Adult Caregiving: A Labor Of Meaning And Happiness

“The more we genuinely care about others the greater our own happiness & inner peace.” – Allan Lokos Anyone familiar with Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center knows that caring for adults in need is a privilege. But apparently this knowledge spreads well past New Jersey. Adult Caregiving in the U.S. According to the Pew Research Center,…

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Antibiotic Resistance And What You Can Do About It

If we don’t action, the world can face a superbug crisis, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The reason why this is happening is due to misuse of the drugs. When people and animals use antibiotics they’re weakening its potency.   Every year this week – World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), people around the world…

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Enjoying Pictures With Your Loved One

“One of things I like about looking at pictures when you’re young and also meeting back with old friends you haven’t seen in a long time is, for me, it’s a glimpse of who I was. – Lea Thompson Looking at old pictures together with your loved one can be a wonderful experience. You can seek…

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5 Foods You Didn’t Realize Were Harming Your Gums

Not all healthy foods are good for your oral health. A major concern of many elderly folk is the state of their teeth and gums. Gum infections and tooth decay can cause lots of complications, which also happen to be very expensive to deal with. But while you know that eating a taffy or drinking…

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World Polio Day 2018

In 10 years, the world could be facing 200,000 cases of polio a year. Those are the numbers according to the World Health Organization (WHO) if the virus were to break out again. In honor of World Polio Day (WPD), we’ll explore the disease that sowed panic in many of Elmwood Hills residence not that…

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SSRIs For Dementia: Can Antidepressants Cure Memory Loss?

Researchers claim they may have found a new way to treat dementia. Alzheimer’s and Dementia in N.J. This is exciting news. Especially for residents of New Jersey, where the disorder is no stranger. According to a survey in 2016, over 68% of adults in the state know someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia or did…

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period 2018

It’s after October 15 and that means many seniors are busy choosing their Medicare options for 2019. Since 2011, October 15 has marked the start of Medicare Open Enrollment, which lasts until December 7, 2018. Open Enrollment is also known as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The Different Enrollment Periods AEP is one of four…

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The Importance Of Allowing Your Loved One To Do Things On Their Own

I Do it Myself One indication of a young child’s healthy development is their need to ‘do it myself.’ The feeling of being all-abled gives them the confidence to try new things and feel satisfaction from their accomplishments. This unhindered experimentation and practice set the stage for learning and getting competent at all sorts of…

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World Mental Health Day

October 10th is an important day in Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center’s calendar. That’s because October 10th is World Mental Health Day. But why does the world need a mental health day? Here’s what the World Health Organization (WHO) has to say: “World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of…

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