8 11, 2022

Realities of Family Caregiving

By |2022-11-10T10:33:16-05:00November 8th, 2022|Caregivers|

November is Family Caregiving Month, the perfect time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. There are an estimated 53 million unpaid family caregivers in the U.S. today - up almost 25% from 2015. We expect this number to continue to grow over the next decade. Seeing a loved one suffer, change, and not be the person you remember can be extremely difficult. And, while many caregivers report feeling a [...]

1 11, 2022

How Family Caregivers Benefit From Respite Care

By |2022-11-08T09:40:28-05:00November 1st, 2022|Caregivers|

Attending to the needs of an aging loved one is incredibly rewarding, but it can also be challenging and exhausting. In many cases, caregivers may forget to take care of their own needs while carrying out family duties. This can lead to fatigue, burnout, and even discontent. A respite care program can provide several benefits to the one who needs care as well as their family caregivers. What is Respite Care? Family caregivers [...]

28 10, 2022

Upcoming Events

By |2022-10-28T13:11:02-04:00October 28th, 2022|Community|

Home to Stay is proud to co-sponsor the Breakfast & FREE CEU Workshop at Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge on November 15th. ATTENTION SOCIAL WORKERS AND CASE MANAGERS IN OCEAN AND MONMOUTH COUNTIES: Join us for breakfast and a free CEU workshop discussing "Transitions to Hospice Care: Meaningful Conversations about End of Life Issues." Location: Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge - 800 Main Street, Belmar, NJ Date: Tuesday, November 15th from 8:30am-10:30am [...]

10 10, 2022

The Importance of Long-Term Care Planning

By |2022-10-25T14:54:32-04:00October 10th, 2022|Senior Care|

According to AARP data, about 53 million family caregivers—roughly one in every five Americans—provide unpaid care to their loved ones. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that nearly 70% of seniors will eventually require long-term care. The demand for services that provide care for the elderly will rise as this demographic trend unfolds. Healthy young people often find it challenging to imagine a time in the future when they [...]

1 10, 2022

Celebrating ONE Year in Monmouth & Ocean Counties

By |2022-10-25T14:54:27-04:00October 1st, 2022|Community|

Serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties Well - that certainly went fast! It truly feels like it was yesterday that we opened the doors to our new Red Bank, NJ office to better serve the seniors of Monmouth and Ocean counties and their families.  We have had some wonderful outcomes and success stories over the last 12 months that make overcoming the challenges worth it!  One of the challenges we faced was the time [...]

8 09, 2022

How Seasonal Changes Affect Those Living With Dementia

By |2022-10-04T09:31:08-04:00September 8th, 2022|Dementia|

Dementia is a broad term for symptoms caused by loss of cognitive functioning, i.e., our ability to think, to reason, and to remember. While dementia shows up most often as memory loss, it can affect many areas of the brain, thus resulting in several other symptoms. And as it turns out, for many people living with dementia, these symptoms tend to change in intensity depending on the season. What is Sundowning? Although no [...]

9 08, 2022

Helping Seniors Leave a Lasting Legacy

By |2022-10-04T09:31:15-04:00August 9th, 2022|Caregivers|

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. – Kalu Ndukwe Kalu (Writer, Thinker, Political Scientist) One of the most important things seniors wish for is to leave behind a legacy so that some parts of them continue to exist long after they are gone. For your aging loved one, helping them create and leave a lasting legacy [...]

27 07, 2022

Homebound…Now What?

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

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 [...]

30 06, 2022

Traveling With Alzheimer’s

By |2022-06-30T11:00:05-04:00June 30th, 2022|Dementia|

Travel doesn’t need to stop when living with or caring for a person with dementia. However, added planning and flexibility is essential to find success. Don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way. Be specific about your needs as a care partner. Be open with family, friends and the travel industry on how they can assist you and your loved one with dementia.  Keep in mind that if you become anxious [...]

1 06, 2022

Is Alzheimer’s Genetic?

By |2022-06-07T10:14:04-04:00June 1st, 2022|Dementia|

Family history is not always a factor when it comes to someone developing Alzheimer’s. There is, however, growing evidence that those who have a sibling or parent with Alzheimer’s are more at risk than those who don’t have a close relative with this condition. In fact, a new study published in Nature Genetics journal suggests that if you have a first-degree relative (i.e., a parent or a sibling) with Alzheimer’s, your likelihood of [...]

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