Medicare makes huge move to reduce patient rights with the MOON Notice!

In a move announced to supposedly improve patient rights, Medicare actually reduces patient rights, improves Hospital profits and leaves patient's on the hook for huge medical bills! Our in house expert on all things Medicare explains! View full post

Dr Marcus Aquino, Colorectal surgeon, shares his knowledge of our colorectal system and how to keep it working right!

Dr Marcus Aquino, Colorectal surgeon, shares his knowledge of our colorectal system and how to keep it working right! Dr Aquino shares news about a revolutionary new procedure that can cure incontinence that is paid for by Medicare!!!!! Listen as we get to the bottom of what goes on in our digestive system and we learn about the whole colon and rectal system, what it does, how it works and why it can be such a pain in the butt with our special guest Dr Marcus Aquino, Colorectal Surgeon on The Senior Answer. Learn more at www.coloproctologyassociates.com . Some of topics we cover are; o What is the colon and what does it do? o What is the rectum and what does it do? o We... Read More

Learn how YOU can help protect the elderly from abuse and exploitation!

A fun and informative show today with Rachel Portnoy with Adult Protective Services. Learn more about the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at www.dfps.state.tx.us Call 1-800-252-5400 to make a report of Abuse, Neglect and or Exploitation of the aged and disabled or on line at www.txabusehotline.org Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of the aged and disabled. When maltreatment is confirmed, APS provides or arranges services in an attempt to alleviate the problem. Many people who are elderly or have disabilities live alone or are dependent on others for their care. Isolation is a factor that places vulnerable adults... Read More

A fun and informative show with the Madison Jobe Senior Center in Pasadena!

A fun and informative show with Lou Ann Nolan and Eric Muecke with the Madison Jobe Senior Center in Pasadena! The Madison Jobe Senior Center is a recreation facility for active adults 50 years of age and older. It is located near the intersection of Red Bluff and Thomas, close to Hwy 225. Whether you are working, semi-retired, or retired, the center offers a variety of great leisure, educational and personal development opportunities for you. Our programs offer activities that encourage and support health, creativity, and social interaction for active adults Daily Activities include the use of exercise equipment, computer lab, billiard tables, puzzles, shuffleboard, books and... Read More

Need help caring for Mom or Dad or even your spouse? You are not alone! Listen for answers!

You know you need help caring for Mom or Dad or even your spouse but don’t even know where to start? Afraid to even start looking because of the risks and expenses? Well you are not alone! You are busy raising your family, caring for an aging mother or father and balancing your career. Caregiving for a loved one can take its toll and change family dynamics. Providing care for a loved one can become highly stressful – whether your loved one lives down the street or thousands of miles away. If this sounds like something your family is experiencing, you're not alone. Today, more than 34 million adults are providing care to a loved one over the age of 50. Whether you need skilled medical... Read More

Are you looking for in home services for an aging parent or spouse? Have the media reports of caretakers abusing seniors made you even more uncertain about how to find quality care for your loved one?

To help you protect your loved ones from the growing problem of elder abuse and exploitation by caregivers, we brought Angela Madole to The Senior Answer studio. Angela is a retired surveyor (that is government speak for an inspector) for the Department of Aging and Disability Services, the agency that licenses and regulates in home care services. In her many years with the department Angela saw the best and the worst, and we mean the really, really worst, in senior care services and during the program she shares her knowledge on what your rights are as a health care consumer and how to tell the good from the bad. Your loved ones have a right to the very best possible care and Angela... Read More

Depression and PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

For both the people who have these emotional disorders and their loved ones it can be devastating and can bring feelings of despair and hopelessness not only to the person with the disorder but to those who love them and feel helpless to improve the situation. On this program we not only talk about what these problems are but also that there truly is hope and with treatment it can get better! During the program your Co-Host Doug shares parts of his personal journey with PTSD and tries to help those with loved ones who are affected by PTSD understand it a little better and encourages those suffering to get help. Doug got help and it changed his life! During this program we discuss,... Read More

Protecting the elderly from neglect, abuse and exploitation with Adult Protective Services

  On this program we share essential information about a very important service provided by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. It is the group expressly empowered to protect the elderly and the disabled from abuse, neglect and exploitation, and that is Adult Protective Services. Join us with our guest Lori Albee with Adult Protective Services. Also hear the story of how one simple phone call to Adult Protective Services by a concerned caregiver saved the life of an elderly man. Learn more about the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at www.dfps.state.tx.us Call 1-800-252-5400  to make a report of Abuse, Neglect and or Exploitation... Read More

Confused about in home senior care options for your loved ones?

  Are you confused about in home senior care options for your loved ones? You know you need help caring for Mom or Dad or even your spouse but don’t even know where to start? Are you afraid to even start looking because of the unknown risks and expenses? Well you are not alone! During this hour we help you understand the choices, the costs and help you make those tough decisions on finding the best options for your loved ones! To help us understand the non-medical side on in-home care we are joined in The Senior Answer studio by Kristen Carlson and Eric Cole, Owners of Right at Home Franchises in the Houston / Galveston area! You can get more information at www.rightathomehouston.com... Read More

Options when Mom or Dad isn’t safe alone at home anymore, Part 2

At The Senior Answer we get calls and emails almost every day from listeners who are suddenly faced with making decisions about how and where one or both of their parents are going to live. On this program we are go into more detail about signs that it might be time for a living situation change for our parent and steps to take in making your assessment. Also this hour we have news on a change to the Medicare Home Health benefit that has the potential to greatly reduce the availability and effectiveness of in home care for Texans. View full post
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