Home Health Care articles appearing in Mercer & Burlington County, NJ publications

Burlington County Woman/Mercer County Woman News Articles

These informative elder care articles were written by Visiting Angels Co-Owner and Managing Director, Nora de Cárdenas, for Mercer County Woman and Burlington County Woman publications.

Creative Caregiving
Take the time to sit down with your caregiver and ask about some of the creative activities/ideas they have implemented with other families they have worked with. See what works with your family situation and get creative!
Download the PDF to read more…

Warmer Days on the Way: Exercise for Seniors Can Lead to Health and Happiness
Fresh air and exercise are good for all ages, but especially for our senior population. More and more studies are showing that staying physically active and exercising regularly can help prevent and delay many diseases and disabilities, not to mention just feeling better. By incorporating exercise and some outdoor activities into a New Jersey elder care routine, your aging loved one can reap the benefits. There are fun and useful activities that you or your professional caregiver can incorporate into the daily NJ senior care care of your loved one.
Download the PDF to read more…

Art & Music: Breaking Through the Barriers of Alzheimer’s Disease
Familiar songs can help people with Alzheimer’s relate to others, move more easily and experience joy. Art Therapy through NJ senior care is also proving to be a successful tool in dealing with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
Download the PDF to read more…

Elderly Nutrition: Is Your Aging Loved One At Risk for Malnutrition
Fresh air and exercise are good for all ages, but especially for our senior population. More and more studies are showing that staying physically active and exercising regularly can help prevent and delay many diseases and disabilities, not to mention just feeling better. By incorporating exercise and some outdoor activities into a New Jersey elder care routine, your aging loved one can reap the benefits. There are fun and useful activities that you or your professional caregiver can incorporate into the daily NJ senior care care of your loved one.
Download the pdf to read more…

I Want In-Home Care…But, How Do I Choose What Type Is Right For Me?
Do you or someone in your family need help with daily tasks like meal preparation, dressing or running errands? Do you or your loved one need skilled nursing home care in New Jersey to help recuperate after being discharged from a hospital or a rehab?
Download the PDF to read more…

Making T.I.M.E. for All Family Members: Preserving a Good Relationship with Your Aging Parent
Birthdays and anniversaries, holidays and special occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day all give you opportunities to focus on preserving a good relationship with your aging parents.
Download the PDF to read more…

Tough Economic Times Calls for Money-Saving Caregiving Tips
The bleak economy, which has brought surging foreclosures, sinking property values, vanishing home equity and mounting job losses, is having a major trickledown effect for families providing New Jersey elder care for an aging loved one.
Download the PDF to read more…

It’s a New Year, Make New Plans – “Emergency Preparedness” for Seniors
As the New Year rolls around, people begin to look forward to what the year will bring and how they can best be prepared for what is to come. Many seniors hope to continue to have good health, be surrounded by friends and family and to have a good, quality life. In preparing for the new year, one of the most important and loving things you can do for the senior in your life is to create and implement an emergency preparedness plan.
Download the PDF to read more…

Is Your Loved One Safe Living Alone? A Working Assessment Guide for Families
Did you know that in the United States our life expectancy continues to trend upward? The National Center for Health Statistics1 recently released a report containing many updated figures on life expectancy and aging. Findings in the report discuss that age-related death rates for both men and women are decreasing and that there is a growing trend for an increase in life expectancy.
Download the PDF to read more…

Aging Successfully in Place: Developing a Care Plan for Staying in the Home
Not long ago it was assumed that once a person started having difficulty living by themselves, they would either move in with family or go to a nursing home care in New Jersey. But times have changed. Today there is a strong trend in the senior community called “aging in place” – seniors choosing to remain in their own homes, either alone or with a full or part-time NJ senior care helper, instead of moving in with family or to a facility situation. According to a recent AARP study, over 80% of people over 50 want to remain at home as they age.1 “Aging in place” is so widely desired because it affords seniors, among other things, more independence, comfort and continued involvement in their communities.
Download the PDF to read more…

Let an Angel Help You Care for Your Loved One
In a perfect world, you would be able to take care of your aging parent or a disabled or convalescing loved one in your home or theirs, relying only on family to help you. But the reality is that caring for someone who is aging, disabled or ill is a full-time job that can take a toll on the caregiver; add to that the demands of raising a family, working, or other responsibilities, and chances are you’ll need a little assistance along the way.
Download the PDF to read more…

Mom Took Care of You – Is It Your Turn Now?
There’s nothing like a mother’s love. Whether she was making your school lunch, giving you a pep talk after a disappointment, acting as your biggest cheerleader, or spoiling your kids, Mom was always there for you.
Download the PDF to read more…

Protecting Older Adults During the Dog Days of Summer
As temperatures and the humidity soar, it is time for everyone to take extra precautions to avoid heat related illnesses. The human body responds to hot weather by increasing blood flow to the skin and sweating. The evaporating sweat carries away excess body heat to help maintain a normal body temperature. When the weather is especially hot, our bodies sweat more and work harder to keep a normal temperature. The combination of high humidity and high temperatures slows down the evaporation of sweat making it difficult for the body to regulate its internal thermometer.
Download the PDF to read more…

Additional Resources:

The Mercer County Woman
The Burlington County Woman