Aging Parents? Self-Care Time

with State of Oregon links in blue, and private organization links in green

Assisted Living and Self-Care for Healthy LivingWhen you are managing the care for your aging parents, in the Portland, Oregon area, you have choices of licensed facilities: Assisted Living, Residential and Adult Care Homes. Getting your parents settled, downsizing, organizing what they need in their new home, and frequent visits follow. Next: a gentle reminder that you also need to take care of yourself.… Read the rest

Birth and Infancy of a Research Massage Therapist, Pt. 2

First, Detours:

Rosi13 sincere, listening, in agreement, curious, bemused, thoughtful, head up

Chef and dishwasher. Alternative school. Printer, publisher. Operated large presses and guillotine paper cutter and didn’t lose any fingers. Film stripper: I loved my boss and looked forward to Mondays–a coworker used to tell her husband’s friends that our boss was a male stripper! Black belt in karate. Aikido and Ki training for mind-body coordination.

Rosi42 clear, sincere, listening, curious, pleasant, peaceful, calm, thoughtful Then back to college:

Speech Communications and Physics majors, to keep the left and right hemispheres of my brain balanced.… Read the rest

Advocate, Caregiver, Friend, Daughter to Aging Parent

Oregon leads the nation in alternatives to nursing homes for an aging parent. If you live in the Portland area, you have a lot of choices. Four options are listed below, and additional blog posts will discuss other facilities and Rosi’s experiences with her Mom. Links are provided to additional information from the State of Oregon(in blue), and private agencies (in green).… Read the rest