Brian Therrien: How to Preserve Your Disability Benefits and Make Extra Money During COVID-19

About Brian Therrien: Brian is the owner of the disability digest, which is a free digital resource that helps disabled individuals get their disability benefits and maximize their disability benefits as well. Now, Brian has helped nearly 200,000 people maximize their disability benefits and their income opportunities. And back in Episode Four, Bryan educated our listeners about who is eligible for Social Security Disability and how seniors can go about applying for and getting Social Security Disability. In this episode, Steve and Brian discuss: 1. How do you help aging individuals get their disability benefits? A quick recap on how we help people get approved for disability faster is people can become a member for free here at the disability digest. What we have done is we put together a disability approval course is what we call the entire piece and when somebody registers and they’re going through the process, they get contacted by one of our advocates an actual real live person. So yes, we are digital, but we do have an interactive component with people and the advocate will meet with the individual over the phone and get an understanding of their situation, then assign them a strategy[…..]

Sean Marchese: The Dangers of Asbestos

About Sean Marchese: Shawn is a registered nurse at the Mesothelioma Center He has experience developing and managing respiratory oncology, clinical trials, and treatments. As a medical writer, he helps patients learn about new therapies in the fight against mesothelioma.  In this episode, Steve and Sean discuss: 1. What is asbestos? Asbestos is actually the name given to six different naturally occurring minerals. These minerals are found in the dirt and what makes them so dangerous is that they’re comprised of this friable fibrous needle-like material that is microscopic and can degrade and be released from these minerals pretty easily. Asbestos minerals that are mined from the ground were found to be resistant to heat, electricity, and corrosion. So they ended up being used in thousands of consumer products construction materials for over a century.  2. Why is it that in the 70s and 80s ship workers, and a lot of blue-collar workers were coming down with asbestos?  Blue-collar workers are the primary population that has been affected by this business over the years. And that’s because asbestos is linked to industrial engineering fields, and also the military. So the United States military has used as best as in their[…..]

Joe Grillo: The Dangers of Urgent Care to the Elderly and Senior Population

In this episode, Steve and Joe discuss: 1. At what point in your life did you start purchasing urgent care centers? When I finished fellowship, I began to practice and realize that infectious disease doctors are at the low end of the pay scale for physicians, and that, combined with student loan debt, made me interested in seeing how I might be able to mitigate the set of circumstances and it happened that urgent cares were up and coming at the time, and there was not one in my hometown.  2. Did you see senior and elderly patients? Yes, quite a few.  3. Is it accurate to say that the research showing that the senior and elderly population like to go to their primary care doctor first is correct? Absolutely. That’s where the trust lies. That’s where people feel most comfortable is with the physician that they have a relationship with. 4. Did you start seeing some of those seniors and elders either coming over from their primary care doctor or just circumventing the primary care doctor and coming right to urgent care? Well, both actually, probably the most common was their primary care sending the patient over to me[…..]

Richard Mollot: Infection Control Problems in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

About Richard Mollot: Richard is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, or LTCC for short. The LTCC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving care and quality of life for residents in nursing homes, assisted living, and other residential care settings, through policy analysis and advocacy.  In this episode, Steve and Richard discuss: 1. How has the long term care industry handled protecting our seniors and elderly from COVID-19? We know that nursing homes are not great places to live, generally speaking, that care tends to be pretty poor and living conditions aren’t great. I think that most people were really shocked to see that preventing infections was such a big issue and the implications of not having enough staff on a regular basis has greatly amplified the harm that residents have experienced both directly to COVID-19 and indirectly, due to what we’re seeing more and more of the past at least a month and a half has been just abject neglect and substandard care. 2. Are you also concerned that the industry is not checking the temperatures, vetting their staff, or other people that were coming in and out of their[…..]

Rein Tideiksaar: Preventing Falls in the Senior and Elderly Communities

About Rein Tideiksaar: Dr. Rein is the President of Fall Prevent LLC, which is a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly. Dr. Rein is a gerontologist, which is a health care professional who specializes in working with the elderly, and a geriatric physician’s assistant. Dr. Rein has been active in fall prevention for over 30 years and is the author of textbooks, professional training manuals, and director of numerous research projects regarding fall prevention. Additionally, he has developed fall prevention programs in the community assisted living home care, acute care hospitals, and nursing facility settings. In this episode, Steve and Rein discuss: 1. Why is it that the elderly are so prone to falls? As one gets older you acquire all sorts of physical and mental health problems. Those in combination with medications that are used to treat the underlying health causes can lead one to have difficulty with walking or difficulty with balance. 2. Where are the falls occurring? The majority of falls that occur indoors occur to those individuals who are the frailest in terms of physical conditions. The group of elderly who fall outdoors tend to be[…..]

Dr. John Cascone:  Overprescribed Antibiotics Cause C. Diff Infections

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About John Cascone: Dr. Cascone, is a Board Certified Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease follow up at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is the Medical Director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long term care facilities, infectious disease consultations and telemedicine and infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, C diff, colitis, staphylococcus aureus, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. He lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. In this episode, Steve and John discuss: 1. What is C. diff? C. diff refers to the organism that formerly was identified as Clostridium difficile, but has now been changed to Clostridioides difficile. So the organism and as we’ll refer to it as C. diff, is essentially an organism that resides in our bowel and it is a spore forming organism, meaning within the gut exist as a bacteria that produces toxin that leads to the diarrhea that we’ll talk about in a bit. Outside of the gut, it converts to a spore. That spore is very[…..]

Michelle PW

In this episode, Susan and Michelle discuss: Feeling and listening to your emotions. Acknowledge your emotions and breathe through them to find peace. Absorbing your emotions from your parents or those around you, being an Empath. Coaching entrepreneurs with the development, marketing, and publishing of their books.   Key Takeaways: Michelle can help shape, build, and birth your book so it’s not inside you gathering dust. Don’t get to the end of your life and realize you didn’t fulfill your goals, write your book. Don’t wait for life to come knock you down. Listen to that inner voice and make the changes you need to make to fulfill your goals and dreams.   “Worrying is distracting us from feeling our fear.” —  Michelle PW  Connect with Michelle PW: Website: Love Based Publishing.com               Love Based Biz.com    Connect with Susan Kennard: Twitter: @susankennardFacebook: Susan Kennard – Expand Your Consciousness, Sparkle to SuccessWebsite: SusanKennard.co.ukLinkedIn: Susan KennardEmail: Susan@SusanKennard.co.uk Reach out to find the program for you!   Show notes by Podcastologist: Kristen Braun   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

Bill Vigilante: Everyday Safety Challenges for Seniors and the Elderly

About Bill Vigilante: Dr. Vigilante is a human factors and ergonomics consultant with experience researching topics related to pedestrian and premises safety, driver performance, roadway safety, lighting, night vision, the designing of warning and instructional information, risk perception, the effects of aging on performance, as well as safety and product design. Dr. Vigilante’s extensive resume includes the publication of dozens of scientific papers in the field of human factors and ergonomics. He has also testified as an expert witness in federal and state courthouses across the country. Dr. Vigilante’s expertise is in studying human performance issues and assessing how they should be used in the investigation to determine if and how they may have played a role in the outcome of an event. One issue includes aging.  In this episode, Steve and Bill discuss: 1. What are human factors and ergonomics? Human factors or ergonomics is the study of how people use all different types of products, how they interact with their environments, how they move about their environments, and essentially human factors and ergonomics is basically designing for peoples use.  2. Is your focus on how to make something safer for everyday people? Yes, there are three goals for[…..]

Stan Andrzejewski: How to Stay Independent and Out of Pain Through Yoga

About Stan Andrzejewski: Stan is the founder of Greater Baltimore Yoga. He was certified in the Iyengar tradition in 1988 while a student of John Schumacher, but now considers Victor van Kooten as his main inspiration. He integrates 45 years of experience as a physical therapist into his 33 years of teaching yoga. He works with people with orthopedic and neurologic problems in his private practice. He has trained many yoga teachers through his apprenticeship program. He has taught a series of continuing education courses for physical therapists entitled Hatha Yoga as Physical Therapy. In this episode, Steve and Stan discuss: 1. What is a neurological physical therapist? Working with and treating people with neurological issues. Working with children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy,  and adults with multiple sclerosis, and parkinsons. 2. How did you get involved in Yoga? I went to a Hatha Yoga conference in 1980 and then ended up taking a yoga class at college.  I fell in love with yoga. When something just feels right, intuitively, it’s something that I know that I need to pursue.  3. Is it an accurate portrayal of yoga to say that yoga is only for people who are double jointed,[…..]

John Cascone: Recognizing Sepsis in the Senior and Elderly

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About John Cascone: Dr. Cascone, is a Board Certified Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease follow up at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is the Medical Director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long term care facilities, infectious disease consultations and telemedicine and infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, C diff, colitis, staphylococcus aureus, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. He lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family.  In this episode, Steve and John Cascone discuss: 1. What is Sepsis? Sepsis is the body’s, often deadly, response to infection. 2. What kind of infection does this include? These infections could be bacterial, viral, or fungal. 3. What are some common types of infections that you see in an elderly and senior population? In elderly individuals the most common  types of infections that lead to sepsis are urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bacteremia, infections that involve artificial knees or hips, skin infections, pressure ulcers, skin tears, and even the use of antibiotics can cause a certain type[…..]