The center co-locates quality senior programs with conventional clinic services such as prenatal, internal medicine, dental health, pediatrics and even HIV specialty care. The first-of-its-kind in the nation to be operated by an independent community-based non-profit, the center will allow seniors who come in for clinical care to access an array of supportive services (such as social work services, counseling and meals) and will allow seniors enrolled in support programs to have direct access to primary medical care.
The center's comprehensive and specialized services for the whole family, from birth to the golden years, will be a significant addition to a community with a patient-to-doctor ratio of 10,000 to 1. This is startling when one considers that communities in
"AltaMed's Family Health and Wellness Center in
"The opening of the AltaMed Family Health and Wellness Center serves as a powerful example of what dedicated advocates can do to minimize the effects of our health care crisis on our most vulnerable populations. For more than 39 years, AltaMed has served as a passionate champion on this issue," said Congresswoman
The state-of-the-art center, financed with a combination of government resources, private foundations and individual donors, features a full service clinic, completely digital dental technology, electronic medical records, a new x-ray room, general surgery services (outpatient and non-invasive procedures) and smart chip equipment for physical therapy. To ensure patients are seen in an efficient and effective manner, a lighting system will monitor visits from the moment they enter the treatment rooms to the moment they leave. The system allows AltaMed professionals to know the exact stage of a patient's visit and eliminates the need to rely on public address systems or walkie-talkies.
The senior services offered at the El Monte Family Health and Wellness Center are administered at the adjoining AltaMed Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Center. The ADHC is designed to offer adults 18 years and older a wide array of programs and services that include transportation to and from the ADHC, nursing care, individual counseling, physical, occupational and speech therapy, recreational activities, emotional support for caregivers, health education classes and other community resources. The ADHC is focused on promoting independence for its participants; a factor important to the well being of the adult and his/her family caregivers.
"I am very grateful for AltaMed's ADHC at the Family Health and Wellness Center because it allows me to look forward to something during the day and provides me and my family with the medical and emotional support we need," said
"Being at AltaMed is like being with your second family; they truly make sure you receive the care you need." AltaMed has recently opened ADHC facilities in
The new AltaMed Family Health and Wellness Center is located at 10418 Valley Blvd.,
The services offered at AltaMed's ADHC facilities are available free of cost to individuals enrolled in Medi-Cal or private pay for non-Medi-Cal beneficiaries. For more information on AltaMed Services please call (877) 462-2582.
ABOUT ALTAMED HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION
AltaMed Health Services, a private nonprofit organization, is a major provider of health and human services in the
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