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What Happens After a Stroke?

Nov 16, 2018 by Nancy Hmieleski, RN, BSN Director of Nursing

The time immediately after a stroke can be frightening and overwhelming. The stroke victim and their family have a lot to think about. Read Article

Compassion Fatigue: What Family Caregivers Need to Know

Nov 15, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

Caring for others is often driven by motivations of love and understanding. It’s not uncommon for family caregivers to initially feel that their capacity for helping those they love is nearly limitless. From taking care of finances and managing medications to preparing meals and cleaning, there’s certainly a sense of fulfillment that comes along with assisting a loved one. But many find themselves going through the motions of caring without taking time out to focus on their own needs – often to Read Article

Winter Weather and Falling - Steps to Take to Keep Your Parents on Their Feet

Nov 9, 2018 by Nancy Hmieleski, RN, BSN Director of Nursing

The CDC reports that three million senior citizens go to the ER following a fall each year. More than 800,000 end up staying in the hospital because of hip fractures or other serious injuries following a fall. Read Article

Reducing Arthritis Pain

Nov 8, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

Arthritis is an extremely debilitating joint disease that is usually a result of chronic inflammation. This disorder is very common within the elderly community, and can be extremely painful and difficult to manage. In addition to the discomfort caused directly by this condition, there is also copious evidence showing that cognitive imbalances such as depression can actually make physical pain more pronounced. Read Article

Social Media and Seniors

Nov 1, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

There are many myths that circulate that older people cannot learn technology or they cannot manage it because of their age or their lowered cognitive ability, but this is just not the case. Social media is a wonderful place for seniors to go to, especially when they want to connect with others, their family, and friends or their favorite brands. Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ encourages seniors to get involved with various social media outlets including Facebook and Instagram. Read Article

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