Archive for May, 2015

Are you a compassionate person looking for a meaningful career? Become a certified home health aide!

May 28th, 2015 No Comments

Seniors with home health aideCompassionate Career: Home Health Aide

With the population increasingly becoming older, home health aides are rapidly becoming sought-after. If you’re a person who is compassionate, caring, hard-working and have a heart for older people, consider becoming a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) in New Jersey. Becoming certified isn’t a multi-year process (a minimum of 76 hours to become a CHHA in New Jersey), nor is it very expensive. Most community colleges offer certification programs. With Visiting Angels, you’ll have the opportunity to provide living assistance and companionship for older seniors living in their New Jersey homes. You’ll have a rewarding career with flexibility.

MERCER COUNTY Home Health Aide Training Schools

Berkel Training Institute, Inc. (CHHA & CNA)
320 West State Street
Trenton NJ 08618
Phone: 609-392-1855
www.berkeltraininginstitute.com

Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor NJ 08550
Phone: 609-570-3311
www.mccc.edu/ccs/healthcareers.html

BURLINGTON COUNTY Home Health Aide Training Schools

LTC Career Training
13 Lafayette Street
Riverside, NJ 08075
Phone: 856-764-3800 • 1-800-566-6033
www.ltccareertraining.com

Moe Shea Corporation
Three 3rd Street, Suite 202
Bordentown NJ 08505
Phone: 609-324-9911
www.moeshea.com

Once you are certified in the state of New Jersey, apply with us at Visiting Angels, where you’ll visit our clients in either Mercer or Burlington County. If you’re currently licensed and certified, see our current home health aide job opening and apply online today!

Who Are You? Take time to tell your story; May is Personal History Month

May 14th, 2015 No Comments

What’s Your Life Story?

Did you enjoy working on cars? Did you like to needlepoint? What did you do for fun when you were a teen? Where did you grow up? What was your wedding like? All these questions and so much more can be answered when you take time to share your personal history. Various methods and mediums can be used for your personal history, such as through video, audio, websites, scrapbooks, journals, drawings, quilts, and more.

If you don’t think your life is interesting or exciting enough, don’t worry! We all have a story to tell, whether big and boisterous, or small and sentimental. We all have lessons to pass along.

Read more about Personal History Month.

Welcome New “Angels”

May 11th, 2015 No Comments

Visiting Angels is delighted to announce our newest office members

Matt Govan has come on board as our Company’s new Business Development Executive. Under the leadership of Co-Owner Rudy Tervooren, Matt is focusing on our vast Burlington County service area. Rudy will continue to personally head our Company’s Mercer County territory.

Katie Lyons has joined us as our Company’s new Recruitment and Compliance Specialist. She is tasked primarily with recruiting the best NJ-certified home care aides to become new Visiting Angels’ employees. She will also assist Co-Owner Nora de Cárdenas with ensuring compliance with the ever-changing maze of regulations governing Labor Laws as well those specific to NJ Home Health Care Service companies.

Join us in welcoming Matt and Katie to Visiting Angels! 

Visiting Angels’ newsletter: don’t miss this month’s issue!

May 7th, 2015 No Comments

Mercer and Burlington Counties, NJ Senior Home Care Newsletter

We love May! The earth is greener, the weather is warmer, we celebrate moms on Mother’s Day, and on Memorial Day, we remember all who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Take a moment to read our May newsletter. In this issue: Mother’s Day Survey; Senior Trivia; Senior Gadgets: Worx Aerocart and Retro Phone Bank; Client Testimonial; Angel Recipe: Layered Lettuce Salad; Senior Humor: Dinner Out; Community Resource Bulletin: Older Americans Month; Angel Mascot: Max Enjoying Spring; New Staff Members: Matt Govan and Katie Lyons

Read our May issue today!

10 Fun and Effective Ways for Keeping a Sharp Memory

May 6th, 2015 1 Comment

10 Strategies for Keeping Your Memory Strong

Memory Care Services in New Jersey

Yes, it’s frustrating, but we all have our “senior moments” that we have to deal with. We all lose our thought, we lose our keys, and we fear losing our memory. As we age, we’re concerned with health issues that affect our memory, but the fast-paced, multi-tasking lifestyle so many of us are caught up in causes many of our “can’t remember” moments. Visiting Angels has good news: there are ways to combat this concern.

Just as we can sharpen our kitchen cutlery, we can sharpen our minds. And guess what? The tool for sharpening our minds is FUN. If you’re concerned that senior moments are coming more frequently, or that your sharp memory is less so, then indulge yourself in these activities, and sharpen up with FUN.

10 Fun, Effective Ways to Retain Your Sharp Memory

  • 1.) Stay connected. Friends sharpen us. Family supports us. Get on social media, email, or a video chat and reconnect with long-lost classmates, friends, and/or distant relatives. These connections keep us sharp and keep away depression. Be a social butterfly.
  • 2.) Get into something new. What have you always wanted to do or learn but never found time to indulge your desire? Take advantage of the opportunity now. Try your hand at painting. Learn to crochet. Take piano lessons. Sign up for a class.
  • 3.) Return to what you know. Find your favorite book and reread it. Dance the waltz—again. Learn your favorite songs—again. Put all those precious family photos into a scrapbook. Write another poem. Cook something simple and delicious, and share. Do again what you used to love doing.
  • 4.) Exercise. Take a walk with a friend. Participate in a water aerobics class. Work with weights: start light and work your way up. Ride a bike. Get into a dance class.
  • 5.) Play. Get your friends together and play board games or charades. Put together jigsaw puzzles, or fill in crossword puzzles.
  • 6.) Eat right and stay hydrated. A healthy diet feeds both body and mind. And plenty of fluids are vital to remaining healthy physically and mentally.
  • 7.) Start a gratitude journal. Watch for silver linings, and write them down daily. Writing exercises the brain, and gratitude brightens the attitude.
  • 8.) Avoid multi-tasking. Don’t divide yourself and your mind. Concentrate on single tasks for best results.
  • 9.) Get plenty of rest. Sleep is an important ingredient to staying healthy of body, mind, and soul.
  • 10.) Take advantage of health screenings.  Keep tabs on your blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight numbers. Have the screenings your doctor suggests. Stay on top of your physical condition.

At Visiting Angels, our in-home caregiving employees assist seniors at living independently in the safety and comfort of their own home. When you are looking for high-quality, personal, in-home care from professionals, call Visiting Angels in New Jersey at 609-883-8188. We work with you and your schedule, tailoring a care plan exclusively to fit your needs. Visiting Angels can help help you or your loved ones maintain a sharp mind. Call for information and a free consultation today.