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Providers help families to navigate the complicated world of Eldercare, with a comprehensive line-up of topics covering Health & Wellness, Life Changes, Living Options, and Money & Law.

Providers help families to navigate the complicated world of Eldercare, with a comprehensive line-up of topics covering Health & Wellness, Life Changes, Living Options, and Money & Law.

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United States

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Providers help families to navigate the complicated world of Eldercare, with a comprehensive line-up of topics covering Health & Wellness, Life Changes, Living Options, and Money & Law.

Language:

English


Episodes

Home Health and Cognitive Impairment, with Shawn Weiss

11/13/2021
Since the pandemic started, Dr. Shawn Weiss has seen a rapid decline with people that have cognitive impairment, due to isolation, decreased social interaction, decreased activity levels. Tons of medical studies show that daily activity improves the strength and balance of those with cognitive impairments, even though they might not remember you were there, improvements in appetite, digestion and sleep, and reduced symptoms of sundowners syndrome. Home Health can help focus on what they can...

Duration:00:12:57

Qualifying for Home Health, with Shawn Weiss

11/13/2021
In this segment, Dr. Shawn Weiss talks about Home Health eligibility. As long as you're under a physician's care, Medicare pays for these services. How does someone become eligible? Medicare lifted the home-bound status requirement to be eligible for home health services. You need to be under a doctor's care, who must certify that you need intermittent (part-time) nursing care, or therapy services (physical, occupational, or speech therapy) for either restorative or maintenance care....

Duration:00:12:59

What is Home Health? with Shawn Weiss

11/13/2021
In this segment, Dr. Shawn Weiss discusses the skilled side of home health. Since the pandemic, home health has moved to the forefront. Home health providers are licensed and Medicare-certified who come into your home and provide medical skilled services in cooperation with your physician. Providers includes nurses and physical and occupational therapists. There are also non-medical home care agencies that provides housekeeping, meal prep, dressing, transportation, and other a-la-carte...

Duration:00:13:04

Fall Prevention, part 2 with Shawn Weiss

11/13/2021
With winter coming, prepare now to avoid falls in your home or your parents' home. Dr. Shawn Weiss advises checking the outside of the house for safety at entryways, lighting, clearing pathways to avoid tripping hazards. Winter safety also includes shoes and shovels stored nearby. If there are issues getting in and out of the house, add or check the sturdiness of handrails. Inside the home, make sure rugs can absorb moisture from shoes so they aren't slippery. Winter clothes are also...

Duration:00:14:32

Fall Prevention, part 1 with Shawn Weiss

11/13/2021
This segment with Dr. Shawn Weiss focuses on how to prevent falls. Fall prevention can be broken down into intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Extrinsic, or environmental, factors involve furniture placement, bed height, seat heights, lighting, rugs, power cords, general clutter in pathways, and so forth. Also, the potential tripping hazards of footwear and clothing. Do you notice whether you or your loved ones have started holding furniture for support while walking? Before winter is a good...

Duration:00:14:16

Medicaid, part 3 with Jim Koewler

10/23/2021
In this hour, Elder Law and special needs attorney Jim Koewler talks about Medicaid, specifically in the long-term-care process as we're aging. This segment focuses on more of the criteria that would allow someone to participate in Medicaid, in particular the ideas of resources and spend-down.

Duration:00:14:36

Medicaid, part 2 with Jim Koewler

10/23/2021
In this hour, Elder Law and special needs attorney Jim Koewler talks about Medicaid, specifically in the long-term-care process as we're aging. This segment focuses on more of the criteria that would allow someone to participate in Medicaid, in particular the ideas of resources and spend-down.

Duration:00:14:09

Medicaid, part 1 with Jim Koewler

10/23/2021
In this hour, Elder Law and long-term-care planning attorney Jim Koewler talks about Medicaid, specifically in the long-term-care process as we're aging. Medicaid is the single biggest payer toward long-term care in the United States. Medicaid for long-term care is different than Medicaid under Obama-care, different than Medicaid for people with disabilities. In this segment, Jim talks about what it is, as well as some of the criteria that would allow someone to participate in Medicaid,...

Duration:00:14:50

Medicare Answers, part 4 with Jim Koewler

10/16/2021
In this hour, Elder Law and special needs attorney Jim Koewler answers questions about the daunting world of Medicare. This segment focuses on Part D, the prescription drug coverage.

Duration:00:14:48

Medicare Answers, part 3 with Jim Koewler

10/16/2021
In this hour, Elder Law and special needs attorney Jim Koewler answers questions about the daunting world of Medicare. Medicare pays 80% of covered costs, and this segment focuses on how you choose to pay for the remaining 20%, clarifying the differences between Medicare Advantage and the supplement program.

Duration:00:12:50

Medicare Answers, part 2 with Jim Koewler

10/16/2021
In this hour, Elder Law and special needs attorney Jim Koewler answers questions about the daunting world of Medicare. This segment focuses on the differences between the various parts - A, B, C, and D, the big four parts of Medicare. Part A is free if you paid into it while working, and covers 80% of hospitalization costs with a 0 premium. Part B covers non-admission-related hospital costs such as visits by doctors and specialists, paid for with a deduction from social security payments....

Duration:00:14:11

Medicare Answers, part 1 with Jim Koewler

10/16/2021
In this hour, Elder Law and special needs attorney Jim Koewler answers questions about the daunting world of Medicare. This segment provides an overview of Medicare, the Federally-funded health insurance for people 65 or over. If you're approaching your 65th birthday, start thinking about this: you can sign up three months prior to and up to three months after your birthday. Don't miss that magic window, at it results in getting an annual late-fee penalty, and you might not be able to get...

Duration:00:13:00

Communicating with those with Alzheimer's, Part 4 with Faith Marshall

10/2/2021
This hour with Dementia expert Faith Marshall of Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching deals with how to communicate with loved ones facing Alzheimer's and dementia. This segment recaps the previous segments and focuses on how Faith Marshall can help families faced with this situation.

Duration:00:14:09

Communicating with those with Alzheimer's, Part 3 with Faith Marshall

10/2/2021
This hour with Dementia expert Faith Marshall of Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching deals with how to communicate with loved ones facing Alzheimer's and dementia. This segment focuses on tips for providing energy, important for creating a flow of positive communication.

Duration:00:13:27

Communicating with those with Alzheimer's, Part 2 with Faith Marshall

10/2/2021
This hour with Dementia expert Faith Marshall of Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching deals with how to communicate with loved ones facing Alzheimer's and dementia. This segment focuses on what loved ones pick up on inadvertently, sometimes a repetition of a diagnosis that in most cases isn't positive. Remembering to talk with them, not about them, is key.

Duration:00:13:01

Communicating with those with Alzheimer's, Part 1 with Faith Marshall

10/2/2021
Families fave noticed an escalation of Alzheimer's and dementia symptoms after having been separated from senior loved ones for so long during the pandemic. This hour with Dementia expert Faith Marshall of Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching deals with how to communicate with loved ones facing Alzheimer's and dementia. This segment provides a background into the mind of someone who has Alzheimer's, and how to maintain the respect of our loved ones in the face of frustration and a lack of...

Duration:00:12:47

Family Caregiving, Part 4: Financial Concerns with Daphne Davis

9/25/2021
What is the job description of a family caregiver? In this segment, Daphne Davis at Pinnacle Senior Placements focuses on changes in financial management in senior care. The costs of senior care is skyrocketing.

Duration:00:13:28

Family Caregiving, Part 3: Legal Concerns with Daphne Davis

9/25/2021
What is the job description of a family caregiver? In this segment, Daphne Davis at Pinnacle Senior Placements focuses on the legal side of family caregiving and what Daphne sees when they're dealing with legal aspects.

Duration:00:12:56

Family Caregiving, Part 2: Healthcare Concerns with Daphne Davis

9/25/2021
What is the job description of a family caregiver? Often a caregiver is overwhelmed by medical terminology. In this segment, Daphne Davis at Pinnacle Senior Placements focuses on what go on in the hospital.

Duration:00:12:53

Family Caregiving, Part 1 with Daphne Davis

9/25/2021
With the arrival of fall, it’s businer at Pinnacle Senior Placements. People recharge their batteries during the summer, as we get back to the realities of life, recently Daphne Davis has seen an increase in younger sons and daughters having to help senior loved ones in their 70s: People in their 30s and 40s with full-time jobs and children are being faced with these challenges. Some families are dealing with cognition challenges from Parkinson's, and some very young people are having...

Duration:00:12:13