Educational Presentations

Senior Health Topics
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

As the body ages, many changes occur. Some are normal changes while others are the result of an age-related disease process. We can offer presentations on various age-related health topics, such as heart health, diabetes, arthritis & pain management, acid reflux, and more. The presentation will discuss the symptoms, testing, treating and living a full life with the “new normal” of an aging body!

There’s No Place Like Home
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

Home provides a sense of security with the familiar, and allows us to maintain some independence. When we can no longer take care of ourselves in our homes, we lose this sense of independence. This discussion focuses on the many ways homes can be modified allowing the senior to live in their home as long as possible. In addition, having the right insurance policy can provide the means for you to have care in your home for as long as you need it.

Long-Term Care Living Options: The Right Choice for You
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

Understanding the different living options available for seniors before the time comes to make a move is of utmost importance. We will present the requirements and the pros/cons of each long-term care option so that a more informed, satisfying decision can be made.

The Talk
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

As our parents age, it is our turn to have a difficult talk with them about the realities of the future. This very important discussion addresses how to approach adult parents and present them with options for handling their future health care, lifestyle and financial decisions. The key is determining their wishes before a time of crisis occurs.

The ABCs of Senior Living
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

AHF, RCAC, CBRF…sounds like alphabet soup! These are actually different housing options for our seniors. From Independent Living apartments to Assisted Living options to Skilled Nursing facilities, this presentation explains what each type of housing offers and how to determine which is right for you or your loved one.

Fall Prevention
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

Falls occur frequently as we age and can lead to devastating medical expenses. They can be debilitating and frightening as they take away a senior’s sense of independence. While prevalent, many falls can be avoided. This is an overview of the many ways simple changes can reduce the risk of falling.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Awareness
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

As we age, our brains age. We may experience slowed thinking or forgetfulness over time. Serious memory loss, confusion, and other major changes in the way our minds work, however, are not a normal part of aging. This discussion will spotlight the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease: what to expect and different ways to cope with the disease’s effects.

Problem Gambling in Older Adults
Presented by:
Brandon Hayes, PhD, LP, CATSM
Length:
90 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $300/Non-MAP: $400 (plus expenses)

This presentation will review various reasons why older adults are susceptible to gambling problems. In addition, it will briefly review several strategies to help reduce the risk of developing future gambling difficulties. The presentation will consist of a lecture format, including a PowerPoint slide show. In addition, the seminar may include small group discussions and opportunities for question and answer.

 

Notes: This presentation is available throughout the Milwaukee, WI and Appleton, WI metropolitan areas. Please contact the presenter to arrange for travel fees/accommodations for venues outside that area. A room containing tables for note-taking and a projector are required. This presentation is also available by live video-conferencing for groups outside the Milwaukee, WI or Appleton, WI areas.