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Chronic Conditions

Ten Ways to Help Manage Chronic Health Conditions

Managing chronic conditions can be draining, especially for seniors with multiple health issues. However, with the right approach and resources, it's possible to…

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heart disease, heart health

Heart health Quiz – Test Your Knowledge

    February is Heart Health Month, and there's no better time to ensure that you know the facts about how to keep…

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FirstLantic Way

The FirstLantic Way

  Values matter. That’s why FirstLantic Healthcare developed a set of guiding principles that form the foundation of its culture. While there are…

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Generational divide

Generational Divides: Bridging the Gap

Generational divides are nothing new. Very few of us over a certain age haven’t shaken our heads and wondered, “what is going on…

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma – Learn the Facts

Glaucoma Awareness Month takes place every January, so it’s a great time to inform you about how this disease can affect you as…

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Volunteer

Volunteering All Year Long

Volunteering during the holidays is something that many people take to heart, whether volunteering at a soup kitchen, contributing to their favorite charity,…

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Health

Remote Caregivers: How Technology Can Help

Updated December 18, 2022   Taking care of loved ones can be incredibly stressful, especially when they happen to be your parents.  For…

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Independent Living Communities

Independent Living Communities – Learn How to Find the Right One

Independent living communities offer many flexible options. Independent living is usually designed exclusively for older adults aged 55 and over. However, depending on…

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Health

Home Healthcare Services – 10 Facts to Know

Home healthcare services - do you or your loved one fully understand how it works and if it’s the right choice?  Unfortunately, there…

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home healthcare

Determining if Your Parents Need Home Healthcare

It’s certainly not easy to see yourself age, but sometimes it can be even harder to watch your parents or other loved ones…

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#holidays, Featured

Five Ways to Keep “Happy” in the Holidays

Updated November 20, 2022   While the holidays can be a wonderful time of the year for many people, they can also be…

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At Home Healthcare, Caregivers, Featured, Home Caregivers

Reasons to Get Help From a Home Caregiver During the Holidays

'Tis the season for eggnog, decorations, parties, and celebrating with family and friends. However, it can also be the season of fighting for…

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Caregivers, Home Health Caregiver

Five Steps to Bonding with Your Home Health Caregiver

Updated November 7, 2022   Home health caregivers provide invaluable services, ensuring you get the necessary support as you age.  Depending on your…

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At Home Healthcare, home healthcare

Discussing Home Healthcare with Your Parents

Home Healthcare - is it time to have a discussion with your parents?  Seeing someone you love become more forgetful or frail is…

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At Home Healthcare, Health

Home Health Care and Assisted Living Myths

The choice between home healthcare and assisted living can be difficult.  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about both. FirstLantic wants to help you…

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At Home Healthcare, Diabetes

Diabetes:  How to Reverse Symptoms without Medication

Diabetes affects an estimated 34.2 million or 10.5% of the population in the U.S., according to research from the CDC (Centers for Disease…

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home healthcare, Veterans, Veterans Home Healthcare

Four Types of Home Healthcare Services for Veterans

Veterans deserve the best home healthcare possible. After all, they risked their lives to protect the freedoms that all Americans enjoy. But because…

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At Home Healthcare, Donations, Hurricane, Hurricane Relief, Kindness

How You Can Help Floridians After Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian caused unfathomable devastation. Making landfall in Florida just days after Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico and Cuba, the catastrophic storm wreaked…

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Aging, Health, Healthcare Coordination

How Seniors Can Benefit from Healthcare Coordination

According to a survey by CareMore Health, 70% of senior patients need better healthcare coordination. Other research shows that 35 percent of those over…

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Aging, At Home Healthcare, Healthcare, Home Caregivers, Home Companions, home healthcare

How Home HealthCare Can Drastically Cut Costs

A study published by the American Journal of Medicine (AJM) reported that home healthcare versus a hospital stay can provide a mean unadjusted…

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Health

Choosing Between Home Healthcare or Assisted Living

Home Healthcare or assisted living?  For many seniors, there comes a time when they need a little extra help and have to decide…

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Retire, Retirement

Keeping Social Security Available for Future Generations

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Bill into law on August 14, 1935, he could hardly have predicted that it would…

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Health, Holidays, Senior Travel, Travel, Trips

Travel Tips for Seniors

Click here to watch the video >   FirstLantic Home Healthcare offers traveling tips for seniors in this video — from cruises to…

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Health, Healthcare, Healthcare Advocacy, Patient Advocacy

Six Ways to Be Your Own Health Advocate

“The doctor always knows best.”  It wasn’t that long ago when many people believed it was inappropriate to question anything their doctor said.…

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Human Kindness Week, Kindness, Mindset

Pay it Forward During Human Kindness Week

Have you ever wondered how much better the world could be if we were all just a bit kinder?   What if global crises…

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#Stress, Budgets, Inflation, Retirement, Seniors

Seven Tips for Seniors Battling Inflation

Inflation is creating difficulties for people globally, but it can create an even more significant hardship for seniors on fixed incomes. There are…

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Aging, Alzheimers, Brain Health, Dementia, Health, Mental Wellness, Mindset

Four Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age

Have you ever believed the familiar adage that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? That you are simply past the point…

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Ageism, Business, Careers, Labor Shortage, Older Workers

Senior Employees; the Secret Weapon of Successful Businesses

How often do you hear a hiring manager from a company say, "We've got to hire older workers." Just taking a guess –…

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Aging, At Home Healthcare, Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Health, Home Caregivers, Home Companions

These Steps Will Help You Find the Best Home Healthcare Provider

Updated July 2022   Part 2 in a two-part series   Now that you have decided that you or a loved one needs…

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Aging, At Home Healthcare, Caregivers, Home Caregivers, Home Companions

Choosing the Right Type of Home Care for Your Loved One

Part One in a Two-Part Series   Mom lives alone, and it’s becoming apparent that she can no longer do specific tasks around…

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Grandchildren, Grandparents

Seven Ways to Stay Close as a Distant Grandparent

Updated June 2022   A 2019 AARP survey found that more than half of American families are dealing with distances of more than 200…

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Alzheimers, Art Therapy, Dementia, Music Therapy

The Benefits of Music and Art Therapy on Alzheimer’s Patients

Updated June 19, 2022   Haven’t we all heard a song or seen a painting that brings us back to a certain point…

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Aging, At Home Healthcare, Loneliness and Isolation, Mental Wellness

Five Challenges Facing Older Americans

Part One in a Two-Part Series   Turning on the news these days can certainly make it seem like the world is collapsing.…

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Fathers Day, Fitness, food, Health, heart health

Giving the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

You're trying to figure out what to get your dad for Father's Day, and you've run out of ideas. After all, you can…

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#Stress, Aging, At Home Healthcare, Health, heart health, Loneliness and Isolation, Mental Wellness, Pets

Five Reasons Pets Are Good For Your Health

In addition to May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we also celebrated National Pet Month. At first, you may not think they have…

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Aging, At Home Healthcare, Family Caregivers, Health, Veterans

Home Care Options for Aging Veterans

At FirstLantic, we believe everyone is entitled to the best healthcare possible, especially our veterans. After all, they risked their lives to protect…

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#Stress, Aging, Loneliness and Isolation, mental health, Mental Wellness, Mental Wellness Podcasts

Five of the Best Mental Wellness Podcasts

Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been celebrated in May.  The goal is to reach as many people as possible and provide…

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Health

Five Health Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Many of us are aware of the benefits of yoga for mental and physical well-being. But did you know that Tai Chi could…

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Aging, At Home Healthcare, Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Home Caregivers, Home Companions, Retirement

Six Ways to Address Family Caregiver Stress

As more senior adults choose to age in place, family members increasingly bear the responsibility of ensuring their loved ones can live safely…

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Health

Tips for Traveling with a Disability or Medical Condition

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assisted living, At Home Healthcare, Home Caregivers, Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson's Disease Research, Parkinson's Research, Parkinson's Treatments

Five New Developments in Parkinson’s Disease Research

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Although there is no cure for the disease, research and treatments are being conducted that are showing promise.…

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#holidays, Senior Travel, Travel, Trips

Five Travel Groups Specializing in Trips for Seniors

For some seniors, the perfect trip is lying on the beach with a pina colada; for others, it involves activities like cycling or…

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#Stess, Aging, Financial Decisions, Loneliness and Isolation

How to Make Senior Life Transitions Less Stressful

12 million - The number of Americans over age 65 who live alone, according to a report by the Pew Research Center.   And…

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Environmentally friendly products, Spring Cleaning

Environmentally Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring has finally sprung!  Flowers in bloom, longer days, and the best part of all – spring cleaning.  Okay, well maybe that’s not…

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Cooking, Diet, food, Health, heart health, Nutrition

Ten things to know about Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month!  It’s a time for each of us to focus on our diet and its’ effects on our health…

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Aging, At Home Healthcare, CaseWorkers, Social Workers

Ten Amazing Facts About Social Workers

This career requires long hours, can be emotionally challenging, and often pays too little.  Sounds amazing, right?  Sign me up!  Well, for the…

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Aging, At Home Healthcare, Home Caregivers, Home Companions, Loneliness and Isolation

How to Help a Loved One Dealing with Loneliness

It’s not easy to watch someone you love get older.  It can be even harder when you don’t live close by, and you…

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International Women's Day, Women

Why Everyone Should Celebrate International Women’s Day

On March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day.   Originating in the early 1900s, the purpose is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and…

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At Home Healthcare, Eye Sight, Falling at home, Hearing loss, Home safety proofing

Safety-Proofing Your Home to Prevent Falls

Safety-proofing your home to prevent falls is so important because about 36 million falls are reported among older adults each year.  Falls are…

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Health, heart disease, heart health

Ten Things About the Heart that All Americans Should Know

There couldn’t be a better month than February to celebrate Heart Health Month although too many of us take this important organ for…

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Health, Hearing loss

Hearing Loss and Aging – Know the Signs and Treatments

Hearing loss is common as we age. In fact, one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss,…

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Aging, Alzheimers, Dementia, Home Caregivers, Mental Wellness

Alzheimer’s Treatment – What is the Future?

New Alzheimer's treatments seem painfully slow to emerge for those currently living with the disease or watching a loved one suffer. Medications presently…

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Aging, Eye Sight, Vision

Aging Affects Vision Loss – How to See More Clearly

Updated January 24, 2022   Unfortunately aging and vision loss go hand in hand. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, one…

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Aging, Loneliness and Isolation

Seven Ways that Seniors Can Combat Isolation and Loneliness

Senior isolation and loneliness have become a crisis.  With a global pandemic raging for almost two years forcing us to isolate as much…

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Aging, assisted living, Dementia, Health, Home Caregivers

Debunking the Myths About Home Health Care

Do you or your loved one fully understand how home healthcare works?  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions. FirstLantic wants to help you make…

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Health, Home Caregivers

The Best Way to Build a Strong Bond with Your Home Healthcare Provider

Home health aides and caregivers provide invaluable services. They ensure that older adults who need support can get the care they need at…

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#holidays, #Stess, Budgets, Credit card debt, Debt-free, Financial Decisions

How to Get Your Finances Back on Track After the Holidays

The Grinch may not have stolen Christmas, but it might feel like he stole your wallet!  Research shows that the average American will…

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#holidays, #Stress, Aging, assisted living, Holidays

How to Determine If Your Parents Need Help

The U.S. population is aging quickly.  In fact, by 2050, the number of people that are 65 or older is expected to double. …

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#holidays, #Stess, Celebrations, Mindset

How to Make Your Holidays Stress-Free

For some of us, the holidays can be the best time of the year. For others, it’s one big stress-induced season.   But does…

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Growth Mindset, Health, mental health, Mental Wellness, Mindset

You’re Only as Young as You Feel

We have all heard the old adage that it’s all in your head.  But what if it really is?  What if your mindset…

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Celebrations, Cooking, Entertainment, Holidays

Good to the Last Bite – Leftover Recipes

So, you had a great holiday with lots of food, fun, friends, and family. Now, you just need to figure out what to…

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Celebrations, Entertainment, food, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving

New Takes on Old Holiday Recipes

Thanksgiving is always a special time of year. It officially starts the holiday season providing an opportunity to get together with family and…

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Aging, Health, Insomnia, mental health, Mental Wellness

Why Insomnia Increases as We Age

Do you ever wish you could literally sleep like a baby again?  Sleep does not come easy for many of us, and it…

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Aging, assisted living, Financial Decisions, Home Caregivers, Loneliness and Isolation, Retirement, Veterans

Home Care Benefits for Senior Veterans

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th to remember the sacrifices of those who served in the military protecting our freedoms.   As Americans,…

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Aging, assisted living, Financial Decisions, Home Caregivers, Nursing, Retirement, Veterans

Payment Options for Senior HomeCare Services

One of the most challenging decisions seniors or their relatives can make is determining if and when to get help with their care. …

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Celebrations, Cooking, Entertainment, Holidays, Pets

Six Ways for Adults to Get in the Halloween Spirit

Do you feel like you’re too mature to celebrate Halloween?  Have you given up on costumes since your kids moved out of the…

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Aging, mental health, Mental Wellness

The Resilience of Seniors

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives in innumerable ways.  However, for many seniors, it has come at a highly vulnerable point in…

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Aging, assisted living, CaseWorkers, Health, Nursing

Celebrating Case Manager Week

If any group of professionals has been tasked with a herculean task, it is certainly those working within the healthcare industry.  From doctors…

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Aging, Eye Sight, Health, Vision

How Aging Affects Your Eyesight

Vision loss is a significant health issue among the elderly. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, one in three individuals suffers from…

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Health

Breast Cancer Awareness – Learn the Facts

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.  FirstLantic.com wants to ensure that…

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Celebrations, Hispanic Americans, Holidays

Celebrating Five Hispanic Americans Who Broke Barriers

September 15th to October 15th officially represents Hispanic Heritage Month or Latinx Heritage Month as it is becoming known.  The celebration was initially…

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Cooking, Diet, Fitness, Health

What is bad cholesterol and why does it matter?

We have all heard that having a high cholesterol score is not good for our health.  But you may not know what good…

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Cooking, food, Health

Get Cooking with These Heart Healthy Recipes

If you missed FirstLantic’s blog last week, we provided some reasons to eat healthier and do your heart a favor.  We also included…

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Diet, Fitness, Health

Treat Your Heart Right with These Healthy Recipes

September is Healthy Aging Month. Whether you're already taking care of yourself and want to maintain that, or you're ready to turn a new…

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Health, Hurricane, Safety

Seniors: Start Planning for Hurricane Season Now

If you've lived in South Florida (or anywhere along the East Coast) for any length of time, you've probably seen more than your…

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Aging, Financial Decisions

Ten Simple Steps to Create your Own Will or Trust

Let’s be honest, most of us will procrastinate whenever possible especially if it’s an unpleasant task.  And planning or updating a will or…

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Diet, Fitness, Health

Seniors Going For Gold!

For the Olympic athletes that competed in Tokyo, the games are now over.  However, athletes over 50 planning to compete in the “Senior…

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Health

Ways to Stay Safe and Beat the Heat of Summer

When dealing with the heat of the summer months, it can be riskier for seniors. As you age, you can become dehydrated more…

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Business, Careers, Retirement

Why Aren’t Companies Doing More to Recruit Older Workers?

So, many of us have heard the term “fat-shaming” which basically means people (mostly women) are made to feel bad about their weight. …

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Health, mental health, Mental Wellness

How Seniors Can Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health problem for many different age groups. And some seniors, who face issues such as deteriorating health, financial…

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Health

Staying Active: Hobby Adaptations for Senior Lifestyles

Arthritis isn’t kind to knitters, and knee replacements can knock out a lifelong badminton career. Seniors often abandon hobbies they love as their physical…

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Dementia, Mental Wellness

Can Traditional Herbal Medicine Help with the Treatment of Dementia?

As our population ages, the cases of dementia will exponentially rise.  Although dementia is not limited to older people, it is most often…

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Health

How Technology Can Help Remote Caregivers

Taking care of loved ones can be incredibly stressful especially when they happen to be your parents.  For the majority of your life,…

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Aging, Home Caregivers

Planning Healthcare and Life Transitions for Seniors

Are you concerned about the cost of care? Do you need an advocate when you are in a hospital or nursing home for…

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Aging, assisted living, Retirement

Things to Consider When Choosing Between Home Healthcare or Assisted Living

For many seniors, there comes a time when they need a little extra help and have to decide whether to stay in their…

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Aging, Health, mental health

Ten Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Do you veg out in front of the TV too much?  Do you eat a lot of junk food?  Do you focus on…

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Home Caregivers, Veterans

Free and Discounted Benefits for Seniors

Each year on Memorial Day we honor those men and women who lost their lives while serving their country in the military.   Although…

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Aging, Home Caregivers, Loneliness and Isolation, Retirement

Foster Care for Seniors

We have all heard about foster care for children or teens, but you may not know that there are similar programs for seniors…

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Health, Nursing

Celebrating Three Pioneers in Nursing

The COVID-19 pandemic put many essential workers on the frontlines, but few were exposed to the dangers as the nurses working directly with…

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Diet, Health, Mental Wellness

12 Tips to Optimize the Mind-Body Connection

In our FirstLantic blog last week, we tackled the serious issue of the rise in mental illness within the U.S. and steps that…

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Aging, Health, Loneliness and Isolation, mental health

Addressing Mental Health Must be a U.S. Priority

Several days ago, President Biden reconfirmed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month for 2021.  In his announcement, the President also acknowledged that…

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Holidays

Five Unique Gifts for Mom

We certainly all deserve to treat ourselves to a bit of indulgence after the past year we’ve all experienced.  But Mothers probably deserve…

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Health

10 Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Despite the fact that vaccines are the best defense against the further spread of COVID-19, many people are still concerned about the safety…

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Aging, Home Caregivers

How to Choose the Right Home Healthcare Provider

One of the most challenging decisions that an aging person’s relative can make is determining if and when to get help with their…

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covid 19, Mental Wellness, Technology

The Benefits of Telemedicine for Seniors

Whether it’s working from home, social distancing, or dealing with virtual education for children, life has been altered dramatically because of COVID-19.   The…

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Health, Technology

Carevocacy — Helping Seniors Learn Technology

Let’s be honest, if you’re over 60, you didn’t grow up with technology at your fingertips.  You certainly didn’t have an iPad to…

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Aging, Careers, Retire, Retirement

Five Ways Boomers Are Reinventing Retirement

Boomers have always done things their way, so why should it be any different in retirement.  Over 71 million baby boomers make them…

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Health

10 Reasons to Salute Social Workers

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Aging, Romance

COVID Can’t Stop Love!

While many things in our lives have changed due to COVID-19, some things haven’t including the need for companionship and love.  And while…

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Aging, Home Caregivers, Mental Wellness

Elder Guardianship – What is it and Why do you need it?

What exactly is an elder guardian, and why would someone need one?  In our blog this week, FirstLantic.com explores how legal guardians are…

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Health

Take the FirstLantic Heart Health Quiz

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Holidays

FirstLantic Presents Fun Valentine’s Day Facts

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Diet, Fitness, Health

10 Facts about Your Heart – The Most Amazing Machine ever Created

In the truest sense of the word, the heart is not really a machine. However, if you look at how it was designed…

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Business, Careers, Technology

Five Women Changing the World

It’s probably a given that most of us could name five famous women in entertainment off the top of our heads.  And yet,…

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charity, Holidays

Six Lesser-known Facts about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On the third Monday of January each year, we celebrate a holiday dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He is…

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Business

The Definitive Resource Guide for Small Businesses

Starting and running a small business is not for the faint of heart.  It requires long hours, lots of determination, and above all,…

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charity, Mental Wellness

The One Resolution We Can All Keep

Every year millions of people around the world make resolutions most of which are broken by the end of January.  So, what if…

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charity, Loneliness and Isolation, Pets

Pay it Forward All Year Long

Many people give back during the holidays whether they volunteer at a soup kitchen, contribute to their favorite charity, or provide a gift…

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Grandchildren

Ten of the Best Educational Gifts for Grandkids

You’re the best grandparent that you can be, and you’re always willing to go the extra mile for your grandkids especially during the…

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Careers, Retirement

Flexible Jobs for People Over 50

COVID-19 has undoubtedly given us all a lot of food for thought.  Many people have started questioning their long-term work situation and are…

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covid 19, Loneliness and Isolation

Ways to Stay Close to Grandchildren When You Are Physically Distant

Probably one of the hardest things about this pandemic is being forced to quarantine away from loved ones physically.  And while wearing a…

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Cooking, Entertainment

Let’s Get Cookin’ – Five Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

For most of us, this Thanksgiving is probably going to be very different than in years past.  Less travel, smaller gatherings, a slower…

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Fitness, Health

Five Stretches to Start the Day Off Right

At some point, it happens to all of us.  It’s the day you get out of bed and feel those little aches and…

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Health

5 Reasons to Retire in Palm Beach County, Florida

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Retirement

Six places to retire in Florida for 55+

So, you are a retiring senior who wants to escape cold winters, and you think that Florida might be the answer.  You’re not…

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Entertainment

Ten DIY Costumes for Halloween

For a lot of people, Halloween is their favorite time of the year and the process of figuring out a costume is the…

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Health

Breast Cancer – Test your Knowledge with FirstLantic’s Quiz

As many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  And while strides are being made every day in research, detection, and…

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Health

Six Ways Service Dogs Can Help Dementia Patients

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Aging, Diet

10 Foods that Will Make You Look and Feel your Age

Let’s face it – most of us really don’t want to look precisely our age if we’re over 40.  We don't want to…

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Aging, Health, Home Caregivers
Health

10 Financial Decisions That Will Benefit You Later in Life

It’s a fact that most of us could probably be better at managing our finances.  For example, maybe you don’t need to buy…

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Aging, Health, Loneliness and Isolation

Six Ways to Get an Energy Boost!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P1z5IVLYjI  

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Health, Mental Wellness

Dementia – Know the Signs and How to Get Help

Finding out that someone you love has dementia can be devastating.  Unfortunately, by the time that most people notice the symptoms, the disease…

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Health

Ten Jobs That Are In Demand Now

If there’s one thing that we have learned about our economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the U.S. is heavily reliant on…

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covid 19, Grandchildren

Six Tips to Help Children Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

With everything going on in the world, it’s hard for adults not to feel overwhelmed so why would children be any different?  After…

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covid 19, Grandchildren

Keeping Your Grandchild’s Education on Track During COVID-19

The biggest challenge that parents and grandparents are facing right now is how to make sure their children are getting a quality education…

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Aging, Loneliness and Isolation

Dating in the Time of COVID-19

Remember that famous novel, Love in the Time of Cholera?  Well, this blog is sort of about the same thing except it’s not…

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Health

Five Reasons You Should Think About Long Term Care Insurance

70% of people turning 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives. 90% of those who receive long-term…

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Aging, Entertainment
Health

Male Menopause – Fact or Fiction?

It wasn’t that long ago that many women found the subject of menopause to be taboo.  It was bad enough to deal with…

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Aging, Health, Home Caregivers

10 Classic Novels with Themes That Resonate Today

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Health

FirstLantic Presents Five Grey Influencers

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Aging, Mental Wellness

Ten Quotes to Inspire You

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Aging, Health, Loneliness and Isolation

Ten Ways to Combat Loneliness

Loneliness has become an epidemic with more than three in five Americans feeling lonely.  COVID-19 has certainly not helped.  However, there are ways…

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Health

Ten Ways to Live a Happier Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi6K5F0lVEU

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Health

Earning a Badge of Confidence

We all know that homelessness has become a big problem in the U.S. On any given night, over half a million people are…

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Health

How to prepare for a post COVID-19 world

COVID-19 has already changed some things about our lives forever.  And while much of the country is starting to ease restrictions, it will…

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covid 19, Pets

When you know your cat has even had enough of quarantine

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covid 19, Home Caregivers

Jokes to Get You Through Quarantine

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covid 19, Home Caregivers
Aging, covid 19, Health, Home Caregivers

You know you’ve been in quarantine too long when …

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covid 19, Health, Pets

Pets Might Be the Best Medicine Against COVID-19

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Careers

Six Tools To Get Your Small Business Started

In FirstLantic’s blog last week, we proposed that starting a new career or business during COVID-19 is not as crazy as it sounds. …

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Business, covid 19

Three ideas for starting a new career during COVID-19

Okay, so this may sound completely crazy, but hear us out.  If you have been laid off because of COVID-19 or you’re simply…

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covid 19, Home Caregivers

Three heroes making a difference during COVID-19

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis is wreaking havoc on many people's lives right now, and it can be hard to stay…

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Health

5 tips to stay positive during COVID-19

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How to protect yourself from COVID-19

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Take this short quiz on COVID-19 to test your knowledge

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Aging, Health

FirstLantic COVID-19 Resource Center

FirstLantic wants to make sure that you stay safe and informed during this difficult time.  As a result, we have put this list…

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Business, Careers

Senior Workers — The Economy’s Secret Weapon

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Business

Six Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

It’s not a secret that it becomes harder to get hired by companies the older that you get. That’s why the idea of…

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Pets

Are Animals the Key to Successful Aging?

As we age, we face different kinds of stresses than we did when we were younger. It may be that we start thinking…

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Fitness, Technology

Five Wellness Apps to Get You Moving

“Getting fit” is always one of the biggest resolutions of the new year. And yet, as a country we are getting less healthy…

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Health

Don’t Miss These Five Mental Wellness Podcasts

In our blog last week, FirstLantic discussed the issue of depression in men and the reasons why many are not getting treated. We…

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Health

Too Many Men Aren’t Getting Treated for Depression

Recently, an article was published that focused on ten issues facing men that often go unrecognized. The article was intriguing for many reasons…

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Health

Three Famous Men Who Reinvented Themselves

Change is inevitable and yet so many of us resist it out of fear of the unknown. Yet without change, society would be…

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Health

How Men Can Survive a Midlife Crisis

We all know the clichés – red sports car, 25-year-old girlfriend, gray hair turned back to a somewhat unnatural color. These are some…

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Health

Tips for men dating after 50

Any man that finds himself thrown into the dating pool after 50, will find it a bit intimidating at first. And while things…

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Health

Animal Heroes

Last week’s FirstLantic blog was about heroes — people who believe that it is better to give than to receive and are proof…

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Health

It’s Better to Give Than Receive—Three Holiday Heroes

It’s hard not to be a cynic these days, especially if you turn on the news. Even the holidays can feel like they’re…

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Health

“Happy” Holidays? Five Techniques to Keep the Peace

While the holidays can be a wonderful time of the year for many people, they can also be lonely and anxiety-ridden for others.…

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Four Ways Veterans Are Telling their Stories

Every day, we lose 294 WWII veterans. And with every veteran that passes, we often lose their story as well. Originally, FirstLantic planned…

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Health

10 of the Most Unusual Holiday Celebrations Around the World!

Sometimes we can get bogged down so much in our own domestic drama that we forget there is a big wide world out…

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Health

How Boomers Became “Boomsters”!

So, what exactly is a “boomster”? Seriously, you don’t know? Well, according to the urban dictionary, “It’s a baby boomer who is as…

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Health

Top Tips to Help Grandparents Thrive

Okay, so most grandparents don’t have a lot to complain about when it comes to their grandkids. After all, they are not the…

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Health

Breast Cancer – Three Treatment Options

When are we going to cure cancer? For anyone who has suffered from breast cancer or has seen a loved one deal with…

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Health

Breast Cancer — Causes and New Diagnostic Techniques

Over the past 30 years, a woman’s odds of dying from breast cancer have decreased by one-third. There are now more than 3.3…

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Health

How Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves Too!

Did you know? • The "typical" U.S. caregiver is a 46-year-old woman who works outside the home and spends more than 20 hours…

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Aging Parents: When, Where, and How to Get Help

“Growing old is not for the faint of heart” as the saying goes. It’s certainly not easy to see yourself age but sometimes…

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Health

Three Kids That Are Changing the World

In honor of 16 year old Greta Thunberg who galvanized people all over the world to take part in the climate strike last…

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Health

Three Easy Ways to Help Mother Nature

Did you know: • There is one garbage truck of plastic dumped into the ocean every minute? • That plastic may outweigh fish…

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Health

Jetsetting Pets!

For those of us that love to travel, it can be hard to leave our furry friends at home. They always seem to…

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Health

Fall for Autumn — 10 Ways to Take Advantage of the Season

We hear you – Labor Day signifies the end of summer. Say good-bye to pool time (unless you live in Florida), the longer…

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Health

Three Ways Seniors are Taking Advantage of Gap Years

In our blog last week, we talked about getting away from it all but we were focused mainly on vacation travel. But what…

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Health

STOP Acting Your Age!

We have all heard the commentary from the peanut gallery with statements like “she’s too old to wear her hair long” or “he…

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Health

Ladies, catch the travel bug!

Traveling is one of life’s great pleasures. No, we don’t mean that business trip where you were delayed for 10 hours. We are…

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Health

Millennials are the New Caregivers for Many Seniors

We’ve all heard of grandparents pitching in to help take care of their grandchildren, but a new generation is turning that around. It…

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Health

The Essential Senior Resource Guide

Have you ever wished you had resources right at your fingertips when you needed them rather than having to search endlessly on the…

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Health

A Beginners Guide to the Benefits and Types of Yoga

Do you have stiff muscles? Trouble sleeping? Anxiety? Well, if you have any of these issues, you don’t have to immediately resort to…

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Three Ways Seniors Are Using Cannabis for Pain Relief

Now that medical marijuana is legal in over 50% of the states and recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states, can you guess…

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Three Books for Your Summer Reading List

Ready for the joys of summer including enjoying a good book? FirstLantic has some suggestions for some amazing beach reads that you may…

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Health

Mind over Matter – Five Ways to Improve Your Outlook on the Aging Process

So, we have all heard the saying that “age is just a number” but what about when age becomes a pain – both…

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Health

Dive into Summer Fun with Your Grandkids!

10 Fun Things to do:   You look forward all year to spending time with the grandkids or your nieces and nephews but…

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Health

Women Rule – Three Women Leaders Over 50

So, here’s a novel concept. What if we told you that women over 50 are starting to rule the world? You think we’re…

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Health

Tuning into the Health Benefits of Music Therapy

Haven’t we all heard a song that brought back memories of a certain point in time?   Whether the song reminds us of…

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Health

Paid Companions – Seniors Helping Seniors

Do you enjoy going to the movies or checking out a museum? Or do you sometimes prefer to stay in and prepare a…

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Health

To Buy or Not to Buy? That is the real estate question for seniors.

Maybe you want to live closer to your children or somewhere with a warmer climate or you are simply interested in downsizing. Whatever…

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Aging, Health

Four Reasons Why Female Boomers Are Becoming Golden Girls

The final episode of The Golden Girls aired almost 30 years ago but it seems they were way ahead of their time in…

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Health

Three Reasons Women Date Younger Men

Why is that when an older woman dated a younger man, she was called a cougar but when a older man dated a…

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Health

Pets Can Be the Best Medicine for Seniors

This year alone, pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $72 billion. For fellow animal lovers, this may not seem crazy…

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Health

FirstLantic awarded “Best Places to Work” for the fourth year in a row!

FirstLantic has been checking all the boxes as an employer for almost twenty years. Recently named for the fourth time as a top…

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Health

FirstLantic launches new website!

FirstLantic is pleased to announce the launch of our home healthcare company's updated website: Firstlantic Healthcare. We not only listened to the feedback…

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Health

The April 15th Deadline Can be Taxing

It’s that dreaded time of year again—tax season. And if you are like many Americans you have procrastinated, and you now have to…

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Health

Earth Month — Five Ways That You Can Do Your Part

April 22nd is Earth Day, but did you know that the entire month of April has now become Earth Month? So, that gives…

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Health

Connecting the Generations

It wasn’t that long ago that many American families had three generations living under one roof. While it probably wasn’t always as idyllic…

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Health

Three Super Model Seniors

With our society’s unending obsession with youth, it may be hard to believe that three very-much-in demand-models are all seniors. Is this a…

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Health

Steps to a Rewarding Career as a Caregiver

“To find the best caregivers for our clients, we look for certain personality traits – kindness, empathy, professionalism, strong communication skills and a…

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Health

Don’t be a victim — how to protect yourself from fraud

Fraud affects up to 25 million people per year in the United States alone and older Americans are especially vulnerable. If you are…

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Health

Dollars and Sense — 5 Ways to Get Your Finances in Shape

Spring is almost here! Soon flowers will start to bloom, temperatures will get warmer and you will start to feel like anything is…

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Health

FirstLantic Heart Healthy Quiz

Since the heart is one of the most iconic symbols of Valentine’s Day, it only makes sense that the American Heart Association designated…

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Health

Will you be my Valentine? Ten crazy facts about Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you either love or hate. Sure, it’s considered one of the most romantic days of…

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Health

Millennials and Boomers – Are the two generations more alike than we thought?

There have literally been thousands of articles written about the differences between Baby Boomers and Millennials. The reality is that while it makes…

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Health

Over the “Hollywood” Hill

Ageism in Tinseltown   For those of you that saw the film, The Graduate, you can’t help but remember the character that Anne…

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Health

The Age of Success: Five Famous Authors Over 50

Have you ever felt like you were being ignored or dismissed because of your age? Are you tired of all the jokes about…

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Health

Menopause: Tips for a Really HOT Topic

The dreaded hot flashes, irritability, changes in sleep patterns and weight gain – these are all signs of menopause or perimenopause (pre-menopause). If…

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Health

The Top Fitness Trends for 2019

Firstlantic Healthcare. So, this is the year. The year that you get in shape. The year that you have more energy. The year…

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Health

FirstLantic’s Top blogs of 2018

From advice on how to keep up with changing technology, to seniors that are living their dream, to new career opportunities, FirstLantic covered…

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Health

Five Tips for Boomers Starting a New Business

Part 2 in a 2 part series Last week, our blog profiled three boomers who have turned their passion into a new business.…

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Health

New Year – New Businesses for Three Boomers

Part 1 in a 2-part series   New Year’s resolutions tend to come (and mostly go) because we don’t stick with them. However,…

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Health

Holiday Gifts That Keep Giving

It’s the same every year. You stress about what to get family and friends. What do they need? What do they actually want?…

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Health

Events and networking opportunities for Boomers

One of the benefits of getting older is having the time and (hopefully the money) to take full advantage of leisure activities. As…

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Health

Three ways to spread holiday cheer

As the saying goes, ‘tis the season to be jolly. For many of us, that means bringing out the decorations, sipping some eggnog…

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Health

Can’t we all just get along? How to keep the family peace at Thanksgiving.

If you are like many people, you imagine the holidays as the perfect Norman Rockwell painting. Everyone is gathered around the table enjoying…

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Health

Seniors on a Social Mission

Studies show that older people that are involved in doing good for others also tend to be happier and more positive. In fact,…

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The Best Websites for Seniors

For most of us, the Internet has become a regular part of our daily lives. Whether we are using it for information gathering,…

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Health

How seniors can avoid being a fraud victim

Fraud affects up to 25 million people per year in the United States alone and seniors are especially vulnerable. If you are age…

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Health

Senior Resources for a “Booming” Career

Part 2 in a 2 part series. In our FirstLantic blog last week, we provided some inspiring examples of baby boomers who have…

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Health

How To Jumpstart Your Own “Encore” Career

Part 1 in a 2 part series Have you ever contemplated what it would be like to have an “encore” career? It wasn’t…

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Health

Respecting Your Children’s Parenting

In our FirstLantic blog last week, we focused on how to speak with your parents about uncomfortable topics. And while that may be…

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Health

How to speak with an aging parent when they need help

Do your kids ever roll their eyes at you when you’re talking to them? Have you ever done the same thing to your…

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Health

Is a cosmetic procedure right for you?

Part 2 of a 2 part series   It wasn’t that long ago that most people felt the need to hide the fact…

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Health

The New Generation in Anti-aging

Part 1 in a 2 part series   You work out to stay physically healthy. You read, watch movies and attend lectures to…

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Health

Tips for Dating After 50

Part 2 in 2 part series In part 1 of our blog dating after 50, FirstLantic gave you some great resources for ways…

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Health

How to Get Back in the Dating Game After 50

Part 1 in a 2 part series. The reality is that dating after 50 is different than dating at 25. However, it’s not…

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Health

Online Brain Training for Seniors

In our blog last week, FirstLantic featured helpful tips on smart phones and tablets that are specifically designed with seniors in mind. So…

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Health

Technology Just for Seniors

Ever worry that you are being left behind in this fast-paced world? Technology can be especially intimidating for many of us. When you…

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A Guide to a Healthy Diet for Seniors

You want to stay healthy but sometimes it can be a struggle to keep track of what you should and shouldn’t eat. So…

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Free and Discounted Services for Seniors

In the last two blogs we have given tips on travel and shopping perks as well as health and home service benefits. In…

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Health

Home and Health Care Service Benefits for Seniors and Veterans

Part two in a three part series In our previous blog, we provided information about some of the perks that seniors can take…

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Travel and Shopping Perks for Seniors

Part one in a three part series   Getting older can have its’ perks and FirstLantic is here to help you take advantage…

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Three Seniors That Don’t Let Age Hold Them Back

What do an artist, a long-distance runner and a body builder all have in common? For starters, they are all women at the…

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Health

Senior Brain Power—Tips for Staying Sharp

What was the name of that Italian restaurant again?   If you are like many people, you hear yourself asking those type of…

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Health

Four Ways for Seniors to Learn a New Skill

While there are many benefits of retirement, there are also some adjustments that many people need to make in order to transition to…

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Five Ways for Seniors to Share Their Unique Story

Memories are forever but only if you share them with others! Why not make a permanent record of your personal history through photos,…

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Health

Ageism and How to Eliminate It

We are finally eliminating some of the prejudices associated with race, gender and sexual orientation. Yet, ageism is alive and well and there…

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Health

Extending the Senior Vote Beyond the Polls

While Americans 65 and older are the most active demographic group politically with 60% of eligible voters going to the polls, that still…

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Health

Three Reasons Why Having a Pet Is the Best Medicine

In 2017, 68 percent of all households in the United States owned pets, up from 56 percent in 1988. For fellow animal lovers,…

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Health

Three Benefits that Seniors Receive from Giving Back

How Volunteering Can Improve Your Quality of Life   Getting older can have its’ benefits. One reward is the wisdom that comes with…

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Health

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

For many seniors, there comes a time when they need a little extra help and have to decide whether to stay in their…

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Health

Downsizing: Making More Time for The Important Things

Whether you are downsizing because of a move or simply to unclutter your life, there are definitely some tangible benefits that can come…

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Three Moving Tips for Seniors

Moving, as anyone can attest to, is not fun. Whether you are downsizing into a smaller home or condo or moving into a…

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Downsizing: Three Emotional Upsides for Seniors

Downsizing can be emotionally overwhelming. It can be especially hard for seniors moving to a retirement or assisted living community who may be…

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How to Take Care of Your Aging Senior’s HairYour

Age-related changes mean unique hair care needs   As with just about everything, hair changes with age. Over time, the fibers in your…

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You Are (and Feel) What You Eat

How healthy eating may help alleviate depression   As people get older, most of the common health issues they experience are fairly noticeable.…

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5 Ways Seniors Can Maintain Their Independence

These tips can help an aging individual stay independent   Aging isn’t an easy process – both for a senior and any caregiving…

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Metabolic Syndrome: The Risk Increases with Age

The symptoms of metabolic syndrome are subtle – here’s what to look out for   The American Heart Association estimates that approximately 34%…

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6 Nutrients and Foods Seniors Should Eat More Often

Healthy eating for seniors isn’t all that different from healthy eating – it’s just more important   As we age, our bodies change…

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How to Help Seniors Tackle Clutter

These six tips can create a happier and healthier home   We live in a world of stuff. Everywhere we go, we’re surrounded…

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How We Got Started in Home Healthcare

Learn how we’ve made FirstLantic into a superior home healthcare company   For almost 20 years, FirstLantic has been a fixture in the…

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Yoga For Seniors: More than Just Stress Relief

Many seniors obtain general wellness from yoga – here’s why   Some people simply don’t feel right until they’ve practiced yoga for the…

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How to Speak to a Loved One with Dementia

The importance of warmth, patience, and ongoing emotional memory   Dementia is an inclusive term for a number of conditions which can affect…

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How to Help a Senior Loved One with Depression

Educate yourself, listen, and seek professional help   Though it may come as a surprise to some, the likelihood of becoming clinically depressed…

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5 Ways to Communicate with a Loved One who has Hearing Trouble

Patience and methodical communication can help deal with hearing loss   Hearing loss is a common part of aging. Approximately one in three…

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Home Healthcare Services Drastically Cut Healthcare Costs

The financial benefits of in-home care   Anyone who’s needed healthcare since the passage of the Affordable Care Act can attest to the…

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9 Tips For Treating Age-Related Insomnia

Seniors with sleep problems: Bringing your body in line with your needs   For most of us, sleep tends to become a little…

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The 3 Types of Caregivers in the Home

Finding the right option for your loved one   Someone you love is in need of care and you’ve decided to obtain it…

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4 Ways to Help Older Adults Stay Active and Engaged

Get active for health and happiness It’s not just you – inactivity naturally increases with age. In fact, by age 75, approximately one…

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Dietary Tips for Seniors

How to give your body what it needs as you get older   There’s a saying that “some people eat to live, others…

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Does My Aging Loved One Have Congestive Heart Failure?

Helping your senior manage CHF   As loved ones age, chronic diseases become more common. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a common condition…

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Endocarditis: How To Recognize the Symptoms

The tell-tale signs of endocarditis   At approximately 29,000 cases each year (according to The International Heart Institute of Montana), endocarditis, generally speaking,…

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How to Help Seniors Avoid Online Scams

These four tips can keep someone from becoming a victim   Most of us have nothing but reverence and respect for the older…

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The Benefits of Home Care for Aging Veterans

The pluses of domestic help for heroes   We believe everyone is worthy of care, especially our senior citizens. And few would argue…

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7 Ways to Prevent Falls in the Home

Especially important for seniors, these tips are good for everyone   Here’s a startling statistic: Every year in America, about 18,000 people die…

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Wills, Estates, and Other Important Legal Issues for Seniors

How proper planning can protect seniors and their families   It isn't surprising that the majority of us aren't prepared with planning our…

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5 Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Long-distance caregiving help to make life easier for the whole family   If you live more than an hour away from an aging…

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Home Healthcare vs. Care Facilities

Making the right choice for your loved one   One of the most emotionally challenging decisions a caregiver of an aging parent can…

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Caregiver Spotlight: Elaine Hutchins

A 20-year nursing veteran talks about what she likes best about her job and working at FirstLantic   At FirstLantic, we don’t consider…

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Long-Term Care Insurance: What You and Your Loved Ones Need to Know

Employer-based insurance and Medicare often aren’t enough to fund patient's’ long-term care needs   More seniors rely on long-term care each year, but…

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Protecting a Senior’s Nest Egg from Elder Financial Abuse

Keep your older loved one’s money safe with these five tips   By the time most of us have hit our mid-20s, we’ve…

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How to Increase Senior Mobility

Improving senior mobility can help mend other physical and mental problems as well   One of the more frustrating effects of aging is…

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Helping Seniors with Elderly Care Transitions

How to manage with confidence, compassion, and comfort   In the United States, the estimate of seniors in elderly care institutions is about…

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How to Judge an Elder Care Facility

Long-term care options and what to look out for   It never feels like the right time to think about moving a loved…

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FirstLantic Caregiver Spotlight: Anna DeMartino

From a very early age, Anna knew caring was her calling   Even after almost 40 years as a nurse, FirstLantic’s Anna DeMartino…

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Tips for Reducing Caregiver Stress

How to deal with the stressors that come with caring for an aging loved one   Caring for an elderly loved one is…

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4 Excellent Pets for Seniors

Learn what makes these animals special   Everybody needs a companion, and this is particularly true as we get older. While it would…

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Caregiver Spotlight: Home Health Aide Patricia Pollard

Learn about this dedicated South Florida professional and a prestigious award she just received   FirstLantic is proud to announce that one of…

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The Key to Surviving a Stroke

Know the signs of stroke and act FAST   Stroke remains one of the most serious health risks in this country, especially for…

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The 7 Most Common Causes of Falls

Understanding the most common “extrinsic” causes of trips and falls helps create a safer environment for senior loved ones   According to the…

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Do Seniors Have Different Dietary Needs?

A senior’s diet must include more nutrients and have more restrictions   The short answer, of course, is yes.   As people age,…

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Research Says Home Health Care Can Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

According to a recent report, those who refuse home care were twice as likely to be readmitted to a hospital within 30-60 days…

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5 Ways You Can Improve Your Senior’s Well-Being

Our tips begin and end with you   Not enough can be said about the positives of a healthy quality of life, especially…

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How Pet Visits and Pet Therapy Improve Mind and Body

What is animal-assisted therapy and what are the benefits for seniors?   If you’re a pet owner, you might have perked up as…

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3 Common Health Conditions Affecting Seniors

With knowledge and action, you can help seniors deal with these life-changing conditions   As we age, our bodies have a harder time…

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Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

Determining a long-term-care plan for elderly family members   As family has become more spread out, often living across the state – or…

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Ways to Manage Chronic Pain for Seniors

Medication and other methods for living a fuller, more active life.   We all experience aches and pains as we get older, but…

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Summer Fun: Activities for Seniors and the Grandchildren

Sun and fun for everyone!   There’s nothing more special than the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. And the more time they…

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How Do You Help Your Loved One Manage Arthritis?

Arthritis doesn’t care who it hurts, but these tips can help   It might surprise you to know that arthritis, in its various…

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Three At-Home Activities That You Can Do with an Elderly Loved One

These activities support physical movement and mental health, and they are easy for many people, at any age!   It can be difficult…

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

Only 65 South Florida companies made the Sun Sentinel’s list   FirstLantic Healthcare has once again been ranked as one of the best…

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5 Ways Music Can Benefit Seniors

How to play health and happiness by ear   Everyone knows how uplifting, moving and pleasurable listening to music can be. Our favorite…

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3 Tips for Lowering Blood Pressure in an Elderly Loved One

High blood pressure can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, and brain, but these steps can help reduce hypertension   Ideal blood…

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