CUMC
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Health Ministry

HEALTH WATCH
 

Looking for Health Information You Can Trust?

Check out Medline Plus; a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Read the latest medical research reports or find clinical trials for specific diseases. Look up medication facts, and read about illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease or cancer in the medical encyclopedia or medical dictionary. Watch an interactive health tutorial or connect to other reliable health-related websites.

This service provides information without trying to sell you anything. The material is current and meets government quality standards. Medline Plus ensures that the information is organized and easy to use.

So, when you want to be up to date on the latest health topic, or learn more about the medication the doctor prescribed for you, go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus for information you can trust.

 
Carole Cutler, RN, Health Coordinator
 
 
Something New & Exciting…
The Wellness & Caregiver Center
of Ventura County …
     I had the opportunity to spend an hour over at the new Wellness &
Caregiver Center on Las Posas Road, Bldg. H, Suite 188, for a private
tour of an amazing resource for Camarillo and Ventura County residents. 
In 2008 the Camarillo Health Care District conducted a community needs
assessment that requested that the people of Ventura County describe
their needs, and how the District could help them improve their health status
and quality of life, the community’s response revealed “the reality of life for
many.  "So, in conjunction with the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging,
Kaiser  Permanente and the Partners in Care Foundation they created “a
sanctuary for learning, renewal, and compassionate care.”
     In the weeks ahead I will highlight some of the wonderful resources available
to you and others in Ventura County.  So be sure to drop by and visit this new
resource center in Camarillo.
 
 
“Better Living through Better Choices…”
 
The Wellness & Caregiver Center’s purpose is to “work to humanize,
personalize and demystify the impact of chronic disease and the burden
of caregiving.” With the help of trained professionals the Center will assist
you with educational support services from a library where trained individuals
coach you in online research at the accessible computer workstation or if you
need a private consultation, they will help you navigate through your chronic
disease. Also offered are free classes for “Caregiver at Home” which cover
a variety of topics. No-cost Adult Day Service or in-home respite can be
provided while you learn.  So stop by 3687 E. Las Posas Rd., Bldg H,
Suite 188, Camarillo or call 1-800-900-8582 for more information.

The Wellness & Caregiver Center of Ventura County offers a Stanford
University’s six-week program to educate and empower people living with
chronic disease by teaching coping techniques for frustration, fatigue and
isolation, appropriate use of medication and nutrition, and how to evaluate
new treatments.” Also, a free case management with a comprehensive
assessment and referral services to connect you with existing community
services to support your families challenges. Call 1-800-900-8582 for more
information. 
 
Located at the Wellness & Caregiver Center in Camarillo is a multitude of
community partners that hold office hours so they can provide you with
services such as: legal services, advocacy, health insurance counseling,
health screenings, topical education sessions, and a variety of additional
services. The Brain Injury Center has an office in the new Center and they
provide information, education and outreach with a compassionate support
system to those living with a brain injury. There are many “partners” so visit
www.camhealth.com to see all services provided.
 Carole Cutler, RN