Partners in Care Foundation Inc
Tax id (EIN)
Address732 Mott Street Suite # 150
San Fernando, CA 91340
Partners in Care Foundation provides social support services to help older adults, and adults with disabilities, to live and age with dignity and independence. One of our biggest programs is Care Transitions, which helps people to make a successful recovery after leaving the hospital by connecting them with community programs and services that can greatly lower their chances of readmission. The latest data shows that our program has helped 560 Kern County residents to avoid the trauma and expense of having to go back into the hospital – that’s a reduction rate of 39%!
Here’s the story of how we helped one Kern County resident get back on his feet. With your generous support, we’ll be able to help many more.
Frank, who lives in Bodfish, sure gave Partners in Care coach Ida a run for her care transition money! In his 60s with multiple chronic conditions and recovering from addiction, he needed help with food, transportation and legal aid following a recent stay in the hospital. The Bakersfield meals on wheels program didn’t cover his area, so Ida had to find another non‐profit organization that delivers meals to the homebound to serve him. Rides to his medical appointments in town were arranged with a local transportation company, in cooperation with his Kern Family Medi-Cal plan and physician. During their first follow‐up call, Ida discovered that an angry ex‐spouse was threatening the security of Frank’s living situation through legal action against his home. He couldn’t afford a lawyer so she recommended Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, which provides free legal services to clients aged 60 and older. She gave him the best contact person there and coached him on how to most clearly explain his situation. His legal case is still in progress, but he’s got the defense team he needs to protect his quality of life. The food and transportation support, plus some education on managing his conditions, have all empowered him to enjoy better health and stay out of the hospital.