Hillcrest Health Services Experts Featured in New Episode of “Now What?” TV Series Focusing on Eldercare and Dementia

Bellevue, NE  Hillcrest Health Services Experts, Anna Fisher, Ph.D., and Helen Crunk, RN, are featured in the fifth episode of the award-winning “Now What?” series on NET Television. The episode, focusing on eldercare and dementia, can be viewed on demand at http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/now-what-eldercare-and-dementia.

The program features a panel of experts answering studio audience questions regarding issues that arise once faced with a dementia diagnosis. Topics covered include eldercare, financial and estate issues, living wills, power of attorney, and understanding Medicare and Medicaid.

“Not knowing where to go or what to do can be challenging for caregivers of those with memory issues,” said Dr. Fisher. “We hope this episode addresses some of those questions families encounter daily and offers our expert advice to help them find solutions.”

The panel includes Director of Education at Hillcrest Health Services, Dr. Anna Fisher moderating the following panel members: Helen Crunk, RN, Administrator, Hillcrest Mable Rose and board member of the NationalCenter for Assisted Living; Carol Ernst, Executive Director, Eastmont Towers Community; Dr. Dan Murman, Neurologist, University of Nebraska Medical Center; and Abbie J. Widger, Attorney, Johnson, Flodman, Guenzel & Widger.

The “Now What? Living with Dementia” series was developed by Dr. Fisher in collaboration with NET Television and the Consortium of Dementia Alternatives. The series earned a Bronze award for Service to the Community at the 2012 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Awards of Excellence. The entire “Now What?” series can be viewed at http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/now-what, and upcoming broadcast times are listed and can be seen on Net2.

Hillcrest Health Services offers the region’s largest continuum of health services for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, memory support, adult day services, certified skilled home health and private duty home care, and hospice care. Hillcrest currently serves more than 700 aging adults daily across eight counties in Nebraska and Iowa. For more information, visit www.hillcresthealth.com.