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May

Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment – May 9, 2020

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262.
– REPORT that the coronavirus is very susceptible to HEAT. Coronavirus is very unstable.
– REPORT on “herd immunity” and that impact. A vaccine is the best answer.
– DISCUSSION of the proposed new app for your phone to track if you are or have been near someone w/ coronavirus. Used in South Korea.
– REPORT that llamas possibly have something in their blood that is immune to COVID-19. We have sheep and cow immunities that we use for various vaccines.
– DISCUSSION of the 14 mutations of coronavirus. Only a SINGLE coronavirus left China.
– REPORT that we are learning things we thought were true that we now know are not accurate.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

Senior Moment Segment – May 9, 2020

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 1 – Senior Moment Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

BROOKDALE MIRAGE INN w/ Kurt Suminski, Clare Bridge/Memory Co-ordinator 72750 Country Club Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA., 92270.
– DISCUSSION of the Three levels @ Brookdale care provides: 1.) Independent Living 2). Assisted Living and 3.) Memory Care/Alzheimer’s/Dementia (Clare Bridge). All are to “shelter-in-place”.
– DISCUSSION of how “SECURE” the residents feel. NO CASES of any kind. Brookdale is a CLEAN facility, w/ NO cases of COVID-19.
– REPORT on how the staff and deliveries are handled. Deliveries are made outside and then sanitized when brought inside. All staff is checked upon entering.
– REPORT that residents have “social distancing” for bingo etc.
– DISCUSSION that some activities are reduced to conform w/ social distancing. REPORT that the residents call-in their meal service and the meals are delivered to each resident’s room. Residents are sitting in their doorways and carrying on conversations w/ other diners in theirs.
– REPORT that Ashley has a MOBILE COCKTAIL cart.
– DISCUSSION of the mental impact of residents who cannot leave their rooms in Clare Bridge.
– VACANCIES are available. Potential residents/families can call and have a “virtual tour” to see the facility. Can do a “porch patio” conversational visit.
– REPORT that any new residents who move in will have the 14-day quarantine that is in place for the whole country.
www.brookdale.com
(760) 346-7772)

Kurt

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – May 9, 2020

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 2 – cont. “Senior Moment” Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

DEMENTIA HELP CENTER w/ Kae Hammond re: President & Founder; 495 Town Center Way, 44 Ste., B, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– DISCUSSION of folks suffering from a great sense of isolation in these times. Can’t leave their room/apartment and DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THAT IS.
– DISCUSSION that Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients really decline w/ the lack of interaction and the change in their routine THAT THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
– REPORT on the exceptional Teepa Snow Webinar. www.relias.com/resource/living-with-dementia-during-the-covid-19-pandemic?aliId=1
– REPORT on the conversations she is having w/ Congressman Ruiz (760) 424-8888 and Supervisor Perez (760) 863-8211 to hopefully allow patients to venture out of their rooms w/ intelligent distancing in place.
– EXAMPLE on how to talk to your patient. RECOMMEND getting in the car and taking a drive etc.,
– Caregivers can call for support and coaching to combat the loneliness and isolation. Also, via Zoom. Call Kae anytime.
www.dementiahelpcenter.com
(760) 636-6355)

Kae

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – May 9, 2020

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Hour 2 Seg 3 – cont. “Senior Moment” Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

FOREST LAWN w/ Larry Davis re: 69855 E. Ramon Rd., Cathedral City, CA. 92234.
– REPORT on how funerals are being conducted now, virtually. Forest Lawn is considered an essential service.
– DISCUSSION that Forest Lawn has ALWAYS practiced “Universal Precautions” w/ remains. Virus doesn’t last long on a deceased person or a body in a casket.
– REPORT that @ this point in time only 10 folks can be in the Chapel @ a time for a funeral service, MUST be family members and can’t gather outside. Names have to be provided to Forest Lawn by the family. Planning meetings for services are thru Skype and/or Zoom, etc.
– REPORT that folks may not GO INTO the cemetery for burial but Forest Lawn can stream/film the interment for the family.
– DISCUSSION of the changes in the emotions and anxiety for families who can’t grieve together now.
– DISCUSSION that Forest Lawn is doing DocuSign to handle the documents electronically.
– REPORT on the change in the grieving process. Worst thing is that we can’t hug and console each other.
– DISCUSSION of the ever present need to plan your final services especially w/ all the new restrictions.
www.forestlawn.com
(760) 328-3112)

Larry

Neuro Vitality Center Segment – May 9, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – Neuro Vitality Center Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

NEURO VITALITY CENTER w/ Bev Greer Ex., Dir., re: 2800 E. Alejo Rd., Palm Springs, CA.
– REPORT that NVC is closed until further notice.
– REPORT that the needs of her clients continue nonetheless.
– REPORT that NVC will supple a tablet etc. to someone “sheltering in place” @ home.
– Services for Alheimers, dementia, strokes, TBI, Parkinson, MS, diabetes, heart issues, emotional issues, COPD.
– REPORT on her staff and on-going expenses.
– REPORT that Lucy is putting together virtual fitness programs.
– REPORT that insurance covers lots of things. IEHP, Molina or Kaiser, etc.
– Call NVC and they will put together a virtual program for you. Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.
www.neurovitalitycenter.org
(760) 323-7676)

Bev

Desert Care Network Segment – May 9, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – Desert Care Network Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

DESERT CARE NETWORK/DESERT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER w/ Teresa Whipple – Ex., Dir of the Comprehensive Cancer Center – 1150 N. Indian Cyn., Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT that the priority is the safety of their staff and patients.
– REPORT that a cancer patient’s care CANNOT BE INTERRUPTED. Diagnostic services, blood transfusions, mammograms, radiology, chemo must go on.
– Treat everyone as though they have the virus.
– Working on a virtual presentation w/ the American Cancer Society.
– Only have 2 entrances now. Facility has limited access since their patients have compromised health issues.
– REPORT on their regular sanitation regime.
– REPORT that all necessary cancer surgeries have NOT been interrupted @ any point in time.
– Emergency rooms up and running.
www.desertcarenetwork.com

Teresa

“Talk of Stars” Segment – May 9, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 3 – “Talk of Stars” Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

“TALK OF STARS” w/ Cindy Williams re: Iconic star of “Laverne and Shirley”.
– DISCUSSION of all her memories and observations of Garry Marshall, who died in 2016 and of working w/ him on “Laverne and Shirley” from 1976 to 1982.
– “The Happy Days of Garry Marshall” airing on ABC on May 12.
– Julia Roberts, Ron Howard, Anne Hathaway, Richard Gere, among other stars that participated.
– DISCUSSION of Garry’s sister, Penny Marshall (Laverne) and the talent that “ran” in that family.
(760) 656-7563)

Joey with Cindy Williams

Restaurant of the Week Segment – May 2, 2020

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 1 – Restaurant of the Week Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Pat Milsop re: “Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar”. 71800 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270.
– REPORT on Tomahawk Tuesday. 3 courses. $125. for 2 persons. Includes 2 salads, 35-ounce Tomahawk steak, 2 sides and 2 desserts. PLUS A $40. GIFT CERTIFICATE.
– REPORT on the “pick-up station” out of their side door, next to the parking lot.
– Take-out menu is on the website. About 95% of the regular menu is available for take-out.
– Paired up w/ Uber to deliver to you.
– REPORT on FAMILY DINNER FOR 4 for $110. Plus a $40. discount. Chicken, but you can upgrade to steak for four.
– REPORT on the staff. DISCUSSION of his family.
– Open 7 days a week. Start serving @ noon until 8 PM. Lunch menu for carry-out on the website. Wine list is on-line and available too. Wines are discounted now, some as much as 50% off.
– REPORT on the take-out for Mother’s Day, possibly the family dinner.
www.flemingssteakhouse.com
(760) 776-6685)

Pat

Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment – May 2, 2020

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 2 – Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262.
– REPORT that D.O.H.C. is working closely w/ Eisenhower Health, Desert Care Network and Desert AIDS Project to service the community.
– REPORT that you don’t necessarily need to wipe down your groceries.
– REPORT that children are getting Kawasaki syndrome, i.e. children are getting the coronavirus in some form.
– REPORT that there has been no sign of the disease from take-out.
– REPORT that there is a molecular nasal swab test available for $119. There is an issues w/ the accuracy of this test. Doesn’t show if there is immunity. Not a diagnostic test. Lacks the information needed.
– Our infection rate is less than 5% here in our community. BUT if you are going to be 3 feet from someone, wear a mask. Still a significant benefit to wearing a mask.
– C.V. has 700 positive cases and our doubling rate has slowed. Hospitals are getting busy w/ sick people showing up that HAVE NEEDED care and have avoided going in.
– Hospitals starting to open up to out-patient surgical procedures.
– REPORT on the drug Remdesivir. Showed that people treated earlier on w/ the drug had a shorter hospital stay.
– REPORT that there is a COVID-19 testing center @ their campus on El Cielo. Testing between 30 – 40 folks a day. For D.O.H.C.’s employees and patients. CALL FIRST. Turn-around time is 2 to 3 days.
– Once you are swabbed IN YOUR CAR, you are committed to quarantine for 14 days until you get the test result.
– DISCUSSION of their (760) 969-6555 patient help line for D.O.H.C. clients.
– DISCUSSION that smokers may have better immunity to COVID-19 due to the nicotine. Better to take Vit., D and Vit., C.
– GOOD NEWS we are prepared for the coronavirus to reappear in the Fall. Curve has slowed especially in the CV.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

Theatre Segment – May 2, 2020

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – Theatre Segment

Hello, hello Joey Pals;
Just to remind you, that even though I am doing my best to provide you up-to-date information, please check websites and phone numbers for the latest. Coronavirus Hotlines and Websites: Desert Oasis Healthcare www.mydohc.com; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

Click HERE for information about COVID-19 from Desert Oasis Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control.

PALM CANYON THEATRE. w/ Steven Smith re: Musical Director. 538 N. Palm Cyn., Dr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– REPORT that the Palm Canyon Theatre is closed since “Pajama Game”.
– “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is canceled.
– “Sordid Lives” is canceled.
– “Godspell” is canceled.
– DISCUSSION of the national theater scene.
– REPORT that some theaters are doing virtual FB shows.
– DISCUSSION of how community theaters will do after they reopen and how the seating will be accomplished for instance.
www.palmcanyontheatre.org
(760) 323-5123)

Steven

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