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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!

 

 

Angel Inspiration: Caregivers’ 10 Commandments

August 30th, 2017 No Comments

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Caregivers’ 10 Commandments

When communicating with older seniors and especially people with memory impairments due to Alzheimer’s or other dementia, it’s always good to keep these “Caregivers’ 10 Commandments.”

Always…
AGREE—Never Argue
REDIRECT—Never Reason
DISTRACT—Never Shame
REASSURE—Never Lecture
REMINISCE—Never say, “Remember”
REPEAT—Never say, “I already told you”
SAY, “DO WHAT YOU CAN”—Never say, “You can’t”
ASK—Never Command
ENCOURAGE AND PRAISE—Never Condescend
REINFORCE—Never Force

Be An Angel Day is August 22. Check out 16 easy ways to Be An Angel everyday!

August 22nd, 2016 1 Comment

Be An Angel Day

August 22 is Be An Angel Day

At Visiting Angels, every day is “Be An Angel” day. For everyone else, August 22nd has been designated as a special day to encourage doing nice things for a fellow person, to act like an angel! Be a blessing to someone else–you will be blessed in return!

Easy ways you can Be An Angel:

  • Be polite to everyone (including family members)
  • Visit a senior at their home or nursing facility
  • Drive courteously
  • Tip your server over 20%
  • Pick up random litter wherever you see it
  • Be friendly to people
  • Wave and/or say hello to your neighbors
  • Send a note to someone just to say hello
  • Let someone else go first
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Give a hug to someone you know
  • Put change in someone else’s parking meter
  • Return a shopping cart in a parking lot
  • Say thank you for little things
  • Bring in Angel food cake to work for co-workers
  • Call, text, or email someone you haven’t talked to in awhile

 

Weekend Wisdom from Visiting Angels

September 5th, 2015 No Comments

Visiting Angels' inspirational quote. Call us for senior home care in Mercer and Burlington counties in NJ.

Weekend Wisdom from Visiting Angels

Weekends aren’t just a time to have fun–they’re also a chance to take a breather, to take a moment to reflect on the prior week and to rejuvenate. We offer this quote to get the inspirational juices flowing.

March 18 is “Forgive Mom & Dad Day”…check out these 5 inspiring quotes on forgiveness

March 18th, 2015 No Comments

5 Inspiring Forgiveness Quotes

Forgiveness is healing!

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“Holding on to anger, resentment, and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache, and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” —Joan Lunden

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” —Mark Twain

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” —Maya Angelou

“When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.” —Alan Paton

Inspirational thought for New Jersey Caregivers of Older Loved Ones

October 30th, 2014 No Comments

Autumn Inspiration for New Jersey Senior Caregivers

Caring for elders is not always easy, especially if they have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It’s especially difficult when they don’t remember your name—even after knowing them for many years. While they may not recognize you, they do still recognize a friendly smile, a gentle touch, and especially the kindness you show them. They’ll appreciate your care and how you make them feel.

 

Make their day! Send an older loved one a card or letter this month…

April 23rd, 2014 No Comments

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month

When is the last time you received a card or letter from someone? Not one of the electronic variety? While emails and texts are great for instant communication, there’s just something special about receiving a good old-fashioned greeting in the mail. April is National Card and Letter Writing Month, so what better time to send a note to the special folks in your life to let them know you’re thinking of them? Think about the older people you may know who don’t have access to electronic communications–grandparents, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and neighbors. Perhaps they live alone or live in a nursing facility; what a delightful treat to get their mail and see a card or letter from you! This is an activity teens and younger children can be involved in as well. The recipient will treasure each handwritten card, letter, and note and will be able to read every one over and over again. Go ahead…make their day!

Spring Greetings from Visiting Angels in New Jersey!

March 20th, 2014 No Comments

Springtime arrives at our New Jersey Home Health Care Offices!

Our New Jersey winter has been brutal in the Lawrenceville and Marlton areas where our offices are located. But we are rejoicing—as is much of the rest of the country—that this is the first day of SPRING! We’re looking forward to flowers, sunshine, and warmer weather that comes with spring.

Do you know an older friend, neighbor, or loved one who has been essentially home-bound all winter? Take advantage of the warmer spring days to accompany them to a park, a stroll in the neighborhood, a farmers market, to an outdoor shopping center, or to another place they’ve been wanting to visit? Enjoy!

Caregiving Inspiration for the Day…

October 31st, 2013 No Comments

Visiting Angels’ Caregiving Quote

Sometimes, caregivers could use a little inspiration in their day!

Today’s Inspiration for Family Caregivers

May 9th, 2013 No Comments

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