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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.

Help Choose Home Merrily Orsini

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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.

    Innovative Technology Helps Maintain Senior Independence and Privacy

    Innovative Technology Helps Maintain Senior Independence and Privacy

    While there are many monitoring systems available for seniors, many bring with them privacy concerns, as well as resistance from seniors both in feeling they are “being watched” and hesitancy to wear any type of monitor. Understanding these hurdles, John Robertson, founder and CEO of HomeEXCEPT, and his team, set out to create home sensors that would be noninvasive and that could provide improved health and safety outcomes.

    • 27 min
    Nutritional Meals For Improved Senior Health and Wellbeing

    Nutritional Meals For Improved Senior Health and Wellbeing

    Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America, is an advocate for the health and wellness of seniors. One greatest needs is ensuring seniors receive proper nutrition. Research shows that people who are malnourished age faster, which creates a variety of health issues. It has also been found that 33% of older adults admitted to the hospital may be malnourished which can increase healthcare costs by 300%. Together, these statistics show the impact on a community when hunger is not addressed.

    • 16 min
    Shifting the Narrative Around End of Life Care: Focus On Living

    Shifting the Narrative Around End of Life Care: Focus On Living

    When faced with a life-limiting illness, patients and families are often put into a position of prolonging death verses preserving life. But as a long standing advocate for treating critically ill patients, Dr. Timothy Ihrig encourages a reframing of the conversation around the ways in which we think about and discuss death and end of life. For him, it’s not about dying, but about living and he believes palliative care has the potential to transform the healthcare system.

    • 25 min
    End of Life: Ease the Transition from Life to Death

    End of Life: Ease the Transition from Life to Death

    Although death is an experience that we all share, it is something in which people are often unprepared. Barbara Karnes, RN, an award-winning end of life educator and author, is working to change that by educating the doctors and nurses as well as the home health caregivers and family caregivers. It’s important for everyone to understand that taking care of someone at the end of life is different than taking care of someone who will get better.

    • 26 min
    Innovative, Comprehensive Care Model Allows Seniors to Remain At Home

    Innovative, Comprehensive Care Model Allows Seniors to Remain At Home

    The elder population is growing exponentially, as is their need for care. One of the more innovative programs available to help seniors age in place, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has actually been around for more than 50 years. Shawn Bloom, President and CEO of the national PACE Association, talks about why the model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs to be served in their community whenever possible.

    • 20 min
    Live Life to the Fullest, No Matter Your Age

    Live Life to the Fullest, No Matter Your Age

    According to Betty Greaver, RN, LMT, it’s a common myth that aging means a person gains weight, has chronic pain and can't continue living a productive life. Rather, research shows there are lifestyle changes that people can make in order to remain active and have the capacity to enjoy life to its fullest, no matter what a person’s age.

    • 24 min

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