Senior Living August 4, 2022

Exploring Medicare

Medicare and Medicaid have been a mystery to many. Until we begin to reach the age where it matters to us or our family members, most of us don’t take the time to research and explore the program and it’s options. Recently, I was contacted by a representative from RetireGuide. When I explored RetireGuide, I found a lot of useful information about retirement planning and Medicare. This sparked my interest.  For those curious about Medicare, this blog post was created.  I have also included a link to information on Medicaid which will also apply to many. I’d like to start with a little bit of history. The History of Medicare– The Medicare program was signed into law in 1965. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the bill that led to Medicare and Medicaid. The original Medicare program included the Part A (Hospital insurance) and Part B (Health insurance). This was the original Medicare. Over the years Congress has many changes made to Medicare including who is eligible, expanding benefits, and adding the prescription coverage benefit known as Part D. In addition, The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created in 1997 to give health insurance and preventive care to nearly 11 million, or 1 in 7, uninsured American children and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought the Health Insurance Marketplace, a single place where consumers can apply for and enroll in private health insurance plans.  If you are interested in a brief video describing the system please see the video below provided by CMS– The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
For more information on Medicaid, please see Medicaid
My goal is to educate my readers. I am always on the lookout for interesting information that will make us better informed and prepared for the future. I hope you found this information useful.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your real estate needs.

I am a Licensed Realtor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I work with buyers and sellers of all ages. In addition, I have earned the Designation of Seniors Real Estate Specialist and have a Masters Degree in Social Work.

I have not verified any of the information contained in those documents or websites that were prepared by other people.
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Senior Living November 23, 2021

SRES Blog post on Caremongering Groups

When I was young and lived in Toledo, Ohio, my mom started a program at our church that serviced the elderly called “Building Linkages among Urban Elderly”. The program connected elderly people with each other to help them with support, companionship, communication of needs etc. At the time, it was phone based. It served a need and was very successful. When I came across this article about Caremongering Groups in Canada, I thought it would be a helpful addition to my blog. Forming social media groups can be applied in many ways.   The article discusses  pandemic related groups, which would be helpful at this time but also I hope this idea inspires you to connect and help seniors who may be lonely and in need. Let this inspire you in your community to make a difference and start a Caremongering Group for our Seniors.

Caremongering Groups

If you’re looking for ways to serve your community and build stronger local connections, consider launching a caremongering site on Facebook. Caremongering is a grassroots phenomenon that has swept across Canada to respond to community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Facebook sites give people a way to find and assist neighbors in need. Locals post requests for help – grocery shopping, protective masks, medicine pick-ups, and so forth – and volunteers step in to fulfill those needs. Some Caremongering site examples: Kelowna ( Oakville (

SRES Elyse Apr 30, 2020

This article originally appeared on the National Association of REALTORS® website. As a REALTOR® with the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Designation, I find their blog full of helpful information and you can see more here.  

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Senior Living November 23, 2021

Senior Services in Greater Cincinnati

Start with yourself and your location and how you notice that many people need the resources to get support when they are aging.


List of services and links to websites.

Clermont Senior Services

2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Dr,
Batavia, OH 45103,
United States

Main Number         513-724-1255

Intake Line-             513-536-4033

Transportation-      513-536-4115

Call to set up a case manager evaluation

 Clermont Senior Services provide:

  • Transportation to Doctor appointments
  • Personal Care 1-3 times per week for 1 hour (includes help with bathing) You can ask for skilled services.
  • Homemaking services 2 hours every other week
  • Home delivered meals- 5 frozen 1 time a week that you can heat in oven or microwave
  • Adult day services 1-3 times per week for 6 hours
  • Respite for errands or breaks 4 hours per week


  • Sliding scale based on monthly income
  • Suggested amounts-
  • $4 per round trip of transportation
  • $7.50 an hour for personal care

Clermont Senior Services Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care Services are housed at the Lois Brown Dale Welcome Center, located next to the agency’s administrative offices.

 The center provides a safe, comfortable, and

nurturing environment for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments.

The majority of the adults who attend the center each day have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related disorders.

Others have physical limitations from the effects of a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or other chronic disabilities. LBD Welcome Center staff provides activities for the participants that are mentally and physically engaging and fun.

The LBD Welcome Center supports the responsibility of family caregivers, offering relief from the stress of providing care around the clock seven days per week. Without the LBD Welcome Center, many caregivers would be overwhelmed and faced with the difficult choice of placing their loved ones in a nursing home.

 Transportation to the center, as well as caregiver support, are also available.

Click here for more information

I have not verified any of the information contained in those documents that were prepared by other people.


Introduction November 23, 2021


My Background

As many of you know, I graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelors of Science in Social work and Ohio State University with a Masters Degree in Psychiatric Social Work.

My resume includes work at Bethesda Oak Hospital, Millcreek Psychiatric Center for Children, and Children’s Hospital at (CCDD) Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders. I established a private practice at Bethesda Counseling Services, Bridgepoint Psychological Services and finally at Westwood Psychological Services working with individuals, couples, and families as a psychotherapist.

Following my work in counseling and social work, I pursued my real estate license and have been a licensed Realtor since 2007 and earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation from the National Association of Realtors in 2017.

I have developed my Blog to provide useful information and resources for those going through life transitions from First Time Homebuyers to Seniors.

My goal is to use my background as a social worker, individual, couples,  and family therapist, researcher, and my knowledge as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist to create a place where you can go to find answers, learn something new, explore resources, ask questions, and find shared experiences with many others in the same position as you.