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Uncategorized / 26.03.2018

Encinitas, CA – March 26, 2018  – Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) has approved Lauren Reynolds, CHCM and Founder/Administrator of At Home Nursing Care, as a professional member.  By passing the review process to become a member of the Aging Life Care Association, Ms. Reynolds adheres to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics developed by the association and its members to ensure public accountability. [caption id="attachment_2770" align="alignright" width="150"] At Home Nursing Care Founder/Administrator Lauren Reynolds[/caption] Reynolds has worked as an Aging Life Care Professional™ (also known as a geriatric care manager) since May of 2010.  She joined the field of elder care after retiring from a 15 year career as a News Reporter/Anchor for ABC 10News in San Diego.  Her mother's battle with terminal breast cancer inspired Lauren to open her agency.  She is active in Rotary as the volunteer Chair for the Taste of Rancho Santa Fe.  She’s also on the Board of the California Association for Health Services at home (CAHSAH). Reynolds provides guidance and advocacy for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. With a specialized focus on issues related to aging, she assists clients with challenges such as creating a safe home environment, in-home care, referrals to medical providers or elder law attorneys, as well as advocacy and support. “The Aging Life Care Association is the gold standard of Aging Life Care™. I am proud to be part of an association that defines excellence in my profession and is dedicated to education, professional development, and the highest ethical standards,” said Reynolds.   At Home Nursing Care    Founded in 2010, At Home Nursing Care is licensed by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Social Services to provide case management, in home nursing and care giving.  The agency is also accredited by the ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care. They serve all of San Diego County and the West Side-South Bay areas of Los Angeles.  www.athomenursingcare.com.  760-634-8000 To download a description of the 8 areas of knowledge provided by Aging Life Care Association members, click below. [caption id="attachment_2785" align="aligncenter" width="150"] 8 Areas of Service for Case Management[/caption] ABOUT the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) The Aging Life Care Association, (formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) was formed in 1985 to advance dignified care for older adults and their families in the United States. Aging Life Care Professionals™ have extensive training and experience working with older adults, people with disabilities, and families who need assistance with care giving issues. They assist families in the search for a suitable nursing home placement or extended care if the need occurs. The practice of Aging Life Care™ and the role of care providers have captured a national spotlight, as generations of Baby Boomers age in the United States and abroad. For more information or to access a nationwide directory of Aging Life Care Professionals, please visit aginglifecare.org.  ...

Aging Parents, Alzheimer's/Dementia, Lauren Reynolds, Uncategorized / 10.08.2017

The 2017 Taste of Rancho Santa Fe benefits 10 Local Charities, said Lauren Reynolds, Founder of At Home Nursing Care and Co-Chair of the 2017 Taste of Rancho Santa Fe. At Home Nursing Care offers accredited quality home care in San Diego and Los Angeles. The Taste of Rancho Santa Fe event, taking place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Inn of Rancho Santa Fe – hopes to raise more than $100,000 to benefit ten local non-profits. “Through our application and screening process, we picked non-profits which align with the Rotary core value of service over self – with an emphasis on under-served communities,” said Laura MacKinnon, President of the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Foundation which is the charity arm of the local Rotary club. With 22 wineries/breweries and 10 restaurants committed already to participate in this year’s Taste of Rancho Santa Fe, the 5th annual, the event promises to be an elegant and festive event. Tickets are on sale now at www.tasteofrsf.org at $100 – and all of the net proceeds are distributed to the causes that participate. Organized and run by the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club, the event relies mostly on volunteers to keep overhead low, leaving more money for the 10 benefitting charities. Among those picked as a beneficiary of the Taste of Rancho Santa Fe this year is Cancer Angels of San Diego – which provides funds and resources for families struggling with cancer, such as Sergio and Silvia. The couple has three young children, and Sergio was diagnosed with brain cancer. Cancer Angels provided the family with financial assistance. “I have no words. It brings tears to my eyes because I am so grateful that they have helped us so much when we felt like we had no hope for our financial situation and still having to go through all this,” Silvia wrote of their assistance. Another beneficiary is the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation, which provides free heart screenings to youth ages 12 to 26 to detect heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Jacob Li, a student/athlete at Torrey Pines High School, is one of those students who attended a free Eric Paredes Screen Your Teen event at the request of his mother; only to find out he had an irregular heartbeat which required surgical correction. “A quick, painless ECG test of my heart saved my life,” shared Jacob. [caption id="attachment_2635" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Jacob Li - TB Basketball[/caption] After undergoing surgery, he’s back on the court and is feeling healthy. His mother, a Diana Li, is now a board member of the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation. “As a parent of a teen found at-risk, I am beyond thankful for this free, lifesaving resource. Don’t wait, register your kids today. It could just save their life,” she said. Learn more at epsavealife.org. Money raised at the 2017 Taste of Rancho Santa Fe will help both...

Uncategorized / 07.08.2017

At Home Nursing Care Founder, Lauren Reynolds, is the Co-Chair of the 2017 Taste of Rancho Santa Fe. The charity event, run by the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club, raises money for 10 local organizations and is a luxury outdoor wine and food tasting experience. The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club recently announced that Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is this year’s title sponsor of the 5th Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe. “We are so pleased that Pacific Sotheby’s has joined us as title sponsor and grateful for their support, “said RSF resident Lauren Reynolds, founder of At Home Nursing Care. She, along with Rotary President Luis Carranza, senior mortgage advisor of the Carranza Group at PrimeLending, are co-chairs of the 2017 Taste of Rancho Santa Fe. With 20 wineries, distilleries and breweries already committed, this year’s community event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year’s successful Taste, which sold 465 tickets and raised $100,000. The goal this year is to raise $150,000. In addition to Pacific Sotheby’s contribution as $10,000 Title Sponsor, the club received another $5,000 Magnum contribution from a local RSF Rotarian who wished to remain anonymous. Other sponsors include At Home Nursing Care, Kordus Farms, Rescue Express, Bob and Kaaren Bergquist, Hoehn Jaguar-Land Rover, Jere Oren, PM Graphics & Design and DPI Printing. [caption id="attachment_2622" align="alignright" width="150"] Co-Chair Lauren Reynolds with husband Brian Connelly at 2016 Tastee [/caption] Organized by a dozen Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club members who volunteer their time, talent and energy, the event will take place this year on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the grounds of The Inn of Rancho Santa Fe. In addition to wines and spirits, the event will feature food and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $100 until Sept. 15 when the price goes up to $125. All net proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. [caption id="attachment_2624" align="alignleft" width="150"] 2016 Taste of RSF [/caption] “We have 10 designated nonprofit beneficiaries named this year who are helping to promote the event, including selling tickets, soliciting auction items and volunteering at the event,” Reynolds said. “It’s fun to collaborate and spread the work among all of those who will benefit.” Rotary President Luis Carranza has pledged to hold more social events at local venues, such as The Inn, which have been long time supporters of the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club. [caption id="attachment_2625" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Luis Carranza with Lauren Reynolds [/caption] “Our next Rotary meeting will be a social at The Inn. We couldn’t do this event without their donation of the grounds, their staff and their marketing support. To have a partner in The Inn for the last three years has been a wonderful example of community-minded service,” Reynolds said. The event, which started as a small wine festival in 2012, has grown each year. Volunteers are putting extra effort into better organization this year, including a completely revamped website at tasteofrsf.org that highlight participants, donors and beneficiaries. “The website is a major improvement. We are highlighting our...

Lauren Reynolds, North County Home Care, San Diego Caregivers, San Diego Home Care, Uncategorized / 11.07.2017

California legislators always act as though they care about protecting the personal information of Californians, unless of course, there's a political or financial reason to go against their core value - which is exactly what's happening to cause a lawmaker and union to propose a new law which violates caregiver privacy. An Article written by Dan Morain of the Sacramento Bee sums it up in the headline, "In the name of helping workers, this bill would strip them of basic privacy." Put basically, Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, has an Assembly Bill 1513 that would "require that employees of private firms, who care for elderly and infirm people in their homes, must divulge their cellphone numbers, mailing addresses and email addresses to unions that seek to organize them." The Assemblyman claims the whole purpose is for the unions to be able to provide more training to the caregivers, but that's a patronizing falsehood. Our caregivers have wonderful and adequate training, at least 12 hours a year ongoing. I can't name a single caregiver who wants more training or less privacy. It's a veiled attempt at using power to support a special interest, the SEIU Union, which gives millions of dollars to lawmakers every year, and helped finance the campaign of Assemblyman Kalra. Home Care agencies across the state are speaking out for their employees, posting comments on the newspaper article and asking lawmakers to do what's right, now what they are paid by special interest groups to do. Our employees have no interest in having their personal information handed out to the highest bidder. The SEIU is the same union which has made 24 Hour Care too expensive for most elderly people, causing caregivers to lose their 24 hour shifts because lawmakers are too afraid to add a "sleep time" deduction that would allow the caregiver to not be paid while they slept overnight. This is what most other states allow, and the Federal Wage Orders allow for sleep time deductions, as well. However, California lawmakers refuse to correct this flaw in our state wage orders, out of fear of upsetting the union. As the minimum wage goes up, caregivers will lose these coveted 24 hour shifts and see their pay drop. That's not union protection. This is what I wrote in response to the Sacramento Bee article. I'm urging state Lawmakers to stop the assault on caregiver privacy. I am not comfortable with personal employee information being shared unless it's for public safety reasons under subpoena from appropriate authorities. That is real protection. To claim that this bill is about training is creating an obviously false sales-pitch. No one really buys that. It's a self serving bill with no true public interest and to insinuate otherwise is patronizing. More elected officials need to take the long view, what's best for California and our workers. No hard working caregiver wants her cell phone,...

Uncategorized / 20.04.2017

At Home Nursing Care and Reneu Health present best practices for safe transfers - whether you are a professional caregiver or nurse or a family member caring for someone you love. Understanding safe transfers helps improve the in home care for elderly or physically limited loved ones and keeps caregivers safe....

Lauren Reynolds, North County Home Care, San Diego Caregivers, San Diego Home Care, Uncategorized / 23.08.2016

At Home Nursing Care earns accreditation to provide quality home care. At Home Nursing Care  proudly announces it is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) to provide quality home care services.  Accredited services include; private duty aide, companion/homemaker care, nursing and home infusion.  “We are proud and thank our employees, clients and community partners for helping us reach this goal,” says Lauren Reynolds, Founder/Administrator of At Home Nursing Care. [caption id="attachment_1500" align="alignleft" width="150"] Lauren Reynolds[/caption] Accreditation means a health care agency promotes quality home care by meeting stringent national standards.  As a result, it is awarded accreditation status.  At Home Nursing Care achieved accreditation for both areas it serves, San Diego and Los Angeles. The Accreditation Commission for Health Care is not-for-profit and, as a result, it has independently stood as a symbol of excellent quality home care evaluation since 1986. “I am proud that our caregivers welcomed this challenge and excelled,” says Reynolds, "They cared about meeting this goals, and therefore they have learned extra skills to provide the best care for their clients." At Home Nursing Care provides dementia care, companionship, personal care, light housekeeping, errands, RN case management, medication management and home infusions.   It staffs nurses in hospitals and nursing facilities.  In addition, the agency assigns nurses to work local school districts.  This allows medically fragile children the support needed to attend classes with their peers. Especially relevant, Reynolds understands the challenges of having a loved one who is helpless, in pain, or facing a loss of independence.  Her own mother inspired her to open At Home Nursing Care in 2010.  This was after her mother needed quality home care while battling terminal cancer at the young age of 58.  Prior to opening the agency and becoming a Certified Home Care Manager, Reynolds had a 15-year career as an award-winning Investigative Reporter/News Anchor for San Diego's ABC 10 News. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="127"] Adriana BeischlI[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1969" align="alignleft" width="150"] Culver City Office[/caption] As the need for quality home care services grew, Reynolds expanded At Home Nursing Care to Los Angeles, where she was raised, in 2013.  Her lifelong friend,  Adriana Beischl, manages the LA location.  In addition, she is a Certified Home Care Manager and the  Culver City Rotary named her Rotarian of the Year 2015 in recognition of her community service. The agency has an A+ from the Better Business Bureau and embraces a customer service culture that sets it apart. They want their clients to be 100 percent satisfied. For more information on quality home care services in Los Angeles or San Diego,  visit the At Home Nursing Care website , call San Diego, 760-634-8000, Los Angeles 310-692-9792.    You may also contact At Home Nursing Care by completing the form below. [formidable id="3"]...

Bolt's Tall Tales, Uncategorized / 04.05.2015

Bolt, a Certified therapy dog,  loves his job with At Home Nursing Care, giving comfort to San Diego home care clients.  The trained therapy dog provides a lick and loves to walk around San Diego with our home care clients. Therapy dogs are known to help calm anxiety and ease pain for home care clients.   They can lower blood pressure and stress levels and enhance our happy hormones.  Bolt brings a smile to our clients' faces, loves walking and as a result, he promotes exercise for our clients.  Furthermore, he offers unconditional love. On this day, Bolt visited one of our favorite San Diego home care clients.  They went for a walk and Bolt even wrestled around with a neighbor's dog.  It was fun.    Most especially, our client had a laugh and a nice walk in the beautiful San Diego sunshine. Bolt can't talk, but if he could he would say, "I love being a therapy doe for San Diego's home care clients.  The bosses let me do what I do best, make people happy." At Home Nursing Care offers a visit with our therapy dog to any home care client in San Diego who needs a friend. [caption id="attachment_1617" align="alignleft" width="768"] Bolt with his Buddy![/caption] ...

Uncategorized / 04.05.2015

At Home Nursing Care is proud to be a sponsor of the Healthy Aging Conference, where community members, case managers and nurses heard great speakers and advice for aging well. [gallery ids="1604,1605,1606,1607,1608,1609,1610"] The two day conference, spearheaded by the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center as a community outreach and fundraising event, had nearly 200 attendees who enjoyed learning and lunch at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.    Along with At Home Nursing Care, other sponsors included the VI at La Jolla Village, Sharp Healthcare, and Brian Connelly and Associates Real Estate. We'd like to thank the speakers who were simply outstanding.  They were informative and relevant, and often entertaining as they taught valuable lessons on aging well. One example of the outstanding presentation was the one given by Mimi Guerneri, MD, Director of the Pacific Pearl of La Jolla. Dr. Guarneri is President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and advocates combining western medicine with good nutrition and stress reduction.  She  talked about the need to adopt a Mediterranean diet, minimize empty calorie intake and sugars and the need to get physical activity every day. "If you can roll your bread into a ball, don't eat it," she remarked, opting instead of whole grains, natural foods such as legumes, wild fish and green leafy vegetables. "Get off sugar, get off simple carbs," she said. She also listed some supplements that may be beneficial to aging well: Omega 3, Turmeric, Probiotics and Magnesium.  She showed how stress takes a toll on the body chemically and and her other advice for aging well is to meditate. Stephanie Mantinpour, Pharm.D. talked about managing prescription medications, including which medications are higher risk for seniors.  She runs PillBoxTalk and is the consulting pharmacist for At Home Nursing Care. Michel Zelnick, MFT, J.D. is a business therapist who coaches family members or business partners who are in deep conflict.  He talked about the chemical reasons that people say terrible things when they are angry, scared or tired, and provided coping mechanisms to respond. [caption id="attachment_1614" align="alignleft" width="150"] Michel Zelnick, Speaker for the Healthy Aging Conference 2015[/caption]   Dr. Dee Silver, MD, talked about the general causes of degenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's and gave practical advice for seeking valuable treatments and avoiding the scams. Colin Depp, Ph.D. spoke about successful cognitive and emotional aging, why people in their middle ages (40's to 50's) tend to be the most unhappy, and seniors report being the happiest in their lives in their golden years.  One surprising topic; people report spending a lot of time watching TV, but say they are the least happy when they are watching TV.  So get outside and be social with others, and grow old to be really happy! It was a truly wonderful event and I'm grateful to be part of it.  I can't wait for next year's line up! At Home Nursing Care works hard to provide quality Los Angeles and San Diego senior services to help people age well in their homes.  We offer hourly, daily and 24 hour care with caregivers, LVN's...