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Upcoming Events - 2016
FREE TRAININGS and FREE CEUs through Oregon Care Partners! Class topics include Challenging Behaviors, Medication Management, and ’ Alzheimers and Dementia Care. Courses are funded by a grant from the state and are specifically designed for long term care professionals, Adult Foster Home Providers, family caregivers, and members of the public. www.OregonCarePartners.com or call (800) 930-6851.
"Standing Together to Prevent Falls"
Falls are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations and emergency room visits in Oregon, and the leading cause of death for those over the age of 65.
To reduce risk of falls, individuals are encouraged to:
Exercise regularly - focus on leg strength, weight bearing exercises, and improving balance. Tai Chi programs are especially good.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, to identify medicines that may cause side effects or interactions such as dizziness or drowsiness.
Have vision checked at least annually by an eye doctor and update eye glasses as needed.
Make homes safer by
reducing tripping hazards such as area rugs,
adding grab bars inside and outside the shower
or tub and next to the toilet, adding railings
on both sides of stairways and improving your
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