Keep Seniors a Part of the Decision Making Process

The call came from a close neighbor. John was 92 and still living in his own home. She had been helping him with little things like grocery shopping, yard work and checking in on him. One day he decided to drive to the store. Unfortunately he hit over 30 things with his car as he drove down the street. That was decision maker, it was time for Fred to move to assisted living where he didn’t need to drive anymore and that had caregivers providing the increasing support he needed…

While John preferred to stay at home, he knew he really needed more help than he was getting and he didn’t have any family to be there for him. He hated imposing on his neighbor but was grateful for her help. The neighbor and I toured several assisted living communities in Washington County looking for the right fit. Looking at the options can be very overwhelming and physically exhausting, especially for a man who is 92. The goal was to narrow down the choices to a couple then bring him back to make the final decision. October 22, 2015


Resources Resources that we’ve found helpful for seniors and their families. Elder Law Attorneys Meredith Williamson 503-445-2232 Geoff Bernhardt 503-548-4000 Gail Vore Of Counsel to Tamara B. Maher, Attorney at Law 971-808-1466 Michael J. Rose 971-865-3171 Medicaid Resources Providence Elderplace 503-215-6556 Multnomah County Medicaid 503-988-9450 Clackamas County Medicaid 971-673-7600 Washington County … Read more March 28, 2023