The Aging in America Podcast is a show dedicated to helping you navigate the aging process and the challenges and rewards that come with it. We invite professionals from around the nation to share their expertise on topics ranging from senior care and companionship, to social well being and physical and mental health. We also discuss difficult topics such as legal challenges, finances, end of life emotions, and more. Click Here to Subscribe on itunes

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Episode 17: Finding the Right Match for Retirement Living

In this episode of the Aging in America Podcast, senior living advisor, Beth Friesen, shares how Oasis Senior Advisors help caregivers and adult children select a community that fits their needs.

Beth developed a passion for senior living after helping make the same decision for her parents. After more than 25 years in the healthcare, Beth decided to turn her passion into a profession, purchasing the Lincoln, Nebraska franchise of Oasis Senior Advisors.

Oasis Senior Advisors are located nationwide and work together to relieve some of the stress selecting retirement living can bring. They offer a range of free tools and connections […]

Episode 16: Should You Have Your Child Serve As Your Power of Attorney?

As you plan your estate, it’s natural to think of your children as the ones who would serve as your power of attorney. However, this may not be the right move for a variety of reasons. On this episode of the Aging in America podcast, estate attorney Andrew Loudon tackles this very topic – along with many other “wish I would have asked someone that” type of questions.

He also discusses the one piece of legislation in Nebraska that may impact family farms for years to come.

Andrew Loudon is a trusts and estates attorney at Baylor Evnen. His practice is limited to […]

Episode 15: Baby boomer tips for re-purposing your career

In this episode of the Aging in America Podcast we talk about Baby Boomer Career Tips! We interview Cindy Heider-Kaliff, the founder of Career Life Options and co-founder of Boomer-ANG. Cindy has been a specialized practitioner for 20 years. In the world of work and personal growth, she has the wisdom and savvy to help you unlock and manage your “intellectual property” — so your hopes can be realized and your soul can be soothed. She specializes in helping Baby Boomers repurpose their career – whether through vocation, vacation, or volunteering.

This episode dives into some of the questions that […]

Episode 14: Tips for Downsizing, Rightsizing, and Making a Move

Need some tips for downsizing? We have the expert on this episode! Changing Spaces Owner Jeannine Bryant shares how her company helps seniors manage transition through rightsizing and relocation services. She believes we don’t downsize, we simply rightsize and choose the things that bring value into our lives.

Changing Spaces is a bonded and insured company that offers a full range of services designed to give clients peace of mind and caring assistance as they pursue a new home environment that better suits their needs. Their mission is to provide clients with the quality consultation and management services, as well as […]

Episode 13: Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is real. And it’s a challenge facing hundreds of thousands of Americans. In this episode of the Aging in America Podcast, we will be talking about this very thing. Caregiver burnout* is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude — from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don’t get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able — either physically or financially. Caregivers who are “burned out” may experience […]

Episode 12: New Strategies to Fight the Rising Costs of Aging with Louis Tenenbaum

Louis Tenenbaum is the founder of the Aging in Place Institute. He is also a leading authority on aging in place- the idea that our homes are the most desirable and economical place for housing and care. Tenenbaum is an enthusiastic speaker whose passion is evident and contagious. He works with communities, not for profits, business and foundations as well as families and individuals on home and community design, innovative business models for aging in place, marketing to older consumers and better ways to educate and motivate consumers and communities to act responsibly on their own behalf.

Lessons learned from 20 […]

Episode 11: Inside Secrets from a Former Senior Care Franchise Owner

Scott Neal is a former Right-at-Home Franchise Owner from Lincoln, Nebraska. In this episode, we talk about his personal story and the life events that prompted him to seek an opportunity in the senior care industry. We also talk about some of the hidden secrets when it comes to paying for in-home care.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Tips for obtain financing for in-home care if you are a veteran
  • How grants assisted in financing for Alzheimer’s care
  • Triggers and/or symptoms that point to the need for non-medical in-home care

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Episode 10: Exercise Prescriptions and Healthy Seniors at the Lincoln YMCA

On this episode, JP Lauterbach of the Lincoln YMCA shares the many things the Y is doing to serve aging adults.

With chronic disease accounting for more than 84% of our nation’s health care costs, the YMCA is working hard to provide programs that help prevent and/or manage these chronic diseases, such as:

Episode 009: Learning about Long Term Care Insurance

Planning for the Aging Process & Long Term Care Insurance

In this episode of the Aging in America podcast, we discuss financial planning (specifically end of life care and long term care insurance) with Craig Sundberg, a financial advisor with Mass Mutual. Many people don’t think about long term care insurance until it’s too late – and it’s either too expensive or an individual’s health prevents them from being able to purchase coverage.

Long term care insurance helps protect your assets from being used for care and maximize your options for care if you become chronically ill or have a severe cognitive […]

Episode 008: The Five Wishes of Hospice Care

A Personal and Professional Look at Hospice Care

In this episode of the Aging in America Podcast we talk with Rhonda Saunders, Director of Marketing for Hospice Community Care of Nebraska. The mission of Hospice Community Care is to provide dignified end-of-life care and quality services that allow our patients and their families/significant others to live life richly, deeply and meaningfully for as long as it may last, and to die with dignity in the setting of their choice.

Hospice Community Care cares for people with Alzheimer’s, Pulmonary Disease, CHF, Cancer, Liver Disease, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Renal Disease, Huntington’s […]