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The Caregiver Senior Smilecast contains information for family caregivers as well as the older loved ones they care for daily. From moments of zen and inspiration to news you can use to live a quality life, our goal is to bring smiles to the faces of caregivers and seniors alike while helping all people to prepare for aging sooner so that they we can all age with quality not in crisis.

The Caregiver Senior Smilecast The Caregiver Senior Smilecast

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The Caregiver Senior Smilecast contains information for family caregivers as well as the older loved ones they care for daily. From moments of zen and inspiration to news you can use to live a quality life, our goal is to bring smiles to the faces of caregivers and seniors alike while helping all people to prepare for aging sooner so that they we can all age with quality not in crisis.

    Challenging Conversations About Aging – My Segment on Charlotte Today

    Challenging Conversations About Aging – My Segment on Charlotte Today

    Challenging Conversations About Aging Having a conversation about preparing for aging can be challenging. Whether talking to other family members or mom and dad, topics like finances, legal issues, estate planning, living situations, care and treatment plans are tough. Yet, the sooner you have them, the better. I talk about these four things on Charlotte Today. 1. When is the best time to have these conversations? 2. So we covered the when, so where do you start? 3. How do you have these conversations? 4. Many times caregivers are alone in this. If there are siblings, how do you get them involved?  

    Challenging Conversations About Aging – My Segment on Charlotte Today

    Challenging Conversations About Aging – My Segment on Charlotte Today

    Challenging Conversations About Aging Having a conversation about preparing for aging can be challenging. Whether talking to other family members or mom and dad, topics like finances, legal issues, estate planning, living situations, care and treatment plans are tough. Yet, the sooner you have them, the better. I talk about these four things on Charlotte Today. 1. When is the best time to have these conversations? 2. So we covered the when, so where do you start? 3. How do you have these conversations? 4. Many times caregivers are alone in this. If there are siblings, how do you get them involved?  

    Becoming Your Own Health Advocate – My Segment on Charlotte Today

    Becoming Your Own Health Advocate – My Segment on Charlotte Today

    Becoming Your Own Health Advocate Healthcare staffing is experiencing a pandemic of its own. Hospitals and long-term care are understaffed and people continue to resign as they look for new career options. With so much uncertainty in healthcare, the patient experience suffers and people often fall through the cracks. That is especially true for older people and also why it is more important than ever to learn how to be a health advocate for your healthcare. Here to help us is health and aging expert Anthony Cirillo. It important more important today to be a health advocate for your health care. Many people delayed healthcare during Covid-19 and now that things are easing up, there is an uptick in people seeking care. Combine that with an influx of people moving to the area and staffing at historical lows and you can see the dilemma. Often providers are rushed and care can suffer. Obamacare has withstood the challenges and has led to more people being insured and therefore utilizing the health care system. That is generally a good thing. On the other hand, the removal of a mandate to buy insurance can lead to misuse of the health system, for example, using the emergency department as a primary care office. When that happens the patient experience deteriorates too. Here is where you should start in being a health advocate. Realize there are two aspects to our healthcare – the care itself and the cost of care. Let’s start with the first. Advocating […]

    Caregiver Support Services-Worth the Time or Waste of Time-Charlotte Today

    Caregiver Support Services-Worth the Time or Waste of Time-Charlotte Today

    Caregiver Support Services There are 50 million family caregivers in the U.S. That number is probably low considering that many people became caregivers for the first time during Covid. The number of caregiver support services arising to assist family caregivers has also risen. A simple add-on to employee benefit programs have been bundled programs that offer everything from personal concierge services to financial guidance to referral services. Depending on what is offered, these services can be valuable or conversely, be confusing and drain your limited time and energy. I help sort it out on Charlotte Today.

    Staffing in Senior Living – A Choice Point – My Segment on Charlotte Today

    Staffing in Senior Living – A Choice Point – My Segment on Charlotte Today

    Choosing Long-Term Care Based on Emergency Preparedness – Charlotte Today

    Choosing Long-Term Care Based on Emergency Preparedness – Charlotte Today

    Choosing Long-Term Care Based on Emergency Preparedness – Charlotte Today Louisiana officials recently revoked the licenses of seven nursing homes that evacuated patients to a warehouse where seven of them died ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall. Hurricane Katrina should have been the warning shot when it comes to emergency preparedness in care homes. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. So what should you look for when evaluating a place in terms of the ability to handle emergencies. Aging Expert Anthony Cirillo has this advice. Families have many things to consider when choosing care for a loved one. Certainly in this new age, questions such as vaccination rates among staff and mandatory vaccinations are on the table. In light of the increased frequency of dangerous storms, it is important to consider emergency preparedness as an item to evaluate too. Here are some things to consider. Does the facility have an emergency plan in writing that you can review? Are staff and residents trained for the plan and how often is it updated? Is the facility in a flood or fire zone? How is the plan communicated to residents and families? Ask to see state inspection reports for emergency preparedness. What is their shelter in place plan? How do they handle power outages, temperature fluctuations, oxygen and life support systems, medication refrigeration? What is their evacuation plan? Where will they go? How will they get there? That last item is very important. During an emergency, a facility may ask you to […]

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Bits of Wisdom

Love the short bits of wisdom delivered with song and story. Relatable. From one aging expert to another - Thanks for your work in the world Anthony! Rhea Mader 💚🌷

mannj24 ,

Great Podcast

Informative with great quality.. Love Anthony's story telling ability. Good Stuff!

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