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Category Archives: Assisted Living

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 …

Virtual healthcare

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, …

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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 …

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If you’ve recently been admitted to the hospital and will need short-term or long-term care after your hospital stay, there are several options depending on your circumstances and the level of care required. Whether you’ve just had surgery and will need assistance with medications, changing bandages, and light chores around the house for a few …

reading

Whether curled up by the fireplace in the winter or relaxing poolside in the summer, millions of people read books everyday. Reading keeps our minds active and allows us to learn more about the world around us. But as we age, loss of vision and other sight impairments often interfere with the ability to read …

Grandma Moses

There’s a popular saying that goes, “Youth is wasted on the young.” With age comes wisdom, experience, and the realization that you’re never too old to pursue new passions and interests. So if you feel like you’re letting your age hold you back, here are five inspiring Americans who did great things after they turned …

tech innovation seniors

For people who have been diagnosed with dementia, simple every-day tasks can quickly turn into challenges. Some of these tasks are a matter of health and safety, like remembering to turn the oven off, taking medications at the right time each day, and remembering where you live. Once someone is no longer able to rely …

Long term care costs,

While many of us envision living out our senior years comfortably in our homes, it’s important to have a plan B in case the need for assisted living or long-term nursing care arises. An assisted living community is a great option for seniors who require assistance with everyday tasks, have mobility issues, require medical monitoring, …

January is nationally known as Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain. Sometimes, fluid builds up in the front part of the eye and increases pressure in the eye, causing damage to the optic nerve. If the damage continues to build up, it …

Many older adults who live on their own take one or several medications daily. With numerous pill bottles, capsules and tablets that can appear nearly identical, medication management is an everyday essential for seniors. Taking the wrong combination or dosage of certain medications can have harmful side effects. In order to avoid a potentially dangerous …

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Those of us who have experienced severe weather know how stressful and disorienting it can be, especially for seniors who live alone and may have limited mobility or cognitive conditions. In order to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and well-prepared in the event of severe weather, we recommend taking the following precautions for …

Christmas Gift ideas for seniors from our CCRC

With Christmas a little more than a month away, you’re undoubtedly busy handling a long to-do list and trying to find the perfect gifts for the seniors in your life. But where do you start? Fitness and GPS trackers make wonderful gifts for older adults, especially those with dementia. Sometimes, seniors who have certain cognitive …

As we get ready to commemorate Veterans Day on November 11, now is a good time to understand the relationship between The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and assisted living. Many U.S. military veterans and their spouses are unclear about whether the VA offers additional financial assistance for senior care , like assisted living and you …

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness it’s always difficult for the entire family, and it can be especially difficult for children who may not fully understand the gravity of the situation. While some people may be hesitant to explain a terminal diagnosis to a child, it’s important to recognize that children …

For people in hospice care, having a patient advocate can ensure they receive the best care. A patient advocate is someone who helps guide your loved one through their end-of-life journey. This includes everything from attending doctors’ appointments, to talking with pharmacists, to going to specialist visits, and much more. Patient advocates are experts at …