Community Corner

5 Ways to Combat Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can lead to serious mental and physical health problems in people of all ages, but it can be especially detrimental to seniors. Our home health care team, United Methodist Communities HomeWorks, has gathered insight into how stress and anxiety affects seniors. We’ve also compiled vital tips on how to help manage this …

This Year, Make Grandma and Grandpa Your Valentine

While many designate this holiday to young lovers, it’s also a great opportunity to remind grandparents that they are loved and appreciated.  Make a fuss over them and they will love every minute of it! If you’re not sure where to start, here are some Valentine’s Day ideas from our home health care team in …

Keep Moving: The Mantra of Aging Gracefully

“Move it or lose it!” Not sure if that expression was originally used to describe aging, but it should have been. Maintaining your mobility is key to keeping your independence as you age. In order to have the best quality of life in your senior years, you have to fight the urge to be a …

Take Care of Yourself This New Year

It’s a new year. Which means we all have the chance to reorganize our priorities for a fresh start. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our health and safety comes first.  There is no better time than right now to prioritize self-care. Especially if you are entering your senior years, and realize a …

United Methodist Communities’ HomeWorks Opens in Freehold

In 2016, United Methodist Communities (UMC) a New Jersey based senior living and care provider, established HomeWorks. Recently, they relocated from Ocean Grove to 76 West Main Street in Freehold. Corresponding to older adults’ desire to stay in their homes as they age, HomeWorks now operates in three locations: Freehold, Haddonfield and Sparta. HomeWorks’ Freehold …

In-Home Care for Seniors in Sparta, NJ

Are you starting to notice some changes in mom or dad? Do they need a little help when it comes to taking their medications on time or to maintain personal hygiene? If you answered yes to both of  these questions, it may be time to consider professional in-home care. If your loved one is located …

When to Transition from In-Home Care to Assisted Living?

It’s not surprising that many seniors prefer to live at home. It’s a familiar space that offers the freedom and independence they’re used to. As their needs change, however, a decision has to be made about whether in-home care is sufficient, or whether to consider the more comprehensive care offered by an assisted living community.  …

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 …