July/August 2021
Home Care News by Angels

The summer night is like
a perfection of thought.


July/August Dates to Note:

Happy Summer! It's great to get out and explore our area again; New Jersey has so much to offer, especially in the summer months. For more local summer fun ideas, check out orchards/farms — many have weekend events with food, live music, and family activities.

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.

7 Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do At Home

Regular exercise is one of the best activities seniors can do to maintain—and enhance—their overall health. Seniors don’t need a gym membership or fancy workout equipment to obtain these health benefits. They can do the following simple exercises in the comforts of home.

Keeping Seniors Safe In Summer

Most of us spend the year looking forward to summer. Warm temperatures, long days and summer vacations—there’s a lot like about the sunny season. But summer can pose some unique challenges for older people. It’s essential to be aware of the following summer-related dangers and how to mitigate them.

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

Rechargeable Dimmable LED Light Bulbs: Should you lose power, these rechargeable LED light bulbs will remain glowing thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery. Once the power is back on, the bulbs will automatically start recharging again. Simply screw them into a lamp as usual. They also come with an adapter that allows you to take them with you as you would a flashlight. Visit www.HSN.com for more information.

Simple Music Player: Do you or a loved one have trouble working a CD player, iPod, or record player and are missing out on the benefits of hearing beloved music? This attractive music player is perfect for those who have cognitive or physical limitations. Extremely easy to operate—all the person needs to do to start playing music is lift the flap. To stop the music, lower the flap. The music player comes preloaded with big band favorites, but other songs can also be added by a friend or family member via a computer. Visit www.alzstore.com for more information and to watch a product presentation.

*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!

Happy With Our Care:
"We have been using Visiting Angels for my dad. It has been really good. The caregiver is really good with working with my parents as far as their temperaments and what not; she just does a good job handling that. She helps with my dad's showering, dressing and meals. She also takes care of laundry. Dad seems very comfortable with her. He is not one to talk much, but he is not complaining, so that's good."
Kim, Riverside, 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...

Tanya J-E: Tanya has been with Visiting Angels since November 2020. Tanya is a very versatile aide who works mainly as a fill-in for live-in caregivers but also does hourly shifts. Not only does she work well with our clients and does a great job taking care of them, but she is also willing to change her schedule at the last minute to suit our clients' needs. Procedurally, she regularly turns in her duty sheets and is good about using them to communicate important information about our clients. Clients and staff both appreciate that she tries to make the best out of situations that may be less than ideal. Tanya is professional, observant, and communicative.

Dee P: Dee has been a loyal Angel since December 2015. Our clients are grateful that she's willing to do puzzles with them, play games, and generally do whatever it takes to assist them! Her kindness and patience put our clients at ease and they know they can trust her to provide great care. They very much rely on her—especially since she rarely calls out or takes time off. Dee completes her duty sheets and is faithful in clocking in and out. If she is unable to clock in or out for some reason, she notifies the office so that it can get resolved. She is also diligent about keeping up with compliance requirements including yearly in-services.

We appreciate and thank you, Tanya and Dee!

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


The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old woman because she had just gotten married for the fourth time.

The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation.

"He's a funeral director," she answered.

"Interesting," the interviewer thought.

He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.

She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years.

After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her early 20s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40s, a minister when in her 60s, and now in her 80s, a funeral director.

Astonished, the interviewer looked at her and asked, "Why did you marry four men with such diverse careers?"

She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."

COVID-19 Vaccines Widely Available
COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone over the age of 16 in New Jersey. Pharmacies in stores such as CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite-Aid are all offering walk-in vaccination opportunities.

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

Red, White, and Blueberry Grilled Chicken

Healthy grilled chicken breast combined with a summer blueberry sauce. Read the recipe here.
Celebrity Birthdays

Toby Keith, 60, July 8
Anjelica Huston, 70, July 8
Cheryl Ladd, 70, July 12
Lucie Arnaz, 70, July 17
Sandra Oh, 50, July 20
Lynda Carter, 70, July 24
Tom Green, 50, July 30
Laurence Fishburne, 60, July 30
Paul Anka, 80, July 30
Barry Van Dyke, 70, July 31
Martha Stewart, 80, Aug 3
Barack Obama, 60, Aug 4
Justin Theroux, 50, Aug 10
Don King, 90, Aug 20
Barbara Eden, 90, Aug 23
Billy Ray Cyrus, 60, Aug 25
What’s Happening At Visiting Angels

Spotlighting Our Visiting Angels’ Nursing Team

We are pleased to present our team of dedicated RNs. Our team is headed by our Director of Nursing, Emily. Emily performs multiple state accreditation tasks, trains employees, calls clients, oversees our field RN team, and attends daily staff meetings, among many other essential duties.

This June, we welcomed Caitlyn, our new Admissions RN; she will be opening most of our new client cases. Along with Caitlyn, our field Nursing Supervisors, Diane and Lateefah, are the faces our clients and caregiver employees will see most. They perform client assessments, create care plans, supervise and evaluate our CHHA employees, and much more.

Thank you, Emily, Caitlyn, Lateefah, and Diane!
Our Office
Mascot, Max
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. License HP0107200.