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July 16th, 2018 Is Oregon's Aging Population Prepared for the Costs of Old Age?

Long Term Senior Care Costs Rise for Portland Seniors For seniors with chronic conditions who live a long time, the lifetime health care bill can reach nearly $1 million, according to an analysis by the financial firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The...

June 25th, 2018 Home Safety is a Priority for Portland Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

Making Sure Portland Seniors with Alzhiemer’s Disease Can Move Around the House Safely Falls are the most common cause of injuries among senior citizens and the top reason for a hospital admission for trauma. One-third of people aged 65 and...

June 15th, 2018 Understanding the Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease in Portland

Portland is Experiencing a Rise in Cognitive Decline, and You Can Cycle to Help! According to recent data, 11.3% of Oregonians aged 45 and over report they are experiencing confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse...

May 23rd, 2018 What do Geriatricians know that others don’t?

Geriatricians Know About AgingThe Portland Tribune reports on aging and ask what don’t other doctors know that Geriatricians know? Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom is a OHSU geriatrician who has been featured in the New York Times and a top doctor to...

May 11th, 2018 National Nurses Week - Portland Nurse Recognition

BrightStar Care of Portland Celebrates National Nurses Week - Nurse RecognitionThank You to Our Portland Home Health Nursing Team Nurses aren’t angels, but they may be the closest thing we have in the workplace.  For 12 of past 13...

April 24th, 2018 Long Distance Caregiving for Portland Seniors and Loved Ones

How Do I Know if an Aging Friend or Relative In Portland Needs Help?When caring for an aging friend or relative from afar, it can be hard to know when your help is needed. Sometimes, your relative will ask for help. Or, the sudden start of a...

April 13th, 2018 Symptoms of PD for Portland Seniors

According to Parkin's Foundation, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is generally thought of as a disease that only involves movement for West Portland seniors. But in addition to motor symptoms such as slowness of movement, tremor, stiffness...

April 5th, 2018 Celebrating our 2018 Regional Nurses of the Year

What makes nurses so special? We believe it is a special combination of head and heart. They have the knowledge and clinical expertise to provide the very best care as well as genuine compassion and empathy during their patients' most...

March 20th, 2018 Kidney Care is Extremely Important for West Portland Seniors!

Are West Portland Seniors Taking Care of Their Kidneys?   March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup.Quick Facts on...

March 10th, 2018 Answers for the Portland Senior with a Sleep Disorder

If you are are Portland senior with a sleeping disorder, it is important for you to contact your healthcare physician and discuss your possible options. Untreated disorders can lead to serious health issues such as diabetes, stroke, dementia, and...

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