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On the Air with Rhonda

Care-Connect on KJCE

Recently I was invited to be an in-studio guest of the Dr. Dan Show on Austin radio station KJCE. Dr. Dan Ladd is a local dermatologist and his “Be Healthy for Life” show airs Saturdays, 9-10am on TALK 1370. His wife Lurleen Ladd, a social worker in a former life, co-hosts with him.

I stopped by the station on May 7th to discuss senior care management and explain what a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) does. As program manager of Care-Connect Senior Services for LSS, I frequently speak to different groups, congregations, and retirement communities on senior care issues.

Security at the radio station is pretty tight, so we met in the studio parking lot and were escorted into the building, all the while discussing the upcoming show. I admit I was nervous about talking for a whole hour, but the Ladds assured me it would “seem like five minutes.” They were right! I felt like I was just getting warmed up and it was over! They were both so easygoing and fun, and during the breaks we chatted about what to talk about next; Dr. Dan doesn’t like to “over-rehearse” because he says it messes up the natural flow of the conversation.

The video clip above focuses on just one particular eldercare issue: the common problem many seniors have keeping up with their medications. Of course, this is just the tip of the senior care iceberg. Now that I’m a radio “veteran,” I’m looking forward to my next opportunity to hit the airwaves on subjects like navigating the maze of long-term care services, Care-Connect, and the wonderful services we provide for seniors, their families, and their caregivers.

Care-Connect is a senior care management and home care service that enables seniors to remain independent and safe in their living environment. Learn more at www.care-connect.org, or call 866-963-5777.

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