23 min

A Conversation About Caregiving Aging Health Matters

    • Health & Fitness

SUMMARY
As a contractor for Medicare, Kepro serves as the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization, also referred to as a BFCC-QIO. While Kepro provides BFCC-QIO services in 29 states, the general information is relevant to everyone who has Medicare (including Medicare Advantage) and everyone who works with people who have Medicare.

One of the topics that Kepro works with quite a bit and partner to provide information on is caregiving for those with Medicare. This podcast episode coincides with National Caregiver Month, and we are happy to bring you a conversation between Nancy Jobe, one of Kepro’s Outreach Specialists, and two of her partners who will serve as her guests. Nadine Walter from Oklahoma and Gabe Goeres from Montana are speaking about caregiving programs that are in their states and may be available for you as well.

Gabe Goeres was born and raised in Montana. He has spent 12 years working with at-risk youth in the foster care system in Missoula, and five years managing group homes. In his role as care management program manager at Missoula Aging Services, he continues to serve his community.

Nadine Walter began her career in the field of gerontology in 1990 at an Area Agency on Aging in Duncan, OK. She advanced to the state office, OKDHS Community Living, Aging and Protective Services, where she has monitored Area Agencies on Aging; served as the senior housing and legislative liaison; developed and interpreted policies and procedures; and developed the State Plan on Aging. Currently, Nadine oversees several federal and state funded grants that provide supports and resources to individuals with special needs and their family caregivers.

For more information about Kepro BFCC-QIO, please visit www.keproqio.com.

KEY TOPICS
01:30 Overview, introduction.
05:00: What is caregiving?
06:15: Who are caregivers?
08:40: Challenges of caregiving.
10:15: What does respite mean? Respite programs.
12:10: Memory loss programs.
18:30: Advice for caregivers.
21:45: Resources

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RESOURCES
Area Agencies on Aging: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Resources/Topic/Caregiver.aspxThe National Alliance for Caregiving: https://www.caregiving.org/Caregiver’s Conference: https://coalitionofcaring.org/KEPRO’S WEBSITE
Immediate Advocacy services: www.keproqio.com/ImmediateAdvocacyInformation for stakeholders: www.keproqio.com/partnersInformation for people who have Medicare: www.keproqio.com/bene
Music: Motivational Upbeat Corporate by RinkevichMusic
https://soundcloud.com/rinkevichmusic
Video Link: https://youtu.be/U78mgVaM12M

SUMMARY
As a contractor for Medicare, Kepro serves as the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization, also referred to as a BFCC-QIO. While Kepro provides BFCC-QIO services in 29 states, the general information is relevant to everyone who has Medicare (including Medicare Advantage) and everyone who works with people who have Medicare.

One of the topics that Kepro works with quite a bit and partner to provide information on is caregiving for those with Medicare. This podcast episode coincides with National Caregiver Month, and we are happy to bring you a conversation between Nancy Jobe, one of Kepro’s Outreach Specialists, and two of her partners who will serve as her guests. Nadine Walter from Oklahoma and Gabe Goeres from Montana are speaking about caregiving programs that are in their states and may be available for you as well.

Gabe Goeres was born and raised in Montana. He has spent 12 years working with at-risk youth in the foster care system in Missoula, and five years managing group homes. In his role as care management program manager at Missoula Aging Services, he continues to serve his community.

Nadine Walter began her career in the field of gerontology in 1990 at an Area Agency on Aging in Duncan, OK. She advanced to the state office, OKDHS Community Living, Aging and Protective Services, where she has monitored Area Agencies on Aging; served as the senior housing and legislative liaison; developed and interpreted policies and procedures; and developed the State Plan on Aging. Currently, Nadine oversees several federal and state funded grants that provide supports and resources to individuals with special needs and their family caregivers.

For more information about Kepro BFCC-QIO, please visit www.keproqio.com.

KEY TOPICS
01:30 Overview, introduction.
05:00: What is caregiving?
06:15: Who are caregivers?
08:40: Challenges of caregiving.
10:15: What does respite mean? Respite programs.
12:10: Memory loss programs.
18:30: Advice for caregivers.
21:45: Resources

SUBSCRIBE
Subscribe to our newsletters: Case Review Connections, On the Healthcare Front
RESOURCES
Area Agencies on Aging: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Resources/Topic/Caregiver.aspxThe National Alliance for Caregiving: https://www.caregiving.org/Caregiver’s Conference: https://coalitionofcaring.org/KEPRO’S WEBSITE
Immediate Advocacy services: www.keproqio.com/ImmediateAdvocacyInformation for stakeholders: www.keproqio.com/partnersInformation for people who have Medicare: www.keproqio.com/bene
Music: Motivational Upbeat Corporate by RinkevichMusic
https://soundcloud.com/rinkevichmusic
Video Link: https://youtu.be/U78mgVaM12M

23 min

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