About First In Care

When you call First in Care Home Health Agency, Inc., chances are that one of our owners, John Bresnick or Dawn Riccio, answers the phone so they can personally address your questions and concerns. Their direct involvement in all aspects of the business, from formulating the plan of care to scheduling the caregivers, as well as direct supervision of each case, truly sets our agency apart. This dedication to quality patient care is our hallmark, from 1-hour bath visits to 24/7 comprehensive care.

Hurricane Season – Design an Emergency Kit with Seniors in Mind

If you have one, your emergency kit probably contains standard survival supplies such as non-perishable food, drinking water, first aid equipment, blankets, batteries, etc. But if you have an aging loved one living in Florida near the coast, you'll need to take some additional emergency preparedness steps.

By |2022-06-01T14:15:08-04:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: Senior Care|Tags: , , |

Palliative Care and Hospice Care – What’s the Difference?

When a loved one chooses to die at home, the family's options include palliative care and hospice care. Although they share many similarities, palliative care and hospice care are not the same. This guide will help you honor your dying loved one's wishes by choosing the best option for them.

By |2022-05-17T16:21:05-04:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Senior Care|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Hospice Support Care

For many people, hospice is an intimidating word that’s associated with the end of life. And although hospice is indeed for those who are very sick, hospice care can be highly beneficial to patients and their families. Even though it addresses the patient’s care, comfort, and quality of life, hospice alone cannot meet all the patient’s daily needs.

Why Respite Care Should Be a Part of Every Family’s Care Plan

Although it’s highly gratifying, serving as a family caregiver can be physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. No matter what role you find yourself serving, here’s why respite care should be an essential part of your family’s overall care plan.

Signs of Elder Abuse All Caregivers Should Look Out For

According to the National Council on Aging, up to five million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $36.5 billion. Yet, sadly, it’s estimated that only one in 24 cases of abuse are reported to the authorities.

By |2022-04-05T02:13:04-04:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Elder Abuse & Scams|Tags: , , |

Competition Word Search – April Winners

Each month First In Care is offering a word search or puzzle challenge for a chance to a $25 gift card of your choice and a shot at a gift basket for your office, facility, or hospital wing. Take a break for a chance to win. Fax your completed puzzle back to First In Care to be entered into the drawing at the end of the month.

By |2022-05-31T10:40:32-04:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: Company News|Tags: , , , , |

5 Activities That Can Help a Senior Feel Young Again

How can seniors keep their energy levels up and maintain their zest for life? Engaging in healthy activities as they age brings enjoyment to a senior’s life and positively impacts their mental and emotional well-being. Here are five activities that you or your senior loved one can try to help you live a fulfilling and active life in your golden years.

By |2022-04-05T01:41:46-04:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , |
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