Assisting Angels Masthead Revised2
Employee Newsletter
Volume 2, Issue 6
July 2012

In This Issue
Timely Tips
Employee Spotlight - Nicole Hall
From the Office
Message from Brenda
Liberian Independence Day
Timely Tips

Photos offer a means for preserving memories of loved ones, and can also be displayed to remind caregivers and friends of the individual's unique personality.  


Never underestimate the power of pictures! This includes photos from way back as well as recent ones. Locate the older pictures, take recent ones, and don't forget to actually print your digital ones.


Going through your pictures also provides a great opportunity for persons with early-stage Alzheimer's to participate, as some may be able to identify people in older pictures. (If they do, make sure you label the picture right away.) Even if they're not able to recall many specifics, most will enjoy just looking through the pictures. If you're using a traditional photo album, don't forget to protect your photos by using acid-free albums.



Many older adults enjoy being able to page through albums and show others around them. You can also store your pictures on a digital photo frame. Simply save your digital pictures on a memory card and then place your memory card in the digital photo frame. The pictures will automatically move from one to the next, so it's almost like watching a television with friends and relatives starring in the show.

Photos offer a means for preserving memories of loved ones, and can also be displayed to remind caregivers and friends of the individual's unique personality. Enjoy this fun and memorable project. You'll be glad you helped to preserve memories' from the past.

Sonya Harris

Sonya Harris

Client Care Coordinator    

Employee Spotlight 

Nicole Hall
was born in Kelso, Washington. The first time she lived outside of her birth city was last December, two days after she graduated from Job Corp's Home Health Aide program. 

Boise, Idaho is where she landed, with her fiance, Edin Begic. At the 2010 census, Kelso reported a population of 11,925 and Boise reported 205,671. Nicole loves the bigger city and is very happy she moved.

She and her fiance enjoy spending time with their American Terrier/Pit Bull mix. Nicole and Edin take her for bike rides and enjoy the greenbelt.

We are very happy to welcome Nicole to Boise and our Assisting Angels team of caregivers!
The grateful staff of Assisting Angels
From the Office
Sherry Atwell

Sherry Atwell 

Office Manager 

Effective immediately - when applying for your fingerprints and background check with Health
and Welfare you will need to print your application and bring it to the office.

Becky Sall_new
Becky Sall Administrative Assistant
We need to sign and notarize your application - you will then take that copy with you to your appointment.

If the application is not signed and notarized you will be "non-compliant" and they will send your application to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. If you have any questions, please call the office.

REMINDER: when you get your new insurance card - have your agent fax a copy to the office or come by so we can make a copy. This is very important and could cause you
Rebekah Calkins  Administrative Assistant  
to be removed from an assignment if we don't have this information!

CPR Method
July  Reminders
CPR certifications and renewals are available through Assisting Angels Home Care. The cost, only $25, is deducted from your pay check and the classes conveniently take place at our office. Please call the 208-344-7979 today if your card is expiring, expired, or you do not have a card. CPR certification is required by the VA.


The office staff - Becky, Rebekah, and Sherry

Message from Brenda


Being a caregiver can be very stressful. I want to encourage you all to find healthy ways to relax and recharge your battery. When you find yourself stressing out, try some of these ways to relieve stress.  

  • Go for a walk
  • Spend time in nature
  • Call a friend
  • Sweat out tension with a good workout
  • Write in your journal
  • Take a long bath
  • Light scented candles
  • Savor a warm cup of coffee or tea
  • Play with a pet
  • Work in your garden
  • Get a massage
  • Curl up with a good book
  • Listen to music
  • Watch a comedy
Take care of yourself! You alone have that power.



Brenda Critell


Liberian Independence Day Celebration

  Morris Kanneh, Caregiver and Assistant Supervisor, is from Liberia and invites everyone to join in the 105th Liberian Independence Day Celebration on July 28th at the Charter Pointe Community Center located at 9501 W. Mossywood Drive, Boise 83709 The celebration will take place from 8 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. There will be fun and games, a brief statement about the Liberian history and culture, with food and dancing beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for singles and $15 for couples. For more information contact Morris at 286-5170.


Contact Us

Contact Information
Assisting Angels Home Care
5979 W Overland Rd
Boise ID 83709
phone: 208-344-7979

Assisting Angels Home Care
378 Falls Ave
Twin Falls ID 83301
phone: 208-733-2550