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Blog: Senior Living & Advocacy
Eugene - Springfield, Oregon

Jan 24, 2021, 12:41 PM
As parents, our role is to take care of our children. As we age, a time may come that we need the help of our adult children. While it makes sense that our children would share the load equally, in reality it isn’t so simple. Many factors contribute to this inequality and family dynamic is one of…
Jan 9, 2021, 12:12 AM
My (ex) mother-in-law had the ability to never let anyone experience the ‘uncomfortable moments of silence.' She had the ability to start a friendly conversation with anyone about anything. But now, as she is in the late stage of Alzheimer’s and lost all ability to communicate; talk or understand…
Dec 24, 2020, 10:37 AM
No matter where we live, what we believe in, or how old we are, we all strive to experience love. To give love and to be loved
Dec 21, 2020, 12:11 PM
The most common advice you’ll hear about diet is to eat smaller, healthier portions and exercise more. If you think this is easier said than done, imagine a person living with dementia who only wants to sit on the couch eating sweets.
Nov 26, 2020, 11:33 AM
Many of us dream about happy retirement days, and we save toward those retirement dreams. But some of us end up using that money to financially support our adult children or grandchildren. What if you needed this money to pay for a “dream” memory care facility, but you already gave it away to help…
Sep 30, 2020, 3:46 PM
Remember the instructions you get on an airplane? In case of emergency, first put the mask on yourself and only then attend to anyone around you. As a caregiver, you need to follow the flight attendants’ instructions. Caring for a family member can be physically and emotionally stressful, so you…
Sep 26, 2020, 12:03 PM
When caring for a loved one at home, the family must become care providers, but they often lack the necessary knowledge. A care plan can help identify loved ones’ care needs and points to appropriate solutions.
Sep 13, 2020, 11:16 AM
“Expect the unexpected,” “Hope for the best plan for the worse,” “Better be safe than sorry.” We are all familiar with, and even find ourselves saying these phrases all the time. Unfortunately, we are not always prepared for unexpected disasters like the wildfires we have in our area now.
Aug 22, 2020, 5:48 PM
When we get a driver's license, it's considered a big part of becoming an adult, so losing our driver's license feels like the opposite of that. The conversation with your parent about driving is not an easy one but should not wait until an accident happens.
Aug 9, 2020, 2:37 PM
When I met Jim, he was in his mid-80s and living in an independent retirement community. However, after two hospitalizations with pneumonia and his worsening chronic lung disease, it became clear to his son that his father needed more help than what he could receive from his current living…