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27 03, 2023

Six Ways that Seniors Can Reduce Stress

2023-03-27T12:12:18-04:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: #Stress|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  As we age, we often face new challenges and stressors that we didn't have to deal with when we were younger. Health concerns, financial worries, and social isolation are just a few of the issues that seniors may face. However, many strategies can help reduce anxiety and improve overall well-being. As April is Stress Awareness Month, FirstLantic explores some of the most effective ways for seniors to take control of their mental wellness. Exercise Regularly Regular exercise can reduce anxiety, depression, and stress levels regardless of age. It can also improve sleep, increase energy levels, and promote well-being. Seniors can benefit from exercise in many ways, from walking to strength training to yoga to Tai Chi. Even gentle exercise can be effective in reducing anxiety. Practice Mindfulness [...]

20 03, 2023

The FirstLantic Way; Be Responsive

2023-03-20T12:49:45-04:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Responsiveness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  We know that our clients, their families, and our referral sources put their trust in us every day. That's why values matter and why FirstLantic Healthcare developed a set of principles that form the foundation of our culture and set us apart. Described as the FirstLantic Way, these 21 values guide how we interact with each other, our referral sources, and our patients. This month we are highlighting the principle of “being responsive."   When FirstLantic talks about "being responsive," that means ensuring that our patient's requests are our highest priority. It also means that we respond immediately to all other issues brought to our attention, whether from clients, their families, referral sources or our fellow employees. We don't put things on the back burner until we can [...]

13 03, 2023

Women’s History Month: Senior Women Trailblazers

2023-03-13T15:00:43-04:00March 13th, 2023|Categories: Women's History Month|Tags: , , , , , , |

Women's History Month: When it comes to making a difference, age is just a number. In Florida, many older women are continuing to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. From philanthropy to politics to environmental advocacy, these women are proving that it's never too late to make a difference. In honor of Women's History Month, FirstLantic highlights a few examples of older women who never let age get in their way. Betty Castor: Betty Castor, now 80 years old, has had a long and distinguished career in public service. She served as a Florida state senator and as Florida's Commissioner of Education. Castor also served as the President of the University of South Florida and was the first woman to hold that [...]

6 03, 2023

Celebrate Social Workers Month!

2023-03-06T15:41:44-05:00March 6th, 2023|Categories: Social Workers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Social workers play a crucial role in our society by helping individuals and communities overcome challenges and improve their well-being. This profession assists people in addressing their personal, social, and economic problems through various methods, including counseling, advocacy, and education. Social workers have unique skills that enable them to identify and address the root causes of societal problems. They work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the support and resources they need to achieve their goals. March is designated as Social Workers Month, and it provides an opportunity for FirstLantic Healthcare to recognize and celebrate the contributions that social workers make to our communities and why it’s so important to honor them during this month: Frontline workers. Social workers are often the first point of contact [...]

27 02, 2023

How Vitamin B Contributes to Brain Health as We Age

2023-02-27T13:57:03-05:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Vitamin B is a group of essential nutrients crucial in maintaining wellness, including brain health. Several B vitamins are vital, including thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9), and cobalamin (B12). You probably already know how calcium is important for your bones and how Vitamin C is good for your immune system, but you may not know how vitamin B can help keep you mentally sharp. FirstLantic highlights four reasons why vitamin B is so crucial for your brain health: Energy production: B vitamins play a key role in energy production, as they help convert food into glucose, which the brain needs to function properly. Neurotransmitter production: B vitamins produce neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals that allow [...]

20 02, 2023

How FirstLantic Brings Peace of Mind to Our Clients

2023-02-21T12:09:07-05:00February 20th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Values|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Values matter and that’s why FirstLantic Healthcare developed a set of guiding principles that form the foundation of our culture. While there are many outstanding home healthcare companies, our adherence to these beliefs truly sets us apart. Described as the FirstLantic Way, these 21 values guide how we interact with each other and our patients. This month we are highlighting “peace of mind.” When FirstLantic thinks about peace of mind, our focus is on our clients and their families and ensuring they are 100% confident in the quality of the care we provide. We realize we are being entrusted with an enormous responsibility and that it’s our job to communicate effectively to ensure that all parties are comfortable with the care plan. Ultimately, FirstLantic’s goal is to enable [...]

9 02, 2023

Ten Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

2023-02-23T08:45:09-05:00February 9th, 2023|Categories: Valentine's Day|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Valentine's Day is a special occasion to celebrate romance and affection and show others how much they mean to you. However, it's also a great time to show love for yourself, so don't feel like you can't celebrate if you don't have a significant other. FirstLantic offers ten unique ways to celebrate the holiday. 1. Plan a picnic: Pack a basket with all your favorite foods, drinks, and games, and head to a local park or scenic location. Enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, and spend quality time with friends or your partner. 2. Create a memory book: Collect photos, letters, and special mementos to celebrate your own life or show others how much they mean to you. 3. Cook a special meal or host a [...]

30 01, 2023

Ten Ways to Help Manage Chronic Health Conditions

2023-01-30T13:27:35-05:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Chronic Conditions|Tags: , , , , |

Managing chronic conditions can be draining, especially for seniors with multiple health issues. However, with the right approach and resources, it's possible to effectively manage protracted health issues while still maintaining a good quality of life. FirstLantic Healthcare offers guidance on ways to help you.   Understand your condition: The first step in managing a chronic illness is to understand as much as possible about the disease itself. This includes learning about the symptoms, causes, and risk factors. This knowledge can help you make informed decisions about your care and treatment. Develop a care plan: Once you understand your specific situation better, work with your healthcare provider to develop a plan that outlines the exact steps you need to take to manage your condition. This [...]

23 01, 2023

Heart Health Quiz – Test Your Knowledge

2023-02-14T10:36:45-05:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: heart disease, heart health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    February is Heart Health Month, and there's no better time to ensure that you know the facts about how to keep your heart healthy. For example, did you know that for every five-point increase in BMI (body mass index), the risk of heart failure rises by 32 percent? Excess weight is associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. However, a recent study by John Hopkins showed that being overweight puts you at risk for heart disease even if you seem otherwise healthy and don't have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. And our diet is not helping. In 1962, less than half of Americans were obese; that figure is now 75%. According to U.S. government figures, the average American eats 20 teaspoons of [...]

16 01, 2023

The FirstLantic Way

2023-01-16T14:44:05-05:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: FirstLantic Way|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Values matter. That’s why FirstLantic Healthcare developed a set of guiding principles that form the foundation of its culture. While there are many outstanding home healthcare companies, their adherence to these beliefs is what truly sets them apart. Described as the FirstLantic Way, these 21 values guide how they interact with each other and their patients. Doing the right thing, honoring commitments, and providing compassionate care are all part of their work ethic. But perhaps the most important principle is to treat each patient like they were a member of your own family. That’s the FirstLantic Way. “Bring it” every day. We’re a family. Make every interaction count. Do the right thing. Care like it’s your own grandmother. Find a way to make it happen. [...]

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