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…

May 17, 2018 Herb

With the graying of America, thirty-five percent of young adults age 18 to 39 already have experience providing care to an older person, according to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research’s newly released 2018 Long-Term Care Poll findings. The Issue Brief, “Younger Adults’ Experiences and Views on Long-Term Care,” reporting the polls findings also reveals that younger Americans are skeptical that social safety net domestic programs will not be available to them when they need long-term care.  Just 1 in 10 young adults are very confident that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will provide the same level of…

May 10, 2018 Judah

National Nurses Week is being celebrated all week across the country and is being equally celebrated right here at Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living! Our amazing Nurses are a source of tremendous pride to us and to our families and grateful residents. Their unswerving dedication, devotion and compassion is what makes our healthcare facility a sought after haven of hope and healing for our residents. We couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments and we join the entire nation this week in celebrating and highlighting their contributions, locally, nationally and globally! God bless all of our Nurses!

May 8, 2018 Herb

Credit: Medicare.gov Last month, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), begin an initiative to safeguard taxpayer dollars by combating fraud and illegal use of Medicare cards by issuing a new cards that will no longer contain the beneficiary’s Social Security numbers.  The new paper card is still red, white and blue, will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), to replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) currently used on the existing Medicare card.  It will also no longer include gender, signature or other information that could compromise…

May 2, 2018 Barry

Knee exercises can be an important part of our daily exercise routine.The knee joint is one of the strongest and most important joints in the human body. It allows our lower leg to move relative to our thigh while supporting our body’s weight. Movements at the knee joint are essential to many everyday activities, including walking, running, sitting and standing. Indeed, healthy knees keep us mobile, healthy, graceful, and feeling young. Are you worried that working out could cause more damage or pain? As long as your doctor says it’s OK, the best thing you can do is to strengthen the muscles that…