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How to Help Elderly Loved Ones Get Ready for Winter

New Jersey winters can be harsh, and even more so for the elderly in our communities. Here are some quick tips from our home health aide services specialists to ensure your loved one will be warm and safe even in the coldest months. Here’s what home help services for the elderly recommend:  Schedule heating system service from a qualified …

What is Senior Isolation and How We Can Help?

“Senior isolation” is a blanket term meaning feelings of loneliness, depression and isolation commonly found among the elderly. While these issues may seem less concerning than illness, the truth is that they lead to serious health and quality of life problems. Here are some insights from our in-home respite care team: Senior Isolation is On the Rise  Although …

Food Matters – Maximizing Nutrition Among Seniors

Good nutrition and a healthy diet is an essential for every time of life, but is more of a challenge for seniors. As we age, our bodies can become less effective at getting nutrients from the food we eat, appetites can decrease, chewing certain foods becomes more difficult, and many older adults experience mobility issues …

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Top Concerns of Seniors Preparing for Surgery

Surgery always comes with a certain level of risk, even if it is considered routine or popular. For seniors, this can mean dealing with certain concerns before undergoing any medical procedures. This includes: Transport. Even if you are able to drive, most surgeries require patients arrange transportation after discharge; they do not allow patients to …

Healthy Heart Tips from HomeWorks

Healthy Heart Tips from HomeWorks

Hearts are the strongest muscles in our bodies, beating over 3.3 billion times over 80 years while we sleep, eat, laugh, and enjoy life. Like any muscle, it needs certain nutrients and exercise to keep healthy and fit — this becomes more essential as we age. Here are some of the best tips for senior …

The Differences Between Home Care and Assisted Living

When an elderly parent or loved one starts requiring additional assistance to manage their daily lives, two of the most popular solutions include assisted living and in-home senior care services. So, how can you evaluate the two? It is important to remember that one service is not ‘better’ than the other in a fundamental sense. …

A Guide to Arthritis

In the USA, over 50 million adults suffer from some degree of arthritis, making this health condition the leading cause of disability. Here’s a quick guide from our in-home respite care services team. What is Arthritis? This is the collective name given to more than 100 different rheumatic diseases which cause joint pain and disease. …

A Portrait of In-Home Care for Memory Impaired Adults

With over 5.5 million Americans living with dementia-related health conditions that affect memory, like Alzheimer’s, in-home care services are becoming a popular choice for families who require assistance for their loved ones, but want to stay in the comfort of their own homes. Here’s some insight into how these care services work, from one of …

When to Consider In-Home Care Services

In-home care services  provide seniors with compassionate, skilled assistance on a temporary or permanent basis. Here are some tips from senior home care specialists in New Jersey on evaluating if your loved one will benefit from these services. Evaluate your loved one’s care needs  It’s always difficult for families to accept that an elderly loved one is starting to struggle with their …

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5 Ways Home Health Aides Can Help Make Family Caregiving Easier

With many people taking on the role of family caregiver to keep their loved one in the comfort of their home, it’s important to provide family caregivers with support. Life is demanding for family caregivers, and here are just some of the ways that home care can provide essential assistance. Professional support without the cost …

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What is Sitting Disease?

Unlike its name, Sitting Disease isn’t an actual disease – it’s a term used to cover the more than 30 chronic health conditions associated with sedentary behavior, like sitting. Statistics from the Mayo Clinic show that Americans are spending more and more time indulging these behaviors, with 50% to 70% of people spending more than …

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Home Health Aide Services: How Can We Help You Live an Abundant Life?

Home health aide services are more than simply getting household chores done or managing medication or coordinating healthcare services. They’re about providing essential support so seniors can live the fullest, most rewarding lives possible. We accomplish this through these strategies: Enable seniors to stay in the comfort of their homes and communities. If moving into assisted living isn’t something you want  …

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This New Year, Take a Fun Senior Care Social Class to Remember!

It’s the beginning of 2017, a perfect time to commit to resolutions that make your life more enjoyable, healthy and fun. So why not join our SeniorFITness wellness program? These classes are specifically designed for seniors, making them safe and enjoyable as well as highly beneficial. Here are some more reasons to join in this …

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Home Healthcare: Supporting the Social Side of Senior Living

When most people think about in-home senior care , they envision trained caregivers assisting with scheduling medication, managing the home and providing personal services that assist the elderly in day-to-day living. While true, it’s missing a very significant component – supplying companionship, one-on-one interaction and keeping your loved one social, having fun and enjoying life. Here’s some insight …

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5 Tips to Protect Your Information When You Shop Online

As the online shopping industry continues to evolve, so do the scams. It is important to take steps to protect yourself.  Here are five tips to protect your information when you shop online. Use complex passwords: Try for passwords with a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols or very long passwords. Both are …