Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local home page for New Jersey. The first issue of a New Jersey Blue Book came out 16 years ago and we are now in 4 markets covering 9 counties in central and northern New Jersey. We have been helping seniors, their family members and caretakers find the resources and services they need to age well. We are here to help! Search the website, call the seniors resource line at 973-560-0064, e-mail me at email@example.com or use the live chat feature to get answers to your questions.
A discount dental plan is a program that allows anyone to go to a board-certified dentist in their own neighborhood and pay a reduced rate (usually half) for any work they need done. Discount dental services are fortunately available to everyone. You don't have to be part of a company or a group.There are literally thousands of dentists in the tri-state area that are willing to offer significant discounts on all services, including braces.These discounts can go as high as 60%. Coverage in these programs begin immediately without any kind of pre-existing condition clause and they have no annual maximum.Editor's Note: This exact program is also available in Health Discounts. To find out more about either plan call Mark Heller toll free at 888-866-8451.Author: Mark HellerRead More
If you or a loved one were facing a terminal illness, would you know where to turn for information about end-of-life care?Every year, half of the American population will be touched by the death of a friend, family member or colleague. Hospice providers across the country are united in urging all adults, regardless of age or circumstance, to learn more about end-of-life care options that can transform dying into the final act of living well.There are four general questions that should be explored before one is touched by the unsettling reality of a terminal prognosis, explains Ann Klein, RN, VITAS patient care administrator in New Jersey North. They are:1. How will pain be managed?2. If the patient prefers to remain at home, what kind of assistance and in-home care will be available?3. What role can family members have in patient care?4. How will the spiritual and emotional support necessary for quality end-of-life care be administered?Hospice is an end-of-life care option that answers all four questions, Klein says. Tailored to the needs of each patient and family, hospice provides care to patients diagnosed with a terminal illness. It includes expert pain management, but also goes beyond medical care, providing emotional and spiritual support that most Americans believe is an important aspect of end-of-life care.Hospice care is provided by a multi-disciplinary care team comprised of doctors, nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, and trained volunteers. Hospice care typically is provided in the home, allowing the patient to stay in a familiar setting surrounded by family and friends. Home is loosely defined, so terminally ill residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities can receive hospice care without having to consider moving.Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurance plans provide coverage for hospice services. The Medicare Hospice Benefit is an all-inclusive benefit and includes coverage for physician services, nursing care, home medical equipment and medical supplies, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications related to the patient's terminal illness, counseling, spiritual support and bereavement support for the patients' loved ones. Patients and their families receive all benefits without any additional co-pays or ancillary payments.Editor's Note: This article was submitted by Robin Marshall, General Manager of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of New Jersey North. For more information about hospice, visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, www.nhpco.org, or call VITAS at 973-994-4738.Read More
Understanding Transfer Trauma Moving to a new place is usually filled with a mix of excitement, apprehension and stress. But for those living with Alzheimers disease or dementia, a transition to a new community can trigger a huge range of reactions. What is transfer trauma? Those facing Alzheimers or dementia who are in the early stages of the disease may encounter this type of trauma especially if they are leaving a familiar home and moving to a new community. Symptoms may be mild or severe and can include sadness, anger, anxiety and depression. There can be more confusion than normal, sleeplessness, poor appetite and even nausea. Family and friends may see the transfer trauma last for a few days or several weeks. How to Plan the Move You can help mitigate transfer trauma by working with the persons family members, caregivers and healthcare team. Finding the right community for the person and making sure they have the appropriate level of care should also be considered. Using a professional move management company that specializes in senior moving services can also help. The team at WayForth understands the emotional and physical challenges of a move like this and can help with several services such as downsizing, packing and unpacking, and space planning to lessen the stress on the person moving as well as their family. Making a Loved One Feel Comfortable Encouraging them to do familiar chores such as making coffee or watching a movie in their new space can help them feel at home. Joining an Alzheimers support group where you can talk with other families who are experiencing similar things that you are going through can help. WayForth is a certified senior move management company here to make your transition stress and hassle-free. Our moving professionals handle everything from downsizing, packing and unpacking, to storage. Contact us today at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to learn more!Read More
As a leading provider of pilonidal treatments, the Pilonidal Treatment Center of New Jersey (PTCNJ) is a unique medical practice with pilonidal surgeons solely focused on the treatment and cure of pilonidal disease. Our pilonidal treatments include antibiotic management, emergency surgical drainage, surgical removal, laser ablation, and more. PTCNJ is the only center in the state dedicated to the treatment and cure of pilonidal disease. We treat our patients with an emphasis on compassion, competence, and professionalism. Contact us today to find out what a pilonidal cyst doctor can do for you.Our pilonidal surgeons are specialized in pilonidal cyst surgery, simple pilonidal cystectomy, antibiotic management for pilonidal disease, emergency surgical drainage and pit picking. Visit our website to learn more about pilonidal diseases, symptoms and treatments.More information!Business email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone number: (862) 267-0388Hours operation:Monday-Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM ; Thursday - Friday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PMSocial media:Facebook | BlogRead More