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4 Excellent Pets for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2017 10:53:35 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Main Blog

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Learn what makes these animals special

Everybody needs a companion, and this is particularly true as we get older. While it would be nice to keep the same friends forever, unfortunately that doesn’t always work out. Because people move or pass away, it can be easy for seniors to become isolated, which is potentially dangerous.

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Summer Fun: Activities for Seniors and the Grandchildren

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 9:15:51 AM / by Jack Maloney posted in Main Blog

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Sun and fun for everyone!

There’s nothing more special than the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. And the more time they are able to spend together, the greater the benefits, to both the elders and the children. A close relationship with grandmas and grandpas helps increase self-esteem, grants a higher sense of independence, and fosters a sense of empathy among children.

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FirstLantic Named a Top Workplace for the 2nd Year in a Row

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2017 7:00:14 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Main Blog

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Only 65 South Florida companies made the Sun Sentinel’s list

FirstLantic Healthcare has once again been ranked as one of the best places to work in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel. Over the course of seven months, the newspaper conducted surveys at over 1,250 businesses in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties and received around 10,000 responses. Employees were asked about a number of different factors, including engagement, leadership, and core values. And based on that feedback, 65 organizations were declared top workplaces.

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5 Ways Music Can Benefit Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2017 10:08:23 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Main Blog

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How to play health and happiness by ear

Everyone knows how uplifting, moving and pleasurable listening to music can be. Our favorite pieces can fire us up for exercise or wind us down when we need to relax. But of all age groups, it's perhaps seniors who stand to benefit most from the benefits music can offer. If you've been neglecting this simple way to improve your loved one’s well-being, help give them a tune up with the tips below.

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Caring for a Diabetic Senior: The Right Steps for a Healthy Life

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2017 11:32:28 AM / by Jack Maloney posted in Caring for a Diabetic Senior, Main Blog

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You can take important yet respectful steps to enhance and monitor the health of a senior

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The Top 4 Senior Scams to Watch Out For

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 1:47:11 PM / by Bart Delsing posted in Main Blog, Senior Scams

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Is your loved one at risk?

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4 Tips For Age-Related Hearing Loss

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2017 10:31:00 AM / by Jack Maloney posted in Hearing Loss, Main Blog

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The sound of silence doesn’t have to be a part of aging

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Demand in the Home Health Care Industry Grows

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2017 12:47:41 PM / by Jack Maloney posted in Main Blog, home health care demand, popularity of home health care

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What does the outlook for home-based healthcare look like?

Professional home care really began in the U.S. in the 1880’s and, as of 2010, serviced approximately 12 million individuals. Home care and hospice are positioned to become major players in the healthcare industry in the coming years. According to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Americans have begun to turn away from nursing-home care, which has driven investment in home health services.

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Sleep and Seniors: How Changes in the Body Affect Sleeping Habits

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2017 12:22:58 PM / by Bart Delsing posted in Main Blog, sleep and seniors, sleep in the elderly

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Sleep remains essential for all ages, but changes in the elderly can result in different sleep patterns

It’s a common misconception that the need for sleep declines as we age.

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Living with COPD: Diet Dos and Don’ts

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 1:20:57 PM / by Jack Maloney posted in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD diet, Main Blog, seniors with COPD

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Eating tips for seniors with COPD

Coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be very difficult for seniors, especially when they find out they have to make significant lifestyle changes. COPD is a term used to describe a constellation of progressive, chronic lung diseases that can include emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and other conditions that make breathing difficult.

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Loneliness: A Major Health Threat for Older Adults

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 1:04:16 PM / by Jack Maloney posted in home health aide, Main Blog, home healthcare services, senior loneliness

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It’s more dangerous for your senior than you may realize

Because there are so many physical ailments that affect us as we age, it can be easy to ignore or simply not see some of the less obvious signs of trouble. At first blush, something like loneliness probably doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but it can actually have a huge impact on someone’s quality of life and physical health.

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How to Spot the Signs of Elder Abuse

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2017 12:55:46 PM / by Jack Maloney posted in Main Blog, Elder Abuse

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And what you can do to help

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