Serving Patients Through the COVID Pandemic
While it has been a rough year and half since the pandemic shutdown, Wellness on Wheels is coming back strong. We are looking at our gains not our losses and hoping for the opportunity to help more families near and far gain strength, knowledge and peace of mind while caring for their loved ones.
The Care Coordination work we have been doing has really shown to be the most needed in our community. Having an incredible network of premium providers has made it so easy to help families both navigate and make decisions regarding the care their loved ones need. We always hit the ground running when a call comes in asking for support as someone is coming home from a hospital or rehab facility. Lots of moving parts are quickly organized so the transition is smooth and well organized. Whether it’s caregiving, home health, palliative care or even hospice- everyone is always available at a moment’s notice. Additionally, our Clinical team and ancillary team has geared up once again to provide a collaborative approach to managing care plans.
One of our challenges has been the accessibility to our clients. Only recently have the assisted living communities opened their doors to visitors and vendors. Our practitioners can now conduct their sessions face to face as well as teach group classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, dance and senior exercise. After a long period of isolation, getting back in the swing of things is exciting for the seniors and the practitioners.
The biggest news for Wellness on Wheels is that we are gearing up a telehealth program for the movement therapy department. Under the direction of Robert Stone, our program director, we are introducing both individual and group sessions virtually so that more people can tap into our team’s expertise. Both Robert and our new therapists have a wide range of experience and training in working with movement disorders, dementia, stroke and many other conditions.
Individual clients can purchase a series of sessions that will be tailored to their needs by the therapist of their choice. Senior communities may also purchase virtual group classes that are either aired live or at the time of their choice. With the price of gas skyrocketing, we see this option as one that can help more of our current and new clients without experiencing any setbacks in their therapeutic progress. It’s a safe and cost effective option for everyone including those with special care needs. Tune in for our pricing specials to be announced throughout our social media within the next couple of weeks.
Thank you all for your continued support and belief in our vision. We have been in business for 21 years and I am proud to have made an impact on so many lives and created an amazing team of professional who are truly dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our clients and their families.
Introducing Team Members
Wellness on wheels is now offering telehealth services to the community to help increase the accessibility to safe and affordable care services in Los Angeles county and to other parts of the country. Connecting our network of skilled practitioners to where they are needed.
For more information about our telehealth services feel free to send us an email, or contact us.
Several of our Wellness on Wheels team members are offering free or discounted consultations and online exercise classes during the Pandemic shut down restrictions. Here is just a short list of how we can help you and your family both in person or virtually.
Gigi DeSouki, MHA
Free half hour telephone consultation on care planning.
Dr. Andrea Renee, DACM, MATCM, LAc.
(Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Primary Care Physician specializing in pain control, stress management and weight loss) – telemedicine virtual consultations by appointment.
Robert Stone, MS
(Movement Therapist and Kinesiologist) – Free virtual and initial one-on-one assessments.
Free virtual and initial one-on-one assessments.
Free virtual and initial one-on-one assessments.
(Certified Fall Prevention Professional) – Free half hour telephone consultation on high risk and fall prevention issues.
Michaell Patinelli , Esquire
(Free telephone or virtual consultation on trust estate planning)
If you are interested in connecting with any of these professionals or have questions on any of the many services we provide through Wellness on Wheels or its exclusive network of community agencies, please feel free to contact Gigi directly.
Gigi DeSouki has a strong background in Health Care Management, with over thirty five years of experience in various areas of domestic and international health care delivery systems. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.