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Senior Living: Fall Prevention

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Fall Prevention

By Rhonda Kay Leonard The statistics are shocking: “One in four American’s over the age of 65 fall each year” and “falls are the number one cause of hip fractures”, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Sadly, falls were reported the cause of death for 27,000 Americans in 2014. Assessing fall risk […]

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Senior Living: Caregivers help prevent dehydration

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Caregivers help prevent dehydration

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Did you know that water makes up about 60% of one’s body weight?  Water is the key component that makes many systems of the body function properly. According to the Mayo Clinic, water: Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements Keeps your temperature normal Lubricates and cushions joints […]

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Beaverton Real Estate: Senior move manager? Concierge Services that Reduce Stress!

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Senior move manager? Concierge Services that Reduce Stress!

By Kimberly Shute It is time.  Whether by desire, need or emergency, a move is occurring.  No matter the reason the same feelings arise:  paralysis, stress and strain. The thought of the laborious chore of packing, deciding what to take, what to do with the unwanted items, getting rid of those items, getting rid of […]

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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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