The truth of the crisis is real; if an aging adult is in need of care, chances are good that the family ends up being burdened with the responsibility of caregiving, whether physically or financially. And the toll is high.

Providing care in a home-like environment, adult foster homes (AFH’s) provide peace of mind and support to families in such a way that families can become family members again and step away from the role as caregiver. The benefit is not only to the new resident of the AFH.

 

Many families are unable to afford the high cost of senior care, so the burden often falls on unpaid family caregivers, some of whom give up jobs to care for loved ones. Meanwhile, some of those who might be able to afford professional care might have a harder time finding it because Hawai‘i isn’t meeting the demand for long-term care workers such as certified nursing assistants, registered nurses, home health aides, case managers and drivers.

Many nursing-home workers simply don’t look at the elderly as mature adults, but as children who must be policed out of fear of legal or medical repercussion. Most facilities do not train their staff to see residents as sexual beings. Older adults are much more forthcoming than you might think. Keep in mind that the love of children and grandchildren can’t satisfy a person’s needs for love, romance and companionship.There are all kinds of implications with this, of course…

Evicted from a nursing home? It happens more than you might think

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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How Understanding Long-Term Care Can Expand Reverse Mortgage Business

You’ve planned for retirement, but have you planned for care?

Encouraging financial preparedness in later life is a core discussion point for people who work in the reverse mortgage profession, and industry literature is rife with examples concerning ways in which the wealth and savings of older Americans can often be unprepared to withstand and extend through […]

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Do you want to know what an Adult Foster Home (AFH) is and how they are regulated by the State of Oregon?

Adult foster homes are single family residences that offer care in a homelike setting. Adult foster homes in Oregon are inspected and licensed. … In adult foster homes, medical and personal care are provided to you in a manner that encourages maximum independence and enhances the quality of your life.

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Financial Planning Long-term care (LTC) is hard to think about. No one likes to talk about it, and not many people have properly planned to safeguard their retirement. I have found people don’t usually bring up this topic unless they are dealing with aging parents who need long-term care now (or […]

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Exciting new treatment possibilities for Alzheimer’s shows real promise! 

Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer’s disease, according to initial study results presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

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Caring for seniors is a huge undertaking, and a responsibility not taken lightly. Caregivers, such as those employed in Adult Foster Homes and in-home caregivers working for The State of Oregon (The State) are vetted undergo a criminal background checks. This assists loved ones and homes such as ours in ensuring that those taking care of elderly or vulnerable adults are capable of doing so without  causing harm to those  for whom they care.

If you suspect abuse, there are mechanisms in place to officially register concerns. In each case, The State is obliged to register the complaint and conduct and official investigation.  Here’s more from The State:

Types of elder abuse include: financial exploitation neglect verbal abuse physical abuse & abandonment sexual abuse seclusion and restraint Warning Signs of Elder Abuse Victims of elder abuse may be slow to recognize and report the abuse. Too often, victims suffer in silence. [Read More…]

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Financial and life planning are not topics on most people’s list of all time favorite things to do, but time and time again we see the importance and impact just a little foresight makes in in the standard of living one has in the golden years. With “Boomers” aging into care and foster home facilities, the impact of the choices made are having widespread implications on this generation and the ones who are now caring for them.

 

You’ve learned, you’ve earned, you’ve partied. Now what? The baby boom generation has had a significant impact on the world at every stage of their lives. This group, defined as those born from 1946-1964 (I just made it), will have a big influence on how the markets behave in […]

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