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LI Family Caregiver Coalition Held It’s Quarterly Meeting

On Wednesday, June 7th the LI Family Caregiver Coalition held its quarterly meeting at Huntington Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Melville, NY.  The meeting featured a presentation by Dr. Patricia Bomba who spoke about advance care planning and medical orders for life sustaining treatment (MOLST).  Jennifer Benjamin, owner of Family First Home Companions and also a board member of the LI Family Caregiver Coalition, was one of the sponsors for the breakfast at the meeting.  “The meeting was full of energy and everyone enjoyed Dr. Bomba’s presentation.  It was very informative and really reminded all of us about the importance of having a healthcare proxy and advance directives to express our preferences for end of life care”, said Jennifer.

LI Family Caregiver Coalition Held It's Quarterly Meeting

*Picture (L to R): Jo Ann Landers, Huntington Hills Center for Health & Rehab, Julia Jenne, Utopia Home Care, Steven Kramer, Feldman Kramer & Monaco, Dr. Patricia Bomba, Tara Anglim, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Michael Hampton, Nesconset Center for Nursing & Rehab, Jennifer Benjamin, Family First Home Companions

Jennifer Benjamin

Jennifer Benjamin has a Masters degree in Business Administration, a graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and is co-founder of Family First Home Companions .With a background in human resources and business management she helped to build a company that is founded on professionalism, integrity, compassion and know-how.

Jennifer has specialized training in Alzheimer’s disease through the Long Island Alzheimer’s Association and the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.She also volunteered her time with the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center of Long Island for 3 years by providing cognitive stimulation to an Alzheimer’s patient group.

Jennifer educates the community about elder care and speaks to caregiver support groups, senior centers, and at professional organizations.Topics include home safety, effective strategies for family caregiving, elder care planning, and awareness about elder abuse.