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In Th is Issu e
Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Take Care of Emotional Health

10 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Active

Gadget Corner

Client Testimonial

Hiring Certified Home Health Aides

Senior Humor

Angel Recipes
Celebrity Birthdays
Max, Our Office Mascot

What's Happening At Visiting Angels

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Senior Humor 
Getting Older
I don't do drugs or drink.   
At my age, I get the same effect just standing up too fast.

I can't believe how old people my age are!

Washing--30 minutes
Drying--60 minutes  
Putting Away--7 to 10 business days

I've decided I'll never get down to my original weight and I'm OK with that. 
After all, 6 lbs 3 oz is just not realistic.
You drop something when you were younger, you just pick it up.  
When you're older and you drop something, you stare at it for a bit contemplating if you actually need it anymore. 
The adult version of "head, shoulders, knees and toes" is  
"wallet, glasses, keys, and phone." 

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Angel Recipes

March and April Celebrity Birthdays 50+:    
Julie Bowen, 50, March 3
Daniel J. Travanti, 80, March 7
Chuck Norris, 80, March 10
William H. Macy, 60, March 13
William Hurt, 70, March 20
Stephen Sondheim, 90, Mar 22
Lara Flynn Boyle, 50, March 24
Nancy Pelosi, 80, March 26
James Caan, 80, March 26
Martin Short, 70, March 26
Jennifer Grey, 60, March 26
Elizabeth Mitchell, 50, March 27
Mariah Carey, 50, March 27
Vince Vaughn, 50, March 28
Christine Lahti, 70, April 4
John Schneider, 60, April 8
Ron Perlman, 70, April 13
Peter Frampton, 70, April 22
Al Pacino, 80, April 25
Melania Trump, 50, April 26
Jay Leno, 70, April 28
Uma Thurman, 50, April 29

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 Visiting Angels'  
Office Mascot, Max

March/April 2020

Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.
- ERMA BOMBECK -      
   * March 8: Daylight Saving Time begins 
   * March 17: St. Patrick's Day 
   * March 19: First Day of Spring 
   * April 9: Passover 
   * April 12: Easter Sunday
   * April 22: Earth Day 
Thank you for reading this issue of "Home Care News by Angels." It's springtime and the weather is getting better day by day, but a lot more than the weather has changed in the world since our last issue. It's our hope that you, your family, and your friends are well and safe during this uncertain and unprecedented time!  

6 Coronavirus Scams and Hoaxes Targeting Older Adults 
As the U.S. and the rest of the world grapple with the effects of COVID-19, scammers have taken advantage of the pandemic and developed new coronavirus hoaxes that prey on fears of the virus. Older adults--especially those who are experiencing cognitive decline and are isolated from loved ones due to social distancing--are at higher risk for falling victim to COVID-19-related phone or internet scams. Take a look at these 6 unique scams and hoaxes. 

Take Care of Your Emotional Health 
The outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful. Fear and anxiety about a disease can cause strong emotions in adults and children alike. However, finding ways to cope with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
4 Tips to Relieve Stress
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. 
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Call and talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling. Sharing your emotions can be very helpful. Use video technology such as FaceTime or Skype to stay in touch with family and friends.

Gadget Corner
O ur Gadget Corner features unique products which have extra benefits for the NJ senior care population.*
Aqua Joe AJ-6PSTB Indestructible Turbo Drive 360 Degree Telescoping Tripod Lawn and Garden Sprinkler
This unique sprinkler gives you more control than a traditional lawn sprinkler, and you don't have to bend over to adjust it! There are 6 adjustable spray patterns: flat, fan, large, multi, mini, and mist. The telescoping height adjustment lets you customize your spray area. The rotating head can be adjusted up to a full 360°. For details, visit
TushBaby Baby Carrier                 
If you've ever held your grandchild or your own child, you know how difficult their weight is on your back. With the TushBaby ergonomic carrier, the baby's weight is evenly distributed on a memory foam seat that sits above your hip, allowing a more comfortable experience. Doctor-approved. As a plus, it even holds a phone and has space for diapers and wipes. Visit www.TushBaby.com for more information, testimonials, and to watch a product demonstration.

Click here to see featured gadgets from past issues.   
*Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Items shown are for informational purposes only. 

Have a helpful gadget you'd like us to feature in Home Care News by Angels? Let us know!

icon We're Delighted to Hear from Families About Our Exceptional Care!

A Satisfied Client's Review:

"My friend has been using Visiting Angels for two years now... It is working out very nicely and I'm very happy. They have been very accommodating. They are really answering my calls and making sure that I get the services that my friend needs. My friend's caregiver is here Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. She administers the pill [reminders], she washes the clothes once a week, she gives my friend a shower, she does puzzles with her, she works with her and tries to get her to move a little bit, and she does breakfast and lunch for her. I'm very happy with their services."
--Pam, Mercer County, NJ

Visit our Testimonial page to read more terrific reviews!

10 Ways Family Caregivers (and Visiting Angels Caregivers) Can Help Keep Seniors Active During Coronavirus Outbreak  
Check out AARP's 10 ways caregivers can help prevent boredom and help seniors stay active.

Angels Who Soar: Celebrating Our Hardworking Employees    
We are so proud of our wonderful, hard-working employees who go beyond the call of duty. Read why our Angels are so special...
Jerrett Q. is a friendly, engaging Angel who gets along well with our clients. He is very good with challenging assignments; he is very patient. He regularly makes sure to include families in the care which makes it a family dynamic. He is also good at communicating with the office about a client's condition and with any other changes of concern. Jerrett is consistent at submitting duty sheets (required each week by every aide for every client).

Sherley G. is one of our newer Angels, but has made a great impression in the short time she has been with us. She is warm and compassionate, and performs her job with efficiency and empathy . Sherley is one of those aides who was made to be a caretaker as she truly enjoys taking care of clients! She is also very reliable, punctual, and rarely takes time off. She's good with challenging assignments and is able to gently and calmly redirect clients who have dementia.

We are grateful for you and thank you for your hard work, Jerrett and Sherley! 

What's Happening at Visiting Angels

Office News
Our o ffice staff members have each been working from home since the end of March, but we haven't slowed down! As is everyone else in the country, we are adjusting to our "new normal" which--for us--means daily video Zoom team meetings and lots of touch-base phone calls and text communications between staff and management throughout the day. Our office phone lines have been forwarded to one person during the day, so please be patient; we will return your call as soon as possible. All calls from clients, potential clients, caregivers, potential caregivers, and referral sources are so important to us! 
Our Angel Healthcare Heroes 
We can't praise our caregiver Angels enough--they are essential to our business and essential to our wonderful clients who count on them every day. Our Angels are on the front lines, courageously providing non-medical healthcare services during this troubling time. Their work is keeping our clients safe in their own houses! We say a big THANK YOU to our Essential Angels!  
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March and April's Community Resource Bulletins focus on
APRIL: CANCER CONTROL MONTH. To download a printable copy of these bulletins, click here for March and click here for April. You will also find back issues of our Community Resource Bulletin from previous months on our website's resource page.      

Visiting Angels proudly services the following NJ cities and surrounding areas:

Beverly, Birmingham, Bordentown, Bridgeboro, Browns Mills, Burlington, Chesterfield, Cinnaminson, Cookstown, Columbus, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Evesboro, Evesham, Eastampton, Fieldsboro, Hainesport, Jacobstown, Jobstown, Juliustown, Kresson, Lenola, Lumberton, Mansfield, Marlton, Masonville, Mount Laurel, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Holly, New Lisbon, North Hanover, Palmyra, Pemberton, Pine Grove, Rancocas, Riverside, Riverton, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, Vincentown, Westampton, Willingboro, Wrightstown

Allentown, Ewing, Ewing Township, Hamilton Township, Hamilton Square, Hopewell, Hopewell Township, Lawrence Township, Lawrenceville, Lambertville, Princeton, Princeton Township, Princeton Junction, Robbinsville, Skillman, Titusville, Trenton, Upper Freehold Township, West Windsor, West Windsor Township, Windsor, Yardville
About Our Care

Visiting Angels of Mercer and Burlington County is a New Jersey-licensed and accredited, non-medical home care company committed to provide an exceptional level of security, comfort, and peace of mind to our clients and their families. Our personal care Angels are certified home health aide professionals , and are ready to provide assistance with the activities of daily living to seniors, those who are disabled, those recovering from surgery, and to those who are frail. Our services include tasks such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands and shopping, to more personal tasks such as hygiene assistance, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
Visiting Angels ' in-home care helps make it possible for seniors and other adults to continue living at home safely. We understand how challenging the home care selection process can be. We're experienced in working with families whose loved ones are resistant to receiving care. Our services help families spend more mutually-rewarding and meaningful time with their loved ones and also helps provide comfort and peace of mind to those who face the challenges of long-distance caregiving.  
For more information, please call us at 609-883-8188, visit our website www.VisitingAngels.com/burling-mercer or contact us by email at [email protected].