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Louise M. Dunn, Move-In-Coordinator

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Be an Informed Consumer

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

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, ...

Navigating Long-Term Health Care Planning

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Long-term health care planning is a general term used to describe various residential options available to the aging population when they reach a point in their lives where day-to-day living becomes a burden and a financial, emotional, and health ...

Study: Experiences May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

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

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

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 ...