May/June 2022
Home Care News by Angels
Greetings!

Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance,
you must keep moving.
—ALBERT EINSTEIN—

May/June Dates to Note:
  • Sunday, May 8: Mother's Day
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day
  • Sunday, June 19: Father's Day
  • Sunday, June 19: Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 14: Flag Day
  • Tuesday, June 21: First Day of Summer

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.
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 Tips to Support Seniors with Insomnia

Sleep is an integral part of healthy aging, but what happens if a senior loved one has difficulties getting a good night’s rest? While sleep patterns tend to change as individuals age, it’s important to discover if any physical, emotional, cognitive, or medicinal factors are causing the problem. These tips can help.

6 Tips to Prevent and Manage Anger and Dementia

Often, people with dementia become angry and behave aggressively when confused, frightened, or disoriented. Although it is not possible to completely prevent anger and aggression, there are steps you can take to reduce confusing and frightening situations.

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

Black & Decker 3-in-1 Lawn Mower/Trimmer/Edger: If you have a small yard, this product is for you! Easily convert a standard trimmer/edger to a lawn mower with the ingenious mower bed attachment. Battery powered—no gas, or heavy equipment needed. This mower weighs under 10 lbs. Visit Amazon.com for more information and to watch user videos.

MOEN Home Care Adjustable Securelock Tub Grip: Make it easier and safer to get in/out of the tub with this adjustable grip. It features an ergonomic grip handle, a locking mechanism for a secure fit, is tool-free, and supports up to 350 lbs. Visit HomeDepot.com for more information.

*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:
"Responded quickly and always there to answer my questions. Always friendly and helpful."
Karen O, Willingboro, 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...

Yan D: Yan has been with Visiting Angels for 4 years. During this time, Yan’s work as a caregiver has been appreciated by both our clients and the office team. She communicates with the office about any issues or requests, responds promptly to messages, and is a hard worker. Yan has shown a willingness to take on more challenging assignments, understanding that those clients need a greater level of compassionate, consistent care. Yan submits required duty sheets and other documentation necessary for personnel file updates in a timely manner. Yan has shown interest in furthering her knowledge of professional caregiving by completing varied inservice modules.

Charma R: Charma has been with Visiting Angels since January 2021. She has proven through her diligence and dedication that she’s a prime example of a Visiting Angels’ caregiver. A seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience in the health care field, Charma is competent and comfortable with her daily responsibilities, allowing her to focus on our clients’ recovery and/or maintenance goals. Charma is willing to drive a longer distance to client homes, which is a great help with scheduling. Charma regularly returns her weekly duty sheets and is responsive to documentation requests, remaining updated on compliance requirements.

We appreciate and thank you, Yan and Charma!

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

HOW THE FIGHT STARTED

My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.

I asked her, “Do you know him?”

“Yes”, she sighed, “He’s my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn’t been sober since.”

“Wow!” I said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”

And that’s how the fight started…
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters Widely Available
COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone aged 5 and older in New Jersey. Booster shots are available for those aged 12+ for Pfizer and 18+ for Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 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

Pork Souvlaki

May is National Mediterranean Diet Month. This souvlaki recipe features pork tenderloin, green peppers, onions, garlic, marinated in a lemony olive oil mixture. Read the recipe here.
May/June
Celebrity Birthdays

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 50, May 2
Christine Baranski, 70, May 2
John Corbett, 60, May 9
Frances Fisher, 70, May 11
Emilio Estevez, 60, May 12
Craig Ferguson, 60, May 17
Teresa Giudice, 50, May 18
George Strait, 70, May 18
Busta Rhymes, 50, May 20
Mr. T, 70, May 21
Genie Francis, 60, May 26
Laverne Cox, 50, May 29
Parker Stevenson, 70, June 4
Liam Neeson, 70, June 7
Ally Sheedy, 60, June 13
Isabella Rossellini, 70, June 18
Carol Kane, 70, June 18
Paul McCartney, 80, June 18
Paula Abdul, 60, June 19
John Goodman, 70, June 20
Brian Wilson, 80, June 20
Michele Lee, 80, June 24
Tony Leung, 60, June 27
Celebrating Visiting Angels’ Nursing Team

National Nurses Week May 6–12

We honor our team of nurses during National Nurses Week! Our team is headed by our Director of Nursing, Arleen. Arleen is tasked with performing multiple state accreditation tasks, training employees, calling clients, overseeing our field RN team, and attending staff meetings, among other essential duties. Our Nursing Supervisors—Jacqueline, Charmaine, Dawn, Sharon, Deborah, and Shanelle—are the faces our clients and caregiver employees see most. They are in the field performing client assessments, creating care plans, supervising and evaluating our CHHA employees, and much more. Thank you, Arleen, Jacqueline, Charmaine, Dawn, Sharon, Deborah, and Shanelle!
Our Office
Mascot, Max
Visiting Angels of Mercer & Burlington Counties
609-883-8188
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.