Progress Reports

Columnist Helen Dennis features Caring House

Syndicated columnist Helen Dennis has featured Caring House in her popular Successful Aging column. Helen is a nationally-recognized leader and sought-after speaker on issues of aging and the new retirement. Helen spent two hours recently at Caring House for a tour and discussion. The article she wrote after her visit gives an excellent sense of the mission and approach(…)

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It’s our First Birthday!

On February 19, 2016 we welcomed our first resident and family. That’s the date that we started performing our mission to bring peace, comfort and support to men and women at the ends of their lives. So February 19, 2017 is the First Birthday of Caring House. Hundreds of volunteers, donors and other supporters from our(…)

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Looking for our Resident Care Manager Assistant

We are looking for a capable and compassionate Resident Care Manager Assistant for our six-bedroom home dedicated to end-of-life care. This person will assist our Resident Care Manager with the daily resident care operations of Caring House, including quality of care, admission of residents, care personnel, budget, and overall care-related administration. This is a part-time position (average 20(…)

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Annual Report for 2016 now available

You can read our first-ever formal Annual Report online now. It tells about what hundreds of volunteers, donors and other supporters have come to together to create. It honors our residents, and shares the story of one of them (John Ramos, see photo). It shares financial information and much more. Here’s the transmittal message from the Report:(…)

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Looking for additional capable and compassionate Caregivers

We are looking for capable and compassionate Caregivers for our six-bedroom home dedicated to end-of-life care. This rewarding position will focus on providing an environment of warmth, safety and security for our residents and support for their families during this special time. You will be working side-by-side with residents’ visiting medical teams as well as(…)

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Visitors from Visalia tap into Caring House experience

A community-minded group of volunteers is working hard to create a home like Caring House for Visalia, CA. Seven leaders from the group came to Caring House this week for a tour and sharing of information and experience. We spent several hours talking about staffing, volunteer management, licensing, home renovation, business models, operating costs and(…)

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Summer appeal shares news and thanks

Together we’re building something wonderful. Here are a couple of peeks at the letter we just mailed to donors and volunteers for whom we have current mailing addresses. Caring House is the first non-medical home in Los Angeles County totally focused on end-of-life care. We welcomed our first residents and families in February. If you’ve donated or volunteered(…)

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Update #4 – Landscaping by Mother’s Day

Yesterday we did our final walk-through with our landscaper. After a few adjustments today, we’ll have finished installing our plants, walkways and sitting areas. We’ve started with smaller plants, for budget reasons. We look forward to watching them grow. Landscaper Don (LA Forest Landscaping, see funky logo below) has provided detailed advice on trimming, watering, fertilizing and otherwise maintaining(…)

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Update #3 – Landscaping by Mother’s Day

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and our project is moving along nicely. This week, our landscaping contractor (La Forest Landscaping) finished the pavers and started to install our plantings front and back. Below left you see the new front walkway, with many of the plants in place. At fight you see the new sitting area near the front door,(…)

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Update #2 – Landscaping by Mother’s Day

Progress Report Thanks to generous donors we’ve raised the full amount of our $15,000 project budget. Our landscaping contractor (La Forest Landscaping) is working away. This week they did much of the work on the pavers for our walkways and sitting areas (see photos). Next week they’ll finish off the irrigation system and install our plantings(…)

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