After opening two locations in Massapequa and Massapequa Park, Friends for Life Homecare is now taking on a new role in Babylon, set to open in December.
The location will be opening at 99 Deer Park Avenue, in the former Gamehut video game store across from the Argyle Grill and Tavern.
“We just fell in love with the space,” said Amy Recco, co-founder of the homecare service and outreach program. “I’m so excited to do what we’re doing in Massapequa and bring it over to Babylon.”
Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, Friends for Life Homecare is a family-owned and operated business that is dedicated to helping older adults age happy, healthy and with a purpose. They help these seniors remain independent and live where they want to stay — at home.
Some services include providing homecare for the elderly disabled, as well as Medicaid and senior planning.
Amy and her husband, Michael, initially started up in Nassau County but decided that after a decade of guiding seniors and their families, there was a need to bring their business more out east.
“We’re different than other care options,” she added. “We do Medicaid and we are non-attorney advocates”… we strive to help people when they can’t afford care in their home.”
Recco said that her husband was born into the homecare industry and has continued to assist people throughout his entire life. “It’s in his blood,” she added. “He’s amazing at what he does.”
“Our mission in life is to help seniors,” Recco said. “We
hold everybody’s hand throughout their journey.”
Over the past 10 years, Friends for Life Homecare has assisted hundreds of people all over Long Island from Montauk to New York City. “We help people no matter what,” Recco said. “It’s not just about selling a homecare case.”
Not only do they help families figure out a plan and provide caregiver aides, but they are constantly reaching out to the community and providing support to people who are exhausted, frustrated or in search of someone to listen to.
“We offer free caregiver support groups,” she said. “And I’ll be there to support you as soon as you walk through the door.”
Recco hopes that by expanding her third location into Suffolk County, she will be able to reach even more people who need a helping hand.
“This career has been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done in my life,” she said. “And it’s making me a better person every day.”
Top: Friends for Life Homecare employees (credit: Facebook).