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February 2012 

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Senior Humor    


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Visiting Kitchens: Comforting Crockpot Coffee Beef Pot Roast           

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Senior Humor: Do Your Very Best

Smile An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.  


As he was about to get the anesthesia he asked to speak to his son. 


"Yes, Dad, what is it?"

"Don't be nervous, son; do your best and just remember, if it doesn't go well,if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife..."

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� Top Salaries 
� Angel "Bonuses" 
� Hourly to Live-In Care 
� Many different shifts are available to fit any lifestyle 
FruitVegetables SaltNeed to Cut Salt Out of Your Diet? Here's How to Do It:

     If you've recently suffered a heart attack, your doctor likely advised you to cut back on your sodium (salt) intake, but for many people, that's easier said than done. The typical American diet has more salt in it than you may think.

     Even if you do not add salt while cooking or use a salt shaker at the table, you are probably eating too much. Processed foods, like frozen dinners, boxed noodle and rice dishes, canned soups and canned vegetables, are very high in sodium. Short of going on a hunger strike, what can do you do to cut back on the sodium?


Here are four tips from the Heart Failure Society of America:  

  1. Stop adding salt to your food.
  2. Adapt preferred foods to low-sodium versions.
  3. Pick foods naturally low in sodium.
  4. Learn to read food labels.

     It can be difficult to change your eating habits. It may take weeks before you enjoy the taste of low-sodium foods, but your taste buds will adjust. Eventually you may not even miss the salt.

     To learn more about heart failure and how to manage your condition, log on to the Heart Failure Society of America's Web site:

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To learn more about how to take care of your heart, visit our "Caring for Your Heart" resource page on our website by clicking here

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kitchenComforting Crockpot Meals Fit the Bill On Cold Nights  

Winter is here, and nothing says comfort like coming in the door and smelling a delicious and nutritious dinner just a moment away.

   Crockpots, the wonderful invention of the late 1970s, make all that possible. First introduced by Rival under the trademarked name Crock-Pot, they are a busy family's lifeline. Put the ingredients in the crock the night before, stick it in the fridge, turn it on before you leave for work, and by the time you walk in the door at night, it's done. Crockpot's insulator properties keep the cooking temperature even so it doesn't require constant attention.

   Many professional chefs are big fans of crockpots. Chef Ken Goodman, department chair for Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of New York City says "Nothing beats the crockpot for convenience, and with its slow, gentle cooking action, you can get beautiful, braised meats just loaded with flavor."

   Among his favorite crockpot recipes is Crockpot Coffee Bean Pot Roast. "Add your leftover fresh brewed morning coffee to the meat, vegetables and tomatoes, cook for 8 to 10 hours and you'll have an absolutely delicious meal waiting for you when you get home," says Chef Goodman. For something slightly more exotic, but just as easy, Chef Goodman likes a simple Crockpot Lamb Stew. "It's all about the slow cooking, and giving the meat and vegetables time to release all their flavors," he adds.

   At the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Chef Odette Smith Ransome extols the virtues of crockpot cooking to her students. "Many of my students cook for their whole families, even though they are full-time students," she says. "I encourage them to use crockpots and experiment with different kinds of spices and vegetables" adds Chef Smith Ransome.

Courtesy of ARA Content

Crockpot Coffee Beef Pot Roast Recipe  

Visit our website for crockpot cooking tips from Chef Smith Ransome as well as the Crockpot Coffee Beef Pot Roast recipe. Click here.

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Valentine We you for taking the time to read the February issue of "Angel Home Care News"!

This month we're pleased to honor our very own "Angels"--our outstanding aides of 2011. We're very proud of the work they do each day to keep the families we care for happy and well-cared for.


February Dates: 

  • Groundhog Day: Thursday, February 2
  • Super Bowl Sunday: Sunday, February 5 
  • Valentine's Day: Tuesday, February 14
  • President's Day: Monday, February 20

    We welcome your comments and suggestions. Email us at [email protected] or write on our Facebook page.   




    AwardsVisiting Angels Announces its "2011 Angel Recognition Award" Recipients  

    Angel Award  

    Visiting Angels stresses the values of compassion, reliability, communication, and excellence in everything we do. Throughout the year we strive to ensure that our CNA/CHHA "Angels" make our mission of "exceeding our clients' expectations everyday" a reality. It is through the work of our highly dedicated and devoted employees that Visiting Angels is able to provide such excellent care to families--and keep Visiting Angels a shining star in the home care industry.


    As we reflect on the year 2011 that has passed, we have honored 15 extraordinary CNA/CHHA "Angels" for their dedication, service and loyalty.   


    All 2011 Award Recipients:

    • worked with Visiting Angels the full calendar year (January 1-December 31, 2011);
    • received repeated positive feedback from our clients;
    • demonstrated to be hard-working, consistently on time, and followed our strict Visiting Angels policies, and; 
    • are very positive and compassionate members of our Visiting Angels family.  

     Join us in congratulating these very special "Angels"!


    Gloria Aduku

    Kwasi Bonsu

    Leslie Bruzzone

    Ophelia Cohen

    Joana Ama Dapaa

    Moniqueca Foster

    Margareth Joseph

    Dori Kelly

    Mada Laurent

    Josenie Malivert

    Muniratu McDonald

    Lilia Mejia  

    Archsheena Smith

    Eileen Smith

    Seyonna Sykes


    GadgetCornerGadget Corner


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


    Electric Assisted Bicycle:

    Electric Assisted Bicycle
    These amazing bicycles will help you stay fit, without adding extra strain. You pedal, but with battery-powered electric assistance, allowing for easier hill climbing and more enjoyment while riding. Click for a closer look.

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    This uniquely designed portable lamp doubles as a flashlight. Great for travel and emergencies, it's battery-powered and provides 6 hours of full-spectrum bright Naturalight™. Visit for more information. 


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

    Double your Dollar dollarDouble Your Dollar
    In order to save more, you need to either spend less money or increase your income. Because most seniors live on fixed incomes, we are offering some
    common sense ways to save:

    Plan a budget
    Keep a record of each of your weekly expenses and subtract this from your total weekly income. This amount is your weekly spending limit. Try your best to spend a little less than your weekly spending limit so you can save it for a "rainy day."

    Shop wisely
    Make a list of items you need (and plan
    how much it will cost) so you know exactly how much money to bring to the store, reducing the chances for impulse buys.

    Take time to research
    Compare prices of items you need at various locations. Review newspaper flyers, store
    ads and the internet for the best deals. Consider the price per item, pound or ounce to determine whether the cheaper price is the better deal.

    Buy generic brands
    Often they come from the same manufacturing plant as the name brand, and cost less.

    Senior Discounts
    Take advantage of senior citizen discounts. They are available at restaurants, movie theatres, transportation centers, and many other locations. Unfortunately, not all places automatically give them. Be sure to ask for a discount before you pay.

    Early Bird Dinner
    If you tend to eat out often, consider eating dinner earlier in the day and take advantage of restaurants that offer an early bird special.

    Take Advantage of your local Senior Center
    These locations offer free or discounted events, meals, transportation, plus health and fitness programs. Click here for a list of senior centers in Burlington & Mercer Counties, NJ.

    Look for free entertainment
    Check the newspaper, watch the news, and review church bulletins for free (or low cost) local events. Consider going to a high school play instead of the theater or a college concert for free. Browse the local library's collection of books, movies and music.

    Free/Inexpensive transportation?
    Check your local area to see if they have a free or inexpensive curb-to-curb transportation system in place to take seniors to medical appointments, social activities, grocery shopping, etc.

    Benefit by local senior services
    Your local Office on Aging may offer legal advice and representation to seniors. Many times, they can also provide notary services and special assistance with property tax bills or rent rates as well as helping prepare state and federal taxes.

    HAPPENWhat's Happening at Visiting Angels

    hands with heart COMMUNITY OUTREACH
    Rudy Tervooren, Visiting Angels' Managing Director and Co-owner, once again had a full month with client meetings, referral visits, and a "Brown Bag" Veterans Presentation at the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

         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
    We frequently post new information on our company website,
    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!


    This month's
    Community Resource Bulletin focuses on American Heart Month. Press here to download a printable copy of our February bulletin. You will also find back issues of our "Community Resource Bulletin" from previous months on our website's

    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 [email protected] .

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