After a lifetime of self-sufficiency, losing your independence and self-determination can be a very difficult adjustment for seniors. The experience can be frightening, it can be stifling, and it can even be miserable. Getting older is unavoidable, but losing one’s freedom in the process doesn’t have to be. For seniors at risk of losing their independence, non-medical home care may be the best solution. Visiting Angels’ NJ state-certified aides help seniors with all their daily living needs, making it possible to continue living at home safely and less expensively than in a facility.
As an adult child of an aging parent, Visiting Angels knows what it’s like to bring your children to visit their grandparent in a nursing home–far away from memories and comfort; to see family members treated with less dignity than they deserve. As an older adult facing physical and/or mental challenges, Visiting Angels knows what it’s like to be forced to leave your home of a lifetime, full of memories, to live in a small room, attended to by tired home health aides who simply do not have the time to provide one-on-one attention. As a family caregiver of a chronically ill loved one, Visiting Angels knows what it’s like to provide end-of-life care in your home, while dealing with emotional pain and loss, and for long periods without a break.
Visiting Angels provides affordable in-home care so seniors can stay in their own homes, where grandchildren can visit and pleasant memories can be made. So that you as an adult child can always come back to your parents’ home, where you can enjoy visiting your loved ones in familiar surroundings instead of facing sad visits in an institutional setting. In addition, home care aides can give much-needed breaks for family caregivers who are providing end-of-life care to their loved ones.
At Visiting Angels, we make sure you can trust the people you are bringing into your home. Every employee of Visiting Angels is thoroughly screened, experienced, and well trained. Visiting Angels’ aides do not learn ‘on the job’ with your family members—they are Certified Nurse’s Aides or Certified Home Health Aides, which means they’ve had extensive coursework and clinical training. We provide services including Alzheimer’s care, hygiene assistance, activities of daily living (ADL’s), meal preparation and diet monitoring, mobility assistance, errands, shopping, companionship, respite care, and housekeeping. We work with your schedule, according to your needs. We want you to have the best experience possible when an aide from Visiting Angels comes into your home!
Visiting Angels NJ has but one goal: to make it possible for seniors to continue to live safely and comfortably in their own home, on their own time, with dignity and respect—and less expensively than in a facility.
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