Archive for December, 2014

Ewing, NJ client gives 5-star review for Visiting Angels! Read more…

December 31st, 2014 No Comments

What are our clients are saying in NJWe recently received a five star home care review from the daughter of a client in Ewing, New Jersey:

“I did a Google search and found Visiting Angels; I was also familiar with them initially. Rudy [Co-owner and Managing Director] came out to visit and did a very nice interview with my mom. The service was good, and the caregiver—she’s very sweet and upbeat—did well considering how tough my mom is! I was very happy with Visiting Angels.”—Patricia, Ewing, NJ

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Visiting Angels!

December 25th, 2014 No Comments

Christmas Greetings from Visiting Angels NJ Senior Home Care

Wishing you and your family
peace and happiness during the holidays
and throughout the New Year!

From All of Us At
Visiting Angels
Serving All of Mercer & Burlington Counties in New Jersey

How to help seniors enjoy the holiday season: read these 6 great tips…

December 24th, 2014 No Comments

6 Great Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

Older adults have special challenges during the holiday season–the holidays can be an emotional drain as well as a physical drain. Depression, confusion, and stress can come calling. Below are some tips on how to help seniors through this potentially tough time.

  • Reminisce: Get out the photo album, listen to old records, watch family movies, tell some stories of holidays past. Sharing memories can be powerful for the aging adult.
  • Plan for Alone Time: Set aside a room or area in which the senior can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the family.
  • Include the Elder: Try to include the senior in as many family activities as they can handle, such as setting out flatware, folding napkins, and other helpful tasks. This will give them a sense of purpose.
  • Connect: Since loneliness can cause depression, it’s very important for seniors to connect with others during the holiday season. Go out of your way to visit and talk with older people in your life.
  • Get Some Sun: To avoid seasonal affective disorder (SAD), increase seniors’ exposure to outside light.
  • Make New Memories: Older adults love having something to look forward to, so plan to make some new memories with them.

For more holiday tips, visit our resource page on Stress-Free Holidays.

New Jersey Angels can help local seniors overcome seasonal sadness

December 18th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels helps fight holiday blues in seniors

While we all like to think of the holidays as portrayed in a happy Norman Rockwell painting, reality is much different for most of us, especially older seniors. As years pass, many seniors have experienced losses. Perhaps they have had a spouse or friends who have passed away, or perhaps their extended families are many miles away. They may not have the physical strength to decorate, shop, or prepare meals they way they once had. These losses can all lead to the holiday blues, even depression.

This holiday season, why not get your older loved one the gift of a Visiting Angel? Our NJ-licensed, certified home health aides can assist them in various ways to help them overcome the holiday blues:

  • Decorate the home
  • Shop and wrap gifts
  • Bake cookies
  • Encourage them to exercise
  • Engage their mind through conversation
  • Take them to visit friends
  • Visit local holiday festivities with them
  • Help them with holiday correspondence
  • Clean their home before holiday visitors arrive

Give Visiting Angels a call today at 609-883-8188. We service clients throughout Mercer and Burlington Counties in New Jersey, including Beverly, Bordentown, Delanco, Palmyra, Shamong, Allentown, Pennington, Robbinsville, Princeton, and surrounding areas.

When You Need a Miracle, We’ll Send You An Angel

December 17th, 2014 No Comments

New Jersey Senior Care - Happy HolidaysHoliday Home Care Angels in New Jersey

The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit relatives, travel, eat great food, and give wonderful gifts to the ones you love. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of busy schedules, crowds and a break from the regular routine. If you need help with the daily care of a loved one, call Visiting Angels for in-home personal care in New Jersey. When your schedule goes crazy, and you need a miracle, we can offer respite and peace of mind. Give yourself, and your loved one, the gift of a Visiting Angel this holiday season.

The interruption in a daily schedule can be upsetting to our elder loved ones who depend on the benefits of a routine. Routine is comforting to those who struggle with memory loss, and to others who just like things to stay the same. Visiting Angels’ in-home care providers support routine. Doing specific tasks on the same day of each week allows for a sense of continuity in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season.

Is Monday his laundry day? Do you always do their shopping on Friday? Is Thursday her hair appointment? Do you just not have time to fit these in your tight schedule this time of year? Do you need a miracle? Call Visiting Angels. We’ve got you covered, and we’ll extend the comfort and care to your loved one’s daily routines: Meals at the same time and on time, maintaining their medication schedule, talking or taking a walk after lunch and bedtime at the exact time as yesterday and the days before. Assistance is available every day, night and day.

You want your aging loved ones to stay in their home as long as possible, and the stability of anticipating the expected is a source of security for them. Surprises aren’t always appreciated, and change can be met with anxious feelings. The services of Visiting Angels are designed to support seniors in their daily activities and routines, and to eliminate stress – for them and you.  We understand the uniqueness of each individual and the importance of routine with flexibility and comfort without constriction. We’re here to meet your needs and the needs of your loved ones with skill and compassion.

For elder and senior care in New Jersey during the holiday season and year round, call Visiting Angels at 609-883-8188. When you need a miracle, we’ll send you an angel.

Home Care News by Angels ready to read…

December 9th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels NJ home care newsletter

Home Care News by Angels

Don’t miss the December issue of Home Care News by Angels! In this month’s issue, you’ll find:

Boomerang Giving

Stress-Free Holiday Tips

Senior Humor: Shoplifting

Client Testimonial

Lifesaving Angel

Angel Recipe: Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Read our December issue today!

 

“I never had any complaints…” says one of our clients. Read more…

December 8th, 2014 No Comments

What Our Clients Are Saying Testimonials Visiting Angels NJNew Jersey Home Care Review

Sometimes you may just need a little temporary assistance. Visiting Angels helped this client when most needed: “I was hospitalized and needed a home care service. I liked what I saw on Visiting Angels’ brochure and contacted them. One of the co-owners came to see me [for a consultation]. The management was prompt and responsive. The people that they sent were very good. I never had any complaints about anyone.”

—A Caring.com reviewer

Read more testimonials on our Testimonial Page.

Birthday Wishes to Kiriani!

December 4th, 2014 No Comments

Happy Birthday to Kiriani!

Kiriani, our Care Management Team Associate, recently celebrated a birthday. Best wishes from all of us at Visiting Angels!

“I was very satisfied with my care with Visiting Angels,” says a home care client in Hamilton, NJ

December 1st, 2014 No Comments

What are our clients are saying in NJHamilton, NJ Home Care Review

Read a home care review from a client in Hamilton, New Jersey: “My caregiver was very helpful. She provided whatever it is that I needed and whenever I needed it. She was very kind and nice to me. I was very satisfied with my care with Visiting Angels.” —Florence, Hamilton, NJ

Read other home care reviews from clients in Hamilton, New Jersey