Upper Marlboro, MD

Things Keep Getting Better

The past few weeks have been packed with news stories about seniors interacting with today’s technology and living it up. Some have connected with their families in brand new ways, and others have started doing the activities they have loved for years. This side of 20 years ago, seniors were much more limited in what they could do, mostly because of health concerns. Almost any sport was out of the question due to the possibility of injury, and health care was not as advanced as it is today. Now, people can enjoy their golden years in ways they never thought…

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Article from the Cincinnati Business Courier

FirstLight Home Care was featured in the April 16 issue of the Cincinnati Business Courier. In the article, we discussed the in-home care market, and the different strategies we are taking to make us a major contender on a national level. You can check out the full article here. The senior in-home care market is growing rapidly, yet no business holds more than 1 percent of the market share. With the need for these services on the rise, Medicare dollars are not so quick to keep up. FirstLight is looking to change this — and give the public a franchised…

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Driving and Dementia

The American Academy of Neurology issued a new guideline to help doctors and families determine when someone diagnosed with dementia is no longer able to safely drive. Unfortunately, the release was a bit softer than many would hope.

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Activities Seniors Can Do at Home

If you’re caring for a senior at home and venturing out less in order to keep them – and you – safe and healthy, we know it may be difficult to keep them entertained and engaged. But do not fear! Thanks to some excellent sources out there, we found tons of activities you can do with your loved one while you’re social distancing and staying indoors. Some of these may also be fun for the kiddos who need a break from their non-traditional school work. Take a Virtual Tour Zoos, aquariums, museums, and theme parks are offering virtual tours. Seniors can…

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How to Brighten the Holidays for Seniors

The holiday season is in full swing. We know that many celebrations – and possibly some long-standing traditions – may look different this year. But that doesn’t mean all festivities have to stop. If you are a family caregiver, here are some things you can do to help brighten the holidays for seniors this year. Help them get into the holiday spirit While the holidays can be a time of joy and celebration, they can also be somewhat difficult for the elderly as they often experience loneliness and isolation. Deck the halls with some of their beloved holiday decorations such…

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