November/December 2020
Home Care News by Angels

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

November/December Dates to Note:
  • Sunday, November 1—Daylight Saving Time Ends; "Fall Back"
  • Tuesday, November 3—Election Day
  • Wednesday, November 11—Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 26—Thanksgiving Day
  • Thursday, December 10—Hanukkah begins at sundown
  • Monday, December 21—First Day of Winter
  • Friday, December 25—Christmas Day
  • Thursday, 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 [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 Safety Risks Caregivers See In Seniors' Homes

When aging-in-place, making sure the home is free of common household safety hazards is a critical component for well-being. Unfortunately, some in-home safety risks are overlooked and may result in senior falls, injuries, and other preventable accidents. Check out these 7 safety hazards our experienced Visiting Angels’ caregivers commonly encounter in homes of seniors.

Skin Protection in Seniors: What You Need To Know

Skin changes dramatically as we age, and many of these changes are unwanted. Older adults, especially, need to take care of their skin because they are more susceptible to conditions such as age spots, dryness, wrinkles, and even cancer, which arise during the aging process. The good news is that there are things seniors can do to protect and revitalize their skin.

How to Cope With Holiday Family Gatherings and the Coronavirus Pandemic
Because of factors like travel complications and susceptible family members, there will be plenty of rethinking plans and, possibly, canceling them altogether, adding more anguish to a period already filled with immense stress.

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

Joy For All® Companion Pet Pup: The Joy For All robotic pup is the perfect companion for seniors who no longer have the ability or desire to care for a pet. The pup barks, moves its head, wags its tail, and responds to touch. Also available in cats and kitten models, these pets help bring joy to lonely and/or isolated seniors. A thoughtful holiday gift! Visit for more information and to see the pets in action.

Slice® Box Cutter: The Slice box cutter is ergonomically designed to provide the perfect angle to avoid muscle and wrist strain when opening cardboard boxes. Its shallow blade has a lower cutting depth, keeping the contents safe when opening. The ceramic safety blade is long lasting and maintenance free. The award-winning box cutter features an ambidextrous design with a durable nylon handle. Visit 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:
"My elderly father came to live with us 2 years ago and we hired Visiting Angels 12 hours a week. The woman assigned to Dad is now in his words, 'my best friend.' She is a fantastic companion and carer. The quality of Dad's life is so greatly enhanced by her place in it. And it's been a great relief to us to have her support."
Long Term Client, Mercer County, 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...

Becky C: Becky is one of our long-time Angels, having worked with us since 2014. Over the years, our clients have remarked that she’s a pleasure to have in their homes. Becky has shown reliability by keeping on top of any schedule changes and will communicate with the office if there's any change regarding shift time and/or whether she was scheduled to be off. If she has any issues where she can't clock in, she'll call the office right away for help so her time gets recorded properly. Becky rarely calls out and if she needs time off she will let the office know in advance so her shift is able to get covered by another caregiver, if needed. Becky will help out whenever she can and will accept fill in shifts if they fit into her schedule. She is also good about getting us her weekly duty sheets. Clients and staff alike appreciate Becky’s loyalty.

Thaera I: Thaera has been one of our wonderful live-in Angels since 2015. Clients truly appreciate Thaera; in fact, our client’s daughter recently remarked that Thaera is like family, that they couldn’t imagine life without her! The office staff appreciates Thaera, as well. She presents very complete and accurate time sheets and duty sheets. She will report any changes in our client’s status with notes to the office. She is very meticulous and organized with her communication with the office. For example, if she notices anything unexpected regarding her pay, she will address it calmly and immediately to seek an understanding. If she receives requests for information from the office, she responds quickly in order to stay an active aide in good standing. We love that Thaera maintains an upbeat and positive attitude!

We appreciate and thank you, Becky and Thaera!

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


A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen.

"Careful," he said, "CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my gosh! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my gosh! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"

The wife stared at him. "What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"

The husband calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm driving."
Angel Recipes

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
Just 5 simple ingredients (including salt and pepper) is all this easy and delicious recipe requires. Read the recipe here.
Celebrity Birthdays

Markie Post, 70, Nov. 4
Tilda Swinton, 60, Nov. 5
Elke Sommer, 80, Nov. 5
Ethan Hawke, 50, Nov. 6
Stanley Tucci, 60, Nov. 11
Tonya Harding, 50, Nov. 12
RuPaul, 60, November 17
Mike Epps, 50, Nov. 18
Megyn Kelly, 50, Nov. 18
Elizabeth Perkins, 60, Nov. 18
Amy Grant, 60, Nov. 25
Sarah Silverman, 50, Dec. 1
Julianne Moore, 60, Dec. 3
Daryl Hannah, 60, Dec. 3
Kenneth Branagh, 60, Dec. 10
Jennifer Connelly, 50, Dec. 12
Regina Hall, 50, Dec. 12
Dionne Warwick, 80, Dec. 12,
Wendie Malick, 70, Dec. 13
Word Search
Download our November/December Word Search PDF here!
What's Happening at Visiting Angels


In this time of thanksgiving and reflection at year's end, all of us at Visiting Angels want to express sincere appreciation to our clients, caregivers, and referral sources. It's been a challenging year for everyone, to say the least! It's been our honor to help seniors stay safe and feel less isolated during this pandemic. From referral sources who refer clients, to clients and their families who entrust us with care, to our essential home health aide employees who became heroes to the world this year—THANK YOU! May you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season!
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.