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! For many families, the first response is to try to care for elderly parents themselves, but a knowledgeable ambulatory care practice is often instrumental in getting them the outpatient care they need. 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 care 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.
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If you are concerned about an elder’s fall risk, we at LifeWorx are here to help. Our ambulatory care service has care providers and nurses who can perform a full assessment based on your senior’s walking and the Morse Fall Scale.LEARN MORE
While all our offices work together as a team, it is best to contact the location closest to where care is needed. Its care coordinators and office staff are familiar with the available pool of local caregivers and can provide the most fitting candidates for you. If you or a loved one needs companion care, you may be worried, feel sad, and have lots of questions. Our consultations are free, and we welcome the opportunity to help you and find solutions.
Our presence in the area is well known, and most new clients come to us through recommendations from previous ones. We are deeply grateful for these recommendations and reviews. When you contact us for private-duty home care, we provide you with a free consultation and a high-quality caregiver that is a perfect match for your needs.
Just 35 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, Chappaqua, NY has a small-town rural feel, complete with small shops, restaurants, and a gazebo where summer concerts are held. LifeWorx has serviced thousands of residents in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties, with the help of highly seasoned staff members. We will treat you like a guest in our home.
The village, originally named “Hastings-Upon-Hudson” is part of Greenburgh town and was incorporated in 1879. Hastings-on-Hudson is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, approximately 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, NYC. To the north of Hastings-on-Hudson is the village of Dobbs Ferry, to the south is the city of Yonkers, and to the east unincorporated parts of Greenburgh. Hastings-on-Hudson is a beautiful community just across the river from New Jersey’s Palisades. The 2.9 square-mile village was once an area of different industries in the 1800s and in addition to its rich history, the village is packed with beautiful tourist attractions.
1) Walk through history at the Hastings Historical Society – Hastings Historical Society allows you to learn more about the village. In April 1971, the society became official and stores more than 12,000 photographs of the village’s history, artifacts, and other memorabilia. It fosters and maintains awareness of and appreciation for the history of the village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
2) Picnic or Paddle on the River in Kinnally Cove – Since Hastings-on-Hudson sits on the riverbank, kayaking or canoeing is easier for both locals and tourists. At Kinnally Cove on River Street, there’s a kayak or canoe launch where you can start paddling in the gorgeous Hudson River. There are also a kayak or canoe rentals nearby, like Hudson River Recreation which offers different tours all over the area.
3) Enjoy a scenic walk at MacEachron Waterfront Park – This 1.3-acre park is a hidden gem. It features a few benches by the water with majestic views of New Jersey’s Palisades Amusement Park across the river. The park is small enough to take scenic walks, which won’t take an entire day.
4)Buy fresh produce at Hastings Farmers Market – Here you’ll find farm-fresh produce and other local goods available at the market while you enjoy the gorgeous views of the Hudson River. The Hastings Farmer’s Market assembles a destination-worthy assortment of vendors. The Hastings Farmers Market aims to support local growers and businesses and educate everyone to practice sustainability.
5) Shop Downtown – When you continue down Warburton until you reach Main Street, you’ll find Suburban Renewal – a two-level antique shop with hidden gems. Stock up on vinyl at Clockwork Records, apothecary goods at Found Herbal, and plenty of other unique shops.
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