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
Stephanie Wilson, Partners in Care Foundation’s, Vice President of Development, has been awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. CFRE International certifies experienced fundraising professionals aspiring to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector. Stephanie is one of just 5,500 fundraising professionals globally who hold the CFRE designation. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. They have also passed a ...
October 30, 2015Daylyn Presley
June Simmons, Partners in Care Foundation’s President and CEO, has been awarded the Joan Upshaw Award by The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). The Joan Upshaw Award was established in 2014 as a fitting way to honor the memory of SSWLHC leader Joan K. Upshaw. Joan was a social work leader in health care, a longtime member of the Society and a pioneer in social work enterprise. This award honors an individual who demonstrates the application of entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship principles in their role as a ...
October 29, 2015Daylyn Presley
It was a problem that seemed to have no solution. What to do with Jong-soo, an 81-year old Korean man, who had been stuck in the hospital for two months? His condition now stabilized, the staff wanted to free up the bed, and recommended to Jong-soo’s son, his only known relative, that his father be released to a Skilled Nursing Facility. But Jong-soo’s son was proving to be very uncooperative. A number of awkward confrontations with the hospital staff resulted in him refusing to come to the hospital to sign his ...
October 20, 2015Daylyn Presley
Consultant pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Care Integration (PCI), have begun providing services to a number of Texas-based HomeMeds licensees experiencing difficulties finding local area pharmacists to perform medication reviews. In collaboration with PCI, Partners in Care Foundation has also instituted a pharmacists’ report log to standardize Medication Therapy Management problem/recommendation categories (including incorrect dose, adherence issues, adverse drug reaction, and therapeutic duplication) and to provide feedback on whether medication problems are likely to result in an individual being hospitalized or seeking emergency care. For more information please contact: Vivien Minton Communications Manager 818 ...
October 19, 2015Daylyn Presley
L.A. Care has contracted with Partners in Care Foundation to provide Complex Social Services, which supports community living for L.A. Care members deemed as high risk and high cost utilizers. L.A. Care is the largest health plan servicing the needs of dually eligible and low income clients in LA County. The contract will utilize the geographic coverage provided by the Partners at Home Network (PAH), a state-wide affiliation of community-based organizations that address the vital drivers of health outcomes, including issues responsible for preventable emergency department use, hospitalizations, and nursing home ...
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley
Yale School of Medicine has received grant funding to implement HomeMeds, an evidence-based, in-home, medication review and intervention program developed and licensed by Partners in Care Foundation. The implementation of HomeMeds is part of a three year research project being carried out at Yale aimed at reducing healthcare utilization, particularly falls prevention. Yale will work with the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy to conduct the medication reviews.
September 23, 2015Daylyn Presley
HomeMeds, an evidence-based, in-home, medication review and intervention program developed and licensed by Partners in Care Foundation is being offered by Texas-based Tejas Behavioral Health in collaboration with Cigna/Health Spring to members with acute psychological needs. Medication-related problems endanger the lives of a high percentage of elders living at home, leaving them at risk for falls, dizziness, cardiac symptoms, confusion and other side effects that frequently result in unnecessary ER visits and hospitalization....
September 17, 2015Daylyn Presley
The success of Partners Community-Based Care Transitions Program in West LA, which has seen a change in readmission reduction rates among those served of 28.1%, has resulted in a private contract with UCLA Medical Group to serve their members. Utilizing Partners Care Transitions/HomeMeds Plus 30 program, UCLA began referring high-risk patients from Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center in early May 2015. “The strength of our partnerships at UCLA is reflected in the degree to which we have become involved in their other readmission initiatives,” commented Anwar Zoueihid, Vice-President, Health Services at ...
September 14, 2015Daylyn Presley
Partners in Care Foundation, a Los Angeles based non-profit that provides community-based care services, has become the only organization in the Western United States to receive new grant funding aimed at reducing the rapidly escalating number of older Americans at risk for falls. The grant award was announced by the Administration on Aging (AoA) during the recent White House Conference on Aging. Alarming figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that one out of three older adults falls each year, resulting in 734,000 hospitalizations, at a cost, ...
September 14, 2015Daylyn Presley