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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 ...

Influenza Vaccine

Christa Bergamo on Monday, November 20, 2017
Influenza is a very serious illness that can potentially lead to hospitalization and even death. Every year the flu season is different, depending on the strand of the influenza virus that is spread. Receiving the flu vaccine annually is the best ...

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 ...

Tips for Seniors on Staying Mentally Sharp

Andrea on Monday, July 17, 2017
Promising research indicates that taking the following steps can help keep your mind sharp as you age: • Control cholesterol problems and high blood pressure. These conditions can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are ...

Take Care of the Skin You’re In

Pam Davis on Monday, May 15, 2017
With Winter upon us, it is a good time to talk about caring for our skin. As we spend more time indoors and crank the heat up, skin gets dry, no matter what type of heat you are using. It’s important to use a moisturizer and prevent dryness ...

New Activities to help benefit our Residents!

Jenna McGrail on Monday, February 20, 2017
Therapeutic Coloring Adult coloring books are all the rage thanks to their therapeutic effects. The non-strenuous activity allows people to let go of their stress and focus on filling in the patterns. Adult coloring books have found a particularly ...

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 ...

Did you know the Fountains at Cedar Parke Assisted Living is an Advanced Standing Community?

Wendy Cheeseman, Administrator of Assisted Living on Monday, January 9, 2017
The Advanced Standing Program is a voluntary program. The Health Care Association of NJ Foundation collaborated with the Department of Health to establish guidelines for the program. In order to receive this distinction a community must comply with ...

Getting By Versus Living Life…Which One Are You Doing?

Laurie Sentman, CEO Balance Rehabilitation on Monday, December 5, 2016
Day after day I come into the rehab gym and watch from behind my office window as therapists are working with people of all levels of ailments and difficulties, both physical and social. Some are very motivated, wanting to increase the weight in ...

Tips for Seniors to Build Their Immune Systems

Elizabeth Bemis on Sunday, March 16, 2014
Tips for Seniors to Build Their Immune Systems As you age, your immune system becomes weaker and your health can suffer as a result. Here are some tips for seniors to build up their immune systems so that they can enjoy life to its ...

Top 10 Reasons Seniors End Up in the ER

Dana Larsen on Monday, March 3, 2014
Top 10 Reasons Seniors End Up in the ER Almost a quarter of all seniors visited the emergency room in 2010. What brings older adults into the emergency room? You might be surprised. Strokes, heart attacks, falls—these are the conditions ...

Top 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly

Sarah Stevenson on Sunday, February 16, 2014
Top 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly Infections are a leading cause of death in adults over 65. Learn about the risks and warning signs for the most common infections in seniors. Common infections like UTIs and influenza can happen to ...

Mind and Body Practices

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, February 8, 2014
Mind and Body Practices Most complementary health approaches fall into one of two categories: natural products or mind and body practices. This section addresses mind and body practices. Mind and body practices are a large and varied group of ...

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, ...

Research on Diseases Affecting Older Adults

Elizabeth DiRiego on Thursday, January 16, 2014
Research on Diseases Affecting Older Adults The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds research into the safety and effectiveness of complementary health approaches. Much of this research involves diseases and conditions that are common among ...

Research on Pain Management

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, January 13, 2014
Research on Pain Management About 100 million U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain conditions. (Chronic pain is pain that lasts for a long time, usually at least several months.) The annual economic cost of chronic pain in the United States, ...

The Importance of Exercise for Elderly

Elizabeth Bemis on Friday, January 10, 2014
The Importance of Exercise for Elderly As people age, exercise becomes increasingly more important. Unfortunately, however, people tend to exercise less as they age. It is still important for the elderly to exercise. Even if they are unable to ...

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 ...

Be an Informed Consumer

Admin on Friday, January 3, 2014
Be an Informed Consumer Take charge of your health by being an informed consumer. Talk with your health care providers when making any decisions about using complementary health approaches. Your health care providers can give you advice based on ...

Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, December 30, 2013
Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard Edgar is a retired mailman. Every winter there are a few snowstorms in Virginia where he lives. One day last year the temperature hovered around 10°F, and a snowstorm left 2 feet of snow on the ground, ...

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 ...

To Boost Your Memory, Get Your Video Game On

Admin on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Video games aren’t just for teenagers. Gaming systems can be fun for older adults, and a new study suggests that certain types of games may hold benefits for the brain. The research, published in the journal Nature, gives an exciting look at ...

AARP: U.S. Facing Caregiver Shortage

Admin on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Of the many seniors who receive some form of at-home care, a large portion relies on the help of a friend or family member. These family caregivers are more often than not members of the baby boomer generation, but as they begin to reach an age ...