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Ursula Shaner, professional Geriatric Care Manager, talks about when a geriatric care manager can help families to determine whether a parent is safe in the home and what kinds of supports they need to help them live successfully.
Ursula Shaner holds a BSN, RN from St. Louis University Nursing School and Care Manager Certified (CMC) designation from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. She has been a nursing instructor at Jewish Hospital School of Nursing and St. Louis University and a staff nurse at St. Anthony's Medical Center. She worked as a nurse coordinator at LSS Hidden Lake Senior Residence. She has had her own Geriatric Care Management company named Elder Support Services since 2002.
She serves on the Board of Directors of VOYCE (formerly the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program) and is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.
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For other helpful links, visit the www.caringforparentstogether.com website.
Ms. Shaner is on the Board of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program in St. Louis now named VOYCE. Visit them at:
Elder Support Services
Dr. Nancy Bocalan Schwartz is the CEO of Nancy B. Schwartz Enterprises, Founder of Thy Kingdom Carriers and Publisher of its quarterly magazine, Founder and President of Seed of Beginning Ministries in Florida. Born and raised in the Philippines and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy and came to the US in 1993. She has 3 children and currently resides in Ocala, Florida. Honorary Doctorate Degree in Philosophy from KME University with Freedom Bible College and Seminary Alabama Branch 2013. Teacher at World Missions School of Ministry at her church and On line classes at Kingdom Ministries Embassy University. Board Certified Geriatric Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association and Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. Her passion is Pursuing Christ, His Kingdom and Glory! Her God given assignment is to herald, disseminate and activate the Seed of the Kingdom of God in the hearts of man of all nations. Contact Information: email@example.com website www.thykingdomcarriers.com
Tune in to 'Life is a Sacred Journey' next Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 05:00 pm. Micheal Pope's guests will be Sheri Hartman and Lauren Eppinger, who will be discussing their new roles as navigators for ASEB’s Family Support Program. ASEB’s Family Support Program offers a comprehensive “care management” resource to help families devise a long-term care plan tailored to meet the personal needs of their families.
Sheri Hartman has been in practice as a geriatric social worker, consultant, counselor and care manager for over 15 years. Having obtained an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies from San Francisco State University, Sheri received a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Fresno, in 1990 with an emphasis on clinical practice. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California in 1995. Sheri has worked with such varied organizations as the Institute on Aging in San Francisco, Senior Alternatives in Oakland and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay in Berkeley.
Lauren Eppinger earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado and her MSW from University of Denver. Lauren is an LCSW in the sate of California. Lauren started her post-graduate career over ten years ago at Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB) in Berkeley. Lauren served as ASEB’s Social Worker and Program Director for ASEB’s Berkeley Adult Day Health Care center. Lauren has worked as Medical Social Worker at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and as a Care Manager for Santa Cruz County’s Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP). Lauren is proud of her role in social work, whose core values include social justice, integrity, dignity, and worth of the person.
The owner and founder of Choices in Senior Care, Mary Wegman, is a highly experienced RN CCM (Registered Nurse Certified Case Manager) and GCM (Geriatric Care Manager). She has practiced in the East Tennesseecommunity for over 20 years. Her extensive experience includes case management for the geriatric and disabled population, as well as in depth interaction with many of the areas home health, non-medical home care, and hospice providers. Mary is a member of the Case Managers Society of
Please join eCareDiary's Director of Events, Polly Whitehorn on Tuesday, December 13 at 2 PM EST as she speaks to Dr. Sonya Munk, licensed massage therapist and a PhD in Gerontology about the benefits of massage therapy for older adults and related resources on the alternative mode of treatment. Dr. Niki Munk is a licensed massage therapist in Lexington, Kentucky and specializes in working with older adults. Dr. Munk was the Program Director for the Lexington Healing Arts Academy wh
Dr. John DiBlasio, the creator and owner of Propect Rehabilitation, is a physical therapist and exercise physiologist. Dr. DiBlasio graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science in 1991. He then continued his training at Temple and received his Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1997 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2009. He has extensive experience in treating orthopedic injuries in athletes and the general population, as well as balance, gait and neurological disorders in geriatric patients. Dr. DiBlasio lectures to other health care professionals on balance and gait issues and senior fitness with Quest Seminars. http://www.prospectrehabilitation.com
Katie Yoho, a leading geriatric professional in Denver, has years of dealing with seniors in many settings. She has witnessed many seniors with dehydration, malnutrition, i.e... She will warn Baby Boomers to watch for the symptoms to watch for on a dial basis.
Baby Boomers educate yourself early on senior issues. Tune in 7/11 @ 10am MDT.
Aging is a sensitive subject for many people for a myriad of reasons, especially since it is not openly embraced by society although everyone gets older as each minute passes. In this segment of The NLP View Radio Show, host, Donna Blinston, R.N./R.G.N. is joined by special guest Dr. Marc Agronin, M.D., a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist, to discuss his best-selling book How We Age, A Doctor’s Journey Into The Heart Of Growing Old. While some people fear getting older, Dr. Agronin explores the views of people who embrace getting older and how our perceptions of age pre-determine our reality of aging. Stay Tuned!
“Our hopes and dreams for families are to have strong, functioning relationships worth reproducing … relationships treasured and remembered by generations to come ...” (Rhonda Caudell). Sadly, very often these relationships are fractured and estranged, and all involved feel hopeless and helpless. Our guest today, Rhonda Caudell, will provide guidance to help us navigate this seemingly endless maze, helping baby boomers assist their aging parents, and at the same time pass down a legacy of attachment for our own children.
Rhonda Caudell, RN, CCM, CGCM is an elderly parent care coach, elder advocate, and author. Mrs. Caudell consults with seniors and caregivers of elderly parent(s) or elderly family members. Most of her clients are baby boomers caring for elderly parents, and they don't have the time, energy, or knowledge of how to care for their aging parent(s). Mrs. Caudell can help them navigate the maze of medical and non-medical care and find resources and solutions while providing geriatric care managment. http://endlesslegacy.com