November/December 2022
Home Care News by Angels
Greetings!
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
—GEORGE ELIOT—
November/December Dates to Note:

   •   Tuesday, November 8—Election Day
   •   Sunday, November 6—Daylight Saving Time Ends
   •   Friday, November 11—Veterans Day
   •   Thursday, November 24—Thanksgiving Day
   •   Sunday, December 18—Hanukkah Begins
   •   Wednesday, December 21—First Day of Winter
   •   Sunday, December 25—Christmas Day
   •   Monday, December 26—Kwanzaa Begins
   •   Saturday, 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.

Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress for Seniors

Many people look forward to relaxing and celebrating with family and friends during the holiday season. For many older seniors, however, holiday preparations and expectations can make the season stressful. Don’t let a potential case of the holiday blues damper a senior loved one’s mood. Learn ways to instill some joy and lift their spirits during this special time.

6 Bedroom Hazards to Avoid

When you think about areas of the home where seniors experience mishaps, the first places that probably come to mind are the kitchen, stairs, and bathroom. But you may not realize the bedroom can be full of hazards, too. Read of 6 common bedroom hazards for seniors and how you can reduce your loved one’s risk of an accident.

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

Zippo HeatBank 6 Rechargeable Hand Warmer: If you or anyone on your gift list has cold hands, this is the perfect gift. Not only is it a 3-temperature hand warmer with the touch of a button, it's also a power bank to charge your portable electronic devices. Comes with a lanyard and charging cord. Visit Zippo.com for more information.

Gripperz Spill-Proof Cup Holder: The Gripperz spill proof cup holder helps prevent spills by adhering to most surfaces with a non-adhesive grip. Perfect for those with mobility issues, or to prevent spills near electronic devices. Comes with a removable insert to ensure a firm grip on most beverage containers such as mugs, cans, bottles, and glasses. Gripperz pet bowls are also available. Visit Gripperz.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:
"I am so pleased with the aide that Visiting Angels provided us. She goes above and beyond in caring for my dad. She has become like part of our family. I would highly recommend Visiting Angels to anyone needing care for a loved one."
—Nancy M, Cherry Hill, 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...

Jocina H: Jocina is one our newer Angels, having started in June 2022. Jocina is an accomplished home health aide who is caring and self-assured. Clients have remarked how much they enjoy having her there with them; one client even doubled their hours since Jocina started the case. Her family background is in nursing and home care, so she obviously had a great foundation of passion and compassion for the career of caregiving. She is continually thinking about clients and their needs, communicating with the office about any changes in their health or demeanor so we can fully assess their needs. Our clients have had glowing reviews about Jocina, her youthful spirit and energy being a wonderful example and motivation for our clients.

Josephine V: Josephine is one of our long-time, loyal, live-in caregivers, having been with Visiting Angels intermittently since September 2014. Josephine has demonstrated patience, dedication, and hard work through the years. Our clients’ comments have been extremely positive, having described her as “amazing, deserves sainthood, a true angel, sweet, amazing, engaging, and terrific!” Josephine understands the importance of completing and promptly submitting paperwork which follows the progress of each client—this is especially important for our live-in clients. Her astute observations have alerted clients of potential issues before they become worse, allowing them to stay comfortably at home longer. Josephine embodies all that we have come to expect from a Visiting Angels caregiver!

We appreciate and thank you, Jocina and Josephine!

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

THE PET

An older man, living alone, decided he wanted to add a pet companion to his life.

After thinking long and hard about the decision, he buys a parrot and brings it home.

The parrot almost immediately starts insulting the older man and gets really rude.

In a moment of frustration, the man picks up the parrot and tosses it into the freezer to teach it a lesson.

But when the bird stops squawking, the man panics and opens the freezer.

The parrot walks out, looks up at the man, and says, “I apologize for offending you, and I humbly ask your forgiveness.”

The man replies, “Well, thank you. I forgive you, and I’m sorry too.”

The parrot then says, “If you don’t mind my asking...what did the chicken do?”
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

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Try this recipe for your holiday get-togethers. Read the recipe here.
November/December
Celebrity Birthdays

Jenny McCarthy, 50, Nov 1
Stefanie Powers, 80, Nov 2
Rosanne Barr, 70, Nov 3
Mandy Patinkin, 70, Nov 3
Alfre Woodard, 70, Nov 8
Eric Dane, 50, Nov 9
Demi Moore, 60, Nov 11
Josh Duhamel, 50, Nov 14
Laura San Giacomo, 60, Nov 14
Martin Scorsese, 80, Nov 17
Linda Evans, 80, Nov 18
Susan Sullivan, 80, Nov 18
Jodie Foster, 60, Nov 19
Calvin Klein, 80, Nov 19
Joe Biden, 80, Nov 20
Manolo Blahnik, 80, Nov 27
Jon Stewart, Nov 28
Gemma Jones, 80, Dec 4
Felicity Huffman, 60, Dec 9
Dick Butkus, 80, Dec 9
Alyssa Milano, 50, Dec 19
Ralph Fiennes, 60, Dec 22
Jude Law, 50, Dec 29
What's Happening at Visiting Angels

YEAR-END THANKS!

THANKFUL FOR OUR CLIENTS, CAREGIVERS, & REFERRAL SOURCES

As the year comes to a close, we're thankful! All of us at Visiting Angels would like to express our sincere appreciation to our referral sources who refer clients, to our clients and their families who entrust us with care, and to our outstanding home health aide employees! We cheerfully send our best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful 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.