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October 2011

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Gadget Corner  


Tips for Making Every Morning a Good Morning


Before Stress Happens, Take Five For Yourself

What's Happening At Visiting Angels


Senior Humor    


Living With Heart Failure 


Now Hiring CNAs & CHHAs  


Visiting Kitchens: Pepper Crusted Chicken       

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Senior Humor:  

Ice Cream Order  


An older couple was watching television one evening. The wife said, "I am going to get a dish of ice cream now." Kindly, the husband offered to get the ice cream for his wife.  

     "I'll write it down so you don't forget," she said.

     "I won't forget," the old gent said.  

     "But, I want chocolate syrup and nuts on it. So, I'll write it down," she replied.

     "I will get you the ice cream. Don't you worry," replied the gentleman.

     A few minutes later, the old man returned with bacon and eggs. His wife said, "See, I should have written it down because you forgot the toast."

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heartLiving With Heart Failure
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The words "heart failure" may be among the most frightening you can hear from your doctor. If you are among the nearly 5 million Americans affected by heart failure, the diagnosis by your doctor is actually good news. It means you can take control of your disease and live a full, active, normal life.

     Despite its ominous sound, heart failure doesn't mean your heart has stopped working or that you're about to die, according to the Heart Failure Society of America. Heart failure is a common condition in which the heart muscle has weakened and needs to work harder to keep blood flowing through the body. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65. Early diagnosis and treatment can help you manage the disease and its symptoms.

   To learn more about how to live well with heart failure, visit to download information or request to have complimentary materials mailed to you.


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hiringNow Hiring:

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If you know anyone who would like to join our team as a CNA or CHHA, ask them to complete our online job application at

We offer:
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Hourly to Live-In Care
Many different shifts are available to fit any lifestyle 

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chickenPepper Crusted Chicken   

Serves: 4   



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup cracked black peppercorns
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Brush chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides liberally with salt.
  2. Place pepper in a pie pan. Dredge chicken in black pepper.
  3. Let rest for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Pour in about 2 tbsp olive oil.
  5. Add chicken and cook 2 minutes per side, or until browned on both sides.
  6. Insert an oven-safe probe thermometer into one of the chicken breasts. Bake, pan and all, at 375 until internal temperature reaches 165.
  7. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. Deglaze pan with lemon juice and drizzle over chicken. Serve warm.
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Pumpkin Field The month of October brings cooler weather, beautiful foliage, hay rides, fall festivals...and the October issue of our Angel Home Care News!

In this month's issue, check out new gadgets, read tips on how you can make it a good morning, how to beat stress, living with heart failure, and more!

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Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather! 


gadgetGadget Corner

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


LoJack SafetyNet Bracelet LoJack SafetyNet Tracking Device:

LoJack, makers of the theft prevention device for your car, has developed a product that will track your loved one who wanders. The tracking software is embedded in a band the person can wear on their wrists or ankles. Visit for more information.

Fred the humidifier Fred the Humidifier:

Good for skin and air-- With dryer weather headed our way, it is beneficial for every home to have a humidifier. "Fred" is one of the sleekest humidifiers on the market! Visit to learn more. 


*Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Items shown are for informational purposes only. 


morningTips for Making Every Morning  

A Good Morning  

 woman turning off alarm clock The sound of birds chirping, bright sunshine streaming through your window waking you peacefully before your alarm clock goes off-there's nothing quite like waking up, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.

     According to a recent survey by Wakefield Research, 86 percent of Americans say that when they start the day well, it positively affects the rest of their day. So what can you do to help ensure all your mornings begin great? You can start by thinking about what brings you joy and ways to incorporate these things into your morning routine.

coffee Please your senses
     Even subtle things in our environment have a way of influencing our daily routine. Think about the aromas that promote good feelings in the morning. If the smell of fresh coffee helps you get out of bed, consider a programmable coffeemaker that will allow the scent of java to fill your home just as you wake up.

     For many, the smell of fresh clothes is an important part of feeling good when getting ready to start the day. Choosing a laundry detergent and fabric softener with a long-lasting fragrance can help kick-start your morning and keep the positive feelings going well into your day.

     Sounds can also help you start things off right. To get a jolt of energy, create a power playlist that will help you conquer the morning commute. Or, if it's the calming sound of nature that puts you in a good place, crack open a window so you can listen to the sound of nature while you get ready.

Develop a morning routine
     Pay special attention to what makes you feel energized to take on the day and develop a morning routine around these things.

     Start by training your body to wake up at the same time each day. Grabbing a few extra minutes of sleep by hitting the snooze button may seem appealing at first but rising at the same time each day can actually help you get more rest and make for a better morning.

     If you are anxious about fitting everything into your morning routine, consider getting some of your chores out of the way before you go to bed. Packing your lunch at night may allow you to wake up stress free and take greater joy in other parts of your morning routine, from getting out of bed to getting dressed for the day.

     Everyone has their secrets for creating the perfect morning, and the important thing is to figure out what works best for you.

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stressstressBefore Stress Happens...Take Five For Yourself!

Taking care of yourself is the first step in managing stress. When you feel stress, keep in mind that your discomfort and how you show it can be misinterpreted by your care recipients-making them stressed and anxious, too. The following methods are great ways to guard against spreading and escalating stress. Here's how they work:

  • Continue breathing normally. Do not hold your breath when confronted with a stressful situation.
  • Keep your facial expressions normal also. If you can manage it, even a small smile will go a long way toward preventing an over-reaction by the nervous system.
  • Create a mental picture of your tension being released.
  • Focus on how to keep control of the situation. Try to accept what is happening so it can be understood and dealt with properly.
  • Practice these approaches and use them at the very beginning of each situation. Soon you will find yourself more often solving problems than screaming because of them.
What's Happening at Visiting Angels

hands with heart COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Rudy Tervooren, Visiting Angels' Managing Director and Co-owner, has been busy out in the community giving eldercare presentations, visiting clients, and representing the company at a fall prevention expo. In September he gave presentations at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Hamilton, NJ, and also at Vadakara Internal Medicine. The Fall Prevention Expo was at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

We are the experts on elder care.
If you would like to book an eldercare presentation, please call Rudy at 609-883-8188 or email him at HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT OUR WEBSITE/BLOG?
We post new information weekly on our company website, (and almost daily on Facebook and Twitter)! We are excited about connecting with clients, employees, referral sources, internet searchers, and our fan base. We do our best to help make our website/blog your "Go To" resource for Senior and In-Home Care. Check it out today by clicking!

October Community Resource Bulletin  OCTOBER COMMUNITY RESOURCE BULLETIN 

Have you thought about your long term plan for care as you age? Now is the time (October is Long Term Care Planning Month)!  Press here  to download a printable copy of our October bulletin to get you started. You will also find back issues of our "Community Resource Bulletin" from previous months on our website's resource page.

About Our Care

Visiting Angels 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 other adults to continue to live at home and maintain the independence of their daily routines and familiar surroundings, 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 website or contact us by email at .

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