Archive: October, 2015

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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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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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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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Consultant pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Care Integration (PCI), have begun providing services to a number of Texas-based HomeMeds licensees experiencing difficulties finding local area pharmacists to perform medication reviews. In collaboration with PCI, Partners in Care Foundation has also instituted a pharmacists’ report log to standardize Medication Therapy Management problem/recommendation categories (including incorrect dose, adherence issues, adverse drug reaction, and therapeutic duplication) and to provide feedback on whether medication problems are likely to result in an individual being hospitalized or seeking emergency care. For more information please contact: Vivien Minton Communications Manager 818 ... Read More
October 19, 2015Daylyn Presley

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L.A. Care has contracted with Partners in Care Foundation to provide Complex Social Services, which supports community living for L.A. Care members deemed as high risk and high cost utilizers. L.A. Care is the largest health plan servicing the needs of dually eligible and low income clients in LA County. The contract will utilize the geographic coverage provided by the Partners at Home Network (PAH), a state-wide affiliation of community-based organizations that address the vital drivers of health outcomes, including issues responsible for preventable emergency department use, hospitalizations, and nursing home ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Mr. Moreno*, 94, lived alone in an upstairs apartment. Unmarried and with no children, he was very much alone except for an elderly sister and her husband, who lived in an apartment in the same building. After being admitted to UCLA Medical Center, Mr. Moreno’s doctor and the hospital discharge planner recommended that he be released to a Skilled Nursing Facility. Despite his frailty, Mr. Moreno refused to go because he did not want to be separated from his only remaining relatives – his sister, who was ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Catalina*, 81, was referred to Partners HomeMeds Plus program following her admittance to Centinela Hospital for diarrhea and vomiting. Catalina has a number of chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure and arthritis. A health coach visited her at home to assess Catalina’s medications and her other needs. Her coach discovered several potential medication problems. Catalina was taking a number of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including Naproxen 500 mg oral tablets and Celecoxib 200 mg oral capsules, both of which should be used cautiously in ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Helen*, 77, was referred to Partners in Care for a HomeMeds Plus medicine safety check and in-home assessment, following her discharge from the hospital for anemia. Helen lives alone, and has a history of falls and heart problems. She also uses an oxygen tank to help ease the symptoms of COPD. Just a few minutes into the visit, the coach discovered that Helen had not picked up prescriptions for several of her medications. She also discovered that Helen had been prescribed a course of physical therapy, but ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley
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Maria attended two, six-week, evidence-based programs, Tomando Control de su Salud, the Spanish language Healthier Living Program for people with chronic health conditions, and the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. “These programs have helped me take action for myself, and not be co-dependent. The information has given me options and ideas on how to manage my health, make decisions and have better communication with my doctors. It’s awakened my urge to learn more. Now I feel I can look ahead and find solutions to my problems through ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

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Carmella was diagnosed with diabetes about three years ago. She recently attended a six-week Diabetes Self-Management Workshop at the Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Citizen Center in Northridge. “I’ve found the workshop very informative. It’s given me exactly what I needed to learn, which is about diet. I had a slight knowledge about proteins, carbohydrates and that sort of stuff, but I never knew how to prepare food to any extent, I just never cooked. Being a diabetic, I wanted to learn more about what’s in food, ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley
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