The City of West Hollywood, in collaboration with Partners in Care Foundation, West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and Jewish Family Service – Los Angeles, has been awarded the Social Change and Diversity Award by the American Planning Association (AMA) California Chapter, Los Angeles Section. The award is for the City’s Aging in Place/Aging in Community five-year strategic plan, which aims to improve the quality of life and well-being of older adults living in West Hollywood. The plan is designed to help seniors maintain health and well-being, enabling them to remain ...
July 10, 2017Vivien Minton
Partners in Care Foundation CEO, June Simmons was interviewed for this article in California Health Report on how promatoras can boost seniors’ health in a way that honors their culture.
July 7, 2017Vivien Minton
“Renata explained that her mom had stopped wanting to bathe or socialize or go to the doctor, and that it was very difficult to see her that way. That was my opportunity to ask Renata about her feelings. As soon as I did she broke down in tears.” Maria, 86, was referred to Partners in Care by her health insurer, Health Net, who was concerned that she had not visited her doctor or received any medical care in over twelve months. She was visited by Sandy Pena, MSW, a social worker with Partners in Care. Sandy often works not ...
June 21, 2017Vivien Minton
Top executives from across the healthcare industry attended the Partners in Care Foundation 18th Annual Tribute Dinner which honored Rod Hochman, MD, President & CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health with the 2017 Award for Vision and Excellence in Healthcare Leadership. Partners in Care Foundation was joined in presenting the award by Richard Pollack, president and Chief Executive Office of the American Hospital Association, Dr. Richard Afable, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Hoag Health and Sister Carol Keehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Health Association. ...
May 25, 2017Vivien Minton
“One of the pleasures of bringing health self-management education into the community is hearing the stories of the people who attend the workshops,” explains Christy Lau, Program Director, Health Self-Management Services at Partners in Care. “Dorothy and Albert stood out, because their devotion to each other was evident from the first class. It was so touching.” Dorothy and Albert began attending a Matter of Balance class at Arcadia Recreation & Community Services Center in the San Gabriel Valley in January 2017 after the Arcadia Fire Department began referring individuals who dialed ...
April 18, 2017Vivien Minton
The American Society on Aging is funded by the SCAN Foundation, Gary and Mary West Foundation, Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation to produce publications (Aging Today articles and an annual supplement of the Generations journal), a conference, and monthly webinars in collaboration with n4a – all in support of the Aging and Disability Business Institute. Read the first annual edition of The Generations Field Guide, containing 14 articles covering an overview section, next steps and challenges in building high-value partnerships, and managed care models. The ...
April 13, 2017Vivien Minton
The Aging and Disability Business Institute (Business Institute) led by The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) aims to improve the health and well-being of America’s older adults and people with disabilities through improved access to quality services and evidence-based programs. In partnership with the most experienced and respected organizations in the aging and disability networks, including Partners in Care Foundation, the Business Institute provides community-based organizations (CBOs) with the tools and resources to successfully adapt to a changing health care environment, enhance their organizational capacity and capitalize ...
April 13, 2017Vivien Minton
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded Partners in Care Foundation a three-year Case Management Accreditation for its complex case management work with the Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program (MSSP). MSSP provides community-based care management and evidence-based self-management programs, aimed at delaying or even preventing unnecessary nursing home placement. This is the second NCQA Accreditation that Partners has received. At the time the first Accreditation was awarded in 2015, Partners was only the second ...
April 10, 2017Vivien Minton
Partners in Care Foundation has joined forces with award-winning home care provider 24Hr HomeCare to create Partners24, a private label partnership offering in-home care services for anyone in need of assistance with the activities of daily living, including personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders and light housekeeping. Partners24 offers 24/7 responsiveness and a Rapid Response Guarantee that promises a representative will meet with anyone requiring services within two hours of a call for assistance. Caregiving services can be tailored to fit individual needs and are diagnosis-specific to ensure that the appropriate ...
April 4, 2017Vivien Minton
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