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10 Ways to Strengthen Seniors’ Immune System

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, November 27, 2017
Keeping seniors’ immune systems strong is important, especially during the cold and flu season. Because they’re more vulnerable to infections, seniors need to take extra precautions to ensure they stay healthy. Healthy-living ...

The Fountain's Resident Concierge Program

Jenna McGrail on Monday, August 14, 2017
The Fountains concierge service enhances the living experience for our residents and truly helps make our community feel like home. But it’s so much more than a service- it is a supportive, easy-to-use amenity that helps residents manage their ...

Keeping Proper Caregiver Records

Andrea Fanz on Monday, July 3, 2017
It’s not uncommon for adult children to find themselves in a caregiving role for an aging loved one. Whether the transition was gradual, at first just helping out with tasks like transportation or housekeeping until more medical care was ...

Exceptional Care

Jamie Patnode, Skilled Nursing Medical Receptionist on Monday, April 3, 2017
The Fountains at Cedar Parke takes great pride in providing exceptional care for our residents. When walking into our skilled nursing department the unit clerk is often the first person you encounter. A smiling face that is expected to know all the ...

Greetings From the Business Office!

Amy Iuliucci, Assistant Business Office Manager on Monday, March 20, 2017
Greetings From the Business Office! Amy Iuliucci, Assistant Business Office Manager Hello! My name is Amy Iuliucci, and I am Barbara's new assistant. I am new to the Fountains at Cedar Parke, but I already see that our staff is extremely caring ...

Caring for a Parent with Dementia

Andrea Fanz on Monday, February 27, 2017
During the month of February, we are reminded that “love is in the air”. This can be bittersweet, as one of the hardest things is watching someone you love forget that they love you. Often families share they are challenged by the ...

Medication Mix-Ups

Andrea Fanz on Monday, February 13, 2017
At the beginning of the New Year, it's important to examine our health and lifestyle and plan for ways to improve in 2017. As we age, we tend to accumulate a list of daily prescription medications. It's common for the average American to see several ...

Visiting the Elderly During Flu Season

Christa Bergamo, RN on Monday, January 23, 2017
The flu is one of the most highly contagious illnesses and this disease can be exacerbated by a seniors preexisting chronic health condition. Flu season runs from October thru March and sometimes April. The virus is spread by “respiratory ...

How to Approach a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Andrea Fanz on Monday, December 26, 2016
When visiting a loved one with Alzheimer's, family members are initially shocked when they are treated with indifference or worse, ignored. This is because as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it steals away a loved one’s memory, sense of ...

Tis the season

Maria D'Orazio, Director of Dining Services on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
It’s no surprise that during the holidays, we look forward to homemade cookies, cakes, candy, and lots of food. It’s also a time where all regards to healthy eating is thrown out the window! But being healthy around the holidays ...

Looking Forward to the Holidays!

Alyssa Fanz on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Holiday Ornament
The Fountains at Cedar Parke is looking forward to an eventful holiday season! Residents will be busy this December with an activity schedule that includes a trip to see the Philharmonic of South Jersey, the Victorian Smithville House, and special ...

Transitioning to Assisted Living

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, April 5, 2014
Transitioning to Assisted Living Change is challenging for everyone, but it can be especially difficult for your aging loved one. The thought of making a move to an assisted living community can leave your mom or dad feeling vulnerable, like they ...

Questions to Ask When Evaluating an Assisted Living Community

Elizabeth DiRiego on Sunday, March 23, 2014
Questions to Ask When Evaluating an Assisted Living Community As you begin the search for an assisted living community for your aging loved one, you will find that these communities come in all shapes and sizes, which may or may not suit you and ...

Pneumonia and the Elderly

Elizabeth DiRiego on Sunday, February 2, 2014
In 2010, pneumonia, combined with influenza, was the 8th leading cause of death in the United Sates, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This fact is illuminated by another statistic: 1 out of 20 adults who get pneumonia dies, ...

The Unlikely Connection Between UTIs and Dementia

Elizabeth DiRiego on Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Unlikely Connection Between UTIs and Dementia Half of all women will develop urinary tract infections (UTIs) in their lifetime. UTIs account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year as they rank as the body’s second most common ...

Flu Shot Pros and Cons for Seniors

Sarah Stevenson on Tuesday, January 7, 2014
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there on whether or not seniors should get flu shots. Read for yourself the major flu shot pros and cons and learn why it’s important for seniors to get vaccinated. For many of us, the ...

How to Be a Better Grandparent

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, January 4, 2014
Tips on Building Great Relationships with your Grandkids As grandparents we all want to make the most of the precious family time we get to spend with our grandchildren. You can create deep, loving relationships with your grandchildren by sharing ...

Study: Experiences May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

Admin on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Seniors experience a number of age-related changes as they get older, and some of the most common concern their memory and cognitive abilities. A new study from the University of California, Riverside suggests that while seniors’ brain ...