Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is proposing to amend the Medicaid State Plan to add a 10% enhanced wage add-on for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) providers, and nursing facilities whose base rate for caregivers is above $15.00/hour. Adult Foster Homes are currently excluded from this proposed amendment!
Please help us support our caregivers!
The State has set aside COVID relief money specifically designed to support home and community based care providers (like our homes) to pay higher starting wages.
Rather than including adult foster homes, the state has yet again left us behind and is instead prioritizing larger facilities.
The state must hear from us that this critical money should include homes like ours!
Your support could see The State enabling us to compete with larger facilities’ starting wages.

If you are a caregiver, family member of a resident, or resident in an adult foster home:
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If you are a foster home provider:
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So many times, either as part of the natural aging process, early onset dementia or just plain not understanding, seniors visiting doctors come away with incomplete comprehension of their treatment plans, or worse yet, not being adequately treated for the primary reason to their health care professional to begin with. This is a great initiative. While not many foster homes are able to tap into this level of resources, we have been able to retain or commission longstanding caregivers who have been with us for many years to do much the same as what this group does.


Out of concern that her clients aren’t being heard by their doctors, Eugene-based Senior Resource Advisors sends them to appointments with nurses who will advocate for them.

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Oregon Care Partners announced webinars for February through March 2020. We have frequently advised family on looking to Oregon Care Partners for answers and guidance, as they remain one of the best resources for caregiving in the industry.


Check out the live webinars from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:


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Facing the challenges of finding appropriate long term care is difficult enough without the complication of being evicted from your home.

Moving a loved one into a nursing home can be difficult. Getting settled in a new environment, surrounded by strangers, is a challenge for anyone, often made harder if the person has cognitive impairment. Once the transition is made, family members hope it will be a long-term solution. [Read more…]

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