September/October 2021
Home Care News by Angels

Autumn shows us
how beautiful it is to let things go.

September/October Dates to Note:
  • Monday, September 6: Labor Day
  • Saturday, September 11: National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Sunday, September 12: Grandparents' Day
  • Wednesday, September 22: First Day of Autumn
  • Monday, October 11—Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Sunday, 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.

What Snoring May Mean for A Senior’s Health

Snoring is a common nighttime occurrence for many people, but it can be quite a nuisance for anyone else nearby. If a senior snores, it could be more than just an annoying disturbance. An underlying health issue may be the cause of chronic snoring, which can affect their sleep patterns, well-being, and overall quality of life.

9 Music Therapy Benefits for Seniors

Numerous therapies can help seniors stay alert, focused, happy, and healthy. Physical therapy, for example, strengthens muscles and increases mobility, while speech therapy targets communication issues. Another popular therapy utilizes the power of music and song to enhance the health and wellness of seniors.

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

Warmies Neck Wraps: Relax with the softness of Warmies Neck Wraps. These microwaveable plush wraps are lightly scented with lavender for a spa-like experience. They can be microwaved or placed in the freezer. They also are available in adorable animal designs. Visit for more information.

Facebook Portal Video Calling Device: Do you or a loved one have problems talking on and/or holding the phone? Do you want to actually see your older parent taking his or her medication? Do you live far from family and friends and miss seeing their faces? Facebook Portal makes it easy to connect! Portal requires each person to have Messenger, WhatsApp, or Zoom in order to communicate, but the family member or friend you call from the Portal doesn't need to have a Portal to video chat with you. Visit 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!

5-Star Review:
"The whole team at Visiting Angels was so responsive and sensitive to our situation. I felt at every moment that my Mom and her well-being was their number one priority—they really cared!"
Sharon, 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...

Mariama K. has been on our Angel team since 2018. She’s an energetic caregiver who is willing to go the extra mile. She’s also proactive; a client pleasantly remarked that she never has to ask Mariama to do anything because Mariama already has it done before being told. Procedurally, she is consistent about submitting the required weekly duty sheets, regularly clocks in and out, and communicates regularly with the office.

Celine I-A. has been one of our live-in Angels since January 2020. Celine has a thoughtful, considerate demeanor and is devoted to providing quality care to clients. Celine has demonstrated flexibility with scheduling for last minute changes, recently working on a scheduled day off. She regularly communicates with the office and turns in weekly duty sheets and other required documents.

We appreciate and thank you, Mariama and Celine!

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


A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"

The operator said, "I'll be glad to help. What's the name and room number of the patient?"

The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, "Norma Smith, Room 302."

The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her physician, Dr. Jones, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."

The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news."
The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"

The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Smith in Room 302. No one tells me anything!"

COVID-19 Vaccines Widely Available
COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone aged 12 and older in New Jersey. Pharmacies in stores such as CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite-Aid are all offering walk-in 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

Fall Chicken-Apple Sausage Skillet Dinner

The recipe author says it best, "Chicken apple sausage, sweet potatoes, many wonderful fall flavors packed into one skillet! Super easy to make and tasty! Garnish with more brown sugar if you like." Read the recipe here.
Celebrity Birthdays

Mark Harmon, 70, Sept 2
Michael Keaton, 70, Sept 5
Chrissie Hynde, 70, Sept 7
Bernie Sanders, 80, Sept 8
Brooke Burke, 50, Sept 8
Jean Smart, 70, Sept 13
Dan Marino, 60, Sept 15
Amy Poehler, 50, Sept 16
Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, Sept 18
Lance Armstrong, 50, Sept 18
Luke Wilson, 50, Sept 21
Alfonso Ribeiro, 50, Sept 21
Scott Baio, 60, Sept 22
Heather Locklear, 60, Sept 25
Mark Hamill, 70, Sept 25
Jenna Elfman, 50, Sept 30
Angie Dickinson, 90, Sept 30
Sting, 70, Oct 2
John Mellencamp, 70, Oct 7
Desmond Tutu, 90, Oct 7
Jesse Jackson, 80, Oct 8
Paul Simon, 80, Oct 13
Pam Dawber, 70, Oct 18
Wynton Marsalis, 60, Oct 18
Snoop Dogg, 50, Oct 20
Craig Robinson, 50, Oct 25
Winona Ryder, 50, Oct 29
Harry Hamlin, 70, Oct 30
Peter Jackson, 60, Oct 31
Dan Rather, 90, Oct 31
What’s Happening At Visiting Angels


Calling all CHHAs in Mercer and Burlington counties—we're eager to meet you to discuss employment opportunities with Visiting Angels. If you are reliable, professional, respectful, energetic, kind, caring, and enjoy being with older people— you'll make a great Angel! We offer great pay, flexible schedules, ongoing training opportunities, referral bonuses, and more. Reply to this email, visit our Caring Careers page, complete our online job application, or call us at 609-883-8188 to get the conversation started. We look forward to meeting you!
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. License HP0107200.