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Staying active in assisted living

Helping the older adults in your life stay active and engaged is vital for their wellbeing, and it’s also a great way to strengthen your relationship and special bond with them. You can discover new interests together, engage in new hobbies that will help them maintain key critical thinking and motor skills, and establish more …

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September 12th is National Grandparents Day! If you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate these special people in your life, our assisted living team has put together some ideas that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you see your grandparents on a regular basis or only a few times a year, September 12th is a special …

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If you’ve been advised that your loved one needs palliative care , you may be wondering what exactly palliative care is, and how it will benefit your loved one. Our hospice care team in South Jersey has put together this helpful guide to answer some basic questions about palliative care, and we hope it will help you …

One of the toughest parts of getting older is losing the ability to do things that we once considered easy. When you’re younger and mobile, you don’t even think twice about things like walking, climbing stairs, bending over to pick things up, and other similar ranges of motion. Many factors contribute to a lack of …

On August 7th our nation celebrates Purple Heart Day, honoring all those who have been wounded or killed during enemy combat while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Purple Heart is considered the highest distinction, reserved for those who have made a huge sacrifice for our country. Here at UMC , we want to recognize …

Reasons to look forward to assisted living

When you hear the phrase “assisted living,” what comes to mind? For families with loved ones who can no longer safely live alone, or for older adults who have certain medical needs, assisted living communities can be a wonderful option. Unfortunately, some people still have very outdated notions of senior living communities. They picture strict …

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Assisted living communities provide around-the-clock care for older adults who have certain health or mobility needs. When your loved one needs support with independence or when they require more assistance than you are able to provide, an assisted living community may be the best choice. If you’ve started researching assisted living, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that …

If someone you loved has been diagnosed with dementia, you may be starting to think about memory care neighborhoods. Although dementia can start off slowly, it often progresses into something more serious. People with dementia struggle to live alone as their condition develops. Professional memory care neighborhoods are equipped with the necessary safety measures to …

Assisted living communities offer many different levels of care and these communities can be as diverse as the residents who live there. If you’ve ever visited an assisted living community then you’ve probably seen that residents may be grouped based on the level of care they need. This allows associates on-site to be able to provide necessary medical …

independent living for seniors

Are you considering assisted living or long-term care for an older loved one? You may be wondering what the differences are, and which option is the best for your circumstances. Both assisted living and long term care share a common goal: to ensure senior residents live as safely and as comfortably as possible.  Many senior living communities provide both …

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National Nurses Day is May 6, and at our Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Sussex County, we think it’s so important to honor nurses as the everyday heroes they are. When we reflect on the past year, it’s impossible to ignore the impact that COVID-19 had on all of our lives. From the earliest …

Memory care

Early diagnosis is key to implementing the best methods available to temporarily halt or slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. If someone you love has been diagnosed with this condition, you may not know what to expect as it progresses.  Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, understanding each stage can help you work with …

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At United Methodist Communities at Collingswood, our assisted living community in Camden County NJ , we’re so excited that spring has sprung! Bluer skies, warmer temperatures, and blooming flowers mean that we can resume some of our favorite outdoor activities now that winter has passed.  It’s no secret that being outside in the fresh air and engaging in daily activity, even if …

New Jersey telehealth services

When you hear the phrase “telehealth services” you might think of routine check-ups and initial consultations online. However, thanks to the amended practice standards in New Jersey, telehealth services now include a diverse range of medical practitioners. Medical practitioners including audiologists, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers are now able to see more patients, …

Easter activities at our assisted living community

With Easter just around the corner, we’re all enjoying the warmer temperatures, the crisp spring air, the blooming flowers, and the feeling of renewal that accompanies this time of year.  Like many of us, your family probably ranges from younger kids to older adults, and you’re interested in Easter traditions that everyone can enjoy. So, …

Assisted living Gloucester County

Are you interested in indoor gardening, but don’t have any idea where to start or what to do? For seniors in assisted living, outdoor gardening isn’t always an option due to space limitations or weather constraints. Starting a small indoor garden is a great first step to enjoy this fun, new hobby in assisted living. …

Seniors with Undernutrition

It’s natural to experience a decrease in appetite as we age, but it’s very important that older adults eat a balanced diet and receive adequate nutrients every day. Certain medical conditions, medications and mobility issues can also interfere with seniors’ appetites. It’s essential to be able to recognize the signs of undernutrition, especially if your …