Touching Hearts Westchester senior home care eases vaccine access

Industry: Healthcare

Home-bound seniors stand a greater chance of speedy access to vaccinations with the help of in-home-care agency's services for the elderly in Westchester County and across the New York City area

New York, NY (PRUnderground) February 27th, 2021

Touching Hearts at Home NYC’s home-health aides in Westchester County, NY, can enable seniors in their care to get COVID-19 vaccinations faster than elderly folks who do not have such support.

Many seniors have neither the means nor the ability to secure appointments for vaccinations and then travel alone to those places where vaccinations are available, according to a recent report by Kaiser Health News (KHN).

When family caregivers in Westchester are not at hand to track down availability of vaccinations and then accompany loved ones to appointments at distant locations, Touching Hearts NYC has a senior home-care service that is a perfect solution.

The Westchester home-care agency’s accompaniment and transportation services may be just what you need. Touching Hearts NYC is ready to discuss specialized needs and tailor senior-care services to ensure your loved one does not end up at the back of the queue when vaccinations are administered.

KHN cited a divide between seniors who have the support of caregivers to get vaccinated and those who do not.

“It’s not enough to offer technological solutions to these seniors: They need someone – an adult child, a grandchild, an advocate – who can help them engage with the healthcare system and get these vaccines,” Dr. Preeti Malani, director of the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, was quoted as saying.

Getting an appointment, though, is only half the battle, the report said. If seniors are unable to drive or are uncomfortable with traveling alone when family caregivers are unavailable, they will need someone to help them keep the appointment.

How Touching Hearts NYC’s home-health aides might benefit Westchester seniors in this way has come to light as officials consider the risk of a fourth spike in cases of COVID-19 across the United States.

“The question that hangs in the balance right now is, will we have a fourth surge?” Dr. Tom Frieden, the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Wolf Blitzer of CNN News on Thursday. “Every uncontrolled spread increases the risk that there will be dangerous variants that can be more infectious, more deadly, or can escape from immune protection.”

Touching Hearts NYC’s accompaniment service enables seniors to travel safely to and from appointments at outpatient clinics in the care of a well-trained home health aide. The Westchester senior home-care agency’s transportation service has the caregiver double as a driver for safe home-to-destination journeys.

Touching Hearts NYC offers a full range of home-care services for the elderly, infirm, and disabled throughout Westchester County. From 24-hour in-home senior care to just a few hours a week, all services can be tailored to a client’s needs and means through discussion via an obligation-free consultation.

About Touching Hearts at Home NYC Area

About Touching Hearts at Home NYC Area – Touching Hearts NYC offers in-home care to aging adults, seniors, and individuals living with medical conditions and disabilities at rates considerably more affordable than care outside the home. The agency is known for Non-Medical Home Care, Companionship and Homemaker services in New York City’s Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, Queens, and Rockland areas. Its focus is on providing person-centered care to help those in need remain in their home, maintain the lifestyle they choose, and feel confident they will be treated with the respect and kindness they deserve.

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