Welcome to Visiting Angels of New Hampshire

Providing Quality Homecare Since 2004

Are you an adult son or daughter seeking home care for your parent(s) in the Greater Manchester, Derry, or Concord, NH areas?

If your Mom or Dad lives in New Hampshire and you’re in California, how do you take care of them? If you’re dealing with either of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. Visiting Angels provides Private Duty non-medical homecare for the elderly. We are also keenly aware that the adult children of our clients are challenged with the prospect of caring for their parents. We are here to help manage your loved one’s homecare and ease this responsibility for you.

Thank you for visiting our website. Gaining insight on our services is the first step in making an important decision for your loved-one. We’ve included a lot of information on our site. However, we always welcome an opportunity to speak with you. So, please feel free to call us or stop by our offices in Auburn, NH for more information about our home care services.

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Getting an Accurate Diagnosis: Is it Alzheimer's or Not?

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 11:55 Written by Administrator Monday, 31 March 2014 11:48

Getting an Accurate Diagnosis: Is it Alzheimer's or Not?

The changes came on suddenly. Heather and her 63-year-old husband, Bill, a professional all his life, got taken off guard one day when Bill simply couldn't remember their dog's name. "It was more than a senior moment," says Heather. In a short period of time, Bill's language and memory seem to take a sudden and devastating fall. Knowing something was terribly wrong, they set up an appointment with Bill's primary care physician. At the appointment, Bill was asked to perform some tests. A quick assessment using visuals, hand motions, and a seemingly easy task of drawing a clock face revealed Bill was in big trouble. He couldn't do it and struggled through the assessment. After it was over, they asked their PCP what he thought it was. The doctor's response?  Alzheimer's disease.

Heather shared with us that at that moment, she and Bill looked at each other and felt sick to their stomach. The doctor ordered an MRI but Heather needed information and guidance immediately. Heather, taking a proactive approach, reached out to a close friend who let her know she could call on Debra Desrosiers, even though they weren't clients of Visiting Angels. Heather needed more information, seasoned advice, and the opportunity to ask questions. Debra has worked in the trenches for over a decade directing a busy homecare agency who specializes in dementia training for their staff. Additionally, Debra has coached families for years in the area of dementia and has become a Certified Alzheimer's/Dementia Coach and Consultant.

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Take Care of Yourself When Taking Care of Others

Written by Administrator Wednesday, 12 March 2014 14:02

In homes all over the area, a relative is taking care of an older or disabled person today. They might be helping them to dress or shop for food, or remind them to take medicines or even just make sure they’re safe at home. They’re not alone - the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that more than 44 million Americans provide unpaid care to an elderly or disabled person 18 or over every year. A large percentage of these people are family caregivers – spouses caring for husbands or wives, or adult children or grandchildren caring for elderly relatives.

The reality is that most Americans will act as a family caregiver at some point during their lives. Some will be juggling paying jobs in addition to their caregiver duties, and some will still be raising their own children while caring for their elderly relatives. And they may not realize that help is available.
Being a family caregiver for an elderly loved one can be incredibly rewarding. Caregivers usually report they enjoy feeling needed, knowing they are doing something good for someone they love and building a stronger, closer relationship. But caregiving can take its toll mentally and physically, and most family caregivers report feeling the effects of “caregiver stress” at some point.

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Local Caregivers Help Seniors Battle Holiday Blues

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:15 Written by Administrator Monday, 02 December 2013 12:56

For many, the holidays are the best time of year filled with family get-togethers, feasts and fun traditions; but for seniors, this can be the most depressing of all seasons as they pine for lost loved ones. And in a lot of cases, with family hundreds of miles away, seniors struggle to decorate, shop, prepare a meal and start to feel sad that they can’t move around like they did when they were younger.

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Choosing a Homecare Agency with Confidence

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:22 Written by Administrator Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:11

Make no mistake, choosing the right homecare provider is one decision that requires your full attention as well as your very best research efforts. You need good information and you may need it in a hurry. Not only will a homecare provider be taking care of Mom and/or Dad, but they will be in their home, having access to their life, their health, and their possessions. The purpose of this article is to provide you with the ultimate checklist for this very task. This has been crafted by a seasoned homecare business owner and credentialed senior care professional who has worked in the trenches of a homecare business and who has earned the award for "Best of Homecare" for successive years. Use this list to find the agency in your loved one's area that can satisfy every single one of these criteria.

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