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.
Certificates/Awards
Master of Social Work 1988
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Hi Susan! I wish it were easier to find people who 'can relate'. It might take some work to find them but they must be in your community. I am a counselor in the county seat of a rural part of Oregon, with a whopping 2300 people. And among my clients...
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There is a two week 'wait' for efficacy for each shot. At the facility in our hospital (where I work as a social worker), masks are still required, everywhere by everyone all the time. As for in person visits, I believe each county Public Health Depa...
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When managing your own or a loved one's medications, there is a relatively simple way to keep track of what is taken routinely and which are for short term, like antibiotics.    When you or your care-recipient finishes a medication, put the empty bot...
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What a lovely gift she gave you. Some moments are hard to  love, but there can be learning and gift in those ones, too. Your friend lives on in you, and what a treasure that is. Grief can have a poignant quality. I'm so glad you shared this thought. ...
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Hi Pete. I would follow Amy's advice, and definitely look at the Medicare ratings. I'd also see if there's anyway to ask people who are local to you, or to your elder loved one, about their opinions. I used to work as a geriatric care manager, and th...
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Hi Susan! I wish it were easier to find people who 'can relate'. It might take some work to find them but they must be in your community. I am a counselor in the county seat of a rural part of Oregon, with a whopping 2300 people. And among my clients...
JaneCares 01-22-2021 09:40 AM
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There is a two week 'wait' for efficacy for each shot. At the facility in our hospital (where I work as a social worker), masks are still required, everywhere by everyone all the time. As for in person visits, I believe each county Public Health Depa...
JaneCares 01-22-2021 08:48 AM
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When managing your own or a loved one's medications, there is a relatively simple way to keep track of what is taken routinely and which are for short term, like antibiotics.    When you or your care-recipient finishes a medication, put the empty bot...
JaneCares 01-13-2021 11:33 AM
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What a lovely gift she gave you. Some moments are hard to  love, but there can be learning and gift in those ones, too. Your friend lives on in you, and what a treasure that is. Grief can have a poignant quality. I'm so glad you shared this thought. ...
JaneCares 12-14-2020 09:55 AM
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Hi Pete. I would follow Amy's advice, and definitely look at the Medicare ratings. I'd also see if there's anyway to ask people who are local to you, or to your elder loved one, about their opinions. I used to work as a geriatric care manager, and th...
JaneCares 12-14-2020 09:50 AM
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Hi Susan! I wish it were easier to find people who 'can relate'. It might take some work to find them but they must be in your community. I am a counselor in the county seat of a rural part of Oregon, with a whopping 2300 people. And among my clients...
JaneCares 01-22-2021 09:40 AM
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There is a two week 'wait' for efficacy for each shot. At the facility in our hospital (where I work as a social worker), masks are still required, everywhere by everyone all the time. As for in person visits, I believe each county Public Health Depa...
JaneCares 01-22-2021 08:48 AM
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When managing your own or a loved one's medications, there is a relatively simple way to keep track of what is taken routinely and which are for short term, like antibiotics.    When you or your care-recipient finishes a medication, put the empty bot...
JaneCares 01-13-2021 11:33 AM
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What a lovely gift she gave you. Some moments are hard to  love, but there can be learning and gift in those ones, too. Your friend lives on in you, and what a treasure that is. Grief can have a poignant quality. I'm so glad you shared this thought. ...
JaneCares 12-14-2020 09:55 AM
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Hi Pete. I would follow Amy's advice, and definitely look at the Medicare ratings. I'd also see if there's anyway to ask people who are local to you, or to your elder loved one, about their opinions. I used to work as a geriatric care manager, and th...
JaneCares 12-14-2020 09:50 AM
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