Since COVID-19 made its way into our communities, Family First has pioneered the desperately needed education for families and those serving older adults in our hospitals, nursing facilities, and other adult care settings. Family First is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board and the Commission for Nurse Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education programs for licensed social workers and nurse case managers. While this virus does not allow for in-person gatherings, Family First has offered a total of eight virtual sessions, cultivating a total of 250+ Long Islanders over the last four weeks. Having robust expertise in family care-giving and dementia care, Family First is able to keep families and professionals informed on best practices when navigating this pandemic to support and protect those who are cognitively impaired and most vulnerable.

The call to action this pandemic has ensued requires communities and human service providers to mobilize. That is why Family First has connected with community partners to collaborate and educate as many individuals as possible. Community partners include Safe Home Modifications, Senior Options Systems, United Medical House Calls and the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center. Our island is small yet mighty and with the help from fellow industry leaders, we are confident that these efforts will continue to protect our aging community members and their families.

Interested in learning about our upcoming educational webinars? Contact Director of Operations, Alyssa Cottone, at 631.881.5713.

 

Alyssa Cottone