Posts Tagged ‘Home Care’

April is Cancer Control Month…live healthy…get screened…help prevent cancer!

April 11th, 2013 1 Comment

This April, Visiting Angels NJ is highlighting National Cancer Control Month, which raises awareness of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle as well as the importance of having cancer screenings in order to prevent cancer. Read about Cancer Control Month.

Family caregivers: take a vacation!

June 6th, 2012 No Comments

Taking a vacation without worrying about older parents

Summer’s almost here, and it’s time to start planning your vacation! If you’re a family caregiver for your older mom or dad, and worry they may not be OK left alone, let our professional, licensed CNAs or CHHAs at Visiting Angels NJ home care stay with them while you’re away. Our home care Angels can be with them for several hours or even stay with them 24/7. Both you and your parent will have peace of mind knowing someone is checking on them while you’re away. Call us to discuss options for your parents’ NJ elder care…and enjoy your vacation!

Seniors, need some extra help? Let us be your “personal assistant”!

January 11th, 2012 No Comments

Visiting Angels NJ, senior home care professionals, provides the older population assistance with Activities of Daily Living–assisting with personal hygiene and grooming, helping with dressing/undressing, feeding, transferring, toileting, and helping them walk without a cane or walker. Many of the seniors who need these home care NJ services cannot function by themselves.

Did you realize, however, that in-home care doesn’t just help elders who are ill or otherwise unable to help themselves? We also consider our aides “personal assistants” to the aging population.

Improving the quality of life for seniors is what we’re all about. Whether it’s changing a light bulb, vacuuming the floor, dusting those nick-knacks, preparing meals, taking out the garbage, changing the bed linens, running errands, or walking the dog–we’re here to help. Contact us today!

As we age, who typically needs more care—men or women?

December 28th, 2011 1 Comment

As we age, who typically needs more care—men or women?

The need for assistance with everyday activities (including eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, and continence) increases as we age for both men and women, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, women are more likely to need assistance than men (home care NJ can help with these activities of daily living). Women typically live longer and have higher rates of disability and chronic health problems. After years of caring for others, it’s unfortunate that long-term care is something few women adequately plan for, and something they will likely desperately need.

NJ Pearl Harbor survivors: marking 70 years today…

December 7th, 2011 No Comments

At one time, there were 800 Pearl Harbor survivors in New Jersey. That number has decreased to about 7. Ralph Jeffers of Monmouth County and Thomas Mahoney of Union both were serving in Hawaii on the USS Curtiss, a seaplane tender, on December 7, 1941. To commemorate the 70th anniversary, there will be an event today at 11am at the Richard Stockton Service Area in Hamilton. Read the powerful recollections of these veterans by reading the article on dailyrecord.com.

We honor our country’s veterans who bravely served in foreign wars. Click on our Veterans Program Tab to learn more about how we can help them or their widowed spouses receive our NJ senior home care.

 

Check out these 99 (mostly) easy ways to save money…

October 25th, 2011 No Comments

With the economy as it is, and finances tight for most families (especially seniors who are on a fixed income), who wouldn’t be eager to cut costs? Saving a little here and there can add up to big savings. An article by AARP gives 99 ways to save money such as:

  • When’s the best time to buy a TV
  • How to get movie discounts
  • Which foods give you the most nutrition for the money
  • How to creatively save money on wrapping paper

Read the AARP article at http://aarp.us/bPc6hZ.

Did you hear about the couple, married 72 years, who both died while holding each other’s hand?

October 20th, 2011 No Comments

What a beautiful love story! An Iowa couple died last week, hand in hand. They had been in a car accident and were both injured and hospitalized. According to an ABC report, they did many things together throughout their lives, from working at a Chevrolet dealership to a creamery. Married since the day the wife graduated high school in 1939, their lives had been filled with shared happiness. Please read the full story (http://abcn.ws/mZVC6E)…and grab a tissue!

“I appreciated the ethics this agency instilled in their aides” – New Testimonial

August 3rd, 2011 No Comments

We are all smiling, thanks this home care nj review by Dianne J. of Riverton, NJ. It warms our hearts to know we are making a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their families.

“Visiting Angels did everything possible to keep my dad comfortable during his final days. The live in aide was absolutely wonderful, caring, gentle and respectful. He was definitely the person I would want caring for me or my family. All of the other aides were also very good. I appreciated the ethics this agency instilled in their aides and commend the owners, Rudy Tervooren and Nora de Cardenas for doing a great job! I also enjoyed meeting Rudy and spoke with Nora on the phone. Both are extremely caring and supportive! Their superior quality of care will definitely help ease your mind, especially during the stressful times created with care for a sick or dying family member.”

 

Activities for home-bound seniors

November 18th, 2010 No Comments

Do you know a senior who is home-bound? This is an important topic in elder care NJ. With more and more baby boomers entering retirement, the numbers of those who are home-bound will continue to increase. Chronic illnesses, disabilities, and dementia are just a few reasons seniors become tied to their homes. It’s important for these folks to remain active, regardless of their location. Jeffrey Johnson, co-founder of Visiting Angels home care has written an article on this topic. He offers tips and examples of activities. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/QuhjnI.