Family First Home Companions Unveils "Home In A Hurry" Program

February 14, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Family First Home Companions has added a new program to the list of home care services the company offers its clients, the "Home In A Hurry," rehabilitation program. The news follows on the heels of the recent expansion of First Home Companions into a new satellite location at 445 Broadhollow Road in Melville, N.Y.

Family First Home Companions, the Long Island, N.Y. based home care agency, designed their Home In A Hurry program to assist patients who are being discharged from a hospital or nursing facility. Jennifer Benjamin, owner and vice president of Family First Home Companions, believes that the new level of assistance that Home In A Hurry provides can be an essential element in transitioning senior citizens back into their home safely and effectively. "The first few days can be the hardest for senior citizens and their families when they are released from the hospital or nursing facility," said Ms. Benjamin. "Our new program helps them get settled safely and ensures that they don't return to the hospital."

The Home In A Hurry program consists of two days of care by a professional caregiver for five hours per day. During this time the caregiver will ready the home by tending to household chores, doing the laundry, changing bed linens and doing the grocery shopping. In addition they will also pick up prescriptions, provide transportation to follow-up doctor appointments, assist with discharge instructions, help with bathing and dressing, prepare meals and provide walking assistance. The program also includes a free home safety evaluation by a trained caregiver who will evaluate the home for potential safety hazards and offer recommendations to make the home more adaptable for the well-being of the returning patient.

Family First Home Companions is a full service home care agency that provides companions for hourly weekday and weekend care, overnight care and live-in weekday and weekend care. Their companions are non-medical caregivers who provide assistance to seniors in their daily activities at their homes. Family First Home Companions are qualified, compassionate caregivers who can help senior citizens maintain their independence, quality of life and peace of mind while still living in their own home. Now, with their new Home In A Hurry program, this same level of care and assistance is available to seniors who are transitioning back home from a hospital stay or time spent in a nursing facility.

In addition to launching their new program, Family First Home Companions has been busy in opening their new satellite office in Melville, N.Y. "In order to provide the best possible service to all of our clients, and to meet the increased demand for home companion services, we decided to open the Melville office," said Benjamin. "We believe that this office will provide faster service and easier access for home care services for seniors located in the Huntington NORC (naturally occurring retirement community), Plainview NORC, and the Town of Hempstead NORC."

About Family First Home Companions: Family First Home Companions is a Long Island, N.Y. home care agency. The company provides quality, personalized in-home care to seniors. Jennifer Benjamin and her mother, Alice Bonora, started the business back in 2005 and it has been family owned and operated ever since. Family First Home Companions caregivers assist with a broad range of services from meal preparation, grocery shopping, bathing supervision and many other home care duties to assist older adults with their daily living activities and help those afflicted with dementia to stay independent at home.

Family First Home Companions
600 Johnson Ave, Suite C-2
Bohemia, NY 11716

Phone Number: 631-319-3961

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