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We are very grateful to our wonderful quality in home care clients who reacted quickly and reasonably last week when 11 different fires broke out across San Diego County. In all, emergency responders sent out 125,000 evacuation notices as more than 10,000 acres burned. Many of our At Home Nursing Care clients had to be quickly moved for their safety. "I’m grateful to Director of Operations Chelsea Kennedy and Caregiver Manager Denise Helmstetler who turned our office into a command post," said Lauren Reynolds, founder of At Home Nursing Care, a leading provider of quality in home care across San Diego County and West Los Angeles County. "They worked long days and gave our clients and employees all the help and support needed to stay out of harms way," Reynolds said. [caption id="attachment_1434" align="alignleft" width="150"] Chelsea and DeniseBest In Home Care Managers[/caption]   Kennedy and Helmstetler put a map on the wall and then marked where all of our employees and clients live.  Then they monitored emergency announcements and news reporting to see which clients should be moved during the fire evacuations in San Diego. Supervising Nurse Denise Callas activated our emergency disaster plan for our most medically fragile clients. When the smoke cleared, we had 4 clients and 4 employees evacuated. Thankfully, everyone is fine, except for one employee whose apartment building was damaged.  Her belongings are smoky. Unfortunately, we expect this fire threat to continue through the beginning of November. It’s a good time to give some extra thought to emergency plans, such as places where dependent elderly relatives should be taken during evacuations. The shelters are often not an option, as our dementia clients would not fare well in such a confusing atmosphere.  Perhaps think of nearby relatives or friends or hotels as an option.  The situation can change quickly, so have a couple options in mind. We also gave out recognition to employees who went above and beyond to provide quality and emergency in home care,  including working extra hours under pressure. Two of the employees recognized were Olga and Jennifer, long time employees who are part of our Care Ambassador program. [caption id="attachment_1433" align="alignright" width="150"] Olga and JenniferQuality In Home Care Providers[/caption] Thank you to everyone who helped and thank you to the many first responders and firefighters who kept these 11 fires from causing even more damage. At Home Nursing Care provides quality in home care to those facing a loss of independence due to age or health related factors.  We are dementia care specialists and we are licensed by the California Department of Public Health to offer nursing in the home.  We help you live a better life at home.  ...

At Home Nursing Care is proud to support the mission of PFAC, the Professional Fiduciary Association of California.  This group aims to help the elderly and vulnerable by providing impartial fiduciary services, such as administering the trusts and finances for people who can no longer manage their affairs due to age or  health related factors. This is the second year that At Home Nursing Care has sponsored the PFAC annual conference as an exhibitor.   More than 700 people attended, including fiduciaries, attorneys who specialize in elder law, trust attorneys and accountants. [caption id="attachment_1384" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Lynda Clerke, Lauren Reynolds, Adriana Beischl at the At Home Nursing Care table[/caption]                 At Home Nursing Care can help professional fiduciaries by providing high quality in home care with employees who are screened, bonded, insured and supervised.  As a full service agency, we take full liability for all payroll taxes, worker's compensation insurance and following ever changing labor codes.  We are BBB Accredited, and we are certified by the California Association for Health Services at Home and the American Board of Home Care.  We are also members of PFAC. "We want to partner with professional fiduciaries that share our value of honest, compassionate service that enhances people's lives," said Lauren Reynolds, Founder/Administrator of At Home Nursing Care.  At Home Nursing Care also provides free continuing education for fiduciaries with meets state regulatory criteria. By attending the conference, our managers, including Lynda Clerke, who handles community relations, and Adriana Beischl, who is Operations Manager of the LA office, both learned the various challenges fiduciaries face while administering trusts.  We also learned which pitfalls lead to the most actions taken against fiduciaries. At Home Nursing Care provides hourly, daily, or 24/7 care of clients throughout San Diego county and West LA and South LA.  We can help with companionship, constant safety monitoring, bathing, dressing, meal preparation, activities, and our licensed medical services include providing LVN's or RN's to work in our client's homes.  We are licensed in San Diego County by the California Department of Public Health. Contact At Home Nursing Care to see how we can enhance the life of someone you love with quality in home care you can trust. Visit us online at athomenursingcare.com, or call us at 760-634-8000.    ...

At Home Nursing Care is pleased to announce we've opened in Los Angeles to provide quality home care services to the South Bay and Westside communities of LA. The office, located on Overland Avenue in Culver City, is one mile from where founder Lauren Reynolds grew up. [caption id="attachment_1320" align="alignright" width="150"] Community Members Celebrate Opening[/caption] "I'm so happy to be back in my childhood community, bringing quality home care Los Angeles services to the area where I have many friends going back decades," Reynolds said. [caption id="attachment_1318" align="alignleft" width="150"] Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for At Home Nursing Care[/caption] The Culver City Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting attended by dozens of family members, friends, community leaders and employees. "Thank you for joining us for this festive day and keep us in mind if we can provide homecare  in Los Angeles for someone you love," LA Manager Adriana Sabogal Beischl told the crowd. At Home Nursing Care's Homecare Los Angeles division provides non medical in home care along with nurse case management.  Each case is opened by a Registered Nurse along, who provides a no-cost physical assessment and home safety evaluation.  Services are available hourly, daily or around the clock. The company has a thoroughly screened, trained and bonded group of employees who can help with medication reminders, personal care, meal preparation, constant safety monitoring and companionship. "We are so fortunate that we had clients calling us for service before we even opened our doors, and we are dedicated to providing the high quality services our community members deserve and need," Reynolds said. The Home Care Los Angeles office  is the second office for At Home Nursing Care, which opened in San Diego in 2010.  The company was founded by Reynolds, an award winning consumer advocate and former Investigative News Reporter after her own mother needed in home care while battling terminal cancer age age 58. Founded on the principles of quality customer service, integrity and reliability, At Home Nursing Care has grown to become a licensed Home Health Agency in San Diego and a leading provider of continuing education for nurses, social workers, Nursing Home Administrators and private Fiduciaries.   To learn more about the company, visit our website, www.athomenursingcare.com, or call the Los Angeles home health care office at 310-692-9627, the San Diego office at 760-634-8000....

At Home Nursing Care is pleased to announce that founder and administrator Lauren Reynolds of San Diego has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce for her efforts to improve homecare in San Diego. "This is such a wonderful honor, I'm very thankful to the chamber and to my incredible staff of employees for making this possible," Reynolds said. She was recognized for growing her non-medical in home care business to more than 75 employees and for revenue growth topping 300% for the last three years.  Her employees enjoy higher than industry standard wages, a 401 K with a 4% company match and ongoing training. In addition, At Home Nursing Care and its subsidiary, At Home Care Solution, are a leading provider of free continuing education for health care professionals. Reynolds founded her company in 2010 after experiencing first hand the need for quality in home care.  Her mother, who died at age 58, needed home care for the last 10 months of her life.  The experience inspired Reynolds to retire from a 15 year career as a news reporter for 10 News. "Home care is my calling now, and I'm so grateful for the clients and their families who put their trust in me.  I've never regretted making this change, and I truly appreciate the recognition," she said. At Home Nursing Care & At Home Care Solution, Inc. provide non-medical in home personal care and specialize in dementia care.  At Home Nursing Care is licensed by the California Department of Public Health as a private duty home health agency.  We offer quality care you can trust with nurse oversight.  Call 888-634-8004 or visit our website, www.athomenursingcare.com, to learn more!   ...

Homecare San Diego leading provider, At Home Nursing Care,  announces a new service to its homecare San Diego clients, free Lifeline Medical Alert Services for clients with 30 hours of service or more each week. It's part of their "we care even when we're not there" program. "Many of our clients can only afford 30 hours of home care a week of care, but we want them to have the peace of mind that they can still get immediate help in case of a fall when their home care professional is not in the home with them," said Lauren Reynolds, Administrator/Founder of At Home Nursing Care and homecare San Diego administrator. Home care LifeLine San Diego clients are offered the basic push button devices which alerts a call center in the United States in the event of an emergency. [caption id="attachment_808" align="alignleft" width="150"] Alert Pendant[/caption]     Dispatchers in that call center can alert 911, if needed.  Some clients may elect to pay a slightly higher rate to get the automatic fall detector.  According to the manufacturer, the automatic alert pendant sends a signal to the dispatch center whenever someone wearing it has fallen, even if that person does not have the ability to press the button. "We are currently taking care of clients who were seriously injured by a fall and so they feel anxiety about being in their home alone.  If they can't afford 24/7 home care in San Diego, at least they can feel like they have a partner looking out for them." In addition to paying the basic monthly fee for clients, At Home Nursing Care can often negotiate with the Manufacturer to waive the installation charge.  However, this is on a case by case basis as long as certain promotions last. "One of our homecare San Diego clients calls the Lifeline pendant her 'night nurse', she really is thankful to have it.  She presses it once a month just to make sure someone answers, and they always do," explained Reynolds. [caption id="attachment_809" align="alignright" width="150"] Medication dispenser[/caption] Another homecare San Diego service available is an automatic medication dispenser.  At Home Nursing Care has a medication management service where a registered nurse can fill the dispenser, which automatically dispenses medications in little dose cups at pre-set times.  Call for more information about that program or any other homecare San Diego needs you may have. At Home Nursing Care provides non-medical home care in San Diego  along with skilled services such as medication management, diabetes care and nurse case management.  Homecare can be provided hourly, daily, around the clock or as a "live-in" basis.  Caregivers can help with bathing, dressing, incontinence care, meal preparation, light housework and incidental transportation.  All of At Home Nursing Care's homecare professionals are screened, bonded, insured, trained and supervised to provide quality in home care the community can trust. Call At Home Nursing Care at 760-634-8000 for a n0-cost in home assessment by a registered nurse and see how we can enhance the quality of life for yourself or someone you love....

At Home Nursing Care is pleased to congratulate our exceptional San Diego in home care provider, Ade, for her acceptance into a 3 year MD residency program.  Ade will be traveling from San Diego to Forest Hills Hospital in New York this week to begin the program.  She plans to work in internal medicine. [caption id="attachment_949" align="alignright" width="150"] Congratulations Ade for her acceptance into a 3 year MD Residency program. Thank you for providing such great San Diego in home care to our clients![/caption] Ade has been a wonderful addition to our At Home Nursing Care staff, putting her best effort into making sure her clients had all the comforts she can provide.  She took excellent care of a client in the last stages of life on hospice and also cared for a dementia client with compassion, great skill and professionalism.  She is exactly the kind of intelligent and warm hearted person we seek to hire. Although we are so sad to see Ade go, we are very proud of the difference she will make in people's lives as an MD! Congratulations Ade and best luck over the next 3 years! At Home Nursing Care provides non-medical San Diego in home care and also skilled nursing in our clients homes.  Our caring, professional staff sets us apart from other home care providers.  If you or someone you love would benefit from top quality San Diego in home care, give At Home Nursing Care a call at 760-634-8000.    ...

At Home Nursing Care Founder Lauren Reynolds will appear on San Diego Six tomorrow, during their San Diego Living program.  She'll explain why she launched At Home Nursing Care after her own mother's battle to stay safe at home with terminal cancer. [caption id="attachment_940" align="alignright" width="117"] Lauren Reynolds, Founder, At Home Nursing Care[/caption] [caption id="attachment_941" align="alignleft" width="150"] Lauren Reynolds with her mother, Mary Kay, before her death at age 58. Also pictured is Lauren's son.[/caption] She'll also talk about what sets At Home Nursing Care apart in terms of our quality employees, exclusive training programs and our state approved ongoing continuing education for nurses, social workers and the public. Tune in at 9:00 am to San Diego Six to see Lauren being interviewed live! At Home Nursing Care is a provider of quality San Diego in home care services and in home nursing.  We offer non-medical caregivers, nurse case management, live in and hourly care across San Diego County. We are also licensed by the California Department of Public Health to provide medical in home care, with our skilled nurses and our licensed vocational nurses.  Care can be provided with daily, weekly, or even monthly visits.  We also offer skilled nursing care in the home around the clock for those patients who need continuous care. Call 760-634-8000 to learn more today!    ...