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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June 21st, 2016 No Comments

Adult and Senior In-Home Care New Jersey Mercer & Burlington Counties Visiting Angels

As we become older, we become more at risk to develop certain natural conditions that often arise due to age. Loss of hearing and eyesight are just some of the senses that are often affected by age-related conditions. For instance, most cataracts are developed due to age. Cataracts affect the eyesight of more than 20-million Americans. By age 80, more than half of Americans will either have a cataract or had cataract surgery. It’s increasingly important to understand the risks of cataracts as the Baby Boom generation ages.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is the cloudy or opaque areas in the eye’s lens that are normally clear, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. The lens of the eye helps to focus images onto the retina, which transmits images to the brain. A cataract usually develops in both eyes, but can affect one eye more than the other. The exact cause of a cataract is unknown.

Even though cataracts can affect anyone, it is most common among older adults. In fact, it is the leading cause of vision loss among adults age 40 and older in the United States. The exact cause of a cataract is unknown. According to the Prevent Blindness, there are eight factors that increase your risk of cataracts aside from getting older, such as:

  • Other diseases, such as diabetes
  • Excessive or long-term exposure to sunlight
  • Family history of cataracts
  • Inflammation in the eye
  • Previous eye injuries
  • Eye diseases, such as glaucoma
  • Smoking
  • Long-term steroid use

Being aware of common signs and symptoms of cataracts is just as important as the risk factors.  In the early stages of development, a cataract can cause nearsightedness. Older adults may also experience blurry images that appear yellowish or brownish. If left untreated, cataracts can eventually lead to blindness.

Visiting Angels understands that vision loss can be frightening and can make getting around more difficult. If you, a parent, or loved one has cataracts and needs assistance with daily living activities, contact Visiting Angels today. Our Angels provide professional, individualized, non-medical in-home care to help improve quality of life for adults and seniors in Mercer and Burlington Counties, New Jersey.

Visiting Angels Voted Best Place to Work!

June 10th, 2016 No Comments

Visiting Angels Voted Best Place to Work by Caregivers Nationwide

Visiting Angels Voted #1 Best Place to Work

The winners of myCNAjobs.com’s “Best Place to Work” awards have been announced, and Visiting Angels has been voted #1 by professional caregivers nationwide! The annual awards are open to top national home care agencies with over 50 locations.

MyCNAjobs.com, a career website dedicated to professional caregivers, asked their members–CNAs and CHHAs–where they most wanted to work. It’s no surprise that Visiting Angels is #1. We greatly value our home care employees and want to make them happy every day. They’re the face of our company…and we love to see their smiles!

Are you a New Jersey certified home health aide CHHA or CNA? Apply with us today!

Mercer-Burlington County Visiting Angels June Newsletter

June 1st, 2016 No Comments

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Home Care News by Angels June Issue

The June issue of Visiting Angels’ newsletter is now available.

In this issue:

3 Ways to Bring More Natural Light into Your Home; Gadget Corner: Hasbro “Joy for All” Companion Pets and Simply Fit Workout Board; Client Testimonial; Angels Who Soar: Marie M and Ladie A; Senior Humor: Final Requests; Angel Recipe: Easy Impossible Crust Coconut Pie; June Community Resource Bulletin: National Safety Month–Personal Safety for Seniors; Visiting Angels Mascot, Max: Max’s Stinky Brother; What’s Happening at Visiting Angels.

Read the June issue today, and be sure to check out previous issues.