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Smithtown, NY


The town was originally known as Little East Neck, but the name was changed to Nissequogue at the end of the 18th century.

In 1693, this area became part of Connecticut and Suffolk County when Long Island was partitioned into three counties: Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, and Suffolk. The town’s name comes from either Josiah Smith or his brother Timothy, who both owned land in the area at that time.

Beginning in the late 19th century, Irish settlers began to move into eastern Port Jefferson, which had been mostly farmland owned by descendants of New Englanders and Long Islanders since the mid-1600s. During this same time period many residents moved away from farming into jobs in the commercial fishing industry.

The hamlet of Nissequogue was incorporated as a village in 1912, but dissolved eight years later when it failed to meet the minimum requirements for incorporation. The area again attempted to incorporate as a village in 1942, but this effort also failed due to World War II. Finally, on January 1, 1958, the Town of Smithtown became incorporated under State law.

While still largely undeveloped, much of the land within the present-day boundaries of Smithtown had been purchased over time by Captains John and Elizabeth Winthrop during their tenure as Governors of Connecticut between 1646 and 1649. These lands would later become known as “Twin Forks” due to a popular tavern that was located in the central part of what is now known as Smithtown. In addition, in 1702 “Little Neck,” a tract that included much of present-day Nissequogue and Saint James, had been conveyed from Sachem Wyandanch to Henry Lloyd.

What are Home Companion Services?

Home companion services are a form of senior care in which a caregiver goes to the senior’s home and does some light caregiving. Home companionship is provided by an agency and includes help with housekeeping, preparing meals, organizing medications and tasks such as taking walks.

– Encouraging socialization and engagement through activities.
– Helping clients maintain independence by performing daily living skills.
– Assisting caregiver(s) in managing caregiving including medication management, cooking healthy meals, etc.

What Is a Home Companion?

A home companion, or more popularly known as an aide, is someone that helps with housekeeping and other daily tasks like cooking, laundry, medication management and taking walks. Companions can be hired on either a part-time of full-time basis; hourly rates are generally determined by region (i.e. New York City vs small town), agency (home care companies) and the number of hours they work per day/week (8 hours vs 12 hours). Home companionship services are usually provided by organizations that specialize in senior care NYC.

Who Can Be a Home Companion?

Anyone can apply to be a home care aide; however, it is important that they are compassionate towards senior citizens with special needs who may require extra attention often. Companionship is about engaging the client through activities that promote socialization. For example, companions might take them for walks or engage them in games like rummy or checkers to keep their mind active. They must also have excellent communication skills because many of these seniors live alone and require help with medication management.

460 Old Town Road

460 Old Town Rd # 5, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Head southeast on Old Town Rd toward Hall St
0.2 mi

Turn right onto NY-347 W
5.0 mi

Turn right onto NY-25 W/Jericho Turnpike/Middle Country Rd
Continue to follow NY-25 W
Pass by People’s United Bank (on the right in 3.0 mi)
3.4 mi

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