E25: Using Time During the Holidays to Evaluate the Need for Home Care

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Choosing home care during the holidays

  As we enter the holiday season, families will have the opportunity to spend concentrated time visiting aging loved ones. While of course providing the backdrop for quality time together, the holidays also are the prime time to assess how seniors are doing and whether there might be care needs that should be uncovered and addressed. In this Help Choose … Read More

Celebrating Home Care & Hospice Month

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November is Home Care & Hospice Month In the home care community, November is dedicated to honoring caregivers. These nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers take active roles in making a difference for those they care for and the families around them. “Home care and hospice nurses, therapists, aides, and other providers choose to use their lives to serve … Read More

E23: What to Consider When Choosing End of Life Care

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In this episode of Help Choose Home, Merrily Orsini interviews Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC, Director of Regulatory Affairs for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. When it comes to choosing end of life care, families want quality care that addresses the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of an individual with a life-limiting illness. Imagine that this care could … Read More

E22: Hospice Provides Care for Families and their Loved Ones

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The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information on home care options. This episode features Theresa Schmidt, speaking about benefits of hospice care. The series is hosted by Merrily Orsini, president and CEO of corecubed, who leads a team of industry experts providing elder care marketing solutions to home care agencies. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with … Read More

E21: Family Caregivers and Professional Caregivers Unite

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Help Choose Home episode 21

As the editor-in-chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine, Gary Barg utilizes his magazine, Caregiving.com, and the Fearless Caregiver conferences, as platforms to provide support and guidance through the shared experience of caregiving. Barg likens the family caregiver to a CEO. In applying a business term to describe a family caregiver, the complexity of his or her role instantly becomes obvious. To … Read More

E20: Factors to Look for When Selecting Quality In-Home Care

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help choose home episode 20

In this episode of Help Choose Home, Merrily Orsini talks with Katie Roper, CEO of Catenary Consulting and home care industry expert. Roper discusses the specifics to look for when selecting in home care for your senior loved one and the importance of being informed. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with Katie Roper here, or by searching … Read More

E19: The Need for Low-Cost, High-Value Home Care Services

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Podcast 19 covers studies at Harvard Medical School

Allen Hager, Executive Chairman of Risemark, founded one of the largest franchise platforms in the industry, which you may know as Right at Home. Risemark consists of three wholly owned subsidiaries including Right at Home, Right at Home International, and IKOR that serve more than 500 territories globally. Allen Hager has a perspective on the healthcare at home industry that … Read More

E18: Access to Home Care

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Joanne Cunningham, Pres/CEO of the Home CAre Association of New York State

Joanne Cunningham, President/CEO, Home Care Association of New York State for 11 years now, is leading her state’s home health agencies to advance home and community-based services and promote high-quality care in the home. She also always looks for ways to expand opportunities for the home care provider community. She is very active and engaged in policy and advocacy for … Read More

E17: Home Care and Population Health

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Matt Hansen, DPT, has experience in healthcare at home that translates into helping clients achieve success.

Matt Hansen, who has a doctorate in physical therapy and serves as General Manager for Homespire, a new Intermountain Healthcare Company based in Utah, is our guest today. Matt’s passion is in population health in addition to his provision of skilled Lifecare Management and Personal Skill services in the home. Matt Hansen uses his personal insights, education, and training to … Read More

E16: Long-Term Care Insurance Questions

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Long term care insurance is one way to defray the cost of care.

Maryglenn Boals has spent her entire career focused on healthcare, insurance and the challenges faced by the aging and disabled. LTCi is her career path and her passion. She is a former licensed nursing home administrator, recognized locally and nationally for her work in the field of Aging. She is certified by the Corporation for Long Term Care, and has … Read More

E15: Quality in Home Health Care

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Quality in Real Time was started by Laura Page-Greifinger to keep quality checks in the industry

Laura Page-Greifinger, BSN, MPA CEO of QIRT- Quality in Real Time. Laura has worked in home care and hospice for over 30 years as a nurse, supervisor, and clinical consultant. Her passion for home health care began in a rotation while in nursing school and that passion has continued to influence her work over the past few decades. A focus … Read More

E14: The Need for Geriatric Consult and Planning

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Get advice from a geriatrician says Dr Landers

Dr. Steven Landers, a certified family doctor and geriatrician, is currently President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc., the nation’s second-largest not-for-profit home health care organization servicing New Jersey and Ohio. Dr. Landers is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. … Read More

E13: Technology to Help Seniors Age in Place

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Technology to age in place helps when choosing in-home care

Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch which provides market research that provides thought leadership, analysis, and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie has served … Read More

E12, Part 2 of 2: Accountable Care and Quality In Home Health Care

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Arnie Cisneros discusses quality

This is the second part of a 2-part series with Arnie Cisneros, President of Home Health Strategic Management. Our discussion covers many areas that affect quality in home health care. Arnie’s primary focus now is on quality, and he was instrumental in spearheading one of the nation’s first Accountable Care Organizations in an era when the government is looking to lower … Read More

E11, Part 1 of 2: Accountable Care and Quality in Home Health Care

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Arnie Cisneros, quality initiatives, and accountable care

Arnie Cisneros, President of Home Health Strategic Management, is our guest today on Help Choose Home. Arnie has been involved in home care, as a Physical Therapist and consultant for over 30 years. His primary focus now is on quality, and he was instrumental in spearheading one of the nation’s first Accountable Care Organizations in an era when the government … Read More

E10: The Benefits of Home Care

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Peter Sosnow, Humana at Home, Integration Leader

Peter Sosnow, Integration Leader at Humana at Home. Peter was literally born into a home care family as his father, Larry Sosnow started Patient Care in New York and New Jersey several decades ago. He has been on the care managed side of home care with Senior Bridge and now is at Humana at Home helping change how the world … Read More

E09: Making Choices About Home Care

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Jeannee Parker Martin, President and CEO of Leading Age California, and a long time industry leader as an equity partner is The Corridor Group for over 25 years. Martin has a masters in public health from Yale University and is considered one of the thought leaders in the healthcare at home industry. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast … Read More