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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 …

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“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 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 …

While many designate this holiday to young lovers, it’s also a great opportunity to remind grandparents that they are loved and appreciated.  Make a fuss over them and they will love every minute of it! If you’re not sure where to start, here are some Valentine’s Day ideas from our home health care team in …

“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 …

It’s a new year. Which means we all have the chance to reorganize our priorities for a fresh start. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our health and safety comes first.  There is no better time than right now to prioritize self-care. Especially if you are entering your senior years, and realize a …

Are you starting to notice some changes in mom or dad? Do they need a little help when it comes to taking their medications on time or to maintain personal hygiene? If you answered yes to both of  these questions, it may be time to consider professional in-home care. If your loved one is located …

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.  …

In honor of Veterans Day 2020, we’re not only thanking past members of our military for their service and sacrifices, we’re also focusing on a very important issue – veteran care for older adults. With over 12.5 million veterans aged 65 and older in the USA, it’s essential that we work to raise awareness of …

  Although it’s not a public holiday, one of the most important events of the year falls on Sunday, 13 September – National Grandparent’s Day! For families across the country, this is a great opportunity to bond with grandparents, celebrate everything they’ve achieved and sacrificed, and have some fun in the sun. Here’s some insight …

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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 …

When you or a loved one start to need some extra help around the house or in daily life, there are two main solutions – moving into a CCRC or assisted living community, or hiring in home senior care . Here we take a look at how seniors benefit from home care services. The comfort of home. For …

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 …

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 …

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! …

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 …