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After a 13 month-long implementation process, Tapestries, a memory care neighborhood of United Methodist Communities at The Shores, is now a Comfort Matters® accredited provider for persons with dementia. Internationally recognized, Comfort Matters® is a philosophy, care practice and an evidence-based program which offers holistic and integrated approaches to improve the quality of care and …

Dementia and Occupational Therapy - Home caregiver and senior adult woman

United Methodist Communities (UMC) at The Shores, a senior living community located on Bay Avenue in Ocean City, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Zindel to the position of director of Tapestries Memory Care Residence. In this role, she will assume Tapestries’ oversight, staff management and services, which focus on residents with neurocognitive …

Alzheimer’s and dementia conditions can bring physical and emotional battles for patients and their loved ones, and in its end stages, requires specialist care. Look for hospice services that have experience with individuals with dementia, as they provide this care with expertise and compassion, focusing on relieving pain, controlling symptoms and maintaining a good quality …

When a loved one has reached the end stages of terminal cancer, hospitalization often becomes an increasingly frequent experience. This has a significant impact on care costs as well as on the patient’s quality of life. Interestingly, recent studies have shown that palliative care options, like hospice, can significantly reduce the rate of hospitalizations and …

Hospice in South Jersey

The holiday season is here, and for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, this can be an especially difficult time of year. Everywhere, messages about spending time with the ones we love are abundant, and bring into focus the loved ones who will not be celebrating with us, which can lead …

Pam Walker

We recently sat down with the RN Care Coordinator at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: I’m Pam Walker, the Registered Nurse Care Coordinator at The Shores.   Q: What do …

The Shores Mission Project

On September 4, United Methodist Communities’ Home Office received a message from Deputy Commander Major Rick Moreno, United States Marine Corps, stationed at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. “We received your care package for Mark Kistler here at the Special Mission Wing, Special Operations Advisory Group. It arrived at a perfect time and …

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We recently sat down with the Volunteer Services Coordinator at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care and services. These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: My name is Michele Musto and I’m the Volunteer Services Coordinator at The Shores.   …

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We recently sat down with the Sales Director at The Shores to learn more about him and his passion for senior care and services . These are his words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: I’m Ryan Champion, Sales Director at The Shores.   Q: What do you like best about working for United …

Advanced directive care at The Shores

While planning for medical emergencies and health problems is important at any age, this becomes essential as we get older. It isn’t pleasant to think about Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate orders, but the important thing to remember it that it is about ensuring that your wishes are respected in the event that you …

CMS stars

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Five-Stars in overall quality to all four of United Methodist Communities’ full-service campuses. These include United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen (Newton), Collingswood, Pitman and The Shores (Ocean City). The CMS also gives separate ratings for health inspections, staffing and quality measures (QMs). What guidance can …

Mary anoints Jesus feet

by Rev. Beth Mallozzi Director of Mission and Pastoral Care John 12:1-11 Extravagant love is demonstrated by Mary. She anoints his feet with expensive perfume, almost literally worth her weight in gold. Not just with her money, but also through the intimate act of wiping his feet with her hair, Mary loves Jesus. To Judas, this …

A doctor and physical therapist is working with a woman on her shoulder and arm injuries.

As one of the leading assisted living communities in Cape May 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 …

Hospice Cape May County

February 4 is World Cancer Day, when we remember those coping with this disease as well as those that have passed away or gone into remission. Here is some insight for hospice care in South Jersey for caregivers compassionately caring for a senior loved one with cancer. What is the role of a caregiver? Caregivers take on a wide range …