Enhancing Quality of Life: Home-Based Dementia Support Services

Dementia is a challenging condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its impact extends beyond just the diagnosed individuals. Family members and caregivers often bear a significant burden in providing care and support for their loved ones with dementia. In recent years, home-based dementia support services have gained prominence as a compassionate and effective way to improve the quality of life for both dementia patients and their caregivers.

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Preventing Falls at Home in Older Adults: A Guide for September Fall Prevention Month

Homecare in Islip NY: Senior Kitchen Safety

Home Care Agency, Garden City, NY Every year, falls are a leading cause of injuries among older adults, resulting in hospitalizations, fractures, and even fatalities. As we observe September as Fall Prevention Month, it’s crucial to address this significant health concern and take proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our senior citizens.…

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Understanding the Complex Relationship Between Sleep Issues and Alzheimer’s: How Overnight Caregivers Can Make a Difference

Alzheimer’s Care, Hauppauge, NY As we age, our bodies go through various changes, including alterations in our sleep patterns. While occasional sleep disturbances are common among seniors, those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease often face more severe and persistent sleep issues. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate connection between Alzheimer’s and sleep problems,…

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Aging at Home with Home Care Services vs. Assisted Living: A Comprehensive Comparison for Older Adults with Dementia


s our loved ones age and face the challenges of dementia, families often find themselves grappling with the difficult decision of where and how to provide the best care. Two primary options emerge: aging at home with the assistance of home care services or moving to an assisted living facility.

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Celebrating Our Caregiver of The Month: Honoring Compassion and Dedication

Home Care Agency, Smithtown, NY Celebrating Our Caregiver of the Month: Honoring Compassion and Dedication At Family First Home Companions, we take immense pride in our team of dedicated caregivers who go above and beyond to provide exceptional care to our clients. Each month, we have the privilege of recognizing one outstanding caregiver whose commitment…

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Dementia and Impaired Decision Making

Caregiver agency, Garden City, NY Dementia and Impaired Decision Making: Understanding the Impact and Strategies for Support Introduction Dementia is a progressive neurological disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide, leading to cognitive decline and memory loss. One of the most challenging aspects of dementia is the impact it has on decision making. As the…

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Caregiver of The Month: Liz C!

We are so excited to announce that Liz C is our caregiver of the month. Liz was selected to be the Caregiver of the Month for April 2023 at Family First Home Companions in Islandia, NY. 

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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. 

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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.

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