Community Corner

It’s Hot Out There! Get to Know These Signs of Dehydration

With summer in full swing, it’s important to be aware of the effects of hot weather on senior health. Here is some advice from our homecare services team on recognizing the signs of dehydration in seniors and treating it properly. Why Do Seniors Get Dehydrated?  While anyone can get dehydrated by not drinking enough water, …

6 Easy Ways to Make a Senior’s Home Fall-Proof

Falls are a serious health concern for seniors, causing broken bones, severe bruising and injuries that can have a lasting effect on the quality of life. If you’re worried about your senior parent or loved one falling at home, here are some easy ways to make their home a safer, more fall-free space, from our …

What are ADLs and IADLs?

As with any other industry, senior home health care services have certain jargon we use in our care programs, including the terms ADLs and IADLs. Here is some insight into what these terms mean, from our team. First, ADLs are Activities for Daily Living – the basic self-care tasks that every adult needs to be able to handle during …

What to do When Each Parent has Different Care Needs

Each person ages differently and it’s normal for one parent to need minimal assistance while the other requires far more intensive care. Here’s some advice to help you ensure both parents get the right amount of assistance, from our home health aide services team in New Jersey. Is Living Together No Longer an Option?  Whether it’s due to an …

The Best Apps for Seniors

Technology is invaluable when it comes to supporting a high quality of life for seniors, from helping families and loved ones stay in touch to ensuring rapid medical support when needed. Here are some of the best apps for seniors, from our senior home health care services team in NJ. Lumosity – This app is …

Creating Awareness Around Parkinson’s Disease

It’s National Parkinson’s Awareness Month and because 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with this condition each year, our home health aide services team would like to share some essential information to help raise awareness and support for these patients. What is Parkinson’s Disease?  This is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system, causing symptoms like tremors, stiffness, poor mobility …

Staying Young with Yoga

If you or a loved one is looking for a way to stay fit, strong, and healthy throughout your senior years, yoga may be just the activity for you! Here are some insights from our in-home respite care team on how yoga keeps seniors young. Is Yoga Safe for Seniors?  Absolutely! One of the great things about yoga is …

6 Lifestyle Changes to Save Your Vision

March is Save Your Vision month, the perfect time for HomeWorks, our in-home care program, to raise awareness about the importance of eye health and give useful tips for protecting your vision. Why Does Save Your Vision Month Matter?  According to a study by NASEM (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), adults aged 40 …

A Guide to Thyroid Diseases and Health Issues

It’s Thyroid Awareness Month, and our in home senior care team is bringing you these insights to help raise awareness of thyroid health conditions and how they affect seniors. By helping people recognize symptoms and receive treatment for these conditions, we hope more seniors can truly enjoy their Golden Years! What is the Thyroid?  This is a butterfly-shaped gland located …

Effective Therapies to Change Senior’s Lives for the Better this New Year!

Aging is a process filled with new challenges and adjustments, and the effects of aging – from losing bone and muscle tissue to changes in cognitive functionality – often mean that seniors can no longer participate in activities they previously enjoyed. However, this is more about discovering new activities and paths to wellness and happiness! …

A Day in the Life of a Home Health Aide

The in-home senior care industry is booming and many people looking for rewarding careers in caregiving are considering becoming home health aides. But what is this role really all about? What could you expect on a typical day? Is it the right fit for you? Our senior independent home care specialists offer some insight that …

Making Home a Safer Place for Elderly Parents

One of the leading concerns for family members of elderly parents is that their loved ones will suffer a fall while at home. Although reduced reflexes and becoming less steady while standing are a normal part of aging, it does increase the risk of falls. This poses a very serious issue for seniors, as falls …

5 Great Ways to Honor Veteran’s Day!

November 11th, a very important day for many Americans and their families, is a wonderful opportunity to remember and thank the men and women who have served our country. For seniors, this is an especially important day, so our home care services team is sharing their best tips for helping your senior loved one honor this day: Display …

4 Signs Caregivers Can Benefit from Senior Home Health Care Services

As a leading senior home health care services provider, we know all the challenges and joys of providing care to the elderly. And while this work is a wonderful opportunity to support seniors and give back, there’s no disguising that it’s a tough job. For family caregivers, this job can be even tougher because of …

Diagnosing and Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing loss typically begins around age 40 and slowly progresses — in fact, most people don’t even realize they’re not hearing things as clearly as they used to. For the elderly, hearing loss often progresses to the point where quality of life can be affected, and verbal communication is difficult, so it’s important recognize the …