In this video, family members of past Caring House residents share their thoughts about the Caring House experience. Residents and families are the “stars” of our work. We’re proud to be part improving the end-of-life experience in America. We thank the Media Services Department of Torrance Memorial Medical Center for creating and donating this wonderful video experience(…)
Why 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(…)
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.
Respite assistance gives family caregivers relief from caregiving responsibilities and a chance to rest and recharge. It can be a great help to the person receiving care, and to the whole family. Caring House is now offering respite assistance. The details, The potential resident does not need to be in the last weeks of life, but(…)
Twelve healthcare professionals from Japan visited Caring House this month to learn how Caring House residents are treated with dignity at their end of life, and about the optimal environment and services for the last stage. The group was brought together by Millenia Holdings, Inc. Millenia has a 20-year-old service that provides educational programs on U.S. healthcare industry for Japanese medical(…)
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(…)
One of the wonderful things about being involved in the work of Caring House is getting to connect with many generous, caring people. Donna, a volunteer and one of those generous, caring people, stopped by on Monday (our first day for welcoming residents and families). She brought beautiful flowers and a yummy cake she’d made from scratch — fresh(…)
Karen Pearson, our resident care manager, recently met with more than 70 representatives of 22 care homes from across the nation. The occasion was the Third Annual Social Hospice Network Conference, held July 15-18, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Showing the strong growth of this movement, the attendance was more than double that of the 2014 event. “Social Hospice”(…)
Caring House board members Dan Hudson and Ed Long recently met with Dr. Ira Byock. Ira is a leading palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. More about Ira. Ira and Yvonne Corbeil are also donors to Caring House. The meeting took place at Ira’s office at the(…)
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(…)