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The Senior R.E.S.E.T. Podcast delivers the Resources, Education, Solutions, Entertainment, and Training you need in a weekly, topic-focused, event featuring live Q&A as well as answers to questions you submit to our program throughout the week. We will cover a variety of topics including medical issues, non-medical support, community resources, best practices for health, financial strategies, and how to stay ahead of scammers that are getting increasingly sophisticated. You will have your questions answered by medical professionals, industry leaders, and topic experts. The Senior R.E.S.E.T. Podcast provides the education you and your family need to ensure the best quality of life.


As we age, we realize just how important families are. Seniors want to maintain a high-quality life, and their families want to ensure their elders are staying connected, healthy, strong, and financially secure. We offer support and education for seniors, their families, and their communities. Seniors who are involved with their families are proven to live longer and have stronger immune systems, and better brain health. We want to help families create this environment.


The Senior R.E.S.E.T. Podcast will help both seniors and their families, by focusing on both non-medical and medical topics, home safety, community resources, insurance, as well as hospice-related content. You will also hear about general interest topics like estate planning, technology for seniors, and voting. We will warn seniors of common scams targeting them. You can have your personal questions answered monthly in the “ask me anything” segment as well as weekly through topic-focused questions you submit. We will shine a light on common myths and misconceptions while providing the resources you need in your golden years.


This is a diverse podcast that covers many topics and will feature specialists such as general practitioners, cardiologists, dentists, nurses, and mental health specialists joining us to answer your questions. There are tons of educational resources dedicated to us in our youth and working lives, but there is very little education is given to us for the retirement phase of life. The Senior RESET podcast is dedicated to giving you that education. 

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Memory care is crucial to maintaining cognitive health and effective communication in daily life. In this episode of the Senior Reset podcast, speech-language therapist Michelle Mince discusses memory care strategies and resources for improving memory, particularly in seniors. Michelle likens memory to a mental file cabinet and suggests that memory loss is a normal part of aging but becomes problematic when it affects everyday communication and functioning.The episode also covers memory improvement techniques and resources, such as professionals like speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists, brain games, cognitive training websites, and the "TalkPath Therapy" program. Michelle also introduces her company, Baby Blooming Moments, which focuses on early childhood development.Highlights:{00:50} Introduction to Michelle Mince{02:00} Understanding Memory as a File Cabinet{07:25} Tips for Keeping Memory Sharp: Repeating Names{11:50} Counting Items{14:00} Chunking Information{18:40} Applying Memory Strategies{23:50} When to Seek Specialized Care{27:20} Memory Improvement ResourcesMichelle Mintz Bio:Michelle Mintz, M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Early Development Expert. She started her private practice in Santa Monica, California in 2003.Michelle earned her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from U.C. Santa Barbara and in 1995, received her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University and has worked at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital and Providence St. John’s Health Center.She maintains her continuing education in child development, as she strongly believes in stimulating and enriching children’s minds beginning at birth.Links:Lumonsity: https://www.lumosity.com/enBrainHQ: https://www.brainhq.com Baby Blooming Moments: https://babybloomingmoments.com Website: https://signalhg.com
Memory care is crucial to maintaining cognitive health and effective communication in daily life. In this episode of the Senior Reset podcast, speech-language therapist Michelle Mince discusses memory care strategies and resources for improving memory, particularly in seniors. Michelle likens memory to a mental file cabinet and suggests that memory loss is a normal part of aging but becomes problematic when it affects everyday communication and functioning.The episode also covers memory improvement techniques and resources, such as professionals like speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists, brain games, cognitive training websites, and the "TalkPath Therapy" program. Michelle also introduces her company, Baby Blooming Moments, which focuses on early childhood development.{ You can hear the full episode on Tuesday, October 17}
Janna McCourt joins co-hosts Joel and Nicole to discuss blood pressure. Janna emphasizes the importance of monitoring blood pressure for assessing general health, disease progression, and early detection of heart-related issues, such as hypertension.Blood pressure consists of systolic and diastolic pressure; the normal range is 120/80. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called the "silent killer" due to its lack of noticeable symptoms. Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can cause dizziness, fainting, confusion, and other issues. Janna advises avoiding excessive salt intake and processed foods and consuming fiber-rich foods to prevent constipation-related vagal nerve stimulation.They also discuss the role of the vagal nerve in blood pressure regulation and the importance of recognizing warning signs to prevent syncope and accidents. The hosts discuss the standard blood pressure reading of 120/80 and variations among individuals, emphasizing the significance of regular blood pressure monitoring.Jenna also addresses low blood pressure, its symptoms, and potential dangers, especially for seniors. The podcast also discusses the role of the vagal nerve in causing fainting. It offers tips to prevent low blood pressure, such as staying hydrated, avoiding constipation, and maintaining regular exercise.Highlights:{00:42} Introduction to Janna McCourt{02:22} The Importance of Blood Pressure Monitoring:{06:33} Understanding Blood Pressure Numbers:{11:56} High Blood Pressure Risks{25:34} Managing Blood Pressure{29:10} Checking Blood Pressure{34:47} Proactively addressing blood pressure issuesSignalhg.com/podcast
In this episode of the Senior Reset podcast, Richard Kaufman, an Amazon best-selling author, discusses mental health issues, particularly suicide, among seniors and veterans. Kaufman, a suicide survivor, shares his story of being thrown out of the military for drug addiction and alcoholic behavior. We discuss the current issues facing the country and worldwide, particularly veterans. One in 114 active-duty veterans have attempted suicide, just under 1%. Kaufman emphasizes the importance of recognizing and helping those struggling with mental health issues, as there is a stigma around mental health. Highlights:01:24 Who is Richard Kauffman05:46 The Vertical Momentum Podcast07:45 The biggest mental health struggles facing veterans’ seniors today.10:10 When people struggle with the question Who Am I20:00 when people struggling with suicidal thoughts suddenly act happy.26:30 Feelings of lonelinessRichard Kauffman Bio:Richard Kauffman, known as The Comeback Coach, is an accomplished author, a seasoned veteran with 23 years of military service, and a 30-year veteran with GNC. These extensive experiences have provided him with valuable insights, which he now leverages to assist others in conquering adversity and attaining their objectives.As a coach and author, Richard Kauffman has guided numerous individuals through their heroic journeys from darkness to enlightenment. His book, "A Hero's Journey from Darkness to Light," meticulously narrates his voyage of triumphing over challenges and achieving success in both his personal and professional spheres. By sharing his narrative, he aspires to motivate and empower others to uncover their path to resilience and achievement.As the host and producer of the Vertical Momentum Resiliency Podcast, Richard Kauffman invites guests who share their stories of resilience while offering practical guidance for overcoming obstacles and attaining success in various aspects of life. With its remarkable global ranking in the top 0.5%, this podcast has evolved into a trusted resource for individuals seeking to enhance their resilience and achieve their aspirations.Having served in the US ARMY and with GNC, Richard Kauffman is now wholeheartedly dedicated to utilizing his experiences and wisdom to support others in thriving. For those searching for a coach, author, or podcast host to guide them on their heroic journeys, The Comeback Coach, Richard Kauffman, stands as an exceptional choice. Links:Website: https://signalhg.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-kaufman-989757139 Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vertical-momentum-resiliency-podcast/id1554011985
In this episode of the Senior Reset podcast, Richard Kaufman, an Amazon best-selling author, discusses mental health issues, particularly suicide, among seniors and veterans. Kaufman, a suicide survivor, shares his story of being thrown out of the military for drug addiction and alcoholic behavior. We discuss the current issues facing the country and worldwide, particularly veterans. One in 114 active-duty veterans have attempted suicide, just under 1%. Kaufman emphasizes the importance of recognizing and helping those struggling with mental health issues, as there is a stigma around mental health. {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday, September 26}
Today we have the guest, Sonya Dunbar, a registered dental hygienist, and gerontologist. She shares her experiences as a volunteer in nursing homes and how she developed a business to provide comprehensive dental care for residents and long-term care facilities.Highlights:{01:26} How Sonya became interested in geriatric Dental.{04:20} What to expect from your dental care after retirement.{11:50} Toothpaste that will help with sensitivity.{13:46} Daily brushing habits{10:07} Dental-related problems for seniors they should be aware of{23:11} Medication and the effects on oral health{24:15} Things to look out for with the dentist.Joan Ward Bio:Joan Ward is the director of nursing for Signal Health Group. She's a registered nurse and certified in hospice and palliative care.Links:Website: https://signalhg.com
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2023-09-1103:48

Today we have the guest, Sonya Dunbar, a registered dental hygienist, and gerontologist. She shares her experiences as a volunteer in nursing homes and how she developed a business to provide comprehensive dental care for residents and long-term care facilities. {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday September 12th}
Joan Ward joins us to teach us about hospice. She shares everything we need to know and the myths that are out there surrounding this kind of scary word. As you listen you will learn it is not so scary and there are a lot of benefits to be had for people who are in certain situations. Highlights:{01:36} What is Hospice{03:02} Are you ready for Hospice?{09:08} How Hospice Improves Quality of Life.{27:23} Funding for hospice care{33:23} Questions to ask if you are choosing a Hospice agency.{36:47} How to switch hospice agencies.Joan Ward Bio:Joan Ward is the director of nursing for Signal Health Group. She's a registered nurse and certified in hospice and palliative care.Links:Website: https://signalhg.com 
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2023-09-0403:04

Joan Ward joins us to teach us about hospice. She shares everything we need to know and the myths that are out there surrounding this kind of scary word. As you listen you will learn it is not so scary and there are a lot of benefits to be had for people who are in certain situations. {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday, September 5th}
Homeless veterans are hard to find, especially in rural areas. The Journey Home, works with people at risk of being homeless, providing transportation to appointments, medical appointments, advocacy, and understanding resources. The Journey Home's mission is to end veteran homelessness, and they are almost there. They do a good job of trying to stay on that mission, but they would love to close it out. They also work with people who are at risk of being homeless, such as those struggling to get to doctor's appointments due to their health issues or the cost of medication.Highlights:{01:12} What is The Journey Home{04:05} The homeless issue in the veteran community.{12:26} What the homeless vet can expect when they come into the program.{15:05} When a family is homeless.{19:43} Activities for senior veterans that keep them moving.{29:53} Navigating the VA system as a seniorThe Journey Home Vets Bio:Incorporated in 2014, Randolph County Veteran Shelter, Inc, DBA as The Journey Home (TJH) has fully engaged itself in the mission to “end Veteran homelessness.” Like all great grassroots stories, our participation in this mission started with an awareness of a problem and a conversation about solutions. A small group of individuals, which quickly turned into an army of local, then regional, and now national individuals and organizations, have come together as partners to make a difference. To make a difference in the lives of Veterans and to “end Veteran homelessness.”Our Mission: Veterans are our priority. Our mission is to end Veteran homelessness; and to connect Veterans to local, regional, and national communities. Together we provide stability, support, and interventions so that Veterans are empowered to attain housing and independence.There is no other population in the United States that has better access to care than a military Veteran. The quality of care is rightly debated but there is no doubt that our Veterans’ medical and health care is a high priority to the US Government and the US citizens and their community partners. Yet the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that less than 50% of all eligible Veterans are enrolled in VA Services. Too few of our heroes are isolated and are missing the love and support that eagerly awaits them. TJH accepts this as a neighbor and community problem to solve.Links:Phone: 765-595-8297Website: https://journeyhomevets.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeyhomevets
Homeless veterans are hard to find, especially in rural areas. The Journey Home, works with people at risk of being homeless, providing transportation to appointments, medical appointments, advocacy, and understanding resources. The Journey Home's mission is to end veteran homelessness, and they are almost there. They do a good job of trying to stay on that mission, but they would love to close it out. They also work with people who are at risk of being homeless, such as those struggling to get to doctor's appointments due to their health issues or the cost of medication.{You can hear the full episode on Tuesday August 15th
Lynne Shelton joins Nicole and Joel to talk about Wills, Trusts, and Estate planning. What is the difference between each of these? How do we make sure our wishes are legally binding? What are the costs of Wills and trusts? These are all questions we should all be asking regardless of our age. It is important to make sure that our wishes are granted if we become incapacitated or if we pass away. Lynne helps make everything easy. You will enjoy this episode. Highlights:{01:30} What is an estate planning and who should do it{02:39} Communication between family members{05:20} How to make sure your wishes are legally binding.{10:34} The types of wills{13:00} The cost of a will{17:10} Taxes and Wills{18:37} What is a trust?{28:00} Can non-family members approve expenditures.{29:48} Pulling assets out of a trust.{32:00} How to set up a trust.{38:10} Life insurance policies and Trusts{43:30} Healthcare directivesLynne D. Shelton Bio:Speaking to both Franchisors and Franchisees on an international stage, and logging over 30 years in the industry, Lynne utilizes her current Franchisor knowledge, plus the past 783 unit franchise system experience to teach those who want to “Expand Your Brand”® by franchising their business or buying a franchise. She has authored many articles and a book, “How to Buy a Franchise with Your Retirement Funds.” She earned the elite title of Certified Franchise Executive (“CFE”) from the International Franchise Association in 2013 and was admitted as a Franchise Expert Witness during a large 2018 franchise court case.Links:Phone: 512-535-0090Website: https://sla.law 
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2023-08-0701:29

Lynne Shelton joins Nicole and Joel to talk about Wills, Trusts, and Estate planning. What is the difference between each of these? How do we make sure our wishes are legally binding? What are the costs of Wills and trusts? These are all questions we should all be asking regardless of our age. It is important to make sure that our wishes are granted if we become incapacitated or if we pass away. Lynne helps make everything easy. You will enjoy this episode. {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday, August 8th}
Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski joins Nicole to talk about ways to improve the quality of life after retirement. How can we bring more physical activity into our lives, and what can we do to take care of our mental health? When is it time to get help from a professional, and is it ever too late to pursue our dreams?Highlights:{00:25} Who is Reverend Brian Ostaszewski{03:49} Introducing physical therapy into your life.{09:44} Advice for mental health improvements{14:44} Life after retirement{17:40} Advice on where to start if you are alone.{21:06} When to get help from a professional{22:37} A story to remind us it is never too late.Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski Bio:Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski is an ordained nondenominational Minister. He has been involved in religious theology practices and studies for over 25 years and has additional education and experience with many different religions. He is a Certified Pastoral-trained Counselor providing Marriage, Family, Grief, Spiritual, and General Life guidance. He is a Motivational Speaker, a Hospital chaplain, a Certified Christian Life Coach, a Certified and trained Wedding Planner, a Consultant and Special Events Coordinator, and is also a Nevada State Licensed Wedding Officiant and Notary Public. Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski has received Suicide Prevention training certification and he has obtained CPR and First Aid training (AHA-OSHA) Certification. He is the founder of The United Fellowship of Faith; the TUFF Cancer Care Ministry and he has created the TUFF Suicide Prevention Ministry.Links:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rev-bryan-ostaszewski-55107080
Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski joins Nicole to talk about ways to improve the quality of life after retirement. How can we bring more physical activity into our lives, and what can we do to take care of our mental health? When is it time to get help from a professional, and is it ever too late to pursue our dreams? {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday, Aug 1st}
All About Caregiving

All About Caregiving

2023-07-2531:29

Nicole and Joel explain how caregiving works, and what it is like to have a caregiver in your home. Caregiving is a combination of skilled and non-skilled services, aiming to keep people in their homes for as long as possible. The goal is to provide support to keep dignity intact and prevent frequent hospitalizations or assisted living facilities. Caregivers can be hired through agencies, structured family plans, or through private-pay options.  People generally need help with laundry and cooking, but there may be physical limitations that seniors may face. The goal is to help people stay in their homes as long as possible and maintain dignity.   Highlights:{00:54} What is a caregiver? {01:41} The goal of caregiving {02:05} Who can be a caregiver? {03:36} Using Medicaid for your caregiver. {10:50} When seniors are caregivers. {14:26} How to give helpful feedback about your caregiver. {24:44} Starting the process of getting a caregiver. 
Nicole and Joel explain how caregiving works, and what it is like to have a caregiver in your home. Caregiving is a combination of skilled and non-skilled services, aiming to keep people in their homes for as long as possible. The goal is to provide support to keep dignity intact and prevent frequent hospitalizations or assisted living facilities. Caregivers can be hired through agencies, structured family plans, or through private-pay options.  People generally need help with laundry and cooking, but there may be physical limitations that seniors may face. The goal is to help people stay in their homes as long as possible and maintain dignity. {You can hear the full episode on Tuesday, July 25th}
Lady T and Stephanie Fudge join us to talk about living with chronic health conditions. Lady T shares her journey with cancer and living with the aftermath of chemotherapy. Stephanie Fudge shares her story of living with CP and the struggle to become independent.   Highlights: {01:03} Lady T’s journey with cancer{08:06} Stephanie’s journey with CP{13:13} The steps to independency when you have CP.{18:04} Advocating for others with disabilities.Stephanie Fudge Bio:Stephanie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth and is now 41 years old. From birth, she has faced and overcome many challenges. Stephanie has gone through 42 surgeries in her lifetime. She has been living independently for the past 11 years with the assistance of caregivers and my power of attorney Nick. She now has a bachelor’s degree in general studies and uses her knowledge and experience to advocate for herself and others living with disabilities 
Stephanie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth and is now 41 years old. From birth, she has faced and overcome many challenges. Stephanie has gone through 42 surgeries in her lifetime. She has been living independently for the past 11 years with the assistance of caregivers and my power of attorney Nick. She now has a bachelor’s degree in general studies and uses her knowledge and experience to advocate for herself and others living with disabilities. {You can hear the full Episode on Tuesday, July 18th} 
Lisa Swansen joins us to share how Mobile One Docs, a home-based primary care healthcare group that sends nurse practitioners and physicians to patients in their home settings, can bridge the gap between traditional and mobile healthcare by sending them out to patients in their home settings, reducing barriers and increasing accessibility.  Lisa shares how they work with various plans, including traditional Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial plans, and have a fee structure similar to a physician's office. Previously, most patients were homebound, but this has been lifted. This allows Mobile One Docs to reach different populations and reduce barriers.   Highlights: {00:49} What is Mobile One Docs? {03:07} How to qualify for Mobile One Docs {07:43} Services provided through Mobile Docs {09:52} The growing popularity of mobile doc {12:15} What to expect at a home visit with Mobil Docs {15:00} How home visits serve the elderly better than office visits. {17:00} How Mobile Docs gives aid when they find a difficult home situation.  Lisa Swansen Bio: Lisa Swansen is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her nursing experience started 20 years ago at UCLA's Liver Transplant and Surgical Sub-specialties Unit. She worked at Scripps La Jolla and Tri-Cities Hospital before diversifying her career with hospice and palliative care. After her Cardiology NP Internship with Mayo School of Health Sciences Arizona, she worked in family practice. However, her dedication and interest in helping geriatric patients and their families transition through chronic diseases with community resources led her to launch MobileOneDocs, a mobile comprehensive primary care practice providing on-site care to residents in assisted living facilities.  Links: Website: https://mobileonedocs.com Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-swansen-ball-fnp-30b33554  
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