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5 06, 2023

How Seniors Can Protect Themselves From Fraud

2023-06-05T12:41:18-04:00June 5th, 2023|Categories: Fraud, Scams|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Fraud is growing, becoming more sophisticated, and seniors are often the target. According to newly released numbers from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers reported losing almost $8.8 billion to scams and fraud in 2022, up 30 percent from 2021. Fortunately, once you know what to look out for, there are steps that you can take to protect yourself. FirstLantic highlights some of the most common scams that target older Americans and the important measures you can follow to ensure you do not become a victim.   Fake Lottery is perpetuated through a phone call stating that you've won millions of dollars, but you need to pay administrative fees or taxes to receive the money. Grandparent Scam is when you receive a call or email from [...]

30 05, 2023

Home Healthcare Services for Veterans

2023-05-30T12:54:24-04:00May 30th, 2023|Categories: Veterans, Veterans Home Healthcare|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Updated 5-29-23.   Veterans and their families deserve the best home healthcare possible. After all, they have made many sacrifices to protect the freedoms that all Americans enjoy. But 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.  In fact, Veterans Affairs is in the process of implementing a Redefining Elder Care in America Project (RECAP). The pilot project has two parts. First, the VHA will create a list of veterans at the highest risk for nursing home placement [...]

15 05, 2023

Six Crucial Issues to Address with Your Parents as They Age

2023-05-15T12:03:08-04:00May 15th, 2023|Categories: Aging|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    May is the time to celebrate your mother and show her how much you appreciate all the incredible things she has done for you. But as your mom ages, it may also be time to step in and start taking care of her, even if she doesn't think it's necessary. That may lead to some uncomfortable conversations; however, it can be easier if you plan ahead. According to Dr. Leslie Kernisan, the following issues are critical to address.     Activities of Daily Living    As adults age, they may need help managing transportation, finances, shopping, home maintenance, and meal preparation. Fortunately, if you can't be there to assist, home companions offer these services.   Safety issues   It is crucial to discuss [...]

8 05, 2023

Ten Amazing Facts to Celebrate Mother’s Day

2023-05-09T09:18:01-04:00May 8th, 2023|Categories: Mothers Day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."  Cardinal Meymillod.    That quote sums up how many of us feel about our mothers and their impact on our lives. It often seems humanly impossible to balance all the things that moms do daily for their families, and that’s why celebrating Mother’s Day every year is so meaningful.   While we want to honor all of the amazing moms in this world, we dedicate this blog specifically to the mothers that work at FirstLantic.  Their devotion to their families and the care of their patients is truly inspirational.   Read on for ten amazing facts about this special day.   One of the earliest [...]

17 04, 2023

Seven Essential Nutrients for Healthy Aging

2023-05-09T12:36:10-04:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As you age, your nutritional needs change. Your body requires different nutrients to maintain optimal health, prevent chronic disease, and manage age-related conditions. FirstLantic Healthcare discusses seven of the most important nutrients to help you feel your best.   Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth. Your bones can become more brittle and fragile as you age, making you more susceptible to fractures and breaks. Calcium can help reduce this risk, as it helps to maintain bone density. Good sources of calcium include dairy products, leafy green vegetables, and fortified foods like tofu and orange juice. Vitamin D is another essential nutrient for bone health. It helps the body absorb calcium, critical for maintaining strong bones. Vitamin D can also help reduce the [...]

10 04, 2023

Financial Literacy Month: It’s Never Too Late to Plan

2023-05-09T12:39:07-04:00April 10th, 2023|Categories: Financial Literacy Month|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  April is Financial Literacy Month, an excellent time for seniors to brush up on their financial skills. Retirement can be a time of financial stress, especially if you don't have a solid plan. But by taking a few simple measures, you can put yourself in a better position to manage your money. FirstLantic provides five steps that you can follow.   Review Your Retirement Savings One of the most important things seniors can do during Financial Literacy Month is to review their retirement plans. Look at your 401(k) or IRA and make sure you're on track to meet your goals. If you're not, consider increasing your contributions or finding ways to save more money. It's also an excellent time to ensure your investments are [...]

3 04, 2023

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

2023-05-09T12:45:29-04:00April 3rd, 2023|Categories: Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson's Disease Research, Parkinson's Research, Parkinson's Treatments|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Parkinson's Awareness Month is in April and is a time to raise awareness about this disease, its symptoms, and its impact on individuals and their families. Parkinson's is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement, speech, and other motor skills. It affects over 10 million people worldwide and is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's. FirstLantic explores the cause, current treatments, and ways you can get involved to help find a cure.   Cause of Parkinson's  When dopamine-producing neurons in the brain die, it causes Parkinson's disease. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control movement and emotional responses. When these neurons die, dopamine levels drop, causing symptoms such as tremors, rigidity, and slowness of movement. Other non-motor symptoms may include depression, anxiety, [...]

27 03, 2023

Six Ways that Seniors Can Reduce Stress

2023-05-09T12:46:26-04:00March 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 [...]

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