Many elderly people become touchy when the subject of bringing in a home health aid or home attendant comes up in a home health aide or home attendant. All seniors seek to maintain their dignity and privacy, which makes them resistant to the idea of in-home assistance. However, your elderly loved one may need some extra help to maintain good hygiene. After all, poor personal care can lead to serious health problems, such as rashes, bedsores, and even infections. Each of our home care aides is equipped to care for and prevent such complications, as well as to institute a daily routine of good hygiene.
In addition, new devices and technology make it easier than ever for HHA’s to keep an elderly client groomed and healthy. For instance, specially designed razors help ensure that they can shave clients without accidental cuts. Likewise, there are adult diapers that give early warnings of an impending urinary tract infection.
A good HHA will use all available resources and technology to maintain a client’s hygiene. This, in turn, can greatly improve a senior’s quality of life. Once an elder has been properly cared for, including having been showered and groomed, their self-esteem rises. They’re more likely to be active and to venture outside, which is essential for psychological and physical well-being.
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Midtown Manhattan is home to some of New York City’s most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Broadway and Times Square. About 13% of Midtown residents are 65 and older. If you recently visited your elderly loved one and found him or her in need of a shower or shave, it may be time to consider a home health aide (HHA). We’re here to help!
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) Stroll in Sutton Place Park – With its winding paths alongside New York’s Hudson River, and multiple benches from which to take in the views. This promenade is a must-visit.
2) Take a look at the 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 between New York City’s Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island.
3) Tour the MoMa – It truly does not get any more iconic than the Museum of Modern Art. With works by Van Gogh, Rothko, Warhol, and other luminaries, it offers plenty for you and your loved ones to explore and enjoy.
4) Visit the Japan Society – If you’re fascinated by Asian Culture, check out this non-profit organization. Its headquarters is home to art and dance exhibitions, theater and film presentations, and even sake tastings.
5) Enjoy some luxury shopping – The flagship Bloomingdale’s, located on 59th Street, is legendary not only for its apparel, makeup, and accessories, but for its famous Magnolia Bakery, a staple of New York sweets. Also drop by Saks Fifth Ave to peruse its alluring selection of luxury apparel, shoes, and home goods.
6) Check out the local bookstore – Founded in 1925, the six-story Argosy Book Store is a bibliophile’s dream come true.
7) Wine and dine – Both the upscales Chinese Restaurant Mr. Chow and the famed Smith and Wollensky Steakhouse have been staples of the Sutton Place culinary scene since the 1970’s.
8) Go to court at Sutton East Tennis Club – This tennis hub is a 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) Explore the beauty of New York’s religious landmarks – No matter what your religious faith may be, it’s easy to appreciate the neo-gothic beauty of St. Patrick’s Cathedral as well as Moorish Revival style of Central Synagogue, built in 1870-1872. Both are beautifully preserved New York City landmarks.
10) Explore the United Nations – While not technically in New York City, this international territory houses the U.N, an organization seeking to maintain peace and cooperation among nations. Sign up for a guided tour, offered in six languages, to visit the newly renovated General Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, and The Trusteeship Council Chamber.
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