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8 Daily Rituals Most Millionaires Have In Common

In our society, success often equates with wealth. Studying the habits of financially successful people can give us important insight into the kind of lifestyle that creates success. Many successful people are out there that can show everyone what it takes be reach their heights. The best news of all is that these habits can …

Getting Back on Track

Transitions Customized Solution Comes to United Methodist Communities Were you recently discharged from a hospital or rehab facility and faced a dilemma because you didn’t feel quite ready to return home or did so and found you needed additional support? United Methodist Communities in Collingswood , Ocean City , and Pitman now offer Transitions, a customized solution for these instances. …

The Shores United Methodist Communities

The Gold Standard Shines

United Methodist Communities at The Shores’ Staff Achieves a Deficiency-Free Nursing Survey While Thursday, October 6 started out like any other day at United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City, it marked the beginning of an intensive multi-pronged assessment. At the conclusion of five business days, The Shores victoriously achieved a deficiency-free nursing survey …

Successful Healthcare Triumphs

United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Attains Deficiency-Free Federal Survey United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Administrator, Jeff Lisk proudly reports, “Achieving a deficiency-free federal survey affirms and motivates us to practice the highest standards each and every day.” It all began on September 2, when a team of five qualified health professionals arrived at …

5 Tips to Protect Your Information When You Shop Online

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 …

The Best Workouts for Seniors

Exercise is part of living a long and healthy life – and that means staying fit as you age! There’s no reason for seniors not to enjoy having a healthy, strong body, and the benefits speak for themselves. Seniors who maintain their fitness: More easily maintain a healthy weight Report fewer visits to the doctor, …

Recognizing and Treating Depression in the Elderly

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, so our CCRC in Sussex County is taking this opportunity to talk about a very real and serious senior health issue: depression. Depression can happen to anyone, at any age or in any circumstance – it’s not a weakness or a character flaw. It’s also not a normal part of aging. Getting …

Flexible Part-Time Job Opportunities for Seniors

For many seniors, staying active can be a challenge, especially when work requires a lot of sitting around. And unfortunately, many supervisors err on the side of caution when it comes to the responsibilities of a senior employee (particularly those with disabilities). Luckily, there’s hope. Real estate is a common go-to for retired seniors looking for a …

United Methodist Comminities Hospice Care New Jersey

5 Things to Consider When Looking for Hospice Care

Hospice focuses on end-of-life care and many of us will have to consider it someday for parents, loved ones or ourselves. Finding the right provider is about choosing services that are appropriate for the patient’s needs, desires and budget. Here are some useful tips for making this important decision. Testimonials: Find out what people are …

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Spiritual Fitness

Spiritual fitness relates to how our religious beliefs give us hope for the future and help us thrive each day by experiencing abundance and joy in life. It’s easy to feel blessed and joyful when everything is going well, but much harder when we are facing life’s trials. We all go through hardship at different …

The Importance of Proper Discharge Planning

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 …

What Is a Non-Profit Assisted Living Community?

When searching for an assisted living facility in New Jersey , you’ll come across many different types of facilities including for-profit and non-profit organizations. Understanding the differences between these organizations and what they mean for your care is an important factor in making this decision. Here’s some advice from the team at United Methodist Communities. The biggest difference between for-profit and …

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that can affect anyone with diabetes, especially as they age. Here is some important insight from senior living specialists in Camden County . What causes diabetic neuropathy?  High blood sugar interferes with how the nerves communicate with one another and, over time, this can cause the nerve fibers to become damaged. In addition, high blood sugar …

6 Sun-Safe Tips For Seniors

Summer is here and that means plenty of opportunities to get out and about, enjoy the warm weather and get involved in the many great seasonal community events! Just be sure to follow these tips from assisted living experts in South Jersey for staying safe in the heat: Stay hydrated. It’s very easy to become dehydrated in this heat, especially as …