Stacy Carter, Executive Director of Waltonwood Providence, Jamie Jollie, Executive Director of Elmcroft on Little Avenue, and Christine Szalony, a past ED and memory care consultant, all joined me in studio for this program. Here’s your chance to learn what to look and listen for when you visit senior living communities in search of just the right environment for your loved one. And, when is in-home care enough? When is it time to look for a residential care community? What does it cost for care in an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community?
They covered a wide swath of issues surrounding selecting communities, and the importance of being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to finding an appropriate community for Mom or Dad. “Emergency admits” to assisted and memory care communities are the last resort, and the least effective in matching resident to services provided.
The communication between family and caregivers is vitally important,and you will hear that emphasized in this most valuable and informative program. Addtionally, if you want to be an Executive Director, this program will give you an idea as to the process and the commitment involved. The number one challenge for administrators appears to be staffing; finding the best staff to work in what can be a most demanding occupation.
Listening to these three individuals is both enlightening and insightful. You will learn some great tips to assist you with your desire to successfully age, and better prepare you in your efforts to find the right place for your loved one to reside when the need arises.
Thanks for listening, and for being part of my journey.
We were very honored to be asked to record a special broadcast of Radio 4 the Ages at this wonderful fund raising event for Shepherd Center Charlotte. Heather Hammond, program manager for Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, joined me interviewing the various guests. ‘Chef Wars’ is a competition among chefs from five different Assisted Living Communities in the Charlotte Area. Marcia Scheidemann, the executive director of Shepherd Center Charlotte, along with Ty Cain, a marketing director of Regency Retirement Village, were the driving force and coordinators for this fine culinary event.
The communities involved were Regency Retirement Village, Elmcroft on Little Avenue, Atria Merrywood, Brighton Gardens of Charlotte, and Brookdale Place of South Charlotte. The underwriting sponsor of Radio 4 the Ages at Chef Wars was Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, and we thank them for their support of the event and Radio 4 the Ages.
Chef Wars was a resounding success again, and the monies realized will be used for several of the services that Shepherd Center of Charlotte provides in the community. Chef Wars sold out this year, so be sure to get your ticket early next year, and come hungry!