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COVID-19 What Your Test Results Mean!

August 10, 2020

​According to our Infection Control Nurse, this information is helpful to understand the meaning of the results, and how long these results are valid.

What your test results mean

Que significan los resultados de su prueba


EP Rent Help Program Is Now Open!

August 6, 2020

The program, funded by the City of El Paso with funding from the federal CARES Act, will provide rental assistance to landlords on behalf of tenants who are at risk of eviction due to financial hardships caused by COVID-19.

EP Rent Help Program


Together We Remember. Together We Heal.

August 3, 2020

The lives of El Pasoans were forever changed by the August 3, 2019 tragedy.​

As the one year anniversary since the tragedy that struck all our hearts approaches, we continue to mourn the loss of 23 of our community members and love and care for everyone affected.

A year later, we have seen that El Paso is stronger now than ever. Together, we can light a path toward long-term resiliency.​ We are #ElPasoStrong and together we heal.

The City of El Paso, El Paso County, and the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center are hosting different events over the next several days in honor and remembrance of August 3, 2019.

Remembering August 3rd


Remembering August 3, 2019

July 30, 2020

We are coming up on the one year anniversary since the tragedy that struck all our hearts and continues to mourn the loss of 23 of our community members and love and care for everyone affected.

A year later, we have seen that El Paso is stronger now than ever.

Together, we can light a path toward long-term resiliency.​ We are El Paso strong and together we heal. #LoveForElPaso

Remembering August 3, 2019


Dr. Cuauhtémoc Hurtado Appointed as new Medical Director!

July 20, 2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Cuauhtémoc Hurtado as the new Medical Director!

Medical Director Announcement


Paso del Norte Community Foundation Newsletter

June 25, 2020

Learn more about the Bridge Accelerator Program, how it was created and how it expands the participation of local companies as suppliers for large manufacturers

Paso del Norte - Newsletter


COVID-19 Update Information Hub, May 26 Update

May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update Information Hub, May 26 Update


COVID-19 Drive-thru testing sites are now open

May 8, 2020

The City of El Paso partners with Walmart to expand COVID-19 testing.

El Paso Community Letter - Spanish

El Paso Community Letter

City Partners with Walmart


Case Numbers Continue Increasing, Residents Urged to Wear Face Coverings

May 6, 2020

Case Numbers Continue Increasing, Residents Urged to Wear Face Coverings


COVID-19 Update: Positive Cases Reach Over One Thousand

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Positive Cases Reach Over One Thousand


Elder Abuse Prevention Month!

May 5, 2020

Know the signs of adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploration and report it to Adult Protective Services.

Elder Abuse Prevention


City Reports 3 Deaths, Amends Directives and Expands Testing

May 1, 2020

City Reports 3 Deaths, Amends Directives and Expands Testing


Stay up to date with COVID-19 signs and symptons provided by the CDC

May 1, 2020

Bienvivir’s Infection Control RN, recommends to stay up to date with Coronavirus (COVID-19)signs and symptoms provided by the CDC.

This information is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html?deliveryName=USCDC_7_3-DM27152https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html?deliveryName=USCDC_7_3-DM27152


Recovery Numbers Rising, Vulnerable Residents Still at Risk

April 27, 2020

Recovery Numbers Rising, Vulnerable Residents Still at Risk


Stay up to date with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources provided by The City of El Paso Public Health Department.

April 27, 2020

Bienvivir’s Infection Control RN, recommends to stay up to date with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources provided by The City of El Paso Public Health Department. Learn how to stop the spread, symptoms, prevention tips, and what to do if you get sick, closures & special hours are also available. This information is available at: epstrong.org


See how to social distance in your space!

April 21, 2020

Social distancing is the best tool we have to slow the coronavirus outbreak. Augmented reality shows how social distance guidelines can apply in real life and the importance of using a face mask. Augmented reality experience is available on newer iPhones and iPads.

Coronavirus interactive


Stay Safe and Healthy, District 7!

April 20, 2020

Stay Safe and healthy!


Coronavirus in El Paso: Case total reaches 451, one new death reported

April 16, 2020

Coronavirus in El Paso: Case total reaches 451, one new death reported


COVID-19 Update Ten New Cases

April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Stats


EP COVID-19 Information Hub

April 2, 2020

EP COVID-19 Information Hub


COVID-19 Update El Paso Identifies Additional COVID-19 Cases

March 31, 2020

COVID-19Update_El_Paso_Identifies_Additional_COVID-19_Cases.pdf


City Urges Public to avoid Playground and Workout Equipment at City Parks

March 30, 2020

City_Urges_Public_to_avoid_Playground_and_Workout_Equipment_at_City_Parks.pdf


Department of Public Health - Drive Thru Open for Seniors 65 years of age and older.

March 30, 2020

COVID_19_Drive_Thru_Open_for_65_Years_of_age_or_older.pdf

COVID_19Drive_Thru_Open_for_65_Years_of_age_or_older_SPANISH.pdf


An Important Message from City Representative

March 30, 2020

An_Important_Message_from_City_Representative_Henry_Rivera__District_7.pdf


Drive-Thru COVID-19 Specimen Collection Moves into Phase II Seniors with Symptoms Targeted

March 27, 2020

Drive-Thru_COVID-19_Specimen_Collection_Moves_into_Phase_II.pdf


Important Message from City Representative

March 23, 2020

Important_Message_from_City_Representative.pdf


COVID-19 Update- City Facility Closures, Messages from EPE & EPWU

March 19, 2020

COVID-19Update-_City_Facility_Closures__Messages_from_EPE__EPWU.pdf


COVID-19 Update- More Local Cases, Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order

March 19, 2020

COVID-19_Update-_More_Local_Cases__Gov._Abbott_Issues_Executive_Order.pdf


The Paso del Norte Foundation has established the COVID-19 Response Fund

March 19, 2020

Paso_del_Norte_Foundation_has_established_the_COVID-19_Response_Fund.pdf


The new coronavirus may not show signs of infection for many days. How can you know if you are infected?

March 19, 2020

The new coronavirus may not show signs of infection for many days.

How can you know if you are infected?

By the time you have a fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% fibrosis.
Experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning: Take a deep breath and hold it for more than 10 seconds. If you do this successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, there is no fibrosis in the lungs; it basically indicates no infection. In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.

Serious excellent advice by doctors treating COVID-19 cases: • Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry.

• Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why?

• Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach.

• Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus.

• If you don’t drink enough water regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and then the lungs. That’s very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS:

  1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold.

  2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

  3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees C. (About 77 degrees F.) It hates the Sun.

  4. If someone sneezes with it, it goes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

  5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface, wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.

  6. On fabric, it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.

  7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

  8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.

  9. You should also gargle as prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

  10. Can’t emphasize enough - drink plenty of water!

THE SYMPTOMS:

  1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days.

  2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.

  3. With pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.

  4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

Gerry McDougall, Principal, Personalized Medicine and Health Sciences for PwC is Carson Leslie Foundation Board Chairman.


Social Security News Release

March 18, 2020

Online Services Remain Available

News_Release_-_Social_Security.pdf


COVID-19 Update- Health Authority Orders, Court Cancellations + more!

March 18, 2020

COVID-19Update-_Health_Authority_Orders__Court_Cancellations__more!.pdf


A Message from MCA Foundation

March 17, 2020

A_Message_from_MCA_Foundation_President_Emma_W._Schwartz.pdf


National PACE Association COVID-19

March 16, 2020

The National PACE Association report


COVID-19 Facts and Resources

March 16, 2020

COVID-19_Facts_and_Resources.pdf


COVID-19 Update

March 13, 2020

2020_Paso_Del_Norte_COVID_19_update_0313.pdf


Message from Rosemary Castillo, CEO of Bienvivir All-Inclusive Senior Health

August 9, 2019

Message_from_Rosemary_Castillo_for_Website_080719.pdf

RESOURCES.pdf


¡Usted puede cambiar su vida!

February 27, 2019

Clases de Prevención de Diabetes ¡Gratis!

Carolina class Este programa consiste de:

•Un plan aprobado por CDC

•Desarrollo de habilidades para perder peso, ser físicamente más activo y reducir el estrés

•El apoyo de otros participantes con las mismas metas

•16 sesiones semanales

•1 sesión de seguimiento al mes durante seis meses

•Programa en inglés y en español

Para más información contacte:

Jennica Zubiate- Diabetes Program Coordinator Email: Jennica.Zubiate@bienvivir.org

Teléfono: (915) 562-3444 Ext: 5045


You can make a change for Life!

June 22, 2018

FREE DIABETES PREVENTION CLASSES!

Shutterstock 587916800 The program provides:

•A CDC-approved curriculum

•Skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress.

•Support from other individuals who have the same goals as you.

•16 weekly sessions.

•6 month follow- up sessions.

•Program offered in English and Spanish.

For more information contact:
Jennica Zubiate- Diabetes Program Coordinator Email: Jennica.Zubiate@bienvivir.org
Phone: (915) 562-3444 Ext: 5045

CLASSES STARTING NOW!


National Social Work Month

March 19, 2018

National Social Work Month

Social workers By Arnold Naves, S.M.A

In March of each year, Social workers throughout the nation celebrate National Social Work Month (NSWM) in acknowledgement for the contribution of social workers for our society.

Social Work is an aiding profession; their main objective is to improve society’s overall well-being, especially for the most vulnerable populations. ”I became a social worker because I feel there is a lot of injustice in the world. I know I can’t change it, but at least I can help make it better and help our vulnerable populations especially the elderly.” – Lily Velasquez, Social work Manager at Bienvivir.

Social workers concentrate on the person’s environment and emphasis on social justice. They examine their relationships, internal struggles as an individual, family history, community environment and structures or policies that affect them in order to identifying ways to overcome a challenge. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, etc.

Social Work roles at Bienvivir

Social works begins with a file on a new participant, after reviewing the document social workers visits the participants’ home to determine if they live in a safely environment. Defining who lives with the participant and what kind of connection they have with them, establishing who is involved with the participant’s care or if they live on their own.

If the participant lives on his own and are between 80 and 90 years old, then social workers have to find guardianship for them, the main purpose is to help them with daily activities such as paying bills or calling Adult Protective Services (APS) for them to be involved.

After identifying the family members, friends and/or neighbors that are involved with the participant, there is a meeting set up to discuss who is going to be involved with the participants care. Participants can assign someone to make decisions for them if they have capacity to do so.

If the participant lacks capacity to make decisions for themselves, then a family member or their guardian can assist with every decision they have to make and help communicating medical terminology. In addition, they will receive instructions on how to give the participant their medications.

In case of a terminal disease, the social worker communicates with the family and inform them that there is a medical update. A conference is schedule with all the participant’s family, neighbors, friends or guardian who are involved with their care. The participant’s doctor, nurse and social worker provides the medical update in the conference.

The Comfort Care and End of Life Services program is explained to provide end of life medical care and emotional support to the participant and the participant’s family, friends and/or guardian. Social workers educate and assist with establishing health care wishes (Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate, Medical Power of Attorney and/or Living Will).

Social workers within Bienvivir work as roots between the participant and his family. One of the most vital jobs within our organization, we would like to thank each and every one of our Social Workers who act not only as voice for participants who can’t be heard, but are responsible for meeting our participants rights with dignity, compassion, and confidentiality.


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July 17, 2017

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