fun activities everyone can enjoy together, from our team at our CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in Sussex …

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Associate Close-Up: Reverend Beth Mallozzi

We recently sat down with the Director of Mission and Pastoral Care at The Shores to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services. These are her words:    Q: What is your name and position? A: I’m Rev. Beth Mallozzi, Director of Mission and Pastoral Care at The Shores.   Q: …

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Coping With Grief during the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, this can be an especially difficult time of year. Everywhere, messages about spending time with the ones we love are abundant, and bring into focus the loved ones who will not be celebrating with us, which can lead …

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Associate Close-Up: Kaitlin Eamigh

We recently sat down with the Volunteer Services Coordinator at Bristol Glen to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A:  Kaitlin Eamigh, Volunteer Services Coordinator   Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist Communities? …

Grief Support Programs for Hospice Loved Ones

The death of a loved one has a profound effect on those left behind, and processing these changes and emotions is not something that anyone should go through alone. Realizing hospice care is just as much about supporting loved ones through this time as it is about caring for patients, these facilities offer grief support …