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Preferred Company 6-22-17: Akram Alashari

Trauma is one of the leading causes of death in patients over the age of 65. Due to decline in senses and functional ability, the elderly are particularly prone to falling and subsequent injuries. Also, they are at risk of motor vehicle accidents due to the fact that they may have poor vision, hearing and delayed responses to stimuli. The elderly population are commonly on blood thinners as well, which can lead to increased bleeding whether it be intracranial hemorrhage or bleeding due to pelvic fractures. How do we mitigate this problem amongst the elderly? Akram Alashari is here to discuss what we can do to help the caregiver give better care, whether or not it’s our responsiblity to help health care providers, how he is helping to others find a moment of peace when someone’s life is at stake and more. It’s all ahead on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Company and Marianne Levy.


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Preferred Company 6-20-17: Roger Seiler

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Today, Joel and Marianne are speaking with Roger Seiler. Roger is the author of “Master of Alaska”. In this gripping tale of historical fiction, a man faces a brutal landscape and forms alliances with the native tribes as he attempts to set up a fur trade and keep the British from usurping Russian territory. He ably mixes history with storytelling to provide an informative and exciting read. Find out where he got the name of the book and background on the state. Plus, you’ll hear the story of the Governor and his influence on Alaska and how television doesn’t really give justice to all the state’s natural breathtaking scenery. Is there someone you know in need of home health care? Make sure when selecting an agency that they are licensed, bonded and fully insured. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services only uses certified home health aides and licensed nurses to provide the finest home health care. From pediatric to adult care, Preferred can handle it! Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 6-15-17: Donald Allen Williams

Listen to Thursday edition of Preferred Company where you’ll be surprised to hear Donald Allen Williams story. At age 10, he was completely paralyzed. During the first 48 hours, all adults failed him thinking he was making up a story. He recovered in less than 6 months. What a once 10 year old quadriplegic, who can now cycle 1,000 miles a year and can overcome anything: worries, fears, relationship and physical challenges that effect people mentally and emotionally. Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Preferred Home Health Care provides around the clock live in home health care for children and adults. Preferred’s skilled nurses can do it all. They will ensure that each caregiver is properly screened before being placed with a client. Feel free to call their office at 800 603 CARE (2273) to discuss your family’s needs or visit preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 6-13-17: Sherry Maysonnave

40 Million Americans (18 or older) suffer anxiety disorders and those are just the cases reported by doctors. Anxiety has skyrocketed for millions more due to an unstable world and today’s divided political environment. Considering the rising opioid addiction rate and general abuse of prescription drugs, it’s time to consider “drug free” solutions for anxiety. Today’s guest Sherry Maysonnave, who is a non verbal communication expert and award winning author, can provide 10 drug free ways to reduce anxiety. Sherry went from screaming in her sleep and biting her cheeks to being anxiety free. Find out some ways to reduce anxiety and it all starts with your attitude, a smile and your posture. Plus, Sherry will touch on mindfulness, which is becoming popular. Your hosts of Preferred Company are Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy.


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Preferred Company 6-8-17: Joanna Boyd

Concussions in sports are serious, especially in our youth. Today, Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, along with Marianne Levy speak to Joanna Boyd from the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance is decided to improving life after brain injury and offering the promise of a better tomorrow, all while educating on preventing brain injuries. Find out more on this episode of Preferred Company, like why concussions have been more prominent in the past few years, why it’s really a myth that laying down after a concussion is bad and what are first signs of a concussion. The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey will be holding an event on June 22 from 9 to 3:30 p.m. at the Middlesex Fire Academy in Sayreville. To register, please visit bianj.org/concussion-summit or call 732-745-0200.


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Preferred Company 6-6-17: Rev. Johnny Hallman

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Rev. Johnny Hallman. In 2005, God revealed to Johnny what his assignment would be in the next chapter of his life. He became a minister and he started his own ministry, The Gathering Family Worship Center. He was honored to be the senior pastor for seven years. Ministry is in his blood and he cannot imagine life without serving the Lord and doing his will. Find out what is prayer and how does he perform it, what made him come to the realization for writing a book on praying and the most amazing thing he’s witnessed as a reverend. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services offers quality in home health care by licensed, practical nurses and home health aides. Preferred can handle it all from skilled pediatric care to assisting the elderly with daily activities. Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE, visit preferredcares.com or follow them on facebook and twitter for the latest news.


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Preferred Company 6-1-17: Victoria Schmidt

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Today, they speak to Victoria Schmidt. Victoria wrote a book called “95 Secrets”, playing off of her age. Many people joke about having “done it all” living into the 90s and while Victoria very well may have “done it all”, she simply continues just finding more things to do. She offers a perspective to others’ lives that she has gained from not just a long life, but through a long and richly lived life. She has valuable insight that can benefit anyone. She believes one should start by being positive. Find out Victoria’s secret to a long life: from eating foods you can still enjoy like chocolate to a healthy sleep schedule and developing the right way of thinking.


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Preferred Company 5-30-17: Tonia DeCosimo

You’re listening to another episode of Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Tonia DeCosimo, an author of Single and Not Selling. Her book is a memoir of her journey through the dating world. Tonia explains how she’s experienced it all from speed dating to internet dating. She speaks to any woman who has ever searched through dozen of profiles or cries herself to sleep because she had to end a romance with a guy who drank too much or didn’t understand the concepts of commitment or fidelty. Find out why she believes the internet is a safe place to meet someone, what the average age of a woman is on a dating site, why divorce is acceptable and how age changes views of people. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services offers hourly home health aides for pediatric or the elderly. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing is fully licensed, bonded and insured. Most insurance is accepted. Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE or visit preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 5-23-17: Dr Michael Schaefer

No other organ in the body has such a direct impact on every other organ as the heart. The heart’s job is to pump blood, with its life giving oxygen and nutrients to all the tissues of the body. If the pump falters, vital organs such as the brain and kidneys suffer. This is what makes heart disease such a serious matter. Heart disease comes in many varieties and Dr. Michael Schaefer is here to discuss cardiology 101 with Joel Markel and Marianne Levy. Find out how and why the heart’s function is so important. Plus, you’ll learn things you never knew before and what kind of diet is good for the heart! It’s all ahead on Preferred Company. You can listen to Preferred Company, weekdays from 8 to 10 a.m. on Beach Radio 1160 and 1310 AM.


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Preferred Company 5-19-17: Dr. Veronica Anderson

You’re in Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy and we are in the heart of allergy season. The trees are in full bloom, the weather is warmer and the green is back on your cars. Dr. Veronica Anderson will tell you everything you need to know to get through this spring allergy season. Most people aren’t aware what’s going on in your digestive system is linked to your seasonal allergies and Dr. Veronica will explain. She will let you know over the counter remedies that are effective and don’t produce dangerous side effects. Plus, foods that trigger spring allergies and some cross reactions that make it worse and which vitamins and minerals boost immunity to ward off allergies. Are you in need of help at home? Meal prep, personal care and more. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services has the nurses and home health aides for that. Get 24 hour care, 7 days a week. Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to preferredcares. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services is home health care with feeling!


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Preferred Company 5-16-17: Dr. Andrew Weil

It’s another episode of Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy. Today’s discussion is prescription drugs. In recent decades, American use of prescription drugs has skyrocketed to the point where Americans now take ten times as many prescriptions as we did in the 1950s. But while medications can seem like a miracle, the way both medical establishment and consumers use them has serious consquences. Dr. Andrew Weil talks about when drugs are necessary and when alternatives are better. Find out about antibotic resistance and “superbugs”, the dangers of drugs used to treat common conditions and ways both children and the elderly are dangerously overmedicated. Plus, alternatives to hay fever, anxiety, depression and type 2 diabetes. Want to hear more of Preferred Company? Listen weekday mornings from 8 to 10 on Beach Radio 1160 and 1310 AM.


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Preferred Company 5-11-17: Christopher Cerf

What is spinglish and how can you master it? Well, if you want to succeed in politics without really lying and succeed in business, sports, the arts and any other field, you must perfect the art of terminological inexactitude. Christopher Cerf will explain. Christopher says spinglish will supply you with the proper vocabulary. Ever want to tell people they’re fired without really saying it? How about some of the greatest real life launguage benders that are in the world today? Christopher is an American author, composer and record and television producer. Your hosts of Preferred Company are Marianne Levy and David Crossan, who is filling in for Joel Markel today.


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Preferred Radio 5-9-17: Joshua Taylor

Welcome to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Joshua Taylor. Joshua is a Senior Probate Attorney Associate and has a depth of experience at the state and federal level. His practice is exclusively focused on the complex field of probate law. Josh routine represents trustees, executors, heirs, administrators, conservators and beneficiaries. Josh discusses elder abuse and where it’s found, how one can find out if an elder is being financially abused, elder abuse increases with the person aging and specific situations where a spouse or child is physically abusing an elderly person in the home. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services offers hourly in home health care in the comfort of your own home. They can cater to pediatric patient and assist with private duty nursing at school. For more information, call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273) or go online to preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 5-4-17: Christine Keating

Those living at the Jersey Shore, especially in Spring Lake, Belmar, Sea Girt, Manasquan and surrounding towns know this name well: Christine Keating Realty. Christine joins Preferred Company to talk about summer rentals and the housing market at the Jersey Shore. Summer is the busiest season for tourists and Christine explains why the upcoming months of June, July, August and September is the perfect time to rent your home. Plus, find out more about Christine’s trademark which is a big red ribbon and how she came up with that. Since 1993, Christine Keating Realty has enjoyed the reputation of being experts in the field of Real Estate. Because they realize that the purchase or selling of a property can be one of the most important decisions one can make, Christine’s goal is to provide personal attention to all clients. Your hosts of Preferred Company are Joel Markel and Marianne Levy.


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Preferred Company 5-2-17: Jen Coken

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Today, they speak to Jen Coken, life coach and author. After losing her mom to ovarian cancer in 2011, Jen wrote a book about her journey titled “When I Die, Take My Panties”. In the book, Jen helps readers discover the gifts in their own lives and find the motivation and courage to have heartfelt conversations with the people they love. In this interview, you’ll hear where the title of the book came from and why she wrote it, the statistics on the ovarian cancer, why it’s considered the “silent killer” and what the acronym BEAT means. Jen’s motto is “Live ever day as if it’s your FIRST!”
Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services can provide your loved one with quality in home health care so they can enjoy their daily lives. From skilled pediatric nursing to elder care, Preferred can handle it all. For more information on what Preferred can do for you or a loved one, call 800 603 CARE (2273), visit preferredcares.com or their Facebook page at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services.


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Preferred Company 4-25-17: Lisa Najjar

Lisa Najjar is back on Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Lisa is an international pyschic/medium and author of “Dying To Tell You – Channeled Messages From The Famously Dead”. Find out what is channeling and how it connects with loved ones, angels and guides, how mediation can open up your spiritual self and how questions can be answered during dream state that are directly on point. Lisa also believes to trust your gut feelings. Listen as Lisa also connects with listeners. If you or someone you know is in need of home health care, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit them at preferredcares.com. They offer a wide range of services from pediatric to adult. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services is home health care with feeling!


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Preferred Company 4-20-17: Linda Conroy

Preferred Company is a presentation of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, home health care with feeling. Get the care you deserve. Preferred is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be reached at 800 603 CARE (2273) and always online at preferredcares.com. Your host of Preferred Company is Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. Today, Joel speaks to Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey’s Linda Conroy. Linda is the director of development. Caregiver Volunteers is an interfaith nonprofit agency. The volunteers number over 1,000. These dedicated individuals come from all walks of life to partner to make life better for the vulnerable in communities. Their mission is to provide vital assistance to the elderly, disabled, veterans and those who care for them. Find out more about what volunteers are doing within this organization, how far does the volunteering go, how caregivers are working with other organizations and their special fundraiser planned for June.


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Preferred Company 4-18-17: Elisse Glennon

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Marianne Levy and David Crossan. Joining them today is Elisse Glennon from NJ Sharing Network. The NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit organization, celebrating 30 years of saving lives and is responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a transplant. Over 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. They are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for more than 120,000 people on waiting lists. They operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with a team of over 150 highly trained and dedicated members on staff. Find out what makes this organization so special. Did you know that Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services specializes in ventilator dependent adults and pediatric patients? Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing offers compassionate and qualified care. You need Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. Call them today at 800 603 CARE (2273) or find out more at preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 4-13-17: Kim Weiler

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Kim Weiler. Kim’s 21 year journey to healing began when she developed the autoimmune disease psoriasis at the age of 19. After a long career working in television and film and living with the fear that her psoriasis would negatively impact her work as an actress, she is now helping others who struggle with skin conditions. She has learned from experience that feeling good about ourselves is the key to living a fulfilling life. Find out how Kim’s healing journey began, how she heals through nutrition, what was the biggest lesson she learned on her journey and what you can do to heal your skin issues.


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Preferred Company 4-6-17: Zane Buzby

Zane Buzby is back on Preferred Company. Zane has directed over 150 sitcoms ranging from Golden Girls to Married With Children and Blossom. During a break from filming, Zane took a “roots trip” to seek out the birthplaces of her grandparents in Belarus and Lithuania. She found 8 elderly Holcaust survivors in their 80s and 90s in desperate need of food, medicine and water. Aging in place with no medicare or health insurance, extended family, medication and givergivers, they were in dire need of help. On returning to Los Angeles, Zane founded a non-profit charity to bring emergency aid. Through trips overseas, Zane found more and more survivors in critical need. The Survivor Mitzvah Project has grown to helping over 2,000 survivors in 8 countries. The more people who learn that there are survivors out who aren’t receiving aid, the more people are compelled to help. Zane is here today to provide an update on The Survivor Mitzvah Project. Your hosts of Preferred Company are Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy.


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Preferred Company 4-4-17: Kenneth Wolski

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. Today, Joel and Marianne speak to Kenneth Wolksi. Ken has been a registered nurse since 1976 and currently licensed to practice in New Jersey and in portions of Pennsylvania. He discusses the benefits of medical marijuana, which patients are suitable for taking the drug and why the pharmaceutical companies are threatened by it. Can it really help patients who are sick feel better and live their daily life? Find out in this episode of Preferred Company. If you or a loved one is in need of home health care services, don’t hesitate to call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services. Their phone number is 800 603 CARE (2273) and they’re always online at preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 3-31-17: Carol Rickard

It’s been 31 days since Marianne has quit smoking. Today, Marianne follows up with Carol Rickard. Carol empowers others on quitting smoking and how to use tools to relive the stress of not smoking. Carol has sent Marianne a special kit with tools. Find out what’s in that kit. Plus, Carol discusses a two step process in relieving stress and lets listeners know how they can get in touch with her. Your hosts of Preferred Company are Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services and Marianne Levy.


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Preferred Company 3-30-17: Jim Cullum

It’s Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with Marianne Levy. Today’s guest is Jim Cullum. Jim is the author of “Let Me Show You How I Love You”. For many years, Jim worked with a large female population. During holidays, birthdays, he was always asked “what did he do for his wife?” After sharing with them what he did, he’d often hear how they wished someone would do the same for them. This prompted him to wonder why others weren’t doing these things. So, he thought it might be a good idea to share ideas with others. While you might think that gifts will go along way to showing appreciaition, There are things you can do without spending money and Jim offers a few examples to show appreciation. He believes anyone can make anyone happy because the gesture is being done from the heart. Find out how the small gestures can go a long way, should a person put into a situation always be honest and when is the only time you are permitted to lie to your partner. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services provides home health care with feeling. They can take care of a loved one who is sick or just needs a little extra attention needing to get through the day. Preferred can do it all! Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services at 800 603 CARE (2273), visit preferredcares.com and friend them on facebook for the latest updates in home health care.


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Preferred Company 3-28-17: David Brady

You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel Markel, president and founder of Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services along with co-host Marianne Levy. Joining Joel and Marianne is ​award-winning film and television producer David Brady. David’s work is best known in Canada but is no stranger to U.S and European audiences. In his new book, “Serenity: Aging With Dignity Living With Grace”, he chronicles his life-altering experience of being viciously assaulted by a young man with mental Illness. The result was a traumatic brain injury that would have left other permanently incapacitated. However, Brady’s honest account of his harrowing experience will take you, the reader, through the stages and steps he had to take to overcome his severe handicap and find peace of mind, prosperity and real happiness in the second half of life. It’s a must hear interview! Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services can help a loved one in need with any of the following professional home care services including care for infants, children, adults and seniors, personal care services, private duty nursing services, pediatric high tech services and physical therapy at home. Preferred invites you to call them any time to discuss your home care needs. Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing at 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit online at preferredcares.com.


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Preferred Company 3-27-17: Diane Raver

The 15th annual Garden State Film Festival is coming to Atlantic City this weekend, March 30th through April 2nd. It’s New Jersey’s premiere independent film festival. Diane Raver joins Joel and Marianne to talk about this year’s happenings. Who goes to a film festival? How does it work? Why does it attract so many people? Have any of these films already appeared in theatres? Why are volunteers hugely involved in being a part of this great event? Those answers and more on Preferred Company. Plan your Garden State Film Festival weekend! For more info, go to gsff.org. Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services assists in one-on-one home health care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as needed with supervised medical and non-medical care services. All of the nurses and certified home aides at Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing are thoroughly screened, trained and licensed. Call Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing at 800 603 CARE (2273) or visit preferredcares.com.


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