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August is "Cataract Awareness Month"

10 Tips When Traveling With a Loved One With Dementia

Apple's iPad appeals to Seniors Worldwide

What Every Senior Should Know About Identity Theft

Introducting Our New Company Blog

Who's Who At Visiting Angels

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Some "Senior" Humor

humorHormonal studies indicate that hair follicles refuse to reproduce on heads and begin a steady migration to ears for men and upper lips for women beginning at age 50.

A reporter was interviewing a 104-year-old woman: "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?," the reporter asked. She simply replied, "No peer pressure."

Junk mail constitutes the major source of reading materials for those over 65.

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Now Hiring:
If you know anyone who would like to join our team as a CNA or CHHA, ask them to email or call 609-883-8188.

We offer:
· Top Salaries
· Angel "Bonuses"
· Hourly to Live-In Care
· Many shifts are available to fit any lifestyle
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Marinate Your Grilled Fare for Taste and Safety

For safe and delicious grilling with marinades:
· Choose lean cuts of meat which will drip less and produce less smoke. Trim excess fat.
· Prick the surfaces of meats with a fork before marinating to allow flavors to penetrate.
· Marinate foods in the refrigerator in a glass, plastic, or stainless steel pan.
· Keep in mind that marinades that have been used for raw meat, poultry or seafood need to be cooked thoroughly before eating, so don't baste with them during the last few minutes, don't dip your finger in the pan to taste and don't use the leftover marinade for sauce without cooking it first.
· Consider cooking meats in the microwave for a minute or so before placing them on the grill. Discard any juice that's produced during microwaving. Use tongs or a spatula, rather than forks, to reduce drips when turning foods on the grill.
· Cook over medium (rather than high) heat to avoid charring foods. Let flames settle down before cooking over coals or wood, and turn the temperature down to medium on a gas grill. If you do char a portion of the food, cut off that section before serving.
· Flip those burgers. Again. They'll cook faster (and produce fewer HCAs) if you turn them often.
· Consider other options too, like soy burgers and soy hot dogs, portobello mushrooms and other vegetables. These foods don't have the same potential to produce harmful substances that can result from unsafe cooking procedures-but they're delicious when marinated nonetheless!
    Here's a favorite recipe so simple, yet so delicious, from the kitchen of Chef Kendall McFarland, research and development manager at Simply Organic:
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
4 cups cooked pasta
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 package of Simply Organic Steak Marinade Mix
In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the olive oil and the Steak Marinade Mix. Serve as a warm or cold side dish. Add olives, cheese or other vegetables if desired.
For an online Summer Grilling Guide with many more useful tips and delectable grilling recipes, click here.

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Thanks for taking time to read this issue of Angel News. We hope your summer's been filled with happy memories and good times!

In this issue, you'll find topical and beneficial information. Keeping up with the latest advances and information in the field of senior care is something we take to heart. In a spirit of sharing and community, we hope you enjoy the following articles.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Visiting Angels of Central Burlington & Mercer Counties
oneAugust is "Cataract Awareness Month"Eye Chart

Did you know that 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, one of the most curable causes of vision loss? Cataracts are a clouding of the eye's naturally-clear lens and typically appear as we grow older. Over time, cataracts can form in one or both eyes which can cause vision impairment and blindness.

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four10 Tips When Traveling With a Loved One with Dementia
By Melissa Abate, CSW, Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
Summer's the perfect time to travel, but if someone you love has Alzheimer's disease, there are many things to consider when planning a trip. A few simple measures will help to ensure that your traveling companion remains safe and comfortable. It is also essential that you contact your doctor and develop a realistic travel plan. That way, you can both enjoy your vacation to its fullest.

1. Bring along an identification tag.
2. Keep things as familiar as possible.
3. Be prepared.
4. Plan your itinerary well in advance.
5. Be realistic.
6. Limit the length of plane or car rides.
7. If you are driving and the person with Alzheimer's becomes agitated, pull over.
8. If you are traveling by air, avoid layovers, and try to fly on direct flights only.
9. If you are staying in a hotel, request a large and quiet room.
10. Have a back up plan.

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twoSeniors Around the World Are Discovering the iPad
With its ease of use and fun apps, seniors near and far are joining the iPad-for-Seniors trend.

Researcher Takahiro Miura of the University of Tokyo, explains the trend best. "The iPad is a good tool for the elderly because it's very forgiving of mistakes, something the seniors fear when dealing with computers....Unlike the PC, it doesn't require prior knowledge."

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BridgidfourWhat Every Senior Should Know About Identity Theft

Credit experts warn the very qualities that make some seniors feel safe-a tendency to not use credit much, operating on a cash basis and avoiding technology-make identity thieves view seniors as very appealing targets.

Common forms of senior identity theft include check fraud, credit card fraud, phone or e-mail solicitations, social networking schemes and Social Security fraud. Fortunately, there are many ways seniors can protect themselves, or adult children can help protect their aging parents, from identity theft.

Consider using an identity monitoring service that gives you identity theft protection, like The product monitors your credit report on a daily basis and alerts you to activity on your credit accounts. With one phone call to a specially-trained Fraud Resolution Agent, you can report all your cards lost or stolen and they'll contact the credit card companies for you. If you do become a victim of identity theft, you'll have a designated fraud resolution agent by your side through the whole process of resolving the situation. You can learn more at

Know who to call. You can opt out of credit card offers- which thieves may use to steal your identity-by calling (888) 567-8688. If you believe your Social Security number may have been compromised, call the Social Security Administration fraud line at (800) 269-0271.

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fiveWhat's Happening at Visiting Angels

Blog page
We're pleased to announce the creation of our very own company blog. We are very excited about this new venue for connecting with clients, employees, referral sources, internet searchers, and our fan base. You can count on frequent postings on a variety of topics related to seniors and we'll do our best to help make our blog your "Go To" resource for senior care. Check it out today by clicking here!

Office Staff Updates
We are always seeking the best talent in our aides and nurses, and it's no different with our office staff. We've recently changed our team to better meet the needs of both our clients and our aides. We know you'll congratulate and welcome them to our "Angels" family! We're confident that our "New and Improved" team will help insure you are delighted with our services...and will keep our "Angels" busy!

Wendy Brewer
Wendy Brewer
Client Care Coordinator
Wendy schedules aides, attends to client requests, conducts orientation, and monitors Telephony.

Bill ClarkBill Clark
Bill prepares payroll and handles other accounting tasks.

Kathleen McCabeKathleen McCabe
Community Relations Liaison
Kathleen spreads the word about Visiting Angels among churches, libraries, senior centers and VFWs throughout the area.

Karen PaulKaren Paul
Administrative Assistant
Karen answers our office phones, is "on-call" 24/7 for Emergency calls, and computerizes all our clients' and aides' data.

Judy WrightJudy Wright

Marketing Associate
Judy designs all our company's marketing & community resource materials and keeps our website and social media sites updated and exciting.

Our Nurse "Angels"
Our NursesL to R:
Wendy Frisby, R.N.
Jennifer Smith, R.N.
Angela Stride, R.N.

Managing Directors and Co-Owners
Nora de Cardenas & Rudy TervoorenNora de Cárdenas
Managing Director and Co-Owner

Rudy Tervooren
Managing Director and Co-Owner

Visiting Angels of Central Burlington & Mercer Counties:  About Our Care

Visiting Angels of Central Burlington & Mercer Counties is a New Jersey-licensed, non-medical home care company committed to going well beyond the "industry standard" to provide an exceptional level of security, comfort and peace of mind to our clients and their loved ones. Our "Angels", all certified home health professionals, are ready to provide compassionate and dependable assistance with the activities of everyday living to seniors, the disabled, those recovering from surgery and to those who are simply frail. Our services include such simple tasks as light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands and shopping to more personal tasks such as hygiene assistance, bathing, dressing and grooming.
Visiting Angels' in-home care helps make it possible for seniors and adults with special needs to continue to live at home and maintain the independence of their daily routines and familiar surroundings, for as long as they can do so safely. We truly understand how challenging and alien the entire home care selection process can be...and we are experienced in working with families; with loved ones "resistant" to receiving care; and with third-parties payors (such as insurance companies and the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs) to help insure that the best interests of the family and their loved ones are met. Visiting Angels' services help families spend more mutually-rewarding and meaningful time with their loved ones and also helps provide comfort and peace of mind to those who face the challenge of long-distance caregiving.
For more information, please call us at 609-883-8188, visit our blog,; our website,; or contact us by email at

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