Elderly Care

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Time to step up and help our neighbors

In Today's edition, EGP is featuring two stories detailing the potentially devastating effect the decision by Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators to eliminate the state-funded Adult Day Health Care program will have on thousands of California’s...

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Budget cuts force AltaMed to transition senior care centers

Each week, life-long El Sereno resident Alejandro Alvarez and his 73-year-old mother, Maria Alvarez, look forward to the arrival of a handicapped-equipped shuttle van that will free them for a short while from the confines of their mundane lives....

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Employees worry about elderly, jobs in bleak future for Adult Day Health Care

Zarine Tarayan, program director of Felices Dias (Happy Days), Adult Day Health Care Center in South Los Angeles, is not happy these days.

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Adult Day Health Care system imperfect but needed

As legislators in Sacramento struggle to balance California’s budget, tough decisions are being made regarding which services to either fund, curtail or eliminate all together. As a result of these difficult budgetary decisions, one program which...

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A place where elderly find comfort, community

One month from now, thousands of poor elderly and disabled Californians will likely lose access to the day centers where they receive meals, therapy and medical care, as well as companionship and a sense of community.

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Adult health center closure will send seniors, employees down unknown path

Sandy Tang opened the Good Health Adult Day Healthcare Center (ADHC) in 2002 so her then 85-year-old mother would have a place to go for all the medical help she needed.

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Mary Sanchez: I Only Have Two Hands

Mary Sanchez, 73, is her husband's primary caregiver. Her husband, Armando Sanchez, suffered a stroke 11 years ago and was diagnosed with dementia two years after that. She tries to keep him healthy.

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Nina Nolcox: A Model That Works

Nina Nolcox opened the doors to Graceful Senescence Adult Day Health Care Center in 2006 in South Los Angeles. The CEO used to work as a registered nurse in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals.

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