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“Be the change: Strategies for health care transformation”

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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.

Senior travel tips: traveling with hearing aids

Travel is a significant part of our lives and retirement means the opportunity to go on more adventures is inevitable. Senior travel can be stressful, and with more than 20 million people in the U.S. making these trips with hearing loss, travel can be especially challenging. Vacation should feel like a vacation, which is why we have put together this helpful list of senior travel tips for traveling with hearing aids.

SAGE Metro Portland: LGBT-friendly senior housing

SAGE Metro Portland, a program of LGBT-friendly senior housing, seeks to enrich the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people aged 60+ throughout the Metro region.

Be prepared: When your loved one can no longer stay at home safely

It is not “IF” a situation may come up or not, but “when”. Be prepared ahead of time. Even if care is not immediate, go look. Visit your loved one as often as you can to evaluate their abilities and needs. You want to plan way ahead.

Elderly care: What is PACE?

PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid program that provides elderly care and helps people meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home. PACE stands for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Retire different: Shared housing

Are you a boomer who can’t afford to retire? Are you a senior knocking around in a big ‘ole house all by yourself? Why not get together, try shared housing and thrive?