FindingAssistedLiving.com and its Senior Transition Pro Team are on a mission. It is our purpose to make every person’s move to a senior lifestyle a satisfying, safe and happy experience. This process is not simple and without expert and professional help, it may seem overwhelming. The responsibility for making these critical decisions may fall on a spouse or other family member who has no experience in these matters. Is remaining “home instead” still the best choice or is it time to consider the other options?
That is the reason that FindingAssistedLiving.com and its Senior Transition Pro Team exist. They want to help the senior or their family members to find the best choice, the option that is right for the person involved. It may be a senior apartment complex or 55+ community, a skilled nursing facility or a nursing home. Is an assisted living facility, a middle ground, the best choice? In addition, there are legal issues, tax and estate planning and sometimes circumstances such as a late-in-life divorce that are unique to the individual.
No one person or profession could have the training, experience or expert knowledge needed to do all of these things. The Pro Team is a collection of independent professionals, each with deep knowledge in one or more of the areas that concern lifestyle transitions. The Senior Transition Pro Team can give up-to-date, complete, unbiased and trustworthy information to those making this transition (or to their loved ones). FindingAssistedLiving.com can help find the best assisted living facility, professional tax and estate planning, personal situation advice and medical counseling.
Medical considerations are frequently involved in these judgments. Quality medical care can lengthen life span and make a senior lifestyle comfortable and rewarding. For that reason, the Senior Transition Pro Team is proud to welcome two distinguished medical professionals. Both of these physicians are exceptionally qualified to advise people making the move to a successful senior lifestyle.
Dr. Christian Birkedal, M.D. was raised in Birmingham, Alabama and completed an undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Florida State University. While there, Dr. Birkedal was a member of MENSA, Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key Honour Society.
He went on to become an outstanding student at the University of Alabama School of Medicine where he was awarded the Tinsley-Harrison Scholarship for academic performance. In addition, he was a recipient of the Gross Anatomy Instructor Honor for academic performance, teaching ability and leadership. Following graduation, Dr. Birkedal completed a surgical residency at the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. He is Board Certified in General Surgery.
Before coming to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Dr. Birkedal served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. He was also the medical director of the Wound Treatment Center. A highly qualified and trained physician, Dr. Birkedal holds membership in the American Medical Association, the Society for Advancement of Wound Care, the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Wound Care. He has been involved in numerous research projects and provided several chapters for the e-Medicine Textbook of Surgery.
Dr. Birkedal is eager to assist patients and their families in making the decisions and choices essential to a positive transition to a long and healthy senior lifestyle. Dr. Birkedal was also recently named One of the top Doctors for 2016 in Volusia and Flagler Counties see the story HERE. The Senior Transition Pro Team welcomes him!
At the same time, we welcome Dr. Jorge Bordenave, M.D. Dr. Bordenave, has an impressive background in both traditional medicine and also in integrative medical approaches. He has completed three medical residency training programs in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Integrative Medicine. Integrative medicine strives to balance traditional medical science with natural approaches, enabling the human body’s own healing powers to function naturally.
There are gaps in conventional care that can be filled by the individualization of traditional medical treatment and the use of integrative medicine. Dr. Bordenave’s many years of clinical practice, his extensive training and his studies for a healthcare MBA make him an extremely valuable member of the Senior Transition Pro Team. He is a leader in preventive medical care and wellness, essential elements in a positive transition to senior life.
Dr. Bordenave has been in private practice in South Florida since 1993. His practice, now located in Coral Gables is devoted largely to non-invasive clinical cardiology, and preventive medicine. These two specialties are especially important to those entering their senior years. He is also the only physician in South Florida with the required qualifications and training for the medical evaluation and clearance of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) divers.
He also holds several positions on the teaching faculties of medical schools. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, Ross and St. Georges University, an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine & Cardiology and a lecturer for the Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry residents at a Miami teaching hospital.
Dr. Bordenave endeavors to serve his community, medical science and his patients. He is exceedingly well qualified to be a member of the Senior Transition Pro Team.