Ambulatory Care and Outpatient Services

For many families, the first response is to try to care for elderly parents themselves, but a knowledgeable ambulatory practice is often instrumental in getting them the outpatient care they need.

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Lifestyle care, not just living

Our clients have great things to say about our care providers

Pat P. (April 2017)

"I have been working for LifeWorx for several years and I have been very happy with the positions I have been offered.  The  office staff are all very nice and efficient.  They always seem to keep me in mind when they have something that they think I would be interested in. I would highly recommend LifeWorx to anyone who is looking for a position with a reputable agency."

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We are in your neighborhood for a reason

Swicker Haggz (February 2019)

"I work as a companion with a client who I was introduced to through LifeWorx, and this position is very rewarding to me. LifeWorx works with families and their loved ones to find the best match to meet the needs of the client.
LifeWorx staff are always available to answer any questions or concerns I have, and they are very supportive (to both the families and clients as well as the aides, companions, nannies and housekeepers they employ).
I would recommend LifeWorx to my friends and family."

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Personalized Service and Trust is our core

Sara A., Manhattan, Upper East Side (November 2017)

"I visited LifeWorx last week with my mother. I was looking for some help for my elderly mother as my sisters and I all live out of town. My youngest sister visited and met Bal a few weeks before and said he was wonderful. I have never written a review on Yelp before, but I felt compelled to do so after meeting Bal and his staff. If you're looking for help for an elderly person, you could do no better than LifeWorx. There is a genuine warmth in Bal and a sincere desire to provide the best and most apt services possible. His attitude trickles down; everyone we met was warm, engaging, competent, and obviously devoted to providing excellent care. If you live out of town and need to entrust the care of a parent to a stranger (and how scary is that!), LifeWorx is going to be your lifesaver. One more thing-it is often not an easy task to communicate with an organization in NYC. Lifeworx is different. They respond almost immediately to email and are extremely responsible and diligent in their communication. It is gratifying to know that a business like this exists."

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When a child falls, it generally isn’t serious. After a quick hug and reassurance that they’re ok, they’re back on their way. But at the other end of the life spectrum, a fall is no laughing matter. For some elderly people, it can mark the beginning of the deterioration of their overall health. They are more likely to break a bone at that age, further limiting their mobility. This makes most biological functions worse, creating problems ranging from muscle strain to organ decline.

It can be hard to prevent falls for an elderly person. Many don’t consider the consequences of one and are leery of the stigma attached to an ambulatory aid like a cane or a walker. They also aren’t keen on a caregiver holding their hand, so they insist they’re able to manage on their own. After all, they’ve walked for more than 70 years without an incident! Believe us–it’s not easy to convince an elder to use support systems, but it is essential for their continued good health.

So how do you get your loved one to accept walking assistance? With humor and gentle persuasion. And it’s often best to do it with someone else. Many family members have tried to help their elderly parents and ended up hurting their own backs, or worse–falling with them. Instead, seeking ambulatory care or visiting a knowledgeable ambulatory care center is instrumental. Assistive technology also helps. Devices like gait belts, which help transfer a person from a bed or other furniture, and a Hoyer lift, another patient lift mechanism, help seniors with serious muscle weakness. For optimum safety, we sometimes recommend a strong male outpatient services caregiver to assist heavier clients. Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or other assistive devices should also be seriously considered, depending on your loved one’s needs and situation.

If you are concerned about an elder’s fall risk, we at LifeWorx are here to help. Our ambulatory service has care providers and nurses who can perform a full assessment based on your senior’s walking and the Morse Fall Scale. Together, this gauges the likelihood of a patient falling in an outpatient setting. After the risk assessment is complete, a proper assistive device can be selected for safe, fall-free mobility.

Our clients have trusted us for more than 15 years. You can, too.

Since we know that falls are the biggest risk, we take them seriously. Having served thousands of clients over the past 15 years, we have only had two falling incidences while in the care of a private duty home health aide. In one situation, the nurse cared enough to get hurt in the process of saving the client from falling. We seek this level of care when hiring all of our private duty personal care aides. For this reason, our clients have trusted us for years.

We make our interview process rigorous for a reason. We see the true joy in caring, so we ensure that any caregiver we employ sees it, too. It’s an essential part of joining the LifeWorx team.

We place a high value on compassion, warmth and the courage to do the right thing. Our ambulatory care experts are battle-tested. Our process intentionally rules out those looking for an easy job, way to check out all day or be on their phone.

Our clients tell it like it is.

4.8 out of 5 avg. rating

Frances – South Salem, NY

Ellen is an absolute professional who made the closet chore almost a pleasure. Not only is my closet clearer but so is my head…woke up in the morning without a headache.

Evelyn D. Woodland Park, NJ (January 2018)

"My name is Evelyn Diaz, I have worked for Lifeworx's since 2006.  I have had the most incredible families, whom to this day, I'm still in touch with. The wonderful staff at lifeworx are always there to help us nannies, in anyway they can. I am truly happy to refer this agency to anyone who is looking for serious professionals who are committed to doing the best job possible."

KathyP Smith (March 2019)

"I appreciate the time, care and energy which Christine put into helping our family find the right companion. She was patient, kind and thoughtful. I highly recommend this agency and the quality of their caregivers."

Cynthia Feuss (July 2017)

"I hired LifeWorx last year to provide Nurses Aide services for my elderly Aunt. We have 2 LifeWorx Aides with whom we are very happy. Joyce and Irene have provided excellent care for my Aunt. Both ladies are caring and compassionate. They administer her medications, take (and log) her vital signs every day, make meals, as well as tend to her daily hygiene. I have peace of mind that my Aunt is being well cared for, which is priceless."

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