UMC Community Corner - Pitman

Diabetic Treatments Have Come a Long Way

A day in the life of a person with Type 1 diabetes includes finger pokes to check blood sugar levels, counting carbs, and insulin injections. However, managing this disease hasn’t always been so easy.  Here is how far we’ve come in the treatment of diabetes and how our assisted living community in Pitman, NJ can …

3 Cognitive Exercises to Delay Memory Loss

“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.” Who knew such a profound message came from Thomas Dewar – yes, the distiller for Scotch whisky. Nevertheless, it’s a quote that everyone should live by, especially those experiencing memory loss. Many studies have shown that when people keep their minds active, their thinking skills are …

Senior Outreach Opportunities in Pitman, NJ

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to stay up to date with the latest technology. Our smartphones, tablets and computers have been a godsend during COVID-19 – giving many people a way to connect with loved ones when they can’t physically be with one another.  This is especially true for older adults who …

What is Subacute Rehab?

Subacute rehabilitation is simply another term for short-term rehabilitation. This type of care is offered at skilled nursing facilities within hospitals, physical therapy centers, or even senior living communities. Short-term rehab is complete inpatient care for someone who is experiencing a medical condition that is temporary. If you or your family member need more time …

United Methodist Communities at Pitman Named on U.S. News Best Nursing Homes

Ratings assure public of quality, staffing and compliance How do you select the best long-term care providers for chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Parkinson’s disease, frailty, or others? U.S. News and World Report rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable providers with the …

Assisted Living vs. Long Term Care: What’s the Difference? 

It’s normal to not know the difference between assisted living and long term care at first. However, it is important to really take the time to understand both options when considering these services for an older family member. It will be easier to proceed with the decision to downsize when you can confidently ensure your …

5 Sleeping Tips for Older Adults from UMC at Pitman

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential at any age. Strong focus, better memory recollection and a healthier immune system are just a few benefits that result from great sleep patterns. Top experts recommend getting 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep every single night. This especially reigns true for older adults who are light sleepers or …

The Challenge of Downsizing: Making the Move into Assisted Living

Leaving a home of many years and opting for apartment style living in a senior community is a difficult decision for seniors and their family members. In addition to the emotions attached to memories of a life lived with a family in a familiar place, there are the sheer logistics of going from a large …