Sandra McDaniel Laughlin, BA, LVN, and RCFE Administrator has worked in the senior living industry for the past 25 years in Executive Operations Management and Marketing for several retirement, assisted living and memory care facilities in Orange County. Sandy has start-up experience in both RCFE facilities and hospice care agencies. As a nurse, Sandy brings a compassionate and serving heart when working with seniors, their families, senior living providers and health care professionals.
THE RAAD LIFE - OC Talk Radio Interview with guests Chris Gutierrez & Sandy McDaniel-Laughlin and Gregg Laughlin-
April 4, 2015
This last week we had the pleasure to have as our guests on 'The Raad Life' radio show Senior industry exports Chris Gutierrez from Southern California Senior Resources and the husband and wife team of Sandy McDaniel-Laughlin and Gregg Laughlin of All-inclusive Senior Advisors!
Our discussion ranged widely and covered everything from the current California Bill SB 648, introduced by Senator Tony Mendoza that aims to help regulate elder care referral agencies, to the what some of the 800 type dial in help lines that advertise assistance to seniors really provide an what they don't, and to what one can expect to have to face when one finds themselves dealing with having to arrange for care for an aging or ailing loved one in the late stages of their lives.
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Hope you find this episode as informative as we did...
Gail Kawanami, is exceptional with respect to each aspect of her senior services including:
Assessment of the senior’s health status (including physical health, cognitive functioning and ability to emotionally cope with his/her life circumstances, and personal character strengths and challenges), specific level of care needs and ability to perform his/her activities of daily living, amount and type of family support; Strategizing with the senior and his/her family the best immediate and long-term solutions for the senior when the senior(s) are no longer capable of taking care of themselves at their home [i.e. senior assessment and placement into assisted living, ard and care, skilled nursing facility or setting up the home setting with caregivers; Identification of senior’s resources (including family membersto assist the senior, financial resources); Researching and narrowing down the selection of the appropriate Assisted Living and Board and Care facilities for the individual senior (based on the care level needs, financial status, and personal geographic preference), interviewing the Executive Directors of Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities or Board and Care owners or managers, arranging for tours, and placement of the senior into Assisted Living or Board and Care; Assisting the senior(s) and the family with developing a step-by-step Transition Plan of Action [including identification and posting what they will be doing with their belongings; coordination of the services to assist with their packing, move and cleaning; notification f change of address and transferring appropriate services (eg. Phone, internet and elevision cable); and ensuring that all of the strategic steps are executed to facilitate a smooth and successful transition from their home setting into their new home; Assisting the senior with the entire process of determining eligibility for the Veterans Aid and Attendance and assisting the senior veteran or surviving spouse with the successful procurement of the Aid and Attendance benefit (including submitting paperwork to the hysician and to all individuals who will be writing the Statements in Support of the Claim); Family counseling during challenging transitions where she has successfully reunited family members who have been estranged for many years in order to resolve “old conflicts” and rise to the occasion to unify with the senior to assist with the current need.