2019 Podcasts

February 9, 2019

Listen in as host Steve Kuker exposes some inconsistencies with the Medicare.gov nursing home compare star-rating system and warns to not put all of your eggs in that basket when choosing a nursing home.  Steve also explains what you should determine BEFORE searching for a senior care community. #SeniorCare

 

February 2, 2019

Listen in as host Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, about the importance of self-care as a caregiver.  Then, Steve addresses the common question of when to consider moving from home to a senior care community.  #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Hospice 

 

January 26, 2019

Listen in as host Steve Kuker visits with the good guy from Mr. Remodeler, Keith Blay, about remodeling your home to safely age in place.  Steve introduces Dr. Brandy Archie, OTD, with AccessAble Living about their services of evaluating a home environment and installing adaptive equipment to successfully and safely age in place.  Then, Steve provides a Consumer Alert regarding reports of substandard care and offers suggestions on what to do if you find yourself in a care facility that is not providing quality care.

 

January 19, 2019

Listen in as host Steve Kuker provides a first-hand account demonstrating the peak demand for all senior care communities.  Then, Steve reviews all of the ways you can search for a senior care community and discusses the potential issues with each. 

 

January 12, 2019

 

Listen in as host Steve Kuker visits with Dane Johnson, owner of Home Care Assistance Kansas City, about how using homecare services can help with your New Year’s Resolutions to provide more care for an elderly loved one or give the primary caregiver a break with homecare services.  Then, Steve shares his story of how and why he started Senior Care Consulting and how their placement services can help families in the search and selection process during this season of peak demand. 

 

January 5, 2019

Listen in as host Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO, and Stevie Shuchart, Clinical Social Worker and EMDR Certified Therapist, from Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care.  They discuss grief and bereavement and offer hope and resources for those suffering the loss of a loved one.  They also discuss a great fund raiser “Mustache Month” for February at Kansas City Hospice, raising money for the Carousel Perinatal and Pediatric Hospice program (KCHospice.org/MustacheMonth).  Then, Steve reviews how a stressed-out caregiver can maintain and recharge stamina and energy after the holidays.  

 

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