Senior Talk

Let me ask you this... are you a senior, caregiver or a child with an aging parent?

  • Would you know how to recognize if mom or dad needs assisted living?
  • Are you a long distance caregiver and at your wits end?
  • Are you a spousal caregiver and need help?
  • Do you know what 'aging in place' means and if it's right for you?
  • Do you understand the difference between home health and non medical in home care?
  • Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild?
  • Is it Alzheimer's or just getting older?
  • What resources are available to help pay for long term care?
  • What is the best long term care option for your love one?
  • Did you know Medicare doesn't pay for long term care?
  • Should long-term care insurance be a part of your retirement plan?
  • Are you a Veteran and familiar with Aid & Attendance Benefits?
  • Are you considering a reverse mortgage but not sure if it's right for you?

And the list can go on, and on! These and many other important issues and topics is what Senior Talk is all about, providing listeners with much needed and useful information regarding the many different types of services and options available today. Weekly guests include professionals in their industry providing valuable information to help seniors, children with aging parents, and caregivers facing difficult decisions today. Additionally, listeners will learn about many resources available to them that most don't even know exist.

About Your Host, Cheryl Culbertson
As the founder of Elder Options of Texas, Cheryl has 30+ years of work experience and responsibilities directly related to the senior housing and senior care industry. Elder Options of Texas provides an online directory enabling seniors, baby boomers, children with aging parents, and caregivers to quickly find the senior care services or community option they are looking for.

Prior to Elder Options, Culbertson worked extensively with seniors, health care professionals and family members within the senior care industry primarily in Austin and Houston. Cheryl is highly respected among many in the aging and elder care industry. Over the years she has spoken to various community organizations and senior church groups on topics such as available elder care options, home care services and community support services, as well as to employees at 3M and State Farm, as well as the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) as the elder care representative for the Worker's Assistance Program (WAP) in Austin assisting employees cope with the stress often faced when caring for elderly relatives.

For more information on Elder Options of Texas, visit their website at elderoptionsoftexas.com.

Senior Talk is sponsored by Arden Courts of Austin and Professional Caretakers.

    Blog Post
    May 27, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    Cheryl is joined by Brenda Bejarano from Texas Reverse Mortgage Today, to talk about reverse mortgages and the options for you and your loved ones.

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    May 06, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Cheryl welcomes syndicated columnist Carol Marak, editor at Seniorcare.com, on the topic of elder orphans - those without children or spouses to help them manage their challenges as they age.

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    April 29, 2017 - 4:19 pm
    This week, Cheryl welcomes Tracey Kruse, COO of Encompass Home Health and Hospice, discussing qualification criteria for receiving Home Health services and what to expect from a Home Health agency.
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    April 22, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Cheryl's guest this week is Travis Smith, owner of Comfort Keepers of Austin, with some important questions to ask when hiring an in-home care provider.

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    April 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Cheryl's guest this week is Melinda Marble, Communications Coordinator for Hospice Austin, discussing what Hospice is and how it supports caregivers and family members.

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    April 08, 2017 - 3:30 pm
    Joining Cheryl this week is Maryjane Kesler, Executive Director at The Cottages at Chandler Creek in Round Rock, on telling the difference between Alzheimer's or dementia in a loved one.
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    April 01, 2017 - 3:53 pm
    Cheryl's guest on this episode of Senior Talk is Lynn Shank, CEO and Founder of A Longevity. She's a national award winner of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, discussing Working While on...
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    March 25, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Joining Cheryl this week is Brenda Dever-Armstrong, who is the CEO & owner of The Next Horizon, a seniors & military locator providing resources and a lifetime of advocacy.

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