Camarillo, CA
(805) 389-5320

Ventura SceneryAs a community service, we provide informational talks on issues of concern to seniors and their families. Each talk is 30 to 45 minutes with time for Q&A. These are provided free of charge to local community groups, church groups, and fraternal organizations. Talks on four topics are described below. Please contact Phil Chandler at 805-389-5320 if you would like your group to hear one of these presentations:

Alzheimer’s and other Dementias

Phil Chandler, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of the Right at Home in Ventura County, will present an overview of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and practical tips for caregiving.

He will discuss impact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have on the brain, the effect that dementia has on the individual, and practical advice for caregivers. The presentation will last about 45 minutes, with some time for Q&A.

The target audience for the Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s talk are seniors and adult children.

Senior Housing Options in Ventura County (Alternate title: Road Map for Continuum of Care)

Phil Chandler will present an overview of the many housing and care options for seniors in Ventura County. 

He will discuss the range of options for housing in the county including living at home with assistance, Board and Cares, Assisted Living, affordable housing, and many of the factors that should be considered when choosing a residence. The presentation will last about 30 minutes, with some time for Q&A.

The target audience for the Senior Housing Options in Ventura County are seniors and adult children.

Know the 10 Signs

Alzheimer’s Disease effects about 14,000 residents and is the is the fourth leading cause of death in Ventura County. This talk describes the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, how it is diagnosed, what to do if experiencing signs of Alzheimer’s. The risk factors of Alzheimer’s Disease, connections with other diseases, and a discussion of a wide variety of helpful resources are provided. The talk is about 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A.

The Basics: Memory loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease effects about 14,000 residents and is the is the fourth leading cause of death in Ventura County. This talk describes normal and abnormal memory loss, different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease, how it is diagnosed, what to do if experiencing signs of Alzheimer’s. The presentation includes video clips from doctors and patients describing their experiences. Discussion of a wide variety of helpful resources are provided. The talk is about 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior

People with dementia can exhibit behaviors that can be difficult to understand and manage. A caregiver may be frustrated dealing with someone with aggression, confusion, repetitive actions, wandering or paranoia. This presentation covers a four step process caregivers can use to decipher behavior and determine how best to respond. Practical information and resources are described so the caregiver has a framework to understand and address these difficult behaviors. This presentation lasts about 45 minutes with time for Q & A.

Parkinson’s Disease

Phil Chandler, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of the Right at Home agency in Ventura County, will present an overview of Parkinson ’s Disease, discuss related dementia types, and provide practical tips for caregiving.

He will discuss the impact that Parkinson ’s Disease and other dementias have on the brain, the effect that Parkinson’s Disease has on the individual, activities that a person can do to mitigate the symptoms, and practical advice for caregivers.  The presentation will last about 45 minutes, with some time for Q&A.

The target audience for the Parkinson’s Disease talk are seniors and adult children.

Diabetes and Alzheimer ’s disease

Phil Chandler, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of the Right at Home agency in Ventura County, will present an overview of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, discuss increased dementia risks associated with diabetes, and practical tips for caregiving.

He will discuss the impact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have on the brain, the mechanisms that increase dementia risk in diabetics, the effect that dementia has on the individual, and practical advice for caregivers.  The presentation will last about 45 minutes, with some time for Q&A.

The target audience for the Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease talk are seniors and adult children.

Managing Your Health with Digital Health Devices

Phil Chandler will present an overview of devices that patients and consumers can use to track their health.

He will discuss AliveCor, a device that attaches to your smartphone and will take your ECG, Medfolio, advice to ensure compliance to complex medication regimes, and several other health related devices that are available and in development.

The presentation will last about 30 minutes, with some time for Q&A. The target audience is for those people with chronic illnesses and the general public.

Oral Health for Seniors

Phil Chandler will discuss oral health and the unique problems that can occur as we age. He will discuss some of the top issues experienced by seniors, red flags that indicate a visit to the dentist is appropriate, and describe some of the tools you can use to help with the care and maintenance of your teeth. He will provide anoverview of dental specialties and describe how serious diseases like diabetes can affect our mouths.

The presentation will last about 30 minutes, with some time for Q&A. The target audience for the Oral Health for Senior are seniors and caregivers.

Recent Presentations

These are Phil Chandler's most recent speaking appearances and engagements around Ventura County. He loves advocating for seniors and educating the community about senior care options.  

Everything you want to know about Dementia – but forgot to ask!

The Bonaventure Independent Retirement Living
Phil Chandler, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of the Right at Home agency in Ventura County, will present an overview of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, and practical tips for caregiving. He will discuss impact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have on the brain, the effect that dementia has on the individual, and practical advice for caregivers.  The presentation will last about 45 minutes, with some time for Q&A. Free and open to the public!

Empowering the Caregiver

Right at Home was an exhibitor at Empowering the Caregiver at Oxnard Family Circle. There were opportunities to learn about the options of care for your loved one and other information for caregiver support at this free resource fair.

Know the 10 Signs

Phil is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Community Voices program, and provides this talk describing the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, how it is diagnosed, what to do if experiencing signs of Alzheimer’s. The risk factors of Alzheimer’s Disease, connections with other diseases,  and a discussion of a wide variety of helpful resources are provided. The talk is about 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A.

Senior Summit

Right at Home attended the 5th annual Senior Summit at Cal State Channel Islands on November 14: The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is excited to present the 5th Ventura County Senior Summit at California State University Channel Islands. Ventura County Senior Summit 2015 will take an in-depth look at innovative affordable housing options, in-home resources, and new technologies for senior living. Experts will share their knowledge, invite meaningful discussion with seniors, and provide input for the County’s goal-setting and Strategic Plan. For more information visit http://www.ventura.org/senior-summit/senior-summit-2015.

Everything you want to know about Dementia – but forgot to ask!

Phil Chandler, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of the Right at Home agency in Ventura County, presented an overview of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, and practical tips for caregiving. He discussed the impact that Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias have on the brain, the effect that dementia has on the individual, and practical advice for caregivers.

Senior Housing options in Ventura County

On November 17, Phil Chandler, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of the Right at Home agency in Ventura County, presented an overview of the many housing and care options for seniors in Ventura County. He discussed the range of options for housing in the county including living at home with assistance, Board and Care’s, Assisted Living, affordable housing, and many of the factors that should be considered when choosing a residence.   Free and open to individuals and families impacted by Parkinson’s disease.

Location: Parkinson’s support group, Camarillo Health Care District

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