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Lilacs & Greensleeves: USC Family Caregiver Support Center

Here at Care4You, it is our honor to have the USC Family Caregiver Support Center as our Community Partner! Thank you so much for being such a bright light in your support of caregivers and their families!

“Since 1989 the USC Family Caregiver Support Center at USC Davis School has placed a high priority on providing support across the continuum of caregiving, including diagnosing, prognosis, services that help maintain the care recipient’s independence and abilities, helping caregivers care for themselves and manage their own well-being. Supportive services include information, assessment, individual consultations, respite, education, and training.”

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Their vision is:

“To be a model for Los Angeles, the state and the nation, by using technology, research, and education to transform caregiving and the long-term care system.”

“If you live in LA county and help a relative or friend (age 60 and older) with one or more of the following tasks: physical care (getting in and out of bed), making health care decisions, cooking, cleaning, yard work, managing medications and going to doctor visits, making important decisions, Shopping for groceries and other items, legal issues, helping  with bill paying, Bathing and dressing, Providing transportation, Long-distance, caregiving. 

They offer Help to caring family and friends for all cultures and communities in LA county. They are funded in part by LA Community and Senior Services and the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Services are low or no-cost to family caregivers and friends who help someone over the age of 60.

Are you helping an older adult with any of the following tasks?

  • Preparing Meals
  • Bathing and Getting Dressed
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Cleaning the House
  • Managing Medications
  • Arranging for Services
  • Paying Household Bills
  • Getting In and Out of Bed
  • Getting to Doctor Visits

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, YOU ARE A CAREGIVER.

Call them toll-free: 855-USC-6060 (855-872-6060) for Help.”

Learn more about this wonderful Family Caregiver Support Center here>

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Inland Urology Medical Group

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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 the Inland Urology Medical Group website

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Dr. Aaron Nguyen

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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 website here

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Scams and Fraud

  • Posted On June 15, 2016
  • Categorized In Awareness
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Scams and Fraud

There seems to never be a day when 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: Darrell G. Brooke

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Care4You is very honored to have Darrell G. Brooke as our Professional in the Spotlight!

“Darrell G. Brooke, Esq., a well known, community-involved estate planning attorney with over 30 years’ experience in estate planning law. Attorney Darrell Brooke is the only Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, located in Old Town Monrovia.

Prior to founding the firm, Darrell worked for three of the largest law firms in Los Angeles, specializing in estate planning and probate. Mr. Brooke received the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell AV – Rating by his peers: 5.0/5.0 (out of 5.0).

(A) Very High to Pre-eminent Legal Ability and,
(V) Very High for General Ethical Standards.

Darrell serves the legal industry in two major capacities: On the State Bar of California, he is a member of the Probate Committee and the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s The Real Property, Probate and Trust Section; Lifetime and Testamentary Charitable Gift Planning Committee; and Lifetime Transfer: Transfer Tax Issues Committee.”

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Lilacs & Greensleeves: Monrovia Trust

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Care4You is very proud to have Monrovia Trust as our Community Partner!

“The Brooke Law Group. PC is headed by Darrell G. Brooke, Esq., a well known, community-involved estate planning attorney with over 30 years’ experience in estate planning law.

The Brooke Law Group provides estate planning and legal services to individuals and families with its client relationships spanning several generations. The firm provides a wealth of estate planning services for individuals and families including: probate, trust administration, elder law, conservatorships, tax and business planning.

Focused on building and preserving long-term relationships over time, The Brooke Law Group offers each and every client a commitment to carry on a lifelong advisory role, addressing any legal and tax issue that arises as they go through life. As these needs change, The Brooke Law Group ensures that all legal documents address those changes or modifications, so that its clients can count on peace of mind and that their needs are always being met.”

Lilacs & Greensleeves: National Stroke Awareness Month

  • Posted On May 9, 2016
  • Categorized In Awareness
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The mission of the National Stroke Association is “to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.”

  • They promote life-saving stroke information
  • They provide objective and credible information
  • They impact survivor empowerment and stroke community quality of life
  • They give voice to those denied their rights because of stroke

“May marks National Stroke Awareness Month and National Stroke Association took to the streets of Denver to ask passersby what they know about stroke.”

The findings can be seen here.

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: La Fetra Center

  • Posted On May 9, 2016
  • Categorized In Support
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Care4You is proud to have La Fetra Center in Glendora, CA as our Community Partner!

Under the oversight of the Community Services Department, the Human Services Division and the La Fetra Center provide programs, services, and activities for seniors, their families, and the community at large. While the focus of the Center is on mature adults aged 55+, most activities are open to adult residents and non-residents alike. Some programs, such as the Senior Café and Meals on Wheels programs, require a minimum age of 60 years old.

The Human Services Division strives to maximize the quality of life for older adults by providing programs that:

  • Promote dignity and self esteem
  • Foster independence
  • Facilitate social interaction
  • Dispel negative stereotypes about aging

Come take a look at La Fetra Center, here!