11
Aug

Health Coaching – Sara’s story

Sara, 89, was recently discharged from hospital and subsequently a rehabilitation facility following a fall in her apartment which had resulted in facial fractures and broken ribs. Lucy, Sara’s daughter, was present during the visit with coach Traci. Althou...

11
Aug

Health Coaching – Raphael’s story

Raphael, 34, a PhD student in computer science at UCLA, has cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. Coach Traci has visited him at the home he shares with his mom on three occasions. Raphael was hospitalized for shortness of breath and wheezing, and had al...

11
Aug

Health Coaching – Helen’s story

Following a cancer diagnosis, Helen, 68, a former education counselor at the University of Arkansas, moved to California to be closer to her son and daughter. She was recently hospitalized for pain on her left side and a fever, which were determined to be t...

11
Aug

Health Coaching – Sandy’s story

67 year-old Sandy has multiple sclerosis and is unable to walk. She spends most of her time in a hospital bed or a wheelchair. She is supported by her three daughters, Clare, Chloe and Carol, with most of her direct care being provided by Clare, with whom s...

11
Aug

Health Coaching – Aida’s story

Aida, 68, has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. She was admitted to hospital after a hyperglycemic episode and a panic attack brought about by concern over a forthcoming home move. Although Aida is able to walk without assistance coach Traci noted...

11
Aug

Health Coaching – Henry’s story

Henry, 72, has recently been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. As a person who is very used to being independent and taking care of others, the diagnosis has hit Henry particularly hard. He lives with his ex-wife Betty in a one bedroom apartment. Alth...

11
Aug

Health coaching – Eduardo’s story

Eduardo, 88, lives with his wife, daughter and her middle school aged children in an apartment building in Santa Monica. He was recently hospitalized due to a blood clot in his abdomen and has severe swelling in his legs, which makes walking difficult. Edua...

11
Aug

Health Coaching – Lily’s story

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 a...

23
Nov

“It was so different for somebody to be trying to help me, to reach out and say look, we’re going to help you.”

“I’ve put rows of seats in there, and played football there”, says Howard, 58, pointing up at the famous exterior of the Pasadena Rose Bowl. “I’ve had a long history with this place”. Which is perhaps why Howard was drawn back here when two years ago he fou...