Creating a Culture of Quality Care
About Oregon Care Partners
Oregon Care Partners is a free, high-quality education resource. We help family and professional caregivers build the knowledge and skills needed to improve the quality of life of older adults and people living with Alzheimer’s in Oregon. Our in-person and online classes create state-wide access to quality training on a wide variety of common caregiving topics, including:
- Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias
- Safe medication management to improve health outcomes and quality of life for aging Oregonians
- Specialized training for public safety workers on Alzheimer’s and other related dementias
Established in 2014, Oregon Care Partners is part of a broad scale caregiver training initiative, funded by the state of Oregon, and designed to provide consistent, standardized, evidence-based caregiver training which is currently not available to all caregiver segments or areas of the state. The growing aging population and those with disabilities has emphasized the overwhelming need for a well-trained workforce and the development of additional community resources for both professional and family caregivers.
Oregon Care Partners offers training in collaboration with many statewide long-term care and non-profit organizations who share a vision and concern for the quality of life and care of aging Oregonians. The goal of the Initiative is to help caregivers understand how to best manage the care, services and support for the people they care for and improve the quality of life for aging Oregonians through improved access to high-quality, free education.
Oregon Care Partners’ trainings are available to anyone living or working in the state of Oregon. Family members, all levels of professional caregivers and members of the public are encouraged to register and share information about Oregon Care Partners with others who would benefit from these free high-quality trainings.
Oregon Care Partners 5 overarching goals:
- Improve the quality of life for Oregonian’s living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (ADRD), challenging behaviors and complex medication regimes.
- Consistent, standardized, evidence-based curriculum tailored to each caregiving segment statewide.
- Grow a group of qualified trainers to create a sustainable support system and increase the number of training opportunities statewide.
- Create standards by building a review process for curriculum using evidence-based standards and measurements of success.
- Help the state by aligning programming with Oregon’s public policy, i.e. the State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Oregon (SPADO) and ensure the state is prepared to respond to the growing need with appropriate and compassionate public health resources.
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.
Oregon Care Partners, LLC (OCP) is a consortium made up of a group of lead organizations, facilitators and collaborators that have a longstanding history of working together collaboratively on training and quality initiatives and successfully providing caregiver training.