About Us

Our mission:  To enhance quality of life through encouragement, compassion and exceptional preventative care in the comfort and safety of home.

Companion Home Care of Long Island was founded by Dorothy Anderson in early 2004. Dorothy, a certified nursing assistant and single working mother, was dealing with a difficult situation when her own Mom needed care. Mom didn’t need medical care but did needed assistance with almost all daily living needs; cooking, cleaning, errands, doctors appointments etc.. She also needed someone to talk to, laugh with or get out and go places with.

Dorothy started seeking help but kept running into the same issue; she did not need the expense or the expertise of skilled nursing, yet, she needed more than a housekeeper. That’s when she realized other people must be going through similar situations and the idea of a “senior helper” came to her. It seemed to her that, during a time of worry and high stress, no family should have to add to their worries by having the difficult, sometimes seemingly impossible task of finding appropriate assistance for their loved one.

She began by asking co-workers if they could use extra hours on days off to assist her Mom. The word spread around her Mom’s complex and it wasn’t long before she was able to start Companion Home Care of Long Island.

Dorothy serves as President and CEO of Companion Home Care of Long Island whose corporate office is located in Melville, NY. Companion Home Care is a non-medical home care agency serving the elderly and others needing assistance and supervision with daily living activities, throughout Western Suffolk, Nassau, Queens Counties, since 2004.

Dorothy’s core expertise includes an extensive background of more than 40+ years, focusing on Home Care, Senior Care and operating a successful in-home care agency.

In her spare time she enjoys her 5 grandchildren, gardening, skiing and competition 8-Ball.

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