Archive for October, 2015

Burlington-Mercer County CHHAs and CNAs: Visiting Angels has assignments for you!

October 19th, 2015 No Comments

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Burlington and Mercer County Home Health Aides

If you’re a NJ-certified home health aide in Burlington or Mercer counties, our busy Visiting Angels is looking for you! We have lots of assignments to fill on an ongoing basis, many of which are long-term. We have hourly, live-in, and overnight assignments. You’ll have an opportunity to work one-on-one with senior clients in their homes. We’ll keep you busy working as much as your schedule allows! Call us today at 609-883-8188 or complete our online application at www.njseniorcare.com/jobs.

Our New Jersey certified home health aides live and work throughout Mercer and Burlington counties. We service clients in Hamilton, Hopewell, Princeton, Lawrenceville, Pennington, and surrounding Mercer county areas. Our clients in Burlington counties are in Mount Laurel, Medford, Columbus, Southampton, Pemberton, Evesham, Moorestown, Westampton, and surrounding areas.

5 Care Tips on Caring for Adults with Early Onset Alzheimer’s

October 16th, 2015 No Comments

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Currently, there are approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65—many are in their 40s and 50s—who are battling early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Out of the 5 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s, about 5 percent of those have early onset. Watching loved ones experiencing memory problems is difficult, especially when they’re dealing a disease such as Alzheimer’s at a relatively young age. The early stage of Alzheimer’s in younger people is often undiagnosed by health care professionals. Symptoms may include forgetfulness of words/names, losing objects, greater difficulty doing tasks at work, and greater difficulty planning and organizing. As the disease progresses, symptoms cannot be ignored and many people are formally diagnosed as the symptoms become more pronounced. Symptoms include feeling moody, forgetting past history, wandering, personality changes, and confusion. It’s in the mid-stages of the disease where people may start needing more care and supervision.

When providing care for someone with signs of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important that both you and your loved one face the diagnosis together. Below are five tips to help you gain and establish mutual trust and care for a person battling the early signs of Alzheimer’s.

Care Tips for Early Onset Alzheimer’s: Early Stage

1.) Stay positive. There will be good days as well as bad days. It’s important to learn to enjoy and appreciate both. Each day will be different, so always keep a positive outlook each day!

2.) Keep educated on the progression of Alzheimer’s, as this will prepare you for what’s coming in the later stages.

3.) Encourage your loved one to remain independent. The goal is for them to continue living a reasonably self-sufficient life by doing as much as they can for themselves.

4.) The time is now to decide on important matters. Don’t put off legal, financial, or end-of-life questions for later. It’s important to take care of these matters as soon as possible. All parties should be involved in the decision making if still possible.

5.) Do projects and activities together. Although Alzheimer’s may affect a person’s memory, he or she can still be physically able and willing to enjoy activities such as gardening, housework, listening to music, doing art or craft projects, cooking, reading, doing crosswords, playing cards, visiting friends, walking, etc.

If your family member or someone you know is showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s and could use extra living assistance while remaining at home, contact Visiting Angels today. We offer professional, individualized, in-home care to New Jersey and adults and seniors. Visit our Alzheimer’s Awareness page for additional resources on the disease.

Home Care News by Angels–October issue is available!

October 1st, 2015 No Comments

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October Home Care News by Angels

Don’t miss the October issue of our newsletter! In this issue you’ll find:

Take a look at the October issue today, and check out past issues, too.