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Company News: Family First Offering a Continuing Education Series

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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Family First Brings Smiles to The Residents 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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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 ( 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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