About Us

Who We Are

Patty Hedrick

Patty Hedrick, RN, BSN, BA, CLCP, CCM, is the CEO and Founder of North Star Elder Care, a division of MLHCC, Inc.  Ms. Hedrick is certified registered rehabilitation nurse (CRRN), certified professional disability manager (CPDM), certified nurse life care planner (CNLCP), certified Dementia practitioner (CDP), certified Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia care trainer (CADDCT), and testifying expert.

As a registered nurse with 30 years experience working in a variety of settings, both in and outside the hospital, she has made a difference with the right team of professionals to make in caring for clients.

A note from Patty, “When I was in nursing school, my father had a stroke and was paralyzed on his left side. In one day he went from this incredibly independent, strong man, to requiring help with almost everything. I remember us working closely with the rehabilitation team, both in and outside of the hospital setting, and watching my father work very hard to regain his independence. It forever changed the course of my nursing career.”

“I was so grateful to the rehabilitation team for the quality care and hope they gave us and my father.  I knew then that I wanted to become a rehabilitation nurse.”

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer guidance navigating through the healthcare system, by providing expertise, support, and resources, for you or your aging parents, to help them achieve their highest level of independence.

Our History

As a registered nurse with 30 years  of experience  working in a variety of settings, both in and outside the hospital, Patty has seen what a difference the right team of professionals can make in caring for you or your loved ones.

While in nursing school, Ms. Hedrick minored in rehabilitation. After obtaining her BS in Nursing in 1988, from Seattle University, she worked for many years as a staff nurse and relief charge nurse on an acute rehabilitation unit. Patients included stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord and other neurological disorders. While working as a rehabilitation nurse, Ms. Hedrick completed her internship and obtained her BA in Rehabilitation. Since then, she has continued her education and further advancing her skills and knowledge to help people maintain their independence.

In 1999, she started her own company, and has been providing case management, life care planning and elder care services.  Since then, we have been on the cutting edge of elder care, so you don’t have to.

We believe in providing the best resources, support and guidance, to help navigate through the health care maze.  Our goal is to help you spend quality time with your loved ones, and to help your loved ones, maintain their highest level of independence, at whatever stage they are in their lives.

Caring for elderly parents can be very stressful and can tear families apart. With more than 40 million people in the United States caring for someone over the age of 50, many need guidance by professionals through the elder care system.  Let us help them, by helping you, enjoy your time with your aging parents or loved ones.

Our Partners

With a team of healthcare professionals, and leaders in geriatric medicine, law, housing, finance and other key areas in healthcare and eldercare, they are well prepared to collaborate together, to find the best services, options and resources for your aging parents.

Our Geriatric Care Managers are members of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Manager and hold degrees in nursing, social work, gerontology, psychology or health and human services.

We are elder care professionals and experts in assessing the needs of elders and assisting them and their families.

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This website is sponsored by North Star Elder Care, providing care and support to seniors and their families since 1999.

We serve the beach cities and the greater Los Angeles area. We are located at 222 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 2000, El Segundo, CA 90245. You can call us at 310-335-2005, or after hours at 310-962-7502. © 2002-2020, North Star Elder Care

Content copyright 2020. NorthStar Elder Care. All rights reserved. This site is protected by a double copyright. The site itself and all of its content. 2020 Patty Hedrick. All rights reserved.

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