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With the current health crisis still active, some people may be apprehensive about hiring a home health aide to come in and out of their senior parents’ house. While the vaccine rollout means that healthcare workers, seniors and those with high-risk health conditions will be prioritized, it will still be a considerable amount of time …

It’s important to maintain balance and strength as we age and become more prone to falls. By performing the right exercises each day, seniors can improve balance and strength in order to maintain great posture and feel more confident when walking anywhere.  United Methodist Communities HomeWorks has put a list together of senior exercises to …

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 …

“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 …

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 …

February is all about the heart, from Valentine’s Day to American Heart Month! Our in-home health care providers are taking this opportunity to raise awareness of a very serious health condition for seniors — heart disease. Here is some insight into the causes of this condition, how to help keep the heart healthy, and how our senior independent home care team in NJ

“Dysphagia” is a medical term used to describe difficulty swallowing food or liquids – an issue that many older adults struggle with, especially if they suffer from certain forms of cancer, dementia conditions, neurodegenerative conditions, or have had a stroke. Here is a short list with three tips, offering some advice on how caregivers can manage dysphagia , from our …

Both physical and mental exercises are essential for maintaining good cognitive health throughout our lifetime, but they are especially important for retirees and seniors. Here are five great brain games from our in-home senior care team in NJ that will provide seniors with mental stimulation as well as fun: Bridge – Bridge is a card game drenched in history, and dates …

There are so many things to love about the winter season, from hot chocolate and cozy fires to quality time with friends and loved ones over the holidays. But, it does bring some challenges too, especially when it comes to senior health. Here are five tips to help your senior loved one prepare for winter, …

As we age our risk of developing certain health conditions increases and thyroid conditions are among these. Knowing what these conditions are and how to detect them early on is the best way of staying independent and in good health. That is why our in-home respite care team is raising awareness about this condition – …

It’s World Alzheimer’s Month, and our home care agency team is using this time as an opportunity to share some useful tips on medication management and safety for seniors with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. These patients are often on multiple medications for this and other health issues, so it’s important to take the proper precautions to avoid …

Loss of appetite is common among seniors, and is a natural result of being less active, burning fewer calories and requiring less food as we age. However, a complete or severe loss of appetite is something to be concerned about and it’s important that caregivers watch out for this health issue. Here are some insights …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …