Archive for June, 2014

Max, Visiting Angels’ Cute Bichon Frise Puppy, Plays Soccer at Lawrenceville, NJ Office

June 26th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels in Lawrenceville, NJ | Cute puppy playing soccer

Our home care office puppy, Max, recently had a soccer lesson with our Co-Owner and Managing Director, Rudy Tervooren. Watch the video to see him make a goal!

The lesson was filmed and cheered-on by our Co-Owner and Managing Director, Nora de Cárdenas.

Could ibuprofen help slow dementia and diabetes?

June 25th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels - In The NewsA new study shows ibuprofen may help slow age-related illnesses

Newcastle University (U.K.) researchers have discovered that the common pain killer ibuprofen may help slow diseases which are age-related—arthritis, dementia, and arthritis, for example. The theory is that the drug decreases inflammation which is seen in certain age-related diseases. The study was performed on mice and found inflammation was leading cells to sleep, rather than generating new cells, which are needed to keep the organs vital. Ibuprofen was shown to stop the cells from sleeping, allowing the new cells to form.

People shouldn’t start taking ibuprofen to stop their bodies from aging, however. It had no effect on mice who were not experiencing inflammation and were aging normally. It does have side effects: may cause stomach ulcers and indigestion, may raise the risk of strokes and heart attacks if taken in high doses long-term, and can reduce fertility in women. Controlling one’s inflammation is a key point in helping to maintain good health. Diet and exercise will help naturally; a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids, and lean meats are recommended to lower inflammation.

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Read our great new testimonial from South Jersey home care client!

June 19th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels Home Care Review South Jersey

It is so encouraging to hear from our clients about the care their family has received through Visiting Angels. Our Care Management Team in the office as well as our home care field employees truly appreciate knowing we have made a positive impact in the lives of our families!

“We were very happy with Visiting Angels. The management worked very closely with us and provided us with really excellent caregivers. We had 3 here on a regular basis and they were here most of the time. They were just fabulous. They made sure we have the aides here when we needed them. They called on a regular basis to make sure everything was OK or if we have any other needs. They took excellent care of Mr. R. I couldn’t say enough about them. They were fantastic! We used them for 3 months. I was very happy with anybody I had dealt with at Visiting Angels.”

— Anne, Voorhees, NJ

Read more Visiting Angels’ home care reviews on our Testimonial pages.

Latest Issue of Home Care News by Angels: Now Available!

June 13th, 2014 No Comments

Visiting Angels Home Care News by Angels Newsletter

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

In this month’s issue:

Read the issue today!

Meet Our Littlest Angel, Max!

June 5th, 2014 No Comments

Meet our littlest Angel, Max the Bichon Frisé

Meet Max, Our Littlest Angel!

Our Lawrenceville, NJ Visiting Angels office has recently welcomed a new little Angel, Max. Our owners, Nora de Cárdenas and Rudy Tervooren,  adopted Max, a Bichon Frisé puppy who was born on March 23rd. Our home care office staff and visitors have delighted in his cheerful disposition and playfulness. He has brightened our work days!

Exciting news on the horizon for seniors as driverless cars continue to evolve…

June 4th, 2014 No Comments

Driverless Cars | Autonomous Vehicles

With Google’s prototype of its cute self-driving car last week, excitement continues to build about the real possibility of owning a driverless car. For older people, the freedom a driverless car would afford would be priceless. No longer would many older people—those who are no longer able or willing to drive due to visual or physical impairments—be confined to home, dependent on public transportation, and/or dependent on rides from family and friends. Already being developed by major car companies, driverless cars may be common by 2025, some experts believe.

Read our past blog post about Driverless Cars.