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21 11, 2022

Five Ways to Keep “Happy” in the Holidays

2022-11-21T11:53:52-05:00November 21st, 2022|Categories: #holidays|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Updated November 20, 2022 While the holidays can be a wonderful time of the year for many people, they can also be lonely and anxiety-ridden for others. But what if we told you that your overall health would improve if you spent more time with friends and family (even your annoying uncle)? Research shows that people with strong ties to others live longer, happier, and healthier lives. So, even if you are dreading the inevitable political conversation with your brother-in-law, that dialogue can actually be beneficial if you utilize some best practices. FirstLantic has some tips for not only surviving (but thriving) during the holiday season this year. Positive communication is one of the keys to a happy celebration. It doesn’t mean you can’t have [...]

14 11, 2022

Reasons to Get Help From a Home Caregiver During the Holidays

2022-11-16T12:24:25-05:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: At Home Healthcare, Caregivers, Home Caregivers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  'Tis the season for eggnog, decorations, parties, and celebrating with family and friends. However, it can also be the season of fighting for a parking spot, endless meal preparation, and trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Add that to the reality of being a caregiver for your loved one, and you have a recipe for stress. There are only so many hours in the day, so how do you balance it all without a migraine? One way to take the burden off yourself is to hire a home caregiver. Home care professionals are trained specifically on elder care issues. They can not only help with the healthcare needs of seniors, but they can also assist with light housework, cooking, [...]

7 11, 2022

Five Steps to Bonding with Your Home Health Caregiver

2022-11-07T16:35:53-05:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: Caregivers, Home Health Caregiver|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Updated November 7, 2022 Home health caregivers provide invaluable services, ensuring you get the necessary support as you age.  Depending on your needs, they can assist with medication management, personal hygiene, light housekeeping, transportation, and more. And they become a much-needed companion to offer help so you can stay in the comfort of your own home. But having a new person in your household can be an adjustment. That’s why it’s crucial to find the right person and build a strong partnership based on mutual trust and respect. FirstLantic Healthcare offers tips on the best ways to connect with your home health caregiver. Communication Communication is the key to any good relationship, so why would it be different with a caregiver? However, strong communication takes work and usually only [...]

31 10, 2022

Discussing Home Healthcare with Your Parents

2022-10-31T17:14:32-04:00October 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 be resistant. [...]

26 10, 2022

Home Health Care and Assisted Living Myths

2022-10-26T17:05:55-04:00October 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 is only for patients [...]

10 10, 2022

Four Types of Home Healthcare Services for Veterans

2022-10-10T14:10:59-04:00October 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 under the [...]

26 09, 2022

How Seniors Can Benefit from Healthcare Coordination

2022-09-26T18:04:34-04:00September 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 40% of [...]

19 09, 2022

How Home HealthCare Can Drastically Cut Costs

2022-09-20T13:37:30-04:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: Aging, At Home Healthcare, Healthcare, Home Caregivers, Home Companions, home healthcare|Tags: , , , , |

A study published by the American Journal of Medicine (AJM) reported that home healthcare versus a hospital stay can provide a mean unadjusted savings of $15,233 per patient. In circumstances where extensive care is necessary, hospital costs can be financially crippling – even with insurance. In these cases, in-home care can provide significant financial relief for individuals and insurance companies and prevent further increases in healthcare costs. It can also be safer for the patient as they are not vulnerable to hospital-acquired infections and other complications of inpatient care. FirstLantic, a company devoted to quality home care, highlights six reasons why being treated at home can be better for the patient while reducing healthcare costs simultaneously. Decreased readmissions and deaths. The same AJM study concluded [...]

22 08, 2022

Six Ways to Be Your Own Health Advocate

2022-08-22T15:29:50-04:00August 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 [...]

15 08, 2022

Pay it Forward During Human Kindness Week

2022-08-15T12:35:43-04:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Human Kindness Week, Kindness, Mindset|Tags: , , , |

  Have you ever wondered how much better the world could be if we were all just a bit kinder?   What if global crises brought out the best in humanity instead of the worst? While that may sound a little kumbaya, there is no doubt that we could all use more happiness and a little less hate. So, why not set a goal for yourself and do one good deed each day during Human Kindness Week, celebrated from August 25th to August 31st? FirstLantic offers ten suggestions for ways that you can help to spread a little bit of goodwill. Adopt a pet You don't have to limit your kindness to humans. Giving a pet a forever home is one way to open your heart. [...]

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