September/October 2020
Home Care News by Angels

Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile.

September/October Dates to Note:
  • Monday, September 7—Labor Day
  • Sunday, September 13—Grandparents Day
  • Friday, September 11—National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Tuesday, September 22—First Day of Fall
  • Monday, October 12—Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Saturday, October 31—Halloween

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.

When Seniors Want to Social Distance—and Others Don't

After months of following public health recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, some people are becoming less vigilant about social distancing. This “quarantine fatigue” presents a problem for older adults. It also causes stress for caregivers who want to take steps to protect seniors. These suggestions can help when senior loved ones want to social distance and others refuse.

Elderspeak: What It Is and Why It Can Be Harmful

“Elderspeak” is a unique pattern of speech—similar to baby talk—that younger individuals often adopt when speaking to older people. The tone of elderspeak can seem condescending, express unwanted pity, and potentially foster resentment among older adults. Learn suggestions on how to speak to seniors with sensitivity and thoughtfulness.

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

Clever Tongs 2-in-1 Kitchen Spatula: Clever Tongs is a unique kitchen tool that allows you to scoop as well as flip. It's made of non-stick, heat resistant silicone, and is dishwasher safe. Locking mechanism keeps the tongs closed in the drawer. Visit for a product demonstration video and customer reviews.

E-Z Riser Mobility Device: Sometimes you need an extra boost to help you stand. The E-Z Riser is a tool that will help give you that boost. Simply place device on the floor, and apply arm strength to help rise. Supports up to 600 pounds. Ideal for home, office, garden, work, shopping...anywhere you need help standing from a lower position. 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:
"We used Visiting Angels for my father-in-law after he had several strokes. The care was excellent and support from the office was exceptional. Without their help he would not have been able to stay at his home for as long as he did. Even though he is now in assisted living they still call on occasion to see how he is. That made it clear that he was important to them as an individual and not just a client."
Buddy H, Pennington, 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...

Linda J: Linda has said she loves helping people, and it shows in her care of our clients! Her outgoing personality lends itself to her profession, yet she is also a hardworking aide who is flexible (has been willing to stay longer at the last minute, for example), kind, and gets along well with clients and their families. Linda’s not afraid of a challenge and is willing to take on more difficult assignments (i.e. clients who have a Hoyer lift) in order to provide the right care; she's not just looking for “easy” assignments. Linda is dependable—we don’t need to worry about her calling out or being late to early morning shifts; she puts her clients at ease knowing she is going to be there when she is supposed to be there. She has shown definite improvement in getting her duty sheets to the office each week, which are required by the State of NJ.

Jacqueline A: Jacqueline is one of our experienced live-in aides. Along with having a quiet demeanor, Jacqueline has been described as extremely organized, professional, and on top of medication reminders for clients. She doesn’t drive, but is adept using the Uber app and has accompanied clients to medical appointments, the hairdresser, and other places of interest to clients. Jacqueline is diligent at communicating a client’s condition and behavioral/health changes to the office via submission of her weekly duty sheets; she keeps us informed of what's going on. She also stays on top of her own medical records and yearly in-services, making sure she's staying compliant with company policies and requirements. She promptly addresses payroll and other administrative issues with open communication with the office. Jacqueline likes things done the right way and sets high standards for herself and others around her.

We appreciate these team players; thank you, Linda and Jacqueline!

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

Sherlock Holmes' Camping Trip

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson were going camping. They pitched their tent under the stars and went to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes woke Watson up and said: "Watson, look up at the sky, and tell me what you see."

Watson replied: "I see millions and millions of stars."

Holmes said: "And what do you deduce from that?"

Watson replied: "Well, if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like Earth out there. And if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life."

And Holmes said: "Watson, you idiot! It means that somebody stole our tent!"
Angel Recipes

Apple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
The best of autumn: apples and pumpkin! A healthy treat to welcome fall. Read the recipe here.
Celebrity Birthdays

Dr. Phil McGraw, 70, Sept. 1
Damon Wayans, 60, Sept. 4
Raquel Welch, 80, Sept. 5
Hugh Grant, 60, Sept. 9
Colin Firth, 60, Sept. 10
Taraji P. Henson, 50, Sept. 11
Brian de Palma, 80, Sept. 11
Amy Madigan, 70, Sept. 11
Paul Williams, 80, Sept. 19
Bill Murray, 70, Sept. 21
Kelly Ripa, 50, Oct. 2
Matt Damon, 50, Oct. 8
Cliff Richard, 80, Oct. 14
Jean-Claude van Damme, 60, Oct. 18
Bobby Knight, 80, Oct. 25
Jane Pauley, 70, Oct. 31
Autumn Word Scramble
Download our Autumn Word Scramble PDF here!
What's Happening at Visiting Angels


We are fortunate to have such amazing Angels! They realize how our clients depend on them each day—especially during this pandemic. Their visits brighten the days of our clients, and that makes us all happy!

Clients, if you would like to share your appreciation of a special Angel, click here to let us know why they are special to you!

Caregivers, if you would like to refer a friend to work for Visiting Angels, contact our recruiter by clicking this link.
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.