Archive for November, 2014

What are your favorite Thanksgiving memories? For seniors, they can be bittersweet…

November 27th, 2014 1 Comment

Making new memories helps seniors beat the blues

We all probably remember going to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Oh, the delicious aroma of pumpkin pie baking and turkey roasting! It was a time to gather with family–ones who lived both near and far. For many seniors, this can be a time of both joy and sadness as they remember “the good old days.” They find joy at seeing their young grandchildren as well as spending time with their adult children…joy of being together as a family again. But also sadness at remembering loved ones who have passed away or who are in facilities or homes far away.

We at Visiting Angels in NJ encourage you to help seniors with their blues by talking about the good times, and involve them in your holiday plans–dinners, parties and such. Help them create fantastic NEW memories that they can hold onto when they feel themselves sinking back into the blues!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Visiting Angels!

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“Visiting Angels’ care is excellent,” says a satisfied client in Trenton, NJ. Read more!

November 25th, 2014 No Comments

Trenton, NJ Home Care Review

What Our Clients Are Saying Visiting Angels Testimonials NJ Senior CareWe’re excited to receive another 5 star home care review from a client in Trenton, New Jersey: “We were initially with a different provider, and I had been dissatisfied with them. So, I did a web search, and Visiting Angels came out pretty highly rated, so I decided to give them a try. I think their care is excellent. Their staff is well-trained and conscientious. I like the fact that they wear a uniform and they definitely know their job. The main office sends people to check on the caregivers. They’re there to see if the caregivers are doing things right and to correct them if they aren’t. They keep in touch with their clients and are accommodating.”

—Robin, Trenton, NJ

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The Angel You Wished For

November 24th, 2014 No Comments

Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Services in New Jersey

New Jersey Alzheimer's and Memory Care ServicesAre you caring for your loved one who suffers with Alzheimer’s Disease—or other memory-related problems—and wish an angel would come in and take away some of the stress of being a full-time caregiver? Visiting Angels is here to do just that. For patient, compassionate, skilled Alzheimer’s and memory care services in New Jersey, call Visiting Angels today at 609-883-8188.  We’re happy to discuss home care options with you.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and one-in-three Americans over the age of 85 suffer from this disease. One-in-nine Americans over the age of 65 is afflicted by Alzheimer’s. If you are unable to care for your loved one 24/7 and notice the following memory-related symptoms beginning to worsen, it may be time for in-home care:

  • Changes in mood and personality
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Problems with speaking or writing
  • Difficulty completing daily tasks
  • Inability to retrace steps and frequently misplacing items

With specific training and gentle compassion, our home-care providers have the skills you require, offering you peace of mind concerning your loved one. Visiting Angels understands that “one size fits all” doesn’t fit at all. We’ll listen as you discuss what you want and need, and together we’ll tailor a care plan to your satisfaction. That plan will be re-evaluated as your family member’s needs change. Providing the appropriate care necessary to ensure your loved one’s in-home comfort and contentment is where Visiting Angels excels.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s brings questions and quandaries. When you require in-home care for your loved one with this disease, call 609-883-8188. Visiting Angels offers trained home care employees to our clients dealing with the issues of living with progressive memory loss. We’re here to help you keep your loved one at home where things are familiar and comfortable, where life is less stressful and normal routines can continue.

Combining care and professionalism, home health aides from Visiting Angels are among the best elder-care providers in New Jersey. When you’re seeking the highest quality of Alzheimer’s care for your loved one, you can count on us. We have the angel you wished for. Call us today.

Lovely note from the daughter of a recent client…

November 17th, 2014 No Comments

 What Our Clients Are Saying in NJ

Lincroft, New Jersey Home Care Testimonial

We received a lovely note from the daughter of a dear live-in client who recently passed away:

“Thank you for all that you did for our mom. Sending Lynette was truly a gift from God. We appreciate you remembering us at this difficult time.” —Rosemarie, Lincroft, NJ

Read more New Jersey home care reviews.

A Life-Saving Story by a Visiting Angel!

November 13th, 2014 No Comments

Angel to the Rescue!

Recently, Doris Joseph, one our beloved home care employees for over 3-yrs, literally saved the life of Mrs. C, a long-term Visiting Angels’ client in Mercer County.

Doris reported this event to our Care Management Team shortly after the emergency occurred.

Doris said she had observed that Mrs. C recently began coughing after every meal. After serving her pork chops and corn on Friday, Doris noticed that Mrs. C once again began to cough.  Doris stood behind Mrs. C and patted her back, which had eased the coughing in the past.

But this time, Mrs. C suddenly stopped coughing and when Doris spun around to look at her, Mrs. C’s face was completely purple and she was not breathing. Doris said Mrs. C. had a look of terror on her face! Doris immediately stood her up and performed the Heimlich maneuver on her. Doris repeated it a second time and then the food finally was dislodged from Mrs. C’s throat and she began breathing normally again. Doris called Mrs. C.’s daughter who came over immediately. After spending some time with her mom, the daughter felt that she was now fine and elected to keep her mom’s upcoming scheduled doctor’s appointment rather than rush her to an ER.

All of us at Visiting Angels commend and thank Doris for her quick reflexes and technical skill in a situation where anything short of immediate action could have cost Mrs. C her life.

Doris is our latest “Life-Saving Angel”!!!

Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day

November 11th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels salutes all veterans for their service and sacrifices

We are pleased to honor veterans every day through our Veterans Program. We provide qualifying veterans and their widowed spouses with NJ home care at no out-of-pocket cost—well before they are awarded their veterans’ home care benefit from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Our home care program for veterans is offered to clients in our New Jersey elder care service area, including these cities in Burlington county: Beverly, Browns Mill, Bordentown, Burlington, Columbus, Cookstown, Delanco, Hainesport, Jobstown, Lumberton, Marlton, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Pemberton, Riverside, Riverton, Shamong, Willingboro, Wrightstown and surrounding areas. Our home care service area in Mercer county includes Allentown, Ewing, Hamilton, Hamilton Suare, Hopewell, Lambertville, Lawrenceville, Pennington, Princeton, Princeton Junction, Robbinsville, Skillman, Titusville, Trenton, and surrounding areas.

Our November Home Care News By Angels is ready!

November 6th, 2014 No Comments

Home Care News by Angels

Our November issue is ready for you to read. In this month’s issue:

Honoring Our Veterans; Gadget Corner: Lively Activity Sensor and OXO Simply Tear Paper Towel Holder; Alzheimer’s Awareness Month; Client Testimonial; Angel Recipes: Spinach Ball Appetizer; Senior Humor: A New Wine Variety

Check out all of our New Jersey home care newsletters on our Newsletter page.

Visiting Angels Office Puppy Max Enjoying Autumn!

November 6th, 2014 No Comments

Max enjoying autumn

Visiting Angels office puppy, Max, is enjoying the autumn weather in New Jersey! He loves exploring and jumping through the leaf-covered ground on crisp, sunny days. Our senior home care office staff and home health aides are always amused by his antics.