November/December 2021
Home Care News by Angels
Greetings!

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
—MELODY BEATTIE—

November/December Dates to Note:
  • Tuesday, November 2—Election Day
  • Sunday, November 7—Daylight Saving Time Ends; "Fall Back"
  • Thursday, November 11—Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 25—Thanksgiving Day
  • Sunday, November 28—Hanukkah begins at Sundown
  • Tuesday, December 21—First Day of Winter
  • Saturday, December 25—Christmas Day
  • Friday, December 31—New Year's Eve

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.

Why Vitamin D Is Important for Seniors

Vitamin D promotes bone growth and plays a vital role in maintaining the health of teeth, muscles, and the immune system. Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced naturally in the body from direct sunlight exposure. Unfortunately, many older people are susceptible to vitamin D deficiency if they don’t spend enough quality time outside under the sun. Read to learn 4 ways to increase vitamin D levels.

5 Ways to Help Battle Seniors' Holiday Blues

For many, the holidays are the best time of year filled with family get-togethers, feasts, and fun traditions; but for seniors, this can be the most depressing of all seasons. In many cases, seniors may struggle to decorate, shop, prepare meals, and start to feel sad that they can’t move around like they did when they were younger. They may also be missing their loved ones who have passed away. Help a senior beat the holiday blues with these 5 tips.

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

Swing-A-Way Jar and Bottle Cap Opener: If you have trouble opening jars or screw-on bottle tops, this Swing-A-Way product is for you! The leveraged handle makes opening a bottle or jar much easier. Its handle is adjustable to fit many sizes of screw-on lids, including water bottles. Highly rated on Amazon (and by a staff member at Visiting Angels!). Visit Amazon.com for more information.

Multi-Mitt Gloves with Cell Phone Pocket: The Multi-Mitt gloves have a deep zippered pocket built in to hold your cell phone, cards, cash, etc. There's also a removable hood for easy access for texting, grip dots on palms, and a magnet to hold hood in place. Visit QVC.com for more information and to watch a video presentation.

Clipperpro Rotating Nail Clipper: The Clipperpro Nail or Toenail clipper features a unique handle that fits in the palm of your hand rather than fingertips, giving you a better grip. The blades can be rotated 180°, allowing for the best position for your individual comfort. Designed by a team of orthopedic surgeons to provide solutions for those who have arthritis in the hand. Visit Clipperpro.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 Satisfied Family Member:
"I wanted to send a note to thank you and your team for the wonderful care that Visiting Angels provided for my mother. For the last 3 years, Visiting Angels has been a valued and indispensable partner to our family...please accept our family’s thanks for all of the support that your team has provided over the last few years."
Diana B, Lawrenceville, 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...

Felicia P. has been one of our amazing Angels since 2018. She likes to make friendships with our clients and makes a point to learn something new about each client as she performs her home health aide duties. Procedurally, Felicia is always comfortable communicating with the office. Felicia is continually improving with submitting required duty sheets, consistently clocking in and out, and being cooperative and responsive in keeping her personnel file up to date and returning any missing/expired documents we need for her file. She is reliable in her attendance, even during inclement weather events.

Rebecca C. is relatively new to Visiting Angels having started with us in March but has been a professional home health aide for many years. Rebecca has a quiet, friendly, and reassuring personality which clients appreciate and enjoy. Rebecca communicates changes in our clients’ status to the office via weekly duty sheets and makes sure she lets the office know of any issues/changes with our clients. She also makes it a point to stay in contact with the office and regularly participates in any new training. She stays up to date on certifications and requirements for remaining an active caregiver and is flexible in accepting new assignments..

We appreciate and thank you, Felicia and Rebecca!

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

THE BIG SALE

It was the day of the big sale. Rumors of the sale and some advertising in the local paper were the main reason for the long line that formed by 8:30am, the store's opening time, in front of the store.

A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back amid loud and colorful curses.

On the man's second attempt, he was punched square in the jaw, knocked around a bit, and then thrown to the end of the line again.

As he got up the second time, he said to the person at the end of the line, "That does it! If they hit me one more time, I won't open the store!"

COVID-19 Vaccines Widely Available
COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone aged 5 and older in New Jersey. Booster shots are available for those 65+, for those who have underlying medical conditions, and for those who live or work in high-risk settings. 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.
Angel Recipes

Corn Casserole

This is a classic side dish for any holiday get-together! Read the recipe here.
November/December
Celebrity Birthdays

Art Garfunkel, 80, Nov 5
Leif Garrett, 60, Nov 8
Lou Ferrigno, 70, Nov 9
Nadia Comaneci, 60, Nov 12
Beverly D’Angelo, 70, Nov 15
Stephen Root, 70, Nov 17
Meg Ryan, 60, Nov 19
Michael Strahan, 50, Nov 21
Christina Applegate, 50, Nov 25
Treat Williams, 70, Dec 1
Beau Bridges, 80, Dec 9
Fionnula Flanagan, 80, Dec 10
Rita Moreno, 90, Dec 11
Ricky Martin, 50, Dec. 24
Justin Trudeau, 50, Dec. 25
Jared Leto, 50, Dec. 26
Daniel Sunjata, 50, Dec 30
What’s Happening At Visiting Angels

WE'RE GRATEFUL!

GRATEFUL FOR OUR CLIENTS, CAREGIVERS, & REFERRAL SOURCES

It's been another challenging year for everyone! All of us at Visiting Angels would like to express our sincere gratitude—from referral sources who refer clients, to clients and their families who entrust us with care, to our outstanding home health aide employees—THANK YOU! We gratefully send our wishes to you and yours for a delightful Thanksgiving and a peaceful, joyous holiday season!
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.