January/February 2021
Home Care News by Angels
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

January/February Dates to Note:
  • Friday, January 1: New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Tuesday, February 2: Groundhog Day
  • Sunday, February 14: Valentine's Day
  • Monday, February 15: 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 [email protected].
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Expresses Thanks to Visiting Angels Caregivers
We, Visiting Angels of Mercer & Burlington Counties, together with all Visiting Angels offices across America, are honored and proud to receive this public recognition by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on behalf of all our exceptional Angel caregivers.

Our full Office Staff and team of RNs are working around the clock for our current clients, our quickly increasing number of new clients, and our Angel caregivers to provide close supervision to help keep them all protected, informed, and safe. We provide our Angels with protective equipment such as face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our clients as well as our employees.

5 Common Winter Hazards

The frigid winter can be tough for those of us in the New Jersey area. Common hazards should be addressed to ensure you and senior loved ones can be safe and enjoy the winter season as much as possible, especially for those experiencing issues with limited mobility.

Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

Older adults are at greater risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries from a house fire. In fact, seniors represent 40% of all fire-related deaths in the U.S. It’s critical for seniors and their families to know how to prevent potential fires and what to do if a fire erupts.

New Jersey's Covid-19 Information Hub
The State of New Jersey recently introduced a COVID-19 Information Hub where people can pre-register for the Covid-19 vaccine. New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State. The state's goal is to vaccinate 70% of the adult population within 6 months. To learn more, visit covid19.nj.gov.

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

Power Pod Phone Charger Keychain: The Power Pod is the perfect way to prevent a dead battery on your smartphone! You'll always have it with you when it's attached to your keys. The lightweight design plugs directly into your phone without cables. Provides hours of charge and is rechargeable. Compatible with Apple or Android phones. Visit powerpodshop.com for more information.

Beyond Bright LED Garage Light: The Beyond Bright LED Garage Light provides 300% more light than a standard 60w bulb. It instantly illuminates your garage, basement, closet, attic, shed, or any other space that has a standard light socket. No need for an electrician; it simply screws into the socket like a regular bulb. It's also adjustable, energy efficient, and is long-lasting. Visit www.buybeyondbright.com to learn more.

*Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Items shown are for informational purposes only.

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

A 5-Star Review:
"I'm very grateful for all that Visiting Angels has done for Mom and me. Visiting Angels is a caring, responsive, professional organization. Their caregivers are excellent. As we all know, everything doesn't always go smoothly. Visiting Angels has always been there for me to get back on track quickly. I appreciate the entire staff—the caregivers, the office, the clinical staff and ownership—I've interacted with all of them. I recommend Visiting Angels!"
Roger M, Mount Holly, 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...

Fritza C: Fritza has been with Visiting Angels since 2017. Fritza is a reliable caregiver with a friendly, helpful attitude. Clients have praised her can-do attitude and her ability to jump in to do what needs to be done regarding the care of our clients. On the administrative side, we appreciate Fritza’s willingness to do last-minute fill in assignments, to follow Covid-19 protocols, to wear her uniform and badge, and to show continual improvement in turning in her weekly duty sheets.
Patience A: Patience is one of our live-in aides who has worked with us since 2017. As her name implies, she is very patient in the care of our clients. She has a warm, agreeable demeanor which generates goodwill. Patience is responsive to office communication and is diligent in completing any documentation the office needs, such as personnel documents, timesheets, and duty sheets. She isn’t afraid to ask questions to make sure everyone is on the same page.

We appreciate and thank you, Fritza and Patience!

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


One night a state police officer saw a car going only 22 miles per hour, so he pulled the car over. When he approached the driver's side, he noticed five older ladies were seated in the car and all them looked to be in shock. They were all very pale.

Mildred, the older driver, greeted him. "Officer, why did you pull me over? I was going the speed limit exactly. What is the issue?"

The officer replied, "Ma'am you weren't going OVER the speed limit but driving UNDER the limit is just as dangerous."

Mildred replied, "But I was going 22 mph, the exact speed limit."

"No, ma'am, 22 is not the speed limit, it's the route number," he laughed.

Feeling embarrassed, the older woman thanked him.

The officer then said, "Before I let you go, is everyone OK? The other ladies seem a bit unsettled."

"Oh, they'll be fine in a minute," Mildred replied. "We were just on Route 119."
Angel Recipes

Slow Cooker Zucchini Soup

This soup will warm you up on a chilly day. Read the recipe here.
Celebrity Birthdays

Taye Diggs, 50, Jan. 2
Gabrielle Carteris, 60, Jan. 2
Mel Gibson, 65, Jan. 3
Diane Keaton, 75, Jan. 5
Robert Duvall, 90, Jan. 5
Jeremy Renner, 50, Jan. 7
Mary J. Blige, 50, Jan. 11
Kirstie Alley, 70, Jan. 12
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 60, Jan. 13
Regina King, 50, Jan. 15
Kid Rock, 50, Jan. 17
James Earl Jones, 90, Jan. 17
Bill Maher, 65, Jan. 20
Geena Davis, 65, Jan. 21
Kenya Moore, 50, Jan. 24
Neil Diamond, 80, Jan. 24
Aaron Neville, 80, Jan. 24
George Stephanopoulos, 60, Feb. 10
Alex Borstein, 50, Feb. 15
Denise Richards, 50, Feb. 17
Sean Astin, 50, Feb. 25
Erykah Badu, 50, Feb. 26
New Year's
Word Search
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What's Happening at Visiting Angels


All of us at Visiting Angels wish our clients, our caregivers, our referral sources, and all of our friends a very happy, healthy 2021! May your year be filled with good things and great memories!
Our Office
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Visiting Angels of Mercer & Burlington Counties
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.