UMH, United Methodist Homes

UMH, United Methodist Homes

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 days ago

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • My Doctor Recommended Short Term Rehabilitation, But Do I Really Need It?

    When a loved one has medical needs that require a more concentrated level of care, their doctor might recommend short term rehabilitation. But what does that mean, and is it really necessary? For the most part, aging relatives can receive the care they need by keeping up with their regular doctor visits, and dutifully taking all prescribed medications. However, when something more ser...

  • Meet the Family: Amy Broadbent!

    What makes a house a home? It's not the fancy furniture or shiny chandeliers, but the family who gathers there. At our UMH senior living communities, our staff members are one of the main reasons why our residents feel so at home! Not only do they create a warm family atmosphere, they also understand the challenges faced by families caring for older adults. By fostering caring relation...

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 weeks ago

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  • 4 Things to Know About Paying for Assisted Living

    There are three circumstances under which people seek out information on assisted living. The first is when it is becoming apparent that the needs of a loved one will soon exceed the capacity of the caregiver. The second, is after a crisis which proves that the caregiver is in over their heads and needs immediate assistance. The third, is when an individual plans well in advance for th...

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Assisted-Living vs. Independent Senior Living

    Your parents or loved ones have worked their whole lives to make it to retirement. These are the golden years they've been looking forward to since they first punched a time clock. Yet so many retirees can begin to lose their way once they're suddenly faced with abundant free time. The hassle and runaround of their careers, though stressful at times, provided a structure to their lives...

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 8 Easy and Healthy Superbowl Recipes for Seniors

    Superbowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day in the US, following behind Thanksgiving. You've probably seen (or even prepared) some of the massive spreads associated with game day, and therefore already know that Super Bowl snacks aren't exactly heart healthy. A Super Bowl party without food would be a sad affair indeed, but what happens when you have some health cons...

  • 5 Fitness Tips for Seniors with Limited Mobility

    Staying active is a core component of supporting overall health and quality of life as we age. Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done as seniors face many challenges to mobility, including everything from age-related chronic health problems to fears of falling. However, it is possible for older adults at any age to start enjoying the many body and brain-boosting benefits of f...

  • Meet the Family: Ginny Brown!

    What makes a house a home? It's not the fancy furniture or shiny chandeliers, but the family who gathers there. At our UMH senior living communities, our staff members are one of the main reasons why our residents feel so at home! Not only do they create a warm family atmosphere, they also understand the challenges faced by families caring for older adults. By fostering caring relation...

  • Behind the Scenes of a UMH Photo Shoot

    When we think of the phrase “professional photo shoot”, we think of beautiful models, groomed to perfection and picture perfect. It seems high quality photography paired with flawless models is the key to a great picture. But is it really?

  • 5 Driving Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe on The Roads This Winter

    Limited daylight. Icy roads. Frigid temperatures. These are just a few of the challenges associated with winter driving. For many seniors, unfortunately, these issues can be heightened by age-related factors. With a little planning, preparation and the following five driving safety tips for seniors, caregivers can do their part to help keep aging loved ones safe on the road. 

  • Fun and Affordable Things To Do for Seniors Looking to Get Out of the House this Winter

    Winter’s arrival doesn’t have to equate to a boredom sentence for seniors living alone at home. Whether you’re stuck in a rut with your aging loved one or simply looking for a new activity to add to the lineup, there are near-endless ways to get older adults up and out of the house when the thermometer drops. Read on for a roundup of nine fun and affordable places for seniors this seas...

  • Infographic: Life at Home vs. Life at a UMH Senior Living Community

    What happens when home is no longer the safest place for your aging loved one? What happens when mom or dad refuses to consider alternative living options even though you know living on their own isn’t working out?

  • Is Your Aging Loved One a Scrooge? How to Deal with a Senior's Bad Behavior

    For most people, the winter holidays are happy days. For some seniors, however, this festive time of year brings out their inner Scrooges. For not only your aging loved one but for caretakers and family members as well, this can be a very challenging time. The good news is that you don’t have to hunker down and wait for the holiday blues to pass. Read on for six steps caregivers can ta...

  • 4 Tips for Keeping Older Adults Healthy this Season

    According to licensed clinical social worker Robyn Golden, who also directs the health and aging department at Rush University in Chicago, “Although the holiday season is a great time of family and friends gathering together, we should offer older relatives options and ask them what they would like to do, but don’t just assume their limitations.” 

  • How to Start a Family Conversation about Managing Your Loved One's Care

    While the majority of older Americans are attracted to the idea of “aging in place,” the reality is that a full seventy percent of seniors aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care in their lifetimes, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Not only that, but with every year that passes, a senior’s chances of requiring care increases. The takeaway f...

UMH, United Methodist Homes

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • 4 Reasons Why Home is NOT Always Better for Older Adults

    The slogan “home is always better” is often used by senior home care companies to tout their services and dismiss the benefits of senior living communities. But the truth is, home is not always better for older adults -- despite what savvy marketers want you to think. Let’s take a closer look at four reasons why the family home may not be the better fit for your aging loved one.

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • 6 Stress Management Tips for Seniors

    ~“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” ~ -Steve Maraboli. Ironically, retirement is supposed to be the time when you relax and play golf, a time when you are older and wiser and now have the answers to many of life’s questions. However, with aging comes new concerns, such as managing your health, how to fund retirement, and a general sense...

  • Senior Friendship - Does Your Aging Loved One Need a BFF?

    Terms like “BFF” and “bestie” may be new to our vocabularies, but the basic concept remains the same: Everyone needs a good friend. Having a strong social network may be even more critical for seniors, according to research indicating the paramount role of friendships in supporting quality of life during the golden years. Let’s take a closer look at why friends are so important, along ...

UMH, United Methodist Homes

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Pet Care and Your Aging Loved One

    An abundance of research highlights the value of relationships between pets and humans. The generation most likely to benefit from animal companionship, according to findings published in the European Journal of Medical Research? Older adults. Let’s take a closer look at why seniors and pets are a perfect fit, along with tips for helping your aging loved one choose the right pet.

UMH, United Methodist Homes

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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