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Simply speaking, respite care services are available for your loved one in any circumstance in which regular caregivers are unavailable. These services also allow caregivers, especially family caregivers, to take a well-deserved break from their duties as well as provide more  specialized medical or therapeutic care on a temporary basis. Here are some great examples …

After you have decided that a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is the right option for you or a senior family member, the next step is to consider the right location. Here are some tips from a leading senior living community in Sussex County. Services and facilities: The community you choose should offer you the …

Unlike its name, Sitting Disease isn’t an actual disease – it’s a term used to cover the more than 30 chronic health conditions associated with sedentary behavior, like sitting. Statistics from the Mayo Clinic show that Americans are spending more and more time indulging these behaviors, with 50% to 70% of people spending more than …

Moving into an assisted living community like United Methodist Communities at Collingswood is a big transition for any senior. While the move is in everyone’s best interest and will give your loved one a much better quality of life, it’s important to remember that it can become overwhelming for your family member. Knowing what to …

Osteoporosis is one of the most common health conditions facing seniors, with the National Osteoporosis Foundation estimating that 52 million Americans are currently affected. This condition carries significant risks as it makes bones more brittle and easily broken or damaged, increasing the risk of serious slip and fall injuries for seniors. Here is a health …

Male Nurse taking blood pressure from senior

If your mother, father or loved one has recently been discharged after surgery or hospital treatment or is ready to be released from short-term rehabilitation but is not yet ready to return home, then respite care services may be just what you need. Hospitals are designed to treat patients until they are able to care for themselves or …

One of the greatest benefits of assisted living communities is the residential lifestyle offered. Find out why from United Methodist Communities: Downsize in comfort: Many seniors choose to move into assisted living because their current home is simply too big for them to maintain and live in comfortably. Rather than downsizing to a small apartment in a condo or …

For many families, the cost of assisted living could be a barrier. Knowing the finances behind assisted living services and researching what different communities offer is key to finding affordable care that delivers a full and independent lifestyle. The average cost of assisted living in the USA  In the 2015 cost of care survey conducted by Genworth Financial, the average …

For many families, choosing a nursing home is a challenging and emotional task – and with the rising costs of long-term care, it is critical to find a facility that is affordable and puts your loved one’s wellbeing first. Here is some advice for finding the right nursing home. Make a budget: The services offered …

Father and daughter looking at one another

When your parents first start showing signs that they need support managing their day-to-day lives, family members sometimes choose to help out – becoming knowledgeable and competent caregivers. However, there often comes a point at which you can no longer keep up with the duties of a full-time caregiver, especially when managing your own family …

For most families, a time will come when parents and grandparents will need considerable assistance to manage their daily lives and health concerns. Often, family members can step in and help – but this can quickly become overwhelming for caregivers. Fortunately, there are several care options for seniors, including assisted living or at home health care. Here …

Did you know that Haddon Avenue, the street on which United Methodist Communities at Collingswood is located, was a past designee of the 10 Great Streets by the American Planning Association? That the senior community is also located in Collingswood’s Historic District? Or that the Collingswood NJ Farmers’ Market was crowned one of America’s three …

Staying healthy isn’t just about living longer, it’s about living better too. Keeping active as we age is directly linked to maintaining our quality of life as well as fighting mental and physical conditions. Unfortunately, it can become more and more of a challenge as we get older. Here are some great tips from United …

Uncharacteristic neglect of home maintenance/housekeeping: If your loved ones are known for the pride they take in their home and garden, a lapse in this care can be a sign they are no longer coping. Ignoring excess clutter, the garden overgrowth, and home maintenance issues can also increase the risk of falls and injuries in …

Quality of life is one of the leading concerns for seniors and their families when looking into assisted living facilities . When your health needs are changing and your day-to-day tasks are becoming more challenging, you’ll likely start to look at these communities – but what can they really offer you? Independence: The ability to live your life …