16 09, 2020

Say No to Stress!

By |2020-09-16T11:23:42-04:00September 16th, 2020|blog|

What would your days look like if there were no stress? What if you could carve out a little time for yourself? What would your days look like if you could relax a little?  Whether it's because of work or family demands, one thing is for sure - many of us are stressed. There simply aren't enough hours in the day to get it all done. According to the American Institute of Stress, [...]

24 08, 2020

Staying Connected from a Distance

By |2020-08-25T10:20:12-04:00August 24th, 2020|blog|

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, [...]

17 08, 2020

Staying at Home with That Grab Bar Guy

By |2020-08-19T10:58:32-04:00August 17th, 2020|blog|

When considering options for long-term care as you or your elderly loved one continues to age, you may be hesitant to go straight for a nursing home or long-term care facility. If you wish to age in place, in the comfort of your own home, then there is much to consider before your home is ready to safely foster an elder. In an interview with Andrew Dubler, co-owner of Home to Stay Senior [...]

17 08, 2020

Tips to Consider when Hiring a Home Health Care Agency

By |2020-08-17T14:17:17-04:00August 17th, 2020|blog|

Choosing the best at home care options as your elderly loved one ages can be a daunting task, especially amidst a pandemic. With a large percent of coronavirus cases among the older population stemming from nursing homes and assisted living facilities, many families are looking to keep their loved ones in their homes longer. Fortunately, there are in-home care services that can help to minimize caregiver burden and extend a senior’s independence. In-home [...]

22 07, 2020

Home to Stay Partners with That Grab Bar Guy

By |2020-07-22T14:29:14-04:00July 22nd, 2020|blog|

That Grab Bar Guy is ready to help Home to Stay in our shared mission to help our clients return home and remain at home more safely. That Grab Bar Guy is a registered NJ General Contractor focused on the installation of grab bars, hand held showers, handrails and small threshold ramps. Now more than ever, it is important to arrange for home modifications in advance, especially with recent quarantines. Virtual and phone [...]

15 07, 2020

An Engaging Pandemic Activity

By |2020-07-15T17:01:55-04:00July 15th, 2020|blog|

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the country but there is one particular group of people who many have forgotten about, the “Dementia Care Partner.” Providing care and support to someone with dementia is difficult even in the best of times. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it takes up to three people to provide care for one individual living with dementia.  The current pandemic has made this challenging role even harder with adult day [...]

7 07, 2020

Senior Loneliness Epidemic

By |2020-07-15T14:24:09-04:00July 7th, 2020|blog|

As we continue to see surges of cases of COVID-19, many of us seek the light at the end of this pandemic.  Although we don’t know what the future holds, many of us have returned to some sort of normal after nearly 3 months in lockdown. People have returned to the workplace, the grocery store, and are gathering more regularly with friends and family. However, this is not the case for the elderly [...]

1 07, 2020

The Importance of Sanitation

By |2020-07-16T11:38:23-04:00July 1st, 2020|blog|

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals are taking extra precaution while sanitizing their homes or workplaces. The virus can live on surfaces in your home for multiple days, making the spread of it more likely. Unfortunately for older adults, the risk of contracting the coronavirus and experiencing the severe symptoms of it becomes exponentially more likely as you age. Therefore, elders’ homes should be decontaminated daily to ensure the health of both the resident [...]

12 06, 2020

A Guide to Simplifying Dementia Care

By |2020-07-14T08:00:38-04:00June 12th, 2020|blog|

Let’s begin with a reality check - and the unfortunate truth for many of those living with dementia - the majority of care is typically done by non-professional caregivers such as family and friends. This, along with the overwhelming complexity of the disease, can cause worry and anxiety for whoever is responsible.  Dementia Care: A labor of love. A unique challenge. Far too often, we see that caring for someone with dementia is [...]

22 05, 2020

Can small steps produce big results in dementia care?

By |2020-08-07T06:22:02-04:00May 22nd, 2020|blog|

Home to Stay would like to share this informational article written by Gary Skole, founder of AlzBetter, on May 12, 2020. We are proud to be an exclusive South Jersey partner of AlzBetter. Can small steps produce big results in dementia care? Let’s begin with a reality check: for many of those living with dementia, the bulk of the care and attention has traditionally been delivered by informal caregivers such as families and [...]

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