Delighted seniors at St Barnabas Senior Center in Echo Park, Los Angeles, are the stars of an award winning video, which provides simple tips to reduce the risk of experiencing a fall. The video, which won first prize in the National Council on Aging 2016 Falls Free® Video Contest, was created by the Communications and Health Self-Management teams at Partners in Care Foundation. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults aged 65 years and older. During 2014, approximately 27,000 older adults died because of falls ...
December 20, 2016Daylyn Presley
Here’s the second story from the frontline of a pioneering collaboration between Partners in Care Foundation and the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) aimed at reducing non-emergency calls to 911. This story illustrates how one family contacted emergency services to try to solve a housing problem, and how health coaching intervention helped avoid a potentially devastating situation for one elderly woman. Names have been changed to protect privacy.Roberto felt he was out of options when he dialed 911 in September this year. ...
December 13, 2016Daylyn Presley
The Project LA Geriatric Knowledge Network (GKN) created by Partners in Care in collaboration with Project ECHO LA, is celebrating the signing in to law this week of the Enhancing Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act. The ECHO Act expands the use of healthcare technology to connect underserved populations with critical healthcare services, transforming the way medical knowledge is shared and translated into everyday practice. The ECHO Act is based on the Project ECHO model, which was first developed as a small-scale initiative at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences ...
December 12, 2016Daylyn Presley
Kern County has achieved the highest percentage reduction in hospital readmissions in California – a massive 37% reduction in 30-day readmissions – among patients who have received social service support to help them transition from hospital to home. The data comes from a study carried out by CMS – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – into the Community Care Transitions Program (CCTP) operated in Kern County by Partners in Care Foundation, a not-for-profit agency that works with adults with complex health and social service needs. Nationally, nearly one in five ...
December 1, 2016Daylyn Presley