Archive for January, 2014

Home Care News by Angels: read the latest issue today!

January 31st, 2014 No Comments

February Issue of “Home Care News by Angels”

February is one month closer to springtime! From our offices in New Jersey, we’re definitely looking forward to warmer weather ahead. But that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the winter month of February. With Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day to look forward to, it’s going to be a good month! In our latest issue of “Home Care News by Angels,” we’re focusing on elder care issues and other interesting tidbits:

Don’t miss our February issue…or any issue!

Tired of your older parent being tired? Try these 12 tips to help them sleep better…

January 29th, 2014 No Comments

Sleeping Problems in Elders

We all get tired from time to time. In older people, however, sleeplessness may become a chronic issue. Their sleep patterns are all over the place, it seems. If this is what you’re experiencing in your elder care journey with your parents, check out these 12 sleep tips that may have them sleeping more soundly.

Older couple unaware of the dangerous bear on the porch…

January 24th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels - In The NewsCouple unaware of bear on porch

Did you see the video of the older couple who walked out their front door, completely missing the bear standing just feet from them? A security camera shows what happened. Thankfully, the couple is unharmed and all is well.

We might think, how could anyone miss such a seemingly obvious visitor? One explanation may be age-related. In general, as we age our reaction time decreases. This can affect our senses including sight, sound, smell, and touch. Decrease in peripheral vision might be a factor as our field of vision narrows as we age. Certain medications or health conditions may also slow reaction time.

Check out the news story here:

Snowy, cold weather in New Jersey–remember your older neighbors

January 22nd, 2014 No Comments

Older People May Need Extra Help After the Snow

We’ve just experienced a big snow event here at our senior home care offices in Marlton and Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Many of us throughout the entire country are in a similar situation. With snow and dangerous cold temperatures, it’s good to check on our older friends and neighbors. They may not be able to shovel snow, and walking outside can lead to dangerous falls. Make sure their furnace and other home appliances are working properly. Ask if they a ride to a doctor’s appointment or to the grocery store. Even a friendly visit or phone call from you will help to brighten their day!

Let’s celebrate popcorn! It’s National Popcorn Day!

January 19th, 2014 No Comments

January 19 is National Popcorn Day

Popcorn deserves its own day! It’s a snack food that’s really good for you. Because it’s a whole grain, it’s high in fiber and gives you energy through complex carbohydrates. It’s also low in calories; air-popped popcorn has only around 30 calories per cup. Adding butter will increase the calorie count, so add sparingly! “Unadorned” popcorn’s a guilt-free food to snack between meals—it’s satisfying and won’t spoil your appetite. Pop some for your older loved one today and share a smile!

For lots more on the wonders of popcorn, visit www.Popcorn.org.

 

Caring for the Seniors in Your Life

January 17th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels: Caring for the Seniors in Your Life

Aren’t you glad there are caring people in this world? We are thankful to our professional, licensed home health aides who care for our elder clients so lovingly each day.

“Pour me another drink”? It might speed memory loss if you’re a middle aged man…

January 16th, 2014 No Comments

In the News: Heavy Drinking’s Bad for the Memory in Men

A newly published British study has revealed a significant memory loss in middle-aged men who have more than 2 and a half drinks per day. The study showed that those men who drank heavily every day had about 6 years of decline in memory. That is, a 60-year-old heavy drinker has the memory of a 66-year-old. Moderate drinking–one drink per day for women and up to two for men–did not have the same effect, however. Moderate drinking or abstaining–in men–did not show a noticeable difference.

Read more at http://nbcnews.to/1mc03nB

The latest issue of our Angel Home Care News is ready to read!

January 14th, 2014 No Comments


The latest issue of our Angel Home Care News is ready for reading. Whether you’re working in the home health care field in New Jersey, or are caring for an elder loved one, you’ll want to check it out!

In this issue, you’ll read about:

  • 13 Tips for Communicating with Your Older Parent
  • Gadget Corner: Gleener: The Ultimate Fuzz Remover and Downton Abbey Jigsaw Puzzle
  • 10 Ways to Prevent Bathroom Injuries
  • Angel Recipe: Hearty Lentil Soup
  • Senior Humor: Puzzled

Read the January issue today!

Lawrenceville, NJ office job opening: Care Management Team Associate Visiting Angels Home Care

January 7th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels in Lawrenceville, NJ seeks exceptional Care Management Team Associate

Our home care office in Lawrenceville, New Jersey is bursting with activity! Our growing company is eager to hire a talented professional to be part of our Care Management Team. This position is designed for a person interested in a long-term career with a well-established company that helps its staff to excel and seek continued growth within the company.

Responsibilities:

The CMT Associate’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering and making client and Home Care Aide service calls
  • Scheduling aides for client shifts/assignments
  • Managing aides’ schedules to avoid overtime
  • Documenting information and service calls in HomeTrak System
  • Emailing reports to Care Management Team daily for review of day’s events
  • Greeting and assisting “walk-in” applicants for home health aide positions;
  • Assisting our Recruitment Coordinator with Group Interviews; and the Health Care Aide applicant process
Job Requirements:

  • Excellent English-language and phone etiquette communication skills
  • Ability to handle high volume of calls and frequent interruptions
  • Prior work experience in a fast-paced office setting is a must (preferably in a legal or medical practice)
  • Ability to make decisions, solve problems and communicate clearly
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Organized, detail-oriented & with ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Polite, respectful and with a calm disposition
  • A “Company Person”: Very loyal to our company, our Team, and our policies & procedures
  • Disciplined work ethic; consistently on-time and with few absences
  • Requires minimal supervision
  • M-F 8:50am-5:10pm
Students, or anyone planning to return to school in the future, need not apply. Serious applicants only; no walk-ins.

Please email us your resume along with a cover letter noting your salary requirements to info@njseniorcare.com. Subject field: CMT Associate.

Do not apply to this position using our online application; please send an email. This position is available immediately for the right person.

Vitamin E may help slow decline of dementia

January 2nd, 2014 No Comments

Vitamin E shown to slow dementia’s progression

A study of over 600 veterans has shown that vitamin E may slow the advancement of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The veterans were given high doses of vitamin E, which was shown to delay the decline of daily living skills such as the ability to make meals, get dressed, and have a conversation. The delay was around six months, which could allow the person to continue living independently and with less help of caregivers that much longer. Unfortunately, the study did not show that vitamin E did not slow the brain’s ability to think.

Read more: http://bit.ly/18ZJM1k