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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 08, 2022

Four Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age

2022-08-01T13:45:17-04:00August 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 study [...]

18 07, 2022

These Steps Will Help You Find the Best Home Healthcare Provider

2022-07-18T15:01:22-04:00July 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 monitor patients who [...]

5 07, 2022

Choosing the Right Type of Home Care for Your Loved One

2022-07-05T12:40:13-04:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: Aging, At Home Healthcare, Caregivers, Home Caregivers, Home Companions|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Part One in a Two-Part Series 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 proper home care for their loved ones, and the decision-making process can be overwhelming. Fortunately, FirstLantic, a company devoted to quality home healthcare, provides guidance to make finding the best solution easier. There are many reasons someone needs help at home, ranging from support [...]

7 06, 2022

Giving the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

2022-06-07T02:44:28-04:00June 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 [...]

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