Archive for October, 2014

Inspirational thought for New Jersey Caregivers of Older Loved Ones

October 30th, 2014 No Comments

Autumn Inspiration for New Jersey Senior Caregivers

Caring for elders is not always easy, especially if they have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It’s especially difficult when they don’t remember your name—even after knowing them for many years. While they may not recognize you, they do still recognize a friendly smile, a gentle touch, and especially the kindness you show them. They’ll appreciate your care and how you make them feel.

 

Healthy at Home – With Help from an Angel

October 28th, 2014 No Comments

Healthy Aging With Visiting Angels in New Jersey

New Jersey Seniors, Stay Healthy At Home!

Did you know that arthritis and joint pain account for two of the top reasons for doctor visits in the United States, and more than one-in-four Americans receive medical attention for a musculoskeletal condition, such as osteoporosis?

Keeping our bones and joints healthy as we age is an important goal.  Staying mobile and active as long as we’re able is our goal, and there are effective strategies to help us with this purpose, no matter our age.

These strategies start with proper nutrition.  Mother was right when she said, “Eat your vegetables.”

  • Fruits and veggies improve bone mass density and increase calcium absorption. These healthy food options also help with keeping weight down and protect against musculoskeletal issues.
  • Adequate protein is needed to maintain muscle and protect joints and bones. Enjoy eggs, salmon, lean meats, beans and legumes.
  • Calcium is one of the most important nutrients for bone health. This helps protect against osteoporosis and supports muscle and nerve health.
  • Vitamin D is a shining star in this line-up.  It helps bones absorb calcium and boosts the immune system.
  • Dietary supplements can serve to improve skeletal health.
  • Drop the carbonated beverages. These contribute to a decrease in bone mineral density and lean muscle mass.

When you want to remain active, but have bone and joint problems that hinder your mobility, Visiting Angels provides the assistance you need. Our NJ-certified home health care employees come to your home with a wide variety of adult, senior and elder personal care services tailored to your needs and requests, so you can lean on Visiting Angels when you need help. We’re there when you need an Angel for the weekend or the holidays, or when you need full-time, in-home support. Schedule an Angel for weekday help with housekeeping, errands or meal preparation.  Visiting Angels will walk with you through the day and watch over you at night. Contact us for yourself or a loved one at 609-883-8188.

October 15 is “Global Handwashing Day”…Lather up and help stop germs from spreading!

October 15th, 2014 1 Comment

Handwashing with soap is an easy way to prevent the spread of disease!

For those of us in NJ elder care, we know how important it is to prevent our older clients and loved ones from contracting a cold, flu, or other disease. One of the best and easiest ways to prevent these illnesses is by washing your hands with soap and water. If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer gel which contains at least 60% alcohol.

When should you wash your hands?

  • Before, during, and after preparing meals
  • Before eating any food
  • Before and after treating a skin cut or wound
  • After using the bathroom
  • After cleaning someone who has had a bowel movement
  • After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose
  • Before and after caring for an ill person
  • After handling trash
  • After touching an animal or animal waste

What’s the correct method to wash your hands?

  • Place hands under clean, running water and use soap
  • Rub into a lather for a full 20 seconds; scrub the backs, between fingers, and under nails
  • Rinse well under running water
  • Dry with air or a clean towel

Don’t miss Visiting Angels at Burlington County Job Fair October 16th!

October 9th, 2014 No Comments

Burlington County, NJ home health aides wanted!

Don’t miss Visiting Angels at the Burlington County One Stop job fair on October 16th! Sharon from Human Resources will be eager to meet with you and discuss job opportunities at Visiting Angels. Please bring a CHHA or CNA license, a positive attitude, and a desire to work with seniors!

Where:

Burlington County New Jersey One-Stop Career Center Job Fair
795 Woodlane Road, Suite 200
Westampton, NJ 08060

When:

Thursday, October 16th
12:00pm to 3pm

Can’t attend that day? Apply for a home health care aide position online by clicking www.njseniorcare.com/jobs.

Over 65? Why the flu is of more concern to you…

October 8th, 2014 No Comments

Learn what to do about the flu and why people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu.

New Jersey Seniors Over 65: Flu Concerns Addressed

Adults 65 and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu. Click the graphic from the CDC to learn what you can do to protect yourself.

Don’t miss the October issue of Home Care News by Angels!

October 7th, 2014 No Comments

New Jersey Home Care News by Visiting Angels

In this month’s issue: 15 Ways for Preparing Your Home for Cold Weather, October: Long Term Care Planning Month, Gadget Corner: Women’s Barefoot Slippers and Breast Cancer Awareness Folding Travel Cane, October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day, Angel Recipes: Orange Pork Chops,  Senior Humor: Pumpkin Jokes, and a Client Testimonial.

Read the October issue today!

 

Visiting Angels’ Puppy Adventures: Today Max got a haircut

October 2nd, 2014 No Comments

Max gets a haircut

Visiting Angels’ Puppy Adventures

Today our cute puppy Max had a haircut. Doesn’t he look cute either way? We think so!