No-Cost Senior Assessments, Placements, & Referrals
No-Cost Senior Assessments, Placements, & Referrals
There are a variety of housing options available to our clients in need of support. Click here to find out more about the possible options for care!
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Here we have compiled a small sampling of kind words from our clients and their families. We have many more upon request!
At All About Seniors, Inc. we offer a personal, caring touch. We sincerely want to know and thoroughly understand your needs. There are many factors in this process that can make it feel overwhelming, but we want you to know you are not alone.
We are here to help guide you through this transition.
All About Seniors, Inc. is able to provide professional referrals to our community.
It is important to note, we are never compensated in any way for our professional referrals.
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Independent Retirement Living is for people who are able to live independently, but perhaps have chosen not to maintain their own home and yard, and want to have the luxury of meals prepared for them. Many also prefer to live in a community with others of the same age and with similar interests. An independent retirement community allows for a great deal of social activities and trips. Most independent living communities also offer prepared meals and provide a wide range of amenities and services. This can include spas, salons, libraries, computer centers, swimming pools, excursions, special social events and much more.
Assisted Living Communities are settings designed primarily for adults, age 55+, who need housing and personal care services, with a 24/7 supervised setting. These communities, which come in varying sizes, are a socially oriented model of care for seniors. This is a significant contrast to the medical model of care such as a Hospital or the nursing model of care such as in a Nursing Home. Residents are encouraged to maintain relationships with their community, family and friends and to become involved in the community social activities which are held inside and outside the community setting. This setting is considered home by most and that philosophy is an integral part of the day to day life for residents, staff and family. There is freedom to come and go as they please, many still drive and others become more stabilized in their health because of the safety and trained staff in the Assisted Living Communities. Inspection reports and complaint histories are designed as Public Disclosure Records and are available for review at an affiliated County office.
Adult Care Homes / Adult Family Homes
An Adult Care Home is a licensed care setting located in a residential neighborhood that provides care for its residents in a home-like setting. Adult Care Homes provide services and care in the course of day-to-day routines and activities, and provide a safe and secure environment that is more affordable than other options. In addition, Adult Care Homes are required to meet a multitude of regulatory standards and are inspected annually to ensure they are in compliance. The owners, providers, and care givers have training and experience requirements as well. Inspection reports and complaint histories are designed as Public Disclosure Records and are available for review at an affiliated County office.
Memory Care / Dementia Care
Memory Care Communities are specialized living arrangements for seniors with memory impairments that have progressed to the point where they can no longer communicate normally and/or take care of themselves. Besides a private or shared room and meals in a common dining area, these homes provide constant supervision, formal nursing care plans, help with Activities in Daily Living (ADL’s) and personalized care designed to offer residents as much mental and memory stimulation as possible.
Skilled Nursing Care
Nursing communities have two levels of care available: Skilled and Intermediate. The Skilled level of nursing care is typically of short duration and rehabilitation and recovery oriented. The Intermediate level of care is what the majority of nursing facility residents are receiving. It is more custodial in nature. Nursing facilities are a medical model of care and are staffed with one or more nurses 24/7. They have more staff and consultants than other supervised care arrangements. The needs of most nursing facility residents can be met in Intermediate care rather then Skilled care. Nursing facilities are the most expensive of the long term care options.
Respite care is a provision of short term care. It is temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a community outside the home or a healthcare setting. It is typically arranged for occasions such as vacation relief for family caregivers or recovery from a simple surgery or illness.
It is a philosophy of care focused on keeping the resident comfortable once the resident and physician have decided that the underlying disease can no longer be treated or cured. The goal of hospice is to help patients live their last days as alert and pain-free as possible. Hospice care tries to manage the symptoms so that a patient's last days are spent with dignity and quality. The philosophy of Hospice is to neither hasten nor postpone death and is focused on the belief that quality of life is as important as length of life. There are many Hospice programs in the area to choose from.
"Jennifer was always available to talk to and she was very caring and thoughtful. She helped make a very difficult time less stressful. She was truly a blessing!" - Jeannette S
"The experience Jennifer has in health care plus the ability they demonstrate to patiently listen to the problems to be dealt with by us and our mother helped to give us the confidence to make a decision that would be best for all involved at the time" - Catherine H.
"Melisa, You were especially kind and understanding. Your agency with its recommendations were truly an answer to a prayer." -Marion R
"Melisa, I appreciate the great communication and timeliness." – Laurene S
"We’ve worked with you on two different placements…you’re a Godsend!" -Kristine G
"In this terrible time of stress for me, your service was like an answered prayer. Melisa, you were the angel of delivery! Your continuing interest in our case is a true comfort for me. Thank you again for the wonderful difference you have made in my life." – Virginia R
"Saved me so much time. I wouldn't have known where to start. The upfront questions posed by you were put to good use. It was a great fit from the start." - Rod E
"They were wonderful kind and caring. Melisa was outstanding!"- Bonnee A
" First your service agents are superb! They made the entire search effort infinitely easier and were so pleasant and helpful. My family is indebted to their counsel and guidance. You guys are providing a critical service to those of us with aging parents in need of new options" - Anonymous
"If you ever encounter someone who would like to speak with one of your clients for whatever reason, please do not hesitate to give them my phone number. Thank God for you, Jennifer." — Judy D.
"Thank you for heading me in the right direction and for your kindness and caring on the phone. I am still working on changes, but I feel more confident to keep on track. Bless you." — Mary B.
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Elder Law attorneys can assist in a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person and their family - including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters.
From companionship to nursing care,
In-Home caregiving may be an appropriate approach to give respite to a caregiver or to help to age in place at home. Here are a few companies that we know of in the Portland-Metro area. Please call if you have a specific request.
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Care Providers and Community
Please know you can also call our Vacancy Message Line to leave a message with your contact information and details of your availability. The recording are checked daily. Thank you!
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