Archive for March, 2017

Mercer-Burlington Counties, NJ Grocery Delivery

March 29th, 2017 No Comments

Mercer-Burlington County NJ Grocery Delivery ServicesGrocery Delivery Options in New Jersey

Do you or your older parent have difficulty getting to the grocery store? Do you never have enough time to shop? Do you have an injury which prohibits your ability to lift or carry anything upstairs? Solution: grocery delivery service. Simply order groceries online and a delivery truck and driver will deliver them to your door. This is a beneficial service especially for long-distance caregivers, allowing you to order your parents’ groceries and pay for them…all miles away. While these services do charge a minimal fee (Peapod is $6.95–$9.95, $60 minimum order; ShopRite is a flat fee of $6.95 plus 10% of your total order shoppers fee), the convenience they offer is well worth the cost.

Grocery stores offering delivery in Mercer County, NJ:

  • ShopRite of Lawrenceville, NJ (serving Perrineville, Plainsboro, Princeton, West Windsor, Rocky Hill, Roebling, Roosevelt, Skillman, Titusville, Windsor, Dayton, Monroe Township, Monmouth Junction), www.shoprite.com
  • Peapod by Stop&Shop of Lawrenceville and Trenton, NJ, www.peapod.com

Grocery stores offering delivery in Burlington County, NJ:

  • ShopRite of Marlton, NJ, www.shoprite.com (serving Atco, Barrington, Berlin, Cherry Hill, Clementon, Bibbsboro, Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Lawnside, Magnolia, Maple Shade, Marlton, Medford, Somerdale, Stratford, Voorhees)
  • ShopRite of Union Mill Road, Mount Laurel, NJ, www.shoprite.com (serving Beverly, Cherry Hill, Delran, Hainesport, Lumberton, Maple Shade, Marlton, Medford, Merchantville, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Rancocas, Riverton, Willingboro)
  • ShopRite of Evesham, Cherry Hill, NJ, www.shoprite.com (serving Atco, Barrington, Berlin, Cherry Hill, Clementon, Bibbsboro, Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Lawnside, Magnolia, Maple Shade, Marlton, Medford, Somerdale, Stratford, Voorhees, West Berlin)
  • ShopRite of Mount Laurel, Mount Laurel, NJ, www.shoprite.com (serving Beverly, Cherry Hill, Delran, Hainesport, Lumberton, Maple Shade, Marlton, Medford, Merchantville, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Rancocas, Riverton, Willingboro)
  • ShopRite of Medford, Medford, NJ, www.shoprite.com (serving Atco, Hainesport, Lumberton, Marlton, Medford, Mount Laurel, Vincentown, Westampton)
  • ShopRite of Burlington, www.ShopRite.com (serving Beverly, Burlington, Columbus, Hainesport, Jobstown, Willingboro, Lumberton, Mount Laurel, Medford, Mount Holly, Pemberton, Rancocas, Bordentown, Florence, Pennington)

Other options are online sites such as Amazon Pantry and FreshDirect.com.

Should you or your older parent need assistance putting away the groceries, or with preparing meals, Visiting Angels’ home care employees are always a smart option. We’re here to make seniors’ lives easier and more comfortable!

5 Ways to Beat Loneliness and Depression in Seniors

March 22nd, 2017 No Comments

5 Ways for Senior to Prevent Loneliness and Depression - New Jersey Senior CareMany seniors feel lonely and isolated as they age. Fortunately, there are several simple ways for seniors and their caregivers to work together to prevent this issue. Visiting Angels offers seniors in Mercer & Burlington Counties, New Jersey these ideas for beating the common problem of depression and loneliness.

1. Get Some Fresh Air

It’s easy to start feeling isolated and depressed when you spend all your time indoors. That’s why seniors are advised to get outside as much as possible, especially when the weather is nice. You and your caregiver can take a walk around the block, go to a local park or enjoy outdoor attractions, such as the zoo. Just make sure to dress accordingly and bring plenty of water.

2. Ensure Access to Transportation

Many seniors want to leave the house but feel like they can’t because they can’t drive. When this is the case, caregivers should either arrange to drive them where they need to go or make sure they know how to use public transportation to make it possible to go to local stores, restaurants and parks.

3. Get Involved in the Community

It’s hard to be lonely when you feel like you’re part of something. That is why seniors should be encouraged to join local clubs and teams. This is a great way to meet people and participate in activities you enjoy. Contact the your local community center if you’re not sure what activities are available to senior residents.

4. Take Care of Someone or Something

Nothing gives people a sense of purpose more than someone needing them. This is why many seniors enjoy taking care of a pet. In fact, having pets can help you live longer, in part because they help ward off loneliness and depression. If you can’t handle a pet at this time, a small garden is a good alternative.

5. Volunteer

If you don’t have any hobbies in mind, spend your time volunteering in your community. This is a great way for seniors and caregivers to spend time together while helping others. Food banks, soup kitchens and animal shelters around New Jersey could likely all use your help.

If you’re a senior looking for home care help in Mercer and Burlington Counties, New Jersey, contact Visiting Angels today to learn how we can assist you. Whether you need help with personal care, meal preparation, running errands or housekeeping, call (609) 883-8188 today to find out how to get started with our services.

March’s Employee ‘Angel’ Spotlight

March 21st, 2017 No Comments

March Employee Spotlight

We appreciate and value our home care field employees! Every month we spotlight them as Angels Who Soar. This March, we are highlighting Hawa D. and Shayla R.

Hawa D. has been one of our Angels for over 5 years. When one of our live-in aides needs time off, she’s our go-to fill-in live-in aide. Our clients have often requested her by name; they appreciate her knowledge and confidence in her job abilities. She’s a hard worker and takes initiative. Thank you for all you do, Hawa!

Shayla R. regularly exceeds our expectations by going above and beyond, whether it’s with her assigned long-term case or with fill-in assignments. She’s always spreading her natural bubbliness with the office staff and with the clients on her assignments. We wish we could duplicate her! She’s a great aide who has been in this field for over 18 years. We’re glad you’re at Visiting Angels, Shayla!

Read more Angels Who Soar.

Are you a NJ-licensed CHHA who is interested in working for Visiting Angels of Mercer and Burlington Counties? Apply online today!

Lawrenceville NJ Visiting Angels’ Employee Reviews

March 13th, 2017 No Comments

Visiting Angels heart balloonEmployee Reviews

Our clients aren’t the only ones who share their testimonials about Visiting Angels’ exceptional care services. Our employees have also shared their thoughts about working at Visiting Angels.

Recent reviews from office staff:

“The employers are generous and go out of their way to treat their employees well. I love to come to work every day because the environment is so friendly. It is extremely rewarding to feel part of a team that is so dedicated to their profession and truly cares about the clients and caregivers. My co-workers go above and beyond to make sure all the clients are taken care of as well as make the caregivers part of our family here. Being a franchise they have access to the latest information to help caregivers give their best to the clients. I have never seen an office with no politics and so much integrity. It is a pleasure to work here, thanks Visiting Angels!” –SM

“My work at Visiting Angels allows me to use my skills and talent for a rewarding greater purpose—helping seniors and their families. The office is located on the ground floor of a converted residential house on a quiet road with ample street parking. Although the office is in a house, the atmosphere is professional and business-oriented. The owners have consistently treated me professionally and respectfully. I greatly appreciate the work/life balance my part-time office position provides. The office is shared with a lovable small dog who provides stress relief and humor to office workers and visitors.” –JW

Don’t forget to Spring Forward this Sunday!

March 9th, 2017 No Comments

Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday in March

It’s that time of year again! Set your clocks an hour ahead on Saturday night. Enjoy the extra hour of daylight!

March Home Care News by Angels now ready!

March 2nd, 2017 No Comments

Visiting Angels’ Home Care News by Angels: March Issue

The March issue of our newsletter is now available.

In this issue:

  • 3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors’ Homes
  • Gadget Corner: Digital Day Clock and Roll N Kneel 4-in-1 Garden Stool
  • Senior Humor: Fried Eggs
  • March Celebrity Birthdays
  • Angels Who Soar: Hawa D. and Shayla R.
  • Angel Recipes: Apple-Honey Glazed Chicken
  • Client Testimonial: Kathy from Princeton, NJ
  • Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cognitive Decline
  • 1967 Trivia

Read the March issue today!