August 2016 Podcasts

August 27, 2016

Listen in as host Steve Kuker shares how his firm Senior Care Consulting was able to help another client with a very difficult placement and also warns listeners about placing too much emphasis on the Medicare Star Rating system and consumer reviews.  Then, Steve visits with the good guys from Mr. Remodeler Keith Blay and Mark Wirth about remodeling your home to safely age in place.  Also, don’t miss the Senior Care Live Question of the Week!

August 20, 2016

Listen in as host Steve Kuker destroys a myth right out of the gate in “Myth vs. Fact” involving a common misperception when dealing with Medicaid.  He explains some of the differences between the laws of Kansas and Missouri when qualifying for Medicaid, and provides some stunning examples of why this matters.  What happens to your monthly income when receiving Medicaid benefits?  And a Consumer Alert regarding the tremendous backup in Medicaid Pending applications in Kansas.  Then, Steve visits with Rhyne Gamble, a Keller Williams realtor specializing in the senior market, about how to approach the sale of a senior’s home and the various outcomes that are possible in this highly specialized transaction.

August 13, 2016

Listen in to Senior Care Live as host Steve Kuker announces a major FREE educational event and reviews the VA Aid and Attendance benefit that helps veterans pay for senior care.  Then Steve educates listeners regarding the 3 primary levels senior care communities, what they offer, and what they cost.  And, don’t miss the “Myth vs. Fact” segment at the end of the program!



August 6, 2016

Listen in as host Steve Kuker discusses when to consider moving from your current senior care community to another one that is a better fit.  He also discusses the seasonal demand for senior care facilities.  Then, Steve visits with Judy Waechter, RN and Community Educator with Crossroads Hospice, about an upcoming FREE educational event.  Judy also reviews how to help seniors cope with major lifestyle changes and explains Relocation Stress Syndrome (RSS). 


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