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Visiting Angels November Employee Spotlight: Natacha and Nancy

November 1st, 2017 No Comments
November Angels Who Soar Each month, we shine a spotlight on outstanding Certified Home Health Aide employees. This November, we applaud Natacha L. and Nancy C. Natacha L. has been one of our dedicated, loyal Angels since 2014. We can always count on her reliability, her consistent attendance, and her eagerness to take on more permanent and fill-in assignments. A client has recently commented that she’s very friendly, is always smiling, and happily performs her duties. Keep up the awesome work, Natacha! Nancy C. is one of our newer Angels who is making a positive impact. She’s working with a Read More »

 

 

Seniors, be safe this Halloween with 17 Halloween Safety Tips

October 20th, 2017 No Comments
Halloween safety tips for seniorsHalloween Safety Tips for Seniors Halloween can be a fun night for seniors who enjoy seeing lively children in a wide array of amusing costumes. For many seniors, however, the masked visitors and constant knocking on the door can be unnerving and frightening as the night wears on. Many older people live alone, and most of these are women, so it’s wise to be prepared for the ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheros, and zombies who will be wandering the neighborhood—regardless if the seniors participate in passing out candy or not. These tips can help. Tips if you ARE accepting trick-or-treaters: Don’t Read More »

 

 

Facts About National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 16th, 2017 No Comments
breast cancer awarenessOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an important month to educate others about how to detect breast cancer and to fundraise money for its research. Here are some interesting things about Breast Cancer Awareness Month that you may not know. Its History The American Cancer Society partnered with a pharmaceutical company in 1985 to encourage more women to get mammograms, as this test is one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early. The pink ribbon didn’t get its start until 1993, when the company Estee Lauder established a breast cancer research foundation. Since then, the Read More »

 

 

Take a look at the October issue of our newsletter!

October 4th, 2017 No Comments
October leaf imageOctober Home Care News by Angels Our monthly newsletter features articles of interest to those interested in senior care and also their family and friends. In the October issue… 5 Autumn Driving Tips Helping Seniors with Autumn Yard Work Pumpkin Trivia Gadget Corner: Lantern Heater and Inverted Umbrella Employee Spotlight: Joel J and Josephine B Angel Recipes: Pumpkin Squares Client Review: Jan F from Burlington, NJ October Community Resource Bulletin: Long-Term Care Planning Month Our Office Mascot, Max: Happy October Read the October issue today. Read past issues of our newsletter. Read More »

 

 

October’s Outstanding Employees

October 1st, 2017 1 Comment
Spotlighting October Home Care Employees We’re happy to announce our October “Angels Who Soar.” This month we are featuring two outstanding employees, Joel J. and Josephine B. We appreciate these hard-working Angels! Joel J. has been a loyal Angel since 2014. He’s been doing an excellent job on a very unique and challenging assignment recently. He continually represents Visiting Angels very well with his professionalism and positive attitude! Josephine B. is a newer Angel who has been with one of our clients since his first day of service in February. Josephine demonstrates calming patience with difficult situations. The family has Read More »

 

 

Fall Prevention Awareness Day: September 22. Check out 6 ways to prevent falls…

September 22nd, 2017 No Comments
Falls Infographic NCOAFall Prevention Awareness Day on the First Day of Autumn The National Council on Aging has prepared an infographic of 6 steps to prevent a fall. For adults over 65, it’s especially important to guard against falls. Preventing falls is a big component of senior care. 1. Exercise will help with your balance and strength 2. Speak with your health professionals to determine if you’re prone to falls 3. Review your medications with your pharmacist or doctor periodically to make sure your drugs aren’t causing you to fall 4. Get hearing and vision checkups regularly 5. Take precautions in the Read More »

 

 

Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care Blog awarded Top 100 Senior Care Blogs

September 20th, 2017 No Comments
Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care Named in Top 100 Blogs We are honored to announce that Visiting Angels NJ Senior Care blog has been selected by Feedspot.com as one of the Top 100 Senior Care Blogs on the web. To view this prestigious list, go to http://blog.feedspot.com/senior_care_blogs/. We strive to post content that’s informative but also with a splash of fun and with a view into our local Visiting Angels’ office. We’d love it if you would take a few moments to read several of our posts! Read More »

 

 

Healthy Aging Month: Promoting Personal Responsibility for Your Health

September 14th, 2017 No Comments
September is Healthy Aging MonthHealthy Aging Month In our youth-obsessed culture, the normal aging process is viewed as something to be fought or pushed back as long as possible. But contrary to popular belief and cultural myths and misconceptions, a healthy and active lifestyle is not exclusive to the young. In order to raise awareness and help to encourage healthy living and active lifestyles at every age, September has been designated Healthy Aging Month. Make Healthy Living a Priority at Every Age The goal of Healthy Aging Month is to highlight the benefits that come with getting older, and to inspire adults over the Read More »

 

 

Visiting Angels’ September Newsletter

September 13th, 2017 No Comments
September’s Home Care News by Angels It’s September…time for back-to-school, cooler temperatures, apple picking, and fall festivals will start popping up all over New Jersey. We hope you have a wonderful September! In the September issue: Is Someone You Love In Danger? In-home safety supervision will help; Gadget Corner: WiFi Smart Plugs and SockSlider; Spotlight of Outstanding Angels: Michelle D. and Mohamed M.; Fibromyalgia Care and Tips; Client Review: Maria M.; Angel Recipes: Rice Crust Pizza; Senior Humor: In Her Dreams; Celebrity Birthdays Over 50; Grandparents Day Sept. 10; September Community Resource Bulletin: Healthy Aging Month; Happy September Birthday to Read More »

 

 

September’s “Angel” Employee Spotlight

August 31st, 2017 1 Comment
Angels Who Soar September 2017Outstanding Visiting Angels Employees September 2017 We treasure our home care field employees! Every month we spotlight them as Angels Who Soar. This September, we are highlighting Michelle D. and Mohamed M. Michelle D. has been one of our loyal employees since November 2011. Recently, a client’s family member (who had experienced problems with other home care agencies in the past) remarked that Michelle is “fabulous and amazing,” takes good care of her mother, and is always smiling. We greatly value Michelle’s good nature and helpfulness. Mohamed M., also a long-time Angel (since December of 2012), recently accepted an assignment Read More »