Tagged as Senior Living

By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - The Role of Becoming a "Parent to Your Parent," - Part 2 - I published my first article on this subject, as Part 1 of a 4-Part series. This article was written for our valued Wellness.com readers and you can find it right - over here. This is article # 2 on the subject. The family is meeting to discuss Mom. She’s fallen twice...
October 8, 2018
By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers - The family is meeting to discuss Mom. She’s fallen twice in the last two months and seems a little disoriented and mildly confused lately. She seems to be losing weight too. She’s definitely not taking care of herself – or her home – as she used to. The discussion becomes heated. Snippets of conversation can be heard: “nursing home, retirement...
September 30, 2018
What is Hospice? - Hospice, as a strictly clinical designation, means the patient has been given 6 months (or less) to live. However, beyond purely clinical terms, none of us can predict the inevitability of any future outcome. Therefore, at our facilities (-Regency Nursing Centers of New Jersey)-, we place a special focus on the power of choice and the preservation of life and the quality of life...
April 18, 2018
Caring For The Caregiver - by Judah Gutwein, L.N.H.A. Regency Nursing Centers, NJ - In the profession of senior healthcare, we are naturally inclined to show compassion towards the patients and residents, who are clinically compromised and require our help. What about their loved ones who are placing their parent(s) with us, often after years of caring for them? Do we similarly show compassion to them...
February 18, 2018
By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - F - or residents of long-term care facilities, visits from family and friends are more than just appreciated, they are important for their emotional well-being. In addition to providing an opportunity to stay in touch with loved ones, relive memories, share experiences, and enjoy quality time together, personal visits help reassure...
February 16, 2018
Have You Been Putting Off Getting Fit? - Now is the time to start focusing on ways to be healthy and stop worrying about getting older. Even if you haven't thought about exercising in the past, the time is now to consider a fitness routine. The benefits of exercise and fitness are supported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). According to the HealthyPeople.gov, an agency connected to the US Department...
February 5, 2018
By: Judah Gutwein, for -Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - Challenges and Strategies for Caring for an Aging Parent Who Does Not Live Nearby - With more people moving away from the towns where they were raised and more retirees choosing to spend their golden years in locales with warmer climates or lower costs of living, today’s families tend to be farther apart than ever before....
October 4, 2015
Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - We have put together this excellent guide to Exercise and Flexibility for Adults 60 and older. We hope you enjoy it and find it to be informative and empowering! - Why Should I Exercise? -Muscle weakness is the major reason elderly Americans need to incorporate some type of exercise into their daily lives. Many older people think they are too old...
June 22, 2015
Pets...benefit or burden? Both, I guess, but does the advantage of having a pet and all that means outweigh the effort that it takes to make the relationship work? We baby boomers are getting older, no surprise there, but the surprise to many of us is that many of us are living alone. Huge changes. Perhaps loss of a spouse, financial constraints or health issues. A pet to share one’s life can create...
March 13, 2015