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Category Archives: In Home Senior Care

“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 …

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 …

Senior independence

The holiday season is here and with it comes a month filled with wonderful events for families! Here are some of the top picks from our in-home senior care team in NJ: The 38th Annual Holiday Craft Show at The Hermitage. Stock up on unique, beautifully-crafted décor and holiday gifts for the festive season, all …

“Senior isolation” is a blanket term meaning feelings of loneliness, depression and isolation commonly found among the elderly. While these issues may seem less concerning than illness, the truth is that they lead to serious health and quality of life problems. Here are some insights from our in-home respite care team: Senior Isolation is On the Rise Although …

In-home care services  provide seniors with compassionate, skilled assistance on a temporary or permanent basis. Here are some tips from senior home care specialists in New Jersey on evaluating if your loved one will benefit from these services. Evaluate your loved one’s care needs It’s always difficult for families to accept that an elderly loved one is starting to struggle with their …

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With many people taking on the role of family caregiver to keep their loved one in the comfort of their home, it’s important to provide family caregivers with support. Life is demanding for family caregivers, and here are just some of the ways that home care can provide essential assistance. Professional support without the cost …

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Home health aide services are more than simply getting household chores done or managing medication or coordinating healthcare services. They’re about providing essential support so seniors can live the fullest, most rewarding lives possible. We accomplish this through these strategies: Enable seniors to stay in the comfort of their homes and communities. If moving into assisted living isn’t something you want  …