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Mar 30, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

Hunterdon Medical Center Senior Coalition in collaboration with the Hunterdon County Polytech is hosting their Annual Community Appreciation & Senior Resource Event (Navigating Senior Resources) on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at the Hunterdon County Polytech Central Campus located at 10 Junction Road in Flemington. Doors open at 12:00pm. This is a FREE event for the Community but PLEASE REGISTER in advance by calling Claudia at 908-581-5251. Read Article

How Dangerous is Arrhythmia?

Mar 29, 2018 by Nancy Hmieleski, RN, BSN Director of Nursing

Elder Care in Stockton NJ: Arrhythmia is a condition in which the heart doesn’t beat in a normal rhythm. It might beat too quickly, too slowly, or in an erratic pattern. Read Article

Transportation for Seniors

Mar 29, 2018 by Anonymous

In-home elder care is an excellent way to make sure that seniors do not lose their independence, even when they lose the ability to drive. Read Article

We LOVE Caregivers!

Mar 27, 2018 by Nancy Hmieleski, RN, BSN Director of Nursing

Job Title: Caregivers (CHHA, CNA, Experienced Caregivers & Live-In Caregivers) Read Article

Reduce the Risk of Malnutrition With In-Home Care Assistance

Mar 23, 2018 by Nancy Hmieleski, RN, BSN Director of Nursing

Malnutrition within the elderly population is a growing problem that is often overlooked. It may not even occur to family members that their aging loved one may be struggling to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Read Article

Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ: Malnutrition With Seniors and Tips to Prevent It

Mar 21, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

One of the biggest concerns in seniors is malnutrition. Senior care teams see it all of the time and while you may not think that it exists, it is quite prevalent. This is often because the senior is unable to cook for himself or herself and will simply skip a meal if there is too much involved. As we age, our bodies change, and we experience a slowdown in metabolism rates, we lose bone density and muscle mass. This can mean that your loved one is not able to keep up with the changes in his or h Read Article

What Causes COPD?

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

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult. Approximately 11 million people suffer from COPD, but many more have the condition without even knowing it. Read Article

Aging in Place: Ten Ways to Spot Kidney Disease

Mar 15, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

The only way to find out if you or a loved one has kidney disease is to see your health care professional. Kidney disease will not go away – left untreated it may result in kidney failure. Once that happens the only viable options are regular dialysis or an organ transplant. Detecting and treating kidney disease early on is your best bet. Read Article

Ten Senior Nutrition Tips

Mar 11, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

If you knew of a way to help prevent developing neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, keep your memory and problem-solving skills sharp, and avoid brain fog, wouldn’t you follow it religiously? You’re in luck! While there haven’t been any concrete links proving that eating right totally prevents brain deterioration, there are nutritional changes you can make to give your brain more nutrients and a better foundation for keeping it healthy as you age. Read Article

Thinking Ahead to Recovery Before Heart Surgery

Mar 8, 2018 by Nancy Hmieleski, RN, BSN Director of Nursing

When your parent is preparing for heart surgery you might be thinking about what they need to do to get their body ready, such as losing weight, eating a healthy diet, or stopping medications. Read Article

Interactive Caregiving™ For Your Elderly Loved One

Mar 7, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with dementia in the U.S. today, and as a result, the decision to find a caregiver is an important one. It means that your senior is in need of some extra help, and you may not be able to provide it in your current setting. It is difficult, but these circumstances happen, and the best way to move forward is to find the best solution that works for both you and your senior. Or even one that could enrich both your lives. Read Article

Varicose Veins

Mar 1, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

As you age, you may notice many changes in your skin. This is perfectly normal, although some changes can be cause for concern. One of these changes may be varicose veins. They’re usually more of an eyesore than a physical issue, but some people experience severe pain with them. Here’s what to know if you encounter varicose veins: Read Article

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