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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>

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Blood Drive Thank you!

FROM ALL OF US, FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT….THANK YOU!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Care4You In Home Care and Silverado Memory Care Community

Sponsor First Annual Community Blood Drive to Benefit City of Hope Cancer Patients

San Dimas, CA May 25, 2017 – “Care4You In Home Care in San Dimas, in partnership with Silverado Memory Care Community in Azusa, sponsored their first annual blood drive on Thursday, May 25 in support of City of Hope, a comprehensive cancer center located in the city of Duarte. Community members, including companies and organizations that provide services to seniors in the local area, showed their support to City of Hope by donating blood. The blood drive was a huge success, bringing in over 50 donors and helped meet the needs of City of Hope’s patients. Most City of Hope patients are being treated for cancer and rely on frequent transfusions of blood and platelets. Every month, more than 3,000 blood transfusions are given at City of Hope. City of Hope’s community partners, including Care4You In Home Care and Silverado Memory Care Community, are critical to the hospital’s collection efforts. This blood drive will become an annual event in order to continue the mission of saving lives.” A little of your time could mean a lifetime to another. For more information on donating blood or hosting a blood drive, contact City of Hope’s Blood Donor/Apheresis Center at 626-218-7171, or email info@iDonateBlood4Hope.org. For senior homecare, contact Care4You at 909-599-0555 or visit care4youathome.com. For memory care, call Silverado at 626-253-6749 or visit silverado.com/silverado-locations/california/azusa/sierra-vista

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Blood Drive at Care4You San Dimas

Did you know that donating blood can be beneficial to the receiver and the giver?

5 Impressive Benefits of Blood Donations:

Hemochromatosis

Anti-cancer Benefits

Healthy Heart and Liver

Weight Loss

New Blood Cells

Read about the benefits and more here>

Come join us at Care4You in San Dimas, along with the Silverado Memory Care Community as we partner with the City of Hope in giving the gift so many people need..

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Lilacs & Greensleeves: National Stroke Awareness Month

  • Posted On May 4, 2017
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May is National Stroke Awareness Month!

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.”

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Lilacs & Greensleeves: Sonia Schupbach, Director

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Sonia Schupbach, Director of ‘The Glendora After Stroke Program.’

Care4You is honored to have Sonia Schupbach as our Professional in the Spotlight!!

The after stroke support program is a warm and welcoming place that provides weekly programs and services for stroke survivors and their families. This no fee program has been meeting on Wednesdays for over 30 years!

Thank you Sonia for your wonderful dedication and service to the community! You are so appreciated!

See the details of the May 2016 events here>

Visit the Glendora After Stroke Program here>

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Glendora After Stroke Program

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The Glendora After Stroke Program Care4You is honored to have The Glendora After Stroke Program as our Community Partner. We are so thankful for everything you are doing to help stroke survivors and their families in the community!

Meetings are held on Wednesdays at the La Fetra Senior Center in Glendora, California. The program is sponsored by the city of Glendora, CA. and by donations and fundraising.

They provide the stroke survivors and their families an opportunity to share their concerns with other group members who are facing similar issues.

They encourage stroke survivors and their families to discover and develop skills that allow them to cope with their new roles in the family and community.

They provide information to the stroke survivors and their families about current stroke innovations and available resources.

They provide support groups, education, entertainment and field trips.

Visit the Glendora After Stroke Program’s website here>

 

Lilacs and Greensleeves: EZ Living and Swing N Country

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Care4You is honored to have EZ Living and Swing N Country as our Community Partners! Katie and John, what a testimony you both are in your endeavor to reach out to the public, to assist when needed and to touch lives with your love of the dance!

“EZ Living is the private practice of Katie Gundersen, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist. And Swing N Country is the dance teaching business operated by Katie and her husband, John Watson. These two businesses often go hand in hand by helping local citizens in and near Monrovia maintain their independence and zest for living. Katie, and her husband John, met while on a competition Country dance team. Soon after they married, they began teaching dance together under the name of Swing N Country.

Aside from their group classes held at the Monrovia Community Center, they also offer private lessons in their home studio. They teach American Social Ballroom dances (Fox Trot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Night Club Two Step, both East and West Coast Swing.) And they still love to teach Country Two Step and the old tried and true Country Line Dances. They work with engaged couples on their ‘first dance,’ and have often worked with ‘father/daughter’ as well as the entire bridal party.

They know because of Katie’s Occupational Therapy background, they have been successful teaching many people who were ready to ‘give up’ when they struggled trying to learn to dance. One of their 90 year young students says, “If it wasn’t for dance, I’d be gone by now.”

So check out their website at Swing N Country Monrovia here>

Contact them at 626 359-1055. Or send them a message at Katie@johnnkatiedance.com.

“Life is too short not to enjoy it to the best of your ability. EZ Living and Swing N Country will help you stay young, functional, and enjoying life ‘to its fullest.’”

 

Lilacs and Greensleeves: Katie Gundersen, MS, OTR/L

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Care4You is proud to have Katie Gundersen as our Professional in the Spotlight. Thank you Katie for all that you do for the community, especially for our Seniors!

KATIE GUNDERSEN, MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

“As a California licensed Occupational therapist, Katie knows the importance of managing daily occupations, those activities that give meaning to our lives.

Stumbling blocks, both big and small, can interfere with our quality of life. It might be nothing more than a little ache or pain, or something as major as surgery or other issues of aging including memory problems, confusion, poor mobility, compromised safety that get in the way of comfortable daily activity.

Working through her business called EZ Living, Katie goes to her clients and helps them problem solve through those pesky daily problems like how to get up from a bed that is too low, or how to manage the shower safely by adding grab bars, shower chairs, and tools that help to make daily skills safer and easier.

As a master clinician, she teaches her clients how to meet their daily living goals safely and with ease. She has access to companies that specialize in providing adaptive tools, can help her clients acquire them, and teaches her clients how to use them correctly.

Katie recognized, over 15 years ago, the need for her clinical involvement in her local community. She has kept her fees low in order to be able to provide in-home instruction and guidance at an affordable level.”

She can be reached at 626 359-1055 for initial contact and to set up an appointment for further consultation or send her a message at Katie@johnnkatiedance.com.