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Cold weather’s here! Check out winter safety driving tips for older adults…

December 31st, 2013 No Comments

Winter + New Jersey = Icy, Snowy Weather!

Forecasters have predicted possible snow this week in the New Jersey area. Many elder care experts agree that driving ability tends to decrease after the age of 55, but this doesn’t mean that senior drivers can’t still enjoy safe driving–even in our winter weather.

These tips will help older drivers have more confidence when driving in winter months:

  • Maintain your vehicle–check cooling systems, tire pressure, battery, wipers, windshield washer fluid, brakes, anti-freeze, fuel and air filters, heat & defrost systems
  • Install high-quality winter tires–all-weather radial tires are usually sufficient
  • Drive only while well-rested
  • Keep an emergency kit in your car–shovel, ice scraper, flashlight, battery-powered radio, blanket, road salt/sand, extra mittens/hats, snack food, booster cables, emergency flares, first aid kit, distress flags
  • Plan your route–check www.traffic.com for road conditions

To access an additional emergency checklist, check out Visiting Angels’ NJ Senior Care by visiting our elder care New Jersey emergency preparedness resource page.

Visiting Angels on TV…check out our new commercial!

August 19th, 2013 No Comments

Visiting Angels Senior Home Care rolls out new TV spot

Have you seen Visiting Angels’ new TV commercial yet? Two baby boomer women discuss the concerns over being a family caregiver of an aging father. Does your parent need help with cleaning, doing laundry, shopping, errands, and cooking? There’s an “Angel” for that! A Visiting Angels home health aide can do all this and more. Call us today at 609-883-8188 for your NJ elder care needs.

Check out more Visiting Angels commercials on our TV page.

Not getting enough vitamin D may make your bones age faster…

July 15th, 2013 No Comments

NJ elder caregivers: low levels of vitamin D not healthy for bones

A new study at the University of California Berkeley recently published a study which shows a vitamin D deficiency can increase premature bone aging. Aging, brittle bones increase fall risks. The risk of having bone fractures greatly increase the older one becomes, especially for women. According to a researcher at UC Berkeley, 50% of women and 25% of men over the age of 50 will have one or more fractures in their lives after the age of 50. A person receives vitamin D naturally in the sun. To get an appropriate amount, you’ll need to be in the sun about 30 minutes two times per week, without sunscreen. Be cautious about the dangers of skin cancer, however. Other sources are in fortified milk or yogurt, fatty fish, cheese, and egg yolks. Perhaps the easiest way to get the proper amount is through a vitamin D supplement. To read more about the study, go to http://bit.ly/12QdEVp.