Homebound…Now What?

One of our former clients, who was celebrating her retirement, tripped over a small step down (2 steps!) on their patio, which unfortunately left her a quadriplegic.  She had very little time to prepare for her retirement, let alone how she would be spending it in her new normal. -Andrew Dubler, Owner, Home To Stay Oftentimes, people are unprepared for when they become homebound and they don’t have a lot of time to [...]

By |2022-10-04T09:31:22-04:00July 27th, 2022|Home Care|

Debunking The Top Five Home Care Myths And Misconceptions

It may come as a surprise to many people that 9 out of 10 seniors say that they would prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible as they age. Clearly, home care is the first choice for the elderly who wish to age in place. However, many home care myths continue to hold families back from choosing this high quality care and support for their loved ones. [...]

By |2022-08-26T14:54:54-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Home Care|

Hiring Caregivers in New Jersey

Maximizing comfort for aging seniors is an important goal. Even when illness or other issues affect you in later years, you can still receive care within the comfort of your home with assistance from a certified home health aide (CHHA). A national survey conducted last year showed that as many as 9 out of 10 adults above the age of 50 across all demographics and health categories prefer to remain at home and [...]

By |2022-08-26T13:47:27-04:00February 10th, 2022|Home Care, Senior Care|

Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

Bathrooms Can Be Dangerous for Seniors When it comes to dangerous areas inside the home for aging adults, bathrooms are at the top of the list. Although it may seem unlikely, a hefty majority of slips and falls around the home occur inside the bathroom. Wet and slippery surfaces, clutter, and lack of safety equipment in washrooms are contributing factors to why 80% of bathroom injuries are caused by slips and falls. [...]

By |2022-08-26T14:52:35-04:00January 5th, 2022|Home Care|

Winter Preparation for Seniors

Preparing Seniors for Cold Weather The winter season is right around the corner – with this comes inclement cold weather conditions that can disrupt daily life, especially for seniors. Depending on where you live, it could be only a matter of a few weeks until you start experiencing full-on winter weather, including very low temperatures, snow, and ice. These weather conditions could be a major hazard for you, your elderly loved ones, and [...]

By |2022-04-25T13:05:17-04:00December 20th, 2021|Home Care, Senior Care|

A Lookback at 2021 and What the Future Holds

Goodbye 2021, it was an interesting year for all of us.  The coronavirus was still very much with us throughout 2021 and it does not look like it is going away anytime soon.  A Lookback at 2021 We at Home to Stay have been affected by COVID on multiple fronts, most tragically with the loss of clients that have fallen ill to the virus. I have distinct memories of our clients and [...]

By |2022-08-26T14:49:29-04:00December 7th, 2021|Home Care, Senior Care|

The Benefits of Hiring Geriatric Care Managers

October marks the start of Long-Term Care Planning Month When I think of long-term care planning, the first thing that comes to mind are geriatric care managers (GCMs). Geriatric Care Managers are mainly social workers or licensed nurses who help identify your family’s needs and how to meet those needs. These trained professionals play an extremely vital role in long-term care planning. A good analogy to describe how families can work together with [...]

By |2022-04-25T15:27:29-04:00October 5th, 2021|Home Care, Senior Care|

Hospitality in Homecare

The “New Normal” The year 2020 brought many challenges, leaving many of us to figure out a “new normal.” Society has forever changed. From visiting family members or the doctor, to running errands and going out to eat, life as we know it has gotten a little more complicated.  According to a 2020 Gallup poll, 60% of Americans report experiencing stress. Over the last several months, Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions has [...]

By |2022-04-26T10:09:28-04:00March 1st, 2021|Home Care|

Checking in on Your Loved Ones During the Holidays

NJ new COVID restrictions As the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases continues to surge late in the year, it has been recommended that New Jersey residents only spend the holidays with their immediate family or those they already live with.  Unfortunately for many individuals, especially senior adults, the new traveling and social gathering guidelines means seeing family during this holiday season may not be possible. Individuals may also choose not to risk gathering [...]

By |2022-08-26T12:25:17-04:00December 16th, 2020|Home Care, Senior Care|

Staying Connected from a Distance

Staying connected is more important now than ever. As we enter our sixth month of quarantine, finding creative ways to stay connected can be difficult. Studies have shown that isolation plays a key role in physical and cognitive decline, especially in those who are older and living alone. The term “social distancing” has become our new vocabulary and the ramifications have proven just as dangerous as the current virus.  According to Lori Smetanka, [...]

By |2022-04-26T10:29:49-04:00August 24th, 2020|Home Care, Senior Care|
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