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Accidents happen! But they don’t have to be the end of the world. Taking precautions and following accident prevention tips can help seniors continue to live safe and sound at home. Falls are usually the catalysts that set off other major issues for seniors – issues that require medical attention and more permanent living arrangements …

As wonderful as the holiday season is, it can also be quite a lot of work – especially if mom and dad are in their senior years! For older adults, it can be a difficult time when they miss someone who is no longer with them, or when they feel isolated from all the holiday …

For seniors who want to enjoy their retirement at home and stay active in their communities, in-home care can be a real blessing! With a bit of extra assistance and companionship from home health aides, in-home care is convenient for seniors who want to stay independent. Not to mention, this type of service also provides …

Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays of the year for families. It’s a time to gather and be thankful for the joy during the good times, as well as the support through the difficult times. Thanksgiving can also be a sentimental time for your senior parent who may have handled all the dinner …

Caregiving is a full-time job. It can be tough for the children of senior parents to take on the task alone – especially if you already have a full-time job or care for your own children. To avoid caregiver burnout and maintain a healthy care-life balance, many children of senior parents make use of senior …

When caring for a loved one who has survived a stroke, you may have a lot of questions about their condition, how to support them during their recovery journey, and what their needs will be moving ahead. You may also worry about how you will manage in your new role. If you’re looking for advice …

Seniors who are still living at home can always benefit from a little technology. Installing smart technology within the home like security systems, smoke detectors and home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa could not only make your loved one’s life easier, but also protect them from painful falls and other emergency situations. If your loved one …

Seniors that choose to have live-in caregivers benefit from having someone present with them 24 hours a day. Choosing to age in place in the comfort and safety of their own homes can have many advantages. The team of caregivers at United Methodist Communities HomeWorks has compiled some compelling reasons why live-in care just may …

When deciding on in-home care for mom or dad, trying to calculate all the costs involved can easily become overwhelming. United Methodist Communities HomeWorks is here to help families understand their options when it comes to affording in-home care for their loved ones. When you’re paying for in-home care, it’s important to understand what exactly …

Should your loved one receive care at home or in an assisted living community? This is a decision that many children of senior parents struggle with. Is mom independent enough to remain at home with weekly assistance? Does she have a medical issue that may make living home alone a challenge in the future? Before …

Smiling Senior woman setting burglar alarm in entrance hall at home

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” We’ve all seen that 80s commercial for LifeAlert, that is now a viral meme people poke fun at. However, LifeAlert did something right because you can say that infamous line to almost anyone and they immediately know it’s for a fall alert system. Despite their comedic claim to …

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.  …

COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) poses a high risk for anyone over the age of 60. With weakened immune systems and often coping with underlying conditions, it is important to know how to provide the care your loved one needs without increasing their risks of contracting this deadly virus. Here are some insights from our senior …

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 …

The outside temperatures are dropping quickly and that means a snowy, icy winter is on its way. As we get older, we become more susceptible to the challenges of this season, so it’s important for seniors to do a little extra preparation to stay safe and healthy over the winter. Here are six tips for …

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they may need a little extra help and care to live life to the fullest – but not everyone sees a helping hand as a positive thing. Many seniors struggle to accept that they need assistance, and this stubbornness can be a big concern for loved ones. …

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 …