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National Family Caregivers Month
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. works closely with caregivers and clients. This month we want to show our appreciation and support all caregivers who put their time into caring those in need. We recognize caregivers as part of National Family Caregivers and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. We are all thankful to the care provided by caregivers within the home and community. Caregivers can be a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after an individual. Caregiving has much more meaning than just being a job or responsibility. It takes great challenge for a person to become someone’s caregiver. You need to have a compassionate heart, patient, understanding, and able to encourage an individual. Caregiving touches almost everyone especially the family that they care for that is why National Alliance for Caregiving is giving 2014 a theme for National Family Caregivers Month as “Care Comes Home.”
Senior Center in the Park Groundbreaking
The Huntington Beach Council on Aging and the City of Huntington Beach hosted a groundbreaking of the new Senior Center in the Park.
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, we had a chance to attend this fun and wonderful event on a sunny afternoon. On that day, many attendants joined together to break ground on the Senior Center site at 4 pm at Goldenwest and Talbert Avenue. There were many entertainment and refreshment served for attendants.
The event was welcomed by a Mayor Matthew Harper and Huntington Beach Council on Aging. Everyone enjoyed the refreshment and shoveled in dirt with laughter.
Huntington Landmark Health Fair
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. often participates in local health fairs in senior centers and senior communities to provide seniors with healthful knowledge and information about our in-home care services that we offer.
At health fairs, community organizers, nutritionists, peer educators, home care companies work together both directly and indirectly for the community’s improved health. Participating in health fairs helps increase awareness and lit up conversation that would change seniors’ lifestyle and their health ambition. Health fairs gives us opportunity to reach out to seniors in need.
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. CEO, Penny Byram, also attended Huntington Landmark Health Fair and got to have meaningful conversation with many seniors and other health care companies. Here she met a generous lady giving her a goldfish that she won as a prize.
Penny Byram and Chris Goodrum met Cindy Howe, a Community Outreach & Education Manager from Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, at Huntington Landmark Health Fair. Alzheimer’s Family Services Center is dedicated to improving quality of life for families challenged by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia through services tailored to meet individual needs. Alzheimer’s Family Services Center provides many great services such as Free Transportation Services, Caregiver Counseling, Caregiver Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities and many more.
Wanting to know more about in-home care services we provide? CALL US NOW at 1-888-534-8082
Senior Wellness Fair at Community Hospital Long Beach
MemorialCare Community Hospital Long Beach has always collaborate with the California State University Long Internship Program in Nutrition and Dietetics and CSULB Student Active in Community Health in hosting a senior health fair around Fall season.
On October 18th, 2014, Professional Health Care Services, Inc. had a chance to be part of this informative fair and was able to give wellness information to seniors. There were many great and helpful services provided at the fair such as blood sugar (finger-stick) assessments, blood pressure readings, body mass index calculations, eating pattern adjustments and water/fluid intake assessments. At the fair, Professional Health Care Services, Inc. also provided seniors with the knowledge of home care services because we have been providing quality health care, in-home care, referral and placement services for almost 20 years.
We specialize in providing quality in-home care to individuals who need help and assistance for their loved ones at home, in a hospital or any home-setting environment. We are committed to finding the perfect caregiver or nurse to fit each individual’s needs through a careful selection process of matching the personality of our caregivers and the clients.
Our table at Senior Wellness Fair at Community Hospital Long Beach, MemorialCare Health System
CSULB Nutrition and Dietetics and Student Active in Community Health Students at our table
CSULB Student Active in Community Health is promoting Health across cultures.
We had a chance to meet with Elizabeth Batalao, who works with Community Hospital Long Beach as a Food Services Director for many years.
Acacia Adult Day Services’ Women’s Appreciation Tea Party
Acacia Adult Day Services hosted Women’s Appreciation Tea Party together with CalOptima,
Professional Health Care Services, Inc., Widdicombe Enterprises, Inc. dba McDonald’s and
Fairhaven Memorial Parkand Mortuary and many vendors and volunteers.
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. was one of a generous sponsors who supports a non-profit organization.
Many attendants were elder women who enjoy this fun and informative event.
There were many food and lovely dessert provided with the help from volunteers
throughout the event.
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. provides Staffing Caregivers, Placement, and Referral.
At Professional Health Care Services, Inc., we give you many opportunity to give
back to the community and help support seniors.
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CPR/First Aid Training Class Open for Staff and Caregiver
Working closely with the patient and being part of health care industry, one day or another we all will have to involve in a crisis at some point. Knowing what to do in these situations can be difference between someone living or dying, between a temporary or permanent disability. It is importance for everyone to learn and have CPR/First Aid skills.
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. sees the importance of having a CPR/First Aid Certificate and provided the necessary skills and training to our caregiver and staff. CPR/ First Aid Certificate is also a requirement in compliance with healthcare industry guidelines and is part of Professional Health Care Services, Inc’s emphasis on providing the appropriate training for our caregivers as they strive to render quality and professional care to our clients. This month we had many caregivers and staffs signed up for the training class with a certified instructor from the American Heart Association, Jack Grisworld. He provided a 4-hour and fully equipped lesson at our office.
Walking out of Professional Health Care Services, Inc.’s door with the knowledge and understanding of such skill will lead our caregivers and ourselves to a better and safer working habits.
The training was held at Professional Health Care Services, Inc. at 14361 Euclid Street Suite 3D, Garden Grove, CA 92843.
Interested in being part of our professional and skillful team? Call us at 1-888-534-8082 to apply and sign up a friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic training lesson. We assures you leave with the skills to perform basic life support CPR and first aid and become a professional caregiver.
Happy at Home
Senior caregiving agency tells Ezra Center seniors how to stay independent.
By Melissa Marks
Now in its 19th year the Ezra Center is an organization that provides daytime programming, socialization and nutrition to active seniors. Many of these seniors live in north Orange County, but others come from much further away.
“People describe us as a lifeline,” said Eva Silverman, who has served as program director for 18 of those years. “You can take what you want from it – meals, poker and Mah Jongg games, exercise classes and lectures about everything from religion to medicine to how to improve the quality of your life now and later.”
The Ezra Center meets at Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim on Monday and Thursday and at Temple Beth Tikvah in Fullerton on Wednesday. There are lectures, exercise programs and games. Participants can get a full kosher lunch for $5 on Monday and Thursday.
Several recent programs at the Ezra Center have focused on the quality-of-life issues. In July, Professional Health Care Services, Inc. (PHCSI), a family-owned caregiving registry, placement and referral agency that is also 19 years old, brought in speaker John Menzies Clark to talk about “Living at Home as a Senior.” Clark discussed all the ways that seniors can get the help they need to stay in their homes for as long as possible. He talked about the care options that are available to give dignity to people as they age and respite to family members.
For instance, Professional Health Care Services, Inc., provides personalized, quality live-in or hourly home care and hospital sitting by nursing assistants (CNAs), home health aides (HHAs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs). That includes custodial care, personal care, hospital sitting, senior concierge services, in-home support services, post-hospital care, respite care, transportation/errands, hospice care and secretarial/clerical services.
The company provides private duty care for the elderly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The rates charged to clients are based on the level of care needed and the number of hours required by the family. Special arrangements can be made to help those who cannot afford private duty care.
PHCSI, serving Orange, which was founded by Penny Byram, serves the Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. Byram believes that “Your loved ones are our loved ones” and in maintaining the dignity of the individual and creating chemistry between caregiver and client. PHCSI has won awards and garnered recognition for its approach to the needs of seniors.
“There was a fine turnout of 25 to 30 people at the presentation,” Silverman said. “The speaker was a good resource, and the program was well received.”
Ezra Center Program Director Margalit Moskowitz added, “People can use this information in the future or share it with other people.”
Getting acquainted at the Ezra Center are Eva Silverman, Ezra Center program chair; Penny Byram, founder and president of Professional Health Care Services, Inc.; Nick Mannering, RN, representative of the Down with Falls Coalition of Orange County; and Jerry Silverman, Ezra Center president.
Ezra Center members listen to Nick Mannering, RN, representative of the Down with Falls Coalition of Orange County.
Happy Labor Day!
Our Intern Graduate!
CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Lu for completing her Human Resources and Administrative internship!
At the start, she came to Professional Health Care Services, Inc. (PHCSI) without any previous experience or knowledge of the administrative system. Now, she has finished her hours – and will be moving forward with plenty of wisdom and skills under her belt! According to Lauren, her experience at PHCSI was “new, unfamiliar, and quick-paced in the beginning”. However she “eventually caught up to the flow and organization of the agency’s work system, became closely acquainted with [her] fellow workers and caregivers, and discovered [her] strengths, weaknesses, and joy from working in administration”.
We were very happy to have her and to teach her these perspectives. Likewise, she showed us her gratitude and appreciation through making us lovely, handmade cards.
Though she will surely be missed, we wish her all the best in her pursuit toward Health Care Administration at Cal State University – Long Beach. We hope, also, that the knowledge she has gained with us will help to give her a great head start on her inevitable future successes!
Happy 4th of July
Our CEO/ Founder Penny Byram helped her Human Resources staff conduct an orientation for the new applicants. Because having a good management team and a well-trained staff ensures that clients receive the quality of service they pay for and deserve. As PHCSI grows, it maintains good rapport is maintained with the workers because of the integral part they play in the company.
Happy Father’s Day
Happy Memorial Day
Happy Mother’s Day
Lunch Sponsor at Huntington Beach Senior Center
On Monday February 24, 2014 Professional Health Care Services, Inc. had a great honor to be able to sponsor senior lunch at Huntington Beach Senior Center. PHCSI also had an opportunity to introduce the in-home care services that we provide both in the home-setting environment and hospital-sitting. A lot were interested in the services, some enjoyed our music,and some won the raffle prizes with big smiles on their faces.
Local Businesswoman Does Rotary Mission in Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines
When a typhoon wreaked havoc on the Philippines in fall 2013, Penny Byram, the founder and president of Professional Health Care Services, Inc., knew she wanted to help. An active Rotarian since her early career days in the Philippines, Byram brought the resources of that organization to bear on the country where she grew up.
Rotary District 5230 in Southern California sent Byram to be an ambassador to the Philippines.It was her job to understand the needs of the areas hardest hit by the typhoon and identify the right Rotary district there to give $38,000 raised by the California district.
While she could not go to the disaster area, Byram, who serves as assistant governor of her local Rotary district, met with the district governor of the Philippines and many representatives of the 10 Rotary districts in the country. There are lots of needs and lots of poor people, she said.
Byram, who believes in giving back to the community in gratitude for her own good fortune, took the opportunity to visit her hometown. There she met distant relatives and gave them jobs as well as money to help them celebrate the holidays.
The happiness I gave to these people is my reward, she concluded. I’m very happy.
Holiday Party 2013
Staff members of Professional Health Care Services, Inc. had fun at the annual holiday party on Monday, December 23. In addition to a potluck dinner and gift exchange, they played games, did karaoke and got better acquainted.
The holiday party was a time to celebrate a birthday too, complete with a cake.
Holidays and the Homebound
This is an exciting season for most people. However, age and illness can affect the way some people react to the holidays, because they will not be at the malls, parties and other festivities for the holidays.
Many people will be limited to their homes, hospitals rooms or nursing homes during the holidays. Seniors, accident victims and individuals with illnesses that keep them in their homes will all be affected.
You can help by bringing the holidays to the people who cherish them the most. Be sure to check whether a person is allowed to have visitors and that any foods you bring are compatible with the individual’s diet and/or medications. Help the individual remember that he or she is a wonderful person, regardless of physical or mental health. Focus on what the person can do rather than what he or she cannot. Check to see if the individual can go out for a short time for a meal in a restaurant or a ride in the car to view Christmas lights. Any chance to change the environment even for a brief time can be great for morale. For more ideas, call or visit us at 1888-534-8082
(Source: Extension Learning Systems, http://www.extension.org/pages/44382/how-can-i-help-persons-that-i-know-who-may-be-homebound-during-the-holidays#.Up-jSfl21Co)
Awards, Awards and More Awards
It’s been an exciting fall for Professional Health Care Services, Inc. Our owner and founder, Penny Byram, received three awards: the Emerging Small Business Award from the Asian Business Association of Orange County, November 16, 2013; the Rise of the Lotus Award for 2013 from the Asian Women Entrepreneurs, September 28, 2013; and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Companies with Less than 50 Employees for 2013 from Asian Enterprise Magazine, September 27, 2013. In addition, Reggie Ramos, caregiver par excellence, received the Care Hero Award from Senior Service on October 19, 2013.
While the winners got to attend elegant events and give speeches, they still scrambled onto their cell phones to make sure every client was covered and the office ran smoothly in their absence. Such is a day in the life of a caregiver.
We are the Professional Health Care Services, Inc.
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. provides quality health care, in-home care, referral, and placement services for over 10 years. Nurses, aides and caregivers will assist with personal care, exercises and medication under the direction of a health care supervisor/coordinator.
Our Core Values:
TRUST: Providing consistent service to our clients using all our skills and abilities.
RESPECT: Providing dignified service and consideration for clients’ rights and choices.
EXCELLENCE: Maintain “Service Above Self” and promising to keep learning and striving.
COMPASSION: Demonstrating kindness, understanding and sensitivity to every individual.
COMMITMENT: Devoting energy and skills to help improve the health and well-being of our clients, their families and their loved ones.
PHCSI Trains and Hires Interns
Penny Byram, the founder and president of Professional Health Care Services, Inc., understands how having the right mentor can enable people to transcend being poor, being new to a country or being inexperienced. An active Rotarian since her early career days in the Philippines, Byram knows that training interns is beneficial to the home health care company she owns, the interns and the overall economy.
Each internship program requires that the intern complete 160 hours of training. Interns must be at least 18 years of age. Most are enrolled at local colleges and universities.
One recent intern, Priscilla Wangcharoenrat, was just hired as a PHCSI employee after completing two rounds of training. Referred by a friend, Priscilla started as an administrative/human relations intern. She spent most of her time calling, scheduling and filing. In the second round, she helped Byram with marketing and sales, using electronic promotional tools such as computer videos and organizing paperwork
I’ve learned so much from Penny about how to run a business by watching what she does, Priscilla said. I’ve also seen how she helps people through Rotary and how she helps her own workers to finish their jobs. I am impressed at how she is a hands-on entrepreneur.
Priscilla’s family has a hotel in Thailand, and she hopes to open a hotel or restaurant herself. As she explained, I started out not being confident about my ability to communicate. By seeing Penny run the business, I’ve learned how to be strong, go out there and do my own thing. Not be shy and speak up.
Another intern, Thong Vo, is planning to transfer from Golden West College to Cal State Long Beach and major in health science and management. His focus was on management of the scheduling of caregivers, the calling of caregivers and the coordination of schedules with other personnel to ensure a smooth workflow.
Thong, who had been a nurse, wants to get experience and then get his bachelors degree. He also serves as a backup caregiver, shadowing other people and stepping in to help when needed.
I knew nothing about healthcare management before I started here, he said. I learned how to be organized. I can see how clients stay with us for a long time when they like us.
For more information, contact Professional Health Care Services, Inc., 14361 Euclid St., Garden Grove, CA 92843; 888-580-2888; ; www.phcsicare.com.
A special greeting of
Thanksgiving time to express
to you our sincere appreciation
for your confidence and loyalty.
We are deeply thankful and
extend to you our best wishes
for a happy and healthy
From the Management and Staff of Professional Health Care Services, Inc.
Senior Care Hero Awards
The celebration of the unsung heroes of senior care who so selflessly give of themselves to care for vulnerable and fragile older adults. Reggie Ramos started as a caregiver since he was young. While he has a degree as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), he prefers to put his heart and soul into caregiving. Many clients have said that Reggie has been like a family member to them.
Leda Amada(Left), Reggie Ramos, and Penny Byram (Right) are proud of Reggie as one of the most dedicated caregivers who was honored as a senior hero!
We are hiring CNA’s, HHA’s, and Caregivers to be one of out team.
Call 1-888-534-8082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntington Beach Senior Saturday
PHCSI participated in the Senior Saturday Festival at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza on Saturday, September 7. We were one of 77 vendors to have a booth and met a lot of great people.
Leda, Ilene, Mary and Chris were on hand at the booth at Senior Saturday in Huntington Beach as everyone complimented our live flowers and attractive design. The orchids were raffled off to lucky winners.
*Caregiving is a combination of passion and doing things from the Heart and the willingness to give.
Penny Byram (R-photo) introduce herself to incoming Pres of Garden Grove Rotary Club Vicki Lea Rodriguez (L- photo)of Farmers and Merchant Bank as fellow Rotarians.
Both will be serving their term of leadership in 2013-2014. Penny will serve as Asst. District Governor for Gov. Rae Shirer of District 5320 comprising of 49 local Rotary clubs.
“Service Above Self For Rotarians!!!”
Acacia Adult Day Center held their annual fund raising campaign in the White Rest which are well attended by dignitaries, local city officials, business owners and professionals in the City of Anaheim and Garden Grove. Photos: Garden Grove Rotary Club Officers with Penny Byram,Founder/CEO of Prof’l. Healthcare Svcs and Asst. Dist Gov. Dist 5320 for 2013-2014.
Christmas Potluck Party 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Are you Dedicated, Energetic, and Enjoy working with Geriatrics?
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. is recruiting Sales/Care Coordinator for the #1 booming health-care industry in the USA. Qualified individuals will be trained and assigned to different territories in Orange County as Branch Managers.
Please send resume to email@example.com
Interviews: Every Friday 2pm (by appointment only)
Call 888-534-8082 (ask Penny)
CNAs, HHAs, Caregivers and Nurse-aides
– Must have CPR/First Aid and current TB Test
– Must have at least 1 year experience in Caregiving
– Must have a clean criminal background history
– Must attend PHCSI company guidelines and orientation procedure
Call for an appointment or apply personally to Professional Healthcare Services, Inc. (PHCSI) at 1-888-534-8082.
We cover Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside County areas.
For more information and questions re: In-Home Care AND Care-giving, please contact Professional Health Care Services, Inc. at 888-304-7531 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PHCSI Grand Opening signals a renewed commitment
The PHCSI strengthened its commitment to professional health care with the inauguration of its new offices in Garden Grove on November 16, Wednesday. The new office allows PHCSI staff to better serve the growing special needs and requirement of the senior citizens.
An appreciation from the Orange County Board of Supervisor, Janet Nguyen and California State Assemblyman, Allan Mansoor were made during the Grand Opening event in acknowledgement of Penny Byram’s 16 years of dedication of providing services to the senior community.
PHCSI Founder and President, Penny Byram, highlighted the humble beginnings of the company whose fulfillment of a mission has been made possible because of a complement of dedicated staff and caregivers who consider their careers an opportunity to express their humanitarian sides.
As a former caregiver herself, Penny understood the significant role of care giving in which to provide special needs and care to the elderly citizens. Penny and her professional staff place a great importance to the traditional role of care giving for the elderly with the purpose of providing relief or respite for the families of their clients.
Attendees at the Ribbon Cutting were…
Dr. Daryoosh Samimi M.D.,
Founder of US Women Medical Institution
Harvey and Ruby Waldron
President of Circle of Friends Huntington Beach Hospital
Former President of Santa Ana North Rotary Club
Dr. Mary, Alan, and Rica
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Basic CPR and First Aid Training
PHCSI Complete Basic CPR and First Aid Training
In line with its no-nonsense approach to provide the necessary skills and training to its caregivers and members of its staff, the Professional Health Care Services, Inc. had the 26 of them undergo the basic CPR and First aid training with no less than a certified instructor from the American Heart Association handling the procedures.
Jack Grisworld had the full four hours to train the participants to gain competence and assurance of being able to deliver even the basic CPR and first aid when the need arises.
The four-hour basic CPR and First aid although, a mandatory requirement in compliance with healthcare industry guidelines, has been considered necessary has part of PHCSI’s emphasis on providing the appropriate training for its caregivers as they strive to render quality care to their clients.
The participants who completed the Basic CPR and First Aid course were issued certifications valid for two years. They also received company T-shirts courtesy of its founder and President, Penny Byram, who for more than 10 years had steered the company skillfully to meet the challenges in the health care industry.
The training was held at the PHSCI new office at 14361 Euclid St. Unit 3D, Garden Grove, CA. 92843.
Jack Grisworld of the American Heart Association handled the Basic CPR and Fist Aid Training of 26 participants from PHSCI.
Under the watchful eye of Jack Grisworld, 26 participants at the training have new confidence necessary in the performance of the work.
PHCSI founder and President, Penny Byram, distributes T-shirts to the participants after the training.
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