The park that runs along the East River in Brooklyn is a great place to take your home care patient for a peaceful day outdoors. The 85-acre park includes a nice mix of nature and social activity as kids play and adults stay active. Much of the park includes a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. There are accessible bathrooms around the park and plenty of places to stop and rest, making it a park that everyone can enjoy. Check the weather before you go. Bring plenty of water with you in the summer and bundle up in the winter.
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.
Located on the border of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, Cadman Plaza offers you and your senior a nice place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The park features a newly renovated central lawn and contains the William Jay Gaynor Memorial, Korean War Veterans Plaza, and the unfinished Brooklyn War Memorial dedicated the Brooklynites who served in WWII. There is ample shade for those hot summer days and plenty of room to walk about for a few hours. Check the weather before you go. Bring plenty of water with you in the summer and bundle up in the winter.
If you and your senior want to see community theatre in the Brooklyn Heights area, The Heights Players are a must. The not-for-profit organization is registered as a New York State charity and offers senior discounts. They have evening and matinee showings, so be sure to check their schedule to see what day and time works best for you. They are in such high demand that it is suggested that you reserve your place vide email or phone two weeks before the show. They are located at 26 Willow Place and you can call 718-237-2752 for more information.
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.