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
Ace Icon
This Online Community member has earned the ACE badge for being recognized by peers for high value contributions.

Learn More

The Online Community ACE program enables you to be recognized by your peers for consistent, high value contributions to the Community.

Are you ready to become an ACE? Here's how:

  • Upload Your Profile Picture
  • Fill Out the "Tell us about yourself" Section
  • Share Your "Areas of knowledge"
  • Receive 25 Kudos (excluding Politics, Current Events forum) during rolling six month period
  • Be In Good Standing Without Community Violations For At Least 30 Days

All Activity

Hi Victoria! What a good friend you are!I'd guide her to the website, what used to be called Eldercare.gov and now is: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx.  She can or you can access the area agency on aging. Pick the brain of that person. Ea...
JaneCares 03-24-2021 11:03 AM
1
Reply
2
Kudos
639
Views
@AARPMichaelP wrote:How is everyone staying in contact with their loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities during this time of heightened separation? Would love to hear some helpful tips on doing so. What mechanisms have you used, te...
JaneCares 04-20-2020 08:28 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2219
Views
The area agency on aging may know of volunteer groups that help with this. Habitat for Humanity may do this. A group called Rebuilding Together does rehabilitation work on homeowner’s residences. Check this web site to see if they work in your area: ...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 11:00 AM
0
Replies
2
Kudos
3077
Views
Keep very careful records of what is spent, keep receipts, and also keep track of how many hours you’re spending helping your parents. This is useful for you and your parents as well. You may realize you can’t afford to spend so much time doing thing...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 10:40 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2905
Views
A website, https://www.accessiblenature.info/?page_id=236, has information on each state with guides on what parts of scenic venues have wheelchair accessibility. This one is on the state of Oregon.   Jane   * * * * * * * * If this response answered ...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 10:39 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2275
Views
Hi Victoria! What a good friend you are!I'd guide her to the website, what used to be called Eldercare.gov and now is: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx.  She can or you can access the area agency on aging. Pick the brain of that person. Ea...
JaneCares 03-24-2021 11:03 AM
1
Reply
2
Kudos
639
Views
@AARPMichaelP wrote:How is everyone staying in contact with their loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities during this time of heightened separation? Would love to hear some helpful tips on doing so. What mechanisms have you used, te...
JaneCares 04-20-2020 08:28 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2219
Views
The area agency on aging may know of volunteer groups that help with this. Habitat for Humanity may do this. A group called Rebuilding Together does rehabilitation work on homeowner’s residences. Check this web site to see if they work in your area: ...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 11:00 AM
0
Replies
2
Kudos
3077
Views
Keep very careful records of what is spent, keep receipts, and also keep track of how many hours you’re spending helping your parents. This is useful for you and your parents as well. You may realize you can’t afford to spend so much time doing thing...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 10:40 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2905
Views
A website, https://www.accessiblenature.info/?page_id=236, has information on each state with guides on what parts of scenic venues have wheelchair accessibility. This one is on the state of Oregon.   Jane   * * * * * * * * If this response answered ...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 10:39 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2275
Views
Hi Victoria! What a good friend you are!I'd guide her to the website, what used to be called Eldercare.gov and now is: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx.  She can or you can access the area agency on aging. Pick the brain of that person. Ea...
JaneCares 03-24-2021 11:03 AM
1
Reply
2
Kudos
639
Views
@AARPMichaelP wrote:How is everyone staying in contact with their loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities during this time of heightened separation? Would love to hear some helpful tips on doing so. What mechanisms have you used, te...
JaneCares 04-20-2020 08:28 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2219
Views
The area agency on aging may know of volunteer groups that help with this. Habitat for Humanity may do this. A group called Rebuilding Together does rehabilitation work on homeowner’s residences. Check this web site to see if they work in your area: ...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 11:00 AM
0
Replies
2
Kudos
3077
Views
Keep very careful records of what is spent, keep receipts, and also keep track of how many hours you’re spending helping your parents. This is useful for you and your parents as well. You may realize you can’t afford to spend so much time doing thing...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 10:40 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2905
Views
A website, https://www.accessiblenature.info/?page_id=236, has information on each state with guides on what parts of scenic venues have wheelchair accessibility. This one is on the state of Oregon.   Jane   * * * * * * * * If this response answered ...
JaneCares 12-18-2019 10:39 AM
0
Replies
1
Kudo
2275
Views
Public Statistics
Date Registered ‎05-04-2011 04:14 PM
Last Visited
Total Messages Posted 593
Total Kudos Received 352
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users