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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What is The Best Way to Care for Someone with Alzheimer’s?

For those providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s, it can be a journey filled with hills and valleys.  For some it can seem that each day presents a new set of challenges and changes in the person’s symptoms and behaviors.  Alzheimer’s disease causes the person to slowly require assistance and guidance with most or all of his or her activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as, cooking, dressing appropriately for the weather, bathing, personally hygiene care, medication reminders, etc. 

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Caregiver of the Month: Liz V!

We are so excited to announce that Liz V is our caregiver of the month.  Liz was selected to be the Caregiver of the Month for August 2022 at Family First Home Companions in Islandia, NY.

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Can You Care for a Dementia Patient at Home?

Homecare in Islip NY: Senior Kitchen Safety

Dementia patients can be cared for at home with supportive services to help them maintain their independence and quality of life.  Most dementia patients will start by having a senior caregiver assist them at home on a weekly or daily basis. 

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What Does a Senior Caregiver Do?

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care at Home by Family First Home Companions

A senior caregiver is a professional who helps an older adult at home.  A senior caregiver will visit an older adult at home on a weekly schedule to assist with household tasks such as, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and personal care such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.  Senior caregivers are also sometimes referred to as caregiver companions, home companions, home aides, or elder sitter.

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Does Medicare Pay for Caregivers?

Elder Care in Smithtown NY: Assisting your Loved-One with Loss of Appetite

In-home caregiving services provide professionally trained caregivers who come to the home to assist a person with his or her activities of daily living.  These activities include meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing assistance, dressing assistance, medication reminders, walking assistance, and other household tasks (i.e., laundry, bring out the garbage, bring in the mail, etc.).   

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Caregiver of the Month: Victoria

We are so excited to announce that Victoria C is our caregiver of the month.  Victoria was selected to be the Caregiver of the Month for April 2022 at Family First Home Companions in Islandia, NY. 

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Top 4 Ways to Communicate With Baby Boomers


The Baby Boomer generation is made up of people born between 1946 and 1964.  They are between the ages of 57 to 76 as of 2022.  This population is known for being a generation that impacted and pushed for a lot of change and advancements in the world around them.  They lived through the Korean…

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