Japanese healthcare professionals learn from Caring House

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 professionals, students, medical/pharmaceutical/senior related businesses and government entities. Millenia programs consist of both lectures and visiting facilities based on clients’ objectives.

The twelve professionals in this group included healthcare administrators, social workers, CNAs, Senior Care Facility workers and a durable medical equipment company owner. Three Millenia representatives and interpreters organized and led the group.

Lectures and discussions were held at our neighboring First Christian Church of Torrance and covered

      • A service overview, who works at Caring House
      • Philosophy of our home, how the home got started and evolved
      • Funding
      • Requirements to live at Caring House
      • Training of staff and volunteers
      • Support to residents and their family collaboration with the community

Karen Hlavaty-Pearson (our resident care manager) led the discussion and Ellen Gorbunoff (board member) led smaller group tours of Caring House, assisted by Tracy Barna (caregiver).

We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to share the Caring House model and learning, and pay it forward internationally.