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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.

Caregiver’s Tip: Coping with Dementia on Outings

Being a caregiver for someone who has dementia brings with it many challenges. One of these challenges is navigating public situations. The increased confusion and personality changes that often accompany dementia can make social situations stressful both for the person who has dementia and for caregivers. This can increase feelings of social isolation and caregiver [...]

The Challenges of Early Onset Alzheimer’s

This article about challenges associated with early onset Alzheimer’s focuses on information that families need to have when a diagnosis is likely or has just been made. The responses to each question offer an overview for planning next steps. What is Early Onset Alzheimer’s? Early onset Alzheimer’s begins when a person is younger than 65, [...]

By | 2018-04-09T14:42:57+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Alzheimer's & Dementia|Tags: , |

Transitioning Mom’s Care: How to Make a Smooth Shift

As our parents age, we face a variety of new situations and challenges. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the number and complexity of decisions and daily tasks to be completed. We may also face limitations in our ability to care for our parents in their home, whether these be physical challenges, financial pressures, [...]

By | 2018-04-03T15:48:44+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , |

Does My Family Need Home Care?

Overview of Family Caregivers in the U.S. A joint study between the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP estimated that over 34 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the past 12 months. And while millions sacrifice careers and personal ambitions in order to dedicate themselves to the [...]

By | 2018-03-21T16:28:00+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , |

When is Home Care Helpful?

There are many ways that home care can be helpful for seniors and their family members. Home care can help for short periods of time, for extended periods, or around-the-clock in certain circumstances. Here are the most common reasons families set up home care for a loved one. Ways which home care is helpful There [...]

By | 2018-03-12T14:57:48+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , |

Tips on Dealing With the Grief When a Loved One is in Hospice Care

The word ‘grief’ can be quite personal. The meaning of grief for each person is defined by past experiences. Personal losses and life-altering tragedies, even those of long ago, affect today’s grieving process. Each past loss leaves its own memory, be it now faded or still raw with pain. The Hospice Foundation of America describes [...]

By | 2018-03-07T14:21:08+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Hospice & End of Life|Tags: , |

First In Care is Hosting a Food Drive with The Food Bank of Manatee

Do you know the look of hunger? Most of the time, it is difficult to see. Yet, 43% of households in Manatee County are living below the poverty level. One out of seven adults and one out of four children are food insecure, which means they do not have consistent access to adequate food. With [...]

By | 2018-02-27T15:01:30+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: Community Involvement|Tags: , , |

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Serving as a part or full-time caregiver for aging relatives is highly-rewarding, but on the flip-side it can be tiring and stressful. For example, you may be providing some daily care needs for one or both of your elderly parents, and you want to offer them the same attentive nurturing they showed you growing up. [...]

Urinary Tract Infections in Seniors: The Risks and How they Differ

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common in elders than in younger people, and symptoms vary for older people. This article reviews structure of the urinary tract; its changes as we age; risk factors and signs of a UTI; and prevention strategies, including the benefits of professional caregivers. The Urinary Tract: Its structure and age-related [...]

By | 2018-02-15T00:25:41+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , |

How do I Find a Professional Caregiver?

Your aging parent has finally reached the point where they need some in-home care, and you’ve tried to step in and provide the nurturing assistance they need. Unfortunately, with everything else on your plate it’s starting to physically and emotionally wear you down. At this time you’re considering a professional caregiver for your mom or [...]

By | 2018-02-05T16:30:08+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , |