During this desperate time of pandemic we send our warmest greetings from H.E.L.P. and hope you are all staying safe and well. Who could have ever imagined that in our lifetime anything could occur that would bring the world as we know it to a standstill. Although the U.S. death rate during the 2018-19 flu […]
Alcohol abuse can put the elderly at risk for internal bleeding, heart problems and difficulties in breathing. Alcohol-related illnesses are a major cause of premature death. Among persons older than 65, moderate and heavy drinkers are 16 times more likely than nondrinkers to die of suicide. Less than half of alcoholics over 65 are diagnosed, […]
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H.E.L.P. Honorees Left to right, H.E.L.P. Executive Director Britt Huff (back row), with H.E.L.P.’s 2016 award recipients: Sharon Ryan, Sharon Guthrie, and Sherry May Published in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News 6/23/16 Sharon Guthrie, Sharon Ryan and Sherry May were recognized at Healthcare and Elder Law Programs’ 20th Anniversary gala celebration June 10 at the […]
H.E.L.P.’s annual Celebrate Summer dinner-dance fundraiser, hosted at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, was a fun opportunity for supporters to dress up for “The Golden Age of Hollywood” theme. The Ralph Scriba Family was the Grand Presenting Sponsor and the Diamond sponsor was Toyota Motor Sales, USA. At the entry, guests encountered life-sized cutouts of […]
Finding a Professional Geriatric Care Manager As part of the normal aging process, many people need assistance with specific types of care. This might mean help with bathing, dressing, preparing meals and accessing transportation. It might also include finding medical services, social orientation and psychological support. A geriatric care manager orGCM is a human service […]
Compulsive cluttering, or hoarding, is defined as the unnecessary retention of objects or animals that may subject the hoarder and others to safety and health hazards. Perhaps because many symptoms of hoarding intensify over time, they seem to be more common in seniors than in younger adults. Those who hoard often leave rooms filled with […]
Finding Residential Care can be confusing and is often a maze to navigate. H.E.L.P. has created a set of strategies and a listing of local resources to help you out with this. Please download this tool by clicking here. For questions on this tool and other care questions, please contact H.E.L.P.