Entries by Matthew J. Gallardo

Understanding Medicare Coverage For Nursing Care

Episode 13 of the Coach’s Corner Podcast is entitled Understanding Medicare Coverage For Nursing Care. Grasping Medicare coverage can be tricky, especially when it comes to Part A coverage for nursing care. This episode will focus on clearing up those myths and misconceptions about Medicare Part A with special guest, Nicholle Dixon, Messiah Village Billing […]

Dear Future Self

If you’re like most, you’ve likely had your fair share of “dear future self” moments, especially after bearing witness to the unwise, undesirable or unsafe behavior of others as well as our own transgressions. It can be a great influencer of not walking the same path or repeating history, or taking the optimist’s view and […]

Podcast 12: Reducing Caregiver Stress & Family Friction

Locking horns with a family member about an aging parent’s care? It can make an already stressful situation that much worse. Family dynamics, disagreement, and old wounds can make the process of caring for an ailing parent very complicated between family members, especially siblings. This episode focuses reducing friction and caregiver stress between family members for […]

Podcast #11- Benefits Of Using At Home Services

  The Coach’s Corner has a new podcast for the new year! Listen and learn more about Messiah Lifeways At Home and how home care helps family caregivers gain some peace of mind and balance in their lives. Home care plays a vital role in assisting older adults and the disabled to “age in place” in the […]

Relieve caregiver stress during the holidays

Lighten your load as a caregiver this holiday season Ah, the holiday season. It’s the most wonderful time of year- right? As we all know it can be a very busy and stressful time too. Between the shopping, cooking, and traveling it gets hectic. This is especially true for those who serve as a primary […]

Adult Day Services: Enriching Lives & Supporting Caregivers

Caring for an aging parent or ailing spouse while trying to fulfill the promise of helping them age in place can be a struggle. This is especially true for a growing segment of caregivers who have a parent or spouse they’re caring for, while simultaneously still raising kids or even grandkids. Known as the “sandwich […]

Autumn: Pumpkins, Football and…. Medicare Open Enrollment?

 For most, the fall season is synonymous with football, the beauty of autumn and everything and anything pumpkin flavored or scented. However, fall now includes a new seasonal tradition- shopping for the right Medicare plan during open enrollment season, which now runs each year from October 15 through December 7. Medicare provides health insurance benefits […]

The Right to Make Bad Choices

As an aging parent or loved one begins to decline or falter, naturally we want to help. That help could be as simple as cutting their lawn or driving them to doctor appointments or errands. If needs increase, your help could consist of cooking or cleaning for them, or hiring a home care agency to […]

Senior Centers: Masters of Aging!

September is National Senior Center Month! This year’s theme is Senior Centers: Masters of Aging! Across the country, more and more people are beginning to recognize their local senior center isn’t what it used to be – it’s a lot more! According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), there are 11,400 senior centers across […]

Coach’s Corner Ep. 9: Aid & Attendance Benefit for Veterans w. guest Neal Delisanti

There are number of benefit programs available to Veterans, but half the battle of accessing them is knowing they exist. One such lesser known program is the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit for war vets and surviving spouses. Listen and learn as we talk with Neal Delisanti, Director of Cumberland County Veterans Affairs, as he […]