Caring Connection

We’re always looking for more ways to care for you and your family. That is why we have created these valuable articles to help guide you through some of the most common challenges. From the latest information about health care to how to cope with being a caregiver for someone who is far away or with an advanced illness. You will also learn all the ways that we go above and beyond to be able to continue to care every minute, of every day.

What to Say to a Loved One Who is Dying

It can be difficult to know what to say when someone you love is nearing the end of life. Without the words to properly express these complex feelings, many shy away from the [...]

Warning Signs of Dementia

It’s normal to sometimes forget where you put your keys or to have trouble finding just the right word as you age. So how can you tell when you or [...]

Oxygen Therapy & Safety Precautions

Oxygen Therapy & Safety Precautions  Suppose you are taking care of someone with a lung disease such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). In that [...]

Preventing Fire Hazard in the Home

Preventing a Fire Hazard in the Home  If a fire starts in your home, you will most likely have less than two minutes to escape. Early warning from a smoke [...]

Safety in The Home

The home is commonplace to care for a family member or relative. That is why safety is a significant concern. In the following pages, you will find some essential safety [...]

Preventing Falls at Home

Preventing Falls at Home Changes in vision, ability, strength, medication use, and health status can contribute to more falling. Falls are common among older adults and may lead to fractures, [...]

Advance Directives: What They Are and How to Make Them

Health care preferences are deeply personal and often change as you age. While you’re healthy and independent, it’s crucial that you take time to think about your own preferences for [...]

Is Hospice Care Right for Your Loved One With Dementia?

Experiencing a loved one suffering from the cognitive decline associated with dementia is incredibly difficult. However, most people don’t realize that there is an option to ease that suffering for [...]

Does Medicare Cover Hospice Care?

Does Medicare cover hospice care? It seems like a straightforward question. Unfortunately, many family members discover that it’s difficult to find a simple answer when they start researching the Medicare [...]
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What to Say to a Loved One Who is Dying

It can be difficult to know what to say when someone you love is nearing the end of life. Without the words to properly express these complex feelings, many shy away from the [...]

Warning Signs of Dementia

It’s normal to sometimes forget where you put your keys or to have trouble finding just the right word as you age. So how can you tell when you or [...]

Safety in The Home

The home is commonplace to care for a family member or relative. That is why safety is a significant concern. In the following pages, you will find some essential safety [...]

Advance Directives: What They Are and How to Make Them

Health care preferences are deeply personal and often change as you age. While you’re healthy and independent, it’s crucial that you take time to think about your own preferences for [...]

Is Hospice Care Right for Your Loved One With Dementia?

Experiencing a loved one suffering from the cognitive decline associated with dementia is incredibly difficult. However, most people don’t realize that there is an option to ease that suffering for [...]

Does Medicare Cover Hospice Care?

Does Medicare cover hospice care? It seems like a straightforward question. Unfortunately, many family members discover that it’s difficult to find a simple answer when they start researching the Medicare [...]

Simplifying the Difference Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

People from all walks of life deal with illnesses and injuries but getting proper treatment can be financially challenging, particularly  for senior members of our community.  Original Medicare is a [...]

The Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice

“Dignity is very important, especially when you get to a certain age. Every single day I give thanks for my MJHS doctors, nurses and social worker, as well as for [...]

When Your Loved One is Far Away: Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Being a long-distance caregiver is not easy and presents unique challenges.  Although it may at times seem overwhelming or stressful, providing care and support to a family member is one [...]
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Meeting Veterans’ Special Needs at the End of Life

U.S. Armed Forces are trained to be mission-focused, stoic and brave. Military personnel—whether deployed at home or abroad—also have extraordinary stresses, including being in combat theater and away from family, [...]

Donations to MJHS Foundation Support Life-Changing Care

Every moment of every day, the compassionate team at MJHS Health System helps a child, cares for an aging parent, encourages a beloved grandparent, and helps an anxious caregiver cope. [...]

The History of MJHS Health System: The Brooklyn Ladies

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” These famous words uttered by Coretta Scott King are a perfect example of how [...]