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New York

New York

New York, one of the most important cities in the world, has provided new experiences for centuries, welcoming millions of new residents through its doors in counties such as Nassau and Suffolk. The Iroquois League is considered to be the foundation of New York as a colony and as a city. When Henry Hudson first arrived in 1609 and claimed New York as The Netherlands’ property, he began the Dutch colonization process that would introduce New York to immigrants from all over Europe. This led to what is now known as Wall Street and Broad Street, iconic streets in downtown New York today. In 1664, The English conquered New Amsterdam and renamed it New York after King Charles II’s brother James, Duke of York. While the Dutch regained control of New York for a brief period under the Third Anglo-Dutch War, they officially ceded it to The English 1674.

After its status as an official city was granted in 1785, New York quickly became one of the most important cities in the world. Its coastal location made it a center for trade between America and Europe, especially after completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. It also attracted European immigrants thanks to its high demand for labor in shipping and industry. As people flooded into New York seeking opportunity, merchants set up shops downtown which eventually developed into what is now known as Wall Street.

New York reached historical milestones during this period as well. It hosted the first regular commercial steamboat service in 1807 and the first ever indoor electrical lighting system in 1879.
When The Great Fire of New York destroyed much of the city in 1835, it burned for more than two days, killing nearly 300 people and leveling 776 buildings.

A “golden age” of architectural construction throughout New York took place during the early 20th century when countless churches, apartment complexes, government buildings, cathedrals and more were erected.

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.

New York, NY – Driving Directions to Our Office on Long Island

From New York
To 425 Old Town Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 1173


  • Get on FDR Dr from Spruce St and Frankfort St – 4 min (0.9 mi)
  • Head southeast on Steve Flanders Square toward Park Row, Restricted usage road – 197 ft
  • Turn right onto Park Row – 115 ft
  • Turn left onto Spruce St – 0.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Gold St – 115 ft
  • Turn right onto Frankfort St – 0.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Pearl St – 30 ft
  • Take the F. D. R Drive North ramp – 0.5 mi
  • Continue on FDR Dr. Take I-278 E, I-295 S, Cross Island Pkwy and I-495 E to Express Dr S in Holtsville. Take exit Exit 62 from I-495 E – 1 hr 9 min (59.8 mi)
  • Merge onto FDR Dr – 7.7 mi
  • Use the left lane to take exit 17 for Robert F Kennedy Bridge toward I-278/Bruckner Expwy/Grand Central Pkwy, Toll road – 0.4 mi
  • Continue onto Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Toll road – 0.4 mi
  • Take the I-278 E exit on the left toward I-87 N/Bronx, Toll road – 131 ft
  • Keep right and merge onto I-278 E, Toll road – 0.6 mi
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit Interstate 278 toward New Haven – 0.4 mi
  • Continue onto I-278 E – 3.6 mi
  • Take exit 54 for Interstate 678 S/Interstate 295 S toward Zerega Ave/Throgs Nck Brg/Whitestone Brg/Hutchinson Pkwy – 0.2 mi
  • Keep left to stay on Exit 54, follow signs for I-678 S/Whitestone Bridge/I-295 S/Throgs Neck Bridge – 0.5 mi
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-295 S/Throgs Neck Br and merge onto I-295 S, Toll road – 4.2 mi
  • Take exit 8 to merge onto Cross Island Pkwy – 3.9 mi
  • Take exit 30E for Long Is Expy E – 0.3 mi
  • Keep left, follow signs for I-495 E/Long Island Expy/Eastern Long Is and merge onto I-495 E/Long Island Expy – 14.2 mi
  • Keep left to continue on I-495 E – 23.1 mi
  • Take exit Exit 62 to merge onto Express Dr S – 0.2 mi
  • Take County Rd 97 N/Nicolls Rd to Old Town Rd in Port Jefferson Station – 12 min (7.8 mi)
  • Merge onto Express Dr S – 0.4 mi
  • Use the right lane to take the County Rd 97/Nicolls Rd North ramp to Stony Brook – 0.2 mi
  • Merge onto County Rd 97 N/Nicolls Rd – 4.6 mi
  • Turn right onto Wireless Rd – 1.3 mi
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto NY-347 E – 1.1 mi
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Old Town Rd, Destination will be on the right – 0.3 mi
  • 425 Old Town Rd
  • Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733