The St. Helens Chronicle – January 16, 2019 – Free Workshop Coming to St. Helens–Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

January 16, 2019

On Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oregon Care Partners will host a free, instructor-led class in St. Helens titled “Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (PAC)” designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian develop positive approaches to behavioral challenges common in those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. This 3-hour class is free …

Morgan CairnsThe St. Helens Chronicle – January 16, 2019 – Free Workshop Coming to St. Helens–Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

KMUZ – November 14, 2017 – Pamela Ruona with Oregon Care Partners | Exploring all of the FREE training through Oregon Care Partners!

December 4, 2017

KMUZ radio show Aging in the Willamette Valley interviews Oregon Care Partners trainer and certified Positive Approach to Care (PAC) for Dementia Trainer and Consultant, Pam Ruona, about the FREE caregiver training available online and in person through Oregon Care Partners. She explains the benefits of these resources and how to get the most out of what is offered. To listen …

Julia SmithKMUZ – November 14, 2017 – Pamela Ruona with Oregon Care Partners | Exploring all of the FREE training through Oregon Care Partners!

Oregon Senior News – April 2017 – Oregon Care Partners Making Waves in Long-Term Care

April 1, 2017

As Oregon’s population ages, our state faces numerous challenges and opportunities related to meeting the needs of its older adults. We’re aging faster than the nation, according to Census data from 2014. In fact, between 2010 and 2014, nearly all of Oregon’s counties saw their 65 and older population grow by more than ten percent. With this shift comes a …

Angela NealOregon Senior News – April 2017 – Oregon Care Partners Making Waves in Long-Term Care

The Times – November 9, 2016 – Tigard-based consortium offers training for caregivers all over Oregon

November 9, 2016

Oregon Care Partners is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association for a Nov. 18 class at the Juanita Pohl Center. Are you a caregiver? Consider the question. According to Ann Dupuis, a communications specialist for Oregon Care Partners, it’s “kind of a broad term.” “There’s a lot of people that fall under that ‘caregiver’ definition,” Dupuis said. When Oregon Care …

Angela NealThe Times – November 9, 2016 – Tigard-based consortium offers training for caregivers all over Oregon

Wilsonville Spokesman – June 13, 2016 – Conference on dementia care draws hundreds

June 13, 2016

From the packed parking lot of the Wilsonville Holiday Inn June 1, you might have guessed that a Clinton or a Trump were making an appearance. But the reason more than 700 people were in attendance had little to do with politics. Instead it focused on an issue especially relevant to a city where almost 40 percent of residents are …

Ann DupuisWilsonville Spokesman – June 13, 2016 – Conference on dementia care draws hundreds

The Bulletin – April 8, 2016 – Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

April 8, 2016

Three-part class offers vital insights of Alzheimer’s Jack Crockett’s wife had become increasingly confused while playing dominoes. Francis Chavez operates an adult foster home and one of the residents quit washing her hair. Both wanted to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how to care for those suffering from it. Kristina Barragan, of the Alzheimer’s Association, is teaching a three-part …

Angela NealThe Bulletin – April 8, 2016 – Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Mail Tribune – March 27, 2016 – Are you a caregiver? Free Training can help you navigate the challenges

March 27, 2016

Caregivers often put their own health at risk; experts advise to get trained and seek help. “Until death do us part”: a wedding vow, a promise made to an aging parent and the motto of many family caregivers who devote themselves to long-term care of a loved one. They’re the meal givers, the medicine givers, the compassion givers. Every day, …

Angela NealMail Tribune – March 27, 2016 – Are you a caregiver? Free Training can help you navigate the challenges

Lake Oswego Review – March 3, 2016 – Conversations About Dementia

March 3, 2016

March 11 class in Lake Oswego will offer tips and advice for families and professional caregivers As the state’s population continues to age, Oregon Care Partners is reaching out more than ever to heal the heartbreak of dementia with a series of free classes for families and professional caregivers. Called “Conversations About Dementia,” the classes are part of OCP’s extensive …

Angela NealLake Oswego Review – March 3, 2016 – Conversations About Dementia

The Daily Astorian – December 12th – Keep calm, care on: Caregivers figure out how to deal with ‘challenging behaviors’

December 12, 2015

  Oregon Care Partners class teaches caregivers to read and respond to people with “challenging behaviors.” Beverly, a 42-year-old woman with a traumatic brain injury, lives in an assisted-living facility. She does not speak but communicates with gestures and noises. Her mother visits regularly and takes her out for dinner or shopping. When Beverly returns, she usually screams through the …

Angela NealThe Daily Astorian – December 12th – Keep calm, care on: Caregivers figure out how to deal with ‘challenging behaviors’

The Daily Astorian – December 10, 2015 – Free class helps caregivers of older adults

December 10, 2015

This class is designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian better manage challenging behaviors that are common among older adults, such as anger, yelling, cussing, threatening others, withdrawing, self harm and physical aggression. Oregon Care Partners holds a free class in Astoria for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. The class …

Angela NealThe Daily Astorian – December 10, 2015 – Free class helps caregivers of older adults