Good afternoon, I hope this email finds you well during this difficult time. I am reaching out to inform you of an update to our agency software that now automatically screens staff 24 hours prior to their shifts with clients. This new feature is an additional layer of support and protection for our clients and…

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Family First Home Companions was featured on News 12 Long Island addressing concerns about older adults and the Coronavirus.

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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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Homecare in Islip NY: Senior Kitchen Safety

Dementia is a disease that impacts the person’s cognition which includes memory, judgment, language, and impulse control, to name a few.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, some of the early signs of dementia include, short term memory loss that impacts daily life, challenges in planning and problem solving, confusion with place and time, difficulty finding…

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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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For many, the holidays are a time of celebration, joy, and family. For families coping with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, this time of the year can bring stress, anxiety, and caregiver burnout. This is particularly challenging during family gatherings. If your loved one is unable to effectively communicate, is experiencing debilitating anxiety, or if…

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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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