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1936 Hornblend St
San Diego, CA 92109-4546
(858) 581-6400
Services Offered:
Home Care, Geriatric Care Manager, Transportation, Support Services, Referral Agencies
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    About My Business
    When Clinical Director, Teresa Shanahan, PhD, founded Lifeline nearly 30 years ago, she made a commitment to herself, to seniors and her clients: Be the best. Offer the finest. Care the most.

    Over the years, Lifeline’s dedicated team of experts have partnered with the finest professionals and practitioners throughout San Diego County to deliver premium quality elderly assistance and services.

    With a comprehensive approach to senior care management, Lifeline combines clinical expertise with undeniable compassion to bring hope – and help – to families and their loved ones who are entering the transition years. Whatever the depth of need, be it Care Management, At Home Care or Placement Assistance, (including independent living, retirement communities, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities) Lifeline provides the smart solutions that make the difference now.

    Whether we are working with family members directly or through professionals — fidiciaries, conservators, estate and trust attorneys, banks, discharge planners or insurance professionals — Lifeline specializes in creating senior care solutions for those who demand quality and excellence, and are discerning about the choices they make.
    About My Services
    Care Planning
    – to ensure your wishes are clarified, included in your financial plan and included in your trust documents, so that they are carried out should you be afflicted with a physically or mentally limiting situation that requires care.

    Care Management
    – a Lifeline nurse, social worker or other expert provides comprehensive assessments, education, guidance, advocacy, navigation of healthcare systems, crises management, attending doctor appointments or ER visits, regular communication with family or advisors, medical or medication monitoring and management, facilitation of discharge from a hospital or rehab facility, home safety assessment, assistance with purchase of equipment, facilitation of efficient use of insurance and more.

    Placement Assistance
    - fee based service to assess living needs now and in the future and then visit and review living options that are the best fit for both goals and budget.

    – to support you with medication reminders, transportation, errands, cooking, bathing, dressing, toileting, light housekeeping, incontinence care, grooming, mobility assistance, social engagement, and doing the fun things that keep you excited about living life.

    Brain Fit Program
    – to maintain optimal brain health. Care Managers assess current cognition and create a personalized 9 segment program to stimulate brain function.

    Exercise Therapy & Massage Therapy
    – to assist in managing the symptoms and treatments or conditions such as Arthritis, Breathing problems, Dementia, Heart disease, Diabetes, Depression, Chemotherapy, Chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, Mobility problems, Stroke, Broken hip and more.

    Out & About Program
    – a weekly program of social and culturally enriching outings for people with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder. The program aims to stimulate mental, social and physical abilities. The group offers enjoyable ways for people with memory loss to get “Out and About” and maintain independence.
    Conditions I Am Unable To Treat
    We provide non-medical services, meaning we cannot provide invasive care such as injections or feeding through a feeding tube.

    We do provide care for complex medical situations using our nurse staff expertise to provide high level care at home, cooridnating care with phsyicians and othe rhealth professionals when needed for hands on medical support.
    Experience And Credentials
    Teresa Shanahan, Ph.D, GMC
    Founder and Clinical Director

    Teresa Shanahan, Ph.D. is a visionary leader in the San Diego community. She is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of eldercare, healthy aging, Alzheimer's care and Dementia care. Her passion and life’s pursuit is assisting clients, families and professionals throughout San Diego County with Eldercare solutions and she has been successfully doing this for nearly 30 years.

    Dr. Shanahan is known for her high level of knowledge in Eldercare. She has served on the San Diego Alzheimer’s Association’s Education Committee for over ten years. She has earned numerous awards including “Healthcare Professional of the Year” from the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” and has been honored for her passionate dedication by the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Shanahan is featured in over 30 “Who’s Who” publications, such as Professional Business Women.

    As past president of San Diego Council on Aging, she implemented annual educational conferences on “Successful Aging” and funded programs for seniors in the community. As an adjunct professor at the University of California-San Diego, Dr. Shanahan has taught Gerontology for over ten years.

    Dr. Shanahan is a professional speaker, trainer and author on a wide range of topics concerning aging. The dedicated mission of her company is to provide the highest quality of life for its clients and to support and educate the community on all aspects of eldercare.
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    Care Provider Fees are hourly and vary based on the services needed.

    Out & About program is $295 per month.

    • Private Pay
    • Long Term care Insurance
    • Workers Compensation Insurance
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    Hours of Service
    24 hours a day
    7 days a week
    Services are provided on Holidays
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  • Transportation
    Multiple Stops
    Primary Fee Structure
    Flat Rate
    Mileage Rate
    Professional (Paid)
    CA Home Care Organization
    Issued by California Department of Social Services

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