Southern Oregon is a wonderful place to live. Our beautiful scenery, relaxed pace of life, vibrant cultural assets, and strong communities benefit long-time residents as well as those who retire here. However, sometimes family members or friends have concerns as their loved ones change or develop more complicated needs. Do any of these situations sound familiar?
- I am worried about my elderly mom, who lives with us. She used to be ok at home while I was at work but now she wanders away from the house or leaves the stove on.
- My dad lives alone and hasn’t been eating good meals.
- My husband used to be so sweet, but his dementia has gotten worse.
- I am exhausted caring for my developmentally disabled son while working full-time.
- My neighbor fell and broke her hip, and I’m not sure it’s safe for her at home.
- I think my mom’s caregiver is stealing from her.
- I wish I could control my heart disease better—I’m afraid to do anything strenuous.
There is now a simple way to determine if individuals or families can benefit from a variety of services/programs available in the Jackson/Josephine County area including:
- information and one-on-one counseling
- home-delivered meals
- family caregiver support
- elder abuse and fraud prevention
- access to in-home or community based services
- Chronic disease, Diabetes, or Chronic Pain Self-Management workshops
The access point for these and other services is Rogue Valley Council of Government’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), a free, one-stop source of information and assistance that anyone can access, either on their own behalf or on behalf of another. The approach is collaborative, working with individuals and family members on joint problem-solving and options to address their needs.
The Aging and Disability Resource Connection is a free, nationwide initiative. To reach out for assistance:
- Local calls: 541-618-7572 Statewide toll-free: 1-855-ORE-ADRC (1-855-673-2372)
- Visit the website:
The need to use aging and disability services for ourselves or someone we know may occur only once or twice in our lives. It is something we rarely plan for – but inevitably it happens. And when it happens, now there is no need to hesitate—the ADRC is there to help!
Article Provided by: ADRC
Aging and Disability Resource Conncetion