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Senior Info Series with Kelli Walleck of Treemont Retirement Community

Ask the Experts on  KSEV 700 AM with host Gary Knight

Treemont's own Kelli Walleck visits with KSEV 700 AM's host Gary Knight on "Ask the Experts" a Sunday radio talk show in which Gary interviews local experts in the areas of health, legal, finance, and home improvement. In this special Senior Info Series Gary and Kelli answer Houston's questions about senior living options including:

  • When is it time to consider senior care?
  • What are the benefits of independent living?
  • How do I navigate rehabilitation after a hospital stay?
  • What are my payment options for senior care?

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Kelli Walleck

With a long career in healthcare, Admissions & Marketing Director Kelli Walleck is well versed in all aspects of senior living topics.  Kelli has 10 years of experience as a patient advocate and in marketing/business development with a B.S. in Communications from the University of Houston-Victoria. 

Kelli is generally the first point of contact for residents and families with questions about health care options. 

Kelli, her parents, and grandparents were all born and raised in the Rosenberg/East Bernard areas. 

 

EPISODES


Ask the Experts - Senior Care Options ExplainedSenior Care Options Explained

An overview of types of care

Retirement living, assisted living, continuum of care campus. What do all these terms mean? How do I know which type of care is right for me? Kelli and Gary break down the options and help you navigate the decision process. Kelli and Gary share the stories of how different seniors have found their perfect senior living fit.

In this episode:

  • Why consider a senior living option
  • Benefits of a retirement community
  • Having a family discussion about care
  • VA Benefit Program
  • Senior community costs

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Is it time to consider senior care?Is It Time To Consider Senior Care?

What motivates a family to explore senior living options

Gary and Kelli continue their senior info series with a discussion about the timing for choosing alternative care.

In this episode:

  • What are the warning signs for family?
  • When does a loved one need a more supportive environment?
  • The Road Map to Senior Care
  • The benefits of living in a retirement community

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Rehab care after hospitalHow to Navigate Rehab After a Hospital Stay

What factors should be considered for therapy success

Rehab care may be needed after a fall, illness or hospitalization. Gary and Kelli dive into the details of choosing a care facility, the services offered, and share 5 Tips to Navigating your rehab stay.

In this episode:

  • What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?
  • The goals of rehab / therapy
  • How do I choose a rehab center?
  • How to I pay for rehab?
  • Tips to ensure a quality outcome

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The five basic needs of seniorsThe 5 Basic Needs of Seniors

What prompts a move to a senior living community? 

There are five basic needs that seniors look for in their home environment. When these needs aren't met living alone, a retirement community may be the right choice.

In this episode:

  • Safety and security
  • Companionship
  • Value
  • Maintenance-free living
  • Comfort

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6Healthy at the Holidays

Seasonal awareness for your senior

A holiday visit may uncover new needs for your loved one. Kelli and Gary identify safety, mental health and daily living warning signs for families.

In this episode:

  • What should families look for when they visit home?
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Inclement weather can lead to shut in
  • Importance of community and celebration

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Medicare rehab optionsMedicare Rehab Options

The Road  Map to Senior Care

Gary and Kelli continue their senior info series with a discussion about the timing for choosing alternative care.

In this episode:

  • What are the warning signs for family?
  • When does a loved one need a more supportive environment?
  • The Road Map to Senior Care
  • The benefits of living in a retirement community

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Retirement community care optionsRetirement Community Options

Living options to meet your senior needs

With many different types of senior care and living options, navigating your needs can be confusing. In this episode Kelli and Gary review different types of care and how your address doesn't need to change if your needs do.

In this episode:

  • What should I know about the staff?
  • How do I pay for various senior care levels?
  • What constitutes a 'protected environment'?
  • What daily living assistance is available?

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About Treemont Retirement Community

Treemont was the first retirement community of its kind in Houston, founded almost 45 years ago, to offer four levels of retirement care.

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