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HOW WE HELP
The search for long term care can be overwhelming and confusing.
We are here to support and guide you through this process.
We start by having some detailed conversations, and even an in person visit with you or the family to get a full picture of the current and potential care needs.
From there, our team will reach out to appropriate retirement or long term care communities on your behalf and present you with a list of options to consider.
We set up tours and accompany you to see the communities and help you navigate the process, while discussing the pros and cons of each location and care provider. It can be as long a process as you both need to decide on the right spot.
"In a time of urgent need, everyone should have a Bess come into their lives. We found ourselves suddenly in need of a care home for my husband when we met Bess. Not only did she find two homes for us to choose from, she kept the hospital informed on what was happening. The home we chose could not have been more perfect for both my husband and our family. Not only is she very professional but also a joy to work with. I plan on telling anyone in need, Bess is the one to call."
Intake and Discovery
We conduct a detailed discovery and intake of the care needs, lifestyle, location preference and budget to understand what you and your family are looking for.
Sorting and Touring
After discussing your preference and timeline, your housing and care advisor will identify the most appropriate care communities and arrange to tour with you. Instead of you contacting each community and being on a number of call and email lists, we become your one point of contact during the evaluation process. We will arrange to visit when most convenient for you and even sample the dining experience.
Deciding and Moving
Once you and your family have determined which community feels like home, your advisor will help you navigate the next steps, including an assessment by the community, gathering the appropriate paperwork and referring any other professionals that may be helpful during the transition. And once moved in, we follow up and make sure that everyone is settling in.
Retirement and Independent Living
A retirement or independent living community is a housing complex or development that is designed for older adults who are no longer working and may be looking to live in a community with other retirees. They typically focus on providing older adults with a high degree of autonomy and self-sufficiency while still providing enjoyable amenities.
Assisted Living Community
An assisted living community is a housing facility that is specifically designed for older adults who may require assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and medication management. These communities have many of the same offerings as Independent Living, including a fitness area, scheduled activities, and transportation.
Memory care is a type of specialized care for individuals with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Memory care facilities typically provide a secure environment with staff trained in dementia care, as well as specialized programming and activities tailored to the needs of those with memory impairments.
Adult Care Home
An adult foster home is a type of residential care facility that provides a homelike setting for adults who need assistance with daily living activities. These homes are licensed by the state of Oregon, with a maximum of five residents. Adult foster homes offer a range of services, including meals, help with dressing and bathing, medication management, and assistance with other activities of daily living. They may also provide some level of supervision, depending on the level of care needed by the residents. Adult foster homes aim to provide a more personal and intimate setting for older adults and those with disabilities who need assistance while promoting as much independence as possible.