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Senior Living: UHS Receives Provider of Choice Award 2018 Best of Home Care

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: UHS Receives Provider of Choice Award 2018 Best of Home Care

By Rhonda Kay Leonard United Homecare Services has received the 2018 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home […]

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Senior Living: Choosing a care facility, Part 2

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Choosing a care facility, Part 2

By Joy Cote Observing how the staff interacted with the residents and how the residents responded to the staff spoke volumes.  I saw caregivers sitting and talking with a resident taking care to engage in a genuine conversation.  Laughter and smiles could be seen on everyone we came into contact with from the maintenance person […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Financial FRAUD is closer than a phone call

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Financial FRAUD is closer than a phone call

by Jan Asher The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that 90 percent of the perpetrators of financial fraud are family members or people the victims know well; most often their adult children: 58% family, 17% friend/neighbor, 15% caregiver, and 10% others. There are several reasons adult children become perpetrators: 1) history of past or […]

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Senior Life: Choosing a Care Facility, Part 1

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Life: Choosing a Care Facility, Part 1

By Joy Cote We decided that my Dad needed to move closer so I could be his health care advocate. Overwhelmed, and not knowing how to look for the kind of place that my Dad would need, I decided to make a list of needs and wants in a new living space. Here is a […]

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Senior Living: Engage at every age

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Engage at every age

By Rhonda Kay Leonard President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May as Older American’s month in 1963. This month we celebrate the contributions older Americans make to Beaverton and surrounding communities. According the US Census Bureau, 12.7% of Beaverton’s population was age 65 or older in 2016, up from 10.7% in 2010. People in this age […]

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Take Action to Prevent Fall Injuries, TVF&R offers safety tips to limit hazards and avoid falls

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: Take Action to Prevent Fall Injuries, TVF&R offers safety tips to limit hazards and avoid falls

By Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue As people grow older, the consequences of a fall grow more serious. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury deaths for adults ages 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries and account for […]

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Senior Living: Planning for Aging in Place

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Planning for Aging in Place

By Patty Bennett, Beaverton Committee on Aging Aging in place is a term used to describe living in the home of your choice as you age, while being able to get any support or assistance you may need to stay safe and independent. The idea behind aging in place is simple: Plan and prepare the […]

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Senior Living: Combating Loneliness

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Combating Loneliness

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Anyone can feel lonely. It’s not surprising, perhaps, that people are at greater risk for loneliness as we age.  Some risk factors include living alone, experiencing strain in family relationships, lack of transportation to places one wants to go, inability to walk without assistance, having difficulty hearing and participating in conversations, […]

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Community Story: Find Love and Friendship at The Springs Living

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Story: Find Love and Friendship at The Springs Living

By Joyce Richter In Love…. “We lived in the same neighborhood and our kids grew up together,” says Blanche, a resident at The Springs at Tanasbourne retirement community. “Herb lost his wife to Alzheimer’s and I lost my husband to a heart attack.” The couple pauses to exchange a nod, then Blanche continues, “so a […]

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Senior Living: Protecting Our Parents: Part 2

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Protecting Our Parents: Part 2

By Joy Cote Power of attorney (POA) allows you to have access to your parent’s information, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ask generic questions before you receive the POA. When I sat down with my Dad and spoke to him about what he wanted to do with his money; I told him I was […]

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