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21 09, 2021

Celebrating Five Hispanic Americans Who Broke Barriers

2021-09-21T11:11:14-04:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Celebrations, Hispanic Americans, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

September 15th to October 15th officially represents Hispanic Heritage Month or Latinx Heritage Month as it is becoming known.  The celebration was initially one week and started by President Johnson to recognize the cultural contributions of Hispanic Americans.  President Reagan later extended it to one month.  With over 62 million people now within the U.S. identifying as part or wholly Hispanic, there could not be a better time to celebrate some of the most influential Hispanics in U.S. history.  While it is impossible to pay tribute to all Latinos who have made substantial contributions, FirstLantic Healthcare wants to recognize five extraordinary people who were first in their fields and given so much to America.   Rita Moreno Rita Moreno is the first Hispanic American woman [...]

1 06, 2021

Free and Discounted Benefits for Seniors

2021-06-01T13:50:47-04:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Home Caregivers, Veterans|

Each year on Memorial Day we honor those men and women who lost their lives while serving their country in the military.   Although this day of remembrance is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to those that have died, we should also celebrate those that are still with us and ensure that they receive the best possible care especially as they age.   Fortunately, there are services that can be utilized by elderly veterans.  As a company dedicated to the healthcare of seniors, FirstLantic wants to ensure that veterans and their families are aware of available programs such as pensions, loans, health care services, and transportation. Pensions Two VA programs that can provide qualifying elderly Veterans with additional monetary compensation are the Aid and Attendance [...]

25 05, 2021

Foster Care for Seniors

2021-05-25T16:36:03-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Aging, Home Caregivers, Loneliness and Isolation, Retirement|

We have all heard about foster care for children or teens, but you may not know that there are similar programs for seniors or adults with disabilities.   These group homes enable a person to live somewhat independently while also receiving the care they require in a smaller and more intimate setting.  FirstLantic explores the topic further and provides advice on choosing the best living option for yourself or a loved one. What is adult foster care?  An adult foster home must be licensed by the local or state Department of Family Services or Office of Housing and Adult Services and supervised by a licensed professional in foster care.   An adult foster care home will likely have a house manager, house parents, counselors, social workers, and [...]

20 04, 2021

10 Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

2021-04-20T13:48:33-04:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |

Despite the fact that vaccines are the best defense against the further spread of COVID-19, many people are still concerned about the safety and possible side effects.  So, FirstLantic has compiled facts from three of the most reputable sources that are available: The Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  We have put together this list of Myths and Facts to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Myth 1:  COVID-19 vaccines will interfere with my DNA: Fact:  COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. There are currently two types of COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized and recommended for use in the United States: messenger RNA (mRNA) [...]

6 04, 2021

The Benefits of Telemedicine for Seniors

2021-04-06T13:05:18-04:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: covid 19, Mental Wellness, Technology|

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 pandemic has also led to increases in stress and anxiety levels for many adults, including seniors who have found themselves dealing with loneliness due to social isolation. Overall, one in four (24%) adults ages 65 and older reported anxiety or depression in a survey conducted in August 2020.  This rate is substantially higher than the one in 10 (11%) of older adults with Medicare who reported depression or anxiety in 2018 (based on a 2018 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey).  So, how do we ensure that seniors are getting the help and support they need when there are still stay-at-home directives in many [...]

2 03, 2021

COVID Can’t Stop Love!

2021-03-02T13:40:33-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Romance|

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 people usually talk of “young love”, there is no age limit on what the heart wants.  In fact, living with the pandemic has actually encouraged more seniors to take the plunge and some assisted living facilities have even seen an increase in marriages among their residents.  And why not?  “Research shows that socially connected older adults remain healthier and live longer.”   Perhaps the pandemic has made us all realize that connections matter more than we even thought, and there is no time to waste if you find that special one. As Daniel Reingold, president and chief executive of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in [...]

23 02, 2021

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

2021-02-23T11:59:13-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Home Caregivers, Mental Wellness|Tags: , , , |

What exactly is an elder guardian, and why would someone need one?  In our blog this week, FirstLantic.com explores how legal guardians are appointed, their obligations, and their role for their clients. As some people age, they get to a point where they’re no longer mentally or physically capable of taking care of themselves.  When a person is deemed incapable of their care, a guardian may be appointed by a court of law.   Elderly guardianship, also known as elderly conservatorship, gives the guardian the authority to make critical decisions for the person (known as the ward) over whom they've been appointed.   Typically, the person has a chronic mental illness like dementia, a developmental disability, or a traumatic brain injury and can no longer decide about their [...]

2 02, 2021

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

2021-02-02T18:29:50-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Diet, Fitness, Health|

In the truest sense of the word, the heart is not really a machine. However, if you look at how it was designed and its effectiveness, you might agree that it’s really one of the most phenomenal machines ever created.  Considering February includes Valentine’s Day (symbolic of hearts), it’s only fitting that it’s also heart health awareness month.  So, FirstLantic thought it was important to share some interesting facts about this small organ that has such a huge impact on every part of our body.  And hopefully, it reminds us all of why we need to take good care of it. The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart and a [...]

25 01, 2021

Five Women Changing the World

2021-01-25T21:03:24-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Business, Careers, Technology|

It’s probably a given that most of us could name five famous women in entertainment off the top of our heads.  And yet, while the U.S. is desperately trying to encourage more girls to embrace the STEM fields, how many of us could name five female scientists, doctors, technologists, or mathematicians that are at the top of their game?    Having experienced first-hand how COVID-19 has completely uprooted our lives, maybe we all should have a greater appreciation for women working tirelessly to solve some of the world’s other most significant challenges like climate change, disease prevention, and how to use technology for good.  In our blog this week, FirstLantic is pleased to spotlight five amazing women changing the world. Jennifer Doudna Jennifer Doudna earned her [...]

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