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Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

Follow These Simple Steps to Help a Fallen Senior

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Nov 20, 2018 2:05:00 PM

Simple things, like a crack in the sidewalk or a slippery rug, can cause seniors to lose their balance and fall. As caregivers, our first instinct is to grab them as quickly as possible and get them upright again. However, moving in haste can make the problem worse. There are a number of steps you should follow when a senior falls that won't hurt them or you in the process.

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Interview with Marlene Ceragno

Posted by Marisa Campbell on Nov 20, 2018 9:42:11 AM

We had a rare opportunity to interview Marlene Ceragno, Program and Caregiver Services Coordinator at Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades in Tenafly, New Jersey. Listen here to learn more about Marlene’s path to Kaplan JCC, an overview of the center’s programs that help seniors age successfully as well as Marlene’s community service that helps seniors age with dignity and has earned her the title of the 'Bergen County Brief Babe!'

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September Employee of the Month: Beverlyn

Posted by Marisa Campbell on Nov 13, 2018 11:20:00 AM

Congrats to our Caregiver of the month for September, Beverlyn!

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5 Amazing Benefits of Senior Exercising

Posted by Michael Watson on Nov 6, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Many seniors have trouble getting in the recommended amount of exercise for their age. The CDC recommends at least 150 minutes per week of aerobic exercise as well as muscle strengthening exercises performed 2 days out of the week. Seniors need exercise just as much as their younger counterparts and will enjoy many benefits when they start doing so on a regular basis. Let's look at 5 reasons why exercise is so good for seniors.

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Activities for Seniors in Bergen County, NJ

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Oct 16, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Bergen County, NJ, is a vibrant area just across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan. It's comprised of 70 municipalities, each of which is under a population of 45,000 residents. That being said, each borough offers its own personality and amenities, and when you long for the big city, it's just across the Hudson River. This area offers many activities for seniors and their families. Here are just a few. 

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How Far Your Money Will Go as a Senior in Bergen County?

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Oct 2, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Bergen County, New Jersey, is one of the most expensive areas for seniors to live in. The cost of living in the Bergen County is significantly higher than in other areas of the country. Prices are higher than expected for groceries, transportation, education, and health care. For seniors on a strict fixed income, the costs alone will stop them from making the move.

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Daytime Disco For Seniors

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:57:00 PM

Some folks claim that disco is dead, but for seniors who grew up in that dance style's hay day, that is definitely not the case. While seniors may not be going out and hitting the clubs the way they did in their youth, there are plenty of places from community centers to dance classes that have embraced all the benefits that come with bringing back the days of disco.

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3 Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Senior hospital admissions can cause physical, mental, and financial exhaustion. To help your loved one, it's important to support them during their stay and to help look after their finances. Often, there are additional hospital costs that you and your loved one will not have anticipated. Here are 3 hidden costs to look out for. 

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3 Pet Alternatives to Keep Seniors Engaged & Healthy

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Your loved one may be living independently at home, but you don't think it is a good idea for them to take on the responsibility of a demanding pet. We tend to think of a dog or cat when it comes to choosing a pet, but for seniors, the demands of taking care of an active animal can be too much. Many seniors do not have the time, strength, or energy to fully commit to a typical pet. But that doesn't mean they should go without. Here are a few pet alternatives that require minimal care and will help keep your loved one healthy and happy, in both mind and spirit. 

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6 Surprising Things Not Covered by Your Health Insurance

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Health insurance is often complicated to understand. You may think something is covered under your policy only to quickly find out that it is not. While you should have health insurance, it is just as important to understand your coverage. You may be surprised by what procedures are not covered. Here are 6 surprising things not covered by health insurance.

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