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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! 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.
Located just 20 miles outside of Manhattan, our office in Great Neck is right at home in this quaint, upscale town. Servicing all of Nassau and Suffolk counties, our team here is well-equipped to meet the high standards of one of the country’s most affluent areas. There is a high demand for our in-home care services here and our clients love the area for its pristine golf courses and proximity to the Long Island Sound, perhaps best known as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for “The Great Gatsby.”
Given the large number of nursing and rehabilitation facilities on Long Island – over 50 nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Suffolk and Nassau counties alone – we at LifeWorx have had to educate ourselves on the importance of long-term care insurance here in the region and proudly serving both Nassau and Suffolk counties with professional elder in-home care. We are here to serve as the liaison between you and your long-term care policy, so you can focus on what’s important: spending time with those you love in the long term.
Westhampton is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, NY. Many regard Westhampton as the western start of Hampton and it is located within the town of Southampton. The hamlet stretches from Sunrise Highway/Route 27 on its northern boundary to the waterfront in the south. Westhampton is the ultimate seaside location with exclusive boutiques, a thriving business community, and a focus on the creative arts. Westhampton is an easy drive or train ride from Manhattan. With protected wetlands, parks, and beaches, plenty of outdoor activities exist.
1) Visit The Village of Westhampton Beach – The Village of Westhampton Beach offers waterfront living and dining at high-end shopping, and the performing arts all in a charming downtown close to the sandy beaches off Dune Road.
2) Indulge in some of Westhampton’s finest foods – Most of Westhampton’s cuisine is found along Montauk Highway. Here you will find robust seafood offerings, from oysters on the half-shell, to shrimp po’boys, fish, and chips – in Westhampton.
3) Attend the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center – Opened in June 1932, the Westhampton Theatre with 600 seats. The beautifully renovated movie theatre has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts center for Long Island. From world-class artists to supporting students through participation in the performing arts, the center’s stage serves as a year-round focal point for the area’s diverse community.
4) Enjoy seasonal and locally grown produce from West Hampton’s Farmers Market – West Hampton’s farmers market farm stand is especially well-equipped with locally grown veggies and fruits, quiches, muffins, seafood, and raw honey from local hives.
5) Spend an afternoon at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge – The 305-acre Quogue Wildlife Refuge has over seven miles of hiking trails where hikers of all ages can enjoy serene views while listening to the sounds of nature. Free of charge and it is opened 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset.
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