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Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month: Signs and Treatments for Seniors

The sooner a person having a stroke gets care, the better their outcome is likely to be. For those who may not know, a stroke occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is interrupted, preventing the brain from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die very quickly when this occurs, with …

yoga for seniors

5 Senior Yoga Stretches to Improve Balance

Yoga is an often-overlooked tool for helping seniors improve their balance. Performing some simple yoga exercises each day can not only improve balance and muscle mass, but can also build confidence, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and boost reflexes, helping seniors stay mobile and reduce falls. If you or a senior family member is a …

The Importance of Respiratory Therapy

As we age, we can become more vulnerable to health conditions that affect the lungs, including the common cold, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), influenza, asthma, bronchitis, and more. These conditions are often exacerbated by smoking, air pollution, and pollen. Further, they can become very concerning for seniors because they tend to be more …

Parkinson’s: 6 Tips to Help Your Loved One (And You) Cope

It’s not easy to be a caregiver to a loved one with Parkinson’s disease. You are constantly keeping track of doctors’ appointments, medications and new ways to slow the progression of the disease, as well as providing attention and support. Understandably, it may also feel like you are putting other elements of your life on …

What’s the Difference Between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Are you looking for a senior care solution for a loved one with dementia? Although memory care may be offered in an assisted living community, there are many differences between these two care services. Individuals with dementia require caregivers who have specialized skill sets and supervision in contrast to what is provided in assisted living. …

5 Essential Strategies for Dementia Caregivers

Providing memory care for a loved one with dementia is not easy or straightforward. There is no instruction manual that is one-size-fits-all. When it comes to your role as a caregiver, intuition is often more important than logic. Even though there is no official instruction manual, there are strategies you can build a foundation with …

How to Manage Your Loved One’s Care While Socially Distant

Staying away from mom and dad is tough, but you want to prioritize their health, safety and care while the pandemic continues. Living far away from your folks can also add to the challenge of caring for them. Now might be a great time to consider in-home care or assisted living options nearby to ensure …

5 At-Home Workouts to Boost Heart Health

Have you been staying true to your New Year’s resolutions to get fit and healthy? The great news is that you don’t have to join a gym to reach your goals. Working out at home is more convenient, more affordable and you avoid going out into the winter cold. There’s no better time than now …

Assisted Living Changed for the Better During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our team to the test as frontline workers, caregivers and medical personnel. We are so proud to say that our infection control expertise, the fast implementation of our health and safety initiatives, as well as our dedication to teamwork, has made senior living in Cape May County safer than ever …

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Screening, and Treatment

Did you know that prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, despite it being limited to men? Research shows that over 70% of men  over the age of 80 have some percentage of cancer cells in their prostate. This may seem like a scary statistic, but early detection is key to a more positive …