Senior Care Resources for Navigating Elder Care

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The links and senior care resources below provide helpful information on local and national elder care resources, family caregiver support, medical conditions and more. Can’t locate a senior related resource? Give us a call at (541) 389-0006, and we will help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Central Oregon Council on Aging

For more than three decades, Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA) has proven to be a vital resource for seniors in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. The agency’s 30 employees, along with nearly 70 volunteers, provide a variety of services designed to help keep seniors living independently and in their own homes for as long as possible. COCOA has created and published a free senior resource guide “Directions” for people who are in need of information about community resources. Contact COCOA to obtain a copy at (541) 678-5483.

Department of Human Services, Aging & People with Disabilities

Aging & People with Disabilities provides information and services for seniors and people with physical disabilities. The website provides information about aging, health related issues, care giving services, support and advocacy for older Oregonians.

Veterans’ Services

Veterans’ Service offices assist veterans and their dependents with submitting claims to the Veterans Administration for benefit programs related to disability. In-home care services is one of the benefit programs.


Home Health & Hospice Care


Suggested Reading on Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

  • A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, A Guide for Family Caregivers. Virginia Bell & David Troxel
  • Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers. Daniel Kuhn
  • Alzheimer’s for Dummies. Patricia Smith
  • Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Jolene Brackey
  • Dancing with Rose. Lauren Kessler
  • Dementing Illnesses and Memory Loss in Later Life. Nancy Mace & Peter Rabins
  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease. Joanne Coste
  • Talking to Alzheimer’s: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit with a Family Member or Friend. Claudia Strauss
  • The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life. By Nancy Mace & Peter Rabins
  • The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with “Alzheimer’s-Type Dementia”. Naomi Fell & Vicki De Klerk-Rubin


Suggested Reading for Hospice Care and End-of-Life Care

  • Dying Well. Ira Byock
  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying. Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley
  • On Death and Dying. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding Meaning Through the Five Stages of Loss. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler
  • On Life After Death. By Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life. Megory Anderson & Thomas Moore
  • The Four Things That Matter Most: A book About Living. Ira Byock, MD
  • Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death. Joan Halifax
  • The Grace of Dying: A message of Hope, Comfort and Spiritual Transformation. Kathleen Dowling


Suggested Reading for Elder Care and Caregiving

  • Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy? Getting to Yes with Competent, Aging Parents. Joseph Ilardo & Carole Rothman
  • Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent: A guide for Stressed-Out Children. Grace Lebow & Barbara Kane
  • Elder Care Made Easier. Marion Somers
  • How to Care for Aging Parents. By Virginia Morris & Robert Butler
  • Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence. Gail Sheehy
  • Taking Care of Parents Who Didn’t Take of You: Making Peace with Aging Parents. Eleanor Cade
  • The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your Aging Parent Without losing Yourself. Alexis Abramson
  • The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers. Maria Meyer
  • The Eldercare 911 Questions and Answer Book. Susan Beerman & Judith Rappaport
  • The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own. Gary Barg


Caregiver Resources


Conditions Information & Resources


Evergreen In-Home Care Services Professional Affiliations