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Lilacs & Greensleeves: PS; Desiree Hawkins, RN, CCM

DESIREE HAWKINS, RN, CCM

It is our honor at Care4You, to have Desiree Hawkins as our Professional in the Spotlight! Thank you Desiree for everything you do for your patients, their families and the community that you serve!

Meet Desiree:

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Desiree has worked as an RN for 30+ years with her career beginning as a medical surgical nurse. She went to work at San Dimas Community Hospital in 1990 as a medical surgical nurse. SDCH has always encouraged her growth as a nurse, thus she has crossed trained to telemetry, ICU, GI lab, OB post-partum, and case management. She was a charge nurse for med/surg telemetry for many years and loved it! Desiree transitioned to case management in 2004 and has “never looked back!” She loves working with patients, family, physicians, and their community vendors. SDCH is located in a warm and family-oriented community, and she is so proud and grateful to be part of this community.

San Dimas Community Hospital has grown to a 101 bed facility over the years, and offers many resources to our community. As case management director, Desiree sees great teamwork throughout the hospital. Their case management department utilizes many different care-giving agencies and vendors. Through her own personal family need, she urgently needed a caregiver for her family member. She called Donna at Care 4 You, and she quickly connected her to a caregiver. All was promptly handled very professionally. Desiree deals with these situations on a daily basis at work, and she says that she was truly impressed with all of Care4You’s staff. Having this personal experience with non-medical caregivers has really stressed to Desiree the importance of what her case management team does for families at SDCH.

San Dimas Community Hospital is her home away from home, and Desiree looks forward to many more years assisting her patients and families transition through their care while they are part of the SDCH family during their hospitalization.

Desiree Hawkins, RN, CCM
Director Case Management
 
San Dimas Community Hospital
1350 West Covina Boulevard
San Dimas, CA 91773
909-599-6811 Ext: 2628
dhawkins@primehealthcare.com  

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SAN DIMAS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

It is our pleasure at Care4You, to have San Dimas Community Hospital as our Community Partner! Thank you to everyone at this fine hospital for your service to the community!!

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“San Dimas Community Hospital (SDCH) is located on the east end of the San Gabriel Valley, one mile off the 210, 57, and 10 freeways, in the city of San Dimas, with a population of 35,000. San Dimas is a small, caring, cohesive community reaching from Puddingstone Lake in Bonelli Park on the south to the Foothills on the north. The hospital’s 13-acre campus consists of the 101-bed general acute care facility and two identical Medical Office Buildings. San Dimas Community Hospital draws the majority of its patients from its own town as well as the surrounding communities of Glendora, La Verne, Covina, West Covina, Azusa, Walnut, Diamond Bar, Pomona and Claremont. San Dimas Community Hospital is situated in a heavily penetrated managed care environment.
San Dimas Community Hospital opened its doors in 1971 as a physician-owned facility. At that time, the hospital was licensed for 99 beds. Patients and visitors often expressed their sense of the hospital’s “family” atmosphere. This was due not only to the efficient size of the facility, but more importantly because of the personalized care given by our physicians and employees, whether they are a nurse, housekeeper or a member of the dietary staff. In 2008, the hospital was sold to Prime Healthcare Services and operates as a 101-bed general acute care facility.”

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Care4You Open House & S.D. Chamber Mixer

FEATURING PAM KAY AND THE TAP CHICKS

“The Tap Chicks have performed for the last 10 years at the LA County Fair in Pomona and for the opening ceremonies of the Senior Olympics. They have performed in the Summer Concerts at The Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena, for the last 8 years and were part of the ‘Pasadena Follies,’ a highly successful fundraiser for the Pasadena Senior Center.”

“Pamela Kay and Billy Kay met, married, and worked together in Las Vegas in the early 1970’s. They were a mainstay at the Frontier Hotel Lounge for 9 years, where Vegas stars would visit every night to sit in and perform with them. They worked not only the lounges but the main rooms with luminaries like George Burns, Kenny Rogers, and Wayne Newton. Pam & Billy worked together in Las Vegas for 21 years.”

“They participated in the 26th Annual Doo Dah Parade and perform for many women’s clubs and civic organizations throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Their performances at the Sierra Madre Playhouse are usually sold out and are enthusiastically received.”

Visit the Tap Chicks website here>

Join us on Thursday, September 21, 2017 for our 15th Anniversary Celebration- Open House and San Dimas Chamber Mixer.

RSVP at http://Care4you15years.rsvpify.com

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Scams & Fraud

  • Posted On July 11, 2017
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“There seems tobe a day when  never we don’t hear about, or someone doesn’t experience, a scam or fraud in one way or another. From the young to the elderly, these crimes can have a devastating affect on all of us!

See the different ways we all have to remain on alert for this ever growing problem…”

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Karen E. Zubiate-Beauchamp

Care4You is very proud to have Karen E. Zubiate-Beauchamp as our Professional in the Spotlight! Thank you Karen for everything you do on behalf of your clients!

“Karen E. Zubiate-Beauchamp was born in San Dimas and has practiced law in this area for the past 25 years. She did her undergraduate work at the University of La Verne and graduated with honors. She obtained her law degree from the University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee. Karen has worked as a mediator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in business and probate matters. She also volunteered pro bono at the Guardianship Clinic at the Superior Court Pomona, California. She is the past president of the Mt. Baldy Inns of Court and is a member of the Eastern Bar Association. Karen is also a member of the Soroptmists International San Dimas/La Verne and a member of the Board of Directors of the David and Margaret Home in La Verne, California.  Karen is licensed to practice law in all state courts in California, as well as the United States District Court and the United States Tax Court.”

Zubiate-Beauchamp, LLP website here>

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: A Special Message From Karen

  • Posted On July 11, 2017
  • Categorized In Awareness
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A Special Message From Karen

“In California, the term elder abuse refers to a broad range of wrongs committed against citizens aged 65 years or older. Elder abuse can be in the form of physical, financial and, in some cases, sexual mistreatment of elderly persons. The law in California recognizes person 65 years and over as a protected class and, much like those governing the treatment of children, adds extra penalties and rights of recovery against those who take advantage of elder citizens. With the current population having longer life expectancies than prior generations, elder abuse is on the rise and the financial losses from elder abuse in this country in one year were in the billions of dollars.

As a civil attorney, the type of elder abuse I see most often is financial elder abuse, which I have come to realize can take many forms. While the abuse more often comes from those related to or caring for the elderly person, I have also encountered situations where solicitors and salesman have taken advantage of a person that they knew to be age 65 and over and influenced that person to sign contracts, pay money and provide access to their homes. Financial elder abuse is more common when elderly persons have amassed significant wealth, but I have also seen persons with little net worth be taken advantage of by their own spouses and children in order to persuade them to give up legal rights.

In the case of financial elder abuse, fraud often plays a significant role. Unfortunately, some family members, friends, and others are willing to misrepresent facts, lie about the meaning of a legal document, or obtain signatures on documents they have not explained in order to gain access to real property, bank accounts, investment accounts, credit cards, and other assets held by persons the age of 65 or older. In addition, I have personally had clients that were isolated by family or caregivers, lied to and told that no one wants them and they will not receive care unless they agree to do certain things. I have also encountered family members and friends who hid mail, change the mailing addresses for elder family members without their consent, and remove items from households without knowledge of the elderly person. These are all sadly ways through which people gain access to personal and financial information of elderly persons.

In addition to the foregoing, the following are common examples of financial elder abuse:

(1) influencing or defrauding a person to either add a family member or close friend to the title of real property belonging to the elderly person or to transfer title to real property owned by an elderly person to a third party;

(2) persuading an elderly person, often living alone, to enter into contracts, sign up for services, and seek large payments up front which are then immediately negotiated before the person realizes what happened – this can include telephone solicitations;

(3) convincing an elderly person to add joint owners to bank accounts, which allows any other owner full access to withdraw funds; or to provide safe deposit box access;

(4) influencing an elderly person to add a co-signer on a credit card account, including general credit cards or specialty cards like Sears, Macy’s, etc.;

(5) more generally, gain a position of trust with an elderly person to gain access to personal and financial information, including estate planning documents, cash, stocks, mutual funds, bank accounts and annuities;

If you suspect that an elder is being abused, unduly influenced or defrauded in some way, it is important to utilize the services of Adult Protective Service and, in some instances, consult with an attorney to verify the rights and remedies afforded to the victim under civil law. Indeed, there may be certain immediate action to be taken such as temporary restraining orders, removing clouds on title to real property, or freezing, flagging or closing accounts.

A well-drafted estate plan can aide an elderly person and the people around them to resist elder abuse or at least direct financial institutions as to the authorized person allowed to act on the elderly person’s behalf. Having trusted and qualified primary care physicians and specialists will also help when the time comes to determine whether a person can no longer make financial or personal decisions.

Although not my specific area of practice, in the event of actual or suspected physical or sexual abuse of an elder, the state provides Adult Protective Services and law enforcement resources to assist in identifying, investigating, and hopefully combatting and prosecuting the mistreatment.”

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to constitute legal advice, or create an attorney-client relationship. Please consult with a licensed attorney if you suspect that yourself or someone you know is a victim of elder abuse.

Zubiate-Beauchamp, LLP website here>

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Zubiate Beauchamp, LLP

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Care4You is proud to have Zubiate Beauchamp LLP as our Community Partner. We are so thankful to you for everything you are doing to assist those who come to you in trust, for your help!

“Zubiate Beauchamp, LLP is a general civil law practice serving a broad range of clients from Los Angeles County, as well as much of the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Riverside County. Our goal is to provide personal, prompt attention to our clients as well as high quality legal and ethical representation in each of our matters. We handle a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, with focuses on the following areas of law:

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Our attorneys are admitted to practice law before the state courts in California and Hawaii, Federal District Court and the Federal Tax Court.”

Zubiate-Beauchamp, LLP website here>

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Inland Urology Community Partner

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Care4You is very honored to have Inland Urology Medical Group as our Community Partner! Thank you so much for your goals that center on providing the best care for your patients!!

Inland Urology Medical Group:

“For over 40 years we have provided the Inland area with caring, patient centered care. We pride ourselves on continuing to provide this compassionate care with the most advanced technology. We strive to treat our patients as family and look forward to partnering with you in your healthcare.

Inland Urology is the oldest practice in the area and has been serving patients for over 40 years. We have built a strong reputation in the community for our balanced approach to medicine. We always strive to treat our patients like family. Although we are the oldest practice we provide the most up to date care in the area including significant experience with minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Whether your needs are routine or complex, our goal is to provide you with the best possible care in a patient centered environment close to home.

Inland Urology was the first center in the inland area of Southern California to embrace the benefits of robotic surgery. Since 2005 we have been performing robotic prostatectomies and have performed hundreds of this since as we have now become a robotic referral center for the area.”

Visit Inland Urology Medical Group here>

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Dr. Aaron Nguyen Professional Spotlight

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Care4You is very proud to have Dr. Aaron Nguyen as our Professional in the Spotlight! Thank you Dr. Nguyen for all that you do on behalf of your patients!! “Dr. Nguyen received his M.D from Northwestern University Medical School in 1993. He completed his surgical internship at USC-LA County Medical Center, and in 2000 his urology residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. During training, he was the first recipient of the International Volunteer Scholar award and was the recipient of the Pfizer Scholar award. He was board certified in 2002. Since July 2000, Dr. Nguyen has practiced in general adult and pediatric urology. He is currently director of the Voiding Dysfunction Clinic at Casa Colina Hospital. He has received “Top Doctor” Award for 2 consecutive years from Pomona Valley Hospital Regional Kidney Stone Center. He has previously chaired the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Pomona Valley hospital. Dr. Nguyen also serves as Clinical Instructor for Pomona Valley Hospital Family Practice Residency Program and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Western College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a speaker for Pfizer and Allergan Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Nguyen is an avid sports fan and enjoys international travel with his wife and son.”

Visit Dr. Nguyen’s at Inland Urology Medical Group here>

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Preventing Dehydration

  • Posted On June 13, 2017
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“Everyone needs water to survive. Water delivers nutrients and oxygen to cells throughout our bodies. It protects and moistens organs and tissue, and carries wastes out of the body. Water also controls body temperature by making sweat to cool you down when you become hot. Our bodies lose fluids every day through urination, perspiration, and even when we breathe. These fluids need to be replaced. While every person’s body is different, most adults should drink about 8 glasses (1 glass = 8 ounces) of fluids every day, and most children over age four should drink about 6-10 glasses every day.

What is dehydration?

When your body does not have enough water or liquid, it cannot work the way it should. This is called dehydration. Dehydration occurs when the body loses liquid more quickly than it is replaced. This can happen as a result of:

  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Increased perspiration caused by fever, exercise, or hot and humid weather
  • Drinking alcoholic or caffeinated beverages that increase urination (coffee, tea, or soda)
  • Taking certain medications that increase urination (diuretics, antihistamines or blood pressure medications)
  • Bladder infections or urinary tract infections
  • Eating certain foods (especially salty foods or broths)
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • The same things that commonly cause dehydration – diarrhea, vomiting, and increased sweating or urination – also cause your body to lose electrolytes. Electrolytes are salts and minerals (including sodium, potassium and chloride) that dissolve in your blood. A proper balance of electrolytes is necessary for cells, organs and the nervous system to function properly. Losing electrolytes during dehydration can cause your blood pressure to drop, and make you feel dizzy or lightheaded.

How can I tell if someone is dehydrated?

Symptoms of dehydration can be mild or severe. If someone is dehydrated, he or she may experience:

  • Headaches
  • Thirst
  • Dizziness, especially when moving or standing up
  • A dry, sticky mouth
  • Less frequent urination
  • Dark urine
  • An inability to produce sweat or tears
  • Sunken eyes
  • Dry, shriveled skin
  • Sleepiness, tiredness or confusion
  • Chills

Unfortunately, thirst isn’t always the best gauge of the body’s need for water, especially in children or older adults. The color of a person’s urine may be a better indicator. Clear or light-colored urine usually means that a person is well-hydrated, whereas a dark yellow or amber color signals they are not drinking enough water.

What should I do if someone I support is dehydrated?”

Read more here>