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7 Home Safety Tips for Seniors

With age comes decreasing mobility and slower reflexes, which can lead to falls and accidents around the house. Here are some tips on how to keep your home as safe as possible, from in-home care specialists in Sparta, NJ . 1. Rearrange your everyday pantry staples Pantries are wonderful spaces for storing household necessities from canned goods to baking equipment, cleaning …

Veteran Aid and Benefits for Seniors

In honor of Veterans Day 2020, we’re not only thanking past members of our military for their service and sacrifices, we’re also focusing on a very important issue – veteran care for older adults. With over 12.5 million veterans aged 65 and older in the USA, it’s essential that we work to raise awareness of …

What All Senior Men Need to Know About Prostate Health

It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and although it’s not the most enjoyable topic to talk about (some would say it’s a bit of a bummer… get it?), it’s important that all men – and especially retirees and seniors – have the knowledge and information needed to support prostate health! Here’s some insight  from our team …

Is Alzheimer’s Genetic?

September is World Alzheimer’s Month , a month dedicated to raising awareness around Alzheimer’s disease , reducing the stigma around this diagnosis, and sharing resources and information to support patients and families. One question that many people ask is whether Alzheimer’s is a genetic health condition or not. Here’s some insight from our NJ in home respite care team. Here’s …

It’s National Grandparent’s Day, Let’s Celebrate!

  Although it’s not a public holiday, one of the most important events of the year falls on Sunday, 13 September – National Grandparent’s Day! For families across the country, this is a great opportunity to bond with grandparents, celebrate everything they’ve achieved and sacrificed, and have some fun in the sun. Here’s some insight …

Is it Safe for Seniors to Go Outside Now?

With parts of the USA seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases while we move towards fall and the upcoming flu season, the question of whether it’s safe for anyone, but especially seniors, to go outside and spend time with family members and friends is on the minds of many. Here is some insight from our …

5 Important Immunizations for Seniors

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, when we are taking a look at what immunizations are important for people over 60. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to do all we can to keep seniors safe and well . Although no one likes getting a shot, these recommended by our in-home respite care team are worth …

The Question Every Senior Faces – When is the Right Time to Give Up Driving?

Getting your driving license is one of the best moments in anyone’s life! You suddenly have the keys to your freedom – the ability to go anywhere and do anything. It’s understandable then that seniors face a challenging time giving up this independence – but eventually, it’s critical for their own safety. Here are some …

These Tasty Foods Help Fight High Blood Pressure

These Tasty Foods Help Fight High Blood Pressure Changing your diet is a great way to help control a number of serious health conditions, including high blood pressure. This is because some of the cholesterol that ends up lining our arteries and causing problems, comes from our diet. Here are some tasty foods you can …

Is it Time to Switch from Companion Care to Overnight In-Home Senior Care?

When it comes to ensuring a great quality of life for your senior loved one, it’s important to know when it’s the right time to upgrade their senior home care services. By staying aware of their changing needs and your own role as a family caregiver, you can make sure that they’re getting the right …

Senior Independence and Safety Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Home safety is not about restricting seniors – in fact, it’s an essential part of helping seniors live as independently as possible! This National Safety Month, the HomeWorks in-home senior care team is sharing important information and tips for senior safety in the home. Make Preventing Falls a Priority  According to the National Council on …

Is In-Home Care Safe During COVID-19?

With COVID-19 cases still increasing in some areas and seniors being especially vulnerable to this life-threatening infection, many people are understandably concerned that getting home health aide services may put their loved one at risk. This health pandemic has put the over 12 million seniors who rely on in-home care in a difficult position – …

How to be Social, During Social Distancing

Humans were created as social beings, we all need interaction with people to stay sane! While we know social isolation has a big impact on our well being, many folks have never experienced like this: where our isolation is compelled by forces beyond our control and is likely to continue for some time. The good news is …

Senior Caregiver Checklist During the COVID-19 Crisis

When it comes to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), it is essential to take steps to protect seniors, who are one of the most vulnerable groups. Home health aide services are more essential than ever, providing critical medical care and assistance to older adults while actively taking measures to reduce risks of exposure to this deadly virus. Because caregivers work …

5 Ways to Make the Most of Our “Indoor Time”

By Laura Pucciarelli It’s natural for everyone to need some downtime, some time to relax and unwind. Whether we’re forced to stay inside due to a pandemic quarantine or for other reasons, the feeling of boredom is almost excruciating. There’s only so long we can sit and relax until that feeling of guilt sets in …

HomeWorks Hero Frank Leone

Frank Leone is a retired pastor who felt a calling to work with HomeWorks. In his role as a companion, he assists Bristol Glen’s independent living residents with everyday tasks such as shopping, meal preparation, companionship, and more. His background and training lend for reassurance and comfort during the COVID-19 pandemic. HomeWorks has offered his …

Home Care Heroes

HomeWorks, United Methodist Communities home care division, is caring for over 100 clients in their homes throughout New Jersey. Our home care nurses, certified home health aides and companions are frontline health care warriors. They are providing personal care, shopping, preparing meals, and doing whatever is needed to keep our clients safe in their homes …