Tell us about yourself:
I am a mother, partner, and social worker. I lived in DC for 56 years and now live in rural eastern Oregon, known as the high desert Oregon Outback. I provide psychotherapy in a primary care clinic. I knit, crochet, and garden. I worship in a progressive Episcopal parish in a sea of otherwise evangelical Christians. I am bisexual, and do workshops on LGBTQ lives and ways of being.
Area of knowledge and what I know well:
psychotherapy, caregiving, social service systems and how to be an advocate within them, LGBTQ mental health, psychosocial aspects of physical challenges.
Bio
Social worker living in eastern Oregon. I provide psychotherapy in a primary care clinic. I'm bisexual, and do LGBTQ workshops. Very knowledgeable in Caregiving – come find me there!
Certificates/Awards
Master of Social Work 1988
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Hey, Franklin,   You have a lot of complaints here. The most recent and immediate one has to do with the financial support from the VA. I have had very good luck with calling the constituent services person who works for one of the senators in our st...
JaneCares 11-25-2022 10:06 AM
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Another super helpful resource where you can ask any question is the AARP facebook group. Even if you join facebook only to use this group, it's worth it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aarpfamilycaregivers. Best of luck!   Jane
JaneCares 07-15-2022 08:28 AM
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I'm a medical social worker, and I have to say that one of the things I hear over and over again from caregivers and patients is: "I never got a call back." From their doctors, or their care-recipient's doctor or other provider. (A lot of primary car...
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That is an intense situation, Dodie, for sure! May i recommend an extremely active facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1353173708169053 for your care of mom. As for grandparenting/parenting your 3 year old, hooo boy. I hope you have the e...
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Hi there. I recommend that you find your way to the Facebook AARP Caregiving Group. There is voluminous and fast response there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1353173708169053. It's not really Medicare per se, its the long term care system that we ...
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Hey, Franklin,   You have a lot of complaints here. The most recent and immediate one has to do with the financial support from the VA. I have had very good luck with calling the constituent services person who works for one of the senators in our st...
JaneCares 11-25-2022 10:06 AM
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Another super helpful resource where you can ask any question is the AARP facebook group. Even if you join facebook only to use this group, it's worth it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aarpfamilycaregivers. Best of luck!   Jane
JaneCares 07-15-2022 08:28 AM
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I'm a medical social worker, and I have to say that one of the things I hear over and over again from caregivers and patients is: "I never got a call back." From their doctors, or their care-recipient's doctor or other provider. (A lot of primary car...
JaneCares 06-29-2022 07:58 AM
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That is an intense situation, Dodie, for sure! May i recommend an extremely active facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1353173708169053 for your care of mom. As for grandparenting/parenting your 3 year old, hooo boy. I hope you have the e...
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Hi there. I recommend that you find your way to the Facebook AARP Caregiving Group. There is voluminous and fast response there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1353173708169053. It's not really Medicare per se, its the long term care system that we ...
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Hey, Franklin,   You have a lot of complaints here. The most recent and immediate one has to do with the financial support from the VA. I have had very good luck with calling the constituent services person who works for one of the senators in our st...
JaneCares 11-25-2022 10:06 AM
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Another super helpful resource where you can ask any question is the AARP facebook group. Even if you join facebook only to use this group, it's worth it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aarpfamilycaregivers. Best of luck!   Jane
JaneCares 07-15-2022 08:28 AM
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I'm a medical social worker, and I have to say that one of the things I hear over and over again from caregivers and patients is: "I never got a call back." From their doctors, or their care-recipient's doctor or other provider. (A lot of primary car...
JaneCares 06-29-2022 07:58 AM
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That is an intense situation, Dodie, for sure! May i recommend an extremely active facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1353173708169053 for your care of mom. As for grandparenting/parenting your 3 year old, hooo boy. I hope you have the e...
JaneCares 05-30-2022 10:40 AM
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Hi there. I recommend that you find your way to the Facebook AARP Caregiving Group. There is voluminous and fast response there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1353173708169053. It's not really Medicare per se, its the long term care system that we ...
JaneCares 04-22-2022 03:10 PM
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