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Home Health Care Plan Oversight

Overview for Medicare Patients

Palliative Care Services in Southern Oregon

Providence Home Health Palliative Care is an extension of our traditional Home Health program. Patients needing palliative care often have complex needs that require specialized care.  


Proprietary Health Article

Providence inScope: Palliative care for the living

The March 2013 issue of our clinical news magazine highlights how palliative care is helping patients long before the end of life. Also, new surgical options for herniated disks, settling into a medical home and why one ED doc gets high patient-satisfaction scores.

What to expect: Helping a loved one through the dying process

This 12-page guide helps caregivers and family members understand the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the days and moments before death.

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Clark County Community Information, Senior Resources and Assistance

Resources for Clark County: Senior Information & Assistance, Home & Community Services, Family Caregiver Support Program, Area Agency on Aging, Long Term Care, Ombudsman, Adult Protective Services

Depression and Aging Information at the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation was established by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminate the stigma of mental illness and treatment, promote healthy aging strategies, and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly.

Eldercare Locator

Welcome to the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator is your first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care and caregiver support services.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

FamilyDoctor.org: Chronic pain medicines

FamilyDoctor.org page on Chronic pain, how to identify and treatment resources.

FamilyDoctor.org: Medicamentos para el dolor cronico (Chronic Pain Meds in Spanish)

FamilyDoctor.org page on Chronic pain, translated to Spanish.

Foundation for Health in Aging -- Eldercare at Home

The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging is proud to present the 2nd edition of Eldercare at Home as a resource for families and friends who are caring for older people at home. Written by experienced health professionals, Eldercare at Home is a tool for caregivers who are working in consultation with a health care professional in providing home care for an older person.

Healthfinder.gov: Arthritis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthfinder.gov tool’s page on arthritis. Includes FAQs and an overview of the types of arthritis with resource treatment options.

Healthfinder.gov: Pain

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services page on Pain, how to identify, treat and relevant resources.

iSafetyNet

Locating community resources and services on the web can be a difficult task consideringthe staggering amount of information search engines return. That is why we developed iSafetyNet, the first and only comprehensive directory of both public and private community resources and services.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories.

Medicare.gov

The official U.S. Government site for Medicare

Medline Plus: Arthritis

Medline’s page on Arthritis, discussing types and symptoms with links to various resources for treatment and interactive tools.

Medline Plus: Pain

The National Library of Medicine’s online tool Medline Plus provides definition and treatment resources for pain management.

Multnomah County, Aging and Disability Services

We serve seniors (people age 60 and older), people with disabilities age 18 and older and veterans. We're here to identify resources that will let them live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Main site for alternative medicine including acupuncture, dietary supplements, herbs, massage techniques and other non-traditional medical practices.

National Family Caregivers Association

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

NIAMS landing page with search for conditions in the health index and related resources.

Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities

Services to seniors and people with physical disabilities focus on supporting peoples' needs to meet fundamental activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, mobility, cognition, eating and personal hygiene. Long-term services ensure that the person is living in a safe and healthy environment that promotes choice, independence and dignity. Services can be provided in nursing facilities, in community settings such as residential care facilities and foster homes, or in the person's own home.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Community Assets and Needs Assessment Report

Every three years, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital assesses the needs and assets of Columbia River Gorge communities with a focus on Hood River County.

Ride Connection

Ride Connection, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing responsive, accessible transportation options for those in need. While many of our customers are older adults and people with disabilities, we strive to provide transportation solutions for the community at large.

State of Oregon: Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program

Navigating Medicare can be confusing. To find out about your Medicare insurance options, contact the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program. Our volunteer counselors provide one-on-one counseling and assist with appeals or insurance complaints.

TriMet: LIFT Paratransit Program

TriMet's LIFT program is a shared-ride public transportation service for people who are unable to use regular buses or trains due to a disability or disabling health condition.