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22 06, 2021

Planning Healthcare and Life Transitions for Seniors

2021-06-22T14:53:57-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Home Caregivers|

Are you concerned about the cost of care? Do you need an advocate when you are in a hospital or nursing home for rehabilitation? Do you understand how or when you can access long-term Medicaid benefits in Florida? Will your long-term care policy coverage be enough?   These are common questions that patients and their families struggle to answer, oftentimes amidst a medical or care crisis. This is why FirstLantic Healthcare put together a specialized team of experts to guide patients and families through the complex maze of health and long-term care, offering help and answers when they are needed most.    Meet Kelly Wilson, FirstLantic’s Director of Senior Solutions, who leads the team. Kelly’s extensive personal and professional experience – paired with her in-depth knowledge of long-term care, [...]

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 [...]

13 04, 2021

How to Choose the Right Home Healthcare Provider

2021-04-13T10:52:22-04:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Aging, Home Caregivers|

One of the most challenging decisions that an aging person’s relative can make is determining if and when to get help with their care and how to choose the right provider.  As hard as it is to decide to get assistance, it can often be the best decision for both of you.  It doesn’t mean that you are abandoning your loved one but rather that you are helping to ensure that they can remain in the comfort of their own home while also staying safe.  However, you must perform your due diligence to make sure that your family member gets the right level of care and that you choose the best provider.   First of all, there are many options regarding the type of help [...]

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 [...]

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