Acappella in Home Care Podcast

How do you find quality care for your loved one? Acappella is here to answer those and demystify the process. 

Host and business owner, Jo Alch shares her insight to creating a business surrounded by love, passion, and expertise in senior living. 

Acapella Home Care

Acappella Home Care works with elderly clients to extend their ability to live within the comfort of their own homes for as long as they can before moving into assisted living. Acappella Home Care Owner Joe Alch hosts the show ‘Acapella’ with the Real News team. Their first show aired on June 29, 2018 and since then they have recorded twenty-two episodes!

Episode Spotlight: Learning about Ombudsman

As a registered nurse for 22 years, Jo and has a wide range of experiences when it comes to senior care. In 2007 she was chosen as one of the “Great 100 RNs” in the DFW.

Let’s jump in to the 11th episode of Acapella to give you a peak inside what this show is all about! 

On their eleventh episode the women sat down with Ombudsman Arreale Turner. You may be asking, what is an Ombudsman? Well this is one of the first questions they asked Turner. 

Turner explains that the role of an Ombudsman is to be an advocate for senior citizens who not only protects their rights but also helps address concerns with living center’s administration. Turner explains, “often, when senior citizen are put in a home by loved ones they forget that the still have the same civil rights all American Citizens are granted in the constitution.” 

This is where Ombudsman like Arreale step in. She makes sure senior citizens know their rights, and our also being granted those rights. She looks at things as simple as the quality of the food being served, to the efficiency of medical light services. 

Tune-in to Episode 11 and discover more episodes with Acappella.

Episode 11

Ombudsman Arreale Turner

Featured Episodes


Jo talks to Administrative Nurse, Erica Moore, about what you need to know from the Coronavirus.

Senior Law

 John McNair is an estate planning and elder law attorney and is here to answer questions about what programs are offered to offset the cost of long-term care,

Spiritual Support

Jo welcomes guest Mike MacKrell and Marci Pounders with Hope Healthcare to talk about the importance of spiritual support in health care.


What makes a good private duty nurse? Sharon Tomlinson, RN, joins us to talk about nursing for seniors and the benefits of quality water.

Dementia Care

Carole Larkin, Certified Dementia Consultant with ThirdAge Services, joins us this week to talk about dementia care. It’s not only important for your loved one, but for yourself. She’ll also talk about the horrific case of a killer that’s preying on the elderly.

Concierge Medicine

Dr. James Pinckney from Diamond Physicians to talk about the benefits of concierge medicine to seniors who want to plug some of the holes in traditional medical coverage.

Jo Alch, RN

Jo is the Founder and Director of Nursing at Acappella. Jo worked as a hospice field and triage nurse for many years, discovering a big void in exceptional private duty care and nursing services. Jo opened Acappella in 2006, with a vision to be the leading private pay agency in the DFW area. Jo has won numerous awards for her efforts. She was selected as one of the “Great 100 RNs” in Dallas in 2007. In 2012, Jo was awarded D Magazine’s prestigious “Excellence in Nursing” for home care, and was also recognized by Nurses.Com magazine as a regional finalist for outstanding home care nursing. Jo served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice, and had an active role on the private pay committee. She is currently serving on the board for the Community Council of Greater Dallas, and is the committee chair for the Dallas Area Agency on Aging. Jo is an active member of her church choir, recently performing at Carnegie Hall in NYC. She is originally from New Orleans, where she is in the Krewe of Muses. Jo has an amazing husband and three wonderful children.

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