Senior Radio Buffalo episode #110 – 12/2/17

Segment 1 (7:22): Joe Chille’s first guest this week is Tamarie Novo, the Director of Employee Development of Allwel Collaborative Home Care. Today we learn about her background, education, and what has led her to Allwel! Find out the changes she is instituting including educating their care aids to care about their patients, as well as caring about themselves! Training is done in house, called the “Allwel University” that trains caregivers the Allwel way.  This ensures they have exceptional training and certification to also help outside of working at Allwel. Learn more about the education provided by Allwel, as well as all of the services they offer HERE!

Segment 2 (22:40): Our second segment features Michelle Farina, a Medicare Benefits Consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Questions came in from listeners about available doctors, hospitals, and providers allowed on BCBS, which Michelle gives the exact numbers of how many are around the Western NY area. You can also call or visit Michelle and she can look up your exact doctor. Tune in to learn about their many different Medicare Benefits plans and how you can find what is right for you. Find out more information HERE!

Segment 3 (34:41): Father and son, Joe & Joe, from Andrew’s Estate Service join us for our third segment today. Tune in and learn what an estate service does to help go through items when a home needs to be sold- whether this family member is selling the home to move in with another family member or into a nursing home. They can also help if you don’t know how to dispose of an item, like electronics. They will go through the items in the home and donate them, dispose of them, or sell them for you, with the understanding of sentimental items. Listen to the segment to find out what services they offer, how to contact them, and where to start! Learn more about Andrew’s Estate Service HERE!

Segment 4 (49:22): We wrap up the show with Ann Marie and Heidi from the WNY Alzheimer’s Care Giver Partnership. Ann Marie shares with us the help they can provide to caregivers who are caring for a family member who is suffering or starting to suffer from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. They can provide help for you, and even temporary caregiver services if you are taking a trip, or have something going on where you cannot be a caregiver for a few days. If you need these services, please call 1-800-342-9871. Heidi then shares that they are looking for volunteers and it is okay to come in with no information, except interest in volunteering, and Heidi will have a conversation and begin the setup of how to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, you can call 716-896-6388.

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