Creating a Culture of Quality Care
About Oregon Care Partners
Oregon Care Partners is a free, high-quality education resource. Since 2014, we have helped family and professional caregivers build the knowledge and skills needed to improve the quality of life and care of older adults and people living with Alzheimer’s in Oregon.
Our evidence-based classes foster confidence and prepare caregivers to create a meaningful difference in the lives of the people in their care. Caregivers learn to practice a person-centered approach to care that recognizes and incorporates an individual’s personal history, preferences, and abilities into every aspect of care to meet their physical, mental, and emotional health needs and promote overall wellbeing.
Caregivers frequently manage stressful, challenging, and emotional situations that make them vulnerable to fatigue and burnout. Learning how to provide care, and knowing what to expect, can reduce caregiving-related stress and lead to more positive interactions and outcomes. Our classes also encourage self-care and personal wellness to limit the impacts of caregiving and enable caregivers to sustain their ability to provide the best possible support and care.
Thanks to funding from the State, Oregon Care Partners services are available to anyone living or working in Oregon. Every person involved in the care or support of an older adult is encouraged to create a free account and explore how free classes can help.
Visit our Testimonials page to learn what caregivers are saying about Oregon Care Partners.
Caregiving in Oregon
The growing aging population and the increasing number of people living with dementia in Oregon emphasize the need for state-wide access to high-quality caregiver education.
In Oregon, there are an estimated:
- 469,000 family caregivers providing unpaid care 
- 155,000 family caregivers providing unpaid care for people living with dementia 
- 69,000 individuals living with Alzheimer’s 
- 84,000 individuals projected to be living with Alzheimer’s by 2025 
- 54,000 direct care professionals working in long term care 
- 64,000 Oregonians receiving long term care services 
- AARP, Family Caregiving in Oregon: A Survey of Registered Voters Age 40 and Older, March 2019
- Alzheimer’s Association, 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, March 2021
- Oregon Health Care Association, OHCA 2020 Oregon Long Term Care State Report, December 2020
Number of Oregonians 65+ who will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by the year 2025.
Number of family caregivers providing unpaid care in Oregon.
Total hours of unpaid care.