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With over 20 million people in our nation suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), primarily caused by diabetes, imagine the dilemma they face at this time of the year. Most likely, as they gather with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, at every turn they are faced with mountains of sweets and desserts. It’s …

If you are being discharged from a hospital or skilled nursing facility you have the right to discharge planning and to participate in the process. During your stay, your doctor and the staff will work with you on this process. You and your caregiver (a family member or friend who may be helping you) are …

Container gardens have long been used to add a spot of color by a front entrance or expand planting space in city lots, balconies and decks. Don’t let past experience and tradition limit your vision. Try one or more of these attractive, fun and functional ways to include containers in your landscape, large or small. …

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 …

The need for friends is instinctual. Our survival once depended on having close friends to comfort and help us. They helped us hunt and find food, build shelter, and keep our families safe. They also offered companionship. Good friends add a special meaning to life. They help you share the good times and overcome the …

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Personal care activities necessary for everyday living, such as eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and using the toilet. Adult Day Services Programs that provide participants with opportunities to interact with others, usually in a community center or dedicated facility. Advance Directive (also called as a living will) A document written when …

The New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB), a corporative partnership advocating the installation and proper care of fire sprinkler systems as a highly effective means of helping save lives and property, asks New Jersey families to be especially vigilant against the dangers of residential fires during the coldest time of the year. According to …