As CEO of Seniorlink, Tom brings his vision and expertise to the next generation of innovative care, and is committed to enriching the lives of caregivers and their families. Tom is particularly focused on expanding Seniorlink's reach with technology designed specifically for caregivers, their care teams and professional supports. Tom brings more than three decades of leadership experience in health care services and proprietary education. Tom was CEO of Care Advantage, a provider of high-cost case management services, and he served as CFO and CEO of MENTOR. In 2017, Tom was appointed to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's Council to Address Aging.
Bonnie An Henderson is an internationally-recognized expert in cataract and refractive surgery, specializing in complicated anterior segment surgery. She is currently a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and a Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Henderson is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery and Associate Editor for Eyeworld for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She serves on the editorial advisory board of Eyenet Magazine of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and serves on the editorial boards of Ocular Surgery News, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, and Advanced Ocular Care. She serves on a number of committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Society. She will serve as the President of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2017.
Gary Barg interviews Sandra C. Raymond. She is the Chief Executive Officer of The Lupus Foundation of America, which is devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body's immune system attacks it’s own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Gary Barg interviews Johnny Ross, Co-founder and CEO of MedHab, which has developed a leading edge solution for our loved ones when we deal with fall protection.
Stephen Tweedle is Licensed Funeral Director and Location Leader for Hiers - Baxley Funeral Services - Ocala, Belleview and TimberRdge. Gary Barg and Stephen discuss what caregivers need to know about, in regards to their loved ones funeral decisions and how to best celebrate their life and wishes during the service.
Gary Barg interviews Andrew Parker, the Founder & CEO of Papa.
He and his cousin started the company to support a personal need with his grandfather. They recognized the extreme difficulty of managing his daily life and supporting his primary family caregiver. So they built Papa to support him and other seniors throughout the aging journey.
Papa provides on-demand personal assistance and socialization to seniors. Through the Papa mobile app, website, or by texting or calling we connect families to Papa Pals.
Gsry Barg interviews Eric Bustello about important financial information every caregiver needs to know.
Eric I. Bustillo currently serves as the Regional Director of the Miami Regional Office ("MIRO") of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). As Regional Director, he is responsible for leading the functions of the MIRO, including the supervision of the office's Enforcement and Examination programs, which jurisdiction covers the States of Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The MIRO employs numerous professionals, including attorneys, accountants, and examiners, as well as support personnel who are assigned to these programs.
Caregiver Thought Leader Interview Ray Harris President of Harris Communications, Inc.
Gary Barg: Why is it so important not to ignore hearing loss?
Ray Harris: That’s a great question. There are several reasons not to ignore hearing loss. First, it’s extremely frustrating not just for the person with hearing loss, but also their caregivers, their family and their loved ones. And second, it’s physically exhausting trying to follow along with conversations and often the person with hearing loss starts to withdraw from social settings and become isolated. Studies by John’s Hopkins University show that you’re about twice as likely to develop depression and anywhere from two to five times more likely to develop dementia if you leave your hearing loss untreated so there are many different reasons not to ignore hearing loss. ...read more
Caregiver Thought Leader Interview Gayle Tuttle Vice President of Market Innovation HAP Innovations, LLC
Gary Barg: I am honored to talk with you, as a 2017 Today’s Caregiver Friendly Award winner. I know that spencer just knocked out the judges. Can you tell me a little more about spencer and the role that technology plays in supporting caregivers when dealing with medication management?
Gayle Tuttle: Absolutely. And I think spencer's blushing right now with that compliment. So, thank you. I mention that he's blushing, I’m only partially teasing, since he is designed to be very engaging and interactive. ..read more