Partners in Care Foundation’s growing involvement with healthcare policy reform initiatives is reflected in the appointment of two key staff members to new regional and national policy leadership roles. At the national level, June Simmons, (right) Partners’ President and CEO, has been appointed to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Advisory Committee for the 10-site pilot of new standards for long term services and supports for community-based organizations and health plans. She has also become a Board Member at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), and accepted a role on the ...
February 10, 2016Daylyn Presley
Partners at Home Network (Network), a network of community-based organizations (CBO) led by Partners in Care Foundation, continues to expand rapidly across California with the addition of five new members. Meals on Wheels & Senior Outreach Services in Contra Costa County, Napa Solano Area Agency on Aging, St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, San Diego Aging and Independence Services, and LIFE ElderCare in Alameda County joins Partners in Care and 12 other CBO’s providing coordinated social services to vulnerable people across the state. The Network addresses the social determinants of health, ...
February 4, 2016Daylyn Presley
Partners in Care Foundation has begun operating its quality accredited Multipurpose Senior Service Program (MSSP) in Santa Barbara County, replacing the previous provider, CenCal Health. MSSP helps frail seniors to remain at home, delaying or avoiding entirely, inappropriate and costly nursing home placement through the provision of services and supports necessary for independent living. The high quality of Partners work in complex care case management, specifically MSSP, was recently recognized with a two-year Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), making Partners only the second community-based organization in the ...
January 28, 2016Daylyn Presley
Evelyn,* 76, has been receiving long term services and supports through MSSP since 2007. She has a number of chronic health conditions including Type-2 diabetes and asthma. She has also had several surgeries on her hips, knees and ankles, which means that she is dependent on a walker or wheel chair to move around. Evelyn’s daughter, Barbara, is her primary caregiver. She is currently living with Evelyn in an affordable apartment community in Los ...
January 22, 2016Daylyn Presley
Partners in Care Foundation’s Diabetes Support Program has been named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The accreditation will provide increased access to high quality diabetes education services for people living in Los Angeles County. Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with, or at risk for, diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. Program participants are ...
Mary, 65, recently attended a Diabetes Self-Management workshop at Sunrise Villas, an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in South LA. Mary has lived at Sunrise for just over a year.“I wanted to enhance my knowledge about diabetes and how to control it and do the best I can with it. Diabetes can be discouraging because it fluctuates, but now I’m learning how to manage that. I’ve learned to moderate my eating. ...
In a surprise ending to a recent program of Healthier Living workshops, the class attendees, who are all in their 70s and 80s, got together to sing a graduation song titled “Till We Meet Again.” Luckily for us, Ayleen Dimailig, a Project Associate at Partners in Care who led the six-week program, captured the touching moment on video.Ayleen and Anthony Ross, who was co-leading his first workshop, had suggested a low-key potluck style lunch to ...
Magda* was born and raised in Transylvania, Romania. Eighteen years ago, at the age of 70, she moved to the US to be near her family. Magda had always enjoyed good health until, in August 2014, she was diagnosed with an intestinal tumor. The news was devastating for her and her family. Used to being independent, Magda struggled to go about her daily life, and was particularly upset that she could no longer pursue her passion for gardening. Fortunately, Magda’s condition was treatable and the tumor was removed before the cancer spread. But she, and her family, still ...
Partners in Care Foundation’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Program, which includes workshops on falls prevention, diabetes self-management, chronic pain, and caregiver support, has exceeded expectations set out in its three-year grant funding ahead of schedule, serving more than 15,800 people across California, and reaching 142% of goal. The CDSME Program, which is funded by a California Department of Aging grant, supports access to evidence-based programs for adults with chronic health conditions and disabilities. Rates of chronic disease are escalating in the US. According to the most recent statistics from the ...
November 12, 2015Daylyn Presley
Life ElderCare, an organization providing community-based services and supports to seniors in Alameda County, California, has coordinated efforts with Partners in Care Foundation to integrate the HomeMeds Medication Safety Program with Life ElderCare’s Fall Prevention Program. The combined programs are designed to increase participant’s strength, balance and flexibility and reduce the risk of falls, through the implementation of a medication review, home safety check and personal fitness trainer. Under Life Eldercare’s HomeMeds license, Senior Support Programs of Alameda County’s Tri-Valley (SSPTV) will also integrate the HomeMeds Medication Safety Program with their current ...
November 3, 2015Daylyn Presley