Archive: 2015

Diabetes Workshop South Los Angeles reading labels

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Dec2015
Partners in Care Foundation’s Diabetes Support Program has been named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The accreditation will provide increased access to high quality diabetes education services for people living in Los Angeles County. Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with, or at risk for, diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. Program participants are ... Read More
December 7, 2015Daylyn Presley
Diabetes Workshop South Los Angeles reading labels

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Dec2015
Mary, 65, recently attended a Diabetes Self-Management workshop at Sunrise Villas, an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in South LA. Mary has lived at Sunrise for just over a year. “I wanted to enhance my knowledge about diabetes and how to control it and do the best I can with it. Diabetes can be discouraging because it fluctuates, but now I’m learning how to manage that. I’ve learned to moderate my eating. ... Read More
December 7, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Dec2015
In a surprise ending to a recent program of Healthier Living workshops, the class attendees, who are all in their 70s and 80s, got together to sing a graduation song titled “Till We Meet Again.” Luckily for us, Ayleen Dimailig, a Project Associate at Partners in Care who led the six-week program, captured the touching moment on video. Ayleen and Anthony Ross, who was co-leading his first workshop, had suggested a low-key potluck style lunch to ... Read More
December 7, 2015Daylyn Presley
Care Transitions client with health coach

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Dec2015
Magda* was born and raised in Transylvania, Romania. Eighteen years ago, at the age of 70, she moved to the US to be near her family. Magda had always enjoyed good health until, in August 2014, she was diagnosed with an intestinal tumor. The news was devastating for her and her family. Used to being independent, Magda struggled to go about her daily life, and was particularly upset that she could no longer pursue her passion for gardening. Fortunately, Magda’s condition was treatable and the tumor was removed before the cancer spread. But she, and her family, still ... Read More
December 7, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Dec2015
Our workshops are designed to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to manage your chronic conditions, maintain independence and make a genuine difference in your life. Each program lasts for 2 ½ hours once a week, for six weeks. Led by experienced trainers, many of whom have the same health challenges as you, these fun, sociable workshops take place in community settings like churches, senior centers and libraries across LA County. You can read descriptions of each workshop we offer on our Health Self-Management ... Read More
December 7, 2015Daylyn Presley
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Nov2015
Partners in Care Foundation’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Program, which includes workshops on falls prevention, diabetes self-management, chronic pain, and caregiver support, has exceeded expectations set out in its three-year grant funding ahead of schedule, serving more than 15,800 people across California, and reaching 142% of goal. The CDSME Program, which is funded by a California Department of Aging grant, supports access to evidence-based programs for adults with chronic health conditions and disabilities. Rates of chronic disease are escalating in the US. According to the most recent statistics from the ... Read More
November 12, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Nov2015
Life ElderCare, an organization providing community-based services and supports to seniors in Alameda County, California, has coordinated efforts with Partners in Care Foundation to integrate the HomeMeds Medication Safety Program with Life ElderCare’s Fall Prevention Program. The combined programs are designed to increase participant’s strength, balance and flexibility and reduce the risk of falls, through the implementation of a medication review, home safety check and personal fitness trainer. Under Life Eldercare’s HomeMeds license, Senior Support Programs of Alameda County’s Tri-Valley (SSPTV) will also integrate the HomeMeds Medication Safety Program with their current ... Read More
November 3, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Oct2015
Stephanie Wilson, Partners in Care Foundation’s, Vice President of Development, has been awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. CFRE International certifies experienced fundraising professionals aspiring to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector. Stephanie is one of just 5,500 fundraising professionals globally who hold the CFRE designation. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. They have also passed a ... Read More
October 30, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Oct2015
June Simmons, Partners in Care Foundation’s President and CEO, has been awarded the Joan Upshaw Award by The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). The Joan Upshaw Award was established in 2014 as a fitting way to honor the memory of SSWLHC leader Joan K. Upshaw. Joan was a social work leader in health care, a longtime member of the Society and a pioneer in social work enterprise. This award honors an individual who demonstrates the application of entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship principles in their role as a ... Read More
October 29, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Oct2015
It was a problem that seemed to have no solution. What to do with Jong-soo, an 81-year old Korean man, who had been stuck in the hospital for two months? His condition now stabilized, the staff wanted to free up the bed, and recommended to Jong-soo’s son, his only known relative, that his father be released to a Skilled Nursing Facility. But Jong-soo’s son was proving to be very uncooperative. A number of awkward confrontations with the hospital staff resulted in him refusing to come to the hospital to sign his ... Read More
October 20, 2015Daylyn Presley
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