UMC Community Corner - Pitman

4 Questions to Ask Assisted Living Communities During COVID-19

Many assisted living communities have seen that potential residents hesitate to move into a facility in general. Now with COVID-19 in play, this valid concern to move a family member into assisted living is heightened. With that said, it’s important to acknowledge the extraordinary precautions that organizations like United Methodist Communities have taken to make …

Take a Vacation! Let Us Worry About Mom

As the primary care provider for your elderly parent, we know how difficult it is to balance your day-to-day routine. It can be overwhelming and exhausting, especially if you are also balancing full-time work and raising children. With summer coming to a close, there’s no time like the present to take a much-needed vacation! Respite care offers an …

Activities for the 7 Elements of Active Aging

There’s a new, cool term in town and it’s called Active Aging. But what does it mean exactly and how does one age actively? According to the ICAA (International Council on Active Aging), active aging advocates the same mission for all people – regardless of age, status, or health — to fully engage life by …

Medicare Coverage and COVID-19: What Seniors Need to Know to Stay Protected

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early February 2020, we’ve learned a lot about how it spreads, how to avoid it, and how to treat it. We’ve also learned that the older adult population is most susceptible to catching it, and most likely to require hospitalization when infected. Costs associated with testing and treatment of …

How Seniors at UMC are fighting Back Against COVID

The coronavirus pandemic is still very much part of our everyday lives, and since it affects older people with health conditions more severely, the safe thing to do is to self-isolate and take care of yourself at home. Keep your distance from others including your own family. This can be very difficult as many people …

What Does it Take to Work in the Assisted Living Industry?

The senior living industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the USA, with a forecasted 1.2 million employees need by 2025. This makes it a great industry for people who are looking for a career that’s in high demand, but there’s much more to working in this industry than just having valuable skills. Here …

Bridges Comes to Pitman

What’s Your End-of-Life Plan? Death in the American mind is something in the very distant future. Despite the fact that about half of adults say they have a friend or relative who has had a terminal illness or who has been in a coma within the last five years, only 30 percent have conversations with …