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Help Choose Home

Merrily Orsini

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The Help Choose Home podcast features relevant information about the choices in home care available to individuals and their loved ones. Host Merrily Orsini, along with guests from all facets of the home care industry, provide valuable help, encouragement and resources to those considering the option of aging in place.

Latest Episodes

Live Life to the Fullest, No Matter Your Age

According to Betty Greaver, RN, LMT, it’s a common myth that aging means a person gains weight, has chronic pain and can't continue living a productive life. Rather, research shows there are lifestyle changes that people can make in order to remain active and have the capacity to enjoy life to its fullest, no matter what a person’s age.

24 MIN2 d ago
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Live Life to the Fullest, No Matter Your Age

Home Care Industry Changes and Opportunities for Growth

In this Help Choose Home interview, Paul Kusserow, President and Chief Executive Officer for Amedisys, highlights two changes in the home health industry: one, the introduction of patient data grouping models (PDGM) in January 2020, and two, the influence of technology. He explains how both of these factors are not only reshaping the home health landscape, but are also impacting individual agencies and their approach to delivering quality care.

24 MIN2 w ago
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Home Care Industry Changes and Opportunities for Growth

The Role of Home Health Care in the Continuum of Care

How do we better communicate the value and benefits of health care at home? For Tim Rogers, most of his 27-year professional career has been spent working to help home health care get its rightful due in the continuum of care. Rogers believes that referral sources understand this and can see the value of health care at home; however, he also sees that time and again, there are policies put into place that slow reimbursement or that cut benefits, making a referral to home health challenging.

17 MIN3 w ago
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The Role of Home Health Care in the Continuum of Care

Hospice Care Helps Individuals Meet End-of-Life Goals

Tarrah Lowry, president and CEO of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care in Pueblo, Colorado, emphasizes the importance of reaching out to hospice early and discussing goals of care during each health care interaction. Having these conversations early removes some of the discomfort that we inherently feel when discussing aging and death, and importantly, it enables the individual to make his/her goals known and provides the family with comfort knowing they are honoring their loved one’s wishes.

18 MINSEP 21
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Hospice Care Helps Individuals Meet End-of-Life Goals

Home Care And Successful Care Transitions

With more than 28 years of experience, Jamie Summerfelt, M.Ed, MSPT, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) in Omaha, Nebraskais passionate about home care. Harnessing the power of community relationships is something he sees as integral to the success of extending the capacity to provide health care at home. In establishing partnerships with hospitals, physicians and others in the community, home care agencies are integral to help ensure success in transitional and chronic care.

21 MINAUG 19
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Home Care And Successful Care Transitions

A Longitudinal Approach to Care at Home for Seniors

Joel Theisen, BSN, RN, is passionate about developing proactive, preventative long-term care for older adults. As chief executive officer and founder of Lifesprk, an innovative home care company based in Minnesota that is focused on bringing Theisen’s passion to life. According to Theisen, home care and health care in general have traditionally been reactive–meeting a medical crisis and providing sick care. Theisen aims to change this approach by looking at care longitudinally, from a proactive standpoi

20 MINAUG 6
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A Longitudinal Approach to Care at Home for Seniors

Data As A Predictor For Effective Home Health Care

In this Help Choose Home podcast you'll hearfrom Luke James, chief strategy officer of home health and hospice at Encompass Health, as he discusses the ways in which predictive analytics are both informing home care strategies for clients as well as predicting effective client care in the future.

25 MINJUL 20
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Data As A Predictor For Effective Home Health Care

Home Is the Setting for Health Delivery of the Future

With more than 20 years of experience in the home care industry, Wanda Coley has combined her deep knowledge of finance, business development, payor contracting and post-acute strategies to become a highly-regarded expert in the field. Join us for this episode of Help Choose Home where Coley explains why she believes that nothing is more beneficial for clients than having the opportunity to age in place or recover from a hospitalization or illness in the comfort of home.

24 MINJUL 16
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Home Is the Setting for Health Delivery of the Future

How Do Care Managers Assist in Home Care?

In this episode of Help Choose Home, Taney Hammill, CEO of the Aging Life Care Association and the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, explains what it is that geriatric care managers, or life care professionals, do and offers advice about at what point in the process an aging life care professional should be contacted.

21 MINJUL 6
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How Do Care Managers Assist in Home Care?

Utilizing Big Data to Improve Home Health Care Patient Outcomes

Join this Help Choose Home discussion with Dr. Max Topaz to learn about research he is conducting specificallyfocused on home health care, with the goal of using data to help clinicians make better decisions about patient care, and to help home care patients achieve better health outcomes.

22 MINJUN 25
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Utilizing Big Data to Improve Home Health Care Patient Outcomes

Latest Episodes

Live Life to the Fullest, No Matter Your Age

According to Betty Greaver, RN, LMT, it’s a common myth that aging means a person gains weight, has chronic pain and can't continue living a productive life. Rather, research shows there are lifestyle changes that people can make in order to remain active and have the capacity to enjoy life to its fullest, no matter what a person’s age.

24 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Live Life to the Fullest, No Matter Your Age

Home Care Industry Changes and Opportunities for Growth

In this Help Choose Home interview, Paul Kusserow, President and Chief Executive Officer for Amedisys, highlights two changes in the home health industry: one, the introduction of patient data grouping models (PDGM) in January 2020, and two, the influence of technology. He explains how both of these factors are not only reshaping the home health landscape, but are also impacting individual agencies and their approach to delivering quality care.

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Home Care Industry Changes and Opportunities for Growth

The Role of Home Health Care in the Continuum of Care

How do we better communicate the value and benefits of health care at home? For Tim Rogers, most of his 27-year professional career has been spent working to help home health care get its rightful due in the continuum of care. Rogers believes that referral sources understand this and can see the value of health care at home; however, he also sees that time and again, there are policies put into place that slow reimbursement or that cut benefits, making a referral to home health challenging.

17 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Role of Home Health Care in the Continuum of Care

Hospice Care Helps Individuals Meet End-of-Life Goals

Tarrah Lowry, president and CEO of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care in Pueblo, Colorado, emphasizes the importance of reaching out to hospice early and discussing goals of care during each health care interaction. Having these conversations early removes some of the discomfort that we inherently feel when discussing aging and death, and importantly, it enables the individual to make his/her goals known and provides the family with comfort knowing they are honoring their loved one’s wishes.

18 MINSEP 21
Comments
Hospice Care Helps Individuals Meet End-of-Life Goals

Home Care And Successful Care Transitions

With more than 28 years of experience, Jamie Summerfelt, M.Ed, MSPT, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) in Omaha, Nebraskais passionate about home care. Harnessing the power of community relationships is something he sees as integral to the success of extending the capacity to provide health care at home. In establishing partnerships with hospitals, physicians and others in the community, home care agencies are integral to help ensure success in transitional and chronic care.

21 MINAUG 19
Comments
Home Care And Successful Care Transitions

A Longitudinal Approach to Care at Home for Seniors

Joel Theisen, BSN, RN, is passionate about developing proactive, preventative long-term care for older adults. As chief executive officer and founder of Lifesprk, an innovative home care company based in Minnesota that is focused on bringing Theisen’s passion to life. According to Theisen, home care and health care in general have traditionally been reactive–meeting a medical crisis and providing sick care. Theisen aims to change this approach by looking at care longitudinally, from a proactive standpoi

20 MINAUG 6
Comments
A Longitudinal Approach to Care at Home for Seniors

Data As A Predictor For Effective Home Health Care

In this Help Choose Home podcast you'll hearfrom Luke James, chief strategy officer of home health and hospice at Encompass Health, as he discusses the ways in which predictive analytics are both informing home care strategies for clients as well as predicting effective client care in the future.

25 MINJUL 20
Comments
Data As A Predictor For Effective Home Health Care

Home Is the Setting for Health Delivery of the Future

With more than 20 years of experience in the home care industry, Wanda Coley has combined her deep knowledge of finance, business development, payor contracting and post-acute strategies to become a highly-regarded expert in the field. Join us for this episode of Help Choose Home where Coley explains why she believes that nothing is more beneficial for clients than having the opportunity to age in place or recover from a hospitalization or illness in the comfort of home.

24 MINJUL 16
Comments
Home Is the Setting for Health Delivery of the Future

How Do Care Managers Assist in Home Care?

In this episode of Help Choose Home, Taney Hammill, CEO of the Aging Life Care Association and the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, explains what it is that geriatric care managers, or life care professionals, do and offers advice about at what point in the process an aging life care professional should be contacted.

21 MINJUL 6
Comments
How Do Care Managers Assist in Home Care?

Utilizing Big Data to Improve Home Health Care Patient Outcomes

Join this Help Choose Home discussion with Dr. Max Topaz to learn about research he is conducting specificallyfocused on home health care, with the goal of using data to help clinicians make better decisions about patient care, and to help home care patients achieve better health outcomes.

22 MINJUN 25
Comments
Utilizing Big Data to Improve Home Health Care Patient Outcomes
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