Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility
An interview with Phyllis Ayman
We are so pleased to share this interview from The Bee’s Knees Podcast and KNEE RADIO 1. Phyllis takes us through an important incident in her childhood that put her on the path to her work with seniors. Phyllis is an eldercare advocate with great knowledge about caring for aging parents.
In our interview, we discuss eldercare issues. Additionally, Phyllis provides invaluable advice for those who are considering a skilled nursing facility for post-knee surgery care.
About Phyllis Ayman
Phyllis Ayman is an expert Speech/Language Pathologist, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Trainer, Manager and holds a Certification in Montessori for Dementia, who has worked in approximately 45 skilled nursing/short-term rehabilitation facilities and has been a staunch advocate and outspoken proponent of the need for improved and more dignified quality of care for the over 1 million people who reside in the over 15,000 nursing homes in the US. Indeed, Our Elder Citizens, our valuable and precious resource, our wisdom keepers, are also our future selves.
She is the principal owner of Phyllis Ayman Associates, preparing families to become more effective advocates and provides them with valuable information from a unique inside perspective to help them make more informed care choices for themselves and their loved ones. Her highly developed analytic skills, coupled with a background in speech and communication, has given her a valuable perspective in understanding systemic approaches to programming. In doing so, she has helped long-term care facilities ranging in size from under 100 to 500 in recognizing and conceptualizing new programs, developing strategies for implementing those programs, and leading and training care teams so that the facility delivers a higher quality of care.
Phyllis is the host of Voices for Eldercare Advocacy on the Voice America Empowerment Channel, is a proud board member of the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (MANHR) and an advisory board member to Olive Community Services, a 501 (c) 3 in Fullerton, CA a community services organization dedicated to serving the culturally diverse senior community. She is the author of 2 books and several articles in national publications. Prior to the global pandemic, she was sought after as a thought leader to present at several international conferences.
Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility
As discussed in the interview above, Phyllis built a full guide for making the right decision when it comes to skilled nursing facilities. If you are considering a skilled nursing facility you can view and download Phyllis’ guide using the button below.
Seniors STRAIGHT Talk Podcast
Through informative and engaging conversations with thought leaders, professionals, and individuals who share their experiences, listeners will gain insights and information that will be meaningful for their everyday lives. Phyllis and Rubina’s expertise captures the essence of the topic of the day and translates it into a relevant discussion that provides insight into everyday problems. As we transition into elderhood, which Phyllis calls the third act of life, seniors are entitled to have a quality and fulfilling life with dignity, respect, and purpose no matter the age, condition, or living environment. Seniors STRAIGHT Talk is available to listen and download on all your favorite podcast platforms.
To visit Phyllis’ website click here: Phyllis Ayman
KNEE RADIO 1 (powered by The Bee’s Knees Podcast)
This interview is available exclusively on The Bee’s Knees Podcast and on KNEE Radio 1, a new radio station engineered to help the millions of knee surgery patients each year. You can listen to KNEE RADIO 1 right here: KNEE RADIO 1
The X10 Meta-Blog
We call it a “Meta-Blog.” We step back and give you a broad perspective on all aspects of knee health as with this article on ‘Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility’.
In this one-of-a-kind blog we gather together great thinkers, doers, and writers. All our work is related to Knee Surgery, Recovery, Preparation, Care, Success and Failure. Meet physical therapists, coaches, surgeons, patients, and as many smart people as we can gather to create useful articles for you. This is for you if you have a surgery upcoming, or in the rear-view mirror. Or maybe you just want to take care of your knees to avoid surgery. Executive Editor: PJ Ewing
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