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1114 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066




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Many families have older relatives living in their homes. This multi-generational experience is different for every family, but it requires involvement. As kids now do schoolwork from home and parents continue their 9-5 jobs online, older relatives are also practicing social distancing. How do you consider them during this time? The Clark Podiatry Center has some practical ways to keep everyone involved.

Invite a new workout buddy

While a senior may move differently, physical activity is a benefit for everyone. Since you’ve moved your gym routine to your home, invite another person to tag along. Be open to modifying exercises or taking it slower than your usual pace. The invitation will be welcoming — even if they choose to simply cheer you on.

Respect their space

With the whole family home all at once, this may be overwhelming. Set boundaries and schedules to allow for all family members to have time to be alone or join the family for group activities like meals. For older relatives, this may mean being sensitive to their eating schedule or when they need additional rest. Be considerate of loud noises.

Stay on schedule

After many days at home, one day can feel like the next. If you’ve established schedules with older relatives, keep them. Check their feet often, provide meals on time, and find a safe, creative way for exercise. Also, pay attention to any changes in their feet or indicators of discomfort. If your loved ones have diabetes, encourage regular glucose checks and healthy eating. Continue to provide support.

If you have any questions or urgent concerns, make an appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. To practice social distancing, we ask that appointments only be made for emergencies such as infections or injuries and for high-risk patients. This includes people with diabetes and severe circulatory issues. Our office is located in Clark, New Jersey; call us at (732) 382-3470. For concerns about your children, The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

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1114 Raritan Road
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Podiatrist - Clark, Dr. Brandon Macy, 1114 Raritan Road, Clark NJ, 07066 732-382-3470