Archive for January, 2012

Easy, inexpensive ways to stay at home as you get older (ways to age-in-place)…

January 31st, 2012 No Comments

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities aren’t the only destinations for people as they age. Studies have shown that most elders want to stay at home where they are most comfortable. Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care is committed to helping older adults remain at home.

Easy, affordable things seniors can do to age-in-place:

  • Look into community services such as Meals on Wheels. For a low or no-cost, meals can be delivered each day (check our list of local NJ Senior Care Resources in Burlington and Mercer Counties, NJ)
  • Modify your home by:
    • Removing throw rugs to prevent falls
    • Increase lighting in the home, as visibility decreases with age
    • Replace glass doors on the shower or tub with a shower curtain
    • Install assist-rails on the toilet

To read a recent article about this subject, visit The Shreveport Times at http://bit.ly/w5m8Vm.

Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care Announces its 2011 “Angel Recognition Award” Recipients

January 24th, 2012 No Comments

Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care stresses the values of compassion, reliability, communication, and excellence in everything we do. Throughout the year we strive to ensure that our CNA/CHHA “Angels” make our mission of “exceeding our clients’ expectations everyday” a reality. It is through the work of our highly dedicated and devoted employees that Visiting Angels is able to provide such excellent care to our clients—and keep Visiting Angels a shining star in the home care industry.

As we reflect on the year 2011 that has passed, we have honored 15 extraordinary CNA/CHHA “Angels” for their dedication, service and loyalty. Only aides who worked the full calendar year (January 1–December 31, 2011 or before), were considered. We chose aides whose clients have given us positive feedback, who are hard-working, are consistently on time, follow our strict Visiting Angels policies, and are positive and very compassionate members of our Visiting Angels family.

Join us in congratulating these very special “Angels”!

Gloria Aduku • Kwasi Bonsu • Leslie Bruzzone

Ophelia Cohen • Joana Ama Dapaa • Moniqueca Foster

Margareth Joseph • Dori Kelly • Mada Laurent • Josenie Malivert

Muniratu McDonald • Lilia Mejia • Archsheena Smith • Eileen Smith • Seyonna Sykes

What’s the difference between hiring an aide with an agency vs. hiring an independent aide?

January 19th, 2012 No Comments

You’re looking for senior home care NJ for yourself or your aging loved ones and are wondering why you should go through a professional home care agency instead of going through a registry or hiring an independent caregiver. Hiring an agency such as Visiting Angels will set your mind at ease…we do the background checks, pay for the aide’s insurance, taxes, and other costs involved when hiring employees. There are other benefits, too, like getting someone to fill in if a worker goes on vacation or calls in sick. Read the top 10 reasons for hiring a home care agency.

Check out some cool gadgets that help seniors (and the rest of us, too!)…

January 18th, 2012 No Comments

Want to make your life–and the older adults in your life–easier, more comfortable, and/or more fun? Check out our collection of gadgets, gizmos, and other cool stuff! You’ll see unique kitchen tools, cell phone contraptions, garden gizmos, tracking devices, and more. Visit our NJ Senior Care Resource Page by clicking here.

We received another excellent Senior Home Care review! Check it out…

January 12th, 2012 No Comments

“While [my grandmother’s] quality of life is certainly improved, ours is as well.”

We received another fantastic senior care testimonial from Paul R. of Weehawken, NJ. He writes, “Incredibly kind and professional! We have had an ‘Angel’ taking care of my grandmother for over a year now. Although she is in excellent mental condition, my grandmother needs some extra help and can’t be left alone for long periods of time. Visiting Angels provides an incredible peace of mind for all of us in the family. Of course we all still visit her frequently, but we simply would not be able to work, travel, or sleep soundly if this angel was not with her every day. While her quality of life is certainly improved, ours is as well.”

 

Seniors, need some extra help? Let us be your “personal assistant”!

January 11th, 2012 No Comments

Visiting Angels NJ, senior home care professionals, provides the older population assistance with Activities of Daily Living–assisting with personal hygiene and grooming, helping with dressing/undressing, feeding, transferring, toileting, and helping them walk without a cane or walker. Many of the seniors who need these home care NJ services cannot function by themselves.

Did you realize, however, that in-home care doesn’t just help elders who are ill or otherwise unable to help themselves? We also consider our aides “personal assistants” to the aging population.

Improving the quality of life for seniors is what we’re all about. Whether it’s changing a light bulb, vacuuming the floor, dusting those nick-knacks, preparing meals, taking out the garbage, changing the bed linens, running errands, or walking the dog–we’re here to help. Contact us today!

2011 “Angel Recognition Awards” to be announced soon…

January 10th, 2012 No Comments

At Visiting Angels NJ, we think we have some of the best certified home health aides/certified nurse’s aides in New Jersey! We are preparing to announce our top senior care aides of 2011 with our “Angel Recognition Awards.” We will keep you posted!

What age do you consider to be “old”?

January 6th, 2012 No Comments

A new telephone survey commissioned by a senior home care company asked people at what age they considered a person to be “old.” The results varied according to the age of the person questioned:

  • Millennials (those born in the 1980s and 1990s) say 62
  • Generation X (those born between 1964 and 1970) think 71 years
  • Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) believe 77 is the beginning of old age
  • The Greatest Generation (those who lived through the Great Depression and WWII): 81 hits the old age mark

Regardless of which “old” you are–Visiting Angels NJ can be there for you with excellent Home Care NJ when needed!

Read more at http://yhoo.it/usifVi.

 

New “Angel Home Care News” issue is now available! Check it out…

January 5th, 2012 No Comments

Visiting Angels NJ‘s “Angel Home Care News” e-newsletter is filled with lots of great information pertaining to seniors!

Inside:

  • Cold weather driving safety tips as well as how seniors can stay safe in cold weather
  • Cool gadgets (you just have to see the walker glides that look like sneakers!)
  • Warm up with a healthy beef barley soup recipe
  • Have a laugh with our Senior Humor
  • How to live longer and love every minute!

Read the full issue. Visit our blog often for more informational posts about NJ elder care…and more!

It was a busy December for NJ Senior Care!

January 4th, 2012 No Comments


The holidays and vacation schedules didn’t slow down our home care NJ offices in Mercer and Burlington Counties, NJ! Rudy Tervooren, Visiting Angels’ Managing Director and Co-owner, was hard at work in the month of December attending numerous initial client meetings and making referral/client visits. While Rudy was bringing in the clients, Nora de Cárdenas, Managing Director and Co-owner (along with Karen Paul, Client Care Associate), was busy matching our professional, caring aides to our new clients, as well as maintaining the schedules and well-being of our existing care recipients.

We are the experts on elder care New Jersey. If you would like to book an eldercare presentation, please call Rudy at 609-883-8188 or email him at rudy@njseniorcare.com.