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Your Loved One Needs In-Home Care. What’s Next?

February 9th, 2018 No Comments
In-Home CareYvonne is a 49-year-old mother of two teenagers. She works a full-time job and her commute to work is 30 miles each way. After being promoted to manager in her department, Yvonne’s work day stretched from 8 hours to 10 hours. Her schedule has become erratic; she often needs to work for a few hours on the weekend to stay ahead on her projects. Yvonne’s mother, Rose, recently celebrated her 80th birthday. Rose has always been independent, until a stroke left her unable to drive her car, cook, or stand for long periods of time. A few months after her Read More »

 

 

February 2018 Employee Spotlight

February 7th, 2018 No Comments
February’s Outstanding Employees We appreciate and celebrate our dedicated home care employees! Each month, we take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on certain Angels. Read why February’s Angels are so special… Nicole G. has been a dedicated Angel since 2016. She currently works with 3 clients, all with whom she happily shares her professional affection and attention. She takes the time to learn our clients’ likes and preferences, then incorporates those details into her interaction with the clients. She’s hard-working and is always ready to pick up additional assignments when offered. Claudette H. joined our Visiting Angels team in Read More »

 

 

Don’t miss the January issue of our newsletter!

January 24th, 2018 No Comments
January NewsletterThe January issue of our Home Care News by Angels is ready! Please take a few minutes to take a look at this month’s offering. In this issue: Visiting Angels Awarded “Caring Star Agency” for the Second Year In A Row; 4 Tips for a Clean House; New Year’s Trivia; Gadget Corner: Heated Wrap and Call Blocker; Senior Humor: New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep; January Employee Spotlight: Peter B and Shennel C; Angel Recipes: Aloha Chicken Salad; Client Testimony: Louis; January Community Resource Bulletin: Emergency Preparedness; Happy New Year from Max. Read the January issue today! Read More »

 

 

Alzheimer’s Disease: Winter Safety Tips for Family Caregivers

January 17th, 2018 No Comments
Alzheimer's DiseaseIf you provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease, you may find that winter time brings a new set of challenges. Earlier sunsets, colder temperatures, and changes to your loved one’s daily routine can cause confusion and agitation. As a caregiver, it’s important to be prepared for the unique circumstances of wintertime so you can help your loved one adjust and remain comfortable. 1. Carefully choose your loved one’s clothing For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, getting dressed can be a challenge. If they are accustomed to wearing the same types of clothing each day, adding new layers can Read More »

 

 

January Employee Spotlight

January 3rd, 2018 No Comments
January AngelsHonoring Our Outstanding CHHA employees We’re pleased to announce our January Angels Who Soar: Peter B and Shennel C. Below is why they are so special… Peter B. is one of our longtime Angels, having been with us since 2013. Peter’s dedication is extraordinary–he currently drives over 1.5 hours from his home to our client’s home every day! Our client’s family member has commented on how he takes pride in his profession of providing care, and shows much patience while doing so. We appreciate your loyalty and kind-spirit, Peter! Shennel C. is an amazing Angel team player! She strives for Read More »

 

 

Don’t miss the December issue of Home Care News by Angels

December 7th, 2017 No Comments
December 2017: 10 Realistic Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress; Senior Humor: A Cold Home; Gadget Corner: Snow Joe Shovelution Snow Shovel and PillPack Full Service Pharmacy; Angel Recipes: Shortcut Apple Kuchen; Client Testimonial: Jack from Columbus, NJ; December Employee Spotlight: Susan R and Shandel A; Holiday Trivia; Sales and Marketing News. Read the December issue today! Read More »

 

 

What is Sundowning?

December 5th, 2017 No Comments
sundowningMany who care for those with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia agree that symptoms get worse in the late afternoon and early evening–the time just before and after the sun goes down. This neurological phenomenon has been named Sundown Syndrome and is often called “sundowning.” Sundowning is the increased state of confusion or agitation that many people with memory issues experience as the day’s natural light fades. Increased shadows, darkness, and changing ambiance can cause confusion and distress in people who have Alzheimer’s and dementia. This stress and agitation can, in turn, be frightening and/or confusing for loved ones who Read More »

 

 

December Employee Spotlight

December 1st, 2017 No Comments
Outstanding Employees DecemberOutstanding December Employees Each month, we shine a spotlight on outstanding Certified Home Health Aide employees. This December we are highlighting Susan R. and Shandel A. Read why they are so special… Susan R. has been a devoted Angel since 2016. Susan has historically been flexible and eager to take on more assignments, even in a pinch. In fact, she was willing to drive an hour from her home to do a fill-in! She has a great spirit and caring personality, even when given challenging assignments. Clients have always been impressed with how involved she is with their care and Read More »

 

 

Celebrating Alzheimer’s Caregivers During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November 9th, 2017 No Comments
Alzheimer's Awareness Month  November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and it’s an ideal time to celebrate the caregivers who care for those living with this disease—family caregivers as well as professional caregivers. Since President Reagan’s 1983 declaration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, more cities are recognizing the importance of awareness and extending proclamations to recognize Alzheimer’s caregivers, too. Caring for someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult, draining, challenging, and rewarding. These hard-working caregivers do much to improve the lives of those with Alzeimer’s—so it’s important to show gratitude and appreciation. Alzheimer’s caregivers benefit from having an understanding of sensory Read More »

 

 

Visiting Angels November Newsletter

November 1st, 2017 No Comments
November Home Care News by Angels In the November issue: Making the Most of Visits to Older Parents Gadget Corner: HandsOn Gloves and GrabIt Ratcheting Tool Angels Who Soar: Natacha L. and Nancy C. Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served Client Review: Heather from Lawrenceville, NJ Angel Recipes: Cheesy Potato Bake Senior Humor: The Dentist November Community Resource Bulletin: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Thanksgiving Survey Happy Thanksgiving from Max Read the November Issue today! Read back issues of our Home Care News by Angels. Read More »