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eCareDiary will speak to Doris Haas, a Certified Professional Geriatric Care Manager, and the Owner and Founder of Atlas Care Management, about residential housing options for seniors.
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.
Website to visit to find a Geriatric Care Manager in your area:
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
Host: Lydia Tesfa, PhD
Topic: The Ebola Outbreak, current status and lessons to be learned
Guests: Mohammed A Nurhussein, MD
Dr. Mohammed A. Nurhussein is Emeritus Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. He has been a mentor and a role model to generations of medical students and residents. His long service at both public and private institutions has earned him numerous awards. Dr. Nurhussein has been listed in the Castle-Connolly Best Doctors in Geriatric Medicine in New York in 2009 and 2010. He is Chairman of the United African Congress which is mobilizing the African Diaspora Health Professionals in response to the Ebola crisis.
November 27, 2014: “Taboo No More” focusing on Mental Health issues and presented in collaboration with One World Communications will NOT be airing because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our P2P family and the “Global Health Forum” audience!!
On October 22, at Noon, my guest will be Dr. Jomarie Zeleznik. Dr. Zeleznik is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From 1995 until 2004 she trained geriatric fellows, internal medicine and family medicine residents, and medical students at Montefiore Medical Center. She is published in the geriatric and palliative care literature on subjects including pressure ulcers, communication between doctors and health care proxies and aging physiology. Dr. Zeleznik established Comprehensive Geriatric Care in 2004 as an office-based solo medical practice with home visits to for those patients who because they became homebound could no longer travel for primary medical care in the office. Informed by the experience of being one of the many hands-on caregivers for her own home-bound mother who died at home of complications of Parkinson's disease and the challenges of obtaining care in the home, Dr. Zeleznik remade Comprehensive Geriatric Care as direct primary care practice which provides accessible and individualized primary and palliative care to those elderly who cannot leave their homes. Dr. Zeleznik is a co-founder of The CareGivers’ Project, a not for profit which is an on and off-line organization where caregivers for elderly can express and reflect about the complexities of being a caregiver through written and visual material and get-togethers.
Recently, I had the good fortune to sit down with DR PAULA CREIGHTON, MD, FRCPC in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Dr. Creighton, who specializes in the field of aging or Geriatrics, has a tremendous amount of information to share, on both a professional and personal level, that may alter (in a good way) the way you perceive the aging process.
Although aging is a natural part of the human life cycle, many of us shy away from accessing the expertise and support we need to ensure that our “golden years” (or our parent’s golden years) are fulfilling, healthy, balanced and rewarding. These resources may include invaluable diagnostics, key medical advances, coordination of services, and meaningful community connection.
After talking with Dr. Creighton, I had two flashes of inspiration: First, “I want to learn more.” and second, “Wow, this would be fantastic information for our listeners.” So, get ready for a empowering conversation about AGING WELL that flows straight from the spirit and into the heart. Thank you Dr. Creighton for doing this work!
ROUND TABLE with HiC Luttmers, Dr. Glenna Calder, Kathleen MacNeil and Mildred Lynn: This week's topic is "How do you know when it is time to let go?”
Join Mildred Lynn McDonald for a fascinating tour of the mind-body-spirit connection. Enjoy nourishing conversations, thought-provoking guests, compassionate guidance, practical tips, plus a generous sprinkling of East-coast humour and warmth! You’ll also love our Round Table discussions featuring HiC Luttmers, John Carosella, Mildred Lynn and special guests.
Airs the FIRST SUNDAY of the month @ 10:30am PST. For more information, please go to: healingconverationswithmildredlynn.com.
One of the most contentious issues that that occurs between spouses , adult children and a parent, or doctor and patient, is the issue of driving capacity. The decision to relinquish one’s driving privileges may come about following a stroke or head injury, due to physical decline from Parkinson’s, PSP, or cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s.
Join my guest, Dr Howard Kalter, Neuropsychologist, and Owner of Brain Function Clinic and Psychological Services, Southwest Florida. Dr. Kalter has been a practicing psychologist for over 25 years, and he and his staff work with a diverse population which includes: adults and seniors with dementia, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and PSP, and those who have suffered a stroke, TBI or other neurological injury. Services include: assessment, neurorehabilitation, and geriatric capacity assessments, including a state of the art Cognitive Behavioral Driving Inventory. As always, YOU can join the discussion by calling in on the toll free number, sending an email or tweet.
Listen, learn, and join the discussion. Call toll free: (888) 787-5265 or SKYPE Email: email@example.com or send a tweet: @voiceaerobics#driving
The topic today is supernutrition through Juice Plus. Nutrient dense food is essential to good health, yet difficult to come by. Come and hear the remarkable stories of restored health through simple supernutrition.
Mary Demakes, R.N. ~ Speaker, Trainer, Health Care Community Leader, Geriatric Manager & Advocate, Alzheimer's Support Group Instructor and Educator
Dr. Candace Corson, Family & Integrative Medicine, Served in the US Public Health Service's National Health Service Corps, National Health Educator & Speaker,
Dr. Corson learned about Juice Plus+ from a friend. It made sense to her because she was looking for better nutrition for her children. Their health had deteriorated due to a toxic change in their food intake from vending machines in their schools. She and her husband decided to include Juice Plus+ in their family's grocery money because it made sense to them. As doctors, they've embraced and taught the power of healing through plant-based nutrition. Because Juice Plus is safe, remarkably effective and thoroughly documented, they felt the ethical responsibility to share it. Dr. Corson believes she can make a bigger difference in people's health by sharing Juice Plus+ than she can by seeing patients in an office. The business was a great fit because of her professional goal to make a difference in transforming how our nation (and the world) feeds the current and coming generations.
Cheryl Cortese is from New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a National Marketing Director with The Juice Plus Company for over 26 years. Cheryl has her own testimoony of recovery from advanced osteoporosis. She credits her recovery to Juice Plus and will be sharing her powerful testimony with us.
To Your Excellent Health!
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