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By Jamie Preston
The LTC University Podcast covers topics related to the senior healthcare industry. Topics like Hospice, Leadership, Elder Abuse, Physicians Care and so much more.
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Episode 115, Theresa Younis, Agape Care Group
Today we have special guest Theresa Younis, the Executive Vice President of Partnerships for Agape Care Group. Theresa is a passionate advocate for hospice care and serves families throughout South Carolina and Georgia through her leadership. You will be inspired by Theresa's passion and compassion for people at the end of their life. We hope you enjoy this episode! 
29:09
July 23, 2021
BONUS Episode 114, Joe Nester, Frozen Harvest
Today we speak with our very own Joe Nester. Joe is part of our creative team as a writer and digital marketer at LTC Management. Joe also released a new book entitled Frozen Harvest that we discuss on the podcast. We also discuss how Joe is sharing the book with some of our assisted living communities around South Carolina. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode!
21:14
July 9, 2021
Episode 113, Kim Hall, Advanced Care Planning
Today we have a wonderful human being, Kim Hall. Kim is a licensed social worker and a Patient Care Coordinator for SC House Calls. Kim brings compassion and understanding to the job and provides a wealth of knowledge for patients and families. Kim and I discuss the importance of Advanced Care Planning and even do a mock patient Advanced Care Plan on the podcast. We hope you get a lot out of this conversation!
27:24
July 9, 2021
Episode 112, Miranda Brophy, SC Home Rx
Today, we hear from Miranda Brophy, the Director of Pharmacy Services at SC Home Rx & SC House Calls, on today's episode. Miranda has some exciting new things happening at SC Home Rx. They have some fantastic new technology that will make their lives easier and the lives of their patients simpler. We hope you enjoy this new episode! 
27:11
July 2, 2021
Episode 111, Greg Charlton, GA House Calls
Today we speak with Greg Charlton, the Regional Vice President of Strategic Growth for GA House Calls. Greg and I discuss SC House Calls recent development into Georgia with GA House Calls. Greg lays out all of their services and where they are currently serving patients. We hope you enjoy our conversation! 
20:40
June 25, 2021
Episode 110 Lisa Yakobi, Coaching
Today we speak with corporate coach Lisa Yakobi. Lisa has spent years coaching CEOs, business leaders & professional athletes, to name a few. Today we discuss what makes a good coach and how we can all learn to coach those around us. So, if you want to be a better coach, this is the episode for you. We hope you enjoy this episode!
31:57
June 11, 2021
Episode 109, Matt Whitehead, SC House Calls is Expanding
Today we speak with my good friend, the Senior Vice President at SC House Calls, SC Home Rx & now brand new GA House Calls, Matt Whitehead. Matt and I discuss some of the new things that are happing and how they are working on expanding their territory to serve more patients. I hope you enjoy our conversation! 
24:00
June 4, 2021
Episode 108, Justin Workman, Roper Hospital Program
Today we learn about a unique program that SC House Calls is doing with Roper St. Francis Hospital. Justin Workman, the program supervisor, shares about this great partnership that saves medicare dollars and has kept people safe through a pandemic. We hope you enjoy our conversation!
24:41
May 21, 2021
Episode 107, Ryan West, Physical Therapy vs Pain Meds
Today we speak with Ryan West, a Physical Therapy Assistant at LTC Therapy and Revive Wellness Studio. Ryan and I discuss the benefit of using therapy over traditional pain medications that come with their problems. Ryan shares how Physical Therapy can solve the problem vs. just masking the problem with dangerous opioids. We hope you enjoy our conversation!  
27:55
May 14, 2021
Episode 106, CEO Matt Staub, Value Based Healthcare
Today we speak with the CEO of SC House Calls, Main Street Physicians, & SC Home RX. Matt Staub. Matt and I discuss the good and the bad of the American healthcare system. Matt shares how the US spends the most on healthcare globally but doesn't necessarily have the best outcomes. We hope this discussion gets you thinking about healthcare and how we can all do our part to make it better.
30:13
May 7, 2021
Episode 105 David Teachey, Five Gears
Today we have a fun discussion with David Teachey, the Vice President of Acute Care Services for SC House Calls. David and I discuss the book "The Five Gears." Our conversation centers around these gears that teach self-awareness and make us more productive in our work & home life. We hope you enjoy our conversation. Five Gears Book
30:37
April 23, 2021
Episode 104, Matt Staub CEO SC House Calls, National Health Care Decisions Day
Today on National Health Care Decisions Day (April 16th), we talk about Advanced Care Planning. We speak with Matt Staub, the CEO of SC House Calls, and  Matt shares his passion for ACP. We also discuss some stories, and Matt gives some helpful information. We hope you enjoy the episode!
34:32
April 16, 2021
Episode 103 Dr. Macie Smith, Dementia
Today we speak with Dr. Macie Smith, the owner of Diversified Training Consultants Group. Dr. Smith provides education and support to senior families; they journey through dementia caregiving and the long-term care system. Dr. Smith's upbeat personality and passion for what she does transforms a burdensome situation into a blossoming new way of living. We hope you enjoy the conversation! www.dtconsultant.org
24:56
April 9, 2021
Episode 102, CEO Matt Staub, Course Corrections
Today we speak with CEO Matt Staub from SC House Calls. Matt shares some of the course corrections they have had to make in 2020 & 2021. We hope you enjoy the episode. 
26:16
March 26, 2021
Episode 101 Matt Staub, Bonus Episode, SC House Calls Assisted Living Model
Today we speak with Matt Staub, the CEO of SC House Calls, about something dear to his heart, Assisted Living. Matt is a licensed ALF & SNF Administrator and has a passion for caring for assisted living residents. SC House Calls has a unique care model that is proactive and has proven to keep residents out of the hospital. We hope you enjoy this episode!
28:45
March 12, 2021
Episode 100 Trent Praytor & Melissa Chism, Hospice & Palliative Care Myth Busters
For our 100th episode, we have Melissa Chism & Trent Praytor from SC House Calls. Melissa is a Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. Trent is the VP of Hospice & Palliative Care Services. Today we spend our time busting some common myths about Hospice & Palliative Care. Enjoy the show! 
34:50
March 12, 2021
Episode 99 Ariel Thompson, Occupational Therapy
On this episode, we speak with Occupational Therapist Ariel Thompson from Revive Wellness Studio in Columbia, South Carolina. Ariel gives us an overview of how Occupational therapists can help people get back to normal after an injury. We also discuss the most common injuries that she treats and the remedies that they provide. We hope you enjoy the podcast! 
25:37
March 5, 2021
Episode 98 Kim Kennamer & Kayce Cleary, NP FAQ's
Today we have Kayce Cleary & Kim Kennamer from SC House Calls answering some Frequently Asked Questions. We discuss everything from billing questions to Telehealth questions. Enjoy the show!
53:17
March 5, 2021
Episode 97, Brodie Wall & David Teachey, Medical Technology
Today we sit down with Brodie Wall & David Teachey from SC House Calls. Brodie is the Director of Telehealth Devices from SC House Calls, and David is the VP of Acute Care Services. Today we talk about the technology services that SC House Calls and SC Home Rx are using. We discuss how they are improving the healthcare of so many people across South Carolina. Enjoy the conversation!
32:16
February 19, 2021
Episode 96, Dr. Ashley Friend, TMJ Treatment
Today we speak with Dr. Ashley Friend about an incredible TMJ Therapy that they offer at Revive Wellness Studio in Columbia, South Carolina. Ashley shares some of the causes and what they can do to help those who suffer from TMJ. We hope you enjoy the episode! 
16:39
February 12, 2021
Episode 95 (Bonus Episode) Melissa Chism & Trent Praytor, End of Life Discussions
Today we have a conversation about End of Life Discussions. Our guests are Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse Practitioner Melissa Chism. Also, we have Vice President of Hospice & Palliative Services for SC House Calls Trent Praytor. End of life discussions can be challenging and even uncomfortable for healthcare providers. Melissa and Trent give some great ideas on how to handle that conversation. We hope you get a lot out of our discussion! 
29:38
February 9, 2021
Episode 94, Matt Staub, Changing Healthcare
Today we speak with the CEO of SC House Calls, Matt Staub. Matt and I discuss change, innovation, and SC House Call's dedication to being an agile, fast-paced company that responds to their patients' needs. We hope you enjoy this conversation!
28:49
February 5, 2021
Episode 92, Kim Kennamer, A COVID-19 Story
Today we hear the story of Kim Kennamer and her family's battle with COVID-19. Kim is the Director of Practice Optimization for SC House Calls and has experienced SC House Calls services personally for herself and her parents. Kim shares her parent's real battle with the Coronavirus and how SC House Calls was an instrumental part of getting them healthy again. We hope you enjoy this story.
35:24
January 29, 2021
Episode 91 Brook Howard, CMS Changes
Today we have a bonus episode with Brook Howard, the Vice President of Clinical Services for SC House Calls. Brook shares the significant changes that medicare made in December for 2021. Brook breaks down what healthcare providers need to change in billing and how they make their visits. We hope you get a lot out of this podcast!
18:39
January 28, 2021
Episode 90, Miranda Workman, Telehealth Pharmacy
Today we speak with Miranda Workman from SC Home RX & SC House Calls about their Telehealth Pharmacy. She shares how they are raising the bar on medication adherence and providing incredible resources for healthcare providers and their patients. We hope you enjoy this episode!
22:52
January 22, 2021
Episode 89, SC House Calls CEO Matt Staub, Looking Back & Looking Forward
This week we speak with the CEO of SC House Calls, Matt Staub. Matt shares some of the challenges that 2020 brought and how they emerged as one of South Carolinas most influential healthcare providers. Matt shares with us some of the plans and what the future is looking like for 2021. We hope you enjoy the show!
27:45
January 15, 2021
Episode 88, David Teachey, COVID-19 Vaccine
Today we wanted to update all of our listeners on the COVID-19 Vaccine. We speak with Registered Nurse David Teachey from South Carolina House Calls, and he gets us up to date on the COVID-19 Vaccine and what you need to know. We hope this podcast is very informational, and you enjoy the show.
34:03
January 8, 2021
Episode 87, Stephanie Lange & Trent Praytor, Hospice Eligibility
Today we speak with Stephanie Lange from Agape Care Hospice & Trent Praytor from SC House Calls about what makes a person appropriate for hospice services. We also talk about what happens after a healthcare provider makes a referral to hospice and what the attending provider's responsibility is. We hope you enjoy this episode.
44:36
December 31, 2020
Episode 86, Sarah Padula, The 12 Days of Caregiving
Today we meet up with Sarah Padula, a Social Worker for SC House Calls. Sarah gives us 12 tips for caregivers during the holiday season in the form of The 12 Days of Christmas. Sarah shares some practical advice to make caregiving a little less stressful during the Christmas season. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Sarah Padula!
34:39
December 18, 2020
Episode 85, Dr. Sharon P. Beall, MD, Pediatric Hospice
Today we Meet Dr. Sharon Beall. Dr. Beall is one of the pediatric hospice physicians for Hands of Hope. Dr. Beall completed her medical education at the Medical College of Georgia and stayed there to complete her internship and residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Dr. Beall has a passion for this work and provides education about palliative care in her community, teaching hospital, and local professional organizations. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Dr. Beall. 
28:11
December 11, 2020
Episode 84, Michael Mealey, The Hope Project
Today our guest is Michael Mealey from Agape Care Hospice. Michael is the Vice President of Quality Assurance and shares with us a project that they have been working on for almost a year now called The HOPE Project. Michael shares how they are doing everything they can through The HOPE project to raise the bar of excellence at Agape Care. Agape Care believes that great organizations never stop coming up with ways to become the best in their field. We hope you enjoy our conversation!
24:30
December 4, 2020
Episode 83, Trent Praytor, Hospice & Palliative Care
Today we hear from Trent Praytor, a Registered Nurse from South Carolina House Calls. Trent is the Vice President of Hospice & Palliative Care. He is passionate about Hospice & Palliative Care after serving as a Hospice Nurse for ten years. Trent loves to teach and helps SC House Calls providers understand how to treat and serve patients dealing with a severe illness. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Trent Praytor. 
28:34
November 13, 2020
Episode 82, David Teachey, Telehealth Is A Game Changer
On today's podcast, you will hear from David Teachey, the Vice President of Acute Care Services at SC House Calls. David catches us up on all of the new telehealth services they created at SC House Calls this year. David shares how pro-active their practice has been after medicare gave the green light to bill for Telehealth services. Enjoy our conversation!
37:42
November 6, 2020
Episode 81, Pamela Duncan, Compliance
Today we talk about healthcare compliance with the Chief Compliance Officer for Agape Care, Pamela Duncan. Pamela talks about creating safe guardrails for their team to stay within the regulations of Medicare guidelines. Enjoy our conversation with Pamela Duncan!
19:14
October 30, 2020
Episode 80 Cheri Lyn Deary, Hospice & Home Health
Today we hear from another speaker from the Fourth Annual LTC University Provider Conference, Cheri Lyn Deary. Cheri Lyn is a registered nurse and has been a pioneer in the home health and hospice world in the mid-west. Enjoy our conversation!
23:16
October 23, 2020
Episode 79, Dr. Earle Lingle, Ethics
Today we have a conversation with Dr. Earle Lingle from High Point University’s School of Pharmacy. Dr. Lingle is a professor and associate dean for student and professional affairs. Dr. Lingle spoke at the Fourth Annual LTC University Provider Conference, and we caught up with him there. We discussed the topic of Ethics. Enjoy our conversation!
21:00
October 16, 2020
Episode 78 Dr. Chad Starks, Diversity Equity & Inclusion
We had the excellent opportunity to speak with Dr. Chad Sparks. Dr. Starks holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in Criminology from the University of Delaware. Dr. Starks has more than two decades of experience working in the areas of criminal justice and education. He is also a popular speaker on the subject of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We caught up with him at the LTC University Provider Conference in Columbia after his talk. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Dr. Chad Starks! 
27:16
October 8, 2020
Episode 77, Melissa Gambrell, Personality Disorders Part 2
Once again, we hear from Nurse Practitioner Melissa Gambrell on part 2 of Personality Disorders. This information is fascinating and can help medical professionals understand and work with patients with these various disorders. Enjoy this informative conversation.
48:38
September 11, 2020
Episode 76, Melissa Gambrell, Personality Disorders Part 1
Today we go deep into Personality Disorders with Nurse Practitioner Melissa Gambrell. Mellissa breaks down diagnosing these disorders and so much more. Enjoy part one of this conversation. 
56:40
September 4, 2020
Episode 75, David Teachey, Home Health
Today we speak with David Teachey about Home Health Services. David is a registered nurse with a background in Home Health and Telemedicine and is currently The Vice President of Acute Care Services for SC House Calls. David gives us some important information about Home Health. He shares how SC House Calls partners with Home Health to provide better outcomes for all patients. Enjoy our conversation with David Teachey!
31:05
August 21, 2020
Episode 74, Brandon Sistrunk & Rebecca Dillard, The Gym
Today we discuss health and wellness with Certified Personal Trainer, Brandon Sistrunk & the Vice President of Health & Wellness for LTC Health Solutions Rebecca Dillard. We talk about the importance of stretching and the mental benefits of working out and much much more. We hope you enjoy this episode!
29:08
August 14, 2020
Episode 73, Annika Huell, Advanced Care Planning
Today we hear from Annika Huell a Certified Biller & Coder for SC House Calls. Annika brings years of experience in coding and has a passion for training providers and medical professionals. Today Annika shares about Advanced Care Planning and its importance. Enjoy our conversation with Annika!
27:04
August 7, 2020
Episode 72, Heather Emmer, Dynamic Mobile Imaging
Today we have Heather Emmer, the Account Manager for Dynamic Mobile Imaging. We discuss all things X-rays, Ultra Sounds & EKG's that can all be done in the home. Heather shares the importance of using in-home imaging to reduce risks like COVID-19. Enjoy our conversation with Heather Emmer. If you would like more information, you can visit www.dynamicmobileimaging.com, or you can call 1-866-483-9729.
26:58
July 24, 2020
Episode 71, Annika Huell, Medical Billing & Coding
Today we hear from Annika Huell a Certified Biller & Coder for SC House Calls. Annika brings years of experience in coding and has a passion for training providers and medical professionals on the proper way to code. She knows it brings better outcomes and care for patients. Enjoy our conversation with Annika! 
24:58
July 17, 2020
Episode 70, Ambra McGuinn & Deeanna Enfinger, Pre & Post Opp Surgery
Today, we have a conversation with Ambra McGuinn, the Regional Vice President of the South Region, for SC House Calls. We also speak with Deeanna Enfinger, the Director of Growth & Development for the South Region of SC House Calls. We discuss an exciting opportunity that came out of the COVID-19 Pandemic. They have been able to offer a service to our South Carolina Hospital system that has made a difference and helped a lot of people across the state. Enjoy our conversation!
25:14
July 10, 2020
Episode 69 Scott Middleton, Patient-Centered Care
Today we hear from the founder of SC House Calls, Scott Middleton, about a new way of thinking about healthcare. For so many years, primary care has been centered around the physician and their care for their patients. Scott is bringing back an old concept that brings healthcare back to being centered around the patient. This kind of care is already changing the lives of so many people in South Carolina. Enjoy our conversation with Scott Middleton! 
27:59
July 3, 2020
Episode 68, Melissa Gambrell, Psychology
Today we get to speak with Melissa Gambrell, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from SC House Calls. Melissa shares about her new role at SC House Calls and how they are serving patients suffering from anxiety and depression and other psychiatric disorders. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Melissa Gambrell!
28:46
June 26, 2020
Episode 67, Dr. Jimmie Williamson, LTC University Provider Conference
Today's podcast, we speak with the president of LTC University, Dr. Jimmie Williamson, about an exciting conference coming this fall. Dr. Williamson and I discussed the LTC University Provider Conference coming up on October 2-4 in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information on the conference visit, www.LTCProviderConfernce.com Enjoy our conversation with Dr. Jimmie Williamson. 
17:53
June 19, 2020
Episode 66, David Teachey, Remote Patient Monitoring
Once again, we hear from David Teachey, the Director of Clinical Operations for SC House Calls in the Midlands. David shares the remarkable stories that RPM has brought to their practice and the lives of their patients. Enjoy this conversation with David Teachey!
28:53
June 3, 2020
Episode 65, Ambra McGuinn, Jason Taylor, Matt Whitehead, Facility Testing
Today we speak with Ambra McGuinn, Jason Taylor & Matt Whitehead about how Assisted Living & Skilled Facilities are dealing with the Coronavirus. We talk about the importance of testing so that you know what your facility is dealing with so you can handle it. Enjoy our conversation! 
22:36
May 22, 2020
Episode 64, Scott Middleton, A New World
And just like that, we live in a new world due to a virus. There are some great things and horrible things that have come out of this pandemic. It has slowed somethings down and sped different things up. Either way, we are living in a different world. Today we hear from SC House Calls founder Scott Middleton about how life has changed and will be completely different looking forward. Enjoy our conversation with Scott Middleton.
24:49
May 15, 2020
Episode 63, Scott Middelton, Coronavirus Testing
Today's podcast is all about Coronavirus testing & Antibody testing. We speak with the founder of SC House Calls, Scott Middleton, about how necessary testing is to getting back to a new normal in our world. Enjoy this conversation!
29:52
May 1, 2020
Episode 62 Jennifer Kistler, Telemedicine
Today we hear from Jennifer Kistler from SC House Calls Center for Telehealth. Jennifer shares how they have been able to pivot their healthcare model to give people across South Carolina better access to telemedicine. Jennifer shares some stories of how utilizing Telehealth has helped people in these uncertain times in our state. Enjoy our conversation with Jennifer Kistler! 
24:08
April 24, 2020
Episode 61, Tenelle Jones, Pandemic Mental Health
Today we have our friend Tenelle Jones from MUSC on the LTC University Podcast. Tenelle is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed addictions counselor. Tenelle gives us some essential tips on how we can keep our mental health in order during this COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy our conversation with Tenelle Jones. 
25:16
April 17, 2020
Episode 60, Dee Morris & Scott Holcomb, Testing & Telehealth
In this episode, we catch up with Dee Morris, the Director of Clinical Operations in the Low Country for South Carolina House Calls. We also speak with Scott Holcomb, a nurse practitioner for SC House Calls in Charleston. We discuss how things are going during the COVID-19 Crisis and the difference they have been able to make in South Carolina. Enjoy our conversation!
21:52
April 10, 2020
Episode 59, Scott Middleton, Testing Is Key
In this episode of the LTC University Podcast, we speak to Scott Middleton, the founder of SC House Calls, about the key to getting through the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott shares his companies proactive approach to dealing with the crisis. Enjoy the show!
22:14
April 3, 2020
Episode 58, Brodie Wall, SC Home RX Pharmacy
In this episode of the LTC University Podcast, we speak with Brodie Wall. Brodie works for SC Home RX, a long term care pharmacy that covers the entire state of South Carolina. SC Home RX works to make sure patients don't have to wait in line at a pharmacy with people that could be ill and contagious. This episode has never been more relevant for seniors across the state during the Covid-19 crisis. Thanks for listening!
23:16
March 27, 2020
Episode 57, Scott Middleton from SC House Calls, How They Are Responding
Today we hear from the founder of SC House Calls, Scott Middleton, on how they are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic. Scott shares how their model of care can make a difference by seeing patients in their homes. He also shares how they are mobilizing their nurse practitioners by using their Telehealth center to make provider visits and keep people safe. We hope you enjoy the show!
25:50
March 20, 2020
Episode 56, Ambra McGuinn, Dee Morris, Tammy Hiott, Covid-19
Today we discuss the Covid-19 virus with Ambra McGuinn & Dee Morris from SC House Calls. We find out the precautions they are making for their patients and employees. We also speak with Tammy Hiott, a Nurse Practitioner from SC House Calls about what the Covid-19 Virus is and what we can do about it. We hope this conversation is informative and helps clear up any confusion we hear on the internet. ****Important: South Carolina Officials are encouraging people who are experiencing flu-like symptoms are encouraged to contact MUSC Virtual Care. If you have tested positive, MUSC will report this to DHEC.
22:20
March 13, 2020
Episode 55, Scott Middleton, Apprenticeships
Today we hear from Scott Middleton, the founder of SC House Calls. Scott shares the vision and purpose behind their companies apprenticeship program. Scott talks about how this program builds leaders and has some great tax benefits for their business. Enjoy our conversation with Scott Middleton. 
27:33
March 6, 2020
Episode 53 Dr. Cynthia Walters & Ronnie Duncan, Part 2 of Diversity & Inclusion
Today we continue with Part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Walters & Ronnie Duncan. Dr. Walters is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Prisma Health in Columbia, South Carolina, and Ronnie is the Chief Diversity Officer for Agape Hospice. We continue our conversation about Diversity & Inclusion and why it matters and how we all have a part to play. Enjoy our conversation!
19:04
February 28, 2020
Episode 54, Keaton Green, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Today we hear from the Vice President of Frampton Construction here in Charleston, South Carolina. Keaton is running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year. Keaton is passionate about doing his part in finding a cure for this horrible disease. Keaton and his team have a big goal and plan on making a significant impact in the Charleston Community. Enjoy our conversation with Keaton Green!
32:14
February 27, 2020
Episode 52, Dr. Cynthia Walters & Ronnie Duncan, Diversity & Inclusion Part 1
Today we hear part 1 of a conversation I had with Dr. Cynthia Walters, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion from Prisma Health in Columbia, South Carolina, and Ronnie Duncan, the Chief Diversity Officer from Agape Hospice. We discuss how to have a successful diversity program and culture and why it's essential to all companies. Enjoy our conversation! 
48:32
February 21, 2020
Episode 51, Scott Middleton, Complexity of Visits
We have a conversation with the founder of SC House Calls, Scott Middleton. Scott shares some insights into the Complexity of Visits, Risk Adjustment Factors, and Prolonged Service Codes, for Nurse Practitioners. Scott's vision for SC House Calls is to help patients live their best life by getting them the healthcare they deserve. Enjoy our conversation with Scott Middleton!
29:10
February 13, 2020
Episode 50, Wilma Rice Roper St. Francis, Physicians Order for Scope of Treatment
Today we speak with Registered Nurse, Wilma Rice, an Educational Specialist from Roper St. Francis. Wilma is passionate about patient care, and part of this passion has her working with end-of-life issues as a Respecting Choices instructor, and assisting with a state pilot project introducing Physicians Order for Scope of Treatment (POST) to South Carolina. Enjoy our conversation with Wilma Rice!
31:22
February 7, 2020
Episode 49, Sarah O’Leary & Dr Delia Chiaramonte, Palliative Care & Acupuncture
Today we have two special guests, Sarah O’Leary, the owner of Mend, an acupuncture studio in Baltimore, Maryland. We also have Dr. Delia Chiaramonte from the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She practices, Integrative and Palliative Medicine at GBMC and has formed a relationship with Sarah’s Acupuncture clinic. Together they are increasing the treatment provided for palliative patients by using some other techniques like Acupuncture to help their patients have a better quality of life while facing a serious illness. Enjoy our show!
30:08
January 31, 2020
Episode 48, Scott Middleton, Risk Adjustment Factors
Today, we have the founder of SC House Calls Scott Middleton. Scott shares with us how they are using Risk Adjustment Factors to provide better care and to help keep patients at home where they want to be. Scott reveals how these RAF's identify the patients that need to see providers more often, which helps save Medicare and taxpayers money. Enjoy our conversation with Scott Middleton!
28:58
January 24, 2020
Episode 47, Matt Staub, The Future is Our Past
Today, we speak with Matt Staub, the CEO of South Carolina House Calls, about how the future of health care is taking a play out of the playbook from the past. Matt shares how they are doing things differently with their practice across the state and how it is saving money and changing lives. Enjoy our conversation with Matt Staub!
38:58
January 17, 2020
Episode 46 BONUS EPISODE, Lisa Yakobi, Customer Service & DISC
Today we have a BONUS EPISODE for you! In this episode, we hear from corporate coach, speechwriter Lisa Yakobi. Lisa and I discuss DISC and how to use DISC to provide excellent customer service in whatever industry you work. We share how to recognize the needs of your customers based on their DISC personality profile. Enjoy the show!
43:01
January 10, 2020
Episode 45, Kim Kennamer & Natalie Caruthers, Add On Service Codes
Today, we speak with Natalie Caruthers, and Kim Kennamer from SC House Calls about add on service codes. Kim & Natalie both have years of experience in the health care industry and work to help clinicians become more efficient and to stay within medicare regulations. In this episode, we speak to them about the different add on service codes that Medicare encourages providers to use in their practice. We hope you enjoy the show! 
29:32
January 10, 2020
Episode 44, Victor Brown, Relieving Tension & Anxiety
Happy New Year, and welcome to episode 44 and season 2 of the LTC University Podcast. We want you to start the new year off right by being in the right frame of mind and with healthy habits. Today, we speak with Victor Brown about relieving stress and anxiety through breathing and exercise. The fact of the matter is, we are going to have anxiety and stress, and how we deal with it will affect the outcomes of our jobs and life. We hope you enjoy the show!
21:37
January 3, 2020
Episode 43, Trent Praytor, Risk Assessment Factors
For our final episode of season one of the LTC University Podcast, we speak with Registered Nurse, Trent Praytor. Trent is the Director of Clinical Operations in the Upstate in South Carolina for SC House Calls. Trent talks about how their providers measure the health of their patients through Risk Assessment Factors. Enjoy our conversation with Trent Praytor!
25:33
December 27, 2019
Episode 42, David Teachey, Remote Patient Monitoring
Today we speak with David Teachey, the Director of Clinical Operations at South Carolina House Calls in the Midlands. David brings years of experience as a registered nurse with remote monitoring systems. David shares with us how this system is keeping people out of the hospital and has even saved lives. Enjoy our conversation with David Teachey! 
28:02
December 20, 2019
Episode 41 Ronnie Duncan, Diversity & DISC
Today, we hear a conversation with Ronnie Duncan, the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Agape Hospice. We discuss being self-aware and using DISC as a tool to help us check our blind spots. We also discuss each personality type and how it relates to diversity and why diversity of personality type is needed to be successful in the workforce and life! Enjoy our conversation with Ronnie Duncan! 
29:43
December 13, 2019
Episode 40, Dana Holtvoigt, Volunteering
This week we speak with Dana Holtvoigt, the Lead Volunteer Coordinator for Agape Hospice. Dana leads coordinators across the entire state of South Carolina that recruit and train volunteers that serve Hospice Patients in their last weeks of life. Dana shares the many ways that people can make an enormous impact on a family's life. Enjoy our conversation with Dana Holtvoigt! 
21:37
December 6, 2019
Episode 39, Dr. Kelly Jones, Hospice Medication
In this episode, we have a conversation with Dr. Kelly Jones, PharmD, BCPS. Dr. Jones is a Pharmacist at THE Pharmacy in Florence, South Carolina. We discuss hospice medication and symptom management. Dr. Jones has 30 years of experience and loves serving hospice patients and their families. Enjoy our talk with Dr. Kelly Jones. 
25:35
November 29, 2019
Episode 38, Dr. Jimmie Williamson, Leadership Principles of Jesus
Today we have the president of LTC University on the podcast,  Dr. Jimmie Williamson. Dr. Williamson has been a lifelong educator, having served as President of two Community Colleges and President of both the South and North Carolina System of Community Colleges. Having also worked in long-term post-acute care for eight years, he brings a unique perspective to education within the post-acute care setting. Today we discuss the leadership principles of the greatest leader of all time, Jesus. Even if you are not religious, you will get a lot out of this podcast. Enjoy the show! 
21:35
November 22, 2019
Episode 37 Chris Acevedo, Starting a Palliative Program
In this episode, we speak with Chris Acevedo about starting a Palliative Care program. Chris is one of the foremost experts in the Palliative care business. Chris is a consultant and has helped many Palliative Care programs across the country. Enjoy our conversation! 
22:45
November 15, 2019
Episode 36, Tenelle Jones, Think Harmony, Not Balance
In this episode, we have a conversation with Marriage & Family Therapist and Addictions Counsellor Tenelle Jones. Tenelle is also the Board Chair for People Against Rape (PAR) in Charleston, South Carolina. So many people think the goal in self-care is, "Balance" Tenelle challenges that theory and gives us another way to look at our busy lifestyles. Enjoy our conversation with Tenelle Jones. 
28:30
November 7, 2019
Episode 35 Charles Canaan, Hospice Eligibility
Today we speak with Hospice Consultant, Charles Canaan. Charles works with hospice companies all over to help their clinicians paint an honest picture of what makes a patient eligible to use their hospice benefit. There are so many myths and misunderstandings about what hospice covers and what it doesn't, and Charles is the right person to help you get a clear picture of what Medicare is seeking. Enjoy our conversation with Charles Canaan!
23:55
November 1, 2019
Episode 34, Dr Kimberly Rudd, Diagnosing Dementia
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Kimberly Rudd about the challenges of diagnosing someone who potentially has dementia. She covers several symptoms that can look like dementia but are entirely different. Dr. Rudd, practices psychiatry in Columbia, South Carolina and we are excited to have here on the LTC University Podcast. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Dr. Rudd!
27:08
October 25, 2019
Episode 33 Chip Ingram, A Sweet T Story
Today, we hear from Caregiver, Chip Ingram. Chip and his wife Teresa, suffered some horrible news when they found out Teresa was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's. Chip spent years caring for Teresa before her passing in 2018. Chip spends his time now providing encouragement for other caregivers and raising money for the Alzheimer's Association. Chip and Teresa's story was featured on WMBF, NBC News. Click HERE to see the video. Enjoy our conversation!
25:51
October 17, 2019
Episode 33, Ellen Fulp, Hospice Pharmacy
Today we speak with Dr. Ellen Fulp. Dr. Fulp earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Science and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her Master’s Degree in Palliative Care at the University of Colorado as the only pharmacist member of the inaugural class. Ellen is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy, specializing in safe, appropriate medication use in the elderly. Dr. Fulp is a wealth of information and has a passion for serving hospice patients and their families. Enjoy our conversation!
20:11
October 11, 2019
Episode 32 Karen Mozeleski & Paula Meade, Hospital Case Management
In this episode, we hear from Karen Mozeleski, the Director of Case Management for Trident Health. Karen oversees the case management teams at Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center. We also have Paula Meade; she is a Complex Care Social Worker with over 35 Years of experience in the medical profession. We have a conversation about the role of case managers and what patients need to know when navigating the hospital system. We hope you get a lot out of our discussion, enjoy the show.
26:40
October 4, 2019
Episode 31 Richard Dawson, NP & Dee Morris, RN
On this episode, we discuss the Five Benefits of Seeing Patients In The Home. We spoke with Nurse Practitioner, Richard Dawson & Registered Nurse Dee Morris from SC House Calls. Both Dee & Rich have served patients in a clinical setting and at home, and they make the case that we are much better off seeing patients where they live. Enjoy the show!
25:04
September 27, 2019
Episode 30, Ronnie Duncan, Diversity & Inclusion
We are on Episode 30 of The LTC University Podcast. On this episode, we have Ronnie Duncan, the Chief Diversity Officer of Agape Hospice. We dive deeper into the subject of Diversity & Inclusion and learn the ways that this work benefits an organization and its employees. We discuss the importance of being part of the conversation, even if it's uncomfortable. Enjoy our interview!
29:34
September 19, 2019
Episode 29, Rebecca Imholz, The Boomer Generation
Did you know that 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning 65? Our guest today is Rebecca Imholz, the host of the radio show, Let's Talk Boomers on 94.3 in Charleston, South Carolina. We have a conversation about the boomer generation and the challenges this generation faces. Because of science and technology, people are living longer than ever before, and this is amazing; but it also creates unique challenges. Enjoy our conversation with Rebecca Imholz!
35:47
September 13, 2019
Episode 28 Marc J. Rogers, M.D. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
On this episode of the LTC University Podcast, we have a conversation with Marc J. Rogers, M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Rogers is the Director of Men's Health at MUSC and specializes in urology. We discuss the ins & outs of prostate cancer and the treatments available to men. We talk about some of the mental health issues surrounding prostate cancer and some of the side effects. It is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and we want to get the word out to help support men's health. Enjoy this men's health special episode!  Dr. Marc Rogers: Medical University of South Carolina Bio
27:55
September 6, 2019
Episode 27 Heather Woolwine, Healthcare Public Relations
On this episode of the LTC University Podcast, we have Heather Woolwine the Public Affairs and Media Relations Director at the Medical University of South Carolina. We discuss the good, the bad, and the challenging side of running a public relations department for a major medical organization. Heather provides some excellent advice for delivering great communication for an organization. Enjoy our conversation! 
33:15
August 30, 2019
Episode 026 Ronnie Duncan, Diversity & Inclusion
On this episode of the LTC University Podcast, we have a conversation with Ronnie Duncan, the Chief Diversity Officer from Agape Hospice in South Carolina. We discuss the topic of Diversity & Inclusion and how Ronnie is helping their organization grow in this area. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Ronnie Duncan.   
27:17
August 23, 2019
Episode 25 Dr. David Olshine, Myers Briggs
We are at episode 25 on the LTC University Podcast! This week we speak with Dr. David Olshine from Columbia International University. Dr. Olshine is a professor and director of the Youth Ministry, Family and Culture Department here in Columbia, South Carolina. David has been using the Myers Briggs Personality Assessment for years and teaches us how we can use this in the workplace every day to strengthen relationships. Enjoy our conversation. 
28:51
August 16, 2019
Episode 024 Dr. Heather Boger, The Aging Brain
In this weeks episode, we speak with Dr. Heather Boger about the brain. Dr. Boger is an Associate Professor in the department of neuroscience at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina. We discuss ways we can keep our mind sharp in the ineffability of aging. We also talk about Alzheimer's and the ways we can cope through this horrible disease. Enjoy our conversation with Dr. Boger. 
25:51
August 9, 2019
Episode 023 Kitty Weaver & Morgan McCall, Palliative Care
On this episode, we discuss Palliative care with Kitty Weaver & Morgan McCall. Kitty is a registered nurse working as an Education Specialist with LTC University, and she specializes in Palliative Care education. Morgan McCall is also a registered nurse and is the Director of Palliative Care Services for South Carolina House Calls. Palliative Care is such an underutilized medical service that SCHC is working to spread across South Carolina to provide a better life for those dealing with a severe illness. We hope you enjoy our conversation! 
29:19
August 2, 2019
Episode 22 Ben Finley & Mike Nelson, Medical IT
On this episode, we have a conversation with Ben Finley & Mike Nelson. Ben is the Chief Information Officer for LTC Health Solutions & Mike is the Senior Help Desk Specialist for LTC Health Solutions. We talk all things Medical IT and why this is so important for patient care. IT has a direct effect on patient care and can even save lives through the systems that they employ and use. Enjoy this nerdy episode! 
26:26
July 25, 2019
Episode 021 Rebecca Dillard, Super Foods For Seniors
In today's culture, we like to go straight to the medicine cabinet to heal ourselves. One of the ways we can heal our bodies is through the right nutrition. On this episode, we speak to our very own Education Specialist Rebecca Dillard. Rebecca shares about how seniors can use healthy food to improve their health. Maybe you are a caregiver; perhaps you are a senior, well this show is for you. Let's learn some ways we can bring health and healing through the food we eat.  
31:36
July 19, 2019
Episode 020 Charletta Knight, Summerville Community Hospice House
Making your community a better place is what this episode is all about. We talk to Charletta Knight, the Director of Operations for the brand new Summerville Community Hospice House. You will learn the vision of how Agape Hospice is genuinely making this facility a community place as well as the ins and out of how a hospice house functions. Charletta also shares one of her favorite leadership lessons from one of her mentors. Enjoy the show!
36:24
July 12, 2019
Episode 019 Chris Rogers & Brian Robbins DME
On this episode, we have Chris Rogers & Brian Robbins from LTC Health Solutions DME. Brian is the Director of Operations for the Low-Country & Chris is the Director of operations in the Midlands & the Upstate in South Carolina. We discuss the importance of having the right durable medical equipment at home for hospice patients. DME is crucial for helping people live at home with the right medical devices and equipment comfortbly. Enjoy our conversation with Chris & Brian. 
23:44
July 5, 2019
018 Jay Pruitt, Customer Service
We have all experienced good and bad customer service, and customer service can make or break an organization. On this episode of the LTC University Podcast, we have Jay Pruit from Agape Hospice, and we discuss all things customer service. Enjoy our conversation!  www.agapehospice.com
23:32
June 28, 2019
Episode 017 The Future of Healthcare, Scott Middleton
On this episode, we have Scott Middleton, the founder of Agape Hospice & SC House Calls. Scott began as a Methodist minister, and after seeing a deficiency in the senior healthcare system, he decided to do something about it. Scott has years of healthcare experience and is a forward thinker that loves innovation, especially when it comes to healthcare. Scott shares what he sees on the horizon in the healthcare industry. Enjoy our conversation with Scott Middleton. www.AgapeHospice.com www.schousecalls.com
29:42
June 21, 2019
Episode 016 The Power of Humor, Glen Ward
Sometimes we take ourselves a little too serious, and on this episode, we discuss how we can tap into the lighter side of life. Our guest on the LTC University Podcast is Glen Ward, a professional humorist & inspirational speaker. Glen shares about paying attention to the funny things that we often look over in our fast-paced environments. Enjoy our conversation with Glen Ward!   www.glenwardspeaking.com
24:40
June 14, 2019
Episode 015 ALS, Vanessa Bondurant
On this episode, we have Vanessa Bondurant from The South Carolina Chapter of The ALS Association speaking about this horrific decease we know as ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Vanessa shares about all the unique ways they serve people with ALS in South Carolina and across the country. Find out how we can all do our part in fighting this horrible disease.  ALS Association ALS Association, South Carolina Chapter ALS Facebook
25:16
June 7, 2019
Episode 014 Simply Seniors, Cindy Williams
The LTC University Podcast is so lucky to have Cindy Williams from Simply Seniors. Cindy is a geriatric care manager that helps families make tough decisions about their loved ones care. Cindy helps seniors get the care that they need at home or if they need to find placement in skilled, assisted & independent communities. Cindy has been an Assisted Living administrator and a licensed dementia specialist for years and brings a wealth of knowledge to help our senior population in South Carolina. Enjoy our conversation with Cindy Williams!    https://www.simplyseniorsservices.com
31:11
May 31, 2019
Episode 013 Team Building, Debbie Spangler
Show me good team work, and you will show me a successful organization. On this episode, we have a conversation with Debbie Spangler, The Senior Implementation Consultant at Agape Hospice. We discuss the importance of having a diverse team with differing personalities and skill sets. Debbie shares a powerful exercise she conducted at our Community Leadership Assembly that drove home the importance of great teamwork. Enjoy the podcast!
31:38
May 24, 2019
Episode 012 Curt Ackerman, Tandem Health Sumter
Doing the right thing in healthcare is what this episode is all about. Curt Ackerman is our guest from Tandem Health in Sumter, South Carolina. We caught up with Curt at one of his speaking engagements at, "Around The Table" a senior health fair. Curt has an incredible heart for serving people and loves his community. Enjoy our conversation with Curt Ackerman!    Tandem Health Sumter 
32:40
May 17, 2019
Episode 011 Creating Culture
In this episode, we speak with the President of Spartanburg Methodist College, Scott Cochran about how vital your organization's culture is to its success. Scott is a dynamic leader that has been part of shaping and driving an influential culture at SMC. Enjoy the conversation! Spartanburg Methodist College
27:59
May 9, 2019
Episode 010 The Hospice Social Worker
On this episode, we have a conversation with Social Worker, Carlton Smalls. Carlton is the Lead Social Worker for Agape Hospice in South Carolina. Our conversation centers around hospice and how social workers serve and help families through one of the toughest times of their life. Carlton shares how Social Workers are a crucial ingredient to the interdisciplinary team that hospice provides its patients and families. Enjoy the show! 
25:47
May 3, 2019
Episode 009 Assisted Living & Stratigic Partnership
No matter what business you are in it takes strategic Partnerships to get the job done, and Assisted Living is no different. On this episode, we have Sarah Deming the Executive Director at The Blake at Carnes Crossroads in Summerville, South Carolina. We also have Ambra McGuinn, the Director of Operations with South Carolina House calls and Dee Morris the Divisional Director as well. Our conversation centers around the partnership they are building to provide the very best care they can for seniors. We hope you enjoy this episode and it inspires you to form great partnerships in your organization. 
26:10
April 26, 2019
Episode 008 Finding Your Work Life Balance
We had the opportunity to sit down with Sarah Hopkins a Social Work Educator at Winthrop University. Before coming to Winthrop, Sarah taught at Binghamton University in the College of Community and Public Affairs. She believes in developing the whole student.  Due to this belief, she incorporates self-care practices into the classroom, making sure students develop and engage in self- care practice before becoming practitioners. Through this incorporation, Sarah hopes to help build social workers who are less apt to experience professional burnout. Enjoy this conversation with Sarah Hopkins!
28:14
April 18, 2019
Episode 007 Substance Abuse
Substance abuse has plagued our country for decades and on this episode, we speak with Alexandra Greenawalt, the Prevention Coordinator at Keystone Substance Abuse Center. Alexandra spends her time educating the community about the pitfalls of drug and alcohol abuse. You can find more information about Keystone at www.keystoneyork.org.
38:12
April 12, 2019
Episode 006 Jennifer Massey Social Oncology Social Worker
On this episode, we speak with Jennifer Massey about her work as an Oncology Social Worker. LTC University values the work that all social workers provide to our communities and Jennifer is helping so many oncology patients and their families fight through this horrible disease. Enjoy our conversation with Jennifer Massey.
22:58
April 5, 2019
Episode 005 Homelessness In The Elderly
On this episode of the LTC University Podcast we discuss Homelessness in the Elderly with Wanielle Green & Brad Martin from Mirci.org. They share the real challenges and the hope they have in getting people back on their feet again. You can get more information at www.mirci.org. Enjoy the show! 
37:49
March 29, 2019
Episode 004 The Chaplain
Join our conversation with the Lead Chaplain from Agape Hospice Christopher Johnson. Chris is passionate about providing spiritual care in the medical field and beyond. Chris gets to the heart of how chaplains are unique in how they function and how they serve our communities.
26:16
March 22, 2019
Episode 003 Elder Abuse
We live in a world where our senior community is very vulnerable, and it is our job to provide protection and safety to support them. Our guests Mara Steedley & Jordan Watkins do just that. In this episode, you will hear our conversation with Mara & Jordan as we discuss the issue of elder abuse and how we can do our part to prevent it. If you would like more information about the MUSC Elder Abuse Training and Treatment Program, you can call (843) 792-0796 or email weaadmusc@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
28:25
March 12, 2019
Episode 002 Hospice Series
In this episode, we are beginning a series on hospice care. Hear from Matt Whitehead the Director of Operations for Agape Hospice in South Carolina as he shares about how hospice works and how it partners with long term care facilities. Matt has been a skilled facility director and knows how hospice and facilities can work together. Also, you will hear the story of a family that has benefited by having hospice services. 
28:24
March 4, 2019