Archive for February, 2011

Dementia in the News

February 23rd, 2011 No Comments

In The News: 91-Year Old Shoots Caregiver Daughter

The tragic story of a man suffering with dementia who shot his caregiver daughter in the stomach is making news today. Investigators say the WWII veteran got confused and pulled a gun on his daughter as she was helping him use a urinal during the overnight hours. The family did not realize a gun was still in the home; they had not seen it for seven years. The 61-year-old daughter is in the hospital fighting for her life. Visit http://bit.ly/e39Loi for the full story.

 

“I feel confident Dad will be well cared-for while I’m at work”—Two New Testimonials

February 10th, 2011 No Comments

We recently received two terrific testimonials!

“My father has Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. He’s a veteran and was entitled to Veterans Home Care Services, and that’s how we were introduced to Visiting Angels and Kwasi, our aide. Kwasi comes in and always greets Dad with his big smile and a “Hello, Pop.” He treats my dad with warmth and respect and respects our home as well. Shortly after Dad’s services from Visiting Angels started, I began to work per-diem for them as an RN; that is when I got to know Nora and Rudy [Managing Directors and Co-Owners] even better. Their dedication in striving for excellence is remarkable. They only want the cream of the crop to employ as their “angels.” My opinion is they have been successful! As Dad’s needs have increased, so have Kwasi’s hours. I will soon be returning to work full-time and feel confident Dad will be well cared-for while I’m at work. A BIG thank you to Nora and Rudy, Kwasi, and the rest of the Visiting Angels staff, for making this a stress-free transition for Dad and me!”

—Susan Q., Plainsboro, NJ

“Thanks to Visiting Angels for providing my husband Abram with our aide, Courtney. Courtney was extremely helpful, professional and respectful. Our family was grateful for all the loving care he gave us. He even helped fix the shower so it was easier for Abram to use, and prepared delicious meals!”

—Janet H., Princeton, NJ

February is American Heart Month

February 8th, 2011 No Comments

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Click on our American Heart Month page to read more on this important elder care New Jersey topic.