Information and Services
Is supportive care provided in the home. Care may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living are met.
Home health services help adults, seniors, who are recovering after a hospital or facility stay, or need additional support to remain safely at home and avoid unnecessary hospitalization. These Medicare-certified services may include short-term nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, and assistive home health care. This care is provided by registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPN’s), physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), speech language pathologists (SLPs), home health aides (HHAs) and medical social workers (MSWs) as a limited number of up to one hour visits, addressed primarily through the Medicare Home Health benefit.
Hospice care will provide medical services, emotional support and spiritual resources for those who are in the last stages of any terminal illness. The illness is not as important as the stage of the illness and the eminence of death. Hospice will help family members manage some of the practical details of coping with individuals who are experiencing their last days and the emotional challenges of caring for someone who is dying.
Services are designed to promote and maintain health and well-being, enhance quality of life, strengthen support networks and recognize individual desires to remain active, productive and independent.
Eugene Senior Center information can be found here: Eugene Senior Centers
Springfield Senior Center information can be found here: Springfield Senior Centers
Lane Council of Government Senior and Disability Services
To advocate for seniors and persons with disabilities and provide to them quality services and information that promote dignity, independence, and choice.
It is the policy of Senior & Disability Services that it shall not discriminate in admission, accessibility, treatment, or employment in its programs, activities, and facilities on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, political beliefs, religion, or disability.
Visit their website: http://www.sdslane.org/
AARP Helpful Information
The AARP website has many helpful pieces of information to start your research and help you prepare.
As well as many other valuable information articles. Visit their website here: https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/local/
Medical Device and Disability Aid Companies in Oregon
The Oregon Care Planning Council has prepared a list of medical device and disability aid companies in Oregon.
You can find the information on their website here: http://www.carefororegon.org/list08_oregon_home_medical_equipment.htm