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Medication management tips for seniors

Proper medication management is essential for seniors and their caregivers in order to prevent complications, adverse interactions and incorrect doses. This especially applies to  seniors because they often take multiple medications for a range of conditions at the same time, an issue known as polypharmacy. Here are some tips and insights from short term rehab …

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The Importance of Social Events in Senior Living Communities

When researching senior living communities, most of us prioritize important things such as the quality of the residential apartments, services offered, quality of care and costs. However, social interaction plays a crucial role in the quality of life of senior living residents. Our senior living communities are dedicated to providing residents with the opportunity to …

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Take a Fun Senior Social Class to Remember!

It’s the beginning of 2017, a perfect time to commit to resolutions that make your life more enjoyable, healthy and fun. So why not join our SeniorFITness wellness program? These classes are specifically designed for seniors, making them safe and enjoyable as well as highly beneficial. Here are some more reasons to join in this …

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5 Tips for Boosting Senior Nutrition

Good, healthy nutrition is essential at any age, but it’s often overlooked in senior health. Eating well is as much about improving mental acuteness, energy and resistance to illness as it is about supporting a positive attitude and emotional stability. So how can seniors support good eating habits? A good diet isn’t about sacrifice: When …

All the benefits of choosing expert post-hospitalization rehabilitation

As one of the leading assisted living communities in Camden County, New Jersey , we’re proud to offer expert short-term rehabilitation services to assist seniors in their recovery from falls, surgical procedures and illnesses. Here are all the benefits of choosing this professional service: Faster recovery and healing: As we age, it becomes more difficult to bounce back quickly from illnesses and injury. However, professional short-term rehabilitation can help …

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Getting Festive with Your Senior Loved Ones

The festive season is a time for sharing joy and love with family and friends, but it can be more difficult for those with loved ones in assisted living. Here are some tips for including your loved one during this busy holiday period. Spending time at the assisted living community: Many assisted living communities really …

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Tips when Traveling with a Senior

The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family, but this may mean traveling with a senior loved one, which can make your trip more challenging. Here are some tips on making this an easy and enjoyable time for everyone. Plan ahead: Having a set itinerary for your trip will allow you and …

When a cure is no longer possible

In a world where death is a fact of life, conversations around passing on are still incredibly difficult to have — and yet, it is so important to ensure the proper services are in place to support, care and comfort  each and every person during this time. Our hospice program, Bridges , at our Jersey Shore community is here …

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United Methodist Communities Wins MarCom Awards

6 Awards Garnered Among 6,500 Entries When the time and energy expended toward high quality communications realizes positive outcomes, all share in the triumph. United Methodist Communities is the recipient of six 2016 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. There were over 6,500 entries from all …

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Help Yourself to Help Others

We see it all the time – caregivers putting all of their energy into helping others and not allotting the same time or energy to take care of themselves. In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever that you take care of yourself. Here are five simple tips for even the busiest of people: …

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Is it time for hospice?

Choosing hospice care for yourself or  your loved one can be a daunting and emotional decision. For many residents, their focus is on staying out of hospice care until their last few weeks or days of life, when in reality, hospice care can be greatly beneficial to patients and their families many months before this. …