Holiday Resource Guide

Managing Holiday Depression

The holidays should be a time of joy, good cheer and high hopes for the New Year. Shopping for gifts, decorating the house and preparing for get-togethers with family and friends are usually anticipated events that accompany the season. But many people experience the holiday “blues” during this special time of the year. Read More

Tips for the Caregiver – Avoiding Holiday Stress

Preparing for the normal demands of the holiday season can be even more stressful when the care of a family member or friend is involved. Here are some useful “tips” for caregivers during the holidays and every day of the year. Read More

Older Adults: Tips to Prevent Outdoor Falls in Bad Weather

Winter in New Jersey can be a harsh reality. Below average temperatures, snow, sleet and wet or icy roads and walkways can make getting around not only inconvenient, but dangerous as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of three adults, age 65 and older, falls each year. These falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Bad weather exacerbates this with the addition of hazardous such as snow, ice and the wet surfaces and large puddles that are remnants of spring and summer rain storms. Read More

Home Safety Tips

If an ill, aging or disabled loved one will be staying with you this holiday season, taking some precautions can prevent unnecessary home accidents. Read More

Coping with Serious Illness During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and it is no secret that it triggers emotions, sadness and expectations, especially when individuals are coping with a serious illness. Read More

What Should I Say? Offering Support to Someone Who Is Grieving

After a loved one has passed away, individuals may experience a variety of emotions. As a caregiver, you may be struggling trying to find the right words or actions to help support someone who is grieving this holiday season. Read More

Managing the Holidays Following Loss

As a caregiver, you may not only be managing the care of a loved one this season, but may be facing the season following a significant loss. The death of a dear individual is only one example of life event that has the potential to make the season seem not so “merry and bright” - a family trauma, illness, divorce, relocation or job loss can illicit many of the same painful emotions as grief over the passing of a loved one. Read More

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