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15 06, 2021

Things to Consider When Choosing Between Home Healthcare or Assisted Living

2021-06-15T10:13:15-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Aging, assisted living, Retirement|Tags: , , |

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 vs. moving into an independent or assisted living community. There are benefits to both so it’s important to determine what you need and then weigh the cost benefits and your personal lifestyle preferences. Here are the main things to consider: Requirements for assistance The first consideration is deciding on the type of services that you need. Do you simply require some help with household chores and/or meals or do you need full-time assistance because of medical needs? Is your home still manageable or has it become too much to handle because of size, layout or accessibility to doctors, stores, family, [...]

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 [...]

23 03, 2021

Five Ways Boomers Are Reinventing Retirement

2021-03-23T10:35:44-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Careers, Retire, Retirement|Tags: , , |

Boomers have always done things their way, so why should it be any different in retirement.  Over 71 million baby boomers make them the second largest generational group right behind Millennials, which number at about 72 million.  They are more educated and diverse than previous generations, and they have a considerable amount of aggregate spending power.  Combined with the fact that they live longer and lead more active lives, they set their own rules for retirement.  Those in the business of catering to seniors will need to evolve their strategy and meet this generation's unique expectations.  FirstLantic explores five ways Boomers are remaking what it means to 'retire.' They are working longer.  Many boomers choose to reinvent themselves by working part-time, consulting, or even starting [...]

8 12, 2020

Flexible Jobs for People Over 50

2020-12-08T11:32:47-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Careers, Retirement|Tags: , , |

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 dreading the possibility of going back to a rigid 9 to 5 schedule along with a lengthy commute.  In fact, one of the few positive side-effects of the pandemic may have been the opportunity for us all to slow down, spend more time with our family, and have a more flexible work and life balance.   If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to think about jobs that offer more flexible hours and allow you to work from home permanently.  And for those over 50, there are jobs out there that are perfect for people who have life experience and [...]

3 11, 2020

Six places to retire in Florida for 55+

2020-11-03T11:15:42-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

So, you are a retiring senior who wants to escape cold winters, and you think that Florida might be the answer.  You’re not interested in living in a big city; however, you still want to live somewhere where you can have cultural experiences along with the charm of a smaller town.  In other words, you would prefer to retire somewhere where it’s not only strip malls and tourist attractions.  Well, you’re in luck because FirstLantic has put together a list of six towns in Florida that are known for their beauty, quality of life, and mild weather.  Don’t be surprised if one of these towns captures your heart!   Winter Park Just north of the tourist attractions in Orlando is a quaint town called Winter Park.  [...]

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