Caregiver of the Month: February

Home Care Services, Bay Shore, NY Wendy Keene-Ivey was selected to be the Caregiver of the Month for February 2021 at Family First Home Companions.  Wendy’s dedication to her client, perfect attendance record, and excellent care services earned her the award and recognition. Wendy has been a caregiver with Family First Home Companions since 2020…

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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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Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources September is World Alzheimer’s Month and one of the biggest challenges of the disease for those afflicted and for those that provide care is communication.  Alzheimer’s affects communication by causing the person to lose vocabulary, to forget the appropriate names of things and/or people, to lose the ability…

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