Archive for March, 2011

Compiling Your Personal Medical History

March 30th, 2011 No Comments

There are several viable reasons for compiling your medical records and having them on hand–for both yourself as well as your elder loved ones. Visiting Angels’ co-founder Jeffrey Johnson writes about the challenges–and necessity–of compiling your personal medical history. In the article, he provides tips and links on gathering these important records. Read it here: http://bit.ly/QmFYK1.

“She was very happy and comfortable”—A New Testimonial

March 24th, 2011 No Comments

We are honored to have received a recent testimonial from a client’s granddaughter:

“To everyone at Visiting Angels, thank you for what you did for my grandma. She was very happy and comfortable with Mil [her aide]. Please thank her for her care and compassion.” — J. Pursell, Hamilton, NJ


See our other client reviews on our Testimonial page.

What Exactly Does A Home Care Aide Do?

March 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Studies show that people live longer and lead happier lives when they can stay in their own home as they age. You’ve heard of home care and believe it may be an option for you or your loved one(s), but what exactly does a home care aide do? This video from HealthCareerWeb shows an aide in action! While she’s not a “Visiting Angel,” the tasks the aide performs are typical of what you may expect when one of our Angels is in your home.

Our professionally-trained aides are certified and licensed in the state of New Jersey and have undergone vigorous background checks. They perform the following tasks…and much more!

  • Safety Supervision (assist with walking, getting in or out of bed, etc.)
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
  • Veterans Care
  • Hygiene and Grooming Assistance
  • Meal Preparation & Serving
  • Housekeeping
  • Errands & Shopping
  • Pet Care Assistance
  • Caring Companionship
  • Respite Care for Families

Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/HealthCareerWeb

The importance of eating better as we age

March 16th, 2011 No Comments

All month long we’re bringing National Nutrition Month to the foreground. Jeffrey Johnson, co-founder of Visiting Angels, has written a timely article about the importance of eating right as we age. Go to http://bit.ly/WDXRs4 to read how our metabolism starts to slow, how our digestive system, appetite, and emotional health starts to change. He also offers dietary guidelines and tips to get the most out of the food we eat.

 

Nutrition for Seniors: Informational Videos

March 9th, 2011 No Comments

This month we’re spreading the word about National Nutrition Month!

Nutrition is important for everyone, but seniors have special nutritional needs in order to stay energetic, strong, and sharp. We’ve found these terrific educational videos on the Johnson & Johnson Health Channel on YouTube featuring dietitian Elisa Zeid, MS, RD. Check them out!


Source: Johnson & Johnson YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/JNJhealth.

March is National Nutrition Month: Special Needs for Seniors

March 2nd, 2011 No Comments

March is National Nutrition Month. Click our Community Resource Bulletin page to read more on this important topic.