Daylyn Presley

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Oct2015
Carmella was diagnosed with diabetes about three years ago. She recently attended a six-week Diabetes Self-Management Workshop at the Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Citizen Center in Northridge. “I’ve found the workshop very informative. It’s given me exactly what I needed to learn, which is about diet. I had a slight knowledge about proteins, carbohydrates and that sort of stuff, but I never knew how to prepare food to any extent, I just never cooked. Being a diabetic, I wanted to learn more about what’s in food, ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

16

Oct2015
Leonie, Lennox and Pearl attended a recent Chronic Pain Workshop. Here’s what they had to say about the experience and what they learned. Leonie’s story “I come to the senior center every day, it’s my home. I feel relaxed here. That’s how I found out about the workshop. The workshop has made me think of ways I can help myself, like moving more. I try to get myself out and moving.” ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley
lennos

16

Oct2015
“I come to senior center to meet friends and to eat. I found out about the workshop through coming here. I came to the workshop to learn. It’s very informative. There are ways you can help yourself, like eating right and exercise and resting. I used to eat a lot of junk food. I never paid much attention to diet. Before I ate, but I didn’t pay attention to what I ate. Now I try to eat more fruit and vegetables and eat a more balanced ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley
whole-group

16

Oct2015
“I started coming here years ago. I had a stroke. I’m trying to walk more. And I exercise when I’m watching my game shows. I move my legs about and just keep them moving.”
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

16

Oct2015
“Tracy”, 39, has been receiving treatment for colon cancer. She lives with her sister, who helps her look after her twin 6 year old boys. Additional help is provided by Tracy’s mother and ex-husband. Intensive chemotherapy has left Tracy feeling very weak and nauseated which, in turn, has contributed to moderate depression. Although she has a strong network of friends and family for emotional support, mounting medical bills are causing her ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

16

Oct2015
“Sylvia”, 86, was referred to Partners by her health plan case manager following her admittance to Providence Tarzana Hospital. She had been suffering from severe diarrhea, bronchitis and a kidney infection. A Partners home health coach, Delia Lezama, visited Sylvia at home to conduct an evaluation and needs assessment. Sylvia was surprised and grateful to have someone contact her following her discharge from the hospital – something she had not experienced before. Sylvia has significant needs. In addition to the bronchitis and kidney infection, she also has COPD, ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

16

Oct2015
Carolina*, 59, lives with her family in Los Angeles. A few months ago, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, which has spread to her lymph nodes. A course of chemotherapy has left her with fatigue, and she has difficulty walking any distance or bending down. Although she has a wide circle of supportive family and friends to help keep her spirits up, she has been experiencing anxiety and ... Read More
October 16, 2015Daylyn Presley

15

Oct2015
Daniel Dominguez, who received care transitions coaching following his release from UCLA Medical Center, wrote to Partners CEO, June Simmons, to express his gratitude for the services he received. It sure did make our day. Thank you, Daniel!
October 15, 2015Daylyn Presley

15

Oct2015
Eva,* 53, was referred to the Community Care Transitions Program after receiving treatment at Glendale Adventist Hospital following a fall. She has a number of chronic health conditions including, diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, degeneration of a lumbar disc, and borderline dementia. A few days after discharge, Delia, a transitions coach, visited Eva at home to ... Read More
October 15, 2015Daylyn Presley

15

Oct2015
Coach Jesus had to educate patient Antonio about his doctor’s rightful role in his ongoing health. He assumed doctors were only there for illness, not wellness. The first step was switching to a Spanish‐speaking provider, which facilitated communication on a host of issues, including the importance of taking medications as prescribed and preventing potential falls by getting a cane. Once Antonio got talking, he quickly learned that the only way to get better is to understand his conditions and medications, and to set ... Read More
October 15, 2015Daylyn Presley
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