Welcome to Senior Care Live!

The mission of Senior Care Live is to provide information, education, and resources for seniors and their caregivers.  This program is for the 350,000 family and friend caregivers providing care for the over 400,000 elderly individuals in our greater Kansas City community.  


This is a different kind of program, and we think you will notice that right away.  We think you will love it and hope you consider Senior Care Live "appointment radio" as so many in our community do!  


We will do our best each and every week for seniors to plan for your own care and for caregivers to be the very best caregiver you can be.  If you miss a week, you can always listen to the podcast here online.


Listen every Saturday morning at 11:00am on Talk980AM!  To listen live, click HERE!

FREE Continuing Education Event!


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May 8th, 2019




You are invited to the following event:

Your Decisions Matter: Guiding Patients Through Options & Advance Care Planning


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty Street
Overland Park, KS 66204

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Your Decisions Matter:

Guiding Patients Through Options & Advance Care Planning


Matt Ross Community Center

Wednesday May 8th, 2019 9am – 12 pm

Registration and continental breakfast open at 8:30

Nursing and Social Workers 3 free CE credits. Certificate of attendance for all others.


Open To Options – O2O

Presenter Clara Sainte, MSW, Program Dir., Gilda’s Club Kansas City

O2O helps individuals prepare for their medical appointments where important decisions will be made about their treatment options, their plan of care. Through a one-on-one meeting with a trained counselor, they work together to develop a list of priorities, goals and questions for their physician to help guide the discussion and ensure their questions get answered and all concerns are addressed so a well –informed decision can be made.   After completing an O2O meeting, individuals report that they feel less anxious, better prepared and more confident to make important decisions about their treatment.


Preparing for Difficult Discussions:  Delivering Bad News

Presenter Judy Waechter, RN, CRRN, Clinical Education Liaison Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

Every day healthcare providers face the difficult task of sharing bad news with patients and their loved ones.  The reality is that most have been self taught and report feeling inadequately trained for these discussions. Despite the challenge inherent in communicating bad news of any sort, our patients deserve professionals who are skilled in participating in difficult discussions.  Join us to learn skills for providers and patients and families to overcome this challenge.


Assessing Needs: The Five Critical Factors

Presenter Steve Kuker, Pres. Senior Care Consulting & Sr. Care Live!

The complexities of making decisions to support the needs of aging seniors or those with serious health conditions can be overwhelming for the family or friend caregiver.  The transition from independence to in need of assistance requires an understanding of multiple factors unique to each individual. The ability to assess needs and match with available resources does not come automatically with the title of Caregiver. Join us to learn about these Five Critical Factors.


This workshop is open to all interested parties: the healthcare professional, community and corporate organizations and family and friend caregivers.  Our intent is to improve communication and enhance understanding with the purpose of better meeting the needs of all whom we are collectively caring for. 


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Brought to you by Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care,

Senior Care Consulting and Senior Care Live!

and Gilda's Club Kansas City




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Mustache Month: a Pediatric Hospice Fundraiser!

Thanks to everyone for donating this this incredible organization, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, and support their efforts to offer pediatric hospice care for those in need.  My goal was to raise $500 and we raised $532!  I'm looking forward to participating again next year!

Steve's Stache: Day 15


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Core Categories Discussed on Senior Care Live

We break down each category in terms you can understand

How to Remain Independent in Your Own Home

Remodel your home to safely age in place, bring in medical equipment and home care services, utilize your hospice benefit, access Medicare certified home health,and more!

When to Move to a Senior Care Community

When it's no longer safe to live at home, when the health of the caregiver begins to decline, possibly a financially driven decision, when you just can't provide enough care.

How to Choose the Right Senior Care Community

What level of care is appropriate?  What type of care do you need?  How will you pay for the high cost of care?  What personal preferences and needs do you have?

How to Pay for the High Cost of Senior Care

Private pay (using your own money), Medicare (your helath insurance), Medicaid (not the same as Medicare), Long Term Care Insurance, VA Aid and Attendance Benefit, and more!

Estate Planning and Elder Law Information

Living Will, Power of Attorney for Finance, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Asset Protection Strategies, How to qualify for Medicaid, the Spend Down, and much more!

Caring for the Caregiver - Elder Abuse - and More

How to take care of yourself so you can care for those you love so much.  Identify the different types of elder abuse, how to report elder abuse, the Politics of senior care, and much more!

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