NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2017)—Partners in Care Foundation (Partners) announced today it is celebrating the 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD). Observed annually on November 15 since 1986, NPD observes the act of philanthropy, which includes giving, volunteering and charitable engagement activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy. As part of the NPD celebration, the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honored Partners’ Vice President of Development, Stephanie Wilson, as Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of ...
November 15, 2017Daylyn Presley
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2017)—Partners in Care Foundation (Partners), is pleased to announce that Anwar Zoueihid, Vice President of Health Services, was selected to participate in the sixth cohort of the Practice Change Leaders program. This 2018 class of Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health was identified from professionals who responded to a highly competitive nationwide call for applications. Mr. Zoueihid is one of only 10 leaders chosen to participate in the prestigious program, aimed at building leadership capacity among professionals who have a key ...
November 6, 2017Daylyn Presley
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2017)— U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded Partners In Care Foundation (Partners) an $850,000 federal grant to help reduce serious risk factors associated with chronic pain or diabetes through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs. This grant enables Partners to provide evidence based programs that reduce serious risks related to diabetes and chronic pain in areas with high-incidences of preventable suffering. Partners is one of eight organizations across the nation to receive funding. Both diabetes and chronic pain impose a ...
October 24, 2017Daylyn Presley
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2017) —The U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) has awarded Partners in Care Foundation (Partners) a $600,000 grant to scale and sustain evidence-based falls prevention programs aimed at reducing fall-related injuries and fear of falling among older adults, especially those with disabilities. Falls impose a challenging burden on injured people and the healthcare system making prevention efforts critical. Although fall risk increases with age, many falls are preventable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that every 14 seconds ...
October 5, 2017Daylyn Presley
Partners in Care is one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health & Aging (LAACHA), and as such shines in their latest newsletter’s Member Spotlight for a case study on how to contract with a health payer to provide social services for supporting better health outcomes and building a new revenue stream. Click here to see the entire story and peruse the LAACHA Update for news on health self-management collaborations across Los Angeles County. ...
September 12, 2017Daylyn Presley
Sara, 89, was recently discharged from hospital and subsequently a rehabilitation facility following a fall in her apartment which had resulted in facial fractures and broken ribs. Lucy, Sara’s daughter, was present during the visit with coach Traci. Although Sara would like to remain in her apartment, she now relies on a walker to get around and there is no elevator. Lucy explained that she is researching assisted living facilities and Traci was able to provide a contact at the Del Rey Square ...
Raphael, 34, a PhD student in computer science at UCLA, has cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. Coach Traci has visited him at the home he shares with his mom on three occasions. Raphael was hospitalized for shortness of breath and wheezing, and had also visited the ER during a recent trip to Austin, TX for the same issue. “Raphael and his mom would benefit greatly from a compact, electric hoyer lift, which would make it much easier to transfer Raphael. During his visit ...
Following a cancer diagnosis, Helen, 68, a former education counselor at the University of Arkansas, moved to California to be closer to her son and daughter. She was recently hospitalized for pain on her left side and a fever, which were determined to be the result of treatment she is receiving in a clinical trial for an immuno-therapy program. Helen also experienced a minor stroke in September 2015. Coach Priscilla met with her in the presence of her daughter, Denise, shortly after Helen ...
67 year-old Sandy has multiple sclerosis and is unable to walk. She spends most of her time in a hospital bed or a wheelchair. She is supported by her three daughters, Clare, Chloe and Carol, with most of her direct care being provided by Clare, with whom she lives. Coach Traci visited Sandy at home shortly after her discharge from hospital following a UTI. “Sandy has Medi-Cal but I suggested Clare apply for IHSS, to help financially reimburse her for the ...
Aida, 68, has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. She was admitted to hospital after a hyperglycemic episode and a panic attack brought about by concern over a forthcoming home move. Although Aida is able to walk without assistance coach Traci noted that she was nervous about getting in and out of the bath. “I provided Aida with information about The Durable Medical Aid Society, which has subsequently provided a bath bench” explains Traci. “Aida was apprehensive about changing her pharmacist ...