Archive for March, 2018

Job openings for Angels! CHHAs in New Jersey

March 28th, 2018 No Comments

 

CHHA jobs at Visiting Angels in New Jersey

Learn why Visiting Angels has been voted the #1 Best Place to Work by Caregivers Nationwide!

We are hiring NJ-licensed CHHAs (Certified Home Health Aides). If you live in Mercer or Burlington counties in New Jersey, apply with us today. Our online job application is www.njseniorcare.com/jobs. View our job description on our job openings page.

We offer great pay, mileage, long-term assignments, 4-hour minimum shifts, and more.

Call 609-883-8188 to set up an interview. We look forward to meeting you!


We service clients throughout Mercer and Burlington Counties.

Mercer County includes these cities:

Allentown, Ewing, Ewing Township, East Windsor, Hightstown, Hopewell, Hopewell Township, Princeton, Princeton Township, Princeton Junction, West Windsor, West Windsor Township, Titusville, Windsor, Trenton, Hamilton, Hamilton township, Hamilton Square, Yardville, Lawrence, Lawrence Township, Lawrenceville, Lambertville, Robbinsville, Upper Freehold Township, Skillman, and surrounding areas.

Burlington County includes these cities:

Beverly, Birmingham, Bordentown, Bridgeboro, Browns Mills, Burlington, Chatsworth, Cinnaminson, Columbus, Cookstown, Chesterfield, Crosswicks, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Evesboro, Evesham, Eastampton, Fieldsboro, Florence, Mansfield, Hainesport, Indian Mills, Jobstown, Juliustown, Jacobstown, Kresson, Lenola, Lumberton, Marlton, Marlton Lakes, Masonville, Mount Laurel, Rancocas Woods, Medford, Medford Lakes, Moorestown, Mount Holly, North Hanover, North Marlton, New Gretna, New Lisbon, North Delran, Pine Grove, Palmyra, Pemberton, Rancocas, Riverside, Riverton, Roebling, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, Vincentown, Westampton, Willingboro, Wrightstown, and surrounding areas.

Visiting Angels NJ Welcomes the First Day of Spring!

March 20th, 2018 No Comments

Spring is here in New Jersey!

And we at Visiting Angels couldn’t be happier. Even if there is another Nor’easter coming this week. Even if the grass is still brown. Even if the air is still cold. Even if there are no flowers blooming. Because today’s the first day of spring, and we know it’s just a matter of days until joyful blooms will break forth and temperatures will soar under the warm sun!

For many seniors who have been cooped up in their homes because of the weather, springtime is welcome. Take your older parents, grandparents, neighbors, or friends to a spring outing. Walk in a park, go shopping at an outlet mall, visit the Jersey Shore…so many options of things to see and do. Enjoy a happy spring!

 

 

Burlington, NJ home care review of Visiting Angels

March 8th, 2018 No Comments

Burlington, NJ in-home care review

We love hearing from families about our care services! We are honored to care for our clients and value their opinions. Below, we spotlight comments from a family in Burlington, New Jersey.

“We are so happy that we decided to use the services of the Visiting Angels. We were impressed with the care, compassion, and efficiency to help us through this challenging time with our mother. The caregivers you chose for us—Alvail, Jade, Nja, and Velianne—were absolutely wonderful, caring women. Caregivers, like these women, are not given enough credit for being in this highly needed profession. The are certainly ‘Angels’ to our loved ones and the family members as well. Our gratitude and appreciation to you all.”

—Jan F & Family, Burlington, NJ

Visit our Testimonial page to read more reviews.

Don’t miss the March “Home Care News by Angels”

March 6th, 2018 No Comments

In the March issue:

Managing Fibromyalgia; 10 Tips for Helping Seniors Eat More; 1968 Trivia; Angel Recipes: Tuna Burger; Gadget Corner: Vertex Garden Rocker Comfort Seat and Timeslide Home Album Reminisce Activity; Senior Humor: Frozen to Death; March Celebrity Birthdays; Client Testimonial: Karen V, Marlton; Employee Spotlight: Patricia L and Maria E; 10 Tips to Get Older Seniors to Eat; March Community Resource Bulletin: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Happy March from Max.

Read the March issue today!

Seniors & Fall Prevention: How Can You Help Your Aging Loved One?

March 5th, 2018 No Comments

Fall Prevention

If your aging parents or older relatives still live in their own home, you may worry for their safety when you can’t be with them. This fear is understandable, as one in four older Americans experiences a fall every year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of physical injuries–such as hip fractures and broken bones–in adults over the age of 65. Falls are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in people over 65.

In addition to the physical impact of falls, fear of falling can create intense emotional distress and even depression in many seniors. This can cause them to refrain from leaving their home or engaging in physical activity.

Is your aging loved one at risk of falling? Here’s how to help.

Do a Home Safety Assessment

It can be difficult to know which areas of your loved one’s home pose the biggest risk for falls. Many of us take a defensive position when it comes to home safety–we don’t correct an issue until a fall or stumble has already happened.

However, it’s important to be proactive when it comes to fall prevention and older people. A serious fall can lead to extreme physical pain, hospitalization or even prolonged disability.

A fall can also lead to psychological distress, including increased fear, anxiety, and uncertainty.  Fear of falling can also increase a senior’s actual fall-risk. Seniors who are afraid of falling exhibit less confidence in their movements and tend to withdraw from physical activity. Lack of physical activity then leads to muscle weakness and lack of balance. These issues compound to increase a senior’s likelihood of experiencing a fall.

A home safety assessment is one of the most effective ways to eliminate tripping and fall hazards in one go. Take a look at the home objectively and pay particular attention to potential fall hazards. You may need to rearrange furniture, enhance lighting, remove throw rugs and cords, or install railing in key spots to reduce or eliminate fall-risk.

Get Vision Correction Materials

Does your loved one have eyesight problems? Does he or she regularly visit the eye doctor and keep up-to-date on their vision prescription, glasses and contacts?

Vision impairment is one of the leading causes of falls by aging individuals in the home. Many older people don’t realize that their vision is worsening. If they are no longer driving or working, it can be difficult for them to gauge vision loss as it may have occurred gradually. It can also be difficult for them to keep eye appointments or make trips to an optical retailer.

Ask about their vision and current vision prescription. Arrange to take them to an eye appointment if they complain of worsening vision.

Improve Strength, Balance, and Gait

According to Institut Nazareth et Louis Braille, lack of balance, weak muscles and uneven gait are main contributors to falls in the home.

  • Many seniors experience muscle weakness and lack of balance as a natural part of aging.
  • Uneven gait is also common, as many seniors have experienced bone fractures or injuries that affect their posture and ability to walk.
  • It’s important to help your loved one stay active. A walk each day or other physical activity can help them build strength. Physical activity can also help improve balance.

If you worry about your loved one getting enough physical activity during the day, a home health care provider–such as professional caregiver employees from Visiting Angels–can help encourage your older parent to take frequent walks, do physical therapy exercises, and be more active overall, with confidence knowing they have a safety supervisor by their side.

Contact Visiting Angels today to learn more about our home health care and personal assistance services in New Jersey.

March Outstanding CHHA Employees

March 1st, 2018 No Comments

March Employee Spotlight

We’re excited to announce our March employees who have gone above and beyond: Patricia L and Maria E. Read why we think they are so special!

Patricia L. has a cheerful, positive outlook which brightens our clients’ days. She has been a dedicated Visiting Angels employee for 7 years, and has routinely shown an eagerness to work. She puts her best foot forward on every assignment. In her current assignment, our client has remarked that she treats him as though he were family, and shows much care in all she does.

Maria E. has been one of our steadfast Angels since 2016. She is flexible and willing to accept additional assignments, even in a pinch at the last minute. She goes out of her way to form connections with our clients and does her best to  fulfill any special requests our clients may have regarding their care.

We appreciate you, Patricia and Maria!