Family Caregiving: Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Care This Holiday

About 53 million Americans are caregivers to a loved one.   That’s more than 1 in 5 people who provide care to an adult or child with special needs at some point in the last 12 months, according to the 2020 Caregiving in U.S. report by AARP.  “While many caregivers feel their role has given them…

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November is National Family Caregiver Month


November is National Family Caregiver Month 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, illness, or disability.  The assistance that a family caregiver provides may consist of daily living activities…

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Family First Home Companions Nominated Best of Long Island

Family First Home Companions received the prestigious nomination of Best of Long Island through Bethpage Federal Credit Union.  Family First was nominated by a client who utilized their home care services and was very happy with the The Bethpage Best of LI contest is a roadmap to the best, top-notch businesses and services throughout both…

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How Veterans Benefits Can Help Pay for Care at Home


The Aid and Attendance program is a benefit provided by the VA for veterans and surviving spouses to help pay for in-home care services.  It can also be used to pay for assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult day care programs.  The Aid and Attendance program is a pension benefit and, when qualified, the veteran or surviving spouse would receive a direct deposit payment each month to go towards the cost of long-term care services.

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How to Help an Elderly Loved One Who Is Socially Isolated


Elder Care in Smithtown NY Isolation is common among the elderly for many reasons.  Medical conditions may prevent them from driving a car or leaving the house and, if they have lost a spouse, they be less apt to go out and do social activities.  In addition, without having a job to go to each…

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How to Make Hospital Visits Less Stressful For Loved Ones with Dementia

Senior Care in West Hempstead NY: Hospital Visit Tips

Elder Care in Bay Shore NY Someone with Alzheimer’s disease relies on daily routines so that they know what to expect throughout the day. They also need to be surrounded by familiar people, scents, and their home to feel safe. If the older adult has to go to the hospital, they will most likely have…

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How to Make Mealtimes Easier for Your Aging Parent

Elderly Care in Smithtown NY: Easier Meal Preparation For Your Senior

Home Care in Bayside NY Eating can be complicated for your elderly loved one. If it’s become a big problem for her or for you, it’s time to look at how to make meal time and eating easier for everyone involved. If Utensils Are a Problem for Your Loved One Sometimes utensils can be a…

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Caregiver of the Month: June

Caregiver of the Month: June   Home Care Services, Melville, NY June was selected to be the Caregiver of the Month for June 2021 at Family First Home Companions.  June’s dedication to her clients, perfect attendance record, willingness to help by substituting on open shifts, and excellent care services earned her the award and recognition.…

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7 Tips for Family Caregivers


Caregiver in Dix Hills NY Healthier habits aren’t just for your elderly loved one. You need to be on top of your game, too, and that’s where these ideas come in. 1.Make Your Own Care a Priority Family caregivers tend to put themselves at the bottom of their own priority list, which is a huge…

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