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What are the signs to look for when my aging parents or loved ones need assistance or help at home

What are the signs to look for when my aging parents or loved ones need assistance or help at home

March 5, 2020

 

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Porsha Vogt, Owner and President of Golden Care that providing seniors, post-surgical patients, and those in need of assistance due to a debilitating diagnosis, with in-home care joins eHealth Radio and the Senior Care & Health News Channels. Golden Care believes that everyone should have the right to live in their home for as long as they can.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Porsha Vogt discuss the following:

  1. What are some of the telltale signs to look for when visiting your parents who may need care in their homes?
  2. Do you have adult children that call you in crisis mode that have come to town to visit a parent and are shocked to find their parents needing urgent & immediate help?
  3. Do you ever deal with adult children who do not know how to have "The Conversation" with their parents when it is obviously time to call for In-Home-Care? What do you do in those cases? How do you deal with the guilt of not taking care of your loved one yourself.
  4. Can you refer your clients to other professionals for additional help, ie Medication Management, Hospice Agencies, Concierge Care Managers ( RN's )
  5. What do you do when it is no longer safe for a client of yours to live in their own home? Perhaps they are wandering or an elopement risk?

As the owner of Golden Care, Porsha enables seniors in Carlsbad and San Diego County area. read more...Collapse

As the owner of Golden Care, Porsha enables seniors in Carlsbad and San Diego County area to live safe, happy lives in their own homes for as long as they can. Her mission, and the mission of ... Golden Care, includes assisting family members with elder care for their loved ones while maintaining their own professional and personal lives; creating a family-oriented environment, staffed by professional caregivers that go the extra mile to serve seniors; and increasing respect and concern for seniors in our society.

Porsha has a degree in Business Management from the University of Colorado and brings her background in finance and entrepreneurialism to the service of seniors and their loved ones through Golden Care.

 

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Website: www.getgoldencare.com

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Twitter: linkedin.com/company/golden-care

Preventing Caregiver Burn-out with Dr. Nikki Martinez

Preventing Caregiver Burn-out with Dr. Nikki Martinez

April 1, 2017

 

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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Psychology Channels to discuss preventing caregiver burn-out.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • We think a great deal about the patient with the chronic illness, but why is it so important to think about the caregiver as well?
  • What are signs of caregiver burn-out?
  • What can we do to help support the care-giver and prevent burn-out from happening?
  • What is the grieving process that many caregivers go through?
  • In what ways can the caregiver ask for help? Health Psychology is one of your specialties. How can someone reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

 

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Calm Instead of Crisis: A Conversation with A Hospice Doctor

Calm Instead of Crisis: A Conversation with A Hospice Doctor

January 25, 2017

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Dr. Joseph Shega, MD, senior vice president and national medical director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Joseph Shega discuss the following:

  • Hospice is a scary concept. Why shouldn’t people put it off for as long as possible?
  • How does someone know when it’s time for hospice? Who makes that decision?
  • What does the hospice admission process involve?
  • Describe the four levels of hospice care in laymen’s terms.
  • What is the role of the physician in hospice care?
  • What can someone expect once they become a hospice patient?

 

Joseph Shega, MD, is senior vice president and national medical director for VITAS Healthcare. Dr. Shega oversees the regional medical directors and the director of physician services. He joined VITAS in 2013 as a regional medical director and in 2016 was promoted to national medical director.

Dr. Shega has devoted his career to improving the care of older adults at the end of life. Prior to joining VITAS, he was an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago in geriatrics and palliative medicine. In this role, he helped expand the palliative medicine program, including accreditation of a fellowship program in hospice and palliative medicine, integration of palliative care into oncology, and furthering the understanding of pain assessment and management in persons with dementia.  

“The best hospice doctor,” he believes, “is an advocate, someone who appreciates and respects individuality, values personhood and matches each care plan to that personhood.”

In conjunction with his work at VITAS, Dr. Shega serves as the chair of the ethics committee for the American Geriatrics Society, as co-editor of the Pain and Aging section of Pain Medicine, and as an editorial board member for the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. He serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s roundtable on quality care for people with serious illness. Dr. Shega is a key contributor to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s UNIPAC education series and serves as managing editor of the upcoming 5th edition.

Dr. Shega earned his bachelor’s degree from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Chicago.

 

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VITAS® Healthcare has more than 35 years of experience caring for fragile patients and managing care transitions: from hospital to home, from curative to palliative, from chronic to end-stage. VITAS operates 44 hospice programs in 15 states and the District of Columbia, employing 12,051 professionals who care for seriously ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes but also in the company’s 32 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities. In the third quarter of 2016, VITAS reported an average daily census of 16,341 patients.

Learn more at VITAS.com or call 800.93.VITAS.