Q&A

How to change my health proxy?

Question: Christine asked us online “How to change my health proxy?” Answer: Christine, we’re assuming that you are asking how to change the person you’ve named to make care decisions for you if you become incapacitated. In California we refer to that person as an “agent.” Other states (including New York) refer to that person as a(…)

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Being Mortal free film screening April 27

You’re invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal.” This event is a program of Torrance Memorial Medical Center presented in partnership with Caring House. You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and(…)

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You ask, we answer – FAQs

Find answers to the questions people ask us about Caring House services. Fast. We’ve just added a handy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. Take a look. And if you have a resident- or admission-related questions not answered there, let us know. It’s even easy to remember, yourcaringhouse.org/faqs. You ask, we answer.

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Naming Test #4 — Advance Care Planning

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at yourcaringhouse.org/resources. Step #1 Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve(…)

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Naming Test #3 — Advance Care Planning

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at yourcaringhouse.org/resources. Step #1 Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve(…)

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Advance Care Planning Naming Test #2

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at yourcaringhouse.org/resources. Step #1 Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve(…)

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Advance Care Planning Naming Test #1

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at yourcaringhouse.org/resources. Step #1 Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself. To help you select, we’ve(…)

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Advance Directive Wallet Cards now available

Question: In a health emergency, how will the medical team know who is authorized to speak for you? Answer: They’ll find your Advance Directive Wallet Card. You’ve filled it out and kept it in your wallet with your driver’s license or other identification card. Background You’ve done your Advance Directive and named others to speak for you. But(…)

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Happy Birthday to Caring House??

Can an organization or anyone celebrate two birthdays? Can you have your cake and eat it twice? Or should you have to choose just one date? Here’s why we ask. ♥ Corporations are “born” on the day their articles of incorporation are filed with the Secretary of State. Caring House is a corporation. Incorporating was one of(…)

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Tour shows and tells

We had a chance on Monday to show off the great progress in the renovation work. And talk about how Caring House will serve our South Bay community (see FAQ example below). Pat Furey (Torrance Mayor), Mark Waronek (Lomita Councilperson) and Donna Duperron (Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce CEO) joined Dave Buchholz (our general contractor), Tara Bauer(…)

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