Archive for May, 2014

It’s Personal History Month…have your older loved ones documented theirs?

May 21st, 2014 No Comments

Share your life story

Personal History: Activity to Share with Your Older Loved Ones

If you’re seeking an activity to do with an older friend, relative, or other loved one, documenting their personal history is a gift with multiple benefits. Not only will you be getting to know your loved one better, you’ll be helping generations to come get to know them better as well! Read more about Personal History Month and how to get started.

Latest issue of our “Home Care News by Angels” newsletter is ready!

May 15th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels May Newsletter

Visiting Angels’ Newsletter

Don’t miss the May issue of “Home Care News by Angels!”

In this month’s issue, read about: Personal History Month, Burn-Injury Prevention, Senior Humor: The Inheritance, Gadget Corner: Drop Stop and Potato Express, Angel Recipes: Greek Salad, May Community Resource Bulletin: Older Americans Month, and what’s happening at our local New Jersey offices in Marlton and Lawrenceville.

See all our newsletters via our E-Newsletter Page.

 

Are spring allergies getting to you? Here are some tips to help…

May 14th, 2014 1 Comment

Outside our Visiting Angels' office window

 

Many of us in our Visiting Angels office in Lawrenceville, New Jersey have been experiencing spring allergy symptoms this spring. Watery eyes, sneezing, runny noses…all signs of our area’s high pollen counts which trigger allergies. While we’re loving the sunny days of spring with blooming flowers and trees, we’re not loving how it’s messing with our heads! Spring allergies can also present risk for older adults, as well. Allergies can interfere with other medical conditions like COPD and asthma. Seniors taking blood pressure medications should be especially aware of avoiding antihistamines, a common ingredient in allergy medication.

Forsythia at Visiting Angels in Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Tips to help you manage the spring allergy season:

  • Stay inside as much as possible to avoid the the outside pollen, especially during the peak hours of pollen: 5am to 10am
  • Don’t dry your laundry outside; use a dryer instead
  • Wear sunglasses outside to reduce pollen getting in your eyes
  • Don’t roll your windows down when you drive
  • Keep your windows closed in the house
  • Wash your hands after you’ve been outside to stop pollen transfer from your hands to your eyes or nose
  • Turn on your A/C; it has filters which reduce pollen exposure
  • Clean your A/C filters often
  • Run the vacuum at least 2 times per week
  • It may sound extreme, but change your clothes, take a shower, or wash your hair after you’ve been outside to reduce pollen
Flowers at Visiting Angels in New Jersey

Blooming flowers outside Visiting Angels Lawrenceville, NJ

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day from Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care!

May 11th, 2014 No Comments

Happy Mothers Day from Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels wishes
Mothers everywhere
a very happy Mother’s Day!

All the best to you on your special day!

Whether near or far, take time to honor your mother today.

Hamilton, NJ couple pleased with Visiting Angels’ home care. Read their testimonial…

May 8th, 2014 No Comments

 What Our Clients Are Saying in NJ

Hamilton, NJ In-Home Health Care Review

“Thank you for helping us during two decisive (and often difficult) years in our lives! We are taking a big step [by moving away]. A large and loving family overseas wants to put up with us two ‘oldies.’ We feel energized and hopeful and pray we are granted some good times. All the best to you.”
–Mr. & Mrs. R., Hamilton, NJ
We wish this lovely couple all the best in their new venture!

Visiting Angels spreads cheer at Skillman, NJ community during National Nurses Week …

May 7th, 2014 No Comments

Gift basket for a lucky nurse at Stonebridge at Montgomery Retirement Community in Skillman, NJ

Rudy Tervooren, Co-Owner and Managing Director at Visiting Angels, delivered a “Take A Coffee Break!”-themed gift basket to Stonebridge at Montgomery retirement community in the Princeton, New Jersey area today. The basket will be raffled off to a lucky nurse in recognition of National Nurses Week. Stonebridge is one of our loyal referral sources; we are honored to care for their residents and are happy to help celebrate their hard-working nurses!