First In Care

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.

Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke in Seniors

Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over age 65, and the risk of stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55. The risk for strokes in seniors is concerning and these are sobering statistics for them and their caregivers. Here are some of the signs to look for so you can get them the crucial early treatment they need.

By |2021-02-16T16:18:34-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , |

Why Family Caregivers Deserve Care Too

All too often, family members and friends acting as caregivers go unrecognized. Rarely is their invaluable contribution to people's lives acknowledged. It's evident from the high incidence of caregiver stress that they need and deserve as much support and care as possible.

Putting Together a Comprehensive Parkinson’s Care Team

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, or simply “Parkinson’s”, can be a real game changer at any age. As a caregiver, one of the ways to ensure that they enjoy a higher quality of life is by assembling a comprehensive Parkinson's care team. These team-building tips can help with that.

By |2021-02-04T13:00:55-05:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , |

Personalize Your Senior’s Diet During National Nutrition Month

Aging-in-place seniors that become malnourished oftentimes face unique health challenges that place their independence at risk. March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to learn about ways to personalize your loved one’s plate so their body gets the nutrition it needs.  

By |2021-02-04T12:20:23-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Meals and Nutrition|Tags: , , , |

Getting Through to Your Aging Parents

For reasons like pride and control, seniors can become secretive about their health and stop listening to their own children. Watching your parents make risky decisions can be frustrating and even agonizing at times. Thankfully, getting through to your aging parents is possible by taking these steps. 

By |2021-01-18T14:58:19-05:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , |

How to Tell Your Family You Need Help Caring for Elderly Parents

Once your aging parents need caregiving assistance it’s not uncommon for old sibling rivalries to resurface as relationships get magnified. If you’ve been shouldering most of the caregiving burden alone, here’s how to let your family members know that you could use their help in caring for your elderly parents. 

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