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National Family Caregiver Month: Recognizing Caregiver Burnout

November is National Family Caregiver Month and this month we will be dedicating each blog to providing tips to empower family caregivers. What is a family caregiver?  A family caregiver is someone who is either a spouse, family member, friend, or neighbor who provides unpaid assistance to a person who has an underlying medical condition,…

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When is it best to start 24/7 live-in care?

Home care comes in many shapes and sizes.  From hourly companion services to visiting nurses to physical therapy, you can have many levels of assistance to thrive at home and stay safe in your environment.  Many older or disabled adults may begin with hourly visits, two to three days per week and slowly increase the…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources September is World Alzheimer’s Month and one of the biggest challenges of the disease for those afflicted and for those that provide care is communication.  Alzheimer’s affects communication by causing the person to lose vocabulary, to forget the appropriate names of things and/or people, to lose the ability…

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Company News: New Employee Perk

We are very pleased to announce that we are now offering a corporate membership discount to Blink Fitness for all employees of Family First Home Companions.  Blink Fitness is a fitness center with locations throughout the United States.  They feature bright, colorful gyms to help you feel good and happy while you workout.  Along with…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Signs and What to do Next

What Are the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s and What to Do? Alzheimer’s disease has a way of making itself known in very subtle ways.  Family members are often the first to notice when something seems off.  Whether it’s the person’s short-term memory loss or mood changes, there are many ways that the signs of Alzheimer’s…

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Dementia Care: Huntington, NY September is World Alzheimer’s Month Alzheimer’s disease is defined as a form of dementia that affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior.  It is the most common form of dementia and accounts for about 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org/Alzheimers-dementia/10_signs). The symptoms of Alzheimer’s…

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Helpful Product for Getting Up from a Sitting Position

In-home Assistance for Seniors: Long Island, NY One of the main reasons that our services are needed for older adults is for difficulties with standing and walking.  Whether it’s assistance with ambulating, stepping into and out of a shower, or getting up from a sitting position, our caregivers are there to provide that arm and…

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5 Signs Home Care is Needed

Home Care, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY: I often tell new clients and families when we start our home care services that this is a service that is always needed but never wanted.  The majority of our clients that start with our services have not utilized a home care service before and are often times…

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In-home Care for Brain Injury Patients

Home Care Services in Bay Shore, NY Brain injury can change everything  about a person in a matter of seconds.  According to the Brain Injury Association of America, the most important things to remember about brain injury include, a person with a brain injury is a person first, no two brain injuries are exactly the…

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