January/February 2023
Home Care News by Angels
Greetings!
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
—VICTOR HUGO—
January/February Dates to Note:

  • Sunday, January 1—New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 16—Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Thursday, February 2—Groundhog Day
  • Tuesday, February 14—Valentine’s Day
  • Monday, February 20—Presidents’ Day

Thank you for reading this issue of "Home Care News by Angels"! We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions about our newsletter—please email us at info@njseniorcare.com.

Preventative Nail Care for Seniors

Nail care is an important aspect of personal grooming for aging seniors, and unfortunately, it’s often overlooked. Research has shown the health of an individual’s nails can reveal signs of serious medical conditions, making it critical older adults—or a loved one—monitor the condition of their nails and make preventive care a priority.

7 Bathroom Safety Tips to Prevent Falls and Injuries

When it comes to safety in a senior's home, the bathroom deserves immediate attention. Data shows that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults—leading to costly fractures, head injuries, and hospitalizations that can result in loss of independence and sometimes death. These tips can help prevent these hazards.

Gadget Corner
Our Gadget Corner features unique products which have extra benefits for the senior population.*

Seronic Dialogue Enhancing Portable Speaker for TV: This speaker is perfect for those who have difficulty hearing the dialogue of TV programs. Sound bars may sound great for music and explosions, but dialogue sometimes is hard to understand. This portable speaker is designed to enhance voice conversations without the need to turn up the TV's volume. Because it's portable, it can be placed directly next to someone who may need the extra voice enhancement. Visit Amazon.com for more information.

Presto Plug Outlet Extender: When an outlet is located behind a heavy piece of furniture, it can be useless. With the Presto Plug, you can "move" that outlet without an electrician! Simply plug the Presto Plug's cord into the outlet and extend the Presto Plug device up to 4' to a more accessible area. The unit has a peel & stick backing, so no tools are required. As a bonus, it also has 2 USB ports and a spot for a smart phone at the top. Visit PrestoPlug.com for more information.

*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!
We’re Delighted to Hear from Families About Our Exceptional Care!

A 5-Star Review:
"The aides that have been visiting with my mother have been wonderful. It gives my family peace knowing there is someone keeping my mother company when we cannot. She truly enjoys the company and the help around the house."
—Kim G, Pennington, NJ

Visit our Client Reviews page to read more terrific testimonials!
Celebrating Our Hardworking Employees

We are so proud of our wonderful, hard-working employees who go beyond the call of duty. Below is why our Angels are so special...

Jesus “Maria” T: Jesus “Maria” has been part of the Visiting Angels family since August 2022 and has received glowing reviews from our clients. She is a shining example of the care and compassion we strive for in our caregivers. We congratulate Jesus for her dedication and commitment to providing quality care for our clients. We are proud to recognize her as one of our Angels Who Soar!

Milagros “Millie” A: Milagros “Millie” has been an integral part of the Visiting Angels team since August 2022 and has earned high praise from our clients. They have complimented her for her gentleness, efficiency, and cheerful attitude, as well as her dedication and expertise. Her positive nature and ability to anticipate necessary tasks has made our clients feel secure and comfortable. We are pleased to recognize her hard work and dedication.

We appreciate and thank you, Jesus and Milagros!

Read about our past Angels Who Soar...
Senior Humor

THE HONEYMOON'S OVER

Tim decided to tie the knot with his long time girlfriend.

One evening after the honeymoon, he was organizing his golfing equipment.

His wife was standing nearby watching him.

After a long period of silence she finally speaks: "Tim, I've been thinking. Now that we're married, maybe it's time you quit golfing. You spend so much time on the course. You could probably get a good price for your clubs."

Tim gets this horrified look on his face.

She says, "Darling, what's wrong?"

"For a minute there you were beginning to sound like my ex-wife," Tim says.

"Ex-wife?!" she screams, "I didn't know you were married before!"

"I wasn't," he replied.
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters Widely Available
COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone aged 6 months and older in New Jersey. Booster shots are also available (see CDC recommendations regarding age/doses). Pharmacies in stores such as CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite-Aid are all offering vaccination opportunities.

It's important to protect yourself, older people, and everyone you come in contact with by getting a COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot.
Angel Recipes

Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup

Simple soup recipe for a cold winter's day. Read the recipe here.
January/February
Celebrity Birthdays

Pat Benatar, 70, Jan 10
Holland Taylor, 80, Jan 14
Ronnie Mislay, 80, Jan 16
Desi Arnaz, Jr, 70, Jan 19
Chita Rivera, 90, Jan 23
Charlie Wilson, 70, Jan 29
Portia de Rossi, 50, Jan 31
Dog the Bounty Hunter, 70, Feb 2
Blyth Danner, 80, Feb 3
Mary Steenburgen, 70, Feb 8
Joe Pesci, 80, Feb 9
Kim Novak, 90, Feb 13
Michael Jordan, 60, Feb 17
Yoko Ono, 90, Feb 18
Seal, 60, Feb 19
Valentine’s Day Word Search
Click the image to download a printable PDF of our Valentine's Day Word Search.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Our Office
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Visiting Angels of Mercer & Burlington Counties
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Our New Jersey Service Area

Burlington County: 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

Mercer County: 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 is a New Jersey-licensed, non-medical in-home care company committed to providing an exceptional level of security, comfort, and peace of mind to our clients and their families.

Our certified home health professionals are ready to provide assistance with activities of daily living to seniors, adults with disabilities, those recovering from surgery, and to those who have memory issues. Visiting Angels' services help families spend more mutually-rewarding and meaningful time with their loved ones and also helps provides peace of mind to those who face the challenges of long-distance caregiving.

Our services include tasks such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, shopping, hygiene assistance, bathing, dressing, and grooming care. Visiting Angels' in-home care helps make it possible for seniors and other adults to continue living at home safely. License HP0107200.