In Depth: A look at elder care
Getting older can be challenging, but there are services available for elderly Bronx residents.
Seniors like Carmen Lugo who are still able to be at home but need help can take advantage of services provided by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She has a home health attendant who helps her with daily chores and meals. In addition, a nurse and social worker visit Lugo's home periodically.
Unfortunately some seniors are unable to stay at home, but often it's a challenge to convince them they need to move into assisted living or a nursing facility. But families can get help through lawyers who specialize in elder care.