Caregiver of The Month: Jacqueline B

We are so excited to announce Jacqueline B as our caregiver of the month.  Jacqueline was selected to be the Caregiver of the Month for February 2022 at Family First Home Companions in Islandia, NY.  Jacqueline’s dedication to her clients, perfect attendance record, willingness to help by substituting on open shifts, and excellent care services earned her this award and recognition.

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Hiring a Caregiver Service During the Pandemic and Worker Shortage

Hiring a caregiver agency has always and continues to be a very vital resource for older adults.    It allows for a dependable source of support in addition to what a person’s friends and family members are providing.  And while the pandemic has changed many things, especially the way we manage our daily living activities, it has not changed the need for older adults to have ongoing assistance at home.

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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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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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Managing Your Own Health as a Family Caregiver

Homecare in Dix Hills NY: Why Respite?

Elderly Care in East Meadow NY Caring for your elderly loved one can take a lot of your energy, time, and effort. If your own health is compromised, though, being a caregiver can be a little more difficult. One of the keys to being a good caregiver is maintaining your own health. Here are some…

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Watching For Signs of Heat Stress in The Elderly

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Elder Care in West Hempstead NY Warmer weather means enjoying more outdoor activities but it can also mean facing the reality of heat stress. Your elderly loved one is particularly vulnerable to heat stress, so there are some things that you need to know in order to be prepared.   What Is Heat Stress? Heat…

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6 Ways to Boost a Low Mood

Home Care Services in Islip NY: Helping Seniors in the Garden

Elderly Care in Smithtown NY Clinical depression takes a lot more than just a few little changes to your day for you to overcome it, but if you’re just having a low day, it helps to have some tricks up your sleeve. Each of these activities can only take a few minutes, but they can…

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Why Do People With Dementia Repeat Themselves?

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Home Care Services, Melville, NY Dementia is a term used to describe a cognitive impairment.  Dementia can cause a variety of symptoms including short-term memory loss, poor judgment, loss of language and verbal skills, and confusion with time and/or place. There are many forms of dementia including vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, frontotemporal, and Alzheimer’s…

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Paying for Care: The Veterans Aide and Attendance Benefit

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There is one little known benefit from the Veterans Administration that many people are not aware of called the Veterans Aide and Attendance benefit. This benefit is available for both veterans or surviving spouses and helps to pay for long term care services including home care, adult day care, assisted living, and nursing homes. 

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Caring for Aging Parents: Recognizing Caregiver Burnout

Caregivers provide support and complex care to their loved ones in a variety of ways from transportation to doctor appointments, grocery shopping and meal preparation, to administering medications.  They provide hands-on personal care, such as, bathing and transferring, and provide nursing care such as, treating wounds and giving injections.

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