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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 …

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 …

Good nutrition and a healthy diet is an essential for every time of life, but is more of a challenge for seniors. As we age, our bodies can become less effective at getting nutrients from the food we eat, appetites can decrease, chewing certain foods becomes more difficult, and many older adults experience mobility issues …

Healthy Heart Tips from HomeWorks

Surgery always comes with a certain level of risk, even if it is considered routine or popular. For seniors, this can mean dealing with certain concerns before undergoing any medical procedures. This includes: Transport. Even if you are able to drive, most surgeries require patients arrange transportation after discharge; they do not allow patients to …

Healthy Heart Tips from HomeWorks

Hearts are the strongest muscles in our bodies, beating over 3.3 billion times over 80 years while we sleep, eat, laugh, and enjoy life. Like any muscle, it needs certain nutrients and exercise to keep healthy and fit — this becomes more essential as we age. Here are some of the best tips for senior …

When an elderly parent or loved one starts requiring additional assistance to manage their daily lives, two of the most popular solutions include assisted living and in-home senior care services. So, how can you evaluate the two? It is important to remember that one service is not ‘better’ than the other in a fundamental sense. …

In the USA, over 50 million adults suffer from some degree of arthritis, making this health condition the leading cause of disability. Here’s a quick guide from our in-home respite care services team. What is Arthritis? This is the collective name given to more than 100 different rheumatic diseases which cause joint pain and disease. …