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NOTICE: Relocating Seniors Due to Ventura County Fires

The CCLD is updating the list of facilities currently accepting seniors and other residents on their website. Here is a quick list of contacts below from their website.

Live Google Maps link of road closures and areas affected by the Woolsey and West Hills Fires.

*****Ventura County – Ventura Complex Fire Information*****

As of November 9, 2018, there are fires developing in Southern California in the Ventura County area. If you are relocating your residents, please contact your Regional Office to provide information about where you are relocating to and provide your census.

Adult and Senior Care – Woodland Hills Regional Office – (818) 596-4334 or e-mail to CCLASCPWoodlandHillsRO@dss.ca.gov

Woodland Hills Desk Duty – (818) 596-4494

Below is a list of evacuated Adult and Senior Care facilities and the location of the residents updated as of 11/10/18 at 10:00 am.  This information is provide to assist you with locating your family or loved ones:

Title Telephone Operational Status Evacuation Status Comments
A Nurturing Touch 818-889-8025 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 5 residents relocated, site TBD
Applegate @ Dorado 805-207-7791 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 3 residents were picked up by family members and the 3 remaining residents were transported to sister facility- Sirius.
Atria Grand Oaks 805-370-5400 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 85 residents at San Dimas facility; 13 residents at Atria Hillcrest.
Belmont Village Thousand Oaks 805-496-9301 Non-Operational Short Term Partially Evacuated Relocation location TBD
Berkshire Elder Care 805-732-3810 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 4 residents relocated to private residence, 1 resident relocated to Simi Hospital
Brighter Tomorrows 805-383-3669 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 11 residents evacuated to Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme.
Carmel Home 805-544-5332 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 3 residents evacuated to Casa Davita: 879 Meinecke San Luis Obispo 805.544.5332
Creative Care, Inc. 310-589-9834 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 6 residents relocated to a residence in Pacific Palisades 90272.
Gerald Home Care 818-219-5998 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 4 residents evacuated to Happy Home Care 2 (RCFE), 1273 Sheffield Place, Thousand Oaks.
Happy Home Care Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 5 residents relocated to Happy Home #2
House Of Transition 805-437-2903 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 12 residents evacuated to the Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme.
Leisure Living 818-879-9900 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Leisure Living 818-426-0099 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Leisure Living Inc 818-879-9934 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Leisure Living Inc. 818-879-9944 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Leisure Living Inc. 818-879-9988 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 27 residents relocated to Taft High School, in the gym. 3 residents evacuated with family members.
Mountain View Residential Care 805-498-2743 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 4 residents evacuated to Royal Oak Home (RCFE).
S.A.I.L.S. LA LOMA 818-357-3547 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 4 residents relocated to hotel in Simi Valley
Simi Valley Residential Care VI 805-217-5284 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 5 residents relocated to Autumn Manor #3, 2747 Atherwood Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065
1 resident evacuated to home with family at private residence.
Starship 805-383-3669 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 7 residents evacuated to the Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme.
Stonehenge 805-383-3669 Non-Operational Short Term Fully Evacuated 15 residents evacuated to the Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme.
Thousand Oaks Royale 805-495-4657 Operational With Impacts Partially Evacuated 27 residents left with family members. 25 residents remaining waiting for family members to pick up. Facility still has electricity and has a back up generator
if necessary.

Below is a link with facilities that have indicated they have beds available. Please work with the contact on the list to see to see if their availability is appropriate for your residents.

CALA bed availability for Butte County and Ventura County

The most expensive bed you’ll ever sleep in.

At $549/night, you’re not really sure what you’re getting in a nursing home.new orange hills, orange county

Without even checking medical records, the admissions lady casually blurts this luxury nightly rate to a troubled family concerned about the placement of their retired male. She continues gabbing about the long list of amenties throughout the hallways of an old, burgundy geometric carpet that’s been downtrodden by heavy wheels and chairs, while grief-stricken family members follow quietly in their first nursing home tour. The smells of human excess, the drab beige of a not-so-new medical building, and the many contorted faces sitting covered in blankets in the halls. Loud beeps and whizzes of respirators create a false excitement in the aisles, but the faces are ambivalent. A shy glance into a wide doorway reveals 3 residents on twin-size beds separated each by a thin cloth hung from the ceiling curtain matching the blue triangle-speckled hospital gowns. This is the last 20 years of your life in America’s healthcare, but how do most people get here?

  • LITTLE TO NO FAMILY SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL NEEDS

    Either your medication list outnumbers your toes and fingers twofold, or you’re unable to eat/poo/pee on your own due to your condition. The rate above was quoted to cover bedside care 24/7, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medication assistance, all food/meals and some hospital transport. As most nursing homes are near capacity from hospital discharges, most families need a week or two head-start to scope potential places to rest their loved one and reserve a bed in advance.  Aging in place by home health aides or home care are nearly impossible to afford through Medicare, especially when most octogenarians require 24-hour care. For an aide paid at $19/hour, most siblings work too far to care for mom or dad at home, nor can most families afford this weekly expense usually reserved for the higher earning families or those with flexible schedules. Shopping for a nursing home can be a lot like shopping for a home, where the highest bidder wins.

  • HEALTH & MEDICAL INSURANCE ISN’T WHAT YOU THINK

    Nursing home care requires a high level of care which comes with a fixed rate of reimbursement by insurance carriers. Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s most respected and wide-reaching health plans, only has 4 skilled nursing facilities listed as in-network in Orange County, California, where there are a 74 total nursing homes registered with the State. This patient mentioned above was only approved for the 1 of the 4 facility pictured below based on the level of care, meaning the family had 1 choice of the 74 facilities that could accept them.  So, while you’re paying your health insurance premiums every paycheck, remember that most large health plans do not include long-term care coverage. If your health deduction was $500 per month, you’ll need to add $549 per month just for skilled nursing care alone.KP nursing home referrals

  • (NO) SAVINGS OR CASH

    Most people (or 38% of Americans these days), even at a healthy retirement age of 65, have less than $50k total saved for more than a decade of retirement. Let’s do the math, shall we?

At $549 per night…

x 30 days = $16,470 cost per month

x 365 days = $200,385 cost per year

x 835 days, average length stay : $458,415

This means for most of Americans their entire retirement savings will not cover nearly 80% of over 2 years in a nursing home. So then, how does this 6-figure expense get paid?

  • SOCIAL WORKERS – YOUR SENIOR CARE BAILOUT SPECIALISTS

Consider these paper-laden, compassionate administratives your saviors from an unkind situation. Medi-Cal, Medicaid, Medicare and other social welfare programs are easily made available to the majority of Americans who cannot afford the overwhelming expenses of their seniorhood. Armed with the prowess of an uncertified financial planner, the tenacity to help unidentified emergency room patients in midnight hours, and the patience of a tortoise to withstand the seasonal timings of the CMS billing systems, these individuals can provide a road map for families to navigate the complexity of medical orders combined with the subsidized amounts offered by government. Social workers know both hospital and various payor networks, as well as the reimbursement rates for assigned treatment plans. Their relationship with admissions staff at different locations, whether by favor of donuts or contracted as an employer, is likely the primary driver of how any family ends up choosing a facility. If one finds themselves at the mercy of a government payment program, be sure to ask about policies like estate recovery for Medi-Cal if you’re forced to sell real estate or deal with probate court upon death.

Prevent sticker shock and do the homework decades before you are a few cents short for a life-threatening decision. If you’re lucky to have all expenses taken care of by your own private pay, you’re tiers above your peers. You can also find a trustworthy life insurance representative who can help you navigate to a financially secure portfolio to greatly alter the outcome of your longest days of care. Check out Genworth’s Cost Calculator here if you’re curious about different kinds of senior care, or want to learn some interesting baby boomer statistics for some perspective.

Whether it’s your first time or a recent experience with a nursing home yourself, let us know how you first dealt with this healthcare setting and funded your high costs. Or, if you’re currently searching for a skilled nursing facility in Orange County, message us in the Contact form and we’ll refer you to several county and community resources.

 

How to communicate (in-person) to an aging audience

Recently my client wrote this article on how she interviews the silver generation. In any assessment with a client or potential patient, you often end up listening more than you do speaking to get the information you need from an individual possibly near dementia or consistent confusion. Read consumer-focused article on: How to interview…on Pages to the Past.

Consider your subject is placed in a setting, whether it be a home or office. Are they comfortable, and receptive for the duration of your discussion? Is their condition, ailment, or disease a potential barrier to your interview? Here are some considerations first to account for his or her medical or health needs:

  • vision and focus, to look at you when speaking
  • ambulatory status, sitting up and down in a chair
  • weight-bearing, can the person stand-sit-lay if a presentation is required
  • dexterity, if required to write
  • attention-span, if the elder can maintain conversation for more than several minuts at a time, or 20.

What other considerations would you add? We’d love to hear what people in the industry are doing to successfully communicate with those receiving treatment. If you check-in clients, conduct assessments, patient interviews, conduct medical research studies, share your expertise below in the comments.

The White House is getting into financial planning. National Social Security Week is July 19-25

Dear Colleague:

July 1925, 2015 is National my Social Security Week. Now in its second year, this campaign aims to educate workers about the importance of planning thoughtfully for life events—starting with creating a secure my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

Throughout this week, we ask that you share our retirement planning and other messages with your members, employees, and the public by taking advantage of our 2015 my Social Security toolkit atwww.socialsecurity.gov/thirdparty.  Here you will discover a wealth of materials that you can begin using now to support the campaign. The toolkit includes eye-catching web banners and publication-ready content for internal and external web pages, blogs, newsletter articles, social media, and email blasts.

Creating a my Social Security account helps workers plan for their future and the future of their families by giving them convenient access to their own personalized Social Security Statement. TheStatement provides estimates of future retirement benefits at age 62, full retirement age, and age 70. It also lets workers verify the earnings information we have for them. This is important because future benefits depend on earnings.

On average, Social Security replaces just 40 percent of pre-retirement income. Yet only about half of American workers say they are contributing to a workplace retirement plan. We need your support to help workers understand that they will require other sources of retirement income in addition to Social Security, and that it’s never too early (or too late) to start thinking ahead.

Besides retirement, with a my Social Security account, you can also get estimates of future disability and survivor benefits you or your family may be eligible to receive. For those already receiving benefits, a my Social Security can be used to get benefit verification letters, change an  address and phone number, and start or update direct deposit information.

In addition, we welcome invitations to assist workers with creating a my Social Security account at your location, whether as part of another activity, such as a conference or annual meeting, or as a standalone event. To explore this possibility, please contact us at oea.net.post@ssa.gov.

To hear more about my Social Security from Social Security’s Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, visit us at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loBsUPMFYfs.

Thank you for sharing our materials and helping us to make this vital campaign a success!

Sincerely,

  1. Jioni Palmer
    Associate Commissioner for External Affairs
    (T) 410-965-1804
    (E) Jioni.Palmer@ssa.gov

National my Social Security Week is July 1925, 2015. Visit  http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/materials.html to learn how you can support us and make our campaign a success!

Plan for your “Someday”. Create your own my Social Security account today at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

Follow @SSAOutreach on Twitter and stay connected with Social Security:

Need health coverage or know someone that does, visit www.healthcare.gov.

Buddy System Newsletter: Week 1 – 2 Upcoming July Events, Vendor Opportunities and Job Openings

The following events/listings are for professionals who work with Seniors or in the Senior/Healthcare industry in Southern California.

*On Tuesday, July 14th The Buddy System (Southwest Riverside) presents a special networking lunch featuring a panel discussion of Social Services Directors from various Skilled Nursing Facilities. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear and discuss the issues of marketing and referrals.

We’re meeting at the new Parkside Mansion on 2789 Rafferty Rd. in Hemet, 92545 from 11:30 – 1:30. Due to the expected turnout make sure you reserve your seat and are not shut out. RSVP to julie.ablanida@yahoo.com

Our panelists to date:

• Jenna D. Snowball, Director of Social Services of Highland Care Center of Redlands

• Marisa Reese, Director of Social Services of LifeHOUSE Vista Healthcare Center

• Monica Porras, Social Services Director for Ontario Grove Healthcare & Wellness Centre

•Shelly Johnson, Social Services Director with Vista Cove Care Center at Rialto

Panelists are subject to be changed or added.

*The Buddy System (Orange County) is on Wednesday, July 15th at Kirkwood Orange located on 1525 E. Taft Avenue in Orange, 92866 from 11:30 – 1:00. RSVP to Melanie.Aaron@thebegroup.org or call 714-282-1409

Join us for a summer barbecue with networking, food and fun.

Menu:

•BBQ Chicken Sandwich with cheddar cheese and bacon
•Pork Tenderloin
•Gourmet Burger with onion rings, mushrooms, and blue cheese crumbles
•Bourbon Baked Beans
•Potato Salad
•Strawberry Shortcake

All The Buddy System events are free. Don’t forget to bring your business cards and marketing materials to our meetings and door prizes are always appreciated.

Remember, the best way to spread the word about your business is through strong networking.
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Vendor Opportunities:

*Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter Walks for 2015

Opening Ceremonies this year begin at 8:30 and the Walk begins at 9:00

• Laguna Niguel Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday October 24th at Laguna Niguel Regional Park on 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, 92677

• Huntington Beach Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday November 7th on 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, 92648

• Anaheim Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday November 14th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on
2000 East Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 92806

For more information on vendor opportunities or forming a walk team e-mail dblair@alz.org
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*26th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
Friday, October 2nd
Irvine Marriott Hotel
7:00 – 5:00

Hosted by the UCI MIND Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter. Recent studies have revealed new understanding of age-related brain changes, as well as lifestyle factors related to sleep, exercise and nutrition that may delay or prevent these changes!

An audience of over 500 professionals and families is expected. Contact Kari Walker for sponsorship opportunities atkwalker@alz.org or 949-757-3724
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Upcoming Networking Events, Meetings and Classes:

(These listings are presented as a service to the Healthcare community. Events are subject to be changed or canceled. Please RSVP to verify date and time.)

—————  Monday, July 6th —————-

*Coordinating Council
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Basement Conference Room #1)
8:30 – 9:45

Speaker: Clement Pepe on Mastering the Art of Time Management

Clement Pepe, is a Success Coach, who for over 23 years has been coaching and teaching Business owners and sales people how to be more effective in all aspects of life, both business and personal.
Clement is a published author, a motivational speaker, a sales trainer, a seminar leader and a teacher of “how to” get what you want, and “how to” enjoy the process of life.

No RSVP required. We look forward to seeing you.
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—————-  Tuesday July 7th —————-

*Serving Seniors Networking Breakfast
Cypress Court
1255 North Broadway
Escondido, 92026
RSVP: patti.phillips57@gmail.com
7:15 – 9:00

$20.00 per person
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*SFV MAPS (Marketing & Admissions Professionals for Seniors)
Brookdale Chatsworth
20801 Devonshire St.
RSVP: 818-341-2552 or Melanie.Rivera@brookdale.com
Chatsworth, 91311
8:00 – 10:00

Presents: “The 5 Most Dangerous Symptoms..and what you can do to avoid them”

$10 Donation at the door
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—————-  Wednesday, July 8th —————-

*T.O.P.S. (Team of Older Persons Services)
Sunrise Senior Living, Beverly Hills
201 N. Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, 90210
8:00-10:00
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Job openings:

*Community Relations Advisory – A Place for Mom – San Fernando Valley

Description:
The Community Relations Advisor is an outside sales role, responsible for creating and executing a plan for market growth that supports revenue objectives for APFM by increasing our professional referral partners and delighting existing professional referral partner relationships.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to;
•Arrange appointments and call activity with Social Workers, Case Managers and Community Partners and other healthcare professionals as directed to increase new incremental professional referrals and nurture existing relationships to continue organic growth in target market. These may be pre-arranged appointments or cold calls.
•Build trusting strong relationships that will encourage direct referrals by; Developing professional APFM presence in the market and educating professionals on our value, process and best practices
•Conduct frequent partner communication and visits to improve the results of our partnerships, improve ongoing relationships, and support the generation of professional referrals.
•Maintains relationships with customers by providing support, information and  guidance that will lead to increased number of referrals
•Achieve or exceed quota quarterly and annually
•Developing strategies for increasing opportunities to meet and talk to the professionals that will drive your business.
•Manage and nurture relationships to be the “go to” source of information and resources.
•Pipeline management: manage lead pipeline on daily basis and accurately record activity and information in CRM.

Required Skills and Competencies
•3+ years business development or relationship sales experience in a quota or metrics driven environment: demonstrated history of success in outside sales role, focused on healthcare or senior services preferred.
•Proven ability to maintain quality relationships with a large number of professional referral sources.
•Strong networking skills.
•Strong customer relations skills
•Ability to travel from time to time outside of local region, for occasional regional or national meeting

For more information contact John Young: johny@aplaceformom.com
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*Memory Care Coordinator for Renaissance Village in Moreno Valley

Key responsibilities include:
 Supervising other staff associates while on duty, and providing training and coaching
in all aspects of the Memory Care Program
 Designs a creative and exciting life enrichment program to meet the individual needs
and interests of the residents.
 Participates in the pre admission screening of prospective new residents as assigned
by supervisor.
 Participates in the review of individual resident’s service plans and completes program
documentation as required.
 Communicates positively with residents, families, and community professionals
regarding the memory care program and its benefits.
 Reports changes in residents’ overall health to the nurse, including changes in
behavior; takes actions to address concerns in a timely manner.

Experience:
 One or more years of experience working with the elderly. Knowledge and experience
working with memory impaired residents and their families is highly desirable.
 Professional or volunteer related experience with memory impairment groups helpful.
 High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
 Hold a certificate as an activity professional
 One year of experience supervising others to include: setting performance expectations,
coaching, motivating, promoting collaboration and teamwork, promoting company
culture, managing change, providing performance feedback, delegating effectively,
resolving conflicts, etc.

For more information contact malona@rvseniorliving.com
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*Full Time – SCAN Temporary TeleSales Rep

Requirements:

-Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience.

-2+ years of experience in telemarketing or healthcare related field.

-Excellent communication and time management skills.

-Proven sales and customer service skills.

External Description:

-Assess health plan needs of prospective members, verify Medicare / Medi-Cal/AZ eligibility, and facilitate telephonic enrollment. Schedule sales appointments (in home / meeting) as needed.

-Facilitate Telephonic enrollment(s) by presenting benefit information over the phone, mailing appropriate enrollment information to prospects and assisting prospects with completing the enrollment process.

-Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of Medicare, Medi-Cal/AZ and SCAN benefits by successfully completing National Sales Certification, Sales Orientation Training, Medi-Cal/AZ Certification training other department or company training modules as required.

-Support Field Sales Representatives by assigning in-home appointments and setting meeting rsvp’s at sales presentations or other sales events.

Send your résumé to jvictor@scanhealthplan.com
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If you have an upcoming meeting, networking event, health fair or job opening please send it to me and I will try to post it in future e-mails. Unfortunately, due to the number of events received and with space limitations, not everything can be listed. Please send your information at least 2 weeks before the event. If you have any questions please call or e-mail me.

Thank you,
Buddy Liberman
Cell: 310-986-5256
kohonah@aol.com

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/buddy-liberman/6/962/940
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White House Conference on Aging Webcast: Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit

WEBCAST: Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit

Date: June 30, 2015

Time: 1:25 – 2:25 p.m. PCT

Click here to view the webcast

Event Agenda:

2015 White House Conference on Aging Update & Investing in the Silver Economy

1:25 – 1:30 p.m. PCT

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these key programs as well as to look ahead to the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans for the next decade.

Introduction: Jeff Maltz, CEO, SilverRide

Speaker: Nora Super, Executive Director, White House Conference on Aging

What Are Your Investing Priorities?

1:30 – 2:25 p.m. PCT

Business Plan Competition judges will talk about what trends will dominate the market in the coming year and where smart investors are putting their money.

Moderator: Heather Somerville, Business & Technology Reporter, San Jose Mercury News

Panel of Judges:

  • Lynne Chou, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • John Hopper, Managing Director, Link-age Ventures, Inc.
  • Scott Smith, Founder & Managing Partner, Viant Group
  • Gavin Teo, Principal, Comcast Ventures
  • Jeff Lee, Principal, DCM Ventures
  • Jim Murphy, Vice President, UnitedHealthcare
  • Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Synepta Group, Inc.
  • Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP

Click here to view the webcast.

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