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Alzheimer’s Association— We’re here for you day or night

The Alzheimer’s Association serves the estimated 65,000 Oregonians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We offer free early-stage engagement programs, support groups, community educational classes and other dementia resources. If you, or a loved one, need resources or support, call our 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900. Alzheimer’s […]

Creating a Lasting Legacy

If you are like most of us there is a box of photos, slides and memorabilia under the bed or in a closet corner fading away. The memories inside are pure gold! Take care. This is your legacy! A professional photo organizer asks you to inhale and remember, “A box of photos tells no tales.” […]

Advice for a Healthier You

“We need to become activists in promoting healthful behaviors and try our best to remain active and healthy the rest of our lives.” (Arthur Hayward, MD, Geriatrician and clinical lead physician for Kaiser Permanente.) Loneliness and social isolation can lead to poor health, an increased number of falls and dementia. Tips for Health: Regular health […]

Falls: Only You Can Prevent Them

Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional deaths worldwide and over 27,000 falls result in death every year. Fear of falling should not rule your life. Here are some common risk factors: Climbing ladders or standing on unsteady chairs Rushing or not using mobility devices, such as a cane or walker Wearing poor fitting […]

Grateful

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson I am very grateful to be surround by awesome team members- personally and professionally. But it doesn’t happen without effort. Make sure you learn from your all stars, compensate for injured players, and work to strengthen […]

“Be the change: Strategies for health care transformation”

Participate in our one-day interactive event to learn from sought-after thought leaders and obtain the tools and momentum for making the change

Home improvement for better senior living

Home improvement can be a challenge for seniors who decide to live at home instead of in an assisted living facility, included, are some DIY home improvement tips for better and safer senior living.

Senior safety: Knowing when to go to the emergency room versus urgent care

How do you know when to go to the emergency room and when to go to urgent care? Learning how to tell which type of care is best, can literally be a life saver.

3 Steps to escaping senior loneliness

Are you a senior who sometimes feels a deep sense of loneliness? Are you someone who worries about a senior who seems lonely?

Appetite loss: 10 tips to a bigger appetite

Appetite loss can be a problem, especially for the elderly who live alone and lack interest in cooking. Appetite loss is common for people facing illness, cancer, depression – and medication side effects they come with – are also at risk of poor nutrition.

FAQ: Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act

The Death with Dignity Act allows terminally ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications prescribed by a doctor expressly for that purpose.

Residential Hospice Care: An under-considered option for seniors end-of-life care

Residential hospice care helps ease the burden of 24-hour in-home caregiving while providing a respectful, comfortable care setting for your loved-one's last days. It is an option that is often under-considered for many Oregonians.

Active aging: The importance of social activity for seniors

Approximately seven million individuals over the age of 65 experience symptoms of depression, recent studies revealed that social activity for seniors has a number of important mental and physical health benefits.

Wise and Well: Tips for family caregivers

Caregivers are most effective when they are well-informed, practicing consistent self-care and aware of their own limitations. If you are a family caregiver, here are some tips for family caregivers to help you remain happy, healthy, and wise about your role.

Why seniors shouldn’t ignore small vision changes

Ensuring seniors do not dismiss small vision changes and continue to get regular eye exams is important for their continued health and wellness. Small vision changes like floaters or specs that move across your field of vision are a common complaint in middle-aged and elderly people that can be indicative of other problems like Posterior […]

Senior Resources: Why you could use a Senior Move Manager

Senior Move Managers have the resources and knowledge to save money, find creative results for problems, and greatly reduce stress during an extremely stressful time in your life – Not to mention getting a lot done in a short amount of time, as they do this for a living! Here are the main six tasks […]

8 exercises to improve seniors balance and reduce falls

Improving a seniors balance is key to avoiding broken hips, hip fractures, and falling which are common among seniors. Over 90% of hip fractures are due to falls and hip fractures can often lead to serious complications. Improving seniors balance can save lives Good balance can be a lifesaver — literally! A few minutes a […]

10 benefits of agency-based home care

When trying to decide the best home care solution for your aging loved one, it helps to explore all your options. The information provided can help you explore the benefits of agency-based home care, answer some of your commonly asked questions, and help you understand what to ask when deciding on an agency for your […]

“Caregiver Syndrome” and healthy self-care tips for caregivers

A caregiver is anyone who provides care for another person in need. According to Womenshealth.gov, in 2012, 36% of Americans, most of whom are women, provided unpaid care to another adult in the past year.  As Baby Boomers age, this number is expected to rise. Self-care is often thrown aside by caregivers due to their caring and compassionate nature. That said, self-care is vital for the caregivers in order to live a full and happy life.

Weighing costs: home versus a senior living community

When you compare the cost of living at home versus a senior living community, making the switch may be more affordable than you think. As you consider your choices and compare costs, remember you have options with a selection of communities that fit different budgets and personal preferences.