23 11, 2021

Home to Stay’s AlzBetter Program

By |2021-11-23T08:57:06-05:00November 23rd, 2021|dementia|

Properly caring for a patient living with dementia looks different than other patients. Specialized dementia care needs are on the rise in the home and facilities. Knowing what to expect and what to look for as the disease progresses impacts care management and direction. AlzBetter is an innovative dementia care system aimed at helping people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to live safely with a better quality of life.  Our [...]

1 11, 2021

Recognition and Appreciation for Caregivers

By |2021-11-03T09:35:06-04:00November 1st, 2021|blog, Senior Care|

“Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.” — Senator John Hoeven One of the first documented cases of caregiving dates back to the Old testament, when Ruth cared for her mother-in-law, Naomi. I am certain there were caregivers ever since there were people, but this is the earliest writing that references a [...]

22 10, 2021

Rothkoff Symposium Wrap-up

By |2021-11-02T12:01:25-04:00October 22nd, 2021|blog, Senior Care|

Home To Stay had the opportunity to attend and participate in the Rothkoff Law Firm's 4th Annual Elder Care Symposium. It was a virtual event held on Thursday, October 21st, that was full of useful information and engaging speakers. The keynote address was given by Dr. Jason Karlawish, who is the co-director of the Penn Memory Center.  Dr. Karlawish recently published a book titled The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture and Politics [...]

6 10, 2021

Mental Illness and Dementia

By |2021-10-14T11:48:09-04:00October 6th, 2021|blog|

The Association Between Dementia and Mental Illness Alzheimer's is one of the most debilitating diseases among older people. Compounded with the disabling side effects, dementia also makes people more susceptible to mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, or both. Our team at Home to Stay Health Care, your experts at in-home care for seniors in Central and South Jersey, would like to share some information on this topic. It’s not hard to see [...]

5 10, 2021

The Benefits of Hiring Geriatric Care Managers

By |2021-10-05T13:57:08-04:00October 5th, 2021|blog|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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