Tag Archives: Elderly care

How Can We Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse?

An interview with attorney and advocate for the elderly, Helen Karr, Part One

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Helen Karr, an attorney who advocates for the elderly community. A former beauty salon supervisor, Karr decided at the age of 65 to go back to school to become an attorney after hearing about and witnessing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alive Inside by Michael Rossato-Bennett

Rossato-Bennett follows social worker Dan Cohen as he embarks on a three-year journey to introduce music therapy to nursing homes throughout the U.S.

Rossato-Bennett’s Alive Inside (2014) is a must-see documentary for anyone who is familiar with the struggles of dementia. At the start of the film, we are introduced to Dan Cohen, who is both a social worker in nursing homes and … Continue reading

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What is Elder Therapeutic Care Management? An interview with Kira Reginato

Kira Reginato discusses a holistic approach to end of life counseling

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Kira Reginato, a care manager from Creative Counseling. With over 15 years of experience in eldercare management, Kira has directed her own firm, Living Ideas for Elders, and has worked with older adults and their families … Continue reading

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End of Life Care Scare: Passages Hospice Charged with Fraud

Illinois’ Seth Gillman over-extended his patients’ care, costing the government a lot of money

Seth Gillman of Lincolnwood, Illinois has been charged with health care fraud for manipulating the end of life care needs of his patients. The owner of hospice and end of life care center Passages, Gillman told his nurses to exaggerate … Continue reading

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Can an Ombudsman Help You? An Interview with Amity Overall-Laib

Amity Overall-Laib of the National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) speaks up about how to find resources to help improve the quality of life in long term care facilities for the elderly and what you can do to help.

Today SevenPonds speaks with Amity Overall-Laib, a representative of the National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) in Washington DC. Throughout her career she has championed the practice of individualized care and of cultural change for elderly residents living in … Continue reading

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How Do We View Aging in Our Society? An Interview with Dr. William Thomas

The Eden Alternative program eliminates the plagues of long-term care facilities for elders

Today we talk with Dr. William Thomas, a Harvard-educated physician, board-certified geriatrician, author of Tribes of Eden and founder of The Eden Alternative, a program that seeks to remake the experience of aging around the world. After years of working in … Continue reading

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