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The Help Choose Home podcast features relevant information about the choices in home care available to individuals and their loved ones. Host Merrily Orsini, along with guests from all facets of the home care industry, provide valuable help, encouragement and resources to those considering the option of aging in place.

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The Help Choose Home podcast features relevant information about the choices in home care available to individuals and their loved ones. Host Merrily Orsini, along with guests from all facets of the home care industry, provide valuable help, encouragement and resources to those considering the option of aging in place.

    Carla Davis, Senior Vice President of Hospice Operations at the LHC Group

    Carla Davis, Senior Vice President of Hospice Operations at the LHC Group

    In today’s episode, Carla Davis, Senior Vice President of Hospice Operations at the LHC Group, discusses many of the little-known benefits of hospice care, as well as some of the misconceptions that surround the hospice benefit. This discussion will surely help listeners to navigate hospice care for a loved one.  

    Today’s episode discusses: 

    A brief history of hospice in the United States  Misconceptions around who hospice care is for and what services are offered in the benefit  The many benefits that hospice care can provide to both an individual and their loved ones  Where we should go as a country in order to make hospice care more accessible 

    • 20 min
    Fred Johnson, President and CEO of Team Select Home Care, Discusses Pediatric Home Care

    Fred Johnson, President and CEO of Team Select Home Care, Discusses Pediatric Home Care

    In today’s episode, we discuss the many challenges facing the pediatric home care field in their journey to advocate and care for medically fragile children. One innovative company that’s helping in this fight is Team Select Home Care. Today, we talk to the President and CEO of Team Select to get his thoughts.  

    In today’s episode, we discuss: 

    Team Select’s unique approach to pediatric home care  How COVID-19 has affected care for medically fragile children  An innovative solution to a huge problem in pediatric home care 

    • 28 min
    Alice Bonner’s Work with the CAPABLE Program and the Institute for Health Improvement

    Alice Bonner’s Work with the CAPABLE Program and the Institute for Health Improvement

    In today’s episode, Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing CAPABLE Program and Senior Advisor for the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI), explains the work she now does with CAPABLE and IHI, along with her over 30 years of nursing experience. CAPABLE stands for Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders. While focusing on function and cost, CAPABLE links a registered nurse, handy worker, and occupational therapist together to create a network of care that helps aging adults live more safely and independently at home.  

    In today’s episode, we discuss: 

    The CAPABLE Program and how it impacts the field of home care.  The ways programs like the CAPABLE Program have started to spread across the country.  Bonner’s work with the Institute for Health Improvement. 

    • 25 min
    How The Loop Village Is Changing the Way Older Adults Socialize at Home

    How The Loop Village Is Changing the Way Older Adults Socialize at Home

    In today’s episode, we talk to Maria Botham, the Founder and CEO of The Loop Village, a unique online community created for older adults. Botham created The Loop Village with her cofounder after realizing the effect that isolation from COVID-19 was causing in seniors. She talks more about the ideas behind The Loop Village, as well as how the special online space is changing how older adults socialize as they age at home.  

    In today’s episode, we discuss: 

    What The Loop Village is and how it came about  The Loop Village’s unique design  How socialization through The Loop Village can help older adults 

    • 22 min
    Cypress HomeCare Solutions and the Benefits of Employee-Based Agencies

    Cypress HomeCare Solutions and the Benefits of Employee-Based Agencies

    In today’s episode, we talk to Bob Roth, Managing Partner of Cypress HomeCare Solutions. Speaking from an extensive career in home care, Roth, who is also the radio show host of Health Future and writes the monthly column, “Aging Today,” discusses his work with Cypress HomeCare. He also goes on to explain how consumers in the home care field can benefit from using an employee-based agency as opposed to hiring a private caregiver, which may lead to more liability on the consumer. Roth also explained some of the pressing workforce issues in the home care field and some of the things that can help solve those issues. 

    In today’s episode, we discuss: 

    The personal experience that led Bob Roth to home care  The benefits of an employee-based agency  Workforce issues in home care 

    • 28 min
    How naviHealth Supports Patients in their Transition from Facility Care to Home Care

    How naviHealth Supports Patients in their Transition from Facility Care to Home Care

    In today’s episode, we talk to Dr. Jay LaBine, Chief Medical Officer for naviHealth, about his work in value-based, senior-focused, post-acute care. With a medical career spanning over many years, Dr. LaBine’s work with naviHealth centers around implementing programming that helps advocate for patients as they transition from receiving care in hospital or rehabilitation facilities to care at home. Through the lens of his work, he explains how patients can benefit from naviHealth’s efforts.  

    In today’s episode, we discuss:  

    naviHealth’s care model  How Dr. LaBine got started in his career 

    How naviHealth’s services and Dr. LaBine’s work can make the care transition experience easier for patients 

    • 24 min

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