Arts and Culture
More from Google
Add by RSS Feed
Get the Android app
Get the iOS app
A show dedicated to senior health issues.
3 days ago
Aging Matters: Aging in Place and Financial Planning
Valerie Jurik-Henry, Founder and CEO of The Ageless Home, explains the concept of ageless design and having a home that is accommodating to us as we age. We also discuss financial planning in a caregiving crisis with Chip Roe, President of The Potter Financial Group.
Apr 22, 2021
Aging Matters: 5 Wishes and Home Health vs. Homecare
Rich Gwaltney, Community Engagement Representative for Transitions LifeCare, explains what the Five Wishes document is and why it's important. We also get insight on the differences between home health and homecare from Nancy Foss, Community Service Representative with Home Instead.
Apr 14, 2021
Aging Matters: Medicare Advantage Plans and Second Careers
We take a deep-dive into Medicare Advantage plans with Leslie McMillian, Benefits Broker with LSM Insurance Associates. We then discuss second career planning after retirement with Johnnie McManus, Theraputic Recreation Specialist with Wake Tech.
Apr 8, 2021
Aging Matters: Advance Directives, Food Insecurity
We have an informative discussion about advance directives with Annette Rhodes, Attorney with Rhodes Law Firm. We also discuss food insecurity with Michael Burger, Board Chair at the Tri Area Ministry food pantry.
Apr 2, 2021
Aging Matters: COVID-19 Vaccines, NC MedAssist and Tinnitus
We cover all things related to COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Cardra Burns, Senior Deputy Director for the North Carolina Division of Public Health. We also learn about a valuable health resource with Lori Giang, CEO of North Carolina MedAssist. Dr. Saranne Lentz-Barker, Doctor of Audiology at the Raleigh Hearing and Tinnitus Center, joins us as well as we discuss what tinnitus is and treatment options.
Mar 25, 2021
Aging Matters: Veterans Benefits, Pets & Seniors
We discuss veterans benefits that you may not know about with David Cole, President and Founder of the Senior Veterans Council. Then we cover the positive impact pets can have on seniors with both Jennie Griggs, Director of Senior Centers Resources for Seniors and Jay Brittingham with K-9 Solutions Central North Carolina.
Mar 17, 2021
Aging Matters: Green Burials
We go in-depth on the green burial process and funeral pre-planning with Dyanne Miller, Manager of Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest, and Andy Wheeler, Funeral Director and Owner of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Creamation Services.
Mar 11, 2021
Aging Matters: NC Medical Board and Mobility Equipment
We discuss the role of the North Carolina Medical Board with their Communications Director Jean Brinkley. We also address how to choose the right mobility equipment with Dave Tuchler, Owner of Mobility City of Wake County.
Mar 4, 2021
Aging Matters: PACE and Retirement Planning
We explore the PACE program with Vanessa Wall, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Senior Community Care North Carolina. We also have a discussion on planning for retirement with Brian Ritchey who is a Financial Advisor with Ready Financial Capital.
Feb 25, 2021
Aging Matters: Heart-Healthy Nutrition and Heart Failure
In this Heart Month-themed show we learn tips for heart-healthy nutrition with Bonnie Wilson, Registered Dietitian with Avance Care. Mark Philbrick, Director of Education at Transitions LifeCare, explains what heart failure is and warning signs to look out for. We also chat with Wendy Marsden, Marketing Director with Capital Nursing and Rehab about choosing a longterm care facility.
Feb 17, 2021
Aging Matters: Hearing Loss Denial and Caregiving Books
We discuss age-related hearing loss, denial and best practices with Stephanie Galloway, Doctor of Audiology with Assured Audiology and Hearing Solutions. And we also hear from Cherie Hylton with Seniors Helping Seniors, as she shares a helpful list of caregiving books.
Feb 11, 2021
Aging Matters: COVID-19 and Vaccine Efforts in NC
Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, has the latest on the vaccination effort in the state. We also speak with Dr. David Kirk, Associate System Chief Medical Officer at WakeMed on how the hospital continues to effectively treat patients during the pandemic. And we also have a conversation with Dr. Laura Patel, Chief Medical Officer at Transitions LifeCare about facts and myths related to COVID-19.
Feb 4, 2021
Aging Matters: COVID-19 Vaccine, Video Conferencing
We check in with Dr. Jason Wittes, Pharmacy Director at Wake County Human Services, on the latest with the vaccination effort in Wake County. We discuss video conferencing technology and password tips with Eileen Buch with Triangle Tech Works. We also explore the serious implications of hearing loss with Robert Keefer, Founder and Owner of Now Hear This.
Jan 28, 2021
Aging Matters: Normal Aging vs. Dementia, Financial Planning
Melanie Bunn, Nurse and Dementia Training Consultant with Dementia Alliance North Carolina, goes over signs of normal aging compared with possible signs of dementia. Beth Donner, Nurse and Financial Advisor who specializes in working with seniors, tells us what we need to know about financial planning when it comes to a long term care event. And we discuss hospice myths and facts with Mark Philbrick of Transitions Lifecare.
Jan 20, 2021
Aging Matters: Family Conversations, Retirement Communities
Rick Igou and Hank Straus, Co-owners of Elder Matters, share tips on mediating crucial family conversations in a virtual environment. We also explore retirement communities with Danielle Weeks, Broker and Owner of NextHome Turn Key Realty. And Brian Ritchey, a Financial Insurance Services Advisor, helps us understand the intricacies of social security.
Jan 13, 2021
Aging Matters: Caregiving, Assisted Living, and Downsizing
We are joined by Charles Clifton, a caregiver who shares his story of caring for his mother who has a dementia diagnosis. Our focus turns to choosing the right assisted living facility with English Edwards, Area Manager of Business Development with Sunrise Senior Living. We end with the subject of downsizing and decluttering with Deanna Waters, Owner and Founder of Make It Home.
Jan 12, 2021
Aging Matters: Long Term Care, Bereavement, and Meeting Mary
How can the average person pay for long term care? Janna Wallace, Attorney at Law with Omega Elder Law, explains payment options for long term care situations. We also have tips for helping a loved one deal with grief during COVID-19. And we also welcome Mary Lucas, the new host of Aging Matters.
Jan 2, 2021
Aging Matters: Estate Planning and Family Home Care
How might your estate planning change due to COVID-19? We discuss that topic with Adam Hopler, Partner at Hopler, Wilms, and Hanna. Ann Marie Cassella, Owner and Operator of Lynns Care Village Association also joins us to discuss when a family care home is the right fit.
Dec 17, 2020
Aging Matters: Telehealth, Fall Prevention
We learn how to make the most of telehealth visits with Vivian McLaurin, Aging Lifecare Professional with Preferred Living Solutions. How can we prevent falls through the use of home modifications? We discuss that with Jane Sizemore, Occupational Therapist with Designing Independence. Ann Bradford, Director of Home Care for Carol Woods and A Helping Hand, joins us as well to explore if staying at home is the right option for you.
Dec 4, 2020
Aging Matters: Dementia Care and COVID-19
Peggy Best, Program Director for the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter discusses the challanges those with dementia are dealing with due to COVID-19. We also hear the caregiving story of Kathy Rausch, whose partner has young onset Alzheimer's.
Nov 19, 2020
Aging Matters: Hospice Myths, Making the Holidays Special
Dr. Billy Dunlap, Co-Founder of Transitions LifeCare, dispells popular myths surrounding hospice care. We discuss ways to make the holidays special for seniors during COVID with Shannon Tippette, Multimedia Executive with Seniors Guide. When is power mobility equipment needed for a loved one and how is it paid for? Dave Gibson with American Mobility answers those questions and more.
Nov 13, 2020
Aging Matters: Veterans, Breathing and Aging in Place
We welcome back Mark Philbrick, Director of Education and Volunteer Services at Transitions LifeCare, to discuss Transitions LifeCare's We Honor Veterans Program. We also discuss breathing after the election with Howie Shareff, Executive Director of You Call This Yoga. And we conclude with a talk on aging in place with Rachel Blackwood, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Physical Therapist with Designing Independence.
Nov 5, 2020
Aging Matters: Heart Failure Initiative & Holiday Grief
As we enter November, which is National Home Care and Hospice Month, we discuss the Heart Failure Initiative with Dr. Josh Dowd, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician at Transitions LifeCare; Chris Rowe, Palliative Care Nurse at Transitions LifeCare and Dr. Elizabeth Volz, Congestive Heart Failure Cardiologist at the Rex Heart Failure Clinic. We also have a conversation about dealing with grief over the holidays with William Holloman, Manager of Hospice Family Services at Duke HomeCare and Hospice.
Oct 29, 2020
Aging Matters: What Your Will Isn't
We welcome Adam Hopler, Partner at Hopler, Wilms and Hanna, as he explains what a will does and doesn't do.
Oct 22, 2020
Aging Matters: Medicare Scams
Stephanie Bias and Kevin Robertson with the Senior Medicare Patrol Program within the NC Department of Insurance share ways to protect yourself and loved ones from Medicare scams and fraud. Carolyn Thurston, CEO and President of Wisdom Senior Care guides us through deciding between independent caregivers and agency caregivers. We also discuss how to qualify for PACE with Vanessa Wall, Marketing and Community Outreach Liason for Voluneers of America Senior Community Care PACE.
Oct 15, 2020
Aging Matters: Top 10 Fears and Avoiding Family Conflict
We go over the top 10 fears of older adults with Scott Waterhouse, Director of Information Services with Resources for Seniors. What's the best way to deal with family conflict when it comes to caring for an aging family member or dealing with an estate? Mark Costley, Founding Attorney at Clarity Legal Group provides his expertise.
Oct 7, 2020
Aging Matters: Medicare
We welcome back Dr. Adam Wolk, Senior Medical Officer with Alignment Healthcare, as he goes over the ABCs of Medicare. Ken Schaefer, Owner of Schaefer Business Associates, describes how Medicare enrollment will be different this year due to the impact of COVID-19. We also explore selecting a homecare agency with Patricia Miller, Franchise Owner of Wisdom Senior Care.
Oct 1, 2020
Aging Matters: Downsizing, Scams, Self Care, & Adult Daycare
Susan Stanhope, Senior Move Manager with Move Elders With Ease, joins us to share tips for downsizing during a pandemic. We also cover senior scams with Ken Helmuth, Owner and CEO of Right at Home of the Triangle. Latoya Galberth, Occupational Therapist and Owner of Galberth Health, reviews her 'Do's and Dont's' of dementia and self care. Finally we explore adult daycare services with Michael Boles, Director of Adult Day Services at Resources for Seniors.
Sep 23, 2020
Aging Matters: Staying Health During COVID
Latonya Brown, Wellness Coordinator with Orange County Department on Aging, and Beverly Shuford, Communications Specialist with Orange County Department on Aging, share tips on staying healthy during COVID. We also cover staying connected in the virtual world for aphasia and dementia patients with Maura Silverman, Executive Director of the Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited. We end the show with a talk about estate planning and keeping your assets organized with Mark Costley, Founding Attorney with Clarity Legal Group.
Sep 16, 2020
Aging Matters: Virtual Senior Programming, LGBTQ Seniors
Jennie Griggs, Program Director of Senior Centers with Resources for Seniors, talks about virtual programs for seniors. We also welcome Les Geller, Program Coordinator of SAGE Central North Carolina, for a discussion about LGBTQ seniors and the threat of going back into the closet as they grow old. The secret to health and happiness for seniors is the topic when we chat with Eric Avery, Senior Living Consultant with Capital Oaks Retirement Resort.
Sep 10, 2020
Aging Matters: Advance Directives and Caregivers Summit
North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall joins us to discuss the importance of advance health care directives and the Verify Before You Buy initiative. We also cover the topic of home modification and aging in place with both Rachel Blackwood, Physical Therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Co-Owner of Designing Independence and Bill Ryan, President of American Mobility. And we close the program with a visit from Lisa Levine, Director of Education with Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, to discuss the upcoming Virtual Caregivers Summit.
Sep 7, 2020
Aging Matters: Downsizing and Home Healthcare
We discuss what it means to orchestrate the downsizing process with Danielle Weeks, Broker and Owner with NextHome Turn Key Realty. The conversation then turns to home healthcare as we welcome Tara Dusthimer, Patient Advocate with Intrepid USA Healthcare Services.
Sep 6, 2020
Wake Tech CC President Scott Ralls - Carolina Newsmakers
President of Wake Tech Community College Scott Ralls joins us to discuss the challenges presented by COVID-19 and that vital role that community colleges play in the state.
Aug 26, 2020
Aging Matters: Financial Planning and Mobile Dentistry
We cover the importance of financial planning for older adults with Beth Donner, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor with Diversified Planning. Sarshar Motamedi, Patient Coordinator and Office Manager of Triangle Mobile Dentistry, also joins us as well to discuss the importance of oral care for the elderly and homebound.
Aug 24, 2020
Aging Matters: Home Infusion and Brain Health
Jessica Crable Hartman, Clinical Pharmacist with PharmD, discusses receiving IV treatment at home. We also talk brain health and the North Carolina Registry for Brain Health at Duke with Rachel Dewees, Operational Coordinator for the Registry and Dr. Marianne Chanti-Kitterl, Aging Epidemiologist at Duke.
Aug 13, 2020
Aging Matters: Hurricane Preparedness in a Pandemic
We cover how to be prepared for hurricane season while also dealing with COVID-19 as we talk with Nancy Stolfo-Corti, Catalyst with Senior Helpers.
Aug 8, 2020
Aging Matters: Downsizing and Home Healthcare
We discuss what it means to orchestrate the downsizing process with Danielle Weeks, Broker and Owner with NextHome Turn Key Realty. The conversation then turns to home healthcare as we welcome Tara Dusthimer, Patient Advocate with Intrepid USA Healthcare Services.
Jul 30, 2020
Aging Matters: Caregiver Self-Care and Home Care
Support Services Manager for the Durham Center for Senior Life Michael Patterson shares tips for caregivers when it comes to self-care. We also discuss home care options with Beth Adams, Home Care Liaison with Home Care Assistance and Courtney McAlpin, Marketing Manger with Bayada Home Health Care.
Jul 23, 2020
Aging Matters: Senior Living Communities and Searstone Grant
What benefits does living in a senior living community provide? Kim Dahl and Vinson Bankoski with The Reserve At Mills Farm share their thoughts. We also explore the Searstone Grant Program with Ted Goins, President and CEO of Lutheran Services Carolinas.
Jul 15, 2020
Aging Matters: Safety/Comfort at Home and Being an Advocate
We focus on safety and comfort when it comes to aging in place with Mark Valletta, Director of Housing and Home Improvement for Resources for Seniors. We also talk finding your voice as an advocate with Lauren Zingraff, Executive Director Friends of Residents in Long Term Care.
Jul 11, 2020
Aging Matters: Long-term Care and COVID-19 Senior Issues
Jonathan Williams, Attorney with Clarity Legal Group, joins us for a discussion on options for paying for long-term care. We also explore legal issues impacting older adults as a result of COVID-19 with Angeleigh Dorsey, Program Director for Legal Aid of North Carolina Senior Law Project.
Jul 2, 2020
Aging Matters: Caregiving During a Pandemic & Yoga
We focus on the challenges facing caregivers during the pandemic with Anzor Gachechiladze, Owner, Director and President of Homewatch Caregivers. We also discuss the benefits of yoga with Howie Shareff, Executive Director of You Call This Yoga.
Jun 18, 2020
Aging Matters: Healthcare Risk Management
We discuss how to assess healthcare risk management with Transitions LifeCare duo Beth Fair, Employee Health and Risk Management Coordinator, and Nicole Martin, Vice President of Quality and Compliance/Chief Compliance Officer.
Jun 11, 2020
Aging Matters: Estate Planning & Helping Long-term Residents
We discuss wills, trusts and estate planning with Mark Costley, Founder and Managing Attorney of Clarity Legal Group. We also share ideas of how you can help your local nursing home or long-term care community with Ted Goins, President of Lutheran Services Carolinas.
Jun 4, 2020
Aging Matters:Staying Physically Connected During Quarantine
Nancy Stolfo-Corti, Catalyst with Senior Helpers, shares tips on how to stay connected with loved ones even when we can't be physically near each other.
May 28, 2020
Aging Matters: Advance Directive Changes & Dementia Alliance
North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall shares legislative changes that have gone into effect when it comes to advance directives. We also discuss brain health with Heather Hooper, Executive Director of Dementia Alliance of North Carolina.
May 20, 2020
Aging Matters: Family Caregiver Story and Medicare
David Wilson, a family caregiver and Project Coordinator for the Johnston County Alzheimer's Project, joins us to share the story of his caregiving journey. We also discuss all things Medicare with Kenneth Schaefer, owner of Schaefer Business Associates.
May 13, 2020
Aging Matters: Building A Team For Dementia Care
We welcome Sanjay Das, President of Always Best Care Senior Services of South Wake and Johnston Counties, to talk about what goes in to building a team to care for a loved one with dementia.
May 7, 2020
Aging Matters: Aging Lifecare Managers
We have a conversation about the role of aging lifecare managers with Heather McLaughlin, Owner of A & A Aging Lifecare Specialists. Aging Life Care Specialists 919-522-8996
Apr 30, 2020
Aging Matters: Living Prepared Workbook
Living Prepared Workbook and Vivian McLaurin, Certified Aging Life Care Manager, joins to discuss the Living Prepared Workbook and why it's so important to have your essential documents organized. We also welcome Melissa Short, Vice President of Human Resources at Transitions Lifecare, to talk about the challenges of hiring health care workers.
Apr 22, 2020
Aging Matters: Creating an Aging Plan and Hospice Nurses
Madelyn Ashley, Owner and Care Manager of Senior Transitions of North Carolina, joins us for a discussion on creating an aging plan in the COVID-19 environment. We also welcome Mark Philbrick, Director of Education at Transitions Lifecare, for a conversation about the challenges and rewards of hospice nursing.
Apr 16, 2020
Aging Matters: Dementia Care
We talk with Tim Murray, Chief Executive Officer of Aware Senior Care, about how COVID-19 is impacting caring for loved ones with a dementia diagnosis. We also have a conversation with Rick Igou and Hank Straus with Elder Matters of the Carolinas about the importance of advance directives and advance care planning.
Apr 9, 2020
Aging Matters: Senior Living Facilities, Elder Orphans and A
We talk with Dr. David Fisher, Physician with Doctors Making Housecalls, about how COVID-19 is impacting senior living facilities and how family members and caregivers can adapt to these changes. We also discuss how social isolation is impacting elder orphans with our guest Nancy Ruffner, Board-Certified Patient Advocate and Owner of Navigate NC. Finally, we talk about the importance of advance directives with Chris Wilms, Attorney with Hopler, Wilms and Hanna.
Apr 2, 2020
Aging Matters: Clinical Trials and Transitions LifeCare
Aubrey Farray, Clinical Manager with Wake Research discusses how COVID-19 is affecting the landscape of clinical trials. We also welcome John Thoma, CEO of Transitions LifeCare to discuss how Transitions LifeCare is adapting in response to COVID-19.
Mar 26, 2020
Aging Matters: Senior Fitness And End Of Life Care
We talk senior fitness with Delvin Burton, Owner of Cycle Bar of West Cary. Our focus then shifts to end of life care in a conversation with Nikki Ferrell, Regional Manager of Business Development with Heartland Hospice.
Mar 18, 2020
Aging Matters: COVID-19, Aging Plans and Making a Living Cha
Dr. Adam Wolk with Alignment Health Care discusses what COVID-19 is and what to do if symptoms present. We also explore the essential elements of a solid aging plan with Trish Cook, Aging Life Care Manager and Owner of Cook Care Management. And finally we end on the subject of when is it time to make a living change, as we are joined by Paige Van Lenten, Community Relations Director of Always Best Care.
Mar 12, 2020
Aging Matters: Death Cafe and Patient Advocates
Heather Hill, Licensed Funeral Director with Renaissance Funeral Home, explains what a Death Cafe is and how they can help families deal with the subject of death. We also discuss the role of patient advocates with Dr. Jennifer Halloran, Director of Operations for Everybody Needs A Nurse.
Mar 4, 2020
Aging Matters: Making Informed Care Decisions & Rock Steady
Margaret Madison, Marketing Representative for Broadway NC Home Care, shares how to care for aging parents, spouses and how to make informed care decisions. We also discuss Parkinson's Disease and the Rock Steady Boxing program with Nancy Stolfo-Corti, Catalyst with Senior Helpers.
Feb 20, 2020
Aging Matters: Life-sizing and Selling Your Home as a Senior
Richard Miller, Owner and President of Smooth Transitions of Central North Carolina, gives you tips for making a move as a senior. We also chat with Melissa Elliott, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty, about how to know when it may be time to sell a family homestead and what options exist.
Feb 6, 2020
Aging Matters: Care Management and Let’s Get Practical
Carla Payne, Certified Care Manager with Aging Care Matters, joins us to talk about the role previously known as geriatric care manager. We also chat with Lisa Levine, Program Director of the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, about an upcoming conference called ‘Let’s Get Practical: A Positive Approach to Dementia Care”.
Jan 30, 2020
Aging Matters: Legal Planning and Family Care Homes
Lauren Maxie, Attorney and Partner with NC Planning shares tips and tricks for legal planning and what your loved ones need to know before and after caregiving. We also speak with Ann Marie Cassella, Founder and CEO of Lynn's Care Village Association, about family care homes and residential elder care.
Jan 16, 2020
Aging Matters: Psychological Well-Being & Tips for Dementia
We welcome Kristine Bellino, Marketing Director for PACE, and Toni Hively, Executive Director of Volunteers of America, for a discussion on maintaining psychological well-being in health care. We also share tips and strategies when it comes to behavioral and activities of daily living management for dementia care with Latoya Galberth, Occupational Therapist and Owner of Galberth Health.
Jan 8, 2020
Legal Documents and a Conversation with Scott Briggaman
Adam Hopler, Attorney with Hopler, Wilms and Hanna, joins us for a discussion on setting up and managing legal documents. We also have a candid conversation with Scott Briggaman, host of the Triangle's Morning News, about his caregiving journey.
Dec 18, 2019
Aging Matters: Conversations Over the Holidays
Kent Thompson, Financial Adviser with Capitol Financial Solutions, covers starting conversations with loved ones who may be starting a caregiving journey.
Dec 11, 2019
Aging Matters: Holiday Warning Signs and Talking About Death
What are some warning signs to look for with loved ones over the holidays? And how do you start a conversation if you find one of those warning signs? Stacey Sokol, Community Liaison with Visiting Angels helps answer those questions. We also chat with Dr. Christopher Thompson, Hospice and Palliative Care Physician with Transitions LifeCare, about how to talk about death with our loved ones and doctors.
Dec 6, 2019
Aging Matters: Senior Life and Downsizing
Michael Hooker, Advancement Coordinator for the Durham Center for Senior Life, tells us about community resources available for seniors in Durham. We also discuss how to prepare for downsizing with Elizabeth Hirsh, Owner and Senior Move Manager with The Downsizers.
Nov 27, 2019
Aging Matters: Words to Avoid and Home Care
Cherie Hylton, Client Services Specialist with Seniors Helping Seniors, shares words and phrases to avoid when caring for a senior loved one. We also welcome Courtney Hodges, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Association of Home & Hospice Care of NC, as we discuss awareness for Home Care and Hospice Month.
Nov 21, 2019
Aging Matters: Music Dementia Care and Coping with Grief
Steve Toll, Care Enhancement Specialist with ComForCare, discusses how music can be an effective tool for dementia care. We also welcome Haven Parrot, Bereavement Outreach Coordinator with Transitions LifeCare, for tips on coping with grief during the holiday season.
Nov 15, 2019
Aging Matters: Positive Approach
We welcome Teepa Snow, Owner and Lead Consultant with Positive Approach to Care, for a insightful discussion on how we can take more positive and impactful approaches when caring for someone with a cognitive impairment.
Nov 7, 2019
Aging Matters: Empathy
Sam Hershey, Founder of EVIM Solutions, joins us for a discussion on emapthy. We also welcome Jodi Biewen, Director of Community Relations for Avendelle Assisted Living, as we explore what to look for and the questions to ask when choosing an assisted living community.
Oct 17, 2019
Aging Matters: Raleigh Caregivers Summit
Lisa Levine, Director of Education for the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, gives us a detailed preview of the Raleigh Caregivers happening Tuesday, October 29 at the McKimmon Center.
Oct 16, 2019
Aging Matters: Planning and Social Isolation
We open with a discussion on the importance of life planning with Sam Hershey of justincaseplanning.com. We then shift our focus to the impact of social isolation with Anne Browning, Community Outreach Coordinator for Homewatch Caregivers. You can learn more about the Stockings of Joy Program by visiting: facebook.com/stockingsofjoy2019
Oct 3, 2019
Aging Matters: Choosing the Right Living Situation
How do you choose the right long-term care facility? Marla Benton, Director of Transitioning Senior Consultants, shares what you should consider before making your choice. Nancy Stolfo-Corti, Catalyst with Senior Helpers, joins us to explain how to find the "fringe hours" and save your sanity when being a caregiver.
Sep 25, 2019
Aging Matters: It Takes a Village
Nancy Stolfo-Corti, Catalyst with Senior Helpers, joins us to explain how to "find your village" and get community support when caregiving.
Sep 18, 2019
Aging Matters: Adult Day Care
We talk about the benefits of adult day care with Marcia Jarrell, Excutive Director of Sarah Care Adult Day Care Centers.
Sep 11, 2019
Aging Matters: Reverse Mortgages, Medicare Open Enrollment a
Ron Heath, reverse mortgage specialist with Mutual of Omaha Bank, debunks common myths about reverse mortgages and explains how they can best be used. Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Beth Donner talks Medicare open enrollment. We also chat with Beth Reeves, Founder of Workshops Family Support Health Coaching, about the eight keys to thriving as you age.
Sep 4, 2019
Aging Matters: Universal Design & Alzheimer's Summit
David and Peggy Ann Mackowski with Quality Design and Construction join us to discuss the concepts of univeral design and aging in place. We also discuss the upcoming 3rd Annual Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Community Summit with Pastor Ronald Avery and Barbara Pullen-Smith from St. Matthew Baptist Church.
Aug 20, 2019
Aging Matters: Adult Daycare and Community-Based Care
Evelyn Sanders, Executive Director of Southeastern Healthcare, joins us to discuss the benefits of adult daycare. We also explore options when it comes to community-based care with Philip Morris and Blair Purvis of HomeChoice Healthcare.
Aug 7, 2019
Aging Matters: Skilled Nursing and Down Sizing
We examine what to anticipate with skilled nursing and how to choose a facility with Wendy Marsden and Amy McCaskill with Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. We also talk downsizing and rightsizing with Richard Miller of Smooth Transitions of Central North Carolina.
Jul 31, 2019
Aging Matters: Home Care and Pedicures
We address the topic of home care with Angela Wright-Currin, Head of Operations with Home Care Assistance. We also talk about a unique service with Chana Ricks of the Traveling Pedicurist.
Jul 26, 2019
Aging Matters: Mediation
We discuss the value of mediation with Rick Igou and Hank Straus of Elder Matters of the Carolinas LLC.
Jul 17, 2019
Aging Matters: PACE
We examine PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) with head of marketing and enrollment Kristine Bellino.
Jun 26, 2019
Aging Matters: Aging Life Care & Dementia Care
We discuss the role of the aging life care specialist with Heather McLaughlin, CEO of A & A Aging Life Care Specialists. We also have a chat about dementia care with Sanjay Das, president of Always Best Care Senior Services.
Jun 19, 2019
Aging Matters: The Future of In-Home Care
Bishop Dr. Kenneth Curry joins us again to discuss the role of faith communities with our aging population. We have an in-depth conversation about the future of in-home care with Anzor Gachechiladze of Homewatch CareGivers, as well as a chat on rest for caregivers with Rich Gwaltney of Transitions LifeCare.
Jun 14, 2019
Aging Matters: Hearing Loss and Care Agents
We welcome Kim Calabretta, Customer Relations Manager with CapTel, for a discussion on hearing loss and it's impact on care receivers. Attorney Adam Hopler from Hopler, Wilms and Hanna joins us as well as we talk picking the right trusted individual when it comes to your estate planning.
May 22, 2019
Aging Matters: Alzheimer's, Hearing Loss and the Patient Exp
We discuss the latest developments and 'The Longest Day' with Lisa Roberts and Amy Julian of the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter. We also welcome Sarah Fisher with Now Hear This to discuss hearing loss and a link to dementia. We wrap up the show talking all about the patient experience with Tiffany Christensen of The Beryl Institute.
May 8, 2019
Aging Matters: Financial Planning and Wellness
We chat with Beth Donner, president of Diversified Planning about what we need to know and what we probably don't know about paying for long-term care. We also discuss the importance of wellness with Jennie Griggs, geriatric specialist with the Aging Collective.
May 6, 2019
Aging Matters: Mission Medicine and Caregivers Summits
We discuss Mission Medicine and a chance to drop off your expired and unused prescriptions with Nancy Foss of Home Instead Senior Care. We also preview the Caregivers Summits with Lisa Levine of the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina.
Apr 10, 2019
Aging Matters: Choosing an Assisted Living Community
We welcome Jodi Biewen, director of community relations for Avendelle Assisted Living, as our guest on this episode, as we discuss what to look for and questions to ask when choosing an assisted living community.
Apr 8, 2019
Aging Matters: Elder Orphans and Music & Memory
What happens when you don't have a family member to be a caregiver? Nancy Ruffner, founder of Navigate NC, discusses one solution. We also discuss the Music and Memory program offered by the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina with Kacy Hall, their director of community outreach.
Mar 27, 2019
Aging Matters: Financial Mistakes in Caregiving
Teri Rogowski, a certified financial planner with Day2Day Personal Financial, joins us to discuss the financial mistakes you're most likely to make while dealing with a health care crisis.
Mar 13, 2019
Aging Matters: Prescription Drug Prices
We welcome back Audrey Galloway, associate director of AARP for a discussion on reducing the cost of prescription drugs and protecting against fraud and scams. We also discuss the importance of socialization with Linda Kim, executive director of Evergreen Adult Day Center.
Mar 7, 2019
Aging Matters: Long-Term Care Help
Bill Lamb, executive director of Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care, joins us to discuss how his organization helps educate caregivers and care receivers about long-term care. Nursing Home Compare: https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare Assisted Living ratings: https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/acls/star/search.asp
Feb 27, 2019
Aging Matters: Triangle Radio Reading Service
We learn how the Triangle Radio Reading Service helps the vision-impaired by reading newspapers and magazines as we chat with George Douglas and May Tran. Peggy Best with the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter has details on an upcoming event, and attorney Doug Koenig explains the concept of a digital executor.
Feb 20, 2019
Aging Matters: Handling a Long Term Care Crisis
We discuss the unexpected when dealing with a Alzheimer's diagnosis with Gina Murray, founder and director of Aware Senior Care. We also explore creative caregiving strategies with Nancy Stolfo-Corti, catalyst with Senior Helpers.
Feb 16, 2019
Aging Matters: Self Care and Transitional Home Care
We begin with a discussion on self care with Howie Shareff of You Call This Yoga and then we cover transitional home care with Tom Arnold, CEO and Owner of Right at Home.
Feb 6, 2019
Aging Matters: Aging in Place
We cover a number of topics including durable medical equipment with Bill Ryan, president of American Mobility; in-home medical diagnostics with Roger Gore, account manger at Dynamic Mobile Imaging; and senior move management with Jennie Alwood, president of Here to Home.
Jan 30, 2019
Aging Matters - Myths of Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Res
John Hartnett, marketing director for Spring Arbor Senior Living, helps bust common myths of assisted living. And Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, joins us with a report on the latest research related to Alzheimer's.
Jan 24, 2019
Aging Matters: Mobile Rehab, Faith Communities and Estate Ad
Joshua Cohen, founder of Mobile Rehab, has tips on avoiding falls and injuries as well as information on receiving physical therapy in the convenience of your home. Bishop Dr. Kenneth Curry of New Horizons Christian Ministries discusses how he's helping faith-based communities assist seniors and caregivers. We also talk to Louanne Caspar, owner and estate organizer of Executrixie about tips related to estate administration.
Jan 17, 2019
Aging Matters: The Story of Transitions LifeCare
Co-founder of Transitions LifeCare Dr. Billy Dunlap and CEO of Transitions LifeCare John Thoma discuss the origin story of Transitions LifeCare and its evolution, as we celebrate the organization's 40th anniversary.
Jan 9, 2019
Aging Matters: Lifelong Learning
Chris McLeod of the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University joins us to discuss the health aspects of continuing education and the negative effects of social isolation. We also introduce Peter McCann, the new Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Marketing for Transitions LifeCare.
Jan 2, 2019
Aging Matters: Aging With Your Home
Bret Tharp, chief executive officer of Next Day Access joins us to share tips for safety and accessibility in the home.
Dec 5, 2018
Aging Matters: Holidays and Nutrition
Ahana Muth of Brookdale Senior Living provides tips for checking up on loved ones during the holidays and Zach Merritt of Chefs for Seniors tell us about the unique service he provides to make sure seniors are getting proper nutrition.
Nov 29, 2018
Aging Matters: A Story of Early On-Set Dementia
Jay Reinstein shares his story of dealing with a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Nov 14, 2018
Aging Matters: Handling Grief During the Holidays
Laura Bradbury, Lead Adult Grief Counselor at Transitions LifeCare, joins us to provide tips on grieving during the holidays and supporting loved ones who are grieving. We also discuss signs to look for when visiting aging loved ones with Matt Towler, Executive Director of Woodland Terrace.
Nov 7, 2018
Aging Matters: Medicare Enrollment
Victoria Sosa with Cambridge Village of Apex joins us to discuss the consequences of social isolation and how to prevent it. We also have an in-depth chat with Melinda Munden, director of the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) through the North Carolina Department of Insurance, on Medicare and what you need to know during the enrollment period.
Oct 31, 2018
Aging Matters: Honoring Veterans
Mark Philbrick, director of education and volunteer services at Transitions LifeCare joins us discuss end of life care for veterans and volunteering with Transitions LifeCare.
Oct 24, 2018
Aging Matters: Fraud and Advance Directives
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall joins us to warn caregivers and receivers about investment fraud scams, charitable giving scams, fake pharmacies and we also discuss advance health care directives. We also discuss the value of reminiscing with Kaylynne Piper of The Enclave, a family care home.
Oct 10, 2018
Aging Matters: Raleigh Caregivers Summit
Lisa Levine of the Dementia Alliance joins us to discuss the Raleigh Caregivers Summit as well as the Triangle Festival of Hope. We also hear a powerful story from Byron Pitts of ABC News, as he will be the keynote speaker of the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health’s Annual Caregiver Education Conference.
Oct 3, 2018
Aging Matters: Assisted Living & Family Care Homes
We discuss what assisted living is and how to choose an assisted living community with Mark Foreman, executive director of Carillon Assisted Living of Wake Forest. We also explain the concept of family care homes with Veronica Carr and Sue Oliver of Avendelle Family Care Home.
Sep 19, 2018
Aging Matters: The Caregiver Experience
Dr. John Meier with Wake Internal Medicine and Pediatrics joins us to explain how important it is to be prepared as a caregiver and what to expect if you're put in that role.
Sep 12, 2018
Aging Matters: Guardianship
Christopher Wilms of Hopler, Wilms and Hanna and Meike Wiest of LifeLinks help us understand the legal ramifications of guardianship and why you should use it as a last resort.
Aug 29, 2018
Aging Matters: Living Arrangements
We welcome Ahana Muth of The Oaks - Whitaker Glen to the program to explain Continuing Care Retirement Communities and various levels of care. We also chat with Anne Browning of Homewatch Caregivers to discuss in-home safety and a special charity event.
Aug 22, 2018
Aging Matters: Home Care
We dive into the world of private-duty in-home care with president and owner of Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance, Ken Helmuth. We also speak with Kathy Uveges with Seniors Helping Seniors shares, who shares how her organization takes a unique approach to caregiving.
Aug 17, 2018
Aging Matters: Home Health Haircuts
Karen Wright of Home Health Haircuts joins us for a discussion on an overlooked aspect of care-giving.
Aug 1, 2018
Aging Matters: Culinary Revolution and Funeral Homes
Joe Smolenski, owner of Renaissance Funeral Home, joins us to discuss pre-planning for funerals, services provided and tips for planning. Kim Clardy of Capital Oaks Retirement Resort joins us as well to talk about the culinary revolution happening in the senior industry.
Jul 27, 2018
Aging Matters: Grief Counseling for Children
Laurel Hillen, grief counselor with Transition LifeCare, joins us for a discussion on child bereavement.
Jul 18, 2018
Aging Matters: Alzheimer's Facts
Lisa Roberts, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, shares the latest information related to the cost of Alzheimer's care.
Jul 11, 2018
Aging Matters: Public Policy
Public policy experts Tracy Colvard and Julia Adams-Scheurich join us to explain how they help advance the issues around health care in North Carolina.
Jul 5, 2018
Aging Matters: Faith Communities
Ron Bostick with The Triangle Area Stephen Ministry Network (http://www.triangleareasmnet.org) joins us for a discussion on the role of faith communities when it comes to care.
Jun 27, 2018
Aging Matters: Caregiving and Legal Issues
Mark Costley, attorney and founder of Clarity Legal Group covers legal issues surrounding caregiving. We touch on the topics of transferring assets, Medicaid planning and power of attorney.
Jun 20, 2018
Aging Matters: Home Care
We explore the options for home care, who pays for it and where to find it. Anzor Gachechiladze of Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle offers his expertise on the subject.
Jun 13, 2018
Aging Matters: End of Life Care
Kimberly C. Paul, host of the 'Death By Design' podcast and author of 'Bridging The Gap... Life Lessons from the Dying', joins us for a discussion about end of life care and end of life planning.
Jun 6, 2018
Aging Matters: Adult Care Homes and Family Care Homes
Kent Thompson, a volunteer with the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee, helps us examine the differences between family care homes and adult care homes, debunk some popular misconceptions related to community-based care and the challenges facing this field. To explore being a volunteer, contact Aime Kepler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
May 30, 2018
Aging Matters: LGBT Community
Joseph Wheeler and Anne Arndt with SAGE Raleigh join us for a discussion on challenges and needs facing the portion of the LGBT community that is aging. Peggy Best with the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter talks Alzheimer's research and the Accelerating the Pace event.
May 23, 2018
Aging Matters: Emergency Room Visits and Long Term Care
Dr. Bobby Parks with RelyMD and Wake Emergency Physicians provides tips for emergency room visits and Bill Comfort, a long term care specialist, talks all things long term care.
May 16, 2018
Aging Matters: End of Life Care
Cooper and Nicole address the issues that can arise during end of life care. Author Judith Sands weighs in on the subject matter as well.
May 14, 2018
Aging Matters: Adult Daycare
We explain the services provided by adult daycare, how much it costs, and when it's the right time to start considering adult day services. Linda Kim, executive director of Evergreen Adult Day Services and Paul Klever, executive director of Charles House provide their expertise on the subject.
May 2, 2018
Aging Matters - Patient Advocates
Jennifer Halloran with Everybody Needs A Nurse joins us to explain what a patient advocate is, the role they serve and when to seek one.
Apr 25, 2018
Aging Matters: Palliative Care and Hospice Care
Dr. Christine Khandelwal and Dr. Laura Patel with Transitions LifeCare join us to explain what palliative care is, what hospice care is, and the misconceptions surrounding both.
Apr 11, 2018
Aging Matters: Medically Under Served and Caregivers Summits
Megg Rader with Alliance Medical Ministry discusses the medically under served in Wake County and how her organization provides a care option for them. Lisa Levine of AlzNC join us as well to discuss the 2018 Caregivers Summits.
Apr 5, 2018
Aging Matters: Alzheimer's Association Resources
Peggy Best and Jennifer Briand with Alzheimer's Association join us to discuss a disturbing trend with Alzheimer's, as well as resources and local events available to caregivers.
Mar 29, 2018
Aging Matters: Advance Directives
Attorney and partner at Poyner Spruill joins us to discuss advance directives, how to start the conversation, and what happens if you don't have these documents.
Mar 21, 2018
Aging Matters: Veterans and Volunteers
Mark Philbrick with Transitions LifeCare joins us to discuss end of life care for veterans. He also explains the We Honor Veterans program and volunteer opportunities available at Transitions LifeCare.
Mar 14, 2018
Aging Matters: In-Home Care and MOST Forms
Dr. David Fisher, family medicine physician with Doctors Making House Calls, joins us to discuss in-home care and its benefits. We also get into a discussion about legal documents and the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) form.
Mar 7, 2018
Aging Matters: AARP
Audrey Galloway, Associate State Director of Outreach and Advocacy of AARP North Carolina, helps explain what AARP is and isn't. We also discuss an important piece of policy that would impact caregivers.
Feb 28, 2018
Aging Matters: Heart Failure and Assisted Living
Dr. Priyesh Patel, Advanced Heart Failure Specialist at WakeMed Heart and Vascular, joins us to discuss heart failure, heart attacks and prevention. English Edwards, Area Manager of Business Development for Sunrise Senior Living Communities, tells us why planning is so important when it comes to assisted living.
Feb 21, 2018
Aging Matters: Resources for Seniors
Kristen Brannock and Scott Waterhouse from Resources for Seniors join us to discuss how they connect caregivers with the information they need.
Feb 14, 2018
Aging Matters: Caregiver Wellness
Joy Pariz, Senior Director for Healthy Living for the Durham YMCA's, joins us to discuss health and wellness tips for caregivers and care receivers. North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall shares a helpful resource her office provides with advance health care directives.
Feb 7, 2018
Aging Matters: Mental Health and Advance Directives
Melissa Huemmer with Silver Linings joins us to talk about mental health and how it applies to aging populations and caregivers. Betsy Barton, hospice and palliative care educator with Transitions LifeCare, discusses advance directives and planning.
Jan 31, 2018
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES
Tom Ford, executive director of The Cardinal at North Hills (a KISCO Community), explains what a continuing care retirement community is. Dr. Melanie Mintzer of Generations Family Practice also joins us to discuss family medicine and heart health.
Jan 25, 2018
Aging Matters: Accountable Care Organizations and Home-based
Debi Hueter and Lori Moore of WakeMed Key Community Care help explain what an accountable care organization is. Dr. David Fisher of Doctors Making House Calls also joins us on the program to discuss home-based care.
Jan 13, 2018
Aging Matters: Life Links and Services for the Blind
Gretchen Napier of LifeLinks.care explains the concept of aging lifecare management, and Kim Tyler discusses services for the blind and visually impaired available in North Carolina.
Dec 23, 2017
Aging Matters: Home Medical Equipment and Advance Directives
Brad Heath of Family Medical Supply explains the difference between home medical equipment and durable medical equipment. North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall shares a helpful resource her office provides with advance health care directives.
Dec 16, 2017
Aging Matters: Holiday Caregiving and Women's Giving Network
National dementia educator Melanie Bunn discusses self care and caregiving during the holidays. Molly Painter and Laurie Hughes of the Women's Giving Network of Wake County share how they are making an impact in the community.
Dec 9, 2017
Aging Matters: Universal Design and Home Technology
This episode is all about ways to make your world safer through technology and design changes. Heather Lord joins us in studio to talk about Smart Living Solutions, which provides technology to help caregivers and care receivers. Richard Duncan with RL Mace Universal Design Institute also joins us to discuss implementing design changes to your home.
Dec 2, 2017
Aging Matters: Home Health and Veterans
Zac Long and Daniel Thompson of Well Care Health join us to explain what home health is and resources for caregivers. Mark Philbrick of Transitions LifeCare joins us as well to talk about services and ceremonies available to veterans at Transitions LifeCare.
Nov 18, 2017
Aging Matters: Candlelight Reflections and AARP
Lisa Roberts, executive director of Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter and Vivien Green, executive director of Alzheimer's North Carolina talk about the Candlelight Reflections ceremony taking place Nov. 30th. Audrey Galloway with AARP North Carolina discusses AARP's outreach in the Triangle.
Nov 11, 2017
Aging Matters: Rehabilitation
Jennifer Lamar from Raleigh Rehabilitation Center discusses rehab care and long term care.
Nov 4, 2017
Aging Matters: Breast Cancer
Dr. Trevor Jolly joins us to discuss popular misconceptions about breast cancer, mammograms and detection.
Oct 28, 2017
Aging Matters: What to Know Before Seeking Assisted Living
Executive director of Spring Arbor of Cary Matt Cross and Healthcare director at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living Lisa Ridge join us to discuss what you need to know before finding an assisted living community.
Oct 21, 2017
Aging Matters: Medicare
Van Braxton, director of the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program with the North Carolina Department of Insurance talks about all things Medicare. Dr. Goldie Byrd of the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer's Aging and Community Health joins us to talk about how dementia impacts, families, caregivers and minorities.
Oct 7, 2017
Aging Matters: Myth Busting with Assisted Living & AARP
Melissa Cole and Amanda Doby of Morningside of Raleigh discuss common myths of assisted living, and Steve Hahn of AARP NC talks about common myths as well as fraud and scams.
Sep 30, 2017
Aging Matters: Holistic Medicine and Memory Loss
Lauren Mayr of Bluebird Wellness discusses holistic medicine. We are also joined by Jessica Kay Ruhle and Brittany Halberstadt from the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and they tell us about the Reflections Program, an interactive tour designed for visitors who live with memory loss.
Sep 2, 2017
Aging Matters: Transport 4 Seniors and Hospice
Ashley Garner, owner of Transport 4 Seniors, joins us to talk about issues surrounding the elderly and transportation. Heather Jones of the Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina also joins us for a conversation about hospice care.
Aug 26, 2017
Aging Matters: Massage Therapy and the Cancer Action Network
Massage therapist Patricia McPherson discusses the benefits of massage for both caregivers and recipients. Ray Riordan of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network talks about his organization and cancer awareness.
Aug 19, 2017
Aging Matters: Nursing Care and Rehabilitation
David Plemons of Cary Health and Rehab joins us to talk about what nursing care is and who needs it. We also discuss what is involved in rehabilitation services.
Aug 12, 2017
Aging Matters: Alzheimer's Awareness
Lisa Roberts and Peggy Best of the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter discuss 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's, as well as programs and events available to the Triangle community.
Aug 5, 2017
Aging Matters: Elder Law and Estate Planning
Jonathan Williams of Clarity Legal Group discusses important legal documents and legal preparation.
Jul 29, 2017
Aging Matters: Become an Informed Caregiver
Deanne Morgan discusses her book 'Become an Informed Caregiver: What You Should Know When Caring for an Aging Loved One' and attendees and vendors from the Caregivers Summit talk about their experiences.
Jul 8, 2017
Aging Matters: Care Management
Sharon Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Care Management discusses mental illness and substance abuse in the senior population.
Jul 1, 2017
Aging Matters: Minority Outreach
Linda King, Director of Community and Multi-Cultural Health Initiatives for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Apollo Townsend Stevens, Director of Transitions LifeCare Hospice Home talk about providing outreach to minorities and overcoming cultural differences when it comes to caregiving.
Jun 17, 2017
Aging Matters: Older Adults & Mental Health
Missy Stancil, the Regional Director for the Central Region of CareNet, joins us to discuss mental health issues that impact older adults and warning signs you should look out for.
Jun 3, 2017
Aging Matters: Care Management & Advocacy
Erin Nortonen of Lifelinks.care talks about providing care management and advocacy as an aging life care professional.
May 27, 2017
Aging Matters: Medicaid
Dave Richard, the Deputy Secretary of Medical Assistance for North Carolina, talks all about Medicaid myths, funding and how eligibility works.
May 20, 2017
Aging Matters: Doctors Making House Calls
Dr. David Fisher of Doctors Making House Calls (doctorsmakinghousecalls.com) talk about the impact of home care on patients and caregivers.
May 13, 2017
Aging Matters: Senior Activities and Heart Health
Director of Programs at Durham Center for Senior Life Liz Lahti discusses how she promotes healthy, active lifestyles for seniors. Linda King with the American Hearth Association and American Stroke Association talks about the dangers of heart disease and how to keep track of the health of your heart.
May 6, 2017
Aging Matters: Children and Bereavement
Kate Sutton, Bereavement Counselor with Transitions LifeCare, discusses how children deal with the loss of a loved one.
Apr 22, 2017
Aging Matters: Parkinson's and Alliance Medical Ministry
Blake Tedder of the National Parkinson's Foundation provides insight about Parkinson's and Pat Nelson shares a powerful story. Megg Rader also joins us to discuss how the Alliance Medical Ministry helps a deserving group of people.
Apr 15, 2017
Aging Matters: Telemedicine
Dr. Bobby Park of RelyMD.com joins Nicole, Cooper and Jason for discussion on telemedicine and how it can transform health care.
Apr 8, 2017
Aging Matters: Cremation & Caregivers Summit
Henry Davis of the Cremation Society of the Carolinas (CremationSocietyNC.com) goes over the process of cremation, popular myths and the cost involved. Lisa Levine also stops by to discuss the Caregivers Summits (caregiverssummit.org).
Apr 1, 2017
Aging Matters: Advance Directives
Ken Burgess of Poyner and Spruill (www.poynerspruill.com) explains the importance of advance directives and busts some popular misconceptions. You can find more information about advance directives at http://www.gotplans123.org.
Mar 25, 2017
Aging Matters: Alzheimer's and Caregiver Challenges
Lisa Roberts and Peggy Best of the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter (www.alz.org/nc) share surprising statistics about Alzheimer's and important signs and symptoms to help identity the disease. Dr. Melanie Mintzer of Generations Family Practice (www.generationsfamilypractice.com) joins the second half of the show to talk about the obstacles caregivers encounter and what resources are available to them.
Mar 18, 2017
Aging Matters: Medical Equipment
Cooper, Nicole and Jason invite Willis Godwin of Family Medical Supply to talk about the types of medical equipment available to patients and caregivers. Other topics include improvements in technology, paying for equipment and service component of Family Medical Supply.
Mar 11, 2017
Aging Matters: Independent Living & Assisted Living
Nicole, Cooper and Jason go over the differences between independent living and assisted living with Jaime Pacheco of Magnolia Glen (www.LifeatMagnoliaGlen.com). They also talk about what Medicare and Medicaid do and do not cover, as well as for-profit and non-profit facilities.
Mar 4, 2017
Aging Matters: Alzheimer's
Cooper, Nicole and Jason have a thorough discussion about Alzheimer's with Vivien Green of Alzheimer's North Carolina (www.alznc.org). The discussion focuses on tips for brain health, identifying Alzheimer's symptoms and resources for caregivers.
Feb 25, 2017
Aging Matters: A Cancer Diagnosis
Nicole, Cooper, and Jason invite Shebra Hughes of the Duke Cancer Institute (www.dukecancerinstitute.org) on the program to talk about dealing with a cancer diagnosis. They also discuss resources available to patients and caregivers as well. Upcoming events are also mentioned, including Caregivers Summit. You can find more information about it here: http://caregiverssummit.org/
Feb 18, 2017
Aging Matters: Caregiver Challenges
A new name is debuted for the program, as Cooper Linton, Nicole Bruno, and Jason Kong have a discussion about the obstacles caregivers encounter and what resources are available to them. Dr. Melanie Mintzer of Generations Family Practice (www.generationsfamilypractice.com) and Dr. Christine Khandelwal provide their expertise on the subject matter.
Feb 11, 2017
Eye on Health: Life Planned Communities & Funerals (Feb 11)
Nicole Bruno, Cooper Linton and Jason Kong have a discussion about Life Planned Communities (also known as Continuous Care Retirement Communities) with Adam Melton of Galloway Ridge at Fearrington. In the second half of the show, we explore the importance of funeral planning with special guest Robin Simonton from Historic Oakwood Cemetery.
Jan 27, 2017
Eye On Health: Assisted Living (Jan 28)
Cooper Linton, Nicole Bruno, and Jason Kong discuss assisted living with English Edwards of Sunrise Senior Living (www.sunriseseniorliving.com). Cooper and Nicole also explain the origin of both Transitions LifeCare and Transitions GuidingLights, as well as the many services they provide.
Jan 7, 2017
Eye on Health: Moving & the Senior Resource Alliance (Jan 7)
Cooper, Nicole, and Scott discuss moving and the role of move managers with Beth Wenhart of Carolina Relocation and Transitions Specialists (www.carolina-rts.com) in the first half of the show, while Bruce Brennan of Comfort Keepers explains the Senior Resource Alliance and home care.
Dec 17, 2016
Eye on Health: Caregiving and the Holidays(Dec 17)
Cooper Linton, Nicole Bruno and Jason Kong speak with Melanie Bunn of Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. about strategies for helping both loved ones with dementia and their caregivers. They also speak with guest Missy Stancil of CareNet Counseling about mental health counseling.