Senior Home Care Preparation For New Jersey Families

elderly NJ man resting on his cane

One constant about home care is that it’s usually not something New Jersey families prepare for. All too often, the crisis is already waiting at the door. And while there may have long been an understanding that an elderly loved one may eventually require home care, it’s always been viewed as something that could be […]

When Is It Time For Home Care? Look For These Signs

Hands of Elderly Woman in NJ

New Jersey Home Care News & Tips A home health aide can be an important help to both an elderly parent and their adult children. Unfortunately, many people wait longer than they should before choosing to bring a home health aide into an aging loved one’s home. Whether it’s for fear of “rocking the boat” […]

Ways to Get Exercise for Seniors

For the elderly it is often very difficult to get the recommended amount of exercise. Although it depends on certain restrictions such as age and limitations due to past injuries, it is recommended that seniors get 150 minutes of exercise per week. That can be broken down into 20 minutes a day for 7 days […]

When Is the Time to See a Geriatrician?

older man visiting female geriatrician

Geriatricians are primary care doctors who have had additional training in the health care needs of older people. So, why should you consider seeing one? In many cases, people over 65 – especially those over 80 – have special medical needs. Geriatricians have a deeper understanding of how these issues might affect a senior’s ability […]

Seniors and Pet Adoption: Good Idea or Bad?

New Jersey Senior Care News Should a senior consider adopting a pet? And if so, what kind of pet? Studies have shown that pet owners live longer. As loneliness is a major challenge for older people, adopting a pet makes good sense. Not only will a pet be a loving companion, but it will also […]

10 Flu Season Tips

New Jersey Home Health News It’s that time of year again. Emergency rooms at hospitals around the country are preparing for an onslaught of patients with the flu.

Planning a Trip? Don’t Forget About Your Health

New Jersey Senior Care News If you’re planning on traveling out of the country, getting your plane tickets and packing your suitcase may not be enough.Travel medicine experts strongly recommend that you don’t leave home without also taking the proper health precautions.

Post Menopausal Weight Loss Tips

New Jersey Home Care News Post-menopause women might consider four specific eating behaviors to support weight loss over the long term, according to new research.

Screenings Best Way to Prevent Colon Cancer

New Jersey Senior Care News Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer killer among men and women in the U.S. (after lung cancer).  More than 140,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer were diagnosed in 2010 and more than 50,000 deaths were attributed to these cancers. And yet, […]