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The Help Choose Home podcast features relevant information about the choices in home care available to individuals and their loved ones. Host Merrily Orsini, along with guests from all facets of the home care industry, provide valuable help, encouragement and resources to those considering the option of aging in place.
 
By our baptism, we are committed to following Jesus Christ and to be "salt for the earth, light for the nations." It is necessary that all participate, according to our position and role, in promoting the common good. This is inherent in the dignity of the human person ... As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life. We are all here as pilgrims. Be a faithful citizen! Be a Ciudadano de Fe.
 
Looking to stay ahead in the booming elder care industry? Join Senior Care Conversations with Bluebird Homecare as we bring you news, insights, and stories about meeting the challenges of aging in America. Stuart Brunson, Bluebird Homecare Chairman & CEO, speaks with industry leaders and caregivers to highlight opportunities and challenges in providing healthy, independent home living for seniors across the country.
 
Assisted Living Network: Learn about Assisted Living through the expert Gene Guarino! Gene is the President, CEO & Founder of RALAcademy.com. Gene has over 30 years experience in real estate investing and business. Today, Gene is focused on just one thing… investing in the mega-trend of senior assisted housing. Having trained tens of thousands of investor / entrepreneurs over the past 25 years, he now specializes in helping others take advantage of this mega-trend opportunity.
 
Home Health Care News is an independent source for breaking news and up-to-date information on the senior in-home care industry. Our podcast, Disrupt, will highlight the individuals making a difference in the home health industry. Code: 204869
 
Pure Brand Media is a video production, audio production and PR agency based on the South Coast of England. Brought to you by broadcast journalists with many years’ experience in the media, we create compelling content for external and internal communications for small businesses to large organisations, either as an outsourced agency or alongside your corporate communications team. Some of our latest podcasts can be found here, and some of our client audio and video podcasts throughout the y ...
 
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Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) is one of the largest personal care services providers in the U.S., with growing footprints in both the hospice and home health spaces as well. Today, the home-based care provider delivers its services to about 44,000 consumers through 208 locations across 22 states.To check in with Addus and learn about it…
 
All Home Care Matters is honored to have the privilege to welcome Craig Fowler to the show. If you are caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's then this interview will be full of in-depth information on an exciting platform that Craig has developed to help families and their loved ones with dementia stay stimulated and engaged. Craig Fo…
 
Today we’re talking about caregiver burnout and the tools to prevent it. We will be focusing on the family, and more specifically, the family members who have stepped up, or in some cases, been thrust into the role of caring for a family member, expectedly or not. Either way, they are now caring for a family member, and this can add a whole new lay…
 
When it comes to choosing the best care for your loved ones as they age, there’s a lot to consider. We want to make sure that your loved one is safe, cared for, and happy. But how do we know what type of care to choose? From assisted living to nursing homes to home care and everything in between, there are a lot of options – and they each have thei…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Sheila McMackin , a licensed clinical social worker, founder of Wellspring Personal Care , and founder and past president of the Home Care Association of America. Sheila has served on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Home Health, Home Services and Home Nursing Advisory Board, and on …
 
There are many concerns that may arise and make our day-to-day lives more difficult as we age. Now, we know there are universal problems that affect all age groups, but today we will be discussing the top ten concerns that seniors are facing today. The first concern many older adults face is the cost of healthcare. Even with insurance, many seniors…
 
We’ve spoken in length before about how exhausting, stressful, and even heartbreaking it can be to be a family caregiver. If you’ve got the time, give our episode “Caring for the Caregiver” a listen or if you prefer watching it on our YouTube channel for an in-depth guide to avoiding caregiver burn out and learning how to put yourself first, even a…
 
On today’s episode of All Home Care Matters, we’re doing something a little different. We know that the realities of caregiving are difficult, rewarding, and…complicated. We’ve had episodes where we detail some of the reasons for caregiver stress and burn out, and where we provide advice for caring for the caregiver. This time, though, we want you …
 
When it’s time to choose a new type of care for our ageing loved ones, there are a plethora of options to explore. From nursing homes, to memory care, to having a family caregiver step in – the options can seem a bit bewildering. While families are searching for the best option, they are also trying to balance caring for their loved one, handling t…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Edo Banach , JD, President and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization . He has worked as the Senior Advisor and Deputy Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Associate General Counsel at the Visiting Nurse…
 
American Advantage Home Care is a small but rapidly growing home health provider located in one of Michigan’s most diverse cities. Founded more than a decade ago, the company was purchased by Cleamon Moorer, Jr., in 2019.Since taking over as president and CEO, Moorer has grown American Advantage Home Care’s patient census several times over while e…
 
If you have an aging senior in your life, you’ve likely noticed a few changes in their lifestyle or behavior. Whether your loved one is struggling with sight or hearing or has been diagnosed with a disease like Parkinson’s, watching a loved one age can feel scary and even bewildering. In our line of work, we’ve seen families face a wide variety of …
 
We are honored to welcome to All Home Care Matters the Executive Director of the Home Care Association of America, Vicki Hoak. We will speaking with Vicki about the effect that Covid-19 has had on the Home Care industry and the caregivers, home health aides, and those on the front lines helping families to keep their loved ones safe and cared for d…
 
Former Molina Healthcare executive and entrepreneur John Molina discusses the vision he and his team had in investing in the relaunch of Community Hospital Long Beach, which recently reopened to support the healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic. John also shares how his departure in 2017 from Molina, while not easy, was a teaching momen…
 
Caring for our loved ones as they age can be demanding and even frustrating at times – there might be moments when you feel unsure of how to handle certain situations or wonder if there’s an easier way to keep your loved ones safe, engaged, and fulfilled. In this day and age, some of that weight can be lifted by the incredible technology available …
 
As our loved ones age, we face unexpected changes – especially when it comes to our relationships. As adult children care for their elderly parents, they might notice that things just aren’t the way they used to be. It can be tough to get used to personality changes, mobility and cognitive difficulties, and a changing dynamic in the relationship, a…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Bill Dombi, Esq., the President of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice , where he also serves as the Director for the Center for Healthcare Law, and the Executive Director of the Homecare and Hospice Financial Managers Association. With nearly 40 years of experience in health ca…
 
In this episode, I interview Jaroleen Smith (Navajo) who is the owner of The People's Homecare, PLLC. Jaroleen provides home health care options for families in the Four Corners area. Jaroleen talks about navigating the process to be recognized a Navajo priority one business. She is licensed to operate in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and on the Navajo…
 
As your loved one ages, there are many changes you can expect to face. One major change that effects an enormous part of the over-65 population is hearing loss. Hearing loss affects one in three people between the ages of 65 and 75, and about half of those over the age of 75, according to the NIA. Even though many people face this ailment, it can s…
 
If you’re a family caregiver, you probably feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding information. You need help and advice from time to time, but how do you know who to trust? How can you tell if a source is really worth following? Family caregivers have enough on their plate without having to worry about where to find support and information. Unfo…
 
Caring for a loved one with dementia is far from an easy task. Not only is it immensely difficult on an emotional level to watch a loved one experience this disease – but the act of caregiving itself can be exhausting, strenuous, and isolating. While caregiving can be one of the most immensely rewarding experiences in a person’s life, it does not c…
 
This podcast tells you How to use audio sound clips and interviews to increase your organisation's profile online and on the radio. Our top 5 tips for a successful audio interview. And what exactly a business podcast is and how it's helping organisations get the promotional edge in an ever-changing and competitive marketplace.…
 
Dr. Dale discusses growing up in Illinois, including playing basketball with Barrack Obama, and his journey into serving in geriatrics and caring for those near end of life. We devote time in the episode to discuss "The Elephant in the Room," a film Dr. Dale helped produce that brings both comedy and emotion to the often difficult conversations reg…
 
Friends, it’s time for another quick tip episode! Quick tip episodes are all about getting some good information and advice to you in a shorter episode – so you can listen between meetings, while you walk your dog, or whenever you have a free second to spare. On today’s episode, we’ll be discussing advice for personal care. As our loved ones age, p…
 
If your loved one has survived a stroke, you might be worried about a vascular dementia diagnosis. While vascular dementia can be caused by a number of things, a stroke is one of the most common. If your loved one has already been diagnosed with vascular dementia, you might feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. Vascular dementia can be a…
 
Hello, and welcome back to All Home Care Matters. If this is your first time visiting us here at the show. Thank you for taking time out to be with us today. We appreciate how valuable everyone’s time is and that is why we try and make each episode here at All Home Care Matters something that will hopefully matter to you. We are honored to welcome …
 
APG President and value-based care nationall pillar Don Crane rejoins the show to share updates on the continued move from "volume to value." APG's members include some of the largest medical groups across the country, including those from 45 states and including some of the biggest names in the healthcare industry, with a focus on outcomes instead…
 
Neil Grunberg serves as Co-Founder and Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at AlayaCare. Grunberg has spent more than 17 years focused on workforce management, mobility, and operational software. His breadth of expertise ranges from consulting and project management to pre-sales and then eventually onto managing sales and marketing f…
 
Several post-acute care policy leaders have entered the national spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps none more than David Grabowski, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School.In recent months, Grabowski has repeatedly addressed the need to rethink long-term care in the United States, from changing up the traditiona…
 
If your loved one has suffered from a stroke, you might feel like the train of your life has completely derailed – and is stuck and sinking in thick, sloshy mud. For the most part, strokes occur unexpectedly. This means that for both the person experiencing the stroke, and their loved ones, life seems to change all at once. Many family members will…
 
As many seniors get older, they will find themselves spending more and more time in their beds and less time out and about. This is especially true for those suffering from mobility problems or other illnesses that hinder their ability to move around like they used to. Unfortunately, the more time a person spends in one spot, the higher the risk th…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Beth Cavenaugh , a certified hospice and palliative care nurse and author of Some Light at the End , An End-of-Life Guidebook for Patients and Their Caregivers. Her book is an invitation to walk towards the powerful end of life instead of running away from it. Beth has been a hospice nurse for…
 
A diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can rock a person’s world. Whether or not this was a diagnosis you anticipated, it can be difficult to grapple with the reality of it, for both the diagnosed patient and their family members. There are a few reasons a diagnosis of FTD can be particularly devastating. For one thing, the majority of peo…
 
If you spend a lot of time with an aging loved one, you might notice that their relationship with food has begun to change. It’s not uncommon for seniors to eat less, to forget to eat entirely, or even to eat too much. It varies depending on the person, but many seniors will experience diet changes as they get older. Maybe they are hesitant to eat …
 
Michelle comes from a family of "informal social workers." She joins the show to discuss how she ultimately became a formal social worker after first being a mom, and how social workers play such a critical role in helping patients transition from a hospital setting to the community. Michelle shares some touching stories displaying what social work…
 
In this episode and interview we explore what Oasis Everywhere is and how it is helping seniors engage in life-long learning and staying active. Even during the pandemic, you'll hear how two of our guests were able to socialize and create a lasting friendship. We enjoyed our time with Oasis Everywhere and with Paul Weiss the President of Oasis Ever…
 
Early onset Alzheimer’s can be an enormously difficult diagnosis to come to terms with. Many people who are diagnosed are in the middle of a career, raising a family, and pursuing new ventures when this disease unexpectedly disrupts life as they know it. New studies have found that an early diagnosis could lead to more positive experiences with tre…
 
In today’s episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Dr. Fran Hoh , an Advanced Practice Nurse board-certified in hospice and palliative care and the founder and CEO of Palliative Rx. Palliative Rx offers live online programs in elderly health care education for families and patients who have been diagnosed with serious chronic illness, with spe…
 
In our line of work, we encounter many families who are not properly prepared for when their loved ones get discharged from the hospital. It makes sense – while in the hospital, it’s difficult to think about the future. You’re in a highly tense, emotional situation – and you’re trying to balance being there for your loved one with the rest of your …
 
In this episode, I interview Danielle Romero (Natchitoches Tribe of Louisiana) who is the founder of There is a Cloud. Danielle's non-profit focuses on providing support for Native American communities. There is a Cloud supports non-profit organizations working in Native communities through fundraising, visibility, marketing + strategy. Check out t…
 
If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, you might be feeling daunted and a little bit scared. It’s not an easy diagnosis to come to terms with – after all, if not treated it is possible to lose your vision entirely. However, with the proper treatment and preparation, you can live a perfectly normal life even after diagnosis – and preserve your visi…
 
As our loved ones age, there are many precautions we need to take to make sure they are safe at home. Home safety risks can be easy to miss, or even forget about, when you’re dealing with a stack of other responsibilities – like making sure your Mom gets to her doctor appointment, tracking her progress, figuring out if she needs extra care – often,…
 
Matt has been a pillar in the Bay Area social work community for over 20 years. Matt shares his journey from serving the HIV community in San Francisco in the 90s to frontline socail work and leadership roles in large healthcare organizations like Sutter and Stanford. Join us in our first of 2 episodes honoring social worker leaders during Social W…
 
Even if you’re providing family caregiving to your loved one, there might come a time when you realize that you simply cannot handle everything all the time. Whether your parents’ needs have increased significantly, but you want to make sure they remain at home, or your career and family life have become more demanding, you might find that it’s tim…
 
Family caregivers provide an invaluable service to their loved ones as they age. They allow their loved ones to stay at home, or in the home of their adult children, where they are surrounded by comfort and familiarity. They also provide love, support, encouragement, and patience. This can make the final, difficult years of an older adult’s life fe…
 
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