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Archive | March, 2015

Longer Lives

The Wall Street Journal recently reported about the first revision of mortality assumptions since 2000 by the Society of Actuaries. This new report demonstrates that people are going to live longer – if a man is 65 today he will live to be 86.6 years old. Whereas a woman who is 65 today will live to be 88.8 years of age. With this new information it makes it even more important to age successfully and keep our minds actively stimulated to maintain our brain health.

Enhancing Your Brainpower with Learning

Learn Something New

In order to keep your brain stimulated learn something new. It has been documented that this will enhance your brainpower by rebuilding connections in your brain. There are numerous ways to do this, it all depends on what you are interested in. One way is to join a book club and find out about new and interesting topics. Not only do you stimulate your brain, but you connect with others which means you are actively engaging in life (another element of the Successful Aging model.

Lifelong Learning

As discussed with successful aging, high mental functioning is a key factor. Lifelong Learning is a great way to maintain high mental functioning. Don’t be afraid to learn to play the piano or join a community recreational sports team. Learning new information and skills can improve the brains functioning.

Examples of Lifelong Learning:
Learning a new instrument
Taking community college classes
Starting a garden-challenge yourself with new plants and vegetation
Learning new games/sports
Joining a club or recreation center
Learning different arts-painting, ceramics, etc.images
And More

Resources for Lifelong Learning:
Senior Centers
Chamber of Commerce
Community Colleges
City Centers
Recreation Centers
Rotary
Clubs & Organizations near you

 

Social Workers Provide Much Needed Services

March is the month that the health care field recognizes Social Workers. Social workers sometimes go unnoticed to the public. However, they work diligently to help individuals obtain needed health care and other services. Social workers work in all kinds of settings. For those working with the older population they can be encountered at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, mental health clinics, hospice organizations, doctors offices and other types of health care organizations serving the senior population.

Here is a list of what a social worker may help a client with:

Social workers typically do the following:

  • Identify people who need help
  • Assess clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals
  • Develop plans to improve their client’s well-being
  • Help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, or unemployment
  • Research and refer clients to community resources, such as food stamps, childcare, and healthcare
  • Help clients work with government agencies to apply for and receive benefits such as Medicare
  • Respond to crisis situations, such as natural disasters or child abuse
  • Advocate for and help clients get resources that would improve their well-being
  • Follow up with clients to ensure that their situations have improved
  • Evaluate services provided to ensure that they are effective
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Customer Testimonials

J. M. May 4, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

Barbara W. February 2, 2020

Corvallis, Or Client
We are happy to have them because they do well. They come when they are supposed to and do what they are supposed to. They do things that we didn't know we needed. They assess the situation well and plan for the right care. They are very dependable and thorough and are very friendly and helpful. We're very satisfied.

Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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