Archive for January, 2015

Friday Funny: Hearing Clearly

January 30th, 2015 No Comments

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Friday’s Funny from Visiting Angels

Happy Friday! Whether you’re young or old, laughter is one of the best things in life. Take a minute to share some good humor with someone you love.

Marlton, NJ Home Care Family’s Praise of Visiting Angels!

January 22nd, 2015 No Comments

Marlton, NJ Senior Home Care Testimonial

Here at our New Jersey Visiting Angels’ office, we smile and grin when we receive words like these from clients and their families!

Read this from a client’s daughter in Marlton, NJ: “I just wanted…to let you to know how much I enjoy reading the Visiting Angels newsletter and also how good (and easy) some of the recipes are. 🙂 Additionally, so that I do not neglect to take the time to mention it, [our home health aide] Mary Hurley has been a wonderful help to not just my mother but also our entire family. She always handles anything we, or my mother asks for, with ease. The extra few hours every other Sunday are also a great source of companionship for mom. So, many thanks to Visiting Angels and a special thank you to Mary for her wonderful care of our mother. Thank you all again for your invaluable help!” —Laura B, Marlton, NJ

Read more on our Testimonial Page.

CHHA jobs in New Jersey…apply at Visiting Angels

January 21st, 2015 No Comments

New Jersey Home Health Aides: Apply Today!

Are you a compassionate, hard-working, enthusiastic person who enjoys working with older people? Are you certified as a CHHA or CNA in the state of New Jersey? If you answered yes, we’d like to meet you! Apply today at www.NJSeniorCare.com/jobs.

Pennington, NJ home care client review for Visiting Angels: 5 Stars!

January 20th, 2015 No Comments

5 Star Home Care by Visiting Angels

Another 5-Star Review from a Pennington, NJ Home Care Client

We are so pleased to have received another 5-star review on Caring.com from the daughter of one of our clients…

“[Visiting Angels’] care is fabulous! They’re very professional and courteous. We are so pleased with our caregiver; I can’t say enough good things about her. She takes good care of my father, she’s very caring and nurturing, and she lets him do anything he wants to do yet always keeps an eye on him to make sure he’s safe. Rudy–the owner–knows his company. He has no issues in providing care, scheduling, and billing. I have no problems with them.”

–Patti, Pennington, NJ

Your Angel is Waiting in the Wings

January 15th, 2015 No Comments

In-Home Health Care in New Jersey18 Questions to Ask a Home Care Provider Before Starting Service

You have a huge decision to make and it weighs heavy on you.  Your loved one needs in-home care. Where to start? What criteria do you use to make this important choice?  Someone will be coming daily into the home, taking intimate care of the one who intimately cared for you. Where do you start?

This list of questions will help you in your search for the right in-home care company.  Ask these questions to aid in your knowledge of providers, their services and their reputation. The solution is out there. You’ll find your angel waiting in the wings.

    • How long has the company been serving in the community?
    • Does the company supply you with literature that explains the services?
    • What are the procedures for employee screening?
    • How are the home care employees trained?
    • Are the patient’s home care needs evaluated by nursing staff?
    • Does the provider involve the patient and family members when setting up a care plan, and when the care plan needs adapting?
    • Will you receive a written care plan? Will it be updated with changes when they are implemented?
    • Does a supervisor maintain oversight regarding the quality of care your family member receives?
    • Who is available for the client or family members to call when questions or complaints regarding in-home care arise?
    •  What protocol is followed to resolve any care issues?
    •  Does the company work directly with the family in these cases?
    •  How are financial procedures for expenses and billing handled?
    •  How are emergencies handled?
    •  Are home care employees available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays?
    •  Are the home care aides friendly with positive attitudes?
    •  Is your loved one comfortable with the home care employee?
    •  May services be added as required?
    •  What are the confidentiality parameters for this company?

These questions are not intrusive. You have a right to know the answers to these and any other questions you want to ask. And ask for references of professionals who are familiar with the company’s services. The answers to these questions and reference responses will give you peace of mind concerning the level of professionalism and care your loved one will receive.

At Visiting Angels, professional, excellent in-home care is our passion. We shape a care plan specifically for your loved one. Our highly-trained and state-certified home care employees allow your family members to enjoy the peace and security of staying at home where they are happiest and most comfortable. For help with daily duties, when recuperating after time in the hospital or other healthcare facility or for long-term, in-home care, Visiting Angels has the trained, compassionate staff to meet and surpass your requirements. Call Visiting Angels in New Jersey at 609-883-8188, or contact us on the contact form to the right. There truly are angels out there, and we’ll bring one right to your home. Call us today for a consultation.

The Latest Visiting Angels Home Care Newsletter: Hot Off the Press!

January 13th, 2015 No Comments

Home Care News by Angels

In the January issue of Home Care News by Angels:

10 Winter Driving Tips for Seniors; Gadget Corner: Delk FrostGuard Windshield Screen and OXO Good Grips POP Containers; 10 Ways to Prevent Bathroom Injuries; Senior Humor: Now Hearing Better; Client Testimonial; Angel Recipes: Pepper Pork Tenderloin Stew; Life-saving Angel Story: Edwin & Mr. H.

Read the January issue today!

Visiting Angels’ Home Care Employee Helps Save Beverly, NJ Client from Choking

January 8th, 2015 No Comments

 

Beverly, NJ’s Life-Saving Home Care Angel, Edwin

We’re so grateful for our home care employees. Their diligence and care for our clients has been exceptional, day-in and day-out. This story is just another example of how truly exceptional they are. A client’s daughter called recently to report that Edwin Zobon, one of our Angels for over 2 years, had just saved her father’s life, Mr. H from Burlington County. She said that her father was choking from a hot dog lodged in his throat when Edwin took action and helped dislodge the hot dog. She said it was such an intense few minutes with the situation. Edwin was a tremendous help to her father, and is so happy that Visiting Angels has such well trained staff caring for its clients. Mr. H’s daughter wanted Edwin to get his credit he deserves; she doesn’t know what she would do without him (and neither do we at Visiting Angels)! Thank you, Edwin!

Allentown, NJ senior home care review “My wife was given every care that could be expected…”

January 7th, 2015 No Comments

Allentown, NJ in-home care review: a husband’s praise of his wife’s care:

“Since today is the last day of our afternoon visit from our Visiting Angel, Asia, I would be remiss if I failed to write and let you know of how pleased my wife and I are with the services provided by Asia. She showed up right on time every day, and all of the general housekeeping tasks were done without encouragement on our part. My wife was given every care that could be expected and I would recommend, without question, Asia and Visiting Angels for non-medical care services.” –Jack H, Allentown, NJ

Happy New Year from Visiting Angels, serving Mercer & Burlington Counties in NJ!

January 1st, 2015 No Comments

New Year Wishes from Visiting Angels in Central New Jersey!

Happy New Year from Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care

May your world be filled with joy,
health and good cheer…
Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

From Everyone at Visiting Angels
Serving all of Mercer & Burlington Counties