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Selden, NY


Selden is a hamlet of the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York. The population was 29,156 at the 2010 census. Early settlers were English or Dutch. Once Long Island’s population grew to around 250,000 after the American Revolutionary War, later arrivals included Irish, Germans and, still later, Italians.

Located on Long Island ‘s North Shore, Selden’s area was purchased from Native American chief Wyandanch in 1655 by English settlers John Mowbray and Stephen Titus. Until 1842 it included what now are Port Jefferson Station, Stony Brook, Nesconset, Centereach and Coram.

The area currently known as Selden was once inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Native Americans who fished in nearby freshwater ponds and streams and hunted in the salt marshes along what they called “Great South Bay.” Among themselves, they identified collectively as “Matinehacketuh,” meaning “the people on the other side,” in reference to their proximity to Great South Bay. The area was later part of the “Massapequa Indian Reservation” established in 1859 by the Sadler’s Act when it came time to remove Native Americans from New York State. An additional tract of land containing 17 acres (69,000 m) was purchased in 1962 with the goal of developing a Selden community for upper-middle income individuals in mind.

The Mowbray family built their home up the hill on Stony Brook Road from where they raised cattle and crops on land that is now part of Selden Golf Club. The Titus family established themselves up the street at what is now 720 Middle Country Road. The first known school house was located near Selden Presbyterian Church (Selden United Methodist) at 598 Middle Country Road.

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
1.7 mi

Slight right onto Dare Rd
2.1 mi

Turn left onto Middle Country Rd
115 ft

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