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telehealth

As we continue dealing with COVID-19 and advising older adults to stay home whenever possible, New Jersey telehealth services have become an important part of many peoples’ everyday lives.Telehealth is defined as the administration of healthcare and health-related services via telecommunication technologies. Examples of telehealth services include  routine medical check-ups from home via video conference …

United Methodist Communities (UMC) announces the promotion of two key leaders, Deborah Walsh and Pamela Garofolo, effectively immediately. Deborah Walsh has been promoted to corporate director of homecare services and oversees HomeWorks, as well as initiatives related to homecare products such as technologies, care management and other in-home support services. Ms. Walsh, who resides in …

As you may know by now, earlier this week the New Jersey Department of Health issued new guidance related to the re-opening of licensed facilities. We have anxiously awaited such guidance and are grateful to receive this information. There are no fewer than 28 pages of rather granular and prescriptive directives on a multitude of …

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My Dear UMC Family and Friends, United Methodist Communities strives to be a place where all people can work, live and find fulfillment. Our board, residents and associates engage together to enhance and shape this culture. Recent events about race in our country call for us to recommit to this culture and deepen our understanding …

With people living longer than ever before, it’s time to examine how we can help them make the most of these years. People previously thought the elderly should be institutionalized – similar to those with mental health challenges – as opposed to people who can age within their own homes. The Baby Boomer generation, however, …

United Methodist Communities is pleased to announce the promotion of Roberta Voloshin to vice president of marketing and communications. In this role, effective immediately, Ms. Voloshin drives overall brand awareness and leads all strategic and integrated marketing and communications functions. She previously served as the corporate director of marketing for 14 years.  In addition to …

United Methodist Communities has a strong sense of community and an incredible bond with our residents, families and wider community. Watch how the United Methodist Communities’ family dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.      

There has been a barrage of changing and conflicting information about taxes lately. The passage of the SECURE Act in late 2019 and the more recent CARES Act have created significant issues that impact tax and estate planning for Older Americans. Of course, everybody has a different perspective and should discuss their personal situation with …

For those of us with elderly parents, supporting them through the loss of a spouse, family member, and close friend is an inevitable part of life. Your parent has supported you, comforted you, and guided you throughout your life, but that doesn’t mean they’ll never need support from you, especially when they lose someone close …

Assisted living

Maintaining muscle is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health as you age. Similar to bone density loss, muscle loss is often a natural part of aging, and can have a detrimental effect on posture, energy levels, mobility, and balance, to name a few.  The medical term for age-related …

assisted living

If you have aging parents then you know that conversations about their health and well-being can be a challenge. When was the last time you talked to your elderly parent about going to their doctor for a check up, or had to coax them into getting routine blood work done?  If you’re thinking that your …

assisted living

  If you have aging parents, then you know that conversations about their health and well-being may be a challenge. When was the last time you talked to your elderly parent about going to their doctor for a check-up, or had to coax them into getting routine blood work done? If you’re thinking that your …

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of long-term care communities have patiently awaited the time when they could visit face-to-face with their loved ones. That desire was granted when the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) issued a directive permitting outdoor visitation beginning on June 21. As a faith-based ministry, United Methodist Communities (UMC) continues to …

  Not all therapies for memory related illness like Alzheimer’s involve administering medication. There are many non-medical Alzheimer’s therapies that can be done ㅡ they just require time and consistency. People with Alzheimer’s disease often benefit from doing the same set of actions or activities over and over, as repetition and regularity creates familiarity and …