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We understand that choosing a caregiver for a family member can be an overwhelming task. The professionals at Providence ElderPlace will take the time to listen and to help you understand your options so you can make the choice that is right for your family. We are committed to helping you with your decision.

Contact us today by using our online form or by calling us at 503-215-6556 to schedule a meeting with one of our Intake staff or a tour of your nearest ElderPlace center. We look forward to assisting you.

Proprietary Health Article

Healthy Aging: Tips for staying well and happy in later years

The term "aging" often is associated with an assumed decline in physical and mental health, as well as in overall quality of life. Many of us cross our fingers and hope we’ll be among the lucky few who maintain strength, mental acuity and independence later in life – not realizing that the course of our later years is largely up to us.

RAFT program

October 2007
Providence ElderPlace in Gresham’s first group of R.A.F.T. participants were awarded graduation certificates by Jerry Hunter, administrator of Providence Home and Community Services, in October 2007. R.A.F.T., the unique name selected by ElderPlace staff, is an adaptive computer program created by It’s Never 2 Late. The ElderPlace Gresham health and social center is a pilot test site for the program, which is designed to give ElderPlace participants the opportunity to experience computer technology.

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Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.  Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s, and since our founding in 1980, we have moved toward this goal by advancing research and providing support, information and education to those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

American Geriatrics Society

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,400 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

Benefits CheckUp -- A service of the National Council on Aging

Get all the benefits you deserve. Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.

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

Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging

In order to serve a growing senior population, AoA envisions ensuring the continuation of a vibrant aging services network at State, Territory, local and Tribal levels through funding of lower-cost, non-medical services and supports that provide the means by which many more seniors can maintain their independence.

The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

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.

Elders in Action

Elders in Action is powered by the experience of more than 150 volunteers and seven staff members, who work to solve problems, tackle important issues and help businesses and communities better serve the older customer. We believe the quality of life should never depend on age and welcome the talent and wisdom that older adults share to make communities in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties more livable for all.

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.

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.

Geriatrics at Your Fingertips

Geriatrics At Your Fingertips, your free online guide to the evaluation and management of geriatric diseases and disorders, from the American Geriatrics Society.

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.

The official U.S. Government site for Medicare

Medline Plus Drug Information

Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage and drug interactions.

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 Adult Day Services Association

The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) is the leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services (ADS) industry and the national focal point for ADS providers. Our members include adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs every day. We are positively impacting the lives of participants, families, communities and our nation.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Advancing professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership.

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 Osteoporosis Foundation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.

National Parkinson Foundation

Since its inception more than 50 years ago, the National Parkinson Foundation has worked to address the unmet needs in Parkinson's care and treatment. In 2010 and beyond, NPF works every day to improve the quality of Parkinson's care through research, education and outreach. We believe by working together, we can improve the quality of care for every person diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

National Stroke Association Website

Comprehensive overview of stroke, including warning signs, emergency stroke center locations and patient education 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.

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.

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics

3rd Edition, Updated Online
Selected topics in this online version have been updated since the last printing of the book in 2000. Topics that have been updated are now dated in the bottom right corner.

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.