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Oregon’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Oregon’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program The Long-Term Ombudsman Program advocates for quality of life and care for residents in nursing homes, residential care, assisted living facilities, and adult foster care homes. Federal and state authority mandates ombudsmen to identify, investigate, and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents and to provide services to […]

4 Steps to Help Plan for Disability

4 Steps to Help Plan for Disability No one likes to think about the possibility of their own disability or the disability of a loved one. However, statistics are clear that we should all plan for this possibility. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70% of Americans age 65 or older […]

Caregiver Registries, In-Home Care Agencies and Non-Profit Listing Services/Classifieds?

Caregiver Registries, In-Home Care Agencies and Non-Profit Listing Services/Classifieds? What is a Caregiver Registry? A registry is a broker service that matches independent caregivers to consumers. In this model, the consumer selects and hires the caregiver directly for a referral fee, which may be ongoing, temporary, or a one-time, up-front fee. Here’s how it works: […]

Be Cautious As You Invest

Be Cautious As You Invest Does it sound too good to be true? It’s essential to ask yourself this question when a “can’t fail”  investment opportunity comes your way.  In today’s sluggish economy it is tempting to grab at an offer to make up the losses in your retirement nest egg. Unfortunately there are people […]

A Guide to State Regulations & Terminology

A Guide to State Regulations & Terminology Assisted Living Communities offer housing alternatives for older adults who may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but do not require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in nursing homes. Assisted living facilities may be part of a retirement community, nursing home, senior housing complex, […]

“I Still Do!!” – Every Marriage Matters

“I Still Do!!” – Every Marriage Matters Since 2003, Every Marriage Matters and local business host a dessert and coffee social celebrating longevity in marriage. The event, which is for couples that have been married for 25 years or more, is free of charge, and the goal is to encourage and acknowledge that 25 years […]

Reverse Mortgages Provide Additional Income, Security for Seniors

Reverse Mortgages Provide Additional Income, Security for Seniors According to the Administration on Aging, one-third of Americans age 65 and over depend on Social Security benefits for approximately 90 percent of their income. However, these senior homeowners may have an opportunity to live a more comfortable and financially independent lifestyle by securing a reverse mortgage […]

Senior Housing Options

Senior Housing Options Recently, there has been a proliferation of senior housing communities. Families have many choices when the need for a senior housing facility arises. With so many new options in senior housing, it is important to seek professional assistance in order to make the right choice. One resource is a senior housing referral […]

The Oregon Long Term Care Partnership Program A Successful Alliance Between Business and Government

The Oregon Long Term Care Partnership Program A Successful Alliance Between Business and Government Oregon implemented the Long Term Care Partnership Program effective January 1, 2008. Prior to the Partnership Program, families had to spend their life savings to pay for a family member requiring long term care before qualifying for Medicaid, impoverishing the remaining […]

Stay Healthy at 50

Stay Healthy at 50 Get the Screenings You Need Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. You can get some screenings, such as blood pressure readings, in your doctor’s office. Others, such as mammograms, need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office. After a screening test, […]

Building a Stronger Community Through Intergenerational Programs

Building a Stronger Community Through Intergenerational Programs The Benefits of Intergenerational Programming  Over the past twenty years there has been a growing amount of literature and research which identifies a trend in which younger people and older senior adults are becoming more and more separated in terms of living arrangements and social, recreational outlets. As […]

Life Long Benefits of Lifelong Learning

Life Long Benefits of Lifelong Learning Some of the most profound discoveries in the study of the human brain and aging have been made in the past decade. It‘s widely accepted that children’s formative development is best nurtured in a enriched environment, full of verbal, visual and physical stimuli. The more varied the experience and […]

Adult Day Centers – Increase quality of life for the whole family

Adult Day Centers… A Great Way to Increase Quality Of Life for the Whole Family Being a family caregiver is a twenty four hour a day, seven days a week job.   It is both rewarding and exhausting. Adult day centers provide life enriching day care for seniors and adults with disabilities.  Providing care for a […]

Senior Care & Health Blog

Senior Care & Health Blog Content provided by NorthWest Benefits Solutions Examples of What You Will Find On This Blog: Will you pay the penalty for not having health insurance under the ACA in 2014? Why self funding is less expensive for compaines group health plans Health Reform Hits Main Street The Health Care Law: […]