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19 12, 2022

Remote Caregivers: How Technology Can Help

2023-01-12T02:20:47-05:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Health|

Updated December 18, 2022   Taking care of loved ones can be incredibly stressful, especially when they happen to be your parents.  For most of your life, they were your anchor and guide, and now you find that the roles have reversed.  To add to the emotional complexity, there is the challenge of being a remote caregiver. You have hired a home healthcare agency to help with daily meal preparation and transportation, but how can you ensure your parent’s physical safety if they live alone?  Fortunately, technology is making it easier to monitor your loved one, even from a physical distance. FirstLantic has put together a list of eight monitoring tools to help you sleep more soundly, knowing that your parents are safe.   GPS [...]

5 12, 2022

Home Healthcare Services – 10 Facts to Know

2022-12-27T03:07:07-05:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: Health|

Home healthcare services - do you or your loved one fully understand how it works and if it’s the right choice?  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions that make the decision-making process confusing. FirstLantic wants to help you determine the best alternative for your care, so we have created this short quiz to ensure you have all the facts. Answers are provided at the end.   Home Healthcare Aides (HHA) always live in the home of their clients. True or False Hourlyhome healthcare services can include which of the following? Medication reminders Light household chores Transportation to appointments Companionship All of the above Home healthcare services are often more expensive than assisted living. True or False Home healthcare is low-quality compared to the care provided in hospitals and facilities. [...]

26 10, 2022

Home Health Care and Assisted Living Myths

2022-12-19T02:40:14-05:00October 26th, 2022|Categories: At Home Healthcare, Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The choice between home healthcare and assisted living can be difficult.  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about both. FirstLantic wants to help you make the best possible decision for care. Take the short quiz below to test your knowledge and ensure you have the facts.  Answers are provided at the end.   1. Home Healthcare Aides (HHA) always live in the home of their clients. True or False.   2. Home Healthcare services can include which of the following? Medication management Light household chores Transportation to appointments Companionship All of the above   3. Independent Living and Communities for Age 55+ are basically the same. True or False.   4. Home Healthcare is often more expensive than assisted living. True or False.   5. Home care [...]

26 09, 2022

How Seniors Can Benefit from Healthcare Coordination

2022-12-19T21:08:52-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Aging, Health, Healthcare Coordination|Tags: , , , , , , , |

According to a survey by CareMore Health, 70% of senior patients need better healthcare coordination. Other research shows that 35 percent of those over age 65 have no one assisting them with coordinating their care, and 34 percent say a family member is helping them. The American health care system has become incredibly fragmented and complex and often involves managing multiple specialists, medications, and physician appointments. That's why professional care coordination can be so beneficial. FirstLantic Healthcare examines how this service can be a lifesaver for seniors and their families.   Why is proactive care management so important?   With many older Americans having at least two chronic conditions, the lack of a holistic approach to their medical care can lead to catastrophic results. Today, over [...]

12 09, 2022

Choosing Between Home Healthcare or Assisted Living

2022-12-19T21:09:21-05:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: Health|

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 own home and hire a home healthcare provider versus moving into an independent or assisted living community. There are advantages to both, so it's essential to determine what you need and weigh the cost benefits and your personal lifestyle preferences. In South Florida, there are many options enabling you to make the best choice suited to your needs. Here are the main things to consider:   Requirements for assistance The first consideration is deciding on the type of home services you need. Do you simply require help with household chores, meals, or full-time assistance due to medical needs? Is [...]

30 08, 2022

Travel Tips for Seniors

2022-12-19T02:49:07-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: Health, Holidays, Senior Travel, Travel, Trips|Tags: , , , , |

Click here to watch the video >   FirstLantic Home Healthcare offers traveling tips for seniors in this video — from cruises to group tours, senior discounts to safety advice, Firstlantic Home Healthcare offers you peace-of-mind that you or your family member will always receive outstanding care — delivered with compassion and dignity. www.firstlantic.com   Click here for more Firstlantic Healthcare blogs >   Click here for more information on FirstLantic >

22 08, 2022

Six Ways to Be Your Own Health Advocate

2022-12-19T02:55:38-05:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Health, Healthcare, Healthcare Advocacy, Patient Advocacy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“The doctor always knows best.”  It wasn’t that long ago when many people believed it was inappropriate to question anything their doctor said. After all, they were the ones that went to medical school, so they must have all the answers, right? But no matter how good your doctor is, you still need to be your own healthcare advocate. You know your body better than anyone else. Taking control means that you and your doctors make decisions as a team and that any concerns you have should be addressed. Taking an active role in your health matters as it ensures you get the services and support you need. FirstLantic offers six tips to ensure that you get the best treatment possible.   1. Do Your [...]

1 08, 2022

Four Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age

2022-12-19T21:10:30-05:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Aging, Alzheimers, Brain Health, Dementia, Health, Mental Wellness, Mindset|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever believed the familiar adage that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? That you are simply past the point of being able to learn different things once you reach a certain age?   If you have entertained those thoughts, then FirstLantic has some information that might change your mind.   Scientific evidence shows that while for most people, raw mental horsepower declines after the age of 30, knowledge and expertise keep increasing even beyond the age of 80.    Data also suggests that drive and curiosity are catalysts for new skill acquisition, even during late adulthood. And intellectually engaged people tend to be lifelong learners regardless of their age. The more intellectually curious, the more they continue to gain knowledge, including vocabulary.   Another [...]

18 07, 2022

These Steps Will Help You Find the Best Home Healthcare Provider

2022-12-19T20:57:10-05:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Aging, At Home Healthcare, Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Health, Home Caregivers, Home Companions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Updated July 2022   Part 2 in a two-part series   Now that you have decided that you or a loved one needs help at home and the type of care required, it’s time to find the right provider. While it's hard to admit that assistance is required, choosing a healthcare agency you trust to provide the highest care possible can be even more challenging. That's why it's crucial to perform your due diligence and follow the steps that FirstLantic outlines below.   As we described in our blog last week, there are many options regarding the type of help you can get. Home healthcare can range from aids that assist with daily tasks such as cooking, transportation, and even companionship to skilled nurses who can [...]

7 06, 2022

Giving the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

2022-12-19T20:57:50-05:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: Fathers Day, Fitness, food, Health, heart health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 only get him so many shirts or golf balls. So, as June includes Father’s Day and National Men’s Health Month, why not give him the gift of a healthier lifestyle? FirstLantic, a company devoted to quality healthcare, has five positive ways you can encourage your dad to get some exercise and eat healthier! In the process, you might even get in better shape as well!   Determine the right motivation. Like most things in life, nagging usually doesn't work, so let's start by looking at what motivates men to get healthier.   Research has found that males are often inspired by achieving mastery [...]

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