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February

cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” – February 13, 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; DAP Health 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: Administrator over Population Health and Prescription Management; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”.
– REPORT on D.O.H.C. is vaccinating 400 folks a day.
– REPORT that D.O.H.C. get the Pfiser vaccine in two different ways. 1. Frozen and 2. A smaller amount from the County that is thawed.
– REPORT on how D.O.H.C. keeps extensive records on all of this. How nurses such as Sandra watch the patients for the 15 minutes after the administration of the shot. All is part of the record keeping.
– REPORT that 30,000 D.O.H.C. Seniors and another 30,000 additional managed care folks who will get a notice of when to get vaccinated.
– REPORT that D.O.H.C. is vaccinating only their members, but others can go to the county website for additional sites for shots.
– REPORT that there will soon be additional federally qualified community health centers where shots will be given.
– REPORT that there will soon be a 3rd vaccine. Also “bam” is being used to combat the virus as an effective therapy.
– QUESTIONS FROM “JOEY PAL”.
1. From Garry, “if I walk past someone wearing a mask, who might sneeze or cough or have COVID-19 is it SMART to hold my breath as I was past them?” (not necessarily, because you INHALE as you hold your breath….wear your mask well).
2. “My mother got vaccinated, can I visit her?”
– REPORT that Barry Dayton keeps the www.mydohc.com website updated.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Lindsey

“Senior Moment” Segment – February 13, 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; DAP Health 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 that everyone; staff and residents, has gotten their 2nd shot. Partnered w/ CV Pharmacy who came to the site.
– REPORT that there have been no incidents over the shots/vaccinations etc.,
– REPORT on their activities that are planned for Valentine’s Day. Hopefully outdoors on the patios.
– DISCUSSION that there are available apartments in Assisted Living. Jennifer, of sales and marketing, can give you a porch visit and show you the facility.
– 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 the residents are helped to celebrate each other and not the losses they have incurred.
– REPORT that Kurt’s “chocolate” lab is so good for morale @ Brookdale.
– DISCUSSION of the peace and quiet @ Brookdale and on all of the grounds there.
www.brookdale.com
(760) 346-7772)

Kurt

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – February 13, 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; DAP Health 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.
– QUESTION FROM A “JOEY PAL”. “What can you do to avoid getting Dementia/Alzheimer?” (1. Limit situations that cause you an underlying anxiety/stress that you live with every day. 2. Eat “brain foods”. i.e. fresh ginger, turmeric, black pepper. She puts some of these things in her tea and learned this from her friend who brought this regime back from India. These things “cross” the blood/brain barrier)
2. “What impact does my HDL or LDL have on the possibility of getting Dementia/Alzheimer?” (1. Important how well the blood flows thru your system, so HDL and LDL are really important. Eat less meat, eat less processed foods. Fish should be “wild” etc. Salmon, sardines, mackerel, anchovies are good.)
– REPORT on the book she wrote “Pathways, a guidebook for families caring for a loved one w/ Alzheimer”. Great resource for what to expect.
3. “What about 94 year-old Tony Bennett getting Alzheimers?” (Music so beneficial for Alzheimers patients. i.e. Glenn Campbell who wrote songs in the advanced stages of the disease. How Ronald Regan revealed that he had the disease and how telling the world helped everyone.)
– 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 – February 13, 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; DAP Health 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 1St Valentine’s Day w/out his wife of 49 years, Linda and the fact that he has NEVER lived alone. The impact of the sense of LOSS that everyone experiences in this situation. It takes 2 of everything to begin to “heal”. 2 birthdays, 2 Christmases, 2 Valentines, etc.
– DISCUSSION of how someone would know if something happened to one living alone after a loss and the changes to adjusting to that lifestyle. i.e. don’t go outside w/out your cell phone etc.
– DISCUSSION of how people continue to hurt after a loss and everything that can trigger the pain.
– DISCUSSION of the therapeutic effects of re-visitng sites, sounds, trips, memories etc., after a loss.
– REPORT that these types of conversations are typical of the “attention to depth and detail” Forest Lawn will give a family after a loss.
– REPORT that Forest Lawn is very busy.
– REPORT that Forest Lawn has NEVER been closed, is considered an essential business.
www.forestlawn.com
(760) 328-3112)

Larry

Neuro Vitality Segment – February 13, 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; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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NEURO VIALITY CENTER w/ Dr. Jay Seller re: Program Director and Executive Director. 2800 E. Alejo, Palm Springs, CA. He is a Doctor of Organizational Leadership, i.e. how to run non-profits.
– REPORT on the Valentine’s Day “dream catchers” project for the clients. All the materials were sent home for the folks to create and then share their creations via ZOOM.
– REPORT on how everyone is doing now that the Holidays are over. Spirits are good.
– REPORT that NVC helps their clients access all the services, meetings, discussions etc. via ZOOM if they are having trouble.
– REPORT that most of their staff has gotten their vaccinations in connection w/ Desert Regional Medical Center. Their clients are on a referral list for getting their vaccinations.
– DISCUSSION that the target audience for NVC services is anyone who has had a neurological event, chronic illnesses, etc., no matter the age. Patients range from 18 and up. Any adult. There are individual “groups” for different issues.
– DISCUSSION that there are ZOOM meetings all day long for clients.
– REPORT that if a client CAN’T get to the vaccination location, there is a service to help w/ that.
– STILL one of the only organizations of it’s kind in the world!! !
www.neurovitalitycenter.org
(760) 323-7676)

Jay

Desert Care Network Segment – February 13, 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; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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DESERT CARE NETWORK w/ Rachel Millard. Re: Desert Regional Medical Center. She’s a nurse practitioner for the Bariatric Department of Surgical Weight Loss Program @ 1180 N. Indian Canyon, Palm Springs. FNP – C.
– DISCUSSION on who qualifies for this surgery and how it is managed @ D.R.M.C. Insurances cover this procedure.
– REPORT on the 2 types of this surgery.
a. Gastric Sleeve, where the surgeon cuts the stomach down to the shape/size of a banana. Better for patients. Uses the laparoscopy technique. Under general anesthesia. Next week they will perform the first “out-patient” for this procedure. REPORT on what will happen if you continue to eat @ the same level.
b. Gastric By-Pass, which Rachel had after she had her baby.
– DISCUSSION of how the Pandemic has impacted these surgical procedures. Being overweight affects how patients will do when contracting COVID-19. After any of these surgeries, folks feel better almost immediately.
– DISCUSSION of how patients educate the rest of their family and their eating habits AFTER this surgery. When children get heavy earlier, those fat cells are hard to correct.
– REPORT that obesity is a disease AND obesity has INCREASED during the “stay-at-home” order.
www.desertcarenetwork.com
(760) 323-6346)

Rachel

Animal Segment – February 13, 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; DAP Health 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

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