Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oregon Alzheimer's task force coming to Eugene, Coos Bay

A task force endorsed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has laid out recommendations for dealing with the approaching wave of Alzheimer's disease cases expected in the state as baby boomers turn 65.

The task force is taking on a $2.2 billion problem.

That's the financial toll they say unpaid, unlicensed caregivers — such as family members — provide to Alzheimer's disease patients.

The task force estimates the state will have 110,000 Alzheimer's patients by 2025, a 69-percent spike in just over a decade.

In January 2015, Oregonians who can't afford fulltime care for their family members and are unwilling to have them civilly committed will be required to receive training if they are appointed as guardians.

>>> Read the state plan

The task force is holding a series of town hall meetings across Oregon:

Eugene - Saturday, August 4th, 10:00 am to noon - Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St, Eugene

Coos Bay - Thursday, August 9th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm - North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway Street, North Bend

Bend - Saturday, August 18th, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm - Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend

Medford - Wednesday, August 8th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm - Smullin Health Education Center, Rogue Valley Medical Center, 2825 E Barnett Rd, Medford

Pendleton - Thursday, August 16th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm - Pendleton City Hall, 500 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton

Portland - Saturday, August 25th, 10:00 am to noon - Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter, 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Portland

Salem - Thursday, August 30th, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Salem Hospital Building C, 875 Oak St SE, Salem (co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Network of Oregon, based in Salem)

Full Article and Source:
Oregon Alzheimer's task force coming to Eugene, Coos Bay


Betty said...

I hope some NASGA members can attend one or more of Oregon's Alzheimer's Task Force events as Alzheimer's can easily be a gateway to guardianship.

Anonymous said...

The Oregon Alzheimer's Task Force probably needs a lesson in guardianship abuse.

stop guardian abuse said...

Im planning to go on Aug. 25...should be interesting..Barb