Archive for January, 2011

Alternative medicine is becoming more popular with seniors

January 27th, 2011 No Comments

A study by Ohio State University estimated that 70% of older adults in the U.S. use alternative medicine to treat their health issues. Jeffrey Johnson, co-founder of Visiting Angels home care, has written an article exploring this topic. In it, he discusses sources and treatments of alternative medicine, such as nutritional supplements, acupuncture, and massage therapy. An interesting elder care NJ topic. Go to http://bit.ly/S5D0fj to read the article.

 

“Joy and Laughter”—A New Testimonial

January 19th, 2011 No Comments

We are delighted to have received this recent testimony from a client’s daughter:

“My mother was diagnosed with peripheral artery disease a few years ago. Even the newest medications could not prevent the complications of dementia. Our family was fortunate to have “Visiting Angels” recommended to us. Rhoda D. was chosen by Rudy and Nora [Managing Directors and Co-Owners] to provide 24-hour care for her. Rhoda quickly gained Mom’s confidence and permitted her to help with daily chores. Rhoda also interested her in preparing meals (with assistance), listening and dancing to music, and enjoying life stories which brought my mother joy and laughter. Because of her experience with dementia patients, she was able to help our family with sudden mood changes and suggested methods to calm and reassure her. I believe the choice our our ‘Angel,’ Rhoda, shows the insight Rudy and Nora possess in placing the correct person to care for their clients.” —Gail S., Hamilton, NJ

Use “ICE” In Case of Emergency On Your Cell Phone

January 11th, 2011 No Comments

“ICE” helps emergency responders “In Case of Emergency”

When an emergency happens, emergency responders on the scene have precious few minutes to make decisions. By assigning contacts in your address book with the prefix “ICE,” the emergency personnel would know who to contact.

To learn more, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_case_of_emergency.

 

Emergency Preparedness for NJ Seniors

January 6th, 2011 1 Comment

Click our Emergency Preparedness for Seniors page to start your plan to prepare!