Doormen are now being enlisted to fight the growing problem of elder abuse and neglect. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale has devised an ingenious idea to combat elder abuse by utilizing those friendly attentive people that greet you each day. They train New York City doormen, porters and concierges so that they can keep a watchful eye on the people they see, or should see, each day.
The building staff (turned quasi caregivers) trains on-site at their building to listen for signs of financial abuse in their conversations with these elderly tenants whether it is from telemarketing scammers, relatives, or household employees. They also look for physical signs such as bruises and changes in gait. The staff tries to be alert for neglect by loosely tracking how often friends and relatives come to call.
Many of the tenants welcome the extra assistance and the building management and staff are happy to be empowered to help their residents in any way they can.
At David York Home Healthcare Agency, we are always on the lookout for our clients. Our home health aides are thoroughly interviewed and rigorously screened including a criminal background check. Our homecare agency is licensed, bonded and insured.
David York Agency aides participate in ongoing in-service classes to keep them abreast of the latest trends and things to watch for. We are in constant contact with them and stress that they must report any concerns they have about their clients to us. We are available 24 hours a day to the client, their family and the aides for emergencies and any problem that arises.
David York Agency provides skilled home health aide services for home healthcare. Please call us at (718) 376-7755 or visit us on our website www.davidyorkagency.com to become acquainted with all we offer.
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