Senior Companions Program from the Panhandle Health District

Tom sits with Katherine and Daniel from Panhandle Health District to discuss the Senior Companions program, available in part with their partner organizations AmeriCorp and Area Agency on Aging to help with senior independence. Senior Companions website:  seniorcompanionsidaho.org AmeriCorps website:  americorps.gov/serve Area Agency on Aging:  aaani.org Phone number:  (208) 415-5177 nationalservice.gov Panhandle Health District website: …

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Tom & Ed Discuss Important Lessons From Previous Episodes

Tom & Ed highlight important information from previous episodes and share some stories about how the podcast has already helped people make important decisions. A portion of this program has been sponsored by Joe at F1 For Help.  F1 For Help, for all your computer related issues in and around the North Idaho Region.

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Placement Decisions for People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s – Part 2

Deep dive into things you should look for in a facility when thinking about placing a love one for care. Links: www.alz.org How is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed? Treatments Plan for Your Future Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Help & Support Upcoming education programs Support Groups Stages & Behaviors Resources for Alzheimer’s/Dementia caregivers during COVID Dementia Road Map…

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Placement Decisions for People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s – Part 1

Tom & Joel discuss things to consider when making a decision on placing a loved one in a caregiving facility.  They explore facility options, costs, and considerations to avoid transfer trauma.  Links: www.alz.org How is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed? Treatments Plan for Your Future Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Help & Support Upcoming education programs Support Groups Stages…

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Communication Strategies in Middle and Later Stages Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – Part 2

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Communication with a person afflicted with Alzheimer’s requires patience, understanding, and good listening skills. Many of the challenging behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementias come from the deteriorating brain and communication issues caused by that deterioration.  Today our Podcast will focus on…

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Communication Strategies in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – Part 1

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Communication with a person afflicted with Alzheimer’s requires patience, understanding, and good listening skills. Many of the challenging behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementias come from the deteriorating brain and communication issues caused by that deterioration.  Today our Podcast will focus on…

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Adult Family Homes

Tom & Tina discuss the option of Adult Family Homes as a living option for seniors.  They discuss the types of services and the benefits of a more individualized living environments, and also challenges presented with COVID-19.   A portion of this program has been sponsored by Joe at F1 For Help.  F1 For Help,…

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Rockwood South Hill Retirement Community-Planning for Retirement – Part 2

Part 2 of 2 – Tom interviews Eowyn Sallis from the Rockwood South Hill Retirement Community located in Spokane, WA.  Tom & Eowyn discuss the various amenities available to residence with an eye towards helping seniors understand the importance of planning a head for your retirement years. Eowyn SallisDirector of Marketing2903 E. 25th Ave.Spokane, WA …

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Rockwood South Hill Retirement Community-Planning for Retirement – Part 1

Part 1 of 2 – Tom interviews Eowyn Sallis from the Rockwood South Hill Retirement Community located in Spokane, WA.  Tom & Eowyn discuss the various amenities available to residence with an eye towards helping seniors understand the importance of planning a head for your retirement years. Eowyn SallisDirector of Marketing2903 E. 25th Ave.Spokane, WA …

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Role of a Professional Guardian

Tom and Stacey discuss the role of a guardian ad litem, requirements and qualifications, roles and responsibilities, and important things to know when hiring a professional guardian. Stacey BollingerHalo Guardianship ServicesCertified Professional Guardian in the State of Washington If someone wanted to learn more about guardianship… Washington State Certified Professional Guardians – https://www.courts.wa.gov/guardianportal/  & https://wapg.org …

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