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cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” – March 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
.

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 on the efficacy of the vaccines. More vaccines are on the way. Pfiser and Moderna are already making vaccines for the mutated forms of the vaccines.
– CONT. of QUESTIONS FROM “JOEY PALS”.
1. New side effects after the 2nd shot (Folks are getting fearful before the 2nd shot. Less than 2 % of folks don’t get their 2nd shot)
– REPORT that it is difficult for D.O.H.C. to get vaccines here in Riverside County. Margins changing for the time between shots. No problem, just get the 2nd shot when you can.
– ANNOUNCEMENT that IF YOU ARE ALREADY getting sick w/ the virus (symptoms or not) there are therapies available NOW that will keep you out of hospital. New oral agent, Molnupiravir, for these cases is available.
2. Children rates of COVID growing. (Children STILL get better faster. Kids can’t get some of the drugs, but children don’t get very ill.)
3. Rate of virus visible in the sewer water in the Coachella Valley getting lower? (It has always been a surrogate ‘marker’ for the community).
– REPORT that Spring Break will be problematic. The B117 virus is from the UK and prevalent in FL. Possible surge coming.
– REPORT that Barry Dayton keeps the www.mydohc.com website updated.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

“Senior Moment” Segment – March 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, 20 residents) that Kurt oversees.
– REPORT on new Executive Director, Mr. Us Valdo. Very experienced in assisted living facilities.
– REPORT that everyone; staff and residents, has gotten their 2nd shot. Partnered w/ CV Pharmacy who came to the site. Starting to open up little by little.
– REPORT that there are a few vacancies.
– REPORT that in Independent and Assisted Living facilities things are opening up a bit.
– DISCUSSION that Ashley is planning activities for St. Patrick’s Day.
– REPORT that all the residents “live” under one roof and are not quite able to live w/out masks yet.
– REPORT that some units have full kitchens, some have kitchenettes.
– REPORT on the procedure when the facility “opens back up” w/ family and friends coming back to visit.
– DISCUSSION that in Memory Care on St. Patrick’s Day there will be green ice cream and “Shamrock Shakes”. These residents knew “something was different” during this Pandemic, but not exactly “what”. Irish coffees too.
– DISCUSSION of the peace and quiet @ Brookdale and on all of the grounds there.
– Open campus pretty soon hopefully.
www.brookdale.com
(760) 346-7772)

Kurt

cont. “Senior Moment” Segment – March 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”. “Do you get Dementia or Alzheimers first. (1. There are over 98 forms of Dementia. Determined by a scan of the brain. What parts of your brain may have shrunk? i.e. lewy bodies dementia.)
– REPORT Lewy Bodies has similar symptoms w/ Parkinson’s Disease. This is in the frontal temporal lobe. No part of dementia is part of normal aging.
– REPORT that diagnosis shows w/ behavior changes, gait, verbiage etc.
– DESCRIPTION of some of the tests involved. i.e. “mini mental state” exam.
– TIP to enriching the health of your brain is to focus and to concentrate.
– 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 – March 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
.

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 – March 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 VITALITY 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 that there was a vaccination clinic.
– REPORT that they WILL BE ABLE TO OPEN AGAIN on April 15. There will be Personal Protection Procedures @ that point in time.
– REPORT that everyone will have to be vaccinated. Another vaccination clinic on April 2. Go to www.myturn.ca.gov to schedule.
– REPORT that their services and meetings will go forward in both VIRTUAL and IN PERSON scenarios.
– DISCUSSION of the programs when we get back open. i.e. meal service either delivered or @ the Center.
– NEED for a boxing coach for the returning Parkinson’s Boxing Classes that benefit the patients so very much. Great socialization benefits. The program also has a robotic punching bag.
– REPORT on the benefits from the Boxing Class for the Parkinson’s patients. Usually 3 times a week.
– REPORT on the benefits of some of their exercises for the stroke patients. Usually 5 times a week.
– DISCUSSION that there are ZOOM meetings all day long for clients.
– REPORT that people get to NVC by themselves, bus and taxi services, bus, etc.
– REPORT that lunch service is what is offered.
– STILL one of the only organizations of its kind in the world!!!
www.neurovitalitycenter.org
www.facebook.com/Neurovitalitycenter/
(760) 323-7676)

Jay

Desert Care Network Segment – March 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/ Dr. Kevin Attenhofer re: Neurology Specialist @ 1150 N. Indian Cyn., #204. Palm Springs, CA.
– DISCUSSION of his coming here in 2018 from New Orleans. Trained @ U.C. San Diego.
– DEFINITION of cerebral vascular disease…i.e. stroke. Not everyone who has a TBI will get a stroke.
– DEFINITION of EEG. Electroencephalogram. More complicated than an EKG. EEG is to determine a seizure or epileptic seizure. Epilepsy affects all ages and there are treatments for patients of all ages.
– DISCUSSION of chronic migraine issues. Mostly women. Don’t know why that is.
– REPORT on how to diagnosis migraine. Difficult because there is no test, no picture, etc., Clinical diagnosis. Menopause can cause or cure migraines.
– DISCUSSION of men w/ migraines. Treatments for men and women w/ migraines are the same. Pills to stop an occurring migraine and pills to prevent migraines. Start w/ “over-the-counter” preparations.
– DISCUSSION of the 3 stages of Alzheimer and how he treats same. Medicines for Dementia are not great @ this point in time. Drugs just make the “trip” a bit smoother.
– DISCUSSION of why he picked his specialty.
www.desertcarenetwork.com
(760) 418-4545)

Dr. Attenhofer

Animal Segment – March 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
.

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 on the bakery good. i.e. blueberry apple cookes; tropical designer cakes for $16. They are ready to “finish”. No preservatives in the cakes. Can print a photo to transfer to the cake. Deborah the baker developes the recipes. She is a professional pastry chef FOR HUMANS who is now cooking for the animals. GREAT names of the cookies for dogs.
– REPORT on the questions from “Joey Pals”.
1. What can be done about a lost pet? (Go to every shelter, every radio and tv station to get the word out. Announce if the lost animal is chipped. Put up fliers, talk to neighbors. Go to www.petfinders.com and there are more suggestions for searching for a lost pet.)
– REPORT that indoor cats are not @ risk of being lost.
– REPORT that Dogs DO WHAT THEY ARE ASKED and CATS TAKE A MESSAGE!!!!
2. What about the Orange Country German Shepherd rescue facility. (All volunteer organization w/ a presence here in the Desert. Primarily German Shepherds.)
– REPORT that homeless owners care for their animals better than they care for themselves.
– REPORT that their food is less expensive than
store bought” and better for animals.
– 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.
www.bonesnscones.com
(760) 864-1133)

Kathy

Restaurant of the Week Segment – March 6, 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; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK w/ Dick Shalhoub re: McDonald’s.
– REPORT on the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Different crunchy batter, on a toasted potato bun, butter, and pickles.
– REPORT that the coming Shamrock Shake McFlurry will also have Oreos cookie bites in it.
– REPORT on Dick’s 31 stores. McDonald’s has NOT EVER CLOSED during the Pandemic.
– DISCUSSION of his thoughts on the coming opening up of the inside of his restaurants. Hopefully by Easter.
– DISCUSSION of his restaurants’ service and financial aspects during the Pandemic. Success, ingenuity, and morale of his crews is great.
– DISCUSSION of the overall recovery of the restaurant industry. How kitchen sizes, patios or not, etc., play into this.
– REPORT that the whole chicken menu will be developing in the future. Some items and surprises are coming. Push towards breakfast items.
– DISCUSSION of the “McPlant” menu that is being developed.
www.mcdonalds.com
(760) 674-3335)

Dick

Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” – March 6, 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; DAP Health Triage Clinic (760) 992-0407. Be well and all the best. Blessings, Joey
.

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 our 52nd week of the Pandemic.
– DISCUSSION of the states that do NOT have mandatory mask wearing orders.
– QUESTIONS FRONM “JOEY PALS”.
1. Is the J. ‘n J. Vaccine a game changer? (Yes, because of single shot, different refrigeration). TAKE THE VACCINE THAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU. NO ONE has DIED from the Vaccines.
– REPORT In the U.S. over 27 million persons have had both doses.
– DEFINITION of “micro” herd immunity in a community.
2. Why are kids exhibiting more self-inflicted harm during the Pandemic? (Safer to have kids in school than @ home. Low transmission of the virus in the lower grades. Children will eventually be on the vaccine list.)
3. Are younger folks getting more of a reaction to the second shot? (Three things you want to get after your 2nd shot. 1. A sore arm. 2. A little fatigue. 3. A little bit of a temp. Unless you are a bit older).
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

cont. Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” – March 6, 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
.

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.
– ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW WEBSITE ( in partnership w/ Blue Cross) to schedule a vaccine….www.myturn.ca.gov. Even D.O.H.C. clients MUST register @ this website. If you have trouble navigating this website call D.O.H.C. for help.
– REPORT on the new mobile van.
– REPORT on whether or not you are a member of D.O.H.C. if you test positive to the Virus you can get FREE treatment from D.O.H.C. to keep you out of the hospital.
– CONT. of QUESTIONS FROM “JOEY PALS”.
1. Is one vaccine better than another (J. ‘n J. did all their studies AFTER the virus had grown so in Brazil and so therefore their testing is ahead of the curve. NOT ONE PERSON has died since getting the vaccine.)
– REPORT that D.O.H.C. has ordered ALL the vaccines.
2. What would happen to you if you got a shot of an expired vaccine? (The Vaccines are rather brittle. D.O.H.C. has not wasted ONE dose.)
3. Is there a vaccine down the pipe that is better than all of the existing ones? (Probably, but there are already vaccines for the variants out there.)
– REPORT that D.O.H.C. has a vaccination facility in Indio and is reaching out to the community there.
– REPORT that the U.K., Australia and the U.S. have adjusted their testing protocols requiring fewer folks to test before vaccine approval is reached.
– DISCUSSION that this will probably be an annual booster situation.
– REPORT that Barry Dayton keeps the www.mydohc.com website updated.
www.mydohc.com
(760) 969-6555)

Brian

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