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Posts by Jennifer Benjamin

4 Important Questions to Ask a Home Care Agency

Elder Care in Dix Hills, NY: Having the responsibility of overseeing the care of a loved one comes with many difficult decisions that must be made and sometimes without a lot of time to prepare.  If you’ve been considering hiring a home care agency to help provide care to your loved one, you may have…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Loved One Safe at Home

Elder Care in Suffolk County: About one third of the senior population over the age of 65 falls each year.  Falls are the leading cause of death from injury for the elderly.  Falls not only can result in severe injury but also carry serious life-altering consequences such as, being wheelchair bound or having to move…

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Hospitalizations and Dementia Care

Being hospitalized can be an overwhelming ordeal no matter what age we are.  Doctors and nurses ask tons of questions, hospital staff are in and out of your room, and you become disconnected from the outside world.  Now, imagine if you have short term memory loss and cannot recall how you got there, what happened…

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Owner’s Thoughts: Celebrating Older Americans Month

Senior Care in Long Island, NY: This week we are excited to be attending the Suffolk Office for the Aging Senior Celebration Luncheon.   This annual event is held in honor of Older Americans Month and pays tribute to the senior citizens who continue to give back and serve their communities.   Family First will close its…

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Thought of the Week – Taking Care of Priority #1

Elder Care in Huntington,  NY With spring underway it’s easy to start thinking about all things outdoors; gardening in the fresh air, summer getaways, beach days, and long walks around the neighborhood.  There’s an old saying that you cannot appreciate the sweet without the bitter and living in Long Island in the springtime is very…

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Thought of the Week: SHRM LI Conference

Home Care: Long Island, Suffolk County This week we are excited to be attending the Society of Human Resource Management Long Island annual conference.  Alyssa Cottone, Director of Operations, Rebecca Krauss, Care Coordinator, and Laurie Messina, Caregiver Trainer, will be attending the conference on Friday, May 3rd. The conference features workshops on recruiting, wage and…

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Alzheimer’s: Tips for More Effective Communication

  Alzheimer’s Disease gradually impairs the person’s ability to communicate. People with dementia have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions, as well as more trouble understanding others. Here are some tips to help in communication and understanding: • Learn to create a ‘kind voice’ – speak slower and lower, smiling. • To orient the person…

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10 Signs That It’s Time to Stop or Limit Driving

Caregiver in Plainview, NY: 10 Signs That It’s Time to Stop or Limit Driving Most people want to continue driving for as long as they can do so safely. However, for many people, a time will come when they must limit or stop driving, either temporarily or permanently. Following are some warning signs that indicate…

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