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In-home care or assisted living, what’s right for you?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2018 4:45:27 PM / by FirstLantic posted in at home health, South Florida, Care Facilities, home caregivers, assisted living, independent living

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For many seniors, there comes a time when they need a little extra help and have to decide whether to stay in their own home vs. moving into an independent or assisted living community.  There are benefits to both so it’s really important to determine what you need and then weigh the cost benefits as well as your personal lifestyle preferences. Here are three main things to consider:

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Downsizing: Making More Time for The Important Things

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2018 4:53:15 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Senior downsizing, senior moving

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Whether you are downsizing because of a move or simply to unclutter your life, there are definitely some tangible benefits that can come from the process.  Sometimes we end up spending more time taking care of “our things” than ourselves or our friends and family.  When you remove some of those obstacles, you have time to focus on what is really important. Here are three positives that can come from downsizing:

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Three Moving Tips for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2018 6:06:49 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Senior Transition, Elderly Care Transitions, Help Seniors, Help Older Adults, senior moving

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 Moving, as anyone can attest to, is not fun.  Whether you are downsizing into a smaller home or condo or moving into a retirement community, it can be hard work both emotionally and physically.  However, there are things that you can do prior to your move that will make it a lot easier.

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Downsizing: Three Emotional Upsides for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2018 4:01:43 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Senior Transition, Elderly Care Transitions, Help Seniors, Help Older Adults, Senior downsizing

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Downsizing can be emotionally overwhelming.  It can be especially hard for seniors moving to a retirement or assisted living community who may be leaving a home where they raised their family and accumulated a lifetime of memories.  However, there are upsides to downsizing and it can be both liberating and rewarding if you follow these tips:

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The 3 Types of Caregivers in the Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2018 9:12:51 AM / by FirstLantic posted in Choosing a home healthcare aide

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Finding the right option for your loved one

Someone you love is in need of care and you’ve decided to obtain it for him or her in the home. Decision made, right? Actually, there is a new set of important questions left to answer. What are the types of in-home care? Which one do I need? How do I find the right company for my loved one? Will they be safe?

There are many different reasons someone needs help at home, ranging from assistance with daily activities like cooking meals to help with medical treatment. It might not seem like it, but these types of care require different types of caregivers.

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Wills, Estates, and Other Important Legal Issues for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by FirstLantic posted in Legal Issues for Seniors

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How proper planning can protect seniors and their families

It isn't surprising that the majority of us aren't prepared with planning our wills and executing our estates. Preparation means thinking about the worst, and these matters go unattended for 60% of Americans. The secure distribution of property and possessions is of prime importance for seniors, especially given that they can be particularly vulnerable to financial abuse (which we look at here in our blog). Whether you're a senior or you are caring for an older person, here's some helpful information about making a plan.

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