Home Care Neighborhood Guide
If you’re looking for some fun, interesting, and unique activities to do with your home health care patient, this list will keep you busy for a long time. The neighborhood guide is divided by borough and should help senior and home care aid enjoy their time together.
Activities for seniors in Bay Ridge
The Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton: If your home care patient served in the military, the Harbor Defense Museum might be an interesting day trip for senior and caregiver. Constructed from a portion of Fort Hamilton, the museum preserves the history of one of the oldest military installations in the nation. The facility displays United States Army weapons, uniforms, and cannon from the 18th century to present, as well as military-themed art. Current exhibits cover the Revolutionary War, World War II, and much more.
Located in Bay Ridge, the main gate is located at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 101st Street at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Remember, since the museum is on an active military base, all guests must bring photo ID. Admission is free, but be sure to call ahead because they can close early. 718-630-4349.
Activities for seniors in Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Historical Society: If you’d like a low-key, quiet day out with your senior, the Brooklyn Historical Society might be a good idea. The building houses a library that contains thousands of books, articles, maps, photographs, paintings, and various artifacts covering the history of Brooklyn. The museum has permanent installations celebrating Brooklyn landscape paintings throughout history and featuring portraits of prominent New Yorkers. Current and future exhibits cover professional hockey in Brooklyn, photographs and letters between Brooklynites from the Civil War, Brooklyn sewers, Brooklyn abolitionists, and a replica of the Emancipation Proclamation. If your senior is a history buff, this would be a great way to stimulate their mind and give them something to concentrate on.
Check the Brooklyn Historical Society website to plan your visit. Admission is based on donations, with a discounted rate offered for seniors. The building is wheelchair accessible from their 128 Pierrepont Street entrance with elevators for every floor. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are on the first floor. 718-222-4111.
I would like to express my gratitude for your great service. The attendant you sent to me, Olga, is a caring, loving, dedicated and devoted person.
I was visiting Parker this week and had an opportunity to meet Mireille and observe her in action. I was very, very happy to see the care she takes of my uncle.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your unstinting help in taking care of my father. I can’t overstate what a difference it has made in his life.
I writing you to let you know my satisfaction with the service that my mother Matilda S. and I have received from your Patient Advocate Tanya. We were without an aide on Sunday, October 12, no one was scheduled, or aide said no one told her, the coordinator said she did.
We would like to thank Edison Home Health Care’s amazing staff for taking such wonderful care of our grandmother. Two years ago, she suffered a stroke, rendering her immobile.
I am a social worker at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC. I first learned of Edison Home Health Care through a patient, who specifically requested that I arrange for a home attendant through Edison, given its strong reputation.
I am writing this letter to let you know how I feel about my home attendant, Ms. Grant, who is with me seven days a week. Let me emphasize some of her qualities and explain what makes her an amazing home health aide (“HHA”).
My mother suffered a traumatic brain injury ten years ago, which sadly caused her severe physical, mental and emotional disabilities. While she requires constant care, she is not an easy person to live with – she can explode out of nowhere, lashing out at those around her, and often shouts and cries incoherently.
It is my immense pleasure to inform you that my family is very pleased with Guerli Jean as a caregiver for my mom Gertrude Mercado. My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers/Dementia three years ago and it has been difficult on the family.