WHO WE ARE

Empower is an Independent Living Specialist that has been approved by the State of California since 1996. We have had the privilege of supporting and advocating with and for individuals to live independently in their chosen homes and communities throughout the State of California.

The founder, Catherine Baca M.S. has been offering professional guidance and support to individuals as young as 1 year old to 103 years old.  She has also had the privilege of serving vulnerable adults and minors as a Conservator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court from 1998 to 2014.

Since 1996, individuals of all ages whose lives have been impacted by changes to their health and well-being, aging, and or loss of loved one(s), have been embraced by Empower to:

  • Discover and access resources that help facilitate and create a plan of action to help individuals live their best independent life.
  • Live and thrive in their home and community.
  • Re-enter socially and if applicable vocationally by accessing growth in personal spirituality.
  • Build relationships with family, friends, and professionals that support and honor them as individuals regardless of their physical, mental, and social trials.
  • Teach self-advocacy and help individuals remain as independent as possible in the least restrictive environment.

For more information about how our programs and services can help, please call us at 213-590-CARE (2273).

WHO WE ARE

Empower is an Independent Living Specialist that has been approved by the State of California since 1996. We have had the privilege of supporting and advocating with and for individuals to live independently in their chosen homes and communities throughout the State of California.

The founder, Catherine Baca M.S. has been offering professional guidance and support to individuals as young as 1 year old to 103 years old.  She has also had the privilege of serving vulnerable adults and minors as a Conservator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court from 1998 to 2014.

Since 1996, individuals of all ages whose lives have been impacted by changes to their health and well-being, aging, and or loss of loved one(s), have been embraced by Empower to:

  • Discover and access resources that help facilitate and create a plan of action to help individuals live their best independent life.
  • Live and thrive in their home and community.
  • Re-enter socially and if applicable vocationally by accessing growth in personal spirituality.
  • Build relationships with family, friends, and professionals that support and honor them as individuals regardless of their physical, mental, and social trials.
  • Teach self-advocacy and help individuals remain as independent as possible in the least restrictive environment.

For more information about how our programs and services can help, please call us at 213-590-CARE (2273).

“Stopped potential freight train from occurring.”

Trust Attorney, H. H.

“Honest, stand-up provider!”

State of California Quality Assurance Analyst H. L.

“You come from the heart!”

Administrator of RCFE, B. D.

“Like family.”

Beloved Client and Co-Trustee, P.F.M.

“ The training and services my grandson received was a large boost to his independence and self-esteem.”

Family of A.J.

“I have worked with Catherine Baca, MS, for 18 years.  We have worked together on multiple, very difficult to treat patients.  I have no hesitation in giving her the highest possible recommendation in taking care of patients, always knowing all the key points and the details about each patient, including their medications, what the medical problems are, what the key needs are of the patient.  Her outstanding work has contributed significantly to the benefit that these patients get from medical care, life strategies, and organization.

Today, I saw Catherine caring for a 35-year-old female who has multiple medical problems, including antiphospholipid syndrome, multiple strokes, severe seizure disorder, history of status epilepticus and cognitive problems.  Without Catherine the patient would not have made it through the multiple dangers and life threatening features of her multiple illnesses.

Catherine is always very well organized, prompt, knows how to focus on the essentials, and at the same time has complete mastery of all of the details of all of her patients, and her outstanding judgment and personnel skills are extremely helpful.

In summary, I have no hesitation in giving Catherine Baca the highest possible recommendation.”

Dr. William W. Sutherling, Epilepsy and Brain Mapping Program

“I use to live in a board & care home.  With Empower’s help, I learned how to be independent. I learned how to pay my bills, do grocery shopping, clean, do my laundry and more.  Empower found excellent medical services to take care of my low vision and epilepsy.  I became a board member and advocate for my peers.”

A. B.

“ I can’t thank you enough for your help. You helped place an extremely challenging patient that nobody else could reach.”

Social Worker at Centinella Hospital

“It’s a calling, it takes a special person. Cathy goes beyond the job.”

Donald Mueller

“Miss Catherine Baca provided excellent professional service and personal care to her client. She always looked out for the best interest of her client. She is wonderful to work with.”

Annie Yeung, PA

“Stopped potential freight train from occurring.”

Trust Attorney, H. H.

“Honest, stand-up provider!”

State of California Quality Assurance Analyst H. L.

“You come from the heart!”

Administrator of RCFE, B. D.

“Like family.”

Beloved Client and Co-Trustee, P.F.M.

“ The training and services my grandson received was a large boost to his independence and self-esteem.”

Family of A.J.

“I have worked with Catherine Baca, MS, for 18 years.  We have worked together on multiple, very difficult to treat patients.  I have no hesitation in giving her the highest possible recommendation in taking care of patients, always knowing all the key points and the details about each patient, including their medications, what the medical problems are, what the key needs are of the patient.  Her outstanding work has contributed significantly to the benefit that these patients get from medical care, life strategies, and organization.

Today, I saw Catherine caring for a 35-year-old female who has multiple medical problems, including antiphospholipid syndrome, multiple strokes, severe seizure disorder, history of status epilepticus and cognitive problems.  Without Catherine the patient would not have made it through the multiple dangers and life threatening features of her multiple illnesses.

Catherine is always very well organized, prompt, knows how to focus on the essentials, and at the same time has complete mastery of all of the details of all of her patients, and her outstanding judgment and personnel skills are extremely helpful.

In summary, I have no hesitation in giving Catherine Baca the highest possible recommendation.”

Dr. William W. Sutherling, Epilepsy and Brain Mapping Program

“I use to live in a board & care home.  With Empower’s help, I learned how to be independent. I learned how to pay my bills, do grocery shopping, clean, do my laundry and more.  Empower found excellent medical services to take care of my low vision and epilepsy.  I became a board member and advocate for my peers.”

A. B.

“ I can’t thank you enough for your help. You helped place an extremely challenging patient that nobody else could reach.”

Social Worker at Centinella Hospital

“It’s a calling, it takes a special person. Cathy goes beyond the job.”

Donald Mueller

“Miss Catherine Baca provided excellent professional service and personal care to her client. She always looked out for the best interest of her client. She is wonderful to work with.”

Annie Yeung, PA

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