Lilly, 78, lives with her daughter and son-in-law in a comfortable home, with her own private bedroom and bathroom. Formerly a minister for a Church of Religious Science, she receives regular visits from family, and has a twice-weekly caregiver to provide additional support. Following the recent death of a friend, Lilly told coach Traci that she was experiencing difficulties sleeping, eating and concentrating. “Lilly scored a 6 on the PHQ-9 scale, which may indicate mild depression,” comments Traci. “I provided contact information ...
A former bartender, Marco, 78, was recently released from hospital following symptoms of a UTI. Coach Priscilla conducted a medication review, a psycho-social assessment and a home safety review. She recommended to Marco that grab bars be installed in the shower, but neither Marco nor his wife wanted to pursue the suggestion at this time. Priscilla also provided an advance directive packet and reviewed the contents with Marco and his wife. While following up a couple of weeks later, Priscilla was made ...
88 year-old Naoko was hospitalized for gastro-intestinal bleeding and has a heart condition. She lives alone in a house in Culver City. Her daughter, who usually lives in Paris, France, has been staying with her since she was discharged. She also has two other children who live close by and she receives regular visits from friends and neighbors. While Naoko is well supported, and is able to undertake most of the activities of daily living without assistance, coach Priscilla recommended both a ...
Tony, 87, lives with his wife in a single family home in Venice. He was recently admitted to hospital with a low blood count necessitating a blood transfusion. Coach Priscilla visited him at home shortly after he was discharged. Tony and his wife have taken the precaution of installing safety bars in the bathroom, and indicated to Priscilla that they knew how to use them appropriately. Priscilla did the usual safety assessment of the rest of the residence and did not observe any ...
Coach Traci met Evelyn, 71, at home shortly after her release from hospital. Traci made a list of all Evelyn’s medication – prescribed and over-the-counter – and submitted to MyMeds for review. “Although I found Evelyn’s home to be clean and free from safety hazards, I noticed that her difficulty walking made using the bathroom a challenge” notes Traci. As a result, Traci provided information about obtaining a raised toilet seat, which has now been delivered to Evelyn via The Durable Medical Aid ...
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, 2017Daylyn Presley
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, 2017Daylyn Presley
“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, 2017Daylyn Presley
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, 2017Daylyn Presley
“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, 2017Daylyn Presley