SBB University welcomes our NEW Partner, Brendan Kelley, Director of Community Outreach with Commonwealth Hospice! Brendan has over 15 years of experience in the hospice industry. The mission and goal at Commonwealth Hospice is to help patients and their families have a positive experience with their entire care team. Brendan explains the benefits of working with a smaller hospice agency which includes communication and response time. Commonwealth Hospice has a patient ratio of 2:1 and their only goal is to provide unparalleled care for their patients, their families, and to support the facilities where many of their patients reside.For more information, call 412-489-5893.
SBB University welcomes Ben Meyer and Nancy Iglesias from Oasis Senior Advisors Southwest PA! Transitioning or locating the right Housing Community can be overwhelming and confusing. Because Ben and Nancy partner with over 130 senior communities throughout the North and South Hills of Pittsburgh, they eliminate this stress by working with you, and your family, to help find the best fit for your individual needs, level of care, and budget. Better yet, their services are provided at NO COST. Learn from Ben and Nancy what makes Oasis Senior Advisors different, some FAQs they often receive and hear ways that they have been able to assist families in our area.To contact Oasis Senior Advisors Southwest PA - call 412-853-5877
SBB University welcomes Jeff Kosor, owner of Senior Helpers of Southwest Pittsburgh! Jeff shares with us what differentiates Seniors Helpers apart from other home care agencies, examples of the types of care that their caregivers can provide, and reviews the safety measures that his staff takes on a continual basis to ensure the safety of their clients.Jeff is currently hiring and in search of passionate caregivers to join his team!
SBB University welcomes Kyle Harder with VITAS Healthcare. Kyle shares the many services that VITAS can provide that wraps around the individual (as well as their families), discusses common misconceptions when it comes to hospice, how to pay for hospice care, and how quickly can hospice services be introduced when someone is in need of the service.To contact Kyle Harder, Director of Market Development - call 724-584-2364
We welcome Jessica Neiss, Physical Therapy and Owner of To Life! Fitness & Wellness opening this Spring in Squirrel Hill will provide full circle treatment; offering Physical & Occupational Therapy to help individuals reach their functional goals and also serves as a gym (membership) to offer specialized classes to older adults (such as tai chi), those with Parkinson's Disease, post-stroke, and other chronic conditions. Her team offers a collaborative approach to care and allows those with chronic conditions to work on their balance and strength in a fun, supportive and SAFE environment. Her PTs have specialized training in helping to combat frailty and can safely develop exercise plans that take into account any injuries, diseases, pain, or medical conditions.
Meet our NEW Community Partner, Brittany Hofmeister, owner of Companion Care Home Care! Her home care agency is expanding to offer their services throughout parts of Southwestern PA, Ohio and in South Florida. Brittany explains what types of help is offered with home care (such as transportation to/from physician appts, housekeeping, medication management, laundry).Brittany does not have a cookie cutter approach to care - she focuses on the needs of her clients and builds the care around them. She discusses insurances and methods of ways to pay for home care and the safety measures that they take to ensure the safety of both their caregivers and clients.Contact them today at 412-376-7636!
SBB University welcomes Ashley Sharek, Founder of Sharek Law Office, LLC. Ashley shares with Heather what makes her elder law office unique by being a "concierge law firm" and what exactly that means for her clients.Ashley shares:- the importance of estate planning- the 3 core documents that she feels everybody needs- reviews common questions when it comes to estate planning- and tackles a misconception question of "Is it too late to plan?" in regards to Medicaid asset protectionTo contact Sharek Law Office call 412-347-1731.
SBB University welcomes Providence at Home! Learn from Amy and Barb about this NEW INNOVATIVE PROGRAM designed for healthy, independent older adults that want security as they age and plan to remain in their home. Providence at Home is a Membership-based program that offers autonomy and peace of mind while you are healthy, but provides immediate help and support, choices and financial protection if or when you may need assistance (removing the burden of care from their families or loved ones).The program focuses on wellness, health and sustaining your lifestyle with the goal to keep you in your home as long as possible, due to the person-centered careful planning, medical consults, and education you receive from your Care Concierge.To contact Amy and Barb, call 412-819-4880.
SBB University welcomes Maureen Sirianni, Director of Marketing from Country Meadows of South Hills! Maureen shares with Heather the types and levels of care that the Country Meadows Senior Care campus in Bridgeville has to offer; including (but not limited to): Independent Living, Assisted Living & Personal Care (Pathways Program), Memory Care and their temporary Progressions Program (which provides short-term & rehabilitation for up to 8 weeks, for those who are in recovery but not quite ready to go back home).She shares the campus' holistic approach towards care and shares some of her experiences and insight that she had gained from her 26 years of experience of working at Country Meadows!To contact Maureen, call 412-257-4566 to learn more.