Angels In Waiting

AIW is dedicated to recruiting qualified nurses to provide loving homes, nursing care, and other needed services for medically fragile foster care infants and children. We help facilitate the child's move from hospitals, group homes and institutions into private residences under the care of Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurses as their foster parents. We provide two essential ingredients for these children to heal - loving home environments and individualized nursing care.
Dec 2, 2013

To Be Thankful For

The Conforti
The Conforti's Founders of AIW

Angels In Waiting forth quarter report 2013

A foundation For Success 

The signing into law by Governor Brown of a state bill that will place medically fragile infants into the hands of properly trained nurses is the cornerstone upon which AIW will build a powerful structure to house the bodies and souls of these precious life challenged infants.  State Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell did a sterling job in ushering this bill Into California’s State Law. 

The Future Challenge

There are still challenges to be overcome in fully implementing the AIW program.  Medi-Cal still has stringent criteria for the types of infants who meet the requirements for billable nursing hours.  Nurses are only paid for their services when the infant meets the Title 22 regulations, which necessitate indwelling catheters, feeding tubes, six medications or more, and tracheotomies.  AIW is working to make these requirements more flexible and conducive to treating a wider range of medically fragile infants and children who need nursing services to thrive.  Even if the infant does qualify under Title 22 regulations, there still exists a problem with timely compensation to nurses.  Nurses who bring on a new medically fragile foster care child, may have to wait 3-6 months to be reimbursed by  Medi-Cal for her nursing services this is a tremendous hard ship for the dedicated Nurse-Foster Providers (parents) who often are the primary or sole provider for their household. 

Heroic Nurse

An example of humanitarian selflessness in our nurses recently occurred when a nurse heard of an infant who had suffered 16 multiple fractures from her drug-addicted mother.  Even though the infant spent 30 days in the hospital and still needs numerous dressing changes, this precious Angel in waiting does not qualify for nursing hours under Title 22 regulations. This noble nurse took the infant into her home and is slowly healing her broken body, spirit and soul even though she is receiving no compensation for the intensive care nursing skills she is administering.  AIW has seen a vast number of nurses who have shown this type of dedication to saving these precious souls.

Meeting Of The Minds

Due to our 5 star rating, we recently met with two charming representatives from Global Giving who discussed with us ways and means that we might gain greater exposure for our organization by fully utilizing the services and resources that Global Giving affords.  We greatly appreciate their input. 

A Glorious Year

2013 has been an extraordinarily productive year for Angels In Waiting.  We have ridden a whirlwind of success and the anticipation of greater success for the coming year.  Our benefactors have been marvelous in continuing to support our program, and we wish you all the best of everything this Glorious Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the e-card we made for you. http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a67334d4445304d44413d0d0a&blogview=true

 

Sincerely,

Linda  West-Conforti  & Tim Arnold

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Sep 4, 2013

California's Nurse-Foster Parent Bill

Sammy at the Capitol
Sammy at the Capitol


California’s Nurse-Foster Parent BILL 
 

 

Angels In Waiting Fourth quarter report 2013

 

 

Final Vote On AB Bill 1133: 

 

AB BILL 1133 is moving towards the final vote of the state Legislature that will help create the funds and legal avenues for Angels In Waiting to implement a state-wide Nurse-Foster Parent program. There has been extremely strong backing for the bill, and it has received unanimous approval on both floors.  This September AB 1133 will be on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature, please call Governor Brown’s direct line at 916 445-2841 and tell him to support The Nurse- Foster Parent program by signing AB 1133.

 

Partnership with UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Davis , UC San

Francisco:  

 

AIW has entered into a reciprocal arrangement with the University California School of Nursing throughout the state, to collectively obtain a large grant that will provide all entities a solid financial foundation to build an innovative state-wide Nurse-Foster Parent program that will help train nurses, to improve outcomes on large numbers of medically fragile foster care preemies, infants and children.  UCLA is working towards a new nursing paradigm of independent Nurse Foster Providers (i-NFP); an in-home nursing program that focuses on the special needs of medically fragile foster care infants and children.  The administrators and professors at UCLA have been extremely gracious and generous in donating their time, talent and resources to ensure the obtainment of this significant government grant.  

 

Once again, the nurses and volunteers who donate their time and talent to help AIW reach its mission, would like to extent our heartfelt  “Thank You” for your support towards our cause.



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Sep 4, 2013

California's Nurse-Foster Parent Bill

Sammy at the Capitol
Sammy at the Capitol

California’s Nurse-Foster Parent BILL 

 

Angels In Waiting Fourth quarter report 2013

 

 

Final Vote On AB Bill 1133:

 

AB BILL 1133 is moving towards the final vote of the state Legislature that will help create the funds and legal avenues for Angels In Waiting to implement a state-wide Nurse-Foster Parent program. There has been extremely strong backing for the bill, and it has received unanimous approval on both floors.  This September AB 1133 will be on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature, please call Governor Brown’s direct line at 916 445-2841 and tell him to support The Nurse- Foster Parent program by signing AB 1133.

 

Partnership with UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Davis , UC San

Francisco: 

 

AIW has entered into a reciprocal arrangement with the University California School of Nursing throughout the state, to collectively obtain a large grant that will provide all entities a solid financial foundation to build an innovative state-wide Nurse-Foster Parent program that will help train nurses, to improve outcomes on large numbers of medically fragile foster care preemies, infants and children.  UCLA is working towards a new nursing paradigm of independent Nurse Foster Providers (i-NFP); an in-home nursing program that focuses on the special needs of medically fragile foster care infants and children.  The administrators and professors at UCLA have been extremely gracious and generous in donating their time, talent and resources to ensure the obtainment of this significant government grant.  

 

Once again, the nurses and volunteers who donate their time and talent to help AIW reach its mission, would like to extent our heartfelt  "Thank You” for your support towards our cause.

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