July 8, 2018 Herb

Photo Credit: AARP Older New Jersey seniors are not just getting their news from their local newspapers, the nation’s most-read magazine, AARP The Magazine, or from the local evening news, or from cable. Using internet technology, over three months ago, the Washington, D.C.-based AARP made digital audio files, or pod casts, available on the internet for downloading on a computer or mobile device, to provide tips on how seniors can protect themselves against fraud.  Using pod cast technology, the nation’s largest aging advocacy group now brings in-depth news interviews on timely topics to computer savvy seniors….

July 1, 2018 Herb

Photo Credit: AARP Your input on guardianship issues can be helpful to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.  Every year, the Senate panel, charged with studying issues impacting older Americans, puts a spot light on this a pressing issue to provide best practice recommendations to policy makers in Congress.  This year, the Committee seeks comments from older adults, their families and New Jersey long-term care providers, to prepare its upcoming report on guardianship. According to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, guardianship is governed by state law and is a relationship created when a…

June 24, 2018 Herb

Photo Credit: AARP New Jersey Residents of Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living and older New Jerseyans are invited to sign up for email alerts from AARP New Jersey.  You may not realize what you’re missing. In recent months, the AARP New Jersey state office has offered free screenings of the hit movie Black Panther; free seminars on caregiving, fraud and healthy lifestyles; discount tickets for Somerset Patriots baseball games; and discount tickets for selected shows at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The state office also sends action alerts about state and national issues. AARP New Jersey also…

June 19, 2018 Herb

Photo Credit: AARP Blog Last month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law one of the most expansive paid sick leave programs in the nation, fulfilling his commitment to support working families and strengthen New Jersey’s economy. New Jersey now joins a select group of states – nine plus the District of Columbia – that have enacted paid sick leave to provide earned compensation for workers who miss work due to illness or needing to take care of a sick loved one. “There is no reason anyone should have to choose between economic security and…

June 13, 2018 Herb

We’re proud of the fact that the designation of “Advanced Standing” has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health for Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living Facility because the Lakewood-based facility has successfully complied with ALL state, federal and local regulations that pertain to licensed assisted facilities in New Jersey. Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living has proven its dedication to providing quality programs and services to its residents by participating in the National Center for Assisted Living’s Quality Performance Measures Survey and meets the benchmarks for certain prescribed quality indicators specifically chosen by the Peer Review Panel of the Health Care…

June 3, 2018 Herb

  Millennial caregivers — Photo Credit: National Alliance of Caregiving As Baby Boomers move into their twilight years the Millennial generation takes on the role and responsibility of becoming caregivers to their parents, grandparents, family and friends.   Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” using data based primarily from the 2015 Caregiving in the U.S. study, says that one-in-four of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in America is now a Millennial. This 11-page report spotlights the unique experiences and challenges this generation faces as being a family caregiver.  According to the report, released by AARP’s…

May 27, 2018 Herb

On May 4, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued a proclamation designating May as Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month.  By doing this he is increasing public awareness of osteoporosis and its prevention and helping New Jersey residents of all ages understand the importance of good bone health. Osteoporosis, “the silent disease,” is a serious condition in which bones become thin, brittle and easily broken by a sudden strain, bump, a fall or even a sneeze can cause a fracture.  Osteoporosis can impair an individual’s ability to walk unassisted, and often results in prolonged or permanent disability, institutionalization and death….

May 24, 2018 Herb

Just days ago, S. 2155, The Senior Safe Act, a bipartisan bill authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to help protect older American’s from financial exploitation and fraud, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 258-159 as part of a bipartisan banking reform package after previously passing the Senate in March by a vote of 67-31.  Their legislation now heads to the President Donald J. Trump’s desk to be signed into law. S. 2155 will help prevent residents of Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living from becoming victims of fraud. As the Chairman and former Ranking…