16
Oct

“There are ways you can help yourself.”

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 ...

16
Oct

Lennox’s Story – “I come to senior center to meet friends and to eat.”

“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 us...

16
Oct

Pearl’s Story – “I started coming here years ago. I had a stroke. I’m trying to walk more.”

“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.”

16
Oct

Tracy’s* Story. “Tracy was interested in learning about good nutrition…”

“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 v...

16
Oct

Sylvia’s* Story – “Sylvia was surprised and grateful to have someone contact her following her discharge from the hospital.”

“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 Lez...

16
Oct

Carolina’s Story – “I have never heard of anyone having someone sent by their health plan to see what help they need. I was really surprised.”

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 distan...

15
Oct

Daniel’s story – ” My coach made me aware that I was not taking my medications as prescribed.”

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!

15
Oct

Eva’s* story – “The coach was very helpful in explaining options and services.”

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, degeneratio...

15
Oct

“My coach told me I should switch to a doctor who spoke Spanish. Now I understand what’s going on.”

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 communi...