By Dianne Jacob
Helping seniors in crisis: Medical experts, social workers, law enforcement officers and others recently joined me in La Mesa to put a spotlight on our new Alzheimer’s Response Team, a pilot program in East County that is off to an encouraging start.
It aims to make sure that those with dementia are directed to the most appropriate services during a crisis.
The early numbers are solid enough — more than 50 referrals and over 20 cases in only a few months — that we’re already talking about ways to expand it to other parts of the county.
Thank you to Grossmont Healthcare District, Sharp HealthCare, Alzheimer’s San Diego and others for teaming up with the county on this groundbreaking effort!
Booming backcountry biz: The latest annual report from the San Diego County Vintners Association showed continued growth in our wine industry.
Vintners had a $50 million economic impact on the region in 2017, a $19.6 million increase over 2016.
Our wine industry is going gangbusters and has emerged as a significant player in our economy. I see a real can-do spirit among our vintners and the county will continue to do all it can to encourage this growth.
Stop the bleed: At the urging of emergency room doctors, first responders and others, the county has started installing bleeding control kits at its facilities. Medical experts say the kits are critical in boosting survival rates after a traumatic event.
I want to thank my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors for joining me in supporting this initiative.
—Dianne Jacob is San Diego County Supervisor for District 2. For more District 2 news, visit diannejacob.com or follow her on Facebook and Twitter. For assistance with a county issue, call 619-531-5522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.