Military veteran opens FirstLight Home Care location in Temecula

TEMECULA – FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of nonmedical home care, has selected Temecula as one of its newest locations. Temecula residents John and Christine Hamby co-own the new location, which offers a variety of companion and personal care services to residents of Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar and surrounding areas. “We were inspired to open […]

Agencies to offer residents safe place to drop unwanted drugs

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County residents who want to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs can discard them later this month at a variety of locations during a National Drug Take-Back Day. The April 29 effort, organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies, is intended to highlight the […]

Menifee and Hemet Valley Medical Centers Receive 5-Star Healthgrades Awards For 2017

MENIFEE – Menifee Valley Medical Center has received three Healthgrades awards for 2017, a 5-star recipient in Total Knee Replacement, Carotid Surgery, and Pacemaker Procedures. Hemet Valley Medical Center has received two 5-star Healthgrades awards for 2017 for Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Treatment. A 5-star rating indicates that both Menifee and Hemet Valley Medical […]

Mental health and drug abuse is a dual issue

As a member of the Assembly Health Committee and the bipartisan Mental Health Caucus, the critical problem of co-occurring disorders, mental health and drug addiction, leads to increasing crime and homelessness and ultimately impacts safety throughout California. This session I have introduced two bills which will address treatment issues for inmates in county jails with […]

Temecula Valley Hospital earns ‘A’ grade for patient safety

TEMECULA – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades April 12. The Safety Grades assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Temecula Valley Hospital received an “A” for the second time in a row […]

Murrieta Gardens celebrates grand re-opening

MURRIETA – As America’s population gets older, the need grows for senior living communities to offer care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. When Murrieta Gardens opened in 2004, it offered both assisted living and memory care options to residents. Now Murrieta Gardens is shifting its focus to exclusively specialize in care […]

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