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January

Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” – January 9, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 2 – Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet”

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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Lindsey Valenzuela re: Doctor of Pharmacy; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”.
– REPORT that we are starting the 44th. week of COVID-19 “Sheltering in Place”.
– QUESTIONS from Joey Pals.
1. Britain’s “mix and match” approach to Vaccinations.
2. New strain of the virus found in South Africa? And that the vaccine is not effective against it?
3. Israeli firm claims a “cure” for Covid-19.
4. Don’t squeeze my arm while giving the vaccine!!!!
5. The large number of health care and front-line workers who say they WON’T get the vaccine.
– REPORT that this is NOT a live vaccine. There would be people who could NOT get it if it were LIVE.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” – January 9, 2021

09:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 1 Seg 3 – cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet”

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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Lindsey Valenzuela re: Doctor of Pharmacy; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”.
– REPORT on how your appointment w/ D.O.H.C. will handle your vaccination. Different pods, questions to be certain you are eligible for the vaccine, (asked twice), you will be observed for @ least 30 minutes AFTER your vaccine to watch for side-effects.
– CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION of the questions AND THE ANSWERS to questions from “Joey Pals”.
6. Should people who get “fillers” avoid getting the vaccine?
7. Will you be protected 21 days after you get the vaccine?
– DISCUSSION that the protection from COVID-19 will not really begin until AFTER both shots.
– REPORT that our numbers are very bad right now.
– REPORT that the County has a list of the “phases” of the schedule of who will get the vaccine and when they will get it. We are in Tier 1A now. www.RUHealth.org/covid-19-vaccine.
– REPORT that you should NEVER be charged for the vaccine.
– REPORT that you CANNOT get the virus from the vaccine. Side affects are minimal.
– REPORT that Barry Dayton keeps the www.mydohc.com website updated. D.O.H.C. has been approved to administer the vaccine and have ordered it.
– REPORT that Tier 1B will be for seniors, etc.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

“Senior Moment” Segment – January 9, 2021

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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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BROOKDALE MIRAGE INN w/ Kurt Suminski re: 72750 Country Club Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA., 92270. He is the Clare Bridge/Memory Facility Program Co-Ordinator.
– DISCUSSION of the Three levels @ Brookdale care provides: 1.) Independent Living 2.) Assisted Living and 3.) Memory Care/Alzheimer’s/Dementia (Clare Bridge) that Kurt oversees.
– REPORT on the New Year’s Eve observances @ Brookdale.
– REPORT on Ashley’s (Program director in Levels #1 and #2) “Drunken Bingo” fun on New Year’s Eve.
– REPORT that his residents are in Tier #1 to receive the vaccine. They are partnered w/ CVS Pharmacies to get the shots. CVC will come to Brookdale to administer the vaccine.
– DISCUSSION of the attitude of the residents w/ regard to getting the vaccine, OR NOT. #3 Residents will not really comprehend the shot/vaccine. The residents will be comforted by the presence of the staff.
– REPORT that residents can have “porch visits”, zoom/skype/facetime/virtual meetings etc. EVERY apartment has their own window/porch. Some residents do phone calls/virtual visits each day. Even the “lower” functioning residents react w/ joy and positivity.
– REPORT that there are openings for new residents at this point in time @ Brookdale. In #2 (Assisted Living) and #3 (Memory Care) levels of Brookdale.
– DISCUSSION of how driving privileges are determined in Independent and Assisted Living.
– DISCUSSION of the access to counselors and psychologist for residents.
– REPORT that staff and residents are tested for COVID-19 weekly.
www.brookdale.com
(760) 346-7772)

Kurt

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – January 9, 2021

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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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DEMENTIA HELP CENTER w/ Kae Hammond re: President & Founder; 495 Town Center Way, 44 Ste., B, Palm Desert, CA. 92260.
– CONTINUATION of the conversation we were having w/ Kurt re: Her perception of how her clients do or do not understand the vaccination process associated w/ COVID-19.
– DISCUSSION of how she prepares her Dementia/Alzheimers patients for the COVID-19 test.
– REPORT that her patients have an option to take the mouth swab, not the nasal one.
– DISCUSSION of how clients w/ Dementia/Alzheimers take to wearing a mask. For the most part, they “SEE” other wearing them and so they comply. Kae wears FULL PPE when she enters a facility/community/home. How her clients respond to her mostly w/ voice recognition.
– DISCUSSION of how staff facilitate “visits” w/ clients via their phones.
– REPORT on how as people “SEASON” (age) they become more vulnerable to COVID-19 for reasons other than Dementia/Alzheimers.
– REMINDER that she has a live ZOOM support group the 1st and 3rd Wednesday.
– REMINDER that there is so much helpful information on the website.
www.dementiahelpcenter.com
(760) 636-6355)

Kae

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – January 9, 2021

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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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FOREST LAWN w/ Larry Davis re: 69855 E. Ramon Rd., Cathedral City, CA. 92234.
– DISCUSSION of his loss of his wife of 49 years a month ago. How he has handed down various things of Linda’s and the example for all of us in talking about these things “beforehand”.
– REPORT on how Forest Lawn is handling services, w/ their tent, number of folks who can attend w/ social distancing, masks, etc. All services are virtual as well and up on the web. That way folks who can’t travel and are all over the World can see the services. Video is available forever.
– REPORT on the personal experience of his loss and the example it provides for all of us. services outside in the tent and they have been lovely.
– They are providing functions and memorial services in the tent. People feel comfortable and safe in a private setting and Forest Lawn is doing services DURING the Pandemic.
– REPORT on the demeanor of the families who lose loved ones during the Pandemic.
– DISCUSSION of how the planning meetings for services are now done over the phone w/ Forest Lawn.
– REPORT that Forest Lawn has NEVER been closed, is considered an essential business.
www.forestlawn.com
(760) 328-3112)

Larry

Neuro Vitality Segment – January 9, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 1 – Neuro Vitality 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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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NEURO VIALITY SEGMENT w/ Dr. Jay Seller re: Program Director and Executive Director. 2800 E. Alejo, Palm Springs, CA.
– REPORT on the history of events for 2020. As of March 1, 2020 they were a Community-based Adult Services Program. As of May 1, 2020 they closed down and became a source of virtual services. The state has acknowledged seeing the benefits of the virtual activities. They are the ONLY C.V.A.S. (Coachella Valley Adult Services) facility in the Valley.
– REPORT that the facility is closed @ this point in time, but the virtual services are available @ different times during the day.
– DISCUSSION that the target audience for NVC services is anyone who has had a neurological event, no matter the age. Patients range from 19 to 78 years of age. There are individual “groups” for different issues.
– DISCUSSION that a physician here in the Valley can refer someone to NVC and Jay and his staff will take care of EVERYTHING from there.
– REPORT that clients can be anywhere and access the services of the NVC virtually, etc.
– REPORT on their meal services Monday thru Friday to their clients.
– REPORT that they can see clients on a “one-on-one” basis but haven’t had to do this process yet.
– DISCUSSION that they can create their own schedule for their clients.
– REPORT that NVC takes insurances.
– REPORT that they will take notices and follow up on anyone a “Joey Pal” may feel needs their help. i.e. anyone w/ a chronic illness.
– DISCUSSION of how NVC can give a caregiver a break too.
www.neurovitalitycenter.org
(760) 323-7676)

Jay

Desert Care Network Segment – January 9, 2021

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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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DESERT CARE NETWORK w/ Dr. John Legge, M.D. Re: Desert Care Network/Desert Regional Medical Center @ 1180 N. Indian Canyon, Palm Springs.
– REPORT that Dr. Legge is a neurologist. He’s an expert in the movement disorders associated w/ Parkinsons.
1.) Definition of Parkinsons. i.e. starts in the brain. Men have this more than women.
2.) Age that Parkinsons strikes. i.e. later in life. Increased risk in folks over 60.
3.) Cause of Parkinsons. i.e. bad chemical “actors” in the brain.
4.) Treatments. i.e; At this point in time we just treat the symptoms, not the cause yet. Possible treatments: Stem cells, vaccine, monoclonal antibodies. He is very hopeful for treatment studies and applications this year.
5.) Signs of the onset of Parkinsons. i.e. tremors in the hands, then head, jaw and legs. Not all signs of Parkinsons are manifested w/ tremors.
– DISCUSSION of what point in time one begins treatment for the symptoms.
– DISCUSSION of how he picked this specialty. i.e. His Grandmother. He loves neuroscience.
– REPORT that the CV HAS NOT had a dedicated Parkinson’s treatment source until his practice.
www.desertcaredocs.com
(760) 416-4545)

Dr. Legge

Animal Segment – January 9, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hour 3 Seg 3 – Animal 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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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BONES ‘N SCONES w/ Kathy Hart re: 1.) 633 S. Palm Cyn., Dr., Ste., #26, Palm Springs, CA. 92264. 2.) Market Place, 1717 E. Vista Chino, Ste., B-3, Palm Springs, CA. 92262. 3.) 73910 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA.
– REPORT that Bones ‘N Scones open and is considered an essential business. Limit store access to 3 HUMANS @ a time AND PETS.
– REPORT on the question from a “Joey Pal”. What help is available for the pets of homeless persons in the Coachella Valley? i.e. Sources: Palm Springs Animal Shelter has a pet food bank.
– REPORT that homeless owners care for their animals better than they care for themselves.
– REPORT on how to donate/drop off food for animals @ any of her locations.
– REPORT on how to “surrender” an animal you can no longer care for.
– DISCUSSION of San Diego’s “day care” for animals while owners apply for programs etc. Her hope that we will get this service in the CV at some point in time.
– REPORT that they deliver and do curb side pick-up.
– REPORT that store #1 is open Mon-Sat., 11 AM to 4 PM and #2, 11 AM to 4 PM and #3, Palm Desert 11 AM to 4 PM.
– Open to public for hands free delivery to your car, or pick-up inside w/ all COVID-19 protocols (w/ bright neon green paw prints to mark the social distancing) w/ your doggies w/ FREE bag of jerky FOR YOUR DOG!!! Lol
– DISCUSSION of how she picks the brands of food she offers. Her prices are very competitive and very fair for her higher end products.
– REPORT on the in-house bakery @ Palm Springs store on S. Palm Canyon, for the animals….i.e. birthday cakes, treats, etc., Getting ready for Valentine’s Day offerings for dogs and cats. REPORT on the sardine and or salmon muffins that she makes for cats. Perhaps the bakery will have a separate facility in the future.
www.bonesnscones.com
(760) 864-1133)

Kathy

Restaurant of the Week Segment – January 2, 2021

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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Joe Enos re: Director of P.R. and Marketing for LuLu California Bistro. 200 S. Palm Cyn., Dr., Palm Springs.
– Happy New Year from Joe to all the “Joey Pals”.
– REPORT that downtown P.S. is still “happening” open. Most retail stores are open and many restaurants are open and doing take out.
– REPORT on the new shops Michael Braun has implemented Downtown.
– REPORT on LuLu’s Take-Out routine….1.) Go to the website, where the “to go” menu is posted. Most things on the original menu are there. Orders for 2 or 4 persons. Everything ready in 10 to 15 minutes. 2.) Also can call 327-5858 and talk to Gabe and place an order. 3.) Also have delivery thru PostMates. 4.) Then you call when you come to pick up in your car OR walk into the lobby to the pick-up window right inside the open doors.
– REPORT on Joe’s perception of his customers who are eager to get out of the house. Important to support all small businesses in the CV. Come on downtown Palm Springs during this difficult time.
– DISCUSSION of how to support restaurants by purchasing gift cards for now or later.
– REPORT on how to tip, either on your credit card via the on-line or phone order or when you pick-up your to-go order.
– DISCUSSION of Acqua California Bistro @ the River news will be coming.
www.lulupalmsprings.com
(760) 327-5858)

Joe

Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment – January 2, 2021

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 (760) 969-6555; Eisenhower Health (760) 837-8988; Desert AIDS Project Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”.
Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– REPORT that we are starting the 42nd. week of COVID-19 “Sheltering in Place”.
– REPORT on 2020. The unexpected Pandemic. U.S. has 20 million cases. CA has over 2 million cases. Third wave is expected here in our Valley.
– REPORT on 2020 progress we have made in technology.
– DISCUSSION that he feels there will be another 7 weeks of the “4th surge”.
– REPORT that the U.S. and World scientific community has come together very well. More vaccines are being developed.
– QUESTIONS from Joey Pals.
1.“Are hotels safe to stay in”?
2. New strain of the virus found in Colorado? And, it’s more contagious than the original strain.
3. What does colder weather do to the virus? (that colder weather MOVES FOLKS INDOORS, where the virus gets stronger).
4. Am I immune if I’ve already had CODVID-19 (yes for 3 months or maybe longer).
5. Does the vaccine provide the best immunity? (best from the vaccine, rather than your natural immunity from having had the virus).
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

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