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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Every year, almost 253,000 women in the USA are diagnosed with breast cancer – one in every eight women. This devastating disease is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among women, affecting women of every age. Raising awareness is key to boosting early diagnosis, reducing deaths, and finding a cure. Here’s how you …

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, degenerative disease that affects over 50 million Americans, many of them seniors. Although there are treatments for this condition, there is no cure – and the pain and loss of joint flexibility can dramatically affect the quality of life. Along with effective medications, you can help fight osteoarthritis by getting the …

Being a little forgetful is a normal part of our busy, everyday lives. But, if an elderly loved one seems to be getting more forgetful than normal, then it could be a sign of early cognitive decline. As with many diseases, it is important to detect Alzheimer’s early to supply the best possible level of care and …

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressive and chronic condition in which fluid builds up around the heart, limiting its ability to pump properly. Here are some insights into this health condition from the team at our hospice in South Jersey. 7 Symptoms of CHF  Shortness of breath Fatigue Swelling in the legs, ankles, and …

Hospitalizations are common for seniors, especially trips to the emergency room as a result of falls, upper respiratory tract infections, medication mismanagement and complications with health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. But, according to specialists, researchers, and our assisted living team in Gloucester County, it shouldn’t be this way. According to a congressional report …

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and our assisted living team in Camden County, NJ wants to raise awareness of why immunizations for seniors really matter! Immunizations and Seniors  Each year, thousands of adults are hospitalized with diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations, leading to costly medical bills, possible long-term damage to health, and even  risk of …

Cancer is one of the most prolific and devastating health conditions of our time and, while the exact causes of the many types of cancer are out of our control (including genetic factors), there are some ways we can help prevent these diseases. Taking a proactive approach often means making important changes to our lifestyles …

June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day and the team at our assisted living community in Gloucester County is raising awareness about this condition to help people better identify, treat, and cope with it. What is PTSD?  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that can be triggered by a highly stressful or traumatic event …

People often ask when is the right time to organize their estate plan and to paraphrase a common quote, “the best time to do it is yesterday, the second-best time to do it is right now.” An advance medical directive is one key part of your estate plan that protects you in the event that …

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Eye Care Month, so the team at our assisted living community is sharing their best eye health tips for people over 60! Eye tests, eye tests, eye tests. We’re sure you’ve heard it countless times, but your annual eye examination is one of the most important and effective things you can do …

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the USA, with 5.7 million Americans living with the condition according to the latest Alzheimer’s Association research. Early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is critical to managing the health of a patient and could save up to $7.9 trillion in medical care and costs. …

Spending time outdoors in the summer is a favorite activity for many people in New Jersey! While it’s important to get enough Vitamin D to keep bones, teeth and the immune system healthy, it’s still important to avoid damage from UV (ultra-violet) rays that can lead to skin cancer. Although much of this damage is …

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day and, at our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ , we’d like to highlight this healthcare condition among seniors. Here’s some information from our team that we hope you find helpful! What is Hepatitis?  This disease is characterized by swelling and inflammation of the liver. The inflammation can lead to scarring …