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Upcoming CE Event This Week!

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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How to Keep Your Parent With Dementia Safe at Home

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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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 Gatherings For Those With Dementia l Long Island, NY

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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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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