Looking Back at 2018
2018 was an exciting year for Lifespan. We celebrated our 35th year serving Santa Cruz County by hosting an open house for our clients, their families, and community partners. We take pride in our ability to continue to grow our services to meet needs of local elders and we are most grateful for the trust and loyalty of clients and our staff who have enabled us to reach this milestone.
This year Lifespan initiated a life enhancement program called Well-Being to bring joy back into the lives of seniors who are less able to do the things that that have brought them pleasure in the past. Specially trained Personal Assistants deliver individualized client-centered activities and outings.
A consistent agency goal is to maintain a high level of skill for our caregivers. Lifespan provided several very well-received in-house trainings to our home care aides and personal assistants including sessions on dementia care and the extremely popular workshop on preparing nutritious, tasty meals.
In November we honored our caregivers and their families with an appreciation Fiesta. Our wonderful caregivers are the foundation of Lifespan, without whom we would not be the successful organization that we are. The fiesta included games for adults and children, a taco truck and additional taste treats, musical entertainment by NextStage and awards for caregiver longevity and performance.
An exciting achievement was being voted runner-up in the Senior Services category in the Good Times “Best Of” awards. We are aiming for 1st place in 2019! Stay tuned for more info.
In honor of our 35th year Lifespan presented a donation to Grey Bears, a local non-profit that serves low-income elders and others.
In keeping with our 25-year tradition, Lifespan was a proud sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in September. Our staff formed a highly enthusiastic team which surpassed our fundraising goal and brought in just under $8,000! We’re already aiming higher for 2019!
The entire Lifespan staff sends warmest wishes to our entire community for a safe and joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy 2019. We are so very grateful to all of the families who have entrusted loved ones to our care and to those in the community who recommend us to others. Cheers to all!
Lifespan is a comprehensive aging care management agency dedicated to providing the highest quality and most cost-effective care. We strive to maximize the health, safety, comfort, and independence of aging persons within our community.
Enhancing Life, Finding Joy
Our Personal Assistants (PA's) help aging persons with life activities that younger people often take for granted. These specialized services assist with hobbies, social outings, home organization, escort to physician appointments and bill-paying. Assistance with arranging home repairs, care of pets, gardening, learning to use smart phones and computers, and fitness activities have also been helpful to our clients.
In 2018, we plan to hire additional PA's to increase and enhance our new PA services.
Home Care Aides Needed
In 2018, we hope to hire 50 new Home Care Aide employees for our growing list of clients. Please click here to fill out an application.
“Rave reviews to Lifespan, especially to my Care Manager and Personal Assistant.
Wow! They are both amazingly compassionate, efficient, great communicators,
fast, funny ... all the adjectives that I love.”
- Bonnie B., Former Client
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your stellar customer service during my father's time of need. His hospitalization occurred without warning and I found myself scrambling for after care resources. Lifespan was one of a half dozen offerings I contacted, yet you were the quickest responder to my needs. You reached out by phone and email, offering a compassion not felt by other later responders. You were quick to provide services that may apply to my father's situation and explain in detail so I could envision the big picture. You sent me pricing information and a contract quickly so I could review and you were extremely responsive to my follow-up questions. All of these actions helped me emotionally to feel like I was not alone in my father's plight.