Dementia Care Services Long Island NY


Long Island Memory Care for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Caring for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia presents a multitude of challenges, both for the affected individuals and their caregivers. A professional caregiver from Family First Home Companions of Long Island, NY will ease the burden and stress by providing personalized home care services to support a senior at home with dementia care.

Our dementia caregivers receive ongoing training in the field of Alzheimer's and dementia care.  This includes an understanding of what Alzheimer's and dementia is, how to assist a person with challenging behaviors, reminders for medication, compassionate guidance with personal care and hygiene, and cognitive stimulation to help a person with dementia exercise their memory and brain.  A senior living with dementia at home in Long Island, NY can continue live a healthy and active lifestyle while having the assistance of a companion from Family First Home Companions.

Our team of dedicated caregivers can help individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia by providing personalized and holistic care tailored to their unique needs and preferences. This includes assisting with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation, while also promoting independence and autonomy whenever possible.

At Family First Home Companions of Long Island, NY one of our professional caregivers can provide supervision for safety, cognitive stimulation for well-being, and guidance with the activities of daily living to support your loved one through the disorienting symptoms of dementia.

Dementia is a condition in which changes in the brain cause symptoms affecting intellectual and social abilities.  The affects of dementia can disable the person’s abilities to carry out his/her activities of daily living such as driving, preparing meals, taking medications properly, or doing household chores.  With the help of a caregiver from Family First Home Companions of Long Island, NY, a person with dementia can continue to live at home with independence and quality of life.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.  Other types of dementia include Lewy body, Vascular and Frontotemporal.  Each type affects particular parts of the brain and has its own prognosis.

Common signs and symptoms of dementia include:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Inability to learn or remember new information
  • Difficulty with planning and motor functions
  • Personality changes
  • Inability to reason
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Paranoia
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations

Dementia has many different causes.  Some can be reversed such as, dementia caused by a reaction to medication.  Other irreversible causes can be stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, or heart disease.

Signs that your loved one may have dementia:

  • Gets lost when driving or forgets how to operate certain functions of the car.
  • Writes checks incorrectly and has mismanaged bills.
  • Frequently loses objects in the household.
  • Loss of impulse control.
  • Repeats himself/herself frequently.
  • Becomes confused within a conversation.
  • Dressing inappropriately.
  • Using inappropriate vocabulary.
  • Frequent falls.
Personalized Care Plans:
Upon assessing the unique needs and preferences of the individual with dementia, Family First Home Companions of Long Island, NY works collaboratively with the family to create a customized care plan that addresses these specific requirements. This tailored approach ensures that the individual receives the appropriate level of support and assistance, whether it's help with activities of daily living, medication management, cognitive stimulation, or emotional support.
Trained and Compassionate Caregivers:
From managing challenging behaviors to fostering meaningful engagement and communication, our dementia-trained caregivers play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life for seniors living with dementia in Long Island, NY. Moreover, our caregivers approach their work with compassion, empathy, and respect, cultivating trusting relationships with their clients and providing emotional support to both the individual with dementia and their family members.
Round-the-Clock Supervision and Support:
At Family First Home Companions of Long Island, NY we offer around-the-clock supervision and support, ensuring that individuals with dementia are never left unattended and vulnerable. Whether it's overnight care to prevent wandering and ensure safety or 24/7 assistance with personal care and household tasks, Family First Home Companions of Long Island, NY provides families with peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is in capable and caring hands at all times.
Respite Care for Family Caregivers: 
Family First Home Companions of Long Island, NY recognizes the vital role that family caregivers play and offer respite care services to provide much-needed relief and support. Whether it's for a few hours a day or an extended period, respite care allows family caregivers to take breaks, attend to their own needs, and recharge, knowing that their loved one is in capable hands. This respite not only prevents caregiver burnout but also promotes the health and well-being of family caregivers, enabling them to continue providing care for their loved one with dementia in Long Island, NY.

Hiring professional caregivers to assist the person with dementia provides relief for family members caring for the person.  Professional caregivers who are experienced and trained in dementia can assist with the following activities:

  • Medication reminders.
  • Bathing reminders and supervision.
  • Dressing supervision and assistance.
  • Meal planning and preparation.
  • Household chores.
  • Mail organization and bill payment reminders.
  • Transportation.
  • Note taking during a doctor’s visit.
  • Cognitive stimulation (i.e. playing cards, discussing current events, etc).
  • Physical activities (i.e. taking walks, shopping, etc).

The Brain Health Plan:

The brain health plan is a service offered by Family First to provide those with dementia a focused care plan for their special needs.  By combining a regimen of physical exercise, cognitive stimulation, nutritious meal planning and a calm home environment, one of our professional caregivers could help your loved one to live more independently and minimize the symptoms of dementia.

A typical day for someone on the brain health plan includes:

9 AM - Healthy breakfast
10 AM - Supervision and prompting with dressing and personal hygiene
10:30 AM - 30 minutes of exercise (walk or sitting exercises)
11 Am - 30 minutes of household chores
11:30 AM - 30 minutes of cognitive stimulation (songs, trivia)
12 PM - Healthy lunch
12:30 PM - A drive by the ocean
2 PM - Healthy snack
2:30 PM - Discussion of current events
3 PM – A game of scrabble
4 PM - Healthy dinner

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Family First Home Companions is a Long Island home care company.  We provide senior companions to assist your loved ones with daily activities, dementia care and Alzheimer’s companions, and respite care to care for your loved ones on a short term basis. 


We serve the following States, Cities, Zip Codes and Counties: 

Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York City (NYC), Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island