ClaimJockey – Insurance Claim Advocate

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ClaimJockey is an independent insurance claim advocate that specializes in filing long-term care insurance claims. Their claims experts act as a bridge between the policyholder and the long-term care insurance company, working with the policyholder, his or her spouse, children, attorney, tax advisor and care provider. ClaimJockey’s goal is to help policyholders understand their policies, make informed decisions based on the benefits to which they are entitled and provide straightforward answers.

In addition to their claims experts, they have also prepared a guide to filing long-term insurance claims.
You can download it here: How to File a Successful Long Term Care Insurance Claim.

Contact ClaimJockey for your free consultation or read their full profile at Care is There.

For more articles like this, see: Care for the Caregiver, Resources for Kansas City, Legal and Financial, Resources for Central Virginia.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Team Spotlight – Jenny Ragsdale

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Care is There Geriatric Care Management is operated by a group of like-minded people whose goal is to provide quality care and access to the necessary resources. Every month, we’re shining the light on the people who make Care is There what it is – a group united by that common goal.

Our third installment our Team Spotlight features the beautiful and talented Jenny Ragsdale, a Lifestyle Coordinator with a passion for helping clients with communication, organization, independence, health and happiness.

How long have you been working at Care is There?

“I started at the beginning of 2013, so just two years.  It feels like more! In a good way.”

What do you do at Care is There?

“I am a Lifestyle Coordinator. Aside from backing up a couple of people, I have one client.”

What is the most satisfying thing about working at Care is There?

“I love the autonomy and flexibility. I feel completely supported by Elizabeth, Wendy and the Care Is There team, but I also feel like I make my own schedule and have the freedom to take care of my client as her needs arise.”

Read Jenny’s profile at The Care is There or meet the entire team on our “Team” page.

For more articles like this, see: News and Events, Team Spotlight.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

It’s Visitor Day! Plus, Learn The Secret To Keeping Your Back Healthy.

On Friday, March 20, 2015 Dr. David Glazer, of Nieder Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, will educate us in his presentation entitled “Preserving the Spine: A Fundamental Approach”.

Dr. David Glazer is a Chiropractor in Harrisonburg, VA. His background as a massage therapist and the incorporation of functional rehabilitation into his treatments has allowed him to help many patrons of The Valley.

It is no secret that spinal pain, in particularly of the lower back, affects more than 80% of the population. What seems to be a “secret” is how to prevent spinal pain and what we can do to preserve our spine as we age. We will explore predisposing factors to spinal pain and fundamentals of function, fitness, and food in our discussion of unraveling some “secrets”.

You can download Dr. Glazer’s Presentation here: Preserving The Spine

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at Sunnyside Retirement Community (The Highlands) 3935 Sunnyside Drive Harrisonburg, Virginia. Visitors are welcome – look for the signs! Bring a friend who may benefit from the roundtable!

The meeting will also feature a “member spotlight” presentation by Charity Shahan, Financial Representative, of Northwestern Mutual.

Download and print the meeting agenda here: Aging In Place Meeting Agenda March 2015.

Our prize this month will be to the person who brings the most guests to our meeting! Senior Helpers has kindly offered to donate a prize for the winner.

April’s Contest:

  • Between the March and April meetings we’re having a March Madness Contest! Brackets must be picked and turned in at March meeting. Pick all games to the final and also pick the final score of the final game. You may print any bracket from a simple internet search to print and bring with you or we will have blank brackets for you at March meeting.
  • Rules and Tiebreakers: Entries that pick the winning team will be winners. Tiebreakers will be used in this order until one winner remains:
    • Pick Winner (must be present at April meeting)
    • Pick Opponent
    • Closest to Winner Score
    • Closest to Loser Score
    • Picked most Final 4 teams.
    • Picked most Elite 8 teams,
    • Can use further rounds if necessary.

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:  The Chamber’s Aging-In-Place Roundtable’s mission is to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Jim Maust
Venture Builders, Inc.
540.434.7927

Co-Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Old Dominion Prosthetics & Orthotics

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Old Dominion LogoOld Dominion OfficeOld Dominion Prosthetics & Orthotics provides prosthetics and orthotics to members of the Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Harrisonburg communities. Their practitioners work closely with physicians, therapists, family and the patient in an effort to ensure that care arrives on schedule, and that the patient has a complete understanding of his or her prosthesis or orthosis.

Old Dominion Prosthetics & Orthotics practitioners are certified by the American Board of Certification. They attend continuing education courses to stay abreast of the changes and advances in prosthetics and orthotics. In addition, they attend scientific symposiums throughout the world, such as the annual American Orthotic and Prosthetic National Assemblies, so that the practitioners know which new devices are available, and how to use them.

For more details, read the full profile of Old Dominion Prosthetics & Orthotics on CareisThere.com.

For more articles like this, see: Aging in Place, Assistive Technology, Resources for Central Virginia, Resources for Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Resources for Central Virginia – Harrisonburg.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Team Spotlight – Desiree White

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Desiree WhiteCare is There Geriatric Care Management is operated by a group of like-minded people whose goal is to provide quality care and access to the necessary resources. We want to shine the light on the people who make Care is There what it is – a group united by that common goal.

Our second installment in this shinning feature is a woman works tirelessly to introduce new communities and areas to Care is There – Outreach Champion, Desiree White.

How long have you been working at Care is There?

“I have been working with Care is There since September 2014.”

What do you do at Care is There?

“I am the Outreach Champion. I market all areas, including Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Augusta County, and any new opportunities Elizabeth and I feel fit with the company purpose.”

What is the most satisfying thing about working at Care is There?

“The most satisfying part of working for Care is There is meeting people with common goals and seeing what they do to help their clients age with grace. It’s fascinating and eye opening when you realize how much goes into care for the aging generation.”

Read Desiree’s profile at The Care is There or meet the entire team on our “Team” page.

For more articles like this, see: News and Events, Team Spotlight.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Fail Safe Leadership For Serving the 50+ Population

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On Friday, February 20th, Jorge Gutierrez will discuss leadership and its impact on companies and organizations that are serving the aging population.

“Leadership is the hottest topic in business today. Fail-Safe Leadership advances a results-based definition of leadership. It demonstrates how it’s possible to grow leaders quickly, and how to align every individual’s work effort directly to the company’s vision and strategic plan, in order to improve a company’s bottom line. Leadership means different things to many people; often mistaken by management which brings a completely different set of skills into consideration.”

Gutierrez has served as the CEO for the BMOC GROUP since November 2011 and is an accomplished and experienced Executive Coach, Business Coach, Leadership Development Coach, Trainer and Consultant. He retired honorably from the Armed Forces and transitioned into the private sector for leadership positions.

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at Bridgewater Retirement Community (302 North Second Street, Bridgewater) in the Houff Community Center. Visitors are welcome – look for the signs!

The meeting will also feature a “member spotlight” presentation by architect Charles Hendricks of the award winning firm, The Gaines Group, PLC. Charles is committed to creating “buildings, businesses, and homes that are healthy, energy-efficient, and durable.”

Our contest this month is the person who has parents or grandparents (living or deceased) that have been or were married the longest. The winner this month will receive a prize donated by Home Instead Senior Care.

Download the meeting agenda here: Aging In Place Agenda 0215

Download information about Fail Safe Leadership here: Fail Safe Leadership by Jorge Gutierrez

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:  The Chamber’s Aging-In-Place Roundtable’s mission is to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Jim Maust
Venture Builders, Inc.
540.434.7927

Co-Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Door to Door Solutions: Growth & Expansion

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door to door groupDoor to Door Solutions who we met in 2012 when they visited Elizabeth’s neighborhood – are proud to announce that they continue to grow each year as word of their services reaches new people and the move management industry expands. According to Katie Hamann, co-founder of Door to Door Solutions, the move management industry now consists of over 900 company members around the world, a monumental jump from the 50 companies in existence 11 years ago.

“What that means for all of our clients in Virginia is that no matter where they live, they can have the help from a professional who helps clients RIGHTsize and move into smaller quarters everyday, everywhere!” Hamann says. “If someone is moving from C’ville to be closer to family, we can arrange to have a service like ours meet them in their new city to unpack and put everything right in its place.”

Door to Door Solutions is an active part of the community. Look for them this February as part of the downsizing panel and presentation at The Lodge at Old Trail. They also host several pep talks on how to lighten up and RIGHTsize your home, stuff and life.

Learn more about Door to Door Solutions on CareisThere.com.

For more articles like this, see: Aging in Place, Care for the Caregiver, Resources for Central Virginia, Resources for Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Resources for Central Virginia – Harrisonburg, Resources for Central Virginia – Staunton.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Team Spotlight – Elizabeth Swider

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Care is There Geriatric Care Management is operated by a group of like-minded people whose goal is to provide quality care and access to the necessary resources. We want to shine the light on the people who make Care is There what it is – a group united by that common goal.

What better way to launch our Team Spotlight feature than with the woman who literally made Care is There Geriatric Care Management what it is today – Founder and President Elizabeth Swider.

How long have you been working at Care is There?
I started Care is There in 2006, and it’s the best job I’ve ever had!

What do you do at Care is There?
My main responsibility is to ensure that Care is There provides an outstanding experience for all of our clients, their loved ones, our Care is There team members, and other service providers. I love meeting organizations that can provide new services to our clients, interviewing potential new Care is There Lifestyle Coordinators, and planning our training programs. Every day is different, and every day is rewarding.

What is the most satisfying thing about working at Care is There?
I know we improve the lives of older adults and their families. So many of our clients say ‘what would we do without you?’ Recently I asked all the Lifestyle Coordinators to share a miracle they created for a client in the last few weeks. Their answers brought tears to my eyes. Care is There is a very inspiring place to work!

Read Elizabeth’s profile at The Care is There or meet the entire team on our Team page.

For more articles like this, see: News and Events, Team Spotlight.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Care is There Welcomes Amy Fields

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Care is There Geriatric Care Management welcomes Amy Fields, our newest Lifestyle Coordinator, to the team. Her experience as a Certified Home Health Aide and care manager has given her the tools she needs to provide our clients with the care they need. Learn more about Amy at The Care is There or contact her at AmyF@CareisThere.com.

For more articles like this, see: Resources for Central VirginiaNews and Events, Resources for Central Virginia – CharlottesvilleResources for Central Virginia – HarrisonburgResources for Central Virginia – Staunton.

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent livingassisted living enhancement and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

Jump Start Your Year with Nutrition Suggestions to Age In Place Well

On Friday, January 16, 2015 Debbie Dunn-Frederick, a professor at Bridgewater College and a Registered Dietitian, will be discussing Nutrition Concerns and Suggestions for Individuals as They Age in Place. Nutrition plays a large part in living well and staying healthy at any age.

Join us from 9:00 – 10:30am at Sunnyside Retirement Community (The Highlands) 3935 Sunnyside Drive Harrisonburg, Virginia. Visitors are welcome – look for the signs!

The meeting will also feature a “member spotlight” presentation by Dr. Margee Greenfield, Encore Coach at Blue Ridge Community College. She will be discussing their one year 20-credit certificate program for an Aging In Place Specialist.

Our contest prize this month will go to the person who had the greatest age range present at their Christmas dinner!

Download and print the agenda here: Aging In Place Agenda Jan 2015.

About the Aging in Place Round Table from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce:  The Chamber’s Aging-In-Place Roundtable’s mission is to educate the community about local services supporting vitality and choice in the second half of life and to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration about the issues surrounding aging in place. The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and is open to visitors. For meeting topics and locations, visit http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

Contact Information:

Chair – Jim Maust
Venture Builders, Inc.
540.434.7927

Co-Chair – Phyllis Friesen
Design Concrete Builders, Inc.
540.383.2982

http://www.harrisonburgseniors.com

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