“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
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