Visiting Angels: Helping Veterans and Their Families with Mary LaMarre

In today’s episode, we have the pleasure of chatting with Mary LaMarre. With 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Mary now serves as the Client Relations Director at Visiting Angels. From home care to dementia care, Visiting Angels offers a range of support systems designed to improve the quality of life for veterans. Their mission is to “make living life enjoyable to the greatest extent possible.”

One of the key takeaways from this conversation is the importance of reaching out for help before a crisis occurs. Mary explains that many veterans and their families wait until they are in a dire situation before seeking assistance. By asking for help early on, they can receive the support they need before any serious health issues arise. Tune in to learn more about the incredible work being done by Visting Angels and how they are making a difference in the lives of veterans and their families.

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

0:00 – Intro
0:52 – Getting to know Mary
3:00 – How Visiting Angels supports veterans
5:15 – Working with families
6:48 – The care assessment process
11:05 – Ensuring veteran’s safety + getting the word out
14:36 – Asking for help before a crisis happens

Mary LaMarre
 
Check out Mary's bio
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EPISODE LINKS

Find a Visiting Angels location near you

https://www.visitingangels.com/

The Visiting Angels hotline

484-770-8479

To get involved as a helper call 484-770-8479 and speak with human resources

Safe and Steady Fall Prevention Resource

https://cdn.visitingangels.com/brochures/Safe-and-Steady-A-Fall-Prevention-Resource1.pdf

RESOURCES

Need immediate help? Contact the Veterans Crisis Line via phone, text or online chat. Dial 988 then Press 1 or text 838255 or use the online chat at https://bit.ly/3OunXzg

Voice & Vision: https://bit.ly/3miwFoy

CompeerCORPS: https://bit.ly/3GgKryU

Information on how to apply for VA Healthcare Benefits from anywhere in the USA: https://bit.ly/40PtrrN or call 877-222-8387 (M-F 8am-8pm EST)

To apply for veteran’s benefits and find resources in Pennsylvania veterans need to contact their County Office of Veterans Affairs as listed in this document: https://bit.ly/3m8PBWS

View more about PA’s resources for veterans:  https://bit.ly/416cf0Q

Financial support for Untold Valor is provided by a Veterans’ Trust Fund grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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