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.
Irvington sometimes referred to as “Irvington-on-Hudson” is a suburban village located in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by the Metro-North Hudson line. To the north of Irvington is the village of Tarrytown, to the south village of Dobbs Ferry, and to the east are unincorporated parts of Greenburgh, including East Irvington. There are no strip malls or even supermarkets here, but Irvington’s charm is best experienced by strolling in its parks. Irvington is best known for its eclectic mix of shops, independently owned businesses housed in historic blocks, and restaurants in the historic downtown.
1) Take a stroll at the Scenic Hudson Park – The Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington is on the Hudson River in the Village of Irvington in Westchester County. Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington is co-owned by the Village of Irvington and The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc. The park includes one mile of pathways that weave around and through the site. There are acres of open lawns for passive recreation, picnicking, and appreciating views of the Hudson Highlands and Hudson River.
2) Catch a show at the Irvington Theater – After a long day, sit back, relax, and enjoy a show at the Irvington Theater. Home to high-quality theater, music, film, comedy, and dance. There is something for everyone to see at the Irvington Theater. The theater is a 432-seat live performance venue located on the entire third floor of the Town Hall in downtown Irvington, NY.
3) Visit The Town Hall –Irvington Town Hall is home to the village government, police department, and until 2000 the public library. The 432-seat theatre is also used for many local gatherings such as school graduations and was also built on the second story. The very top of the Town Hall is the clock tower’s domed roof. The feature has made the clock tower one of Irvington’s most recognizable local landmarks.
4) Walk/Bike The Old Croton Aqueduct trail –The Old Croton Aqueduct trail is perfect for jogging, hiking, dirt biking, and walking with strollers. The 26.2-mile Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park runs from Yonkers to Cordlant in Westchester County.
5) Check out The Armour-Stiner House – The Armour-Stiner House is an octagon-shaped and domed Victorian style-house located in Westchester County, NY. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It is the only known fully domed octagonal residence. In April 2019, the Armour-Stiner (Octagon) house opened its doors for guided tours by appointment.
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