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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.

How to Involve Your Siblings in the Caregiving Process

For the past 6 months you’ve been providing some daily living assistance to your aging in place elderly mother. But with your own busy household and part-time job to manage, the added workload and stress are starting to wear you down. Your adult brothers and sisters all live nearby, but thus far they’ve been “MIA” when it comes to helping-out mom. What should you do?

Serving as a Caregiver for a Senior with Failing Eyesight

Millions of aging in place elderly Americans suffer from failing eyesight that interferes with their normal daily living activities. If you’re currently assisting an aging loved one with failing eyesight, there are several proven ways to help ensure that they live a more productive and rewarding life.

By |2019-08-04T11:39:39-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

How a Companion Animal Can Help Seniors Stay Independent and Active

Your elderly mother lives alone in Manatee County, Florida, and you manage your own household in another state. Ever since dad died a year ago, she just hasn’t been the same. Mom seems depressed, and isn’t eating or sleeping enough, or getting the exercise she needs. Now you’re worried that her health and wellbeing may be at risk. What should you do? Studies have found that an effective way to keep seniors more independent and active is by getting them a companion animal.

Finding Time to Balance Caregiving with Work and Kids

For almost a year now you’ve been taking care of your aging in place elderly father. But trying to balance caregiving with your own job and household is starting to wear you down. In fact, it’s now reached a point where your kids and boss are starting to complain that you’re not giving them the attention they deserve. If things don’t change, dad’s health and wellbeing, along with your own, could be placed in jeopardy.

How Can I Help My Elderly Parent Sell Their Car?

Helping an elderly parent sell their car can be challenging and stressful if you haven’t done it before. There are several steps that will need to be taken to ensure that the selling process goes smoothly, and that you’re getting mom a fair price for her vehicle. To help you develop a more effective car selling strategy, use these tips from the pros.

By |2019-07-07T11:56:55-04:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , |

The Benefits of Water Aerobics for Seniors with Arthritis

Regular exercise is a great way to help keep an aging in place senior healthier, happier and more independent. But for the millions of seniors with arthritis, getting the exercise they need is oftentimes a daily struggle. If you’re a caregiver for an aging in place loved one with arthritis, getting them to a pool nearby that offers water aerobics for seniors will help ensure that they get the exercise their body so desperately needs.

By |2019-06-24T07:33:03-04:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , |

How SilverSneakers is Helping Caregivers Keep Seniors More Active

Regular exercise benefits a senior in so many ways, including improving balance, flexibility and coordination, strengthening their immune system, building lean muscle, reducing stress and promoting a better night’s sleep. If you’re looking after a senior in the Manatee County, FL, area, one of the exciting new ways you can help keep them more active is by introducing them to the SilverSneakers program.

By |2019-06-08T14:45:57-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , , |

How to Keep a Senior Hydrated While in the Florida Sun

For many Floridians aged 65-and-over, the sun’s intense heat can also quickly place them at risk for dehydration. If you’re currently serving as a caregiver for an aging in place elderly loved one, there are several proven ways to keep a senior hydrated so they can continue enjoying the rejuvenating Florida sunshine for many years to come.

By |2019-05-27T16:39:14-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Helping an Aging Parent with Dementia Remember Who You Are

Watching an aging parent with dementia slowly decline can be painful, and when that cognitive impairment directly affects your relationship with them it’s even worse. It’s not uncommon for seniors in the later stages of dementia to totally stop recognizing and remembering others, including their own adult children and grandchildren.

By |2019-05-25T14:41:46-04:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Alzheimer's & Dementia|Tags: , , , |

How Ride-Sharing Services are Transforming Senior Transportation

Roughly 20% of all Americans aged 65-and-over can’t drive any more, but many of them still live at home. Staying active becomes more difficult once a senior gives up their car keys, and finding them some safe and reliable transportation is oftentimes problematic.

By |2019-05-19T10:26:47-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , , , |