" Senior Home Care
From Our Caring Hands To Yours. "

Meet Our Staff

Zara Toriaga Opida, LPN



My career as a Personal Care Giver started back in 2003, while working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a rehab/nursing home in Bridgewater. Due to the dedication and care shown to my rehab clients, I was asked if I could help them at home as they recovered and transitioned back into their normal lives.

This extra work ended up as a part-time job with my first and long-time personal clients – Rose Arnone and Josie Pieros, a pair of elderly sisters residing in Raritan, NJ. These women lived together as independent elderly women in their 80’s who were in need of personal care help. Through my daily care taking of them, they became like family to me. As our relationship developed, they became very supportive of my dedication and passion for the care taking of themselves and of others, and they urged me to consider starting my own network of care giving providers.

Taking their suggestion, and through the help of their many referrals to various family and friends in need, I have developed into an independent, assertive, and compassionate woman who can motivate and guide people to make positive changes in their lives and in the lives of those around them.

Through my 10 years of care giving efforts, my network has become well known, and I have won the trust of many patients and family members alike. These experiences have taught me the importance of developing personal integrity and delivering overall excellence – key requirements to be successful in this wonderful field.

Overall, these experiences have also allowed my fellow workers and I to become known as reliable and loving care givers to the elderly, especially those who choose to stay at home during the last phases of their lives. Every patient’s needs are unique, and we take our roles as care givers to be not just professional, but highly personal as well. Our care giving network is comprised of men and women like myself, who are dedicated to high quality and personalized care, so that our patients and their families can enjoy each other’s company and support in both good and difficult times.

Our network is fully committed to providing competent service to the families of New Jersey, and we will preserve dignity, protect independence, and provide peace of mind to our patients and their loved ones by providing exceptional in-home care, regardless of their condition. We love our work, and we feel truly gratified and fulfilled by our ability to help families in need of our services.

We have many heartfelt references from clients who have used our services here at ArchAngels Home Care & Staffing Agency, and these are readily available upon request.

Marvie Opida Alba RN, BSN, CNN, CLNC


Director of Nursing

I am a Bachelor’s Degree Prepared Registered Nurse and have been a Nurse for 44 years Clinical Experience. My expertise includes Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Proficient in Standards of Care and Hospital Policies and Procedures.

My Certification as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant enhances my ability to help Archangels Home Care in various services, I have been a County Employee in Buttonwood Hospital of Burlington County in the capacity of Part-Time Head Nurse Position more than 10 years. The Mission of the Long Term-Care Division is to enhance the Quality of Life of the County Residents by providing individualized Skilled Nursing Support Services in a Caring Homelike Environment. The Mission of the Psychiatric Division is to Provide Acute Comprehensive In-Patient Services of the County Residents.

Public Health Nursing and Progressive Professional Responsibilities in Public Health Nursing Accomplishments:
2022 – Commission on Accreditation for Home Care Inc. Webinar Attendance for Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) Program
2021 – Certificate of Completion For A Heart for Hospice Training Hospice 101 Sponsored by 21st Century Health Care Services
2014 – Certificate of Completion For Non-Medical Home Care Basic Boot Camp Training Sponsored by 21st Century Health Care Services.
2010 – Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (Successfully completed training by Pioneer in Legal Nurse Consulting Industry, Vickie Milazzo Institute)
1997 – Certified Nephrology Nurse
1994 – Certified Head Nurse Position for Burlington County all Departments
1989 – Certified for Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools


Contact Us

265 E. Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-575-7980
Cellphone: 908-507-1129

Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm EST
  • Saturday-Sunday: By Appointment

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