November 3rd, 2010 by Marc Krevo
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Those caring for seniors often find themselves assisting or making major purchases for their senior. Whether it’s a major appliance or even a car the caregiver can often find themselves in the middle of an important buying decision. The caregiver may want to be neutral and truly look out for the senior’s best interest. One of the best ways to make that happen is to have a neutral party to help them with the buying process. The Shopping Buddy Program is a special project with the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Florida.
This program not only helps seniors with making informed purchasing decisions but also assists in protecting them from fraud. This program is free to the public and has other experienced seniors who volunteer their time and experience in helping the senior purchaser.
In this show Valerie Norton the office manager in the Regency Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Substation explains the Shopping Buddy Program for us. She is a volunteer and liaison for between the program and Eldersource, the local area on aging.
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Here are some helpful resources:
Seniors vs. Crime 1 800 203-3099
Seniors vs. Crime in Jacksonville 904 721-6516
Book a Speaker (ask for Jax Regency Office) 904 412-8292
Senior Medicare Patrol – Questions or Complaints for Medicare Billing Fraud 1 866 357-6677
This episode of the Informed Eldercare Podcast is sponsored in part by Eldersource. The show is produced by Bold City Media LLC., the only company in Jacksonville Florida specializing in Podcasting.
August 3rd, 2010 by Marc Krevo
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Just like caring for a child for the first time, many caregivers find themselves caring for an elder for the first time. With no experience or guidance they can feel overwhelmed, frustrated and uncertain that their care is right. Caregivers want to make informed decisions not only for themselves but for the elder. Enlisting the help of a professional Geriatric Care Manager alleviates all those concerns.
Many times a care manager can help the elder to stay in their home longer, maximize their resources, and give them a quality of care that is in the elder’s best interest.
In this show Nancy Allen with Solutions For Care, Inc.. explains how a care manager can help caregivers achieve their goals in caring for their elders. She is also the author of the book Survivor – Ten Practical Steps to Survey Survival, a guidebook in home health care for seniors. Nancy has over 25 years experience in home health and long term care for seniors. She is a board certified specialist in home health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has attained the highest level of certification as a geriatric care manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers.
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The Informed Eldercare Podcast is sponsored in part by Eldersource the aging resource center in Northeast Florida.
This program is produced by Bold City Media LLC., the only company in Jacksonville Florida specializing in Podcasting.
April 29th, 2010 by Marc Krevo
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With the continued need and awareness of charities there happens to be continued fraud. Many elders fall victim to fraudulent people posing as legitimate charities. These fraudulent people steal money for themselves and not a legitimate charity. Not only does the donation fail to go to a needy charity but the charitable giver can also become prey to identity theft leading to other problems. Elders and their caregivers need to know how to qualify the legitimate from the illegitimate charities to protect themselves.
Our guest to help us identify and prevent charity fraud is Slade Dukes. Mr. Dukes is an attorney and program fellow for the Elder Consumer Protection Program and the project fellow for the Financial Scam and Fraud Elder Awareness Project at the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law. His extensive experience in law and advocacy in the area of elder consumer protection make him an excellent resource on this topic. Look at the bottom of this post for more information and resources!
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The Informed Eldercare Podcast is sponsored in part by Eldersource and produced by Bold City Media, the only company in Jacksonville, Florida specializing in Podcasting!
March 22nd, 2010 by Marc Krevo
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In 2009 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did a study and found that nearly 5.3 millions people suffer each year from Dementia. One of the greatest tools in fighting Dementia is understanding the effects. In this episode Nicole Wolfson Director of Community Relations for Sunrise Senior Living facilitates a tour to help individuals understand these effects of Dementia. When participants take the tour their sense of touch, vision and hearing is impaired and simulates the effects of dementia.
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For more information, here are a few more links:
Living with Alzheimers
The Informed Eldercare Podcast is sponsored in part by Eldersource. It is produced by Bold City Media, the only company in Jacksonville Florida specializing in Podcasting!
February 17th, 2010 by Marc Krevo
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For many caregivers and professionals the biggest hurdle in Dementia care is understanding what it’s like to have it. This brief preview video will give a few examples of those who took the Virtual Dementia Tour. This tour is hosted by Nicole Wolfson Director of Community Relations with Sunrise Senior Living. This tour was founded by P.K. Beville, M.S. with Second Wind Dreams. The Virtual Dementia Tour provides awareness of the effects of Dementia, in hopes of becoming more caring, patient and understanding for those suffering from Dementia.
We will post the video in it’s entirety this month, so be on the look out for it!
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The Informed Eldercare Podcast is produced by Bold City Media LLC the only company in Jacksonville, Florida specializing in podcasting.