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20 02, 2024

The Differences Between Home Care and Home Healthcare

2024-02-20T10:42:02-05:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: Home Care, home healthcare|

Understanding the differences between home care and home healthcare is crucial for individuals seeking the appropriate type of care for themselves or their loved ones. In the realm of caregiving, the terms "home care" and "home healthcare" are often used interchangeably, leading to confusion about their distinct roles and services. While both aim to provide assistance and support in a home setting, they cater to different needs and involve diverse levels of medical involvement.   Defining Home Care:   Home care encompasses a broad range of non-medical services designed to assist individuals with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) within their homes. These services are typically provided by caregivers, aides, or companions and focus on maintaining independence, enhancing quality [...]

28 11, 2023

Top Five Ways Home Care Brings Peace of Mind

2023-11-28T09:54:11-05:00November 28th, 2023|Categories: home healthcare|Tags: , |

In an era where the demands of daily life can be overwhelming, finding peace of mind is a priceless commodity. One way to achieve this is through professional home care services, which not only cater to the needs of individuals requiring assistance but also offer a sense of security and tranquility for their loved ones. In this article, we explore the top five ways home care can provide peace of mind for both those receiving care and their families.   1. Personalized Care Plans: Home care services are renowned for their ability to tailor care plans to the unique needs of each individual. Whether it's assistance with daily activities, medication management, or specialized care for chronic conditions, personalized care plans ensure that the recipient receives [...]

19 09, 2023

Private Duty Skilled Nursing

2023-09-19T09:30:29-04:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: home healthcare, Nursing, Private duty nursing|Tags: , |

In today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the demand for personalized and specialized care continues to grow. Private duty skilled nursing, often referred to as home healthcare or in-home nursing, plays a crucial role in meeting this demand. Private duty skilled nursing refers to a specialized form of healthcare provided to individuals in the comfort of their homes. It is typically administered by registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who have received additional training and certification in providing care to patients with various medical conditions. These healthcare professionals offer a range of services tailored to the specific needs of each patient.   Services Offered Medication Management: Private duty skilled nurses assist patients in managing their medications, ensuring they take the [...]

13 09, 2023

Prevent Falling: Top 7 Ways

2023-09-13T10:59:57-04:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: #preventfalling, Falling at home, Home Health Caregiver, home healthcare|Tags: , , , |

Falling is not just an inconvenience; it can be a life-altering event, particularly as we age. The risk of falls increases with various factors, but the good news is that many falls can be prevented with proactive measures. In this article, we'll explore the top seven ways to prevent falling and promote safety and well-being.   Exercise Regularly One of the most effective ways to prevent falling is to maintain good physical health. Regular exercise can improve muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Activities like walking, yoga, tai chi, and strength training are excellent choices. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, as recommended by health experts.   Medication Management Certain medications can cause dizziness, drowsiness, or impaired balance. It's crucial to [...]

6 09, 2023

Understanding Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

2023-09-06T10:11:14-04:00September 6th, 2023|Categories: Activities of Daily Living, home healthcare|

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are fundamental tasks that individuals perform on a daily basis to maintain their independence and overall well-being. These activities encompass essential self-care and daily routines that are necessary for a person's physical and emotional health. ADLs serve as a vital measure of a person's functional independence, especially in home settings, where home healthcare professionals assess a patient's capabilities and determine the level of care and support required. In this article, we will delve into what ADLs are, why they are important, and how they impact our daily lives. What are ADLs? ADLs are a set of common, routine tasks that most people need to perform to maintain their personal hygiene, health, and well-being. These activities can be categorized into two [...]

30 08, 2023

Home Healthcare Solution: Finding Your Match

2023-08-30T16:14:16-04:00August 30th, 2023|Categories: At Home Healthcare, Caregivers, home healthcare|Tags: , , |

Mom lives alone, and it’s becoming apparent that she can no longer do specific tasks around the house by herself. While you know she needs help, you want to ensure you find a caregiver you and your mom can trust.   But first, it's essential to determine the type of assistance she needs and then find the person who can best meet those requirements. Unfortunately, many adults struggle with these questions when trying to find the home healthcare solution for their loved ones, and the decision-making process can be overwhelming. Fortunately, FirstLantic Healthcare, a company devoted to quality home healthcare, provides guidance to make finding the best home healthcare solution easier with. There are many reasons someone needs help at home, ranging from support with daily [...]

23 08, 2023

Navigating Home Care Services

2023-08-24T15:09:33-04:00August 23rd, 2023|Categories: home healthcare|Tags: , , |

    When the time comes to explore home care services for yourself or a loved one, the task may initially seem overwhelming. With numerous providers and varying levels of care available, it's crucial to approach the selection process with a well-prepared list of questions. This article aims to guide you through navigating home care services for the right home care provider by highlighting key questions that will help you make an informed and confident decision. What Services Are Offered? Begin by understanding the range of services the provider offers. Do they provide personal care assistance, medication management, companionship, and transportation? Determine if their offerings align with the specific needs of the individual requiring care. What Are the Qualifications of Caregivers? Inquire about the qualifications, [...]

28 11, 2022

Determining if Your Parents Need Home Healthcare

2022-12-27T02:00:52-05:00November 28th, 2022|Categories: home healthcare|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s certainly not easy to see yourself age, but sometimes it can be even harder to watch your parents or other loved ones getting older. You want to help, but you don’t know where to start. You don’t want to insult or make them feel you are taking on their parent role, and you aren’t sure when to intervene or even how. Fortunately, FirstLantic has put together these tips to help you navigate what is often a complex and emotional issue.   Recognizing the Signs: Whether we want to see them (or not), the signs that someone needs help are often there. It could be simple things like your mother’s messy home when she was meticulous about neatness. Or it could be that your father forgets simple [...]

31 10, 2022

Discussing Home Healthcare with Your Parents

2022-12-19T21:06:42-05:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: At Home Healthcare, home healthcare|Tags: , , , , , , |

Home Healthcare - is it time to have a discussion with your parents?  Seeing someone you love become more forgetful or frail is difficult. After all, your parents were the ones that always took care of you. They comforted you when you skinned your knee, helped put you through college, and reassured you when you had problems with your own kids. So how do you have that difficult conversation when you think they might need help? While it may not be totally comfortable, FirstLantic offers some communication techniques that can make it easier.   Assess the situation.   If you have already tried speaking with your parents about home healthcare and run into a brick wall, take a step back and assess why they may [...]

10 10, 2022

Four Types of Home Healthcare Services for Veterans

2022-12-19T21:07:56-05:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: home healthcare, Veterans, Veterans Home Healthcare|Tags: , , , , , |

Veterans deserve the best home healthcare possible. After all, they risked their lives to protect the freedoms that all Americans enjoy. But because veterans are used to sacrificing for others, it can be difficult for them to ask for help as they get older. Many would prefer to stay in the comfort of their home while remaining independent for as long as possible. That’s why it’s ideal if they can age in place while getting necessary services such as assistance with household chores, medication management, or nursing care. FirstLantic provides information about the home healthcare benefits available for our military heroes.   Home Telehealth   Operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), home telehealth is likely an appealing option for many veterans. A senior is still [...]

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