Westchester seniors stay fit sans risk with Touching Hearts NYC

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Older adults in the New York county and beyond keep fit and stay sharp on their own terms. Risks are negated under the watchful eye of the home-care agency's in-home and out-of-home caregivers

New York, NY (PRUnderground) January 11th, 2021

Seeking ways for seniors to retain independence and stay active safely? Westchester, New York, home-care agency Touching Hearts at Home NYC helps older adults who are aging in place stay safe while they maintain a routine.

There is little doubt that seniors in Westchester want to stay in their own home as opposed to moving to a long-term care facility, but one of the challenges is negating risks such as accidents in the home as well as outside. When family caregivers are unable to provide support and supervision, the solution is a Touching Hearts NYC in-home caregiver, whether in Westchester or any other area of New York City served by the home-care agency.

According to Aging In Place, an organization that offers resources for the elderly and their families to learn more about the specific aspects of staying in their own homes as they age, there is a multitude of reasons to support seniors’ wishes to age in place and not move to a care facility. A vastly reduced risk of exposure to dangerous transmissible diseases and freedom to engage in activities of choice on their own schedule are just two of the benefits, Aging In Place says.

It is important that older adults be encouraged to stay active, the National Council on Aging says, as safe physical activity is key to healthy aging. Whether that activity is exercise at home or a walk in a local park, proper supervision is essential to ensuring an exercise routine or social activities do not do more harm than good.

How can the elderly stay active safely?

With an emphasis on safety, that is where Touching Hearts NYC’s caregivers come in. The home-care agency’s service goes beyond in-home care.

Touching Hearts NYC’s transportation and accompaniment services ensure that seniors, aging adults, and people with medical conditions are able to keep appointments and maintain a routine outside the home with minimal risk.

The transportation service is more than just a driver. A stringently trained professional caregiver will accompany a client on public transport, using a private car service, in your own vehicle, or in an agency vehicle. The agency’s caregiver will go with a client to their destination and give any assistance necessary after arrival anywhere in Westchester or other areas served by Touching Hearts NYC. The reason for a trip might be a sporting event, shopping, or a visit to a friend, for example.

While the accompaniment service includes social and leisure activities, it also takes in necessities such as hospital admission and discharge, outpatient medical appointments, and appropriate exercise such as walks in the park.

Physical activity is known to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer; boost strength and balance to prevent falls; improve mood; raise self-esteem; and sharpen cognition and decision-making.

Touching Hearts NYC can give obligation-free help with decisions on what level of home care a senior needs while aging in place.

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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