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I have done a few multi-day treks over the past few years. At times, I go too quickly, then I am forced to stop and take a break to catch my breath. Once I stop, it is harder to get moving again.  Whether I am on a long hike, running a 5k, or just managing […]

The Easy Way to Find Care Near You

CareAvailability is quickly becoming the most comprehensive directory available for care and senior housing. Families can access resources from any smart phone, tablet or computer without sharing their contact details.

Types of Senior Housing, Care Facilities & Licensing

Educating yourself on the types of options for yourself or a loved one starts with knowing what each setting provides. Also, using a local Senior Living Advisor will be most helpful in navigating which options are the best fit. Independent Senior Living Communities: 1-3 Meals/day, housekeeping, transportation, activities Assisted Living Communities (ALF): 3 Meals/day, housekeeping, […]

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for The Elderly

The Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an innovative model that provides a range of integrated preventative, acute care, and long-term care services to manage the often complex medical, functional, and social needs of the frail elderly. PACE was created as a way to provide clients, family, caregivers and professional health care providers the flexibility to meet a person’s health care needs while continuing to live safely in the community.

Who are the Kidney Heroes?

The Kidney Heroes™ focus on the right intervention at the right time. If a patient isn’t progressing in a positive direction, the team tries to change that. Each person is trained to provide highly specialized care and understands the intricacies of kidney disease. Roles and staffing ratios are customizable based on individual market needs.

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder. It occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in a part of the brain, called the substantia nigra, die or become impaired. Normally, these cells produce a vital chemical known as dopamine. Dopamine allows smooth, coordinated function of the body’s muscles and movement. It is not […]

Alzheimer’s Association— Leads the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

We are relentless. We are optimistic. We are inclusive. We are a group of people— staff and volunteers—determined to end Alzheimer’s and all dementia. Serving 38 counties in Oregon and Washington, the Alzheimer’s Association® Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter fights for the more than 69,000 Oregonians and 120,000 Washingtonians living with Alzheimer’s disease. Our services […]

What is Remote Patient Monitoring?

As we age we strive to keep our independence. Remote Patient Monitoring is a great way to help monitor chronic health conditions and prevent medical emergencies – helping you stay safe and healthy in the comfort of your home. Remote Patient Monitoring is simple and easy to use. Depending on your own personal needs you […]

You Never Have To Be Alone

NEST is a non-profit organization dedicated to its core mission – connecting its members with each other and with resources to age successfully in the place they call home.

How to Qualify for Medicaid Benefits

Black & White Rules? The first thing a law student learns is there is no such thing as a “black and white”rule. To every rule there is an exception(and probably many!). These exceptions make the rules of our society vastly more colorful than the average person would expect, and Oregon Medicaid is no different. Many […]

Identifying Isolation and Loneliness

In this time of social and physical distancing, staying emotionally  connected with other people is more important than ever. Senior isolation was a troubling issue long before the pandemic, but now it’s a public health crisis. In fact, some experts are now referring to senior loneliness as a “silent pandemic” affecting millions worldwide. Isolation happens […]

It starts with one. You can make a difference in preventing prescription opioid misuse

Prescription drug misuse is among the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and the vast majority of this misuse is due to prescription opioids. Opioids can negatively affect the reward center in the brain, leading users to need more and more over time and as a result these drugs can be highly addictive. […]

MWV Newsletter December 2020

about important new developments and view the latest upcoming events for your area! Mid-Willamette Valley Monthly Marketing Update – December 2020   I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Each year I focus on being Thankful for the “things that happen for us, not to us”. Although 2020 is the year that keeps […]

Case Management Week Goodie Bag Drop Locations

(We are working to confirm more locations in Southern Oregon – as fires get under control we hope this will be easier for these communities & we’ll update you as we add more) Market Drop Location Business Drop Location Address Southern Oregon All Care In-Home Care Solutions 255 W. Stewart Ave. Suite 101, Medford, OR […]

Conversations to Have with Your Parents

We strongly encourage that families adopt the 40/60 rule guideline as the perfect time to start discussions concerning potentially sensitive topics around aging. That simply means that when the children are around 40 and/or the parents are around 60, these discussions should begin. Ideally, the whole family should be involved. It’s often least stressful to […]

What is a Geriatric Care Manager and Why Do You Need One?

A geriatric care manager is a specially trained professional elder care advocate who will make your daily life care easier for yourself or a loved one. They will work with you to help you form short and/or long-term plans and connect you with services that match your finances. Whether you live in the same town […]

Comcast Internet Essentials offering two months free service

As our country continues to navigate the COVID-19 emergency, we recognize that our company plays an important role in helping connect low-income seniors to the internet. That way, they can remain safely at home and be in constant contact with their families and doctors, as well as to the latest health news and information about […]

Starting the Tough Conversation is Easier Than You Think

Family visits are a time of togetherness to share stories and reminisce with loved ones, celebrate traditions and strengthen relationships. Often, these gatherings come with the recognition that too much time has passed –and a lot has changed. The time together may spark awareness that your aging loved ones need additional help. Timing Is Everything […]

Aging Alone Doesn’t Have to be Lonely

As we age, our social circles can often dwindle down for various reasons, but luckily there are more ways than ever to stay connected with friends and make new ones, primarily thanks to the internet. Whether you’d like to meet a new love interest or connect with old friends you’ve lost touch with, stepping outside […]

3 Considerations when Contemplating Downsizing and Selling Your home

In 2003, when I started my career in the Senior Living Industry, the housing market made it easy for the seniors I was helping to sell their homes for a great price and move into a Senior Living Community fairly quickly. Following the Housing Market decline in 2008, I started seeing a shift in more […]