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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 …

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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 …