• One Portland Family’s Experience with Home Instead Senior Care
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    One Portland Family’s Experience with Home Instead Senior Care

    I regularly have the thrill of reading notes of gratitude from clients or their family members. It’s so satisfying to hear about how much our CAREGivers meant to them or how much they appreciated the responsiveness, availability, and sensitivity of the office team. However, the letter I received last week from a client’s daughter just took the cake…had me smiling for days. I don’t like to brag, BUT, I really want to share this letter as a tribute to my wonderful CAREGivers and office staff who were there for this family in so many ways. For those of you who make it all the way through the letter, thanks for…

  • Adaptive Clothing for Seniors
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    Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

    As I work with seniors, families and caregivers, we eventually have issues concerning clothing. Sometimes the issue is due to arthritic fingers that can no longer button, hook, tie or zip. Sometimes it is impaired vision, and they are unable to put outfits together or see the fabric colors.  Sometimes we have family members with dementia who take clothing off as soon as someone helps them get it on or who  just need the simple closure styles.  Frequently family members get frustrated because they do not know what to buy or where to shop.  I have used the Buck and Buck Catalog for years to help families deal with these…