BEST OF HEALTH Jackie Wargo with Call Jackie and Krystal Naegle with Jubilee in the Desert
“Call Jackie” is a Privately Owned, No Cost Referral and Consulting Service for Arizona Families Searching for The Right Assisted Living Communities, Senior Living Communities, Alzheimer’s & Memory Care, and Residential Group Homes for the elderly, both ambulatory and disabled.
Her services include:
- Performing in-depth assessments to determine appropriate care needs.
- Monitoring and screening of communities and homes to ensure they are providing quality care.
- Providing information about current costs and services to help simplify the family’s selection.
- Saving days of time by doing all of the legwork, extensive research, making numerous phone calls to narrow down the possible selection and then setting up appointments for on-site tours.
Jackie personally escorts you to tour the facilities. She doesn’t just hand you a list, like most agencies do.
Jackie Wargo has 14 years’ experience with helping families. Her background includes extensive medical knowledge and an education in Psychology.
One afternoon, she received a call from a local hospital, advising her that her mother, suffering from cancer, would need to go to a nursing home to live out her final days. Stunned, Jackie did not know where to start. She called a few friends and one said that she happened to own an assisted living home and Jackie’s mom would be welcome to stay there.
Mom moved the next day. On the second day she was there, the homeowner called to ask if their mobile geriatric doctor could take a look at Mom. “Of course” was the answer. The doctor looked at Mom’s medications and found that she was taking meds which collided with each other and he took her off most of her meds. Within two weeks, Mom was almost back to normal. Her cancer did finally take her 3 1/2 years later, but she lived a great life until then.
This was a wakeup call to Jackie and she decided on a career change. She left a successful career in television production to turn to helping families who are faced with the sudden need to find appropriate accommodations for an elderly loved one who can no longer live on their own. Her goal, each time, is to match the person in need with the perfect home for them.
Her ethics, her passion and her diligence has allowed Jackie to have a near perfect record of matching the elderly person in need to a place that they are happy to live in. Some have declared her to be “their special Angel” and others have said that they are now living in the best place they’ve ever lived. Jackie has shed a tear or two after reading some of the letters and phone calls that she has received.
Jubilee in the Desert is a brand new elderly Assisted Living location for Jubilee Assisted Living who has had two locations in Weston, Florida for the past 25 years. They opened this new, beautiful,modern and warm, home-like location this summer in Glendale, Az.
This is their first home in Arizona. Two generations of women (mother Yvonne and Two daughters, Krystal and Jordan) own and operate the three locations with 35 years of experience. They invite you to check out the next forever home for your loved one who need just a little bit of help to a little more care.
Krystal Naegle is one of three women who run Jubilee. They have backgrounds in Nursing, Administration, management, Medical Equipment and Business making a great well rounded team of ladies who have grown up with a heart and passion for the elderly and serving others.
They love to bring a beautiful and fun environment to the residents promoting independence as long as possible and encouraging them both mentally and physically through games, nutrition and environment.
They include music therapy, pet therapy, arts and crafts, movement and rest. You are a member of the family at Jubilee and you will feel the warmth of the home and caregivers each time you visit!
WHY BEST OF HEALTH?
I am a Physician Assistant who has been caring for patients for over 20 years and Family Practice (cradle to grave) is my specialty.
Following the footsteps of three generations of family practice physicians (my father, grandfather and great grandfather) this was a natural and genetic calling that I do not regret.
Given this, I have a unique perspective and it’s time to share that perspective through Ask the PA. As a health care provider, teacher, business owner, patient, and advocate for my family and friends throughout the years, it has been painfully apparent there are disconnects within the current state of health care in the US and throughout the world. It can be confusing and frankly very scary.
It is my goal though this series, Best of Health, to bring people together that are passionate about their roles in the business of health care… and yes, whether or not you want to hear that it’s a business, it is — and that’s the fact. I will introduce to you great, dedicated practitioners and people with a passion for getting the word out about their personal journeys and causes. I will provide information about navigating through a confusing system, asking the right questions and share ways for saving money and time along the way.
It’s time to create change by partnering, empowering, and focusing on the patient, their families and their providers of care. It’s time for you to take the driver’s seat rather than leave your health care solely in the hands of entities such as insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry.
Stay tuned. Here’s to your Best of Health.
Barb is a Physician Assistant (PA) and a primary care provider with a passion for education and advocacy. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant (PA), Barb was an accomplished musician and teacher. In 1992, Barb made the conscious decision to leave teaching and her musical career in pursuit of a career in medicine. She graduated from AT Still University’s first PA class in 1997 with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Barb has spent several years working in clinics and family practices. Currently, Barb works for Premise Health at Insight Enterprises in Tempe, AZ as a solo practitioner providing primary care to employees and families on campus. She was also a partner in Renaissance Medical Group and Renaissance Medical Properties in Chandler and Maricopa, AZ and had a dual role of Chief Operations Officer and practicing PA for 14 years.
Along with being a PA, Barb is the author of the book Surviving the “Business” of Healthcare, Knowledge is Power! She is a certified Medical Professional Legal Consultant and Patient Advocate, speaker and influencer for change in healthcare for the patient, provider and family members. Barb is also certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
In her spare time, she loves to travel, maintaining an active lifestyle that includes running, biking, swimming. She loves to spend time outdoors with her family and friends, whether it’s walking on the beach or hiking in the desert.
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