• 00:27

    Delivering One Less Worry with Culinary Care

    in Health

    In 2006 Courtney White, lost her father due to cancer.  During this turbulent time she remembers, family, friends and neighbors providing meals for her family.  The meals gave her family one less thing to worry about, but also gave them nourishment and hope.


    Through this experience Courtney founded Culinary Care.  


    Join me as I sit down in conversation with Courtney White to learn more about Culinary Care and how they help families in the Chicagoland area.

  • 00:53

    Is Google About to Slap Your Site? and...Referrals Made Easy And Automatic

    in Business

    (learn more about the coming Google algorithm change- check out Karen's site here: http://autopilotonlinesuccess.com/)


     


    Segment one of Heath's show asks the question:


    Are you about to experience a big, fat "Google slap?"  


    Silicon Valley web designer and developer Karen Sielski says, "Yes.. unless your website is mobile friendly."  


    Many business owners could see the website rankings they've worked so hard to achieve tank overnight. Google  has decided to penalize those sites it deems unfriendly to smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.  This could have a devastating effect, especially on those who sell their wares online or who rely on search to drive customers to their businesses.


    Karen will also discuss the importance of creating sites that are aesthetically pleasing AND track well in search, and how to have sites that look like they cost THOUSANDS, while only spending HUNDREDS.


    What is the #1 Complaint of Business Customers?... Feeling as if businesses don't really care about them...


    Part 2 of the show continues our theme of personalizing the digital age- automating without losing that human touch.  Heath welcomes Carl Maerz, COO of the innovative referral automation company Rocket Referrals.  Carl will talk about why database marketing is so critical to achieve success in your business, and how you can automate the process without losing your humanity.  


    Letting your clients know how different you are by showing your genuine concern is the first step in creating a referral process that really works.


    www.rocketreferrals.com


     


     


     

  • 01:01

    Finding Joy Through Improv with Empire Star Antoine McKay

    in Health

    The first rule of Improv.....Say YES, and...


    As I sat through my son's improv classes over the past few months, I soon realized how instrumental Improv can be in working with those with dementia, dealing with chronic conditions and finding joy in caregiving.  This was a huge Ah Ha moment for me.  Finding joy for patients, caregivers and the entire health care team is essential.  


    I am excited and honored to be able to sit down in conversation with Antoine McKay.


    Enter Stage Left.....  Second City Alum and Star on Empire, Antoine McKay


    Founder and Instructor Antoine McKay has been acting and directing for over 20 years. He studied theatre at Eastern Michigan University and studied under world famous acting coach, Uta Hagen. Mr. McKay has also been blessed to work on the Second City Main Stage in Detroit and Chicago, where he wrote and performed in over 20 shows. He has also starred in numerous commercials and T.V. shows including; Detroit 187 (ABC), ER (NBC), Prison Break (FOX) , Sports Action Team (NBC) and in Feature films such as; “The Weatherman” with Nicholas Cage, ”Someone to Eat Cheese With” with Jeff Garland, “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” and “Osso Bucco” with Mike Starr. His most recent series includes "Empire" which is currently Airing on Fox Wednesday's at 8pm central, and "Review" on Comedy Central starring Andy Daly.

  • 00:41

    Secrets of the Male Caregiver

    in Health

    Caregiving can be a difficult job, full of trials, but more often those challenges bring joy.  Being a male caregiver is a unique job that not many men sign up to do. 


    Today join Conversations In Care in this great discussion with  Author Rick Lauber and the Founder of Alzheimer's Music Fest, Vince Zangaro, as they share their stories of caregiving.  Get the male perspective and hear their wonderful stories of love and caregiving.

  • 00:30

    Accountable Care Organizations and You

    in Health

    The Affordable Care Act has changed the health care system in a number of ways. One of the changes is the advent of the Accountable Care Organization. This edition of The Fischer Report will focus on Accountable Care Organizations and explain how the changes will affect your health care providers. We will also provide links to online resources to help further your understanding of this this complex system. 


    We have prepared an online companion to our show highlighting this weeks topic here.

  • 01:00

    Senior Care and Meeting the Needs of Older Adults

    in Caregiving

    Join us for a conversation on aging, mental health, and chronic illness, in the senior population, and the different levels of care available to help ensure good quality of life in later years. We'll talk with a panel if experts on senior care from northeastern Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition (PBHAC), a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations concerned about the unmet mental health and substance abuse needs of older adults across the Commonwealth.


    Marquene Klimchok - Admissions Director of Hampton House Rehab and Nursing
    Linda Heath - Admissions and Community Relations for Tiffany Court
    Diane Baldi - CEO for Hospice of the Sacred Heart
    Alyssa Maria - Owner, Home Instead Senior Care 


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. 


    Thanks for listening!

  • 01:01

    Healthcare Round Table - Meet the Team

    in Health

    This evening on Conversations In Care I will be introducing you to the Conversations In Care Team!  


    Amy Fields - Contributing Blogger for Conversations In Care


    Tony Fischer - Associate Producer of Conversations In Care and host of The Fischer Report


    Tonight I will be putting these on the hot seat and talking to them about a subject near and dear to my heart.  How can we begin to help patients and practitioners bridge the communication divide?  This and much more tonight on Conversations In Care.

  • 00:31

    How To Pay For Long Term Care: Funding Options

    in Health

    In this episode of The Fischer Report, host Tony Fischer, will be covering the different funding options for long term care.  Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits, Medicaid Waiver, Non-Profit, Long Term Care Insurance and Third Party Health care insurance will be covered.


    After listening to this general overview you will understand the differences between the funding sources, how to apply and where to get help applying. 


    Stay connect to The Fischer Report and the Care Radio Network by following us on Facebook and Twitter.  @fischerreport @careradio


    You can also catch other episodes of The Fischer Report right here on Blog Talk Radio.


    We hope you enjoy this audio resource. 


     

  • 00:25

    Care at Hand

    in Health

    Today's special guest is Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky of Care at Hand.


    As Co-Founder of Care at Hand, he and his team are committed to achieving the Triple Aim and eliminating health disparities for vulnerable populations by creating disruptive technology. What does that mean? Well listen in to see what he has to say and how he plans to achieve the triple aim.

  • 01:01

    WHAT IS FETICIDE AND WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE

    in Current Events

    WHAT IS FETICIDE, WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE, AND DID SOMEONE SET THE CLOCK BACK?


    Did you hear about the Indiana woman who had a miscarriage and was sent to jail for 40 years for “feticide?”  Or the woman, also in Indiana, who attempted to commit suicide while she was pregnant and spent a year in jail for harming the baby? These aren’t isolated cases, and they aren’t all happening in Indiana.  One study actually found hundreds of cases where women were arrested for doing something while pregnant that some official found harmful to their pregnancies. 


    So what does this mean for women around the country? And what about health care in general? Has health care reform and resultant hospital mergers have an impact on women, on pregnancies, on you?


    Join us Saturday as we talk with Rachel Berkson, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Executive Director. Rachel has been Associate Director of Washington Community Action Network. the Executive Director of the SEIU Washington State Council, where her primary focus was coordinating the union’s joint political and legislative programs, and from 2000 - 2006 was a lead organizer with the Working Families Party, a labor and community-based grassroots political party in New York State. Join us as we hash over what’s happening with pregnant women and politics, women’s health care, and where we are headed when it comes to women’s health in this country.


    Call-in with your comments to (646) 378-0430.


    And if you miss the live program, you can go to the website and listen to all our archived programs whenever you like at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways

  • 01:06

    “Creative Connections™ in Dementia Care

    in Caregiving

    Welcome to Alzheimer's Speaks Radio where all voices are welcomed to join the conversation.  We love hearing from people around the world.  Everyone from those diagnosed, family and friends caring for loved ones, professionals providing services, products or tools, researchers, authors, directors, producers, musicians, advocates for dementia and those that just want to learn more about the disease.


    Today’s show will feature the authors of “Creative Connections™ in Dementia Care: Engaging Activities to Enhance Communication. Jennifer Brush has been working for over 20 years to change the face of dementia care in hospitals, assisted living communities, nursing homes and home care.  Rev. Katie Norris is a Unitarian Universalist community minister and co-founder, with her father, of the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health.


    You can reach Jennifer and Katie below:


    Katie: www.RevKatieNorris.com


    Jennifer: http://www.brushdevelopment.com


    For more information on Caregiving and Dementia go to Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource Website with multiple platforms of information.

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