Visiting Angels Homecare of West Springfield, MA attended the 33rd annual 5k Noble Cause for Baystate Noble Hospital. The event was held on Saturday April 29 at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA. Visiting Angels Director, Joe Arduino, was a supporting vendor at the event. Joe has been an active participant in the 5k Noble Cause race for many years as a committed vendor. This year, he was stationed at mile marker 2 helping to encourage the racers towards the last quarter of the race as well as offering water to those who needed a quick pit stop.
Visiting Angels Homecare of West Springfield, MA has been an active community business with services offered throughout the Greater Springfield MA area as well as in the town of Westfield, where the race was held. The Homecare services provide a peace of mind for seniors and older adults as well as help with activities of daily living such as personal care, homemaker services, transportation and the alike.
For more information contact Joe at 413-733-6900 or email Joe at email@example.com
On March 4, 2017, Visiting Angels Home Care of West Springfield participated in a Senior Health Fair at the American Inn for Retirement Living in Southwick, MA.
This event featured the American Inn's Assisted Living and independent Living options for seniors, In Home Health Care Agencies, Blood Pressure Clinic, Pharmacy Representatives and much more. Local Healthcare companies attending provide services in Southwick, Westfield, West Springfield and the Greater Springfield Area.
For more information contact the American Inn at 413-569-1945 ext. 114 or Visiting Angels of West Springfield at 413-733-6900.
"On July 20, Visiting Angels Homecare of West Springfield and the Westfield Senior Center served over 120 Ice cream Sundae’s to the smiling members, volunteers and staff of the Westfield Council on Aging. This year’s annual “Ice Cream Splurge” was held at the brand new, state of the art Westfield Senior Center. Visiting Angels Director Joe Arduino said this was the largest Ice Cream Social event we have ever hosted, citing an enthusiastic group of members with a real craving for ice cream. Entertainment was also part of the fun – the Band “Chuck and Ron” provided foot stomping music that kept the crowd singing and cheering by playing many old time classic favorites.
Visiting Angels would like to extend a warm heart felt “Thanks” to the Westfield COA Director Tina Gorman, the kitchen staff and the many volunteers for their hard work that made this year’s event a huge success.
Our address is Visiting Angels, 1233 Westfield St. Suite 3, West Springfield, MA. 01089
Visiting Angels Homecare of West Springfield begins their annual Dementia Care Training.
Agency Director Joe Arduino was very impressed with the effectiveness of instructor Loraine Lopardo's interactive training techniques and approach. "Our CNA's and HHA's experienced real-life situations that are encountered when caring for someone with advanced cognitive decline."
The training focused on teaching Home Health Aide's how to rethink their approach to caring for their clients with new proven techniques that work.
Joe noted that what was most impressive in this approach to caring is the amount of attention that is given to understanding our clients life history first. "So much can be gained from our elders, their life experiences, their wisdom and their advice, especially to our younger caregivers"
Home health Aides seeking jobs are carefully pre-screened by the agency, beginning with a comprehensive character assessment. This assessment identifies personality traits necessary for providing Successful Dementia Care. Caregivers interested in employment should contact Visiting Angels of West Springfield at 413-733-6900 or email Hgobeil@comcast.net
The most recent training for our caregivers, CNA, and HHA was held on October 29th at Bertucci’s of West Springfield. Our RN gave a presentation on safety for caregivers and clients, dementia care, transferring and proper body mechanics for client care. The event was informative and interactive, with live demonstrations at the training. Our staff was treated to a pizza buffet for lunch, which was well appreciated. Thank you to all of our compassionate caregivers who attended.
On August 4, Visiting Angels Homecare of West Springfield and the Landmark Senior Center brought smiles to faces of residents and staff at their Ice Cream Social event. It was a successful event for the Visiting Angels and Landmark as Visiting Angels served approximately 75 residents and staff Hot Fudge Sundaes with all the Fixins". Director Joe Arduino said it’s also "great to watch many staff try to resist but their temptation gets the best of them" Visiting Angels would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff for their help and hospitality during the event.
On July 22, Visiting Angels Homecare of West Springfield and the Governors Center of Westfield brought smiles to faces of residents and staff at their 4th annual Ice Cream Social. It was a successful event for the Visiting Angels and the Governors Center as Visiting Angels served approximately 80 residents and staff Hot Fudge Sundae’s with all the “Fixins”. Visiting Angels would like to extend their sincere gratitude and would like to acknowledge the staff for their help and hospitality during the event.
On June 18th, the West Springfield Council on Aging hosted their 2nd annual “Over 50” job fair, held at the West Springfield Senior Center. Visiting Angels Homecare of Western MA., attended the event in the hopes of recruiting experienced and compassionate caregivers.
Visiting Angel’s nurse Joyce Dintzner spoke with many candidates who expressed interest in joining the team of caregivers that the agency employs. Joyce said the event was a huge success because the quality and availability of many of the applicants matched the current needs of the agency.
Visiting Angels would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff of the West Springfield COA for their hard work and dedication in making the Job Fair a successful event.
On June 18, the West Springfield Senior Center hosted a wonderful Father’s Day Luncheon for their members. The event was well attended and entertainment was provided by the band, The Harmonicats. Visiting Angels Home Care Agency sponsored the event by donating raffle prizes for the seniors. While at the lunch, the Director, Joe Arduino, spoke with many seniors about the many services Visiting Angels has to offer. Many seniors inquired about the need for transportation to Doctors appointments, grocery shopping and running errands. Joe responded to the seniors, saying that transportation is a large part of the services that Visiting Angels offers to their clients.
As the festivities came to a close, many of the seniors expressed to Joe how much fun they had while at the event. Visiting Angels would like to thank the West Springfield Senior Center staff for their generosity, compassion and allowing us to participate in the celebration.
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