How Caregiving is Replacing Long Term Care Facilities

Rosalind Jones joins the Injured Senior Podcast to educate us on caregiving and how it is replacing long term care facilities. Rosalind is a seasoned health care provider who built upon her strong medical foundation by opening Jacksonville’s Best Caregivers, an organization that provides short and long-term health care. Rosalind confirms that caregivers can provide more than a facility can. There is more one on one human connection, and that person’s quality of life can extend 3-5 years. Being at home gives people an extended period of life; they are more comfortable, can get their hair done, go to the movies, and get the human interaction they need.  Long-term care facilities are necessary later on in a person’s illness or age, as opposed to early on. This is because technology and medicine allow people to live in the comfort of their home.  In This Episode: [05:00] Meet Rosalind Jones.  [6:22] Rosalind shares how she started in caregiving. She began as a sitter in the hospital with on the job training  [12:15] Sometimes people are afraid to ask for help. They are afraid their car, house, or identity will be taken away from them. This can cause isolation.  [12:40] Now that[…..]

Fatal Workplace Accidents: Older Workers have Highest Death Rates

According to data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Program of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, older workers are more likely to die on the job than workers in general. The number of aging adults that are mortally injured on the job has increased since 1992. Learn what to do if you notice a hazard or unsafe working conditions to make your workplace safe to work. Report the hazard or any unsafe working conditions to your employer. Go to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) if the employer doesn’t respond to alleviate the unsafe working condition. You have the right to speak up. OSHA has a program that can protect your information where you can file a complaint anonymously. If the employer decides to take disciplinary action against you, contact the union, the union has the right to file a grievance to get your job back. Visit to find out more about the whistleblower protection. To find out more about the National Injured Senior Law Center or to set up a free consultation go to or call 855-622-6530 CONNECT WITH STEVE H. HEISLER: Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Email:

Benjamin Surmi: Exciting Alzheimer’s Lifestyle Innovations You Need To Hear About

Empowering people to thrive – no matter what disability or cognitive disorder they may live with – is the focus of Benjamin Surmi’s work as a social gerontologist. Currently, Benjamin works in Vancouver, Washington, with Koelsch Communities. There are lots of different issues related to aging. However, the world of dementia is in dire need of innovation. Finally, we realize the problems with Alzheimer’s – it’s a cultural issue. The United Kingdom has transformed itself into a dementia friendly community. They train people to understand and know how to work with people who live with dementia. That way, they won’t suffer as much as they do. Tune in as we speak about how life is in a dementia-friendly society and how we can help patients living with dementia. In This Episode: [05:50] Meet Benjamin Surmi. Benjamin explains what exactly a social gerontologist does. [09:45] How life can be better for people with Alzheimer’s. [18:20] What happens when an Alzheimer’s patient can’t be found in a dementia-friendly society.   [21:10] How to refer to someone who is living with dementia.    [26:20] Using headphones to speak to patients living with dementia.  Key Takeaways: The issue of dementia is cultural. We need to make[…..]

Six Rules To Follow Right After A Worker’s Compensation Injury

According to the National Council on Aging, more than 40% of Americans 55 above are still employed. Seniors can be more susceptible to getting hurt on the job. In this episode, we will talk about the six rules to follow after a job injury. Report it immediately in writing. Get the names of all witnesses. See a medical professional immediately. Follow the claim with the Workers Compensation Commission or Industrial Compensation Board. Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance company for your employer until you’ve spoken to an attorney. Speak to an attorney to get an assessment of your case and advice on what you should do. To find out more about the National Injured Senior Law Center or to set up a free consultation go to or call 855-622-6530 CONNECT WITH STEVE H. HEISLER: Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Email:

Sean Marchese: Why Firefighters, First Responders Have High Rate of Mesothelioma and Cancer

Sean Marchese, a registered nurse and oncology writer at The Mesothelioma Center with a background in respiratory and thoracic oncology clinical trials, joins the show again. First, Sean reveals why cancer is so prevalent in firefighters. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in firefighters. They have a higher risk of cancer because these men and women consistently put themselves in danger. When you’re engulfed in smoke and toxic chemicals, that exposure will build up over time. Tune in as Sean dives into the dangers of asbestos, how firefighters can protect themselves from asbestos exposure, and resources for firefighters with health conditions.  In This Episode: [02:25] Meet Sean Marchese. Sean explains why the top cause of death for firefighters is cancer.  [05:35] About mesothelioma. Sean dives into the most prominent cause of mesothelioma – asbestos.   [12:40] Those involved in the 9/11 attacks were heavily affected by the dust cloud that remained in the air for days.     [13:45] The other conditions that can come from asbestos exposure.   [15:45] How firefighters can protect themselves from asbestos exposure.  [19:50] Resources for firefighters who suspect they are having health issues.  Key Takeaways: There is long-term damage for firefighters who are exposed to[…..]

Five Important Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall

Did you know that 1 million individuals go to the ER every year due to a slip and fall accident? That’s 2,000 people every day. A lot of those individuals are seniors and the elderly part of the aging population. In this episode, you will learn about the five most important steps to take after a slip trip and fall.  Report it immediately If you’re injured, see a doctor right away Take photos; a picture proves that there was a defect. Do not give a recorded statement to the insurance company. You may give them a short written statement, but do not give a recorded statement. Consult with an attorney.   To find out more about the National Injured Senior Law Center or to set up a free consultation go to or call 855-622-6530 CONNECT WITH STEVE H. HEISLER: Website: http://www.injuredseniorhotline.comFacebook: Email:

Dr. Joe Casciani: Teaching Seniors How to Fight Depression

In This Episode: [02:25] Meet Joe Casciani. Joe explains why older adults get depressed.  [08:00] How chronic mental disorders will accompany medical conditions in older individuals.  [09:50] Dr. Casciani reveals ways to overcome depression.  [16:30] The importance of exercise on our mental health.   [19:30] About the Living to 100 Club. [24:00] How we can start living a better and more fulfilling life.   Key Takeaways: Older adults have more life stressors; therefore, they are more prone to depression.   Depression will narrow our perspective.  We need to observe our self-talk. When we have a setback, we need to accept it, fix it, and move on.  Staying physically active will assist with depression & living longer. Meet Dr. Joe Casciani Joseph M. Casciani, PhD, is the founder and Chief Curator of the Living to 100 Club, the author’s new voice for delivering recommendations and inspiration about aging with a positive mindset – no matter how hard the journey. His insights about living longer, healthier, and happier lives reflect the author’s experience with older adults and their families, with paid and unpaid caregivers, writing and public speaking, and the hundreds of mental health professionals and scores of hospitals and long-term care facilities with whom[…..]

Father Doyle: Uncovering Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

About Father Doyle: Tom Doyle, is a truly heroic advocate for transparency and accountability in the Catholic Church, in all churches and synagogues and mosques. There are more than 19,000 people who endured abuse by American priests from 1950 to July 2017. And those are just the ones that can be confirmed and that we know about. For more than 30 years father Doyle has examined approximately 1000 clergy sex abuse cases across the globe, and is an expert witness and consultant to victims of clergy sex abuse. He served as a pastor in Illinois beginning in 1971, was appointed as an advocate for the Metropolitan tribunal of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1974. He served as Secretary canonist at the Vatican Embassy in Washington DC until 1986. In 1986, he was also commissioned a reserve officer in the US Air Force and was on active duty until 2004. Here has received numerous awards for his tireless advocacy on behalf of victims and survivors of clergy sex abuse. He also wrote a groundbreaking 90 page report in 1985, titled, The problem of sexual molestation by Roman Catholic clergy. And he published a book in 2006 Sex, Priests, and the Secret[…..]

Sam Sugar: The Risks, The Truth, and The Dangers of Probate Guardianships

About Sam Sugar: Dr. Sugar is a medical doctor and a founder and president of Americans Against Abuse of Probate Guardianships, AAAPG, an organization designed to expose the corruption of the nation’s guardianship systems. Dr. Sugar received his medical degree from the Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He achieved certification as a specialist in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine and was distinguished as a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has served as a director for managed care at Evanston, Northwestern Healthcare, and is taught at both Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Chicago Medical School. In 2014, after experiencing the horrors of guardianship firsthand, Dr. Sugar created Americans Against Abuse of Probate Guardianships.  In this episode, Steve and Sam Sugar discuss: 1. What was the horror of guardianship that you experienced firsthand? When we discovered that this guardianship process had been subverted to a racket, basically a very profitable racket for the entire for-profit guardianship industry, which includes the court insiders, the judge, the lawyers, the guardians, and an army of people downstream who profit from it, by virtue of straw man sales, underhanded kickbacks,[…..]

Laura Williams: Sepsis Survivor Stories

About Laura Williams: She is the host of the podcast, Sepsis Survivor Stories. She is herself a Sepsis survivor and she was just minutes away from death. She interviews other sepsis survivors on her show. Laura is an experienced podiatrist. She’s a graduate of the University of Brighton and educates health professionals on Sepsis. In this episode, Steve and Laura discuss: 1. What was it that motivated you to start the Surviving Sepsis Stories podcast? Sepsis Survivor Stories actually came about because I just wanted to make a difference. I have been on a number of Facebook groups, and I connected with a few people and a number of people said that they felt really alone afterward and that it was a very isolating experience. I felt that after I got home and there was no help and that is a very common occurrence. 2. Did you have the experience of feeling alone, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder? Very much so and at the moment, I’m actually dealing with a lot. I’ve been wearing face masks and it’s having the same effect as wearing an oxygen mask. Oxygen is really important when it comes to sepsis. 3. Was that the[…..]