Archive for September, 2015

Make it a fall-free autumn with fall prevention…

September 24th, 2015 No Comments

Visiting Angels NJ Promotes Fall Prevention Awareness

As we usher in the first days of autumn, it’s time to focus on Fall Prevention Awareness. Did you know 2.3 million injuries from falls were treated in emergency rooms across the country in 2010? Of these, 662,000 were admitted into the hospital. Many times these falls in older people result in hip fractures, lacerations, and traumas to the head. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented through simple measures such as:

  • exercise to help promote balance and stability
  • changing medications which may cause dizziness or sleepiness
  • having regular eye exams to improve vision
  • evaluating home hazards such as throw rugs and other obstacles which may cause one to trip

To lower your risk of bone fracture, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, get plenty of weight bearing exercise, and get screened for osteoporosis.

Have you checked out your local senior center? It’s National Senior Center Month!

September 24th, 2015 No Comments

National Senior Center Month

New Jersey Seniors: September is National Senior Center Month

With 10,000 boomers turning 65 each day, senior centers across the country are serving about a million older adults per day! These centers are a terrific community resource for seniors. They are places where people can remain social and make new friends, learn new skills, gain access to benefits, and can manage their health. Also important—people have FUN at senior centers! Dances, games, meals, exercising, bingo, and traveling are all examples of senior center activities.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate LIFE at Your Senior Center” and highlights how centers equip seniors to make choices that can enrich their lives and encourage them to become experts at celebrating LIFE (Learning, Independence, Friends, and Energy).

In Burlington and Mercer Counties in New Jersey, we are fortunate to have many senior centers:

BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ SENIOR CENTERS

  • Bordentown Community Center, 3 Municipal Drive, Bordentown, NJ 08505, (609) 298-7811 or 298-2800
  • Mt Laurel Township Senior Center, 100 Mt. Laurel Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054, (856) 231-1918
  • Pemberton Township Senior, 330 Brook Street, Browns Mills, NJ 08015, (609) 893-4400
  • Center Medford Senior Center, Cranberry Hall, 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2411, (609) 654-2512
  • Daniel Keegan Center, 522 Wood Street, Burlington, NJ 08016, (609) 386-4070
  • Willingboro Township Patenaude Senior Citizen Center, Kennedy Center, 429 JFK Way, Willingboro, NJ 08046, (609) 877-8444
  • Senior Citizens Club of Marlton, Gibson House Community Center, 535 Main Street, Marlton, NJ 08053, (856) 985-9792

MERCER COUNTY, NJ SENIOR CENTERS

  • Bernice Muha Senior Center, Hamilton Township Office of Senior Citizens Programs. 409 Cypress Lane, Hamilton 08619, (609) 890-3686
  • East Windsor Senior Center, 40 Lanning Boulevard, East Windsor 08520, (609) 371-7192
  • E.C.H.O, Inc., 471 Parkway Avenue, Trenton 08618, (609) 695-4151
  • Ewing Township Senior Citizens Department, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing 08618, (609) 883-1009
  • Hopewell Valley Senior Center, Reading Avenue, Pennington 08534, (609) 737-3855
  • Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540, (609) 921-0100
  • John O. Wilson Neighborhood Service Center, 169 Wilfred Avenue, Trenton 08610, (609) 393-6480
  • Lawrence Township Senior Center, Lawrence Township Office on Aging, 30 Darrah Lane East, Lawrenceville 08648
  • Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton 08540, (609) 924-7108
  • St. Anthony of Padua, Anthonians, 251 Franklin Street, Hightstown 08520, (609) 448-0141
  • St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Golden Agers, Dorothea House, 120 John Street, Princeton 08540, (609) 924-1723 or 924-6320
  • Trenton Office on Aging, 16 East Hanover Street, Trenton 08608. (609) 989-3336
  • Columbus Park Senior Citizens Center, Columbus Park, 450 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton 08609, (609) 989-3463
  • Jennye Stubblefield Senior Center, 301 Prospect Street, Trenton 08618, (609) 989-3463
  • Msgr. Lipinski Senior Center,19 Heil Avenue, Trenton 08638, (609) 989-3465
  • Reading Senior Citizens Center, 15 Ringold Street, Trenton 08618, (609) 989-3490
  • Sam Naples Senior Center, 611 Chestnut Street, Trenton 08611, (609) 989-3462
  • South Ward Community Center, 870 S. Broad Street, Trenton 08611, (609) 989-3466
  • Robbinsville Senior Center, 1117 Route 130, Robbinsville 08691, (609) 259-1125 or (609) 259-1567
  • West Windsor Township Senior Center, Municipal Complex, Clarksville Road, West Windsor 08550, (609) 799-9068

Choosing The Right Senior Living Long-Term Care Option

September 17th, 2015 No Comments

Senior Long-Term Care Options

Are you an adult child of aging parents who aren’t unable to manage on their own safely? Nursing homes aren’t the only option for their long-term care, especially if your parents don’t have a lot of medical needs. At Visiting Angels, we love to help people stay in their own homes safely with help from our Angels! Studies have shown that’s where people want to be as they grow older, after all. We’re partial to home care, obviously, but there are other long-term care options, as well. Each person and family must decide what’s best in each case. Take a look at our infographic, or read about different types of senior long-term care by clicking on the image.

Long Term Care Options Infographic

National Thank You Day is September 15th

September 15th, 2015 1 Comment

National Thank You Day

National Thank You Day

“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” –Northrup Christiane

Who doesn’t like to receive a “Thank You”? That’s easy–we all do! On September 15th especially, take a minute to tell someone “Thank You” for any reason you can think of:

  • “Thank you for smiling at me this morning.”
  • “Thank you for speaking a kind word when I had a bad day.”
  • “Thanks for taking out the garbage.”
  • “Thank you for your help with that project.”

To our Angel employees:

  • “Thank you for your compassion with our clients.”
  • “Thank you for accepting assignments on short notice.”
  • “Thanks for your flexibility.”
  • “Thank you for your positive outlook.”

To our wonderful home care clients:

  • “Thank you for trusting us to assist you.”
  • “Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.”
  • “Thanks for allowing us to help give your family peace of mind.”
  • “Thank you for just being you!” 🙂

 

Grandparents Day is this Sunday, September 13th

September 10th, 2015 No Comments

Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 13th is Grandparents Day. If you’re lucky enough to still have your grandparents in your life, take time on this day to show them how much you love and appreciate them! Check out these 9 Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day. Cards, letters, and phone calls are always appreciated, too. Grandparents have much love, wisdom, and history to share. Don’t forget this special day to honor these grand seniors!

Quick Healthcare Clinics On the Rise in New Jersey Retail Stores

September 8th, 2015 No Comments

Quick Health Care in retail locations

Quick Healthcare Clinics Multiplying in New Jersey Retail Chains

In our culture, we like things to happen quickly and conveniently, right? It’s no different when it comes to our family’s health care. When we have a cough that just won’t stop, or when our aging parent has a mysterious rash, we don’t want to wait several days in order to see a primary care physician. We also don’t want to spend unnecessary hours in our hospital’s emergency room. The solution–head over to the local pharmacy or grocery store to be checked out by their in-house retail clinic. Walgreens, Shop-Rite, Acme, and CVS are featuring clinics in select stores throughout New Jersey, with more planned. These clinics accept insurance, have either a physician or a nurse-practitioner on staff, and no appointment is needed. See below for a list of typical services.

Stand-alone urgent care facilities which offer higher level emergency services such as fractures, x-rays, injuries, etc. They have a larger staff and have one or more emergency physicians available.

Both types of quick care clinics help to ease the burden on overcrowded emergency rooms and offer convenient hours on weekends and even holidays.

Mercer County Clinics

  • Lawrenceville: CVS MinuteClinic, 2721 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ08648
  • Princeton: CVS MinuteClinic, 881 State Highway 206, Princeton, NJ08540
  • Hamilton: Doctors Express Urgent Care, 2222 Route 33 Suite H, Hamilton, NJ 08690, Phone 609-297-7520
  • Hamilton: MedExpress Urgent Care, 811 Route 33, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Phone 609-587-8298

Burlington County Clinics

  • Marlton: CVS Minute Clinic, 360 Route 73 South, Marlton, NJ 08053
  • Mount Holly: CVS Minute Clinic, 508 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
  • Mount Laurel: CVS Minute Clinic, 3110 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Moorestown: Virtua Express Urgent Care, 401 Young Ave. Suite 180, Moorestown, NJ 08057, Phone 856-291-8600
  • Maple Shade: Acme FastCare (coming Fall 2015), 300 South Lenola Road, Maple Shade, NJ 08052

Typical minor health services:

Minor Illnesses & Injuries

  • Allergies
  • Coughs/bronchitis/upper respiratory infections
  • Earaches/ear infections/ear wax removal
  • Pink eye/styes
  • Sore throat/strep throat
  • Urinary tract/bladder infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Bug bites & stings
  • Minor burns/cuts/blisters/wounds
  • Tick bites

Skin Conditions

  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot/other fungal infections
  • Cold/canker/mouth sores
  • Scabies
  • Eczema
  • Lice
  • Rashes: poison ivy/poison oak/other
  • Ringworm
  • Warts

Screening Tests

  • Pregnancy
  • TB Testing

Vaccines

  • Pneumonia
  • D-Tap (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Influenza

Visiting Angels does not endorse any medical care clinic or facility. For information purposes only.

Happy Labor Day from Visiting Angels

September 7th, 2015 No Comments
Max-Labor Day 2015

Max works hard every day at Visiting Angels!

Visiting Angels Office Mascot

Happy Labor Day from our office mascot, Max, and from all of us at Visiting Angels of Mercer & Burlington Counties in New Jersey! Our offices are closed today, but clients and employees may contact us 24/7 with any urgent matters. We’re back in the office tomorrow, September 8th, so give us a call at 609-883-8188 if you or your older loved one needs help with cooking, cleaning, personal care, safety supervision, medication reminders, and more.

Weekend Wisdom from Visiting Angels

September 5th, 2015 No Comments

Visiting Angels' inspirational quote. Call us for senior home care in Mercer and Burlington counties in NJ.

Weekend Wisdom from Visiting Angels

Weekends aren’t just a time to have fun–they’re also a chance to take a breather, to take a moment to reflect on the prior week and to rejuvenate. We offer this quote to get the inspirational juices flowing.

September Home Care News by Angels…ready to read!

September 2nd, 2015 No Comments

caramel apples september image

Visiting Angels’ September Home Care News by Angels Newsletter

September is here. Summer is winding down, students are heading back to school, and the air gradually becomes cooler and crisper with each passing day. We hope you will take time to enjoy some fall festivals and other outdoor activities with your friends, family, and older loved ones.

In our September Issue, read about:

Read the September issue today!