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The Human Resource Department at The Fountains at Cedar Parke

Dolly McCrink on Monday, March 6, 2017
The Human Resource Department at The Fountains at Cedar Parke consists of two team members: Dolly McCrink, Director of HR and Kim Bancroft, HR Assistant. There are many facets to the HR department. Recruiting new employees, keeping employee and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Valentine's Day is Approaching

Anita Geis, Skilled Administrator on Monday, February 6, 2017
As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us appreciate and welcome the added kind words, hearts, flowers, and love. However, why can’t that be what all of us do and share each and every day? Each and every person can make an effort to be ...

Louise M. Dunn, Move-In-Coordinator

Louise M. Dunn, Move-In-Coordinator on Monday, January 30, 2017
Hi! My name is Louise Dunn. I work in the Marketing Department at the Fountains at Cedar Parke as the Move-In-Coordinator. I take care of the move-in process for three of the four different communities here - Independent Living, Assisted Living, REM ...

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 ...

Looking Back – Looking Ahead

Linda Baker on Monday, January 2, 2017
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of endings and beginnings. He is usually depicted with two faces, one looking at the past and the other into the future. Reflecting back on activities in 2016, our residents created arts and ...

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 ...

Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Facility

Andrea Fanz on Monday, December 19, 2016
Many seniors reach a point in their lives where they simply can’t manage all their daily tasks alone. When that day comes, for most families the best move is to help them find a quality senior living facility where they can make a new home. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tips for Elderly Nutrition Needs

Elizabeth Bemis on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tips for Elderly Nutrition Needs As people age, their nutritional needs vary. A 2-year-old does not need the same things as a 20-year-old, and a 20-year-old does not need the same things as an 80-year-old. It is important to understand that the ...

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, ...

10 Ways to Strengthen Seniors’ Immune System

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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 ...

Know the 10 Signs Workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, January 20, 2014
Know the 10 Signs. Early Detection Matters. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavior changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, ...

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 ...

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 ...