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Alzheimer’s and Sleep Issues: How to Support Your Loved One
Sleep disturbances can bring a whole new set of challenges for people living with Alzheimer’s. The lack of restful sleep can lead to more naps during the day and less ability to engage in activities. It can also affect the person’s moods and willingness to do their daily living activities such as personal hygiene, taking medications, eating meals, etc.Read More
4 Steps to Helping Aging Parents at Home
By following this plan, you will be able to line up support for the areas of your parent’s life that he or she is struggling with. There are many resources in the community available to help you with the caregiving responsibilities and help you to maintain balance between your parent’s needs and your own. The most successful and effective plan will include a combination of both personal friends and family members and outside professionals to address each area of concern.Read More
What is The Best Way to Care for Someone with Alzheimer’s?
For those providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s, it can be a journey filled with hills and valleys. For some it can seem that each day presents a new set of challenges and changes in the person’s symptoms and behaviors. Alzheimer’s disease causes the person to slowly require assistance and guidance with most or all of his or her activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as, cooking, dressing appropriately for the weather, bathing, personally hygiene care, medication reminders, etc.Read More
Caregiver of the Month: Liz V!
We are so excited to announce that Liz V is our caregiver of the month. Liz was selected to be the Caregiver of the Month for August 2022 at Family First Home Companions in Islandia, NY.Read More
Keeping Aging Parents at Home: 3 Key Tips
If you have aging parents, then you know it can be an ever-evolving situation with their care needs and changing health.Read More
Can You Care for a Dementia Patient at Home?
Dementia patients can be cared for at home with supportive services to help them maintain their independence and quality of life. Most dementia patients will start by having a senior caregiver assist them at home on a weekly or daily basis.Read More
What Does a Senior Caregiver Do?
A senior caregiver is a professional who helps an older adult at home. A senior caregiver will visit an older adult at home on a weekly schedule to assist with household tasks such as, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and personal care such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming. Senior caregivers are also sometimes referred to as caregiver companions, home companions, home aides, or elder sitter.Read More
Does Medicare Pay for Caregivers?
In-home caregiving services provide professionally trained caregivers who come to the home to assist a person with his or her activities of daily living. These activities include meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing assistance, dressing assistance, medication reminders, walking assistance, and other household tasks (i.e., laundry, bring out the garbage, bring in the mail, etc.).Read More
Caregiver of the Month: Victoria
We are so excited to announce that Victoria C is our caregiver of the month. Victoria was selected to be the Caregiver of the Month for April 2022 at Family First Home Companions in Islandia, NY.Read More
Paying for Help at Home with the Aide and Attendance Program
The Aide and Attendance benefit is a pension offered to veterans and surviving spouses to help pay for home care services.Read More