Caring for Aging Parents is a radio show that discusses topics related to aging. Topics surround issues impacting older adults such as caregiving, relationships, health, driving, finances, legal, resources, etc.
Caring for Aging Parents airs monthly on Atlanta Business Radio. The show needs sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandi Hackett, LMSW, C-ASWCM
Brandi is a master’s level social worker who has spent the last 10 years working in geriatrics. Her specific background has consisted of work in multiple aspects of the medical field such as: oncology, skilled nursing, hospice, government benefits, and funeral services. Brandi finds satisfaction in using her experience to offer compassionate education and support to individuals through some of the most difficult of life’s stages.
Brandi is often the initial point of contact for families calling SeniorCare Options – as she serves in the role for intake and initial education regarding our services. She also provides generalized support for family caregivers and professionals through community based in-services, continuing education events, and through the drafting of our monthly newsletter. She is forever curious and enjoys researching community based resources to support the needs of our own clients and also shares these resources with others in the discipline of social work within the metro-Atlanta area.
Andrew Sever, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, CEAC
Andrew is a licensed occupational therapist who has specialized in healthcare for seniors. Andrew gained invaluable practical experience in his 17 years at Wesley Woods Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
As an occupational therapist, Andrew is clinically trained to assess a person’s ability to perform everyday activities — despite any physical, cognitive, psychological or emotional limitations they may have. He evaluates the environment in which they live and identifies obstacles that hinder their performance.
In 2012, Andrew founded EnABLE Home Solutions LLC to address the growing desire among homeowners to remain at home despite their changing needs and abilities.
Andrew’s occupational therapy experience gives him unique insight into the individual’s physical ability and how they experience their changing ability. Combine that with the accessibility training he’s received and it’s clear that Andrew brings a unique set of skills to the issues related to remaining at home as your loved one’s physical and cognitive abilities change.
Jenny Heuer, MS, LAPC, NCC is a Doctoral Student at Mercer University studying Counseling Education & Supervision. The focus of her dissertation is on the lived experiences of individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, she is also working towards a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State University. Jenny is an adjunct instructor at Mercer University and is working towards becoming a professor and teaching courses in aging. She also does counseling under direct supervision and specializes in working with older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She currently works at the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as a Care Consultant and works with the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy. Her passion and areas of research are focused on aging adults and Alzheimer’s disease.