January/February 2024

Home Care News by Angels


Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.


January/February Dates to Note:

  • Monday, January 1—New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 15—Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, February 2—Groundhog Day
  • Sunday, February 11—Super Bowl Sunday
  • Wednesday, February 14—Valentine's Day
  • Monday, February 19—Presidents' Day

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.

6 Tips for Losing Weight After 65

Maintaining a healthy body weight has significant health benefits at any age. For older adults, the advantages of staying within a healthy weight range include reducing heart disease risks, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and joint problems. Read these 6 tips to help get started and stay encouraged.


5 Tips on How to Help Senior Parents Downsize Their Home

Parting with possessions can be challenging for older adults. Many adult children think downsizing their parents’ home starts when they show up with work clothes, cardboard boxes, and dust masks to clean out the garage, closets, and attic. Ideally, the process should begin long before that day arrives. These 5 tips can help your senior parents downsize their home while minimizing anxiety and stress.


Gadget Corner

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

Sharper Image Indoor/Outdoor Tabletop Fire Pit Bowl: This smokeless, odorless concrete tabletop fire pit bowl is compact and is fueled by isopropyl alcohol. The unit measures approximately 4" x 4"—perfect for small patios and balconies. Gather around for s'mores! Visit Walmart.com to learn more.

Microwaveable Heat Therapy Foot Booties: Winter is the perfect time to bring warm relief to your feet. These heat therapy foot booties deliver soothing, long-lasting, deep-penetrating heat without toxic materials. They are an easy way to bring moist heat to feet that have poor circulation, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, or other foot-related ailment. For more information, visit Amazon.com.

*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:

"From the very first phone call to get information, they were very kind and informative. It made our choice to go with them very easy. They found the perfect live-in [caregiver] for our family. My mom and dad are very well taken care of. They love our live-in and she has become part of our family. From the very beginning if I have any concerns or questions my phone calls are always returned within an hour at the most. Michelle is very attentive to all of our needs. We are very happy with Visiting Angels and highly recommend them."

—Elizabeth H, New Jersey

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...

Lois A: Lois is a loyal Visiting Angels caregiver, having joined our team in 2018. She is an experienced professional CHHA who is an excellent communicator with our office. For example, she will regularly update us if she is running late, has schedule changes, or has concerns with our clients. We are particularly grateful for Lois' quick action in alerting us to a potential life-threatening situation with a client. Thanks to her attentiveness, the matter was successfully resolved.

Judith W: Judith has been a dedicated member of the Visiting Angels team since 2018. In her role as a floater aide, she consistently displays flexibility in accepting cases throughout our service area. Our clients through the years have often lauded Judith's skills as a caregiver, and have appreciated her polite, friendly personality. In office matters, we appreciate her regularly clocking in/out and submitting duty sheets in a timely manner.

We appreciate and thank you, Lois and Judith!

Read about our past Angels Who Soar...

Senior Humor


Two campers are walking through the woods when a huge brown bear suddenly appears in the clearing about 50 feet in front of them.

The bear sees the campers and begins to head toward them.

The first guy drops his backpack, digs out a pair of sneakers, and frantically begins to put them on.

The second guy says, "What are you doing? Sneakers won’t help you outrun that bear."

"I don’t need to outrun the bear," the first guy says. "I just need to outrun you."

Angel Recipes

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

This soup recipe is highly rated. Perfect for a cold winter's day! Read the recipe here.


Celebrity Birthdays

Nicolas Cage, 60, January 7

Jeff Bezos, 60, January 12

Howard Stern, 70, January 12

Michelle Obama, 60, January 17

Katey Sagal, 70, January 19

Tiffani Thiessen, 50, January 23

Mariska Hartigay, 60, January 23

Bridget Fonda, 60, January 27

Oprah Winfrey 70, January 29

Christian Bale, 50, January 30

Olivia Colman, 50, January 30

Christie Brinkley, 70, February 2

Laura Linney, 60, February 5

Seth Green, 50, February 8

Elizabeth Banks, 50, February 10

Stockard Channing, 80, Feb 13

Carl Bernstein, 80, February 14

Jerry O'Connell, 50, February 17

Matt Dillon, 60, February 18

John Travolta, 70, February 18

Kelly Bishop, 80, February 28

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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.