Archive for March, 2014

Getting ready to help your older parents downsize? You’ll want to contact a Senior Move Manager first!

March 27th, 2014 No Comments

Senior Move Managers Help With Moving ListsSenior Move Managers

A Senior Move Manager can be your best friend if you’re facing the daunting task of moving your older parents, helping them remodel their current home in order to age in place, or are preparing to sell/sort your loved one’s home and possessions after they have passed away. What are Senior Move Managers? They’re more than just movers. They help ease older adults and their families’ stress when dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of moving or creating a plan to age in place.

Read more about Senior Move Managers.

 

 

Spring Greetings from Visiting Angels in New Jersey!

March 20th, 2014 No Comments

Springtime arrives at our New Jersey Home Health Care Offices!

Our New Jersey winter has been brutal in the Lawrenceville and Marlton areas where our offices are located. But we are rejoicing—as is much of the rest of the country—that this is the first day of SPRING! We’re looking forward to flowers, sunshine, and warmer weather that comes with spring.

Do you know an older friend, neighbor, or loved one who has been essentially home-bound all winter? Take advantage of the warmer spring days to accompany them to a park, a stroll in the neighborhood, a farmers market, to an outdoor shopping center, or to another place they’ve been wanting to visit? Enjoy!

Now Hiring: Live-In CHHAs/CNAs in Mercer & Burlington Counties in NJ

March 19th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels accepting applications for CHHA/CNA in Mercer & Burlington Counties

If you’re an experienced New Jersey licensed CHHA-CNA who strives for excellence in all you do, we invite you to complete our online Employment Application. We’re an established, continually-growing company and have many assignments for our top-notch employees. We have high standards with our home care employees, so only apply if you’re willing to work hard, have a positive attitude, and have compassion and respect for older people. We frequently have openings for live-in clients as well as hourly shifts with 4-hour minimums. Apply online today!

Food rich in color is good for the heart…

March 18th, 2014 No Comments

If you’re a senior adult who enjoys eating cherries, plums, strawberries, and blueberries, you are on your way to a healthier heart! For NJ elder care‘s information: A study has shown that older adults who eat these foods are not as likely to die of stroke or heart disease. These foods are rich in flavonoids, which help protect cells in the body. Keeping cells from damage may help ward off cancer and other maladies. Flavonoids are also found in dark chocolate, tea, spinach, red wine, oranges, apples, nuts, as well as soy products.

To read the full AARP story, go to http://bit.ly/1dmB4qS. March is National Nutrition Month.

Check out these 15 tips before your older loved one goes to the doctor…

March 13th, 2014 No Comments

Questions to Ask and Tips to Know When Seeing a Doctor

These tips and questions are good to have in your or your parent’s back pocket when visiting the doctor. Because visiting a healthcare professional can be stressful, we sometimes forget to ask follow-up questions. It’s hard to remember everything the doctor has said, too. So before heading to the doctor, take heed of these 15 tips.

Which cities in Mercer & Burlington Counties NJ have senior-friendly qualities?

March 12th, 2014 No Comments

Good Cities in Mercer & Burlington Counties NJ for Retirees

What makes a city qualify as senior-friendly? Access to mass transit, many businesses and services in a small area, mixed-use downtown area, and a network of walkable streets. In Mercer County, Princeton Borough, Trenton, Lambertville, Pennington, and Hopewell Borough all qualify. In Central Burlington County, Palmyra and Riverton are choice cities for older people.

To see a map of all areas in New Jersey and to read more, go to http://bit.ly/1i7ndZG.

Take a look at Visiting Angels’ Senior Home Health Care TV commericals!

March 6th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels’ TV commericals

You may have seen us occasionally on TV, but have you seen ALL our TV spots? If not, check out our TV commercials page. You’ll see seniors with various elder care needs portrayed. In all cases, “there’s an angel for that!” Visit our Visiting Angels TV commercials page now and see how our provide assisted living services in your own home!

Check out our March issue of “Home Care News by Angels”!

March 5th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels Home Care News March Issue

The latest issue of Home Care News by Angels is ready! Whether you are looking for home health care in Mercer or Burlington Counties in New Jersey or not, you’ll find interesting information in this month’s issue:

  • 15 Tips for When Your Older Parent Goes to the Doctor
  • 4 Tips for Overcoming Caregiver Stress
  • Gadget Corner: Carton Holder and Seat Belt Reach Handle
  • Senior Humor: A Fruity Story; Angel Recipes: Broiled Chicken in Herb Sauce
  • New Care Management Team Member: Denise M.

Seniors, make March the month to start eating right!

March 4th, 2014 No Comments

March is National Nutrition Month

Who doesn’t want to live longer, become stronger, and feel better? With healthy eating, it’s possible! This month, Visiting Angels is recognizing National Nutrition Month. Older people will especially benefit from eating well. For 5 nutrition tips for seniors and much more, read our Nutrition page.

Thirsty or not, older people need to stay hydrated…

March 3rd, 2014 1 Comment

The Importance of Seniors Staying Hydrated

March is National Nutrition Month. Good nutrition and staying hydrated go hand-in-hand. Is your senior loved one getting enough fluids? Dehydration may be a significant problem with seniors, especially in the winter months, when they don’t “feel” thirsty. Health problems such as eczema, fatigue, depression, fatigue, headaches, and more can occur when one is dehydrated. The general rule of thumb is that each person should drink at least 8 glasses of fluids each day. Drink up!

Read more about dehydration in seniors during winter.