Archive for December, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from Visiting Angels!

December 25th, 2016 No Comments

Christmas and Hanukkah Greetings from Visiting Angels Senior Home Care

Wishing you and your family

peace and happiness during the holidays

and throughout the New Year!

From All of Us At

Visiting Angels

Serving Mercer and Burlington Counties in New Jersey

5 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

December 15th, 2016 No Comments


Winter Safety for Seniors

As people grow older, they become more at risk for a number of different health problems, even problems due to the seasonal changes. Winter weather means there’s a greater risk for a winter accidents and illnesses such as frostbite, hypothermia, respiratory infections, the flu, and falls. Fortunately, staying healthy in winter doesn’t have to be a challenge if you follow these five tips to help keep you safe and well throughout the winter.

1.Take Care Outdoors

Make sure walkways and steps are clear of ice and snow before you walk. If they aren’t clear, ask someone to clear them for you. Remember that you may still encounter slippery surfaces, so walk slowly and take short steps for stability. If you use a cane for walking, fit it with an ice grip attachment for additional traction.

2. Dress Appropriately

Wear two or three layers of light, warm clothing rather than one thick layer. When venturing outdoors, wear a winter coat, hat, gloves, scarf, and waterproof boots with good traction. Consider carrying a small bag of sand or grit in your coat pocket to sprinkle on icy surfaces.

3. Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms

To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, install at least one carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas, and test all alarms at least once per month. Remember to replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide alarms once a year.

4. Eat Healthy

Eat regular hot meals to help boost your energy levels and immune functioning and to keep your body temperature up. Be sure to include foods that naturally contain or are fortified with vitamin D, such as salmon, tuna, milk and yogurt.

5. Prepare for Emergencies

Make sure you have access to a cell phone, flashlight, and battery-powered radio in case of a winter weather emergency. Stockpile drinking water, warm blankets, and non-perishable foods such as crackers and dried fruit. If you take medication, make sure you have enough to last at least one week. View a complete emergency checklist for other necessary items.

If you or your older parents need help at home this winter, Visiting Angels can help. Our Angels offer housekeeping, personal care, errands/shopping, meal preparation, and hygiene assistance services to help you live as independently as possible in your own home. For more information about our New Jersey home care services, call (609)-883-8188.

Visiting Angels’ Holiday Commercial: The Greatest Gift

December 8th, 2016 No Comments

Senior Living Assistance at the Holidays and All Year!

Visiting Angels is thrilled to announce our new holiday commercial, The Greatest Gift coming soon to a television near you! Our corporate office has secured space on the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime for this ad to run from the week of Christmas through the week after. But we’ll give you get a sneak peek now!

“Visiting Angels has given us the greatest gift possible…Mom at home, happy, well cared for, and most importantly, safe.”

December Home Care News by Angels

December 7th, 2016 No Comments


December issue of Home Care News by Angels

Don’t miss the December issue!:

5 Alzheimer’s Holiday Survival Tips; Gadget Corner: Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Charger, Aqua Dog Portable Water Mug for Dogs, Joy For All Companion Pet; Angels Who Soar: Gertrude A. and Natalie J; 5 Tips for Simple Holiday Entertaining; Senior Humor: Lost Purse; December Celebrity Birthdays; Angel Recipe: Praline-Topped Brie; Christmas Carol Challenge game; Happy Holidays from Max; Community Resource Bulletin: Stress-Free holidays.

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