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Home Care Agency, Long Island: Whether your loved has been newly diagnosed or has been afflicted with dementia for many years, there is one thing that remains the same; each day is unpredictable.  Family members often say, ‘what worked yesterday no longer works today’.  Dementia affects each individual differently and while there are many common…

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Family First Home Companions is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association of Long Island to offer a continuing education series beginning this Thursday, February 20th.  The first program titled, Effective Communication Strategies and Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors, will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association’s located at 300 Broadhollow Road, (lower level Conference Room…

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Family First Home Companion: Survey

Family First Home Companions is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association of Long Island to provide a continuing education series for licensed social workers and certified nurse case managers.  The cost is free of charge to attendees and will include breakfast, lunch, or dinner, depending on the day and time of the program. The schedule of…

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Jennifer Benjamin, Owner at Family First and Tina Sperber, Director of Recreation at Island Nursing and Rehabilitation

Family First Brings Smiles to the Residents at Island Nursing and Rehabilitation Family First Home Companions sponsored comedian, Howard Newman from Jokesercise, to give a comic performance for the residents at Island Nursing and Rehabilitation on Tuesday, December 10th in Holtsville, NY.  Howard brought many laughs and smiles to about thirty of the nursing homes’…

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Family First is hard at work in the community! From educating nurses and social workers on dementia and caregiver burnout, to offering resources to local health care systems- We have continued to offer the community what is needed to ensure the safety and quality of life of our aging Long Islanders. As the old saying…

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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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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 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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Family First Home Companion: Survey

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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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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