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Each week on “Caring for Seniors,” our hosts sit down with those who are hard at work in the community, making sure our elders are properly cared for. This week, David Stieglitz and Adrienne Houghton talk to Al Roberts from Health to Heal.

Health to Heal is an outreach program for geriatric protein intake for normal intake and for wound healing. Also protein intake for all ages for wound healing.

To learn more, visit https://healthtoheal.org.

Give a brief description on what you would like to discuss on the show.: A largely unknown phenomenon in the geriatric population of loosing their appetite and desire to eat. I plan to research this further in my career at some point to introduce a new syndrome for this population, Geriatric Insensible Starvation.

What makes your company unique?: Wound care and Geriatric nutritional requirements are largely unknown in the medical field and are an area of medicine that is not part of physician nor nursing primary education. This is the focus of my program.

How did you get your start in the industry?: I fell into wound care in 2008 and saw a problem and I am still pursuing it.

How is your business handling the COVID situation?: Because it is online and my business is still a baby, it hasn’t effected us really.

What advice would you give to someone just getting their start in the industry?: Read research, ask questions, and never be ok with not understanding a problem.

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: Facebook has been a big driver form the start. I am slowly getting to more clinicians through offering free education to area home health agencies.

 

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Each week on “Caring for Seniors,” our hosts sit down with those who are hard at work in the community, making sure our elders are properly cared for. This week, David Stieglitz and Adrienne Houghton talk to Kris Wilson from Modified Independence Evaluations.

Modified Independence Evaluations specializes in home safety consultations and modifications for the elderly and disabled to promote safety, function, and successful aging in place.

To learn more, visit https://www.modified-independence.com.

Short Company Description: Specializing in home safety consultations and modifications for the elderly and disabled to promote safety, function, and successful aging in place. My consultations are in-home based and focus on modifying the home to prevent falls in an effort to decrease burden of care on family / friends and risk of having to live in assisted living.

Give a brief description on what you would like to discuss on the show.: Promoting my business and networking with like-minded individuals / referral sources.

What makes your company unique?: I am one of 3 Occupational Therapists in the area who specialize in home safety consultations by applying my 15 years of expert experience helping people remain safe and independent in their home. Many times people consult with a contractor who doesn’t have the clinical understanding of what is needed and just modify whatever the client is concerned with.

How did you get your start in the industry?: 10 years as a home health Occupational Therapist working with the bare minimum of medical equipment supplied by insurance companies.

How is your business handling the COVID situation?: I am fully vaccinated and willing to wear a mask whenever in the home. My consultations do not include touching the client or doing any therapy interventions, just consulting on changes to the home to promote safety.

What advice would you give to someone just getting their start in the industry?: Learn what resources are available and how they can be applied to the situation

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: I like to find ways to relocate resources that promote safety and function from unused sources to locations where they are needed even if they cannot afford my services. I am given and find durable medical equipment at yard sales all the time and love to be able to give that away to people who are in need and cannot afford them.

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Each week on “Caring for Seniors,” our hosts sit down with those who are hard at work in the community, making sure our elders are properly cared for. This week, David Stieglitz and Adrienne Houghton talk to Daniel Cano from Her Heart Assisted Living.

Her Heart Assisted Living is a family owned and operatesd, two-facility assisted living home, in Jacksonville- Autumn Village and Fort Caroline Gardens.

To learn more, visit http://herheartalf.com.

Short Company Description: We are a family that owns and operates two assisted living facilities in Jacksonville- Autumn Village and Fort Caroline Gardens. Our Mission is to provide a loving home and exceptional care to our family of residents. We provide a wide range of care for our residents, including memory care and limited mental health services. We also provide Adult Daytime Care. We are flexible with payer sources, including private pay, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid Waiver, and VA aid and attendance. We work hard to ensure that our residents are able to age in place, partnering with onsite Primary Care and pharmacy, home health services and hospice so that our residents needs can be met in our home. We have the best staff, best managers, and best administrative team in NE Florida. Our loving staff works hard to ensure that we are a home where your family becomes our family.

What makes your company unique?: Our family approach to business puts residents before profit. We strive to make all our decision making go through the filter of “what is best for the resident?” We also are one of the largest privately owned and operated ALFs in Northeast Florida. Our staff loves our residents more than anyone else out there.

How did you get your start in the industry?: Our founder and my mom started in the industry by caring for residents in our own home over 40 years ago. She learned early on that she had a passion and a gift to care for the elderly. So our upbringing was shared with both residents being in our home or us being in the residents’ home. Mornings were spent picking up residents for appointments on the way to school, afternoons were spent at the homes doing homework, practicing piano, sneaking some canned peaches out of the pantry, and entertaining ourselves any way we could. And evenings were often spent waiting on mom to finish her grocery shopping. Mom’s business is not something we appreciated when we were kids and sadly it was not something we were proud of. We didn’t understand the sacrifices she was making to provide a better life for us and for others. So as adults none of us immediately gravitated towards senior care. What I hope I did inherit from mom is her heart to love and serve others. My education and background is actually in church ministry. It wasn’t until around 9 years ago that I realized my heart for ministry could better be utilized in administration than in the pulpit. So I stepped in almost a decade ago to help mom run this large business that she had built… and we have continued to build upon the foundation and dream that she has passed on to us.

How is your business handling the COVID situation?: By balancing both the need for strict precautions with the quality of life that our residents deserve.

What advice would you give to someone just getting their start in the industry?: Make sure your heart is in the right place. There are easier and less stressful ways to make money. If you are considering doing this because you love people, then give us a call. There aren’t enough good places in Jacksonville and we would be happy to help anyone that wants to serve the elderly.

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: First of all I genuinely try to keep my eyes open for opportunities to serve and love. I think that’s what give me life and fulfills my purpose. On top of that, my wife and I have 4 active kids that keep us busy and involved. I’m also a part of a great community of believers at River City Church, a network of business owners in a group called C12, and an awesome group of Crossfitters at CrossFit Jax Beach. My friends and I at all these places lean on each other and build each other up.

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Welcome to “The Horse’s Mouth” with Tom McManus, a cool, unique talk show where Tom’s guests sidle up to his bar to discuss sports, business and life. Today, Tom sat down with David Stieglitz from Oasis Senior Advisors.

Oasis Senior Advisors is a FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida

To learn more, visit https://www.oasissenioradvisors.com/jacksonville/.

Short company description: A FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida.

What nonprofit do you feel makes the greatest impact in our community?: The ARC Jacksonville and Down Syndrome Association.

What volunteer experience has impacted you the most?: Working with the special needs community

How do you define success?: Helping others improve their situation.

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: Keeping neighbors connected during COVID.

 

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Each week on “Jax Leaders: Secrets to Success”, our host, Jessica Franzini, talks to Leaders from around the city about their secrets to success. This week, Jessica spoke to David Stieglitz from Oasis Senior Advisors.

Oasis Senior Advisors is a FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida

To learn more, visit https://www.oasissenioradvisors.com/jacksonville/.

Short company description: A FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida.

What nonprofit do you feel makes the greatest impact in our community?: The ARC Jacksonville and Down Syndrome Association.

What volunteer experience has impacted you the most?: Working with the special needs community

How do you define success?: Helping others improve their situation.

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: Keeping neighbors connected during COVID.

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Each week on “Around Town,” our host Tiffany Howard talks to members of the Orange Park community who are making an impact. Today, Tiffany talks to Diane Denholm, from Supporting Strategies, and David Stieglitz from Oasis Senior Advisors.

Oasis Senior Advisors is a FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida

To learn more, visit https://www.oasissenioradvisors.com/jacksonville/.

Short company description: A FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida.

What nonprofit do you feel makes the greatest impact in our community?: The ARC Jacksonville and Down Syndrome Association.

What volunteer experience has impacted you the most?: Working with the special needs community

How do you define success?: Helping others improve their situation.

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: Keeping neighbors connected during COVID.

Who inspires you and why?: My daughter who has Down Syndrome. Her determination is inspiring. She turned her high school upside down and was voted Homecoming Queen. She navigated the UNF Campus for 4 years in a transitional program. She works at Publix and has a fan club of customers. She loves ballroom dancing and performs in achievement balls!

 

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Each week on “Buzzworthy Businesses” our host, Jesse Stakes, talk to business leaders around Jacksonville who are doing great things in the community. Today, Jesse talks to David Stieglitz, from Oasis Senior Advisors, and Thomasena Gadson, from Positive Influence For Strong Women LLC.

Oasis Senior Advisors is a FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida

To learn more, visit https://www.oasissenioradvisors.com/jacksonville/.

Short company description: A FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida.

What nonprofit do you feel makes the greatest impact in our community?: The ARC Jacksonville and Down Syndrome Association.

What volunteer experience has impacted you the most?: Working with the special needs community

How do you define success?: Helping others improve their situation.

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: Keeping neighbors connected during COVID.

Who inspires you and why?: My daughter who has Down Syndrome. Her determination is inspiring. She turned her high school upside down and was voted Homecoming Queen. She navigated the UNF Campus for 4 years in a transitional program. She works at Publix and has a fan club of customers. She loves ballroom dancing and performs in achievement balls!

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Each week on “Jacksonville Buzz,” our hosts sit down with some of the brightest and most entertaining guests you can find on the First Coast to discuss what’s buzzing in the Bold City. Today, Adrienne talks with David Stieglitz from Oasis Senior Advisors.

Oasis Senior Advisors is a FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida

To learn more, visit https://www.oasissenioradvisors.com/jacksonville/.

Short company description: A FREE service for seniors and their families that need to learn about assisted living and memory care options in NE Florida.

What nonprofit do you feel makes the greatest impact in our community?: The ARC Jacksonville and Down Syndrome Association.

What volunteer experience has impacted you the most?: Working with the special needs community

How do you define success?: Helping others improve their situation.

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: Keeping neighbors connected during COVID.

My daughter who has Down Syndrome. Her determination is inspiring. She turned her high school upside down and was voted Homecoming Queen. She navigated the UNF Campus for 4 years in a transitional program. She works at Publix and has a fan club of customers. She loves ballroom dancing and performs in achievement balls!

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Each week on “Buzzworthy Businesses” our host, Jesse Stakes, talk to business leaders around Jacksonville who are doing great things in the community. Today, Jesse talks to David Stieglitz and Becky Harkness from Oasis Senior Advisors.

Oasis Senior Advisors is a free service for seniors and their families that need to learn about or find assisted living or memory care options in NE Florida.

To learn more, visit https://www.oasissenioradvisors.com/jacksonville/.

Short company description: We are a free service for seniors and their families that need to learn about or find assisted living or memory care options in NE Florida. We have a database of information on all licensed communities in the area, including intangibles such as staff stability, who has good food, culture, etc.

What makes your company unique?: Our personal knowledge of all the licensed communities, and the amount of time we spend with our clients to get to know them so we can match them with the best options for ALL their needs. We are match makers!

How do you define success?: When our clients engage and thrive in the community that we helped them find, and when their stay their exceeds 24 months (the average stay in Florida is less than 18 months.)

What’s your favorite way to get involved in the community?: Special Olympics and Best Buddies

Who inspires you and why?: My daughter. Despite having Down Syndrome she was voted Homecoming Queen at Fletcher High School, attended UNF, works at Publix (where she has her own fan following) and performs very complex ballroom dancing routines!

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