70 episodes

Spearheaded by Yitz Rubin, we are excited to be introducing a carefully curated selection of high-octane podcasts and interviews with the biggest names in healthcare.

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    • Health & Fitness
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Spearheaded by Yitz Rubin, we are excited to be introducing a carefully curated selection of high-octane podcasts and interviews with the biggest names in healthcare.

    Destined For Medicine: Dr. Katherine Katsoyannis

    Destined For Medicine: Dr. Katherine Katsoyannis

    In college, Dr. Katherine Katsoyannis, daughter of a physician, wanted to stray away from what seemed like her destiny in medicine. She received her Master’s in Business Administration, and worked at bank for some time, only to find that she really truly enjoyed working with others. Katherine decided to follow her destiny and study medicine after all. She is now the owner and medical director of a private practice in Park Ridge, Illinois, called Gericare, Ltd. Dr. Katsoyannis taught us about how her practice works with senior care facilities, and how the Ombudsman Act changed the care industry to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations. Learn more on this episode of the SNF Spotlight Series, sponsored by Renewal Rehab.


     


    Dr. Katherine Katsoyannis owns and operates her own private medical practice in Illinois, where she serves as medical director to multiple residential facilities for the elderly. She received her medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, now called the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in geriatric medicine at North Shore University in New York. Dr. Katsoyannis is passionate and cares deeply for her patients. She believes in an educational approach with a soft, gentle touch through each step of the treatment with every patient. 


     


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    • 16 min
    Save Time While Choosing Senior Care: Nancy Pappas

    Save Time While Choosing Senior Care: Nancy Pappas

    Most people don't look into senior care for their loved ones until a severe incident occurs. Nancy Pappas, Senior Care Advisor at Senior Living Experts, sat down with host of the SNF Spotlight Series, Yitz Rubin, to discuss her background in healthcare and how Senior Care Advisors assist families in vetting and choosing the right senior care facility, or care option, for their loved one. 


     


    Nancy Pappas has worked in healthcare marketing roles for the last 30 years. She has worked in Assisted Living, Home Care, Continuing Care, and Memory Care facilities. Nancy currently works as a Senior Care Advisor at Senior Living experts, where she works to assist families on selecting the best care option for their loved ones based on the emotional, financial and practical issues involved.



     


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    • 27 min
    The Keys to Memory Care:Leslee Schafer

    The Keys to Memory Care:Leslee Schafer

    Harbor House Memory Care aims to provide a safe and secure environment for their residents with dementia and dementia like behaviors. Leslee Shafer, Executive Director at Harbor House Memory Care, joined the SNF Spotlight to talk about how perception of the senior living industry has changed throughout her life, as well as what brought her to memory care. Learn about the challenges Memory Care facilities have faced and the essential steps they have implemented to enhance the lives of their residents. 
     
    Leslee Schafer has dedicated her career to the senior living industry. She describes her personal role as an advocate for seniors. Her first position in the senior care industry was as the Finance Coordinator for a local CCRC campus. After connecting with several families and observing their loyalty and dedication through daily visits, it was then that Leslee knew she found her passion. Leslee has held various positions within the senior living industry, including Administrator, Sales & Marketing Director for senior living vendors, and as a Rehabilitation Director, one of her more challenging roles. Leslee says that her most recent position as an Executive Director for Harbor House Memory Care, even in the middle of a pandemic, has been her favorite role thus far. 
     


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    • 30 min
    Hiring In A Candidate‘s Market: Constance (CJ) Baumgartner

    Hiring In A Candidate‘s Market: Constance (CJ) Baumgartner

    On this episode of SNF Spotlight Series, sponsored by Renewal Rehab, host Yitz Rubin sat down with Constance (CJ) Baumgartner, Executive Recruiter at Govig Healthcare. We spoke about her specialty in recruiting executives in healthcare, with a great cliental in Skilled Nursing Facility. Learn more about the healthcare job markets, and how companies are working harder in the employee market.


    Constance Baumgartner is the Executive Recruiter and Business Developer at Govig Healthcare Group. She partners with healthcare organizations to identify and secure top talent Executives. Govig is one of the largest national executive search firms with over 52 recruiters. Constance and her team's recruitment expertise in the Chicago market gives her clients a competitive advantage to bring the best talent on board.


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    • 21 min
    First Impressions: Design For Bottom Line: Shifra Mendelovitz

    First Impressions: Design For Bottom Line: Shifra Mendelovitz

    When you reach a new location what is the first thing you notice? Is it the building, the parking or the lobby? Shifra Mendelovitz, Founder and CEO of Act2 Interiors, sat down with host Yitz Rubin to talk about what led her to creating her interior design business, and how she pivoted from residential design to having more than 50% of her work coming from Skilled Nursing Facilites. 


     


    Shifra Mendelovitz entered the world of interior design following her education at Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied fashion and interior design. With over two decades of experience, Shifra is a master of professionalism and originality. Founder and CEO of Act2 Interiors, Shifra is greatly inspired by her world-wide exotic travels, and by her fascination with nature and light.


     


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    • 28 min
    Thriving As We Age: Jennifer Prell

    Thriving As We Age: Jennifer Prell

    After hearing a story of an elder couple who didn't know how to move their items to their new home because they both used walkers, Jennifer Prell founded Paxem, Inc. Paxem helps seniors stay organized at home and helps them pack and move to their new destination. Jennifer sat down with us to discuss Paxem, and Elderwerks Educational Services, a nonprofit she founded that helps seniors and their families successfully move so they can thrive as they age. Learn more about these services on this episode of the SNF Spotlight Series, sponsored by Renewal Rehab. 


    Jennifer Prell is a Senior Housing Expert, Advocate, and entrepreneur with successful organizations in the senior housing industry. She is the President and founder of Elderwerks Educational Services, a not-for-profit that offers senior living coordination, advocacy, and education to older adults, seniors, and their families. Jennifer has a passion for seniors and advocates for her clients and their families. She is also the owner and founder of Paxem, Inc. Paxem's services include organizing, de-cluttering, packing, estate liquidations. Paxem works with all ages in getting homes organized and/or moved.


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    • 32 min

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Great way to get an inside peek at the nursing home world from many different angles, all from industry leaders.

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