When someone requires care that is not medical in nature, we say that he or she needs private home care. The person who provides this assistance is known as a private caregiver. People who can benefit from private home care include those with mild dementia, frailty, depression, or loss of faculty. Sometimes, a person can benefit from someone to simply converse with, or help with household management.
No matter what your family’s specific private home care needs may be, LifeWorx can fulfill them. Our private caregivers are available for as little as a few hours per day, or as many as required—often, our clients request someone who can work on a live-in basis. In addition to taking care of basic household chores like cooking and cleaning, a private caregiver will provide conversation and companionship, accompanying your loved one on errands and to lunches, dinners, and shows. He or she can also communicate with other family members to let them know how their loved one is doing, sharing stories of special, joyful moments and providing peace of mind.
Most elders want to be fairly independent and will welcome a live-in caregiver only if they feel good about the chemistry. That’s why, at LifeWorx, we focus on finding someone who really “clicks” with your loved one. We assess the caregiver’s communications skills, as well as the activities they can offer, like playing word games and cards, or suggesting films to watch together. We are careful to suggest caregivers who will not only keep your senior safe, but also entertained and occupied. Our patented software enables us to search for caregivers with very specific qualities—for instance, a strong male who is an expert in playing chess. We know that when it comes to 24-hour care, attention to detail is critical.
If your loved one needs private home care but is resistant to the idea, we recommend starting off by getting him or her deeply involved in the selection process. Many times, families try to dictate what should be done for their elder without getting his or her consent. They figure he or she will simply go along with the change, but this generally backfires. Why? Because seniors are smarter—and more stubborn—than family members imagine!
Instead, be candid and upfront, sharing your concerns. One way to do this is to say, “I think you could use someone to keep you company and help you out.” Start with just a few hours a week of private home care and see how the relationship develops over time. Once your loved one and their companion have bonded, it will become increasingly easier to transition to 24-hour care if needed.
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Located at the intersection of 56th Street and Lexington Avenue, our Midtown office is convenient to all public transportation, as well as easy to reach on foot. Its expansive windows create a bright, warm environment, instantly setting our many walk-in visitors at ease. This location also serves as hub for our private home health aides and nurses, who work at the many upscale assisted living facilities in the area—among them Brookdale, Maplewood, Kendal, and Atria—as well as in private homes throughout Manhattan.
Sutton Place has been home to New York socialites since the 1920’s. This Midtown neighborhood is not only fashionable, but also familiar to and safe for our clients. Our office is also close to top-rated Presbyterian Hospital, allowing us to stay in tune with all client needs and appointments.
Like our three other New York offices, our Midtown location has a License from The Department of Health, enabling us easily assist with your loved one’s healthcare needs. With over 50 Home Health Aides on our registry, and more being added daily, we are able to conduct a thorough search to find your family the right fit and provide you with peace of mind. Each Home Health Aide provides references from past employers, and then undergoes through a rigorous background check, interview, and scoring process long before setting foot in your home. Through these screening methods, we are providing the best of care.
1) Sutton Place Park – Its multiple benches and winding paths are ideal spots from which to take in New York City’s riverfront beauty.
2) Roosevelt Island Tramway – While visiting your loved one, don’t forget to check out The Roosevelt Island Tramway, the most unique and scenic way to travel in New York City.
3) Museum of Modern Art – You and your loved ones will enjoy exploring all this institution—affectionately known as MoMA—has to offer, including works by Van Gogh, Rothko, Warhol, and others.
4) Japan Society – This nonprofit organization is home to art exhibitions, dance, theater, film, and even sake tastings, making it a must-see for fans of Asian culture.
5) Luxury Shopping— The Bloomingdale’s flagship store, located on 59th Street, is legendary not only for its apparel, makeup, and accessories, but also for its famous Magnolia Bakery, offering cupcakes, icebox pies, and other treats. Be sure to also visit Saks Fifth Avenue, another upscale department store featuring luxury apparel, shoes, and home goods.
6) Argosy Book Store – Founded in 1925, this historical six-story book emporium is a bibliophile’s delight.
7) Mr. Chow and Smith & Wollensky – Both of these fine-dining establishments have been staples of the Sutton Place culinary scene since the 1970’s.
8) Sutton East Tennis Club – If your family enjoys hitting the courts, you’ll want to visit this sporty sanctuary in the heart of New York City. During the US Open, you can even find some of the greats here, practicing their craft.
9) St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Synagogue – People of all faiths can appreciate the neo-Gothic style of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as well as the Moorish Revival splendor of Central Synagogue. Meticulously preserved, these religious institutions are both New York City and National Historic Landmarks.
10) The United Nations – While technically not located in New York City (it headquarters are considered to be international territory), this organization seeks to maintain peace and cooperation among nations. Sign up for a guided tour to visit the newly renovated General Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, and the Trusteeship Council Chamber. Tours are offered in six languages, making them accessible for many families.
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