Life Care Services
Smith (left), Service Director; Tammy Larragoitiy,
Training Director (back/middle); Dijon Turner,
Life Care Services, Inc. (ILCS) is a California
corporation, founded in April 2007. In 2008, Independent
Life Care Services, Inc. was approved to be a Vendor
(PM1159) for Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC)
to provide Supported Living Services (SLS) to individuals
with Developmental Disabilities. Since then, Independent
Life Care Services, Inc. has expanded services to
include Senior Home Care Services, Housing Consultant
Services and is in the vendor process to provide
Independent Living Services (ILS) as well.
Life Care Services, Inc. is growing at a time when
others are experiencing state budget cuts and local
agency budget reductions. That is because of the
prevailing company spirit of "what we can do, we
shall do!". Finding creative and efficient ways
to support people to be as independent as possible
is a necessity ILCS is honing to an art!
Director - Nancy Smith
Program Manager - Dijon Turner
Training Director - Tammy Larragoitiy
14241 E. Firestone Blvd., Ste.
400 La Mirada, CA 90638
GOALS & PROGRAM METHODOLOGY
Life Care Services, Inc. assists individuals with
maximizing opportunities and choices for living,
working, learning and recreation in their communities.
Independent Life Care Services, Inc. is dedicated
to delivering quality services, which stress human
dignity, humane care and individual choice to enable
the individual to live as independently as possible.
and goals of Independent Life Care Services, Inc.,
is to enhance the quality of an individual's life,
promote their independence, strengthen their self-reliance,
and increase their independence while protecting
their safety and well-being.
Life Care Services, Inc. believes that every person
has a right to live as independently as possible,
for as long as possible. All support services are
delivered in a dignified and humane manner. All
services are sensitive to individual preferences
in accordance with the individual needs and wishes.
Life Care Services, Inc. conducts a face to face
interview with the consumer/client and family or
others who wish to participate in the assessment
process. During the assessment interview a detailed
Life Skills Assessment is completed to learn about
the consumer/client's needs and preferences. The
assessment session can last from 1 - 3 hours. Once
needed services are identified, a Service Task List
and shift time schedule is designed based on the
client/consumer's needs and preferences. In the
case of a Regional Center (RC) consumer, an Individualized
Service Plan is submitted to the Regional Center
Service Coordinator for approval.
desired services are identified and a schedule is
set, (and RC approved in the case of RC consumers),
a Personal Attendant will come to the consumer's/clients
home at the scheduled time to provide the services
being requested in a friendly and professional manner.
is a Personal Attendant?
Attendant is a critical component to providing quality
and professional support services. A Personal Attendant
is someone who works with a vulnerable person e.g.
an elderly or disabled person, providing practical
support to help them gain control and choice over
their own lives, so that they can live as independently
as possible. There is a wide variety of roles available
under the title of Personal Attendant, as duties
will depend on the care plan of the individual being
cared for. ILCS recognizes the value and importance
of our Personal Attendant staff and closely monitors
their effectiveness and professionalism, ensures
certifications (CPR/1st Aid is required to be maintained
in order to work) are up-to-date and provides ongoing
training to enhance their care giving skills.
hires competent Personal Attendants that have experience
with care giving, whether in a professional or personal
context. All Personal Attendant candidates must
first submit a resume and complete an employment
application before being interviewed. If acceptable,
the interview will be scheduled and conducted. In
the final hiring stage, the Personal Attendant candidate
must undergo and pass a DOJ live-scan back ground
check, a drug screen, TB test, and turn in a DMV
driving record printout. ILCS receives electronic
updates from the DOJ of any criminal charges an
employee may be charged with during the time they
are employed with our company. This intensive screening
process results in netting the most qualified and
trustworthy Personal Attendants in the industry.
hired, employees attend an Orientation and Direct
Support Training Workshop to acclimate them to the
industry, the company and the expectations and responsibilities
that come with providing care and support services.
On-going training with assigned household managers
are provided through shadowing and consumer/client
specific training and company sponsored training
events to ensure our Personal Attendants are providing
the highest quality of support services.