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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays With Katherine Tallmadge
I'm excited to introduce today’s featured guest, Katherine Tallmadge. Katherine is a licensed and registered dietician. She founded Personalized Nutrition in 1984, which designs nutrition, weight loss and wellness programs for individuals, corporations, and restaurants.
She’s also the author of Diet Simple and an award-winning journalist, regularly contributing to The Washington Post, US News and World Report, Politico, and others. You may have also seen her on TV as she’s been featured on CNN, many of the major network news programs, PBS, and The Daily Show.
Given Katherine’s unique professional qualifications — she has a B.S in Dietetics and Nutrition, an M.A. degree in Behavioral Sciences, and a second M.A. degree in Journalism and Public Affairs — it’s not surprising that The Washington Post and Harper’s Bazaar have named her the "Best Nutritionist".
Her appearance on the show today couldn’t be more timely. The holidays are here and in addition to friends, family, and fun, it can also mean more stress and more food. Katherine is going to share some tips to help us maintain our sanity and ensure that we still fit into our jeans at the end of the year.
The LivWell Health Series: Leveraging Metrics and Personalized Care to Keep Older Adults Healthy and Safe at Home
Today’s featured guest is Rick Jackson from Riverside Health System. Rick is the Executive Director of the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, which helps older adults and their families make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. Their services range from providing geriatric assessments, to teaching individuals with chronic conditions how to manage their symptoms, to providing a haven of resources and education for caregivers. They make a complex system of services more easily accessible through education, referrals and individualized, person-centered services, tailored to the unique needs of aging adults and their families.
Rick is also the Executive Director of ChooseHome, which is Riverside’s Continuing Care at Home program, which allows qualified individuals 60 and older to live in their homes, while providing them with the resources of a health system so that they can stay healthy as they age. In addition to these programs, Riverside Health System, which is based in Virginia, operates a medical center and three Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
On today’s show, Rick shares how Riverside is personalizing care for older adults and the role that technology, and specifically LivWell Health, have played in helping more adults age healthily and safely in the setting of their choice.
The LivWell Health Series: Digitizing Tedious Paper-Based Workflows and Referrals in a Large Health Care System with Sharie Torres
Today’s featured guest is Sharie Torres. Sharie is a Registered Nurse from Hawaii and has worked in a large healthcare system there for 20 years. She acts as a Utilization Manager and has witnessed first-hand how technology has helped one of the largest providers in the nation improve their workflow and referral management processes.
As health systems increasingly make the transition from paper-based processes to digitized solutions, they experience common challenges. Today's podcast explores how Sharie and her team have integrated new technology into their workflow. She outlines the challenges and benefits, and offers advice for coordinators who are considering digitizing their paper-based workflows.
The LivWell Health Series: The Role of Technology and Transformation In Senior Living With Denise Rabidoux of EHM Senior Solutions
Today’s featured guest is Denise Rabidoux, President and CEO of EHM Senior Solutions. EHM Senior Solutions is a not-for-profit organization with a history dating back to 1879. Formerly known as Evangelical Homes of Michigan, EHM operates senior living, Medicare At Home and private-duty LifeChoices Programs.
EHM is one of the industry leaders in the movement of what is called Life Plan Communities, formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (or CCRCs) without walls. These programs allow healthy active older adults to maintain their independence at home, but also enable them to make arrangements for long-term care in the event of a change in their acuity.
Throughout its long history, EHM has always worked to stay focused on the client and involve them in the organization’s transformation. They’ve made it a priority to listen to the customers' voice above their own, especially during times of strategic planning and discernment.
Denise has led the organization for the majority of its transformation from a focus on skilled nursing centers and nursing homes to what EHM is today. She’s known nationally for her ability to work with a team of employees to transform existing programs and build new ones that focus on technology and innovation and a high-tough approach to the array of services and solutions that EHM Senior Solutions provide. From serving 660 seniors in 2000 to nearly 6,000 seniors each year today, EHM is committed to saving individuals no matter where they are on life’s journey and no matter where they call home.
The LivWell Health Series: One Caregiver’s Journey to Impact 1 Million Lives with Alex Go
We are in for a treat with today’s featured guest, Alex Go. Alex is the CEO and Co-founder of LivWell Health, a technology-enabled service provider that assists seniors to live independently at home and also for families seeking assistance in their care. Their goal is to make caregiving easier for the 44 million Americans that are caring for older adults and special needs children. LivWell Health partners with senior service providers to expand the markets they serve with the goals of enhancing revenue and improving staff productivity.
Prior to starting LivWell Health, Alex had more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, sales and management consulting, and healthcare IT. He previously led Intel Health’s market development team in the US and Asia. But despite spending two decades in healthcare, it was actually Alex’s personal experience that led him to start LivWell Health, and we are going to hear more about that on today’s episode. We’ll dive into LivWell Health’s focus on bridging the gap between home and community-based services and the opportunities provided by a growing caregiving market.
EP #37: Creating An Organizational Culture to Serve Older Adults In a Consistent, Caring Way With Tristan White
Today’s featured guest is Tristan White. Tristan is the CEO and founder of The Physio Co, which helps Australian seniors stay mobile, safe, and happy. Onsite physiotherapy is their thing. In 2004, The Physio Co was just one person with a vision to change seniors' healthcare forever. Today, The Physio Co is ranked as Australia’s best place to work, has 100 team members and delivers over 200,000 physiotherapy consultations per year.
Tristan is a qualified physiotherapist from the University of Melbourne. He has an MBA from Queensland University of Technology and a Masters degree from MIT for their Entrepreneurial Masters Program. Tristan also loves helping other people build strong cultures and be happier at work. He writes a blog called Culture is Everything, which Smart Company lists as one of Australia’s 25 Best Business Blogs and he is also a speaker. In today’s episode we hear all about Tristan’s work with The Physio Co as well as the systems he uses to create successful cultures in his organization and in others.