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Series of Smarties classes starts May 8 at Torrance Memorial

Series of Smarties classes starts May 8 at Torrance Memorial

Advance Care Planning for Smarties is our popular five-part series on advance care planning. We cover how to select a best person to speak for you, advance directive documents, why even well-intentioned advance directives fail, figuring out and communicating your wishes, how to be an effective spokesperson for someone else, care lingo and California’s end(…)

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Video tour shows our house become a home

Video tour shows our house become a home

In this 2:27 video, you drop in from the sky to Caring House and our neighborhood. Once inside, you tour the house and rooms. Then you meet residents, staff and volunteers, and see our house become a home. You then soar away, before receiving a final energetic volunteer wave goodbye. We thank Carey Fujita of TheSouthBayDrones.com Aerial(…)

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Meet Jerry Hilborn

Meet Jerry Hilborn

Jerry Hilborn has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Jerry was born in Hollywood, CA, the eldest of three children of Frank and Elsie Hilborn. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Washington High School. He attended El Camino Junior College and UCLA, and earned enough credits but did not graduate.(…)

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Being Mortal free film screening April 27

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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Meet Ron Fechter

Meet Ron Fechter

Ronald Ray Fechter has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Ron was born in Hartley, Iowa, where he spent his early years living on a farm with his extended family. At age 8 or 9 he moved to San Diego with his mother and his older brother and sister. After high school in(…)

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Volunteers provide $127,769 gift

Volunteers provide $127,769 gift

Fifty-six Caring House volunteers teamed to give more than 5,400 hours of their time and energy in 2016. That’s more than 14.8 hours per day, seven days a week. In dollar terms, that’s a $127,769 combined gift in support of Caring House residents and loved ones (based on Independent Sector’s $23.56/hour value of volunteer time in 2015).(…)

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Longing for laundry love

Longing for laundry love

Whether it’s sheets, towels, pillow cases or our residents’ clothes — it’s amazing how often we use our large-capacity washer and dryer. We go through laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener, stain remover and dryer sheets like crazy. So we’ve inviting donations of  Liquid detergent, “HE” formula, original and unscented Bleach, unscented Liquid fabric softener, unscented Stain remover spray Dryer(…)

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Columnist Helen Dennis features Caring House

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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Hospice directory for the South Bay

Hospice directory for the South Bay

Looking for a nearby hospice service? We’ve created a free online hospice directory showing Medicare-certified hospices known to us to serve patients in or near our South Bay (Los Angeles County) area. We’ve noted whether they have served one or more residents at Caring House. Before helping residents, a hospice enters into a care coordination agreement(…)

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You ask, we answer – FAQs

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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Respite assistance now available

Respite assistance now available

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(…)

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Honor and Remember these twenty-two men and women

Honor and Remember these twenty-two men and women

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, we gathered to publicly honor and remember twenty-two men and women. These men and women are the residents our staff and volunteers had the privilege to serve during our first year. A pioneer is someone who is among the first to explore something. And they not only explore, they show the way(…)

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Meet Art Ochoa

Meet Art Ochoa

Arthur “Art” Ochoa has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Art was born in Durango, Mexico and at age two came with his family to Los Angeles. He’s the third of nine siblings born to Enrique and Maria Angela Ochoa, and family has always been a huge part of his life. Soon after arriving in Los Angeles(…)

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It’s our First Birthday!

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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Meet Ruben Leon

Meet Ruben Leon

Ruben Dario Leon has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Ruben was born and raised in Mexico City, one of the three children of Miguel and Sara Leon. His twin brother Miguel Angel died at age 2, from complications of dental work. His younger sister Leonora died in 2003. As a young(…)

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Looking for our Resident Care Manager Assistant

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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Meet Jose Urias

Meet Jose Urias

Jose Bautista Urias has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Jose and his sister Martha are the two children of Jose and Martha Urias. He was born in Mexico and grew up in Compton, and has lived in Lakewood, Long Beach and Torrance, CA. He attended Compton High School. First receiving his Bachelors degree(…)

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Meet Wanda Abati

Meet Wanda Abati

Wanda M. Layton Abati has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored. Wanda was born and raised in Wilmington, CA, living in a house built by her father and grandfather. She was the eldest of three siblings, and graduated from Phineas Banning High School in 1941. After graduating she started work at Fort(…)

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Our wonderful 2016 donors

Our wonderful 2016 donors

We thank our 2016 donors, listed below. Please check to see if we got your name right. And let us know if there’s a glitch using our handy contact form. With 400+ donors, chances are we’ve messed up someplace. Together we’re doing something wonderful for our community. Donors – Individuals and Families Gerry & Joyce Amarel, Jimi Andersen,(…)

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