EP #9: Unveiling Veteran Benefits: Pathways to In-Home Independence and Support Systems
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
Did you know there's a treasure trove of resources for our nation's heroes that often goes untapped? Together with Kristi Gurule, we're ushering in 2024 with a deep dive into the benefits and support systems aimed at improving the lives of veterans, especially those seeking to maintain their independence at home. Throughout our chat, we unravel the complex web of VA benefits and Medicare, illuminating a path to the additional support that many veterans are missing out on. We shed light on the staggering number of older veterans—7 million, to be exact—and the vital need for more accessible guid ..read more
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EP #10: Bathing Buddies: Dignity in Every Drop
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
Have you ever pondered the impact of a simple shower on your well-being or considered the profound effect of cleanliness on the human spirit? Join me, Kristi Gurule, and my co-host Jeremy Wolf, as we unravel the nuanced relationship between bathing and health in the context of home care. With personal tales, like Jeremy's experience with his son's bathing routine, we shed light on the universal significance of hygiene across all ages and lifestyles. This episode also brings us closer to the harsh realities some face when bathing becomes a challenge due to age or disability. A heartfelt exchan ..read more
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EP #8: Supporting Seniors' Emotional Well-Being During the Holidays
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
As we string up the lights and deck the halls, have you ever paused to consider the seniors in our midst who might be silently struggling through the holiday season? That's precisely the conversation we're opening up with Kristi Gurule, our esteemed guest, who delicately sheds light on the emotional challenges faced by the elder community during what's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Together, we navigate through the complexities of joy and sorrow, sharing stories that tug at the heartstrings and offering insights that could change how we perceive and celebrate these festiv ..read more
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EP #6: Evolving Care for Alzheimer's Patients: A Focus on Comfort Keepers
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
What if you could better understand the progression of Alzheimer's dementia and be equipped to provide optimal care for your loved ones? Join us in our enlightening dialogue where we unpack the symptoms, stages, and care procedures in relation to this condition. In this episode, we, Kristi Gurule and Jeremy Wolf, explore the gradual progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s, emphasizing the paramount importance of early detection and professional aid. Escalating from occasional memory lapses to more personal care needs, we delve into the roles of Comfort Keepers in providing in-home health supp ..read more
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EP #7: The Evolutionary Path of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
Ever wondered how dementia and Alzheimer's evolve within a patient? Join us as we journey through the stages of these diseases with co-hosts, Kristi Gurule and Jeremy Wolf, shedding light on early signs and when to seek professional help. We focus on the fluctuating nature of these diseases, the progression to debilitating stages, and the heartbreaking experiences of patients transitioning to full-time care units or end of life. As we navigate this challenging terrain, we highlight the role of Comfort Keepers, a non-skilled agency that provides care, companionship, and support for patients an ..read more
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EP #5: Navigating Early Memory Trouble: Coping Strategies for Alzheimer's and Dementia
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
Are you noticing early signs of memory trouble in your loved ones? Tune into this enlightening episode of the Comfort Keepers Davie podcast as your hosts, Jeremy Wolf and Kristi Gurule, delve into the early stages of Alzheimer's and dementia. They walk you through the common signs and offer valuable advice on what you can do even before these conditions manifest fully. You'll learn the importance of having open conversations with your loved ones and discover simple strategies that can help them cope with memory challenges, like using calendars and reminders at home. As the conversation progre ..read more
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EP #4: Exploring the Stages of Dementia and Alzheimer's
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
Have you ever wondered why your elderly loved ones seem more forgetful or exhibit changes in behavior? This episode is your compass, guiding you through the winding path of dementia and Alzheimer's progression. We kick off World Alzheimer's Awareness Month by unpacking dementia, a comprehensive term for memory loss that can be a symptom of Alzheimer's. We underline how crucial it is to recognize early signs in our aging loved ones and understand when it’s time to get professional help. We assure you, though, that not all memory loss is cause for alarm—it could just be a normal part of aging ..read more
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EP #3: ADLs vs. IADLs and the Roles of In-Home Caregivers
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
In this episode, the topic of activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) is discussed. Kristi explains that ADLs are basic tasks such as using the restroom, getting dressed, and personal hygiene, while IADLs are more complex activities like doing laundry and cooking. These tasks become more difficult as we age and may require assistance. Comfort Keepers, can provide materials and support for these tasks but cannot perform medical procedures or treatments. Having the right team in place is instrumental to provide comprehensive care for elderly individu ..read more
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EP #2: Signs Your Loved One Needs Elderly Home Care
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
In this episode, we talk about signs to look for that it might be time to consider seeking assistance for your elderly loved one.  This can be a tender subject and needs to be approached delicately.  Kristi shares her first hand knowledge of this process and provides valuable insights for our listeners. For more information visit: https://www.comfortkeepers.com/offices/florida/davie/ or contact: (954) 947-7927 ..read more
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EP # 1: Meet the Host Kristi Gurule
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by Kristi Gurule
3M ago
On the inaugural episode of the Comfort Keepers Davie Podcast, Kristi Gurule, the host, delves into the world of Comfort Keepers and recounts her personal journey in becoming a part of the business. Additionally, she discusses her motivation behind launching the podcast and outlines her aspirations for what lies ahead. For more information visit: https://www.comfortkeepers.com/offices/florida/davie/ or contact: (954) 947-7927 ..read more
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