Chronic Health Conditions & Seniors: Beating the Cold Weather Health Blues

April 20, 2018
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Alicia Conner-Todd, Clinical Liaison & Director of Marketing at Tulsa Nursing Center & Villages at Southern Hills, part of StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning senior housing and care company joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Care Channels. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alicia Conner-Todd discuss the following:

  1. What is a chronic health issue?
  2. What does that term  mean?
  3. How would this current cold weather impact a senior with chronic health issues?
  4. What are some best tips for keeping seniors healthy during this cold with chronic issues?

Alicia Conner-Todd is the Clinical Liaison & Director of Marketing at Tulsa Nursing Center & Villages at Southern Hills, part of the StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning senior housing and care company.  With a long-standing background in senior health care and rehabilitation management, Ms. Conner-Todd also brings professional experience in media and marketing to her role.

StoneGate Senior Living is an award-winning full-spectrum senior care and housing company with 44 properties across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Recently ranked as the nation’s 31st largest transitional and long-term care company by Provider magazine, StoneGate is a fully-integrated post-acute health care company, with service-lines and business units that offer transitional care, long-term care, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, wellness, pharmacy, care navigation and post-acute analytical services.

 

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Website: www.stonegatesl.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoneGateSL
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stonegate-senior-living

Lumin Helps Keep Seniors in their Home Longer

February 24, 2018
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Paul Wilson, the Managing Director of Blocks Global and co-founder of Lumin, that helps seniors and people with physical and cognitive disabilities live independently for longer and stay closely connected with their families and communities joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Health Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Paul Wilson discuss the following:

  1. What exactly is Lumin?
  2. Why was Lumin created?
  3. Who is the perfect Lumin candidate?
  4. How can Lumin improve quality of life?
  5. Does one require technical skills to operate Lumin?

 

Lumin is more than a phone, simpler than a tablet, Lumin is a communication and entertainment hub linking people with essential information and services to support wellbeing and safety in the home. Lumin is a large 17″ freestanding touch screen for the home customised for the user and delivered ready to use. No technical knowledge required, Lumin is monitored and updated remotely 24/7. Lumin helps seniors and people with physical and cognitive disabilities live independently for longer and stay closely connected with their families and communities.

 

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Website: www.mylumin.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mylumin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_MyLumin

Reinventing retirement: The Best is Yet for Come for Boomer Men

February 21, 2018
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Dr. Thelma Reese, author of The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. She is here to talk about an entirely new concept of retirement. What Baby Boomer men face when they finish working has little to do with what their fathers faced. Retirement is a far longer phase of life, and it’s filled with possibilities.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Thelma Reese discuss the following:

  1. What prompted you to write this book? Can you talk about your experiences on book tour for your first book?
  2. Why do men have their own set of challenges facing retirement?
  3. Can you give a few examples of men who’ve rewritten their own playbook on retiring, and why they’re inspiring?
  4. Why is retirement changing so much?
  5. Did you find that men dealt with intimacy and sex differently than the preceding generation? Why?
  6. What’s your advice for a man heading into this next phase of his life?
  7. Live alone, or live with others? What’s the consensus among the men you interviewed?
  8. How can men stand up to ageism — and how is it different for men than women?

 

Dr. Thelma Reese, author of The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life, wrote The New Senior Man to satisfy the numerous requests from men who wanted their own book. She is the creator of the blog, www.ElderChicks.com, is a retired professor of English and Education, was the spokesper for Hooked on Phonics, and has long been active in literacy and cultural initiatives in Philadelphia.

 

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Website: www.ElderChicks.com

Healing Senior Depression & Becoming Socially Active Through Technology

December 30, 2017
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Dr.  Kerry Burnight, a Gerontologist who has served for 18 years as a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and She serves full time as Chief Gerontologist at grandPad joins eHealth Radio and the Geriatrics and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Kerry Burnight discuss the following:

  • What is the single most important thing you can do to Age Well. And by aging well I mean, physical, mental, and emotional vitality.
  • What is the best way to foster and get the health/happiness/longevity benefits to these connections?
  • What does the research say about technology, is it hurting or helping our connection?
  • Given these challenges faced by older adults, what is the best way to reconnect my grandparents /parents (who live in another state!) back into social society so they can experience these longer and happier lives?
  • Is grandPad like an iPad?
  • What about those with cognitive impairment?
  • What is the best way to approach the subject of connection with your parents and grandparents?

 

Dr. Kerry Burnight has spent her entire professional career on a mission to improve the lives of seniors. She was a professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the University of California Irvine, and she is the founder and director of the nation's first Elder Abuse Forensic Center and the national non-profit, Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse. Kerry has spoken at The White House and as an expert on shows such as The Dr. Phil Show, CBS news, Money Matters, and The Doctors. She joined grandPad because of the firm's ability to prevent one of the most significant risk factors for elders: social isolation.

 

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Website: www.grandPad.net

Seniors: Combatting Loneliness

December 21, 2017
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Andrea Driggers, Regional Business Development Director and career licensed vocational nurse, specializing in geriatric care, at StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning network of senior living and care facilities joins eHealth Radio and the Geriatric & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Andrea Driggers discuss the following:

    1. How big of a problem is loneliness for seniors in America today?
    2. It’s no fun being lonely, but are there tangible impacts for seniors experiencing loneliness?
    3. Why are so many seniors experiencing loneliness?
    4. What can seniors do to tackle this problem?
    5. What can neighbors, relatives, friends do to help?

 

Andrea Driggers is the Reginal Business Development Director for StoneGate Senior Living, an award-winning network of senior living and care facilities.  She oversees the South Dallas Fort Worth market area. She has served as a licensed vocational nurse for 20 years, focusing on geriatric care and treatment.

About StoneGate Senior Living: Award-winning StoneGate Senior Living, LLC provides support services to senior living and care properties that offer skilled health care, assisted living, memory support and independent living locations in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Founded and led by a team of senior living industry veterans.

 

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Website: www.stonegatesl.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoneGateSL
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stonegate-senior-living

SAFE HOMECARE, providing high quality Support Assistance For Elderly (SAFE)

April 17, 2017
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Jeff Krueger, CEO and Founder of SAFE HOMECARE, which provides non-medical, in-home care and companionship services that make a significant difference in the lives of seniors joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jeff Krueger discuss the following:

  • Please tell us about the business of in-home care, and how you managed to break into it.
  • Where do you see the in-home care industry going in the future?
  • What separates in-home care from home health care?
  • Where do you currently have franchises? Where would you like to expand?
  • With so many crazy things making news of caregivers abusing the elderly, how do you make sure that this does not happen with SAFE HOMECARE?

 

Jeff Krueger is a tenured business professional with a track record of success, growth and expansion spanning 40 years. He has held positions as CEO, COO, CFO and Corporate General Counsel for various entities, both public and private, with annual revenues ranging to over $200 million.  Mr. Krueger recognized the emerging need of seniors and launched SAFE HOMECARE to provide high quality Support Assistance For Elderly (SAFE).

 

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Websitewww.safehomecare.com | www.safehomecarefranchise.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/safehomecare
Twitter: @safe_homecare

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.

How Technology Can Help the Elderly Age in Place

February 25, 2017
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Jorge Perdomo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for Home8care, which provides low-cost, next-generation solutions for elder care and monitoring joins eHealth Radio and the Senior Care and Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jorge Perdomo discuss the following:

  • Is the elder care market growing? Do you have any statistic to bear this out?
  • How can technology help older people live at home longer?
  • What was the reason behind creating Home8care?
  • Outline the different elements/products under Home8care.
  • All the products under Home8care use video verification.  Why is this important and what are the advantages of this technology in terms of response in a health emergency?

Summary: If you have someone who is elderly and wants to continue living at home, there are a wide variety of technological options to help you accomplish this goal.

 

Jorge Perdomo joined Home8care as their new Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, having over 19 years of experience in the wireless industry. Before joining MivaTek, Mr. Perdomo was the Lead Business & Market Development for Digital Life International at AT&T.  Prior to that he was Senior Strategic Product Marketing Manager for Worldwide Peripheral Products at ADT Security Services, Division of Tyco International.  He also served as Vice President of Business Development for Generation One, Inc., a remote managed Healthcare solution.  Prior to joining GenerationOne, he served as Senior Intellectual Property Licensing & New Business Development for Motorola, where he worked for 11 years in a variety of positions after being recruited into the prestigious Motorola Engineering Rotation Program.

 

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Website: www.home8care.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/home8care
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Home8care

Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care

May 1, 2016
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Tamar Krebs, Founder and CEO of Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care, dementia care which offers a social, supportive and welcoming environment that values independence and living life to the fullest, and feels like home joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Mental Health & Senior Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tamar Krebs discuss the following:

  • How is Group Homes Australia different from other aged or dementia care providers in Australia?
  • Why did you start Group Homes Australia?
  • What questions should one ask when they are looking for an aged/dementia care home/environment?
  • Does Group Homes Australia offer high care? How many residents are there and how many care givers?
  • Does the person need to move when they become more frail?
  • Why should a family choose Group Homes Australia for their loved one?


Duration: 8:16


Our commitment at GHA and to each resident is to walk the entire journey each day, from beginning to end.


Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity.


We achieve this by providing homes that look like, smell like and are like real homes.


Group Homes Australia recognises that today's generation of older Australians want something more than traditional aged care homes. They, and their families, want accommodation that provides high levels of respect and personal care combined within a warm, friendly environment.


Because we limit resident numbers in each of our houses to between 6 and 10 people, we are able to deliver care ratios that are usually one carer to every three residents, which is far higher than most aged care facilities are able to provide.


In this environment, we focus on our residents' abilities, not disabilities.  Our residents go on accompanied visits to local shopping centres; they visit hairdressers, buy food and, if they wish, may use our fully equipped kitchens to make favourite dishes – all with carer assistance.


These nurturing factors fit with our philosophy which is to provide new – and better – choices for older Australians; something we have been doing successfully since we opened in 2011.


Group Homes Australia provide a safe, pleasant, and enjoyable environment for every resident. To that end, we stimulate resident interest, personal satisfaction and well-being … and we encourage independence by showing respect for each individual's dignity and pursuit of enjoyable living.


Above all, we provide peace-of-mind to both our residents and their loved ones.



Website: www.grouphomes.com.au


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Group-Home-Australia
Twitter: @GroupHomesAus


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Power in Unity: Griswold Home Care Introduces an Interactive Map to Find Charity Walks

September 23, 2015
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Sara Price, Marketing Coordinator at Griswold Home Care, a non-medical in-home caregiver referral service joins eHealth Radio and the Senior & Health Care Information Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sara Price discuss the following:

  • Tell us about the Charity Walks Map you created at griswoldhomecare.com/charity-walks.
  • What organizations are you involved with that host these charity walks?
  • So what type of services does Griswold Home Care provide, other than creating cool charity walk maps?
  • A lot of places rotate caregivers between clients, do you do that?


Duration: 5:16


Founded by Dr. Jean Griswold to help elderly and disabled members of her parish, Griswold Home Care has helped hundreds of thousands of seniors and disabled individuals to age in place. The company refers experienced caregivers for personal care, homemaking, companionship, and other vital services to an ever-growing population of seniors and disabled adults.


Today, Griswold Home Care has more than 200 locations throughout the United States, referring over 10,000 caregivers per year. Since its foundation, Griswold Home Care has received dozens of industry and community awards and has grown to become one of the nation’s leading non-medical in-home care companies.



Show Links:


Charity Walks Map: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/charity-walks
Website: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GriswoldHomeCare
Twitter: @GriswoldCares