Two volunteers with Partners in Care Foundation’s health self-management team have been honored with City Proclamations, a special award from the Los Angeles Mayor’s office, for their work helping seniors to manage chronic health conditions. Antonia Routt and Nansea Clendenen are two of Partner’s longest standing workshop leaders, teaching workshops across the city that enable people dealing with health issues such as diabetes or arthritis to better manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Antonia, who is a member of the Health Committee for the LA County Commission for ...
February 14, 2017Vivien Minton
L. Michael Costa has joined Partners in Care Foundation as Senior Vice President. Michael has extensive experience working with non-profit and for-profit organizations, in recent years focusing on the effective and sustainable integration of social service and healthcare delivery for an aging population. In his role at Partners, Michael will work with senior management and the Board to establish and implement strategic goals and business plans in the areas of financial performance, compliance, new business planning, and program outcomes. He will also coordinate operations planning and process improvement, and provide day ...
February 7, 2017Vivien Minton
The following guest post by Partners in Care Foundation CEO, June Simmons, was published on February 6, 2017 by Next Avenue as part of their series Transforming Life As We Age Special Report. © Twin Cities Public Television – 2017. All rights reserved. When I was born, a person could reasonably assume a life expectancy of somewhere around 65 years, just two years more than the current average age of retirement. Speed forward to 2016, and life expectancy is 78.8 years, nearly a decade and a half longer. Our longer lives – a testament to the spectacular ...
February 7, 2017Vivien Minton
Partners in Care Foundation has received grant funding from UniHealth Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization, to help support the work of the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging (LAACHA). LAACHA was co-founded in 2013 by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Office of Women’s Health, the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, County of Los Angeles Community & Senior Services, Kaiser Permanente and Partners in Care. Its aim is to expand the reach of evidence-based health self-management interventions for people with chronic conditions across L.A. County. The grant ...
January 30, 2017Vivien Minton
Every Wednesday, 25 residents of MacArthur Park Towers, an affordable senior housing community in downtown Los Angeles, meet to enjoy an hour of exercise and laughter. The group first got together to take part in an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, led by staff at Partners in Care Foundation. They so enjoyed the workshops, and the physical and emotional benefits it brought, that after the eight-week program ended they decided to carry on, and asked Antonia Routt to continue to lead them through their paces once a week. ...
January 25, 2017Vivien Minton
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, 2016Vivien Minton
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, 2016Vivien Minton
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, 2016Vivien Minton
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, 2016Vivien Minton
“I’ve put rows of seats in there, and played football there”, says Howard, 58, pointing up at the famous exterior of the Pasadena Rose Bowl. “I’ve had a long history with this place”. Which is perhaps why Howard was drawn back here when two years ago he found himself homeless and living in his car. One of the quarter of a million people in Los Angeles County without a permanent place to live, Howard is challenged not just by his living conditions, but by a host of chronic health problems. These ...
November 23, 2016Vivien Minton