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Our first guest today is Chris Lee. Chris is the President and CEO of Colorado Visiting Nurses Association. The history of the agency is amazing. Started as the Denver Flower Mission, CVN is the 1st Home Health Agency in the state. 128 years old! The non-profit organization is committed to a continuum of health care in the home and community to support optimal well-being, independence, and dignity for their clients and families. Chris explains the different levels of in home health care. His organization sees 30,000 patients per year with 120,000 home visits. Chris also explains how he sees the organization growing and accommodating the dramatic increase in Colorado’s senior population by 2030.

Dr. William Jones, Director of the new Stroke Program at the University of Colorado Hospital, joins Murf and Jayla to provide us with the latest information on strokes and the new program he has developed called the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit. Dr. Jones explains that strokes are the #1 cause of adult disability and the 5th most common cause of death in the US. Learn about how to recognize the symptoms of stroke with the acronym- FAST…Face, Arms, Speech and Time. Remember this…it may save your or someone else’s life. Also learn about the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, a national test being run in only 3 or 4 locations to determine the viability of this great idea. Dr. Jones also explains his implementation of the 1st Telestroke Program in Colorado which is now part of the MSTU. 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

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Today Jayla brings Harvey McWhorter to introduce us to his company, 50 Plus Media Solutions which publishes 50 Plus Market Place News. The 2nd largest publication in Colorado, they publish 200,000 papers monthly in 4 editions; Denver metro, Boulder, Weld County and Larimer County. As an information delivery company, they market to Baby Boomers, seniors and all the people they influence. What to find out what is happening for people in this age group? Then this is the publication for you and Murphy is happy to announce, “It’s free!”

Dr. Linda Heller joins Murf and Jayla to talk about retirement. Dr. Heller is a teacher, mentor and clinical psychologist who will be retiring from her 40 year private practice this summer. She tells us that at a certain age; we need to be curious like a 5 year old and courageous like a teenager. Linda gives us sage advice for everyone to think about. We have the wisdom of time and experience; we just need to stay in the game, whatever that means to each of us.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

Sara Friesen, an Ombudsman Supervisor with DRCOG’s Area Agency on Aging joins Murphy today to inform us in detail about the role and services provided by Ombudsman. Ombudsmen are resident advocates for clients living in assisted living and nursing home facilities. They can help clients and families locate the proper facility based upon the care, needs and desires of their clients. Once they become residents, Ombudsmen are dedicated to working out problems based upon the residents’ desires. Sara tells us more about some of the roadblocks that residents face and about some of the top complaints that Ombudsmen receive.      

Murf’s ol’ buddy from 9 News, Gregg Moss, stops by to chat. Currently the Director of Mile Hi Church, Gregg relates his story of being diagnosed with a rare form of Psoriatic Arthritis and the process he went through to manage the disease. Gregg discovered he wanted alternatives to compliment the strong medications he was required to take. Gregg introduces us to Jody Whitley, who talks about how spirituality is one of those alternatives. Spirituality can empower us to play a major role in our own health. Find out what other alternatives Gregg found that assisted him in his journey.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_5.27.17_Sara_Friesen_-_Gregg_Moss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Murphy and Jayla are pleased to welcome Dr. John Douglas, Executive Director of the Tri-County Health Department in Colorado. TCH serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties and is the largest local health Department in Colorado. Dr. Douglas provides us with an educational look at the basics of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how the current version of the 2017 American Health Care Act just passed by the House of Representatives would change and impact Coloradoans. Learn if you stand to gain or lose from the proposed legislation. Did you know there is an “age” tax? Find out what it is and how it might affect you. Dr. Douglas also addresses some of his additional concerns regarding the current healthcare debate.  

Jayla introduces us to Jacob Riger, manager of DRCOG’s long range transportation planning process. As Jacob explains, this basically means looking at all modes of transportation and figuring out what the region’s needs will be and what the area can afford with the projected revenues coming in over a period of time. The issue is very complex considering inadequate funding, massive projected growth for the area and just maintaining what we have. Learn about some of the progress that has been made and the creative ideas for moving forward.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_5.20.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

Murphy and Jayla visit with Dr. Benzi Kluger, an associate professor of neurology and Director of the Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Kluger explains that this relatively new program is dedicated to changing the model of care to cover the gaps that exist for patients and families. This team based clinic is open to any patient or family affected by a neurologic or neurosurgical condition. Their goal is to improve the quality of life and reduce suffering for patients and families. Listen to Dr. Kluger. We all hope this is the future direction of health care.

May is Older Americans month. Jayla, Murf and Steve Erickson of DRCOG help us to understand and celebrate all the positive things there are as we age. Would you believe that older adults feel happier and are more content than other generations? Learn many of the facts and opportunities that exist as you get older. Did you know that the state of Colorado will soon be second in % of the population over 60? Guess which state we will overtake. It may surprise you.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_5.13.17_Dr._Kluger_Jayla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

Leah Busam, owner of Pilates Bodies, introduces No Copay Radio to Pilates. Leah began Pilates to decrease chronic lower back pain. A year later with her back issues resolved, Leah became a Certified Pilates Instructor and opened her own studio in 2005. She explains that Pilates is an excellent exercise routine and that over 50% of her clients are baby boomers. Leah leads us through a good introduction of Pilates. The concept based around strengthening core, is designed to work muscle groups rather than individual muscles. This creates long-lean muscles and increases flexibility and balance. All of this tones your body and helps to prevent injury as well. Sound good? Find out more from Leah! 

Our good friend, Ann Wolter returns to educate us about nutritional supplements. Known as the Healthy Lush because she is passionate about food, wine and health, Ann is a Certified Nutrition Therapist and founder of Wolter Wellness. Ann explains that supplements are a key to our health. Why? Because our food just isn’t as nutritious as it used to be. In addition our environment limits the amount of natural supplementation available to our bodies. Further, our poor diets complicate the issue. Are you part of the 1% that eats 7-9 servings of fruit and vegetables per day? If not, we strongly suggest you listen to Ann before you go to Natural Foods and get overly confused. Also learn about a couple of vitamins and herbal supplements to avoid.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_5.6.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT

Jayla and Murphy introduce Leah McMahon, who recently accepted the position of the State PACE Ombudsman at Disability Law Colorado. There are 116 PACE Programs (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in 32 states serving over 40,000 adults. In Colorado, PACE has 4 service providers such as Innovage. Here’s how it works. An individual gives all of their Medicare money to the service provider, and the provider takes care of all of the individual’s health and wellness needs. The goal is to help individuals live and stay in their homes through comprehensive care coordination.

Meet Nick Edwards, a renowned Exercise Physiologist who is on the Faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. He is the Director of the Exercise-Medicine Integration Program at UC Health. Nick explains the philosophy of why exercise is medicine. This fascinating program is focused on delivering exercise and clinical care at the same time in the same clinic. Both the clinical care and the exercise strategies are individualized to reduce the amount of care necessary and lower their costs over a period of time. And the program is available to everyone! Find out more from Nick.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_4.29.17_Leah_and_Nick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

Jayla brings A.J. Diamontopoulos, the director of Business Development at DRCOG Area Agency on Aging to educate us about the Accountable Health Communities Grant that was just awarded AAA. This $4.5 million grant will help our Area Agency on Aging study and document the bridge between medical care and community services. This will be the first time to explore this concept and to streamline the process. It is critical to determine the social determinants of health and the medical and financial benefits to the individual and to society. Can we save money and improve the health of our community at the same time? What a novel idea!

Dr. Jacci Bainbridge from the University of Colorado faculty joins us to discuss a hot topic in Colorado; medical marijuana (Cannabis). Dr. Bainbridge explains some of the differences between medical and recreational cannabis. Did you know the use of cannabis for anxiety has a different result to the general population as compared to the anxiety for dementia patients? How about as a sleep aid? Is there a difference between adolescence and adult use? UC Health is conducting the 1st comparative trial between Cannabis and Oxycodone. Dr. Bainbridge discusses all of these issues and more. 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_4.22.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

Today, a good friend stops in to say hello. Luan Akin was a reporter for KCNC for many years and she is currently the Garden Outreach Ambassador for Tagawa Gardens. Lu is a master gardener. She believes gardening helps one’s soul while burning calories at the same time. A great stress reliever, Luan tells us that anyone can garden. She gives us tips on how to garden in almost any location and gardening precautions, especially for seniors. Get with the season and get going!  

Jayla introduces Amanda Gregg, Director of Membership for A Little Help. A Little Help is a non-profit organization with a simple mission; connect neighbors to help seniors thrive. A Little Help fosters community by connecting elders with services and resources as they navigate the unknowns of aging and build meaningful connections with neighbors of all ages.  Amanda tells us A Little Help is sponsoring a festival called Engaging in Aging to provide workshops on mindfulness, physical movement and a panel discussion surrounding caregiving. The festival is at the Mile Hi Church on May 17th between 10am and 2pm and is Murphy’s favorite word - FREE. 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_4.15.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

This week Murf and Jayla introduce Noomi Hirsch, Operations Director for Lutheran Medical Center. She manages a wide variety of activities at Lutheran such as Risk Management, Patient Safety, Infection Prevention and Quality Data analysis just to mention a few. Today, Noomi discusses Lutheran’s introduction of the Biovigil process, a unique technology that tracks how often doctors and nurses wash their hands. This innovative device is a badge that each caregiver wears which reflects if the caregiver washed their hands before entering the room. After all, handwashing is the ultimate way to reduce transfer of germs. Sick patients already come to the hospital with compromised health so it is important to prevent further complications. Does it work? Just listen in.

In our second segment, a good friend stops in to say hello. Luan Akin was a reporter for KCNC for many years and she is currently the Garden Outreach Ambassador for Tagawa Gardens. Lu is a master gardener. She believes gardening helps one’s soul while burning calories at the same time. A great stress reliever, Luan tells us that anyone can garden. She gives us tips on how to garden in almost any location and gardening precautions, especially for seniors. Get with the season and get going!  

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_4.8.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

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