7 09, 2021

Home To Stay University is BACK

By |2021-09-07T14:09:42-04:00September 7th, 2021|blog|

We are excited to announce that Home To Stay University will be returning! At Home To Stay University, we trained our own home health aides, and it was a wonderful way to start a relationship with our caregivers. It enabled us the opportunity to choose which caregivers we wanted for our agency and more importantly - which ones we did not want. Still being in the grip of a major labor shortage - [...]

1 09, 2021

Being a Caregiver Starts with You

By |2021-09-01T10:09:26-04:00September 1st, 2021|blog|

Assuming the role of caretaker for a family member with Alzheimer’s is no easy task. As you may have heard before, the condition of individuals diagnosed with dementia progressively worsens over time, which only adds to the caregivers’ responsibilities. What many caregivers often forget is that they don’t have to do it alone.  Self-Care Ensuring to care for yourself above all is of the utmost importance in regards to caregiving. If a caregiver [...]

19 08, 2021

Vaccination Mandated by the State of New Jersey for Health Care Workers

By |2021-08-19T12:35:06-04:00August 19th, 2021|blog|

As you may have heard, the State of New Jersey recently put out an executive order (#252) stating that: “By September 7th, 2021, all workers in certain state and private health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings, listed below, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week.” Read the entire article at NJ.gov. As a result, Home to Stay is now [...]

16 08, 2021

Happiness Happens Month

By |2021-09-01T10:05:01-04:00August 16th, 2021|blog|

“The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.” – Russel M. Nelson August marks the beginning of Happiness Happens Month, a time to focus and reflect on what brings you true happiness. True happiness is only achieved through experiencing the opposite – sadness. Understanding that there are constant ebbs and flows in your mental state is a [...]

1 08, 2021

The Importance of Yearly Checkups for Seniors

By |2021-08-16T08:05:44-04:00August 1st, 2021|blog|

August 11th is Annual Medical Checkup Day, a day to recognize the significance of yearly checkup visits – especially for aging loved ones. Now that Medicare covers most of the tests and examinations that should be performed during these appointments, there is no excuse for not having a thorough annual medical checkup. Scheduling at least a once-a-year checkup ensures that you will have a baseline to compare your numbers to after experiencing symptoms [...]

1 07, 2021

The Importance of Cheering Up the Lonely

By |2021-07-01T10:00:34-04:00July 1st, 2021|blog|

Social isolation in seniors is a very real issue – even before the pandemic.... As human beings, we are social animals and have relied on our social networks for survival throughout time.  As we age, these social networks contract for various reasons – including but not limited to: organic reasons (longtime friend/spouse passed away); intentional (do not like their political views); misunderstandings; lack of energy required to maintain relationships; etc. “If one is [...]

1 07, 2021

July is National Sandwich Generation Month

By |2021-07-01T09:59:43-04:00July 1st, 2021|blog|

Taking on the responsibility of caring for multiple generations of family members from young to old is a stressful and taxing task, emotionally and financially. These individuals are commonly known as the “sandwich generation”, stuck ‘sandwiched’ between their parents, children, and – for some – even grandparents.  Financial Toll The number of members in the sandwich generation is growing rapidly year to year, and so is the financial burden associated with caring for [...]

17 06, 2021

Dementia Care Professionals Month

By |2021-06-17T09:20:57-04:00June 17th, 2021|blog|

June is Dementia Care Professionals Month – a time to recognize all dementia-specific caregivers for the many sacrifices they make along their journeys. Being a caregiver for an individual living with dementia takes extreme generosity and patience. Loved ones who take on this responsibility are not always trained adequately for the job, which leads to overall health and financial complications – 1 in 2 loved ones report their finances or career being negatively [...]

2 06, 2021

Summer Safety for Seniors

By |2021-06-07T13:14:05-04:00June 2nd, 2021|blog|

Summer months, along with warmer weather, are just around the corner. It’s a time to get outside and have fun, adventure, and get some much needed relaxation. Unfortunately for senior adults and their caregivers, this can also be a stressful time because of the dangers of heat, humidity, and sun exposure. As we continue to age, we become more susceptible to these conditions, making it harder to enjoy the relaxing summer months. However, [...]

12 05, 2021

ClearCare – Password Update

By |2021-06-01T11:20:22-04:00May 12th, 2021|blog|

Cyber security is a huge threat. Hackers and scammers are targeting our industry and your clients. You, as our aides, are charged with caring for our clients and their most intimate details. When we first helped you log into ClearCare we assigned you a very simple password. These passwords are now vulnerable. You MUST update your password to something much stronger. Passwords must be at least 12 characters. This can be numbers, letters or [...]

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