At Lower West Side Home Health Care Services Families
can count on the care we need in Fleetwood, NY 10552
...we help you stay in the comfort of your own home
LWS Homecare in Westchester and the region offers a wide array of medically necessary home health care services specifically tailored for individuals in their matured stages of life. They truly helped our family in recent years and are terrific.
My Dad -- the Beat Poet and author, Korean officer and football star, and all around great human -- was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease just before Christmas in 2011. Within six months, his care and support was a bit much for my little stepmom, Diana. She was great about getting him out for walks and taking him along to stores.
But, sometimes, she needed an hour or so for bills, to read or fun a personal errand -- like a hair cut. With my husband and I at work, we needed extra help in the home.
Lucia Pons and her team at LWS came through for us and even helped us find someone to navigate a Medicaid application and spend down for extra help financially with Dad's care and prescription needs. I am including some great safety tips below, from Lucia's LWS website that helped us, but first...
Here is more about LWS & their team:
LWS is a comprehensive team that incorporates nursing care management for an effective implementation of a client’s overall physical and home needs. Their array of services includes care that is focused on the following areas:
Our Mission at LWS Homecare ~
to help you & your family
To provide high quality, medically necessary home care and health related services. To promote the wellness and independence of individuals within the comforts of their natural environment and the community.
Lower West Side Household Services' mission is to provide high quality, medically necessary home care and health related services. With a history of providing care that encompasses the client as part of our team, Lower West Side Household Services has been able to meet and exceed the standards of care.
Our services promote wellness and independence of individuals within the comfort of their natural environment and the community. Lower West Side Household Services, is a licensed New York State private not-for-profit home healthcare company, established in 1969. For nearly 50 years, our company has been dedicated to providing community-based services for the elderly --throughout the NY Tri-state area and the northern suburbs, and particularly in the lower west side of Manhattan.
These home care services were designed to help people remain in their community instead of being placed in facilities. The organization has helped empower families, by addressing their educational, financial and healthcare needs. We can help you and your family get the services and care that is needed.
Lower West Side Household Services, LWS, has always been a vibrant and dynamic champion for NY residents. However, in recognizing the global economy and how it encompasses neighboring communities and their needs, we have expanded our geographical service area. We now serve the five boroughs, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange Counties.
Both the dynamic diversity of New York and current health care challenges are reflected in our clients international backgrounds as well as in our team of paraprofessionals and health care professionals. Our comprehensive array of services is offered by a diverse and highly trained workforce.
Since its founding, LWS has focused on its highly trained and experienced staff, in order to meet the health care certifications and requirements challenges in the New York community. All personnel are held up to the highest credentialing requirements and standards of operational excellence.
Safety Tips for Seniors
1. Wear shoes and slippers that have non-slip soles. Avoid wearing socks only - they might cause you to slip.
2. Be extra careful if your bathroom floor becomes wet. If your bathroom has handrails, hold onto them when getting up or down. Make sure non-slip strips are in your bathtub.
3. If you wear a bathrobe or nightgown, but be sure it is short enough to avoid tripping on it when you walk around.
4. Don't leave any clothes, magazines, bags or other objects lying around on the floor - you might trip over them.
5. Place loose electrical cords or telephone wires out of walking areas.
6. Before you go to sleep, place your glasses within easy reach. Get out of your bed or chair slowly. Sit up before you stand.
7. Sit in higher chairs or chairs with armrests - they're easier to get in and out of.
8. Remove or secure any loose rugs or mats.
9. Make sure hallways and staircases are well lighted. (If the hallway or staircase in your building is not well lighted, call the superintendent.) When walking up or down stairs, hold onto a handrail or use a cane.
10. Wipe up any kitchen spills as soon as they happen.
11. Place lamps in dark areas. If you walk into a dark area let your eyes first adjust to the dark.
12. If you do fall, DON'T PANIC! Try using a stable chair or some other piece of furniture to help you get up. If you cannot get up, try calling out for help. If you can, slide or crawl to the telephone or front door and call for help.
If anyone needs homecare help for a parent or family member, with physical challenges or HIV/AIDs in Westchester or the NYC area, you can contact the compassionate and caring team at LWS, serving seniors for nearly 50 years!