Staying Safe: Aging in Place

January 17, 2024
Hosted by Wendy Jones

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In this episode of Next Steps 4 Seniors: Conversations on Aging, Wendy is joined by Charles Dunn, CEO of Optalis Health and Rehabilitation Centers, and Corinna Denhart, Director of Nursing. Together, they delve into the crucial topic of “Staying Safe: Aging in Place.” Discover the primary challenges of aging and how to take proactive measures to prevent and plan for them. Gain insights into training your body for a consistent bathroom schedule. Identify the signs of dehydration while understanding the impact on the body dehydration presents. Wendy, Charles, and Corinna share valuable tips on creating a safe environment, the impact of dehydration, and the purpose of rehabilitation centers. They even will give you a history lesson on the evolution of skilled care for senior citizens. Join this enlightening conversation with three seasoned experts dedicated to helping seniors age gracefully and safely. Have questions about this episode? Do you have topics you want us to cover in an upcoming episode? Contact us: 248.651.5010 Facebook/Instagram: Conversations on Aging

Next Steps 4 Seniors

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Aging parents fear becoming a burden on their children while children fear the guilt of making end of life decisions for their parents and themselves. How will you arrange your life and manage your resources to reduce stress and anxiety? Join senior living expert Wendy Jones on her weekly podcast for answers to your questions on navigating and managing the details of growing older gracefully, faithfully and without fear. Wendy and her host of experts will guide you through home healthcare issues; independent, assisted and senior living options; estate planning; Medicare nightmares; insurance options; geriatric medicine; palliative care; available federal and state resources; and a host of other issues as you transition toward end of life care. Stop delaying or fearing decisions about you or your loved one’s future. Next Steps 4 Seniors helps you face the golden years with optimism and confidence. Embracing the future with the knowledge to make growing old gracefully a reality.

Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones is the Founder and CEO of Next Steps 4 Seniors, an organization dedicated to helping families find the appropriate living community for their loved ones while helping individuals maintain their independence and dignity while aging. For her efforts, she has been selected by Corporate Magazine as one of the Top 20 Most Successful Women Leaders of 2022; selected six consecutive years into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame; and has been recognized four straight years with the “Best of Rochester” Award. In 2017 Wendy founded Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation, a non-profit, faith based 501(c)3 to reach older, lower income adults that need spiritual, financial and physical assistance. Wendy hosts a popular weekly radio program on WDTK-AM entitled Next Steps 4 Seniors, sharing resources and information with listeners to prepare as they age or for life with an aging parent or loved one. Wendy graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Business Administration and advanced to Director of Marketing positions at various pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. She works tirelessly to raise funds for her Foundation and other local non-profit organizations while sitting on the boards of several hospitals. Wendy is guided by her strong faith in every step she takes. She truly believes that faith is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen. She lives in Rochester Hills, MI with her eternally patient husband and two children.

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