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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 …

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 …

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 – …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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March is Save Your Vision Month. It is a month dedicated to raising awareness around all the things you can do to help protect your vision and slowing age-related vision loss. Here are five easy exercises for eye health recommended by our at-home care agency in NJ : 1. Blinking  Slowly, deliberately close both your eyes for a few moments …

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Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced that United Methodist Communities HomeWorks (Newton and Ocean Grove, NJ locations) have been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Homecare Service Standards of Excellence. As of June 30, 2019, NJ regulation requires Health Care Services Firms, agencies providing home care, to be accredited. During this rigorous process, the …

Assisting an elderly loved one after a stroke requires patience, planning and a lot of hard work. Here are some tips to help make stroke recovery caregiving easier and more effective, from our in home respite care services team in New Jersey: Research strokes. Knowing as much as possible about your loved one’s condition is key to providing effective …

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that there are around 12 million diagnosed and undiagnosed seniors in the USA with diabetes, and proper disease management is the most effective way of maintaining a high quality of life. With the right medical treatments, care and lifestyle choices, seniors with diabetes can thrive. Here are some tips …

Being a caregiver for a senior loved one often means facing the same routine challenges each day, like preparing meals, getting to and from shops or appointments, dressing and bathing. But caregivers also must plan ahead and be ready to act quickly in the event of an emergency — that’s where your go-bag comes in. …

2018 is here and January is the perfect time to evaluate our lives, address challenges and move forward with positivity. For caregivers, this is an especially important time, so our in-home respite care services team has put some New Year’s resolutions together just for you: Ask for help when it’s needed. No matter how prepared, life gets in the …

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The internet is a wonderful tool that is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of gender, race, age, etc. While the internet is often considered something only used by tech-savvy youngsters, there’s no reason why older individuals cannot enjoy the same benefits. The reality is that anything you’ve ever wanted to try can be learned …

When it comes to strokes, every second counts towards preventing permanent damage and saving lives. Here’s what you need to know from our senior home health care services team about this medical condition in order to act quickly. F-A-S-T – The easy way to recognize stroke symptoms The four letters F-A-S-T, spells out the symptoms …