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Learning about the services assisted living communities provide and how they improve your or a loved one’s life before making the move is a prudent investment of time. You will encounter the term ADLs or activities of daily living. What are the activities of daily living? Eating. Preparing and feeding meals. Transferring. Assistance with movement and mobility, like …

Consistent with a rapidly aging population, research about what happens and what we can do about it continues to increase each year. In contrast to  negative perceptions, recent findings have unearthed some very interesting facts about aging that may change the way we think about this process: We get happier as we age. Several recent …

Being a caregiver to a family member or friend is a choice that many people make because it helps avoid costly care and allows you to spend precious time with a loved one. However, many caregivers find this challenging role can become overwhelming in later stages of care and when illnesses become terminal. At this …

Osteoporosis is a serious disease that causes bones to become brittle and weak, making people vulnerable to serious bone breaks and damage from minor falls, bumps and everyday impact that do not affect healthy skeletons. Unfortunately, no cure exists for this condition, which affects around 54 million Americans and up to one in every two …

Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions progressively diminish mental capacity as they worsen, including a patient’s ability to communicate with and understand the people around them. Here are some insights from our assisted living community in Gloucester County , NJ on developing an effective way to communicate with your loved one. Common communication problems for dementia patients:  Struggling to find the right …

As we age, we can experience certain health and wellness changes that affect our senses, including our ability to see clearly. Cataracts is a common vision problem often associated with getting older. Here’s some insight from specialists in assisted living in Gloucester County, NJ . What are cataracts?  Cataracts is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy …

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, so we’re talking about the issues surrounding seniors and alcohol abuse. As a leading CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey , we’re dedicated to a high quality of resident life  that includes bringing awareness about this concerning issue. Alcoholism in seniors is easily overlooked  According to the National Institute on Aging, although alcoholism is an issue …

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So, you’ve decided that moving into an assisted living community is the right choice for you or your loved one — now you have to start getting ready for the transition. While everyone thinks of what furniture they should take, how to sell their house or how to decorate and plan their new space, many …

CCRC Sussex County senior wellness

Good, healthy nutrition is essential at any age, but it’s often overlooked in senior health. Eating well is as much about improving mental acuteness, energy and resistance to illness as it is about supporting a positive attitude and emotional stability. So how can seniors support good eating habits? A good diet isn’t about sacrifice: When …

senior living community in Camden County, NJ

It’s a brand new year and, for many seniors, now is the right time to start making plans for the future. The idea of moving from their family home into assisted living is a daunting one, but there are solutions designed to not only reduce the strain of moving, but actually deliver real quality-of-life benefits …

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As one of the leading assisted living communities in Camden 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 …

Traveling senior woman

The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family, but this may mean traveling with a senior loved one, which can make your trip more challenging. Here are some tips on making this an easy and enjoyable time for everyone. Plan ahead: Having a set itinerary for your trip will allow you and …

In a world where death is a fact of life, conversations around passing on are still incredibly difficult to have — and yet, it is so important to ensure the proper services are in place to support, care and comfort  each and every person during this time. Our hospice program, Bridges , at our Jersey Shore community is here …