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Social worker is visiting a senior woman

By Deborah Walsh Have you considered private-duty home care for your elderly family member? Maybe you’ve been looking after your father or grandfather for some time. He has been living alone and experiencing difficulty with his mobility, strength and balance, or some health issue. As a family caregiver, you feel overwhelmed and keep wondering if …

Senior woman using health technology

As the demand for senior care rises, seniors and  their families are under a fair amount of pressure to find an option that offers quality care at an affordable price.. Often, home care offers the best of both worlds – the ability to stay in your home and age-in-place, as well as keep costs down …

Care Worker Helping Senior Man To Get Up Out Of Chair

Being a caregiver is often as challenging as it is rewarding, but fortunately there are services designed to support you and your loved one if and when you require help. Whether you cannot care for your loved one 24-hours a day, he or she requires skilled nursing care after recovering from an illness or hospital …

Male and female senior holding weights

It’s always 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 from our specialists in New …

Curious man peering through magnifying glass

Hiring caregivers from home health agencies can be a daunting task – after all, you’re putting the health, safety and happiness of your loved one into the hands of someone you don’t know. Fortunately, there are ways to find a senior home care services provider you can trust, and who will be a positive and …

Female senior in wheelchair being hugged by a female nurse

When most people think about in-home senior care , they envision trained caregivers assisting with scheduling medication, managing the home and providing personal services that assist the elderly in day-to-day living. While true, it’s missing a very significant component – supplying companionship, one-on-one interaction and keeping your loved one social, having fun and enjoying life. Here’s some insight …

Mature Asian couple (60s) in the park, riding bicycles.

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: …

As the online shopping industry continues to evolve, so do the scams. It is important to take steps to protect yourself.  Here are five tips to protect your information when you shop online. Use complex passwords: Try for passwords with a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols or very long passwords. Both are …

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 …

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Walsh to the position of executive director of HomeWorks, a licensed Health Care Services Firm. The recently launched division of the senior living and care organization, HomeWorks offers in-home personal care and case management for seniors. In this role, Ms. Walsh will assume …