UMC Community Corner - Collingswood

6 Ways to Prevent Burns at Home

Burns can be very serious regardless of who sustains them, but recovering from burns can be more difficult for older adults. We’ve all accidentally touched a hot pan on the stove top, or ran our hand under scalding water. In addition to being extremely painful, recovering from a burn can be a frustrating, arduous process, especially for older adults …

5 Ways to Embrace Senior Independence Month

Living an independent lifestyle is important, no matter your age. That’s why it’s a “no-brainer” for us to embrace Senior Independence Month in February. At United Methodist Communities, one of our goals is helping the seniors in our community maintain their independence through customized care, activities, and assistance with daily tasks of living. With that …

Assisted Living Checklist: What to Pack

Moving can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, especially seniors who are downsizing. They may have to make some hard decisions about the belongings coming with them. Before moving day, it will be extremely helpful to obtain the floor plan with the correct dimensions of the apartment your loved one is moving into. Having accurate dimensions on …

5 Essential Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

If your parent or loved one is reaching a point in which living independently is no longer the best option, it may be time to consider an assisted living community. A community setting that specializes in senior care can provide the necessary support mom or dad needs, while also keeping them safe and healthy. Not …

Stay Optimistic, Stay Positive: Moving into Assisted Living

They say, “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Change is scary, but having the right mindset makes all the difference. This especially reigns true when it comes to moving your loved one into an assisted living community.  It is a challenge …

Step Aside COVID-19, We’re Still Going to Have A Holly, Jolly Christmas

COVID-19 may have complicated things this year, but who says it has to steal our holiday cheer? There are still so many options to choose from when it comes to celebrating Christmas in a fun (and above all, safe) way with loved ones. Here’s how UMC at Collingswood is experiencing the magic of Christmas this …

Caring for Adults with Dementia During the Pandemic

The good news is that dementia is not a direct risk factor for COVID-19 (coronavirus). The not-so-good news is that behaviors associated with dementia, combined with age and other common health issues in older adults, may inflate risk. People with dementia tend to forget personal hygiene habits like washing their hands, which can be crucial …

Hearing Loss in Older Adults

Hearing loss adds to the misconceived stereotype that older adults are “slow,” which is almost always not the case! Identifying and treating hearing loss head on will help to avoid the negative notions that come with it. Older adults who let their hearing loss go untreated sometimes become angry, lonely or depressed, which in turn could …

United Methodist Communities at Collingswood Named on U.S. News Best Nursing Homes and Short-Stay Rehabilitation Lists

Ratings assure public of quality, staffing and compliance How do you select the best rehabilitation and long-term care providers for a chronic health condition, frailty, or recovery following a stroke, heart attack, joint replacement, serious infection, or accident? U.S. News and World Report rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable …

The Best Apps for Abundant Senior Living

It’s safe to say smartphones and tablets are pretty standard at this point, for keeping in touch with family and friends more easily, especially during the pandemic. But there is another major reason why people choose to own a smart device: the apps! Apps are so much more than just silly games to download to …