Senior Care and Nursing Homes Tomorrow

Senior Care and Nursing Homes Tomorrow

On this podcast we discuss senior living and nursing home life. If you're considering moving to a senior living community or assisted living facility, or finding support for the type of care you need this podcast will help you navigate your options. We cover everything senior care from industry leaders with special focus on healthcare.


July 19, 2022 3 min

The St. Paul's PACE Supportive Housing is providing housing for our participants and for the homeless community in San Diego through an At Risk Program. We service only seniors fifty five and older. We find that if you, you feel safe and you have a place where you can cook your own meals and have safety of locking your door so you can sleep at night. That people once they move in the first night, they sleep a very long time. It...

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I am.. I am so in admiration of her determination and her commitment to doing the very best she can every day despite a disability which is cerebral palsy and also rheumatoid arthritis.

So Kim, when did you move to the St. Paul's Plaza Independent Living? Three or four years ago. And what do you enjoy about living here? The pool and socializing with people. I love to swim, of course. I learned how to swim before I learn how to ...

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Hi, I'm Latressa Downey. I'm the administrator here at St. Paul's Villa at Bankers Hill where we offer our Reflections Memory Care Program. Recently, St. Paul's conducted a study into Dementia and Memory Loss, and we not only looked at the care we provide our residents, but also the other many facets of living with this.

These include family involvement, the transition from home to community, education for loved ones...

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KUSI News Anchor: As retiring after more than three decades on the job. After the break, we'll be speaking with Cheryl Wilson about her upcoming retirement and the search for her successor.

Commercial: Roses are red, full tiles are blue when you're upgrading your home. How about your whole..

KUSI News Anchor: 30 years, and now she's retiring. So joining me now is CEO and President of St. Paul's Senior Services, of cou...

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NBC 7 News Anchors: For the factors have largely resulted in milder symptoms. As we have been reported among people who are fully vaccinated and boosted, but there's still a significantly higher risk to older people, regardless of their vaccination status, NBC 7, Joe Little visited St. Paul's Manor in Bankers Hill, an independent senior living community today to see how they're handling the latest surge of cases.

Joe Lit...

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Jenny Milkowski: View here. Hey, a position elected by her peers Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of St. Paul's Senior Services, Ellen Schmeding takes on a new leadership state position advocating for our local seniors as well as seniors across the state. So, Ellen is with me now. Good morning to you. 

Ellen Schmeding: Good morning! Hi. Thank you, Jenny.

Jenny Milkowski: Um, so this, um, is, is the first ever California...

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Angi: St. Paul's PACE Roving Clinic is finally here and ready to hit the streets to serve our seniors in San Diego. We're so excited to show you around. Dr. Lee, tell us about our clinic on wheels. 

Dr. Lee: Well, if you all remember about a year and a half ago, when pandemic hits San Diego, we were not able to bring in our frail seniors to the clinic. Because of that, we have to develop new and innovative ways to serve them...

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November 22, 2021 6 min

Voice Over: This is Good Morning, San Diego. 

Allie Wagner: Good morning, San Diego. I'm Allie Wagner, and for more infiny 

Paul Rudy: I'm Paul Rudy. Today is Thursday, November 18th. Happy nine o'clock Allie.

Allie Wagner: Yes, definitely. And coming up in this nine o'clock hour of good morning, San Diego. We're gonna start, Uh.

Paul Rudy: I believe the last name is pronounced Lapadula, Kelly Lapadula from St. Paul...

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November 22, 2021 4 min

Rafael Valazquez: My name is Rafael Velasquez. I'm a nurse here at St. Paul's PACE in Chula Vista. Uh, I've been here with, um, St Paul's PACE for about two years, What is PACE.

Jaime Meza: My name is Jaime Meza also a nurse here at PACE Chula Vista clinic. Uh, I've been working for PACE for two years and 11 months. So about to hit that three-year mark.

Working here at PACE Program I know you work with the elderly...

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Mark: Dad and I've known about St. Paul's for years because we live in the neighborhood. In fact, I'll never forget about 10 years ago, he mentioned that maybe he'd like to live here one day. So, when we decided it was time for dad to find a safer place to live. This was yeah, safer than in our old house. Then we knew that this was one of our priority places to look at.

Tisa: When my mom needed to move into a place t...

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Kandice Medina: St. Paul's Senior Services Nursing and Rehabilitation is an award-winning 59 bed center in the heart of Bankers Hill, which offers 24/7 nursing and excellent rehabilitative care. We offer individualized care plans from assistance with activities of daily living to physical speech and occupational therapy.

What sets us apart is our well-trained and professional staff. We serve with kindness and compassion, providi...

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Dr. Victor Lee: Hi! I'm Dr. Victor Lee. I'm one of the physicians here at St. Paul's PACE. Uh, want to give you a little background of what we do here at St. Paul's. St. Paul's PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly . We've been running San Diego PACE for close to 12 years, a little over 12 years. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive PACE program.

Like senior home care, medical, nursing, th...

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10 News Anchor: Medical care for seniors can be difficult during the pandemic due to home isolation and transportation. But as ABC 10 news reporter, Steve Smith explains a much-needed PACE clinic in Encinitas has made life easier for seniors in the North County.

Steve Smith: St. Paul's PACE is a nonprofit that provides medical care for seniors, in home services for seniors and social worker for elderly for low-income seniors liv...

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January 26, 2021 3 min

Narrator: St. Paul's Senior Services has been serving the San Diego senior community for 60 years. During this time, generations of San Diego families have benefited from the programs and services provided by this award-winning organization. 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. But especially organizations like St. Paul's Senior Services, who currently care for over 1600 seniors. Keeping them safe while continuing...

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Elden Thompson: Think very seriously about getting your vaccine.

Teresa Sardina:  How the vaccine rollout is impacting senior living.

CBS 8 Studio Anchors:  As we've seen time and time again, the pandemic has made life tough for San Diego's senior community, forcing them to adapt to change and tirelessly wait for the vaccine. News 8, Teresa Sardina reports from St. Paul Senior Services at Bankers Hill, and has more on how COV...

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All seniors and long-term senior living homes continue to get vaccinated along with the workers and the staff who care for them. 

I'm just grateful to the government for making the levels of the immunization very clear so that healthcare workers are number one and then our vulnerable seniors are number two on the list to receive the immunizations. 

Cheryl Wilson is purposely dressed in red, white, and blue. She has been waiting f...

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A senior care services facility in Bankers Hill is among the first in San Diego County to vaccinate its residents and employees. ABC 10 news reporter Marie Cornell introduces us to the first person in line. 

Eldon Thompson: Oh yeah, I'm ready for it. That's that's totally. 

Marie Cornell: Eldon Thompson. Couldn't wait to get his COVID-19 vaccine.

He was so excited. He volunteered to be the first one among the group at ...

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St. Paul's senior citizen homes Continues Vaccination Clinics

Paul Rudy: All right. County officials recently approved COVID vaccinations for individuals aged 75 years and older. Joining us now to discuss the latest on vaccinations and the implicate implementation for seniors as St. Paul senior services, C E O Cheryl Wilson. Good morning, Cheryl. 

Cheryl Wilson: Good morning, how are you Paul?

Paul Rudy: Or, you know, it's a h...

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Once in a while you have one of these serendipitous moments where you learn something that's completely different than what you thought you knew. And that is the Genesis for this conversation. I am talking to Cheryl Wilson, who is in charge of the St. Paul's PACE program out of the San Diego area, correct? Yes. So let's start with actually Boone. What St. Paul's is. Well, thank you. Yes, I'm sure. Wilson. I'...

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With the year 2020 St. Paul Senior Services has now been serving San Diego seniors for 60 years.

St. Paul Senior Services has cared for thousands of seniors over these 60 years. We've earned many prestigious awards for our communities and care, and have had many influential visitors.

The idea for St. Paul senior services began in 1953 when father Harold Robinson of St. Paul's Church and its parishioners had the vision to buil...

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