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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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This is a tricky one, but if well received the first time by a care recipient, it can be a go-to solution sometimes.   Depending on the person and the mood or behavior, see if you can find a way to soothe your person with touch. Offer to comb or brus...
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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...
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@KarinH142099    My husband’s 86 year old mother and 64 year old sister live in same place, the home we were raised in.  I am the caregiver for both.     So you and your sister were raised in the house you live in with your husband and his mother, ri...
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Moving has so many tasks that must be seen to. Changing the address of your parent or other care-receiving person starts with deciding what address to use. Is the person moving into assisted living or a continuing care retirement community, or 'nursi...
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Ah okay. Burnt at the ages is so common, normal, and enervating, too. Have you ever looked at The Artist's Way? It is a book and has a workbook, too. It spurs thought about creativity, for any of us, all of us, and it might give you some inspiration ...
JaneCares 03-04-2021 12:59 PM
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This is a tricky one, but if well received the first time by a care recipient, it can be a go-to solution sometimes.   Depending on the person and the mood or behavior, see if you can find a way to soothe your person with touch. Offer to comb or brus...
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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...
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@KarinH142099    My husband’s 86 year old mother and 64 year old sister live in same place, the home we were raised in.  I am the caregiver for both.     So you and your sister were raised in the house you live in with your husband and his mother, ri...
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Moving has so many tasks that must be seen to. Changing the address of your parent or other care-receiving person starts with deciding what address to use. Is the person moving into assisted living or a continuing care retirement community, or 'nursi...
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Ah okay. Burnt at the ages is so common, normal, and enervating, too. Have you ever looked at The Artist's Way? It is a book and has a workbook, too. It spurs thought about creativity, for any of us, all of us, and it might give you some inspiration ...
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This is a tricky one, but if well received the first time by a care recipient, it can be a go-to solution sometimes.   Depending on the person and the mood or behavior, see if you can find a way to soothe your person with touch. Offer to comb or brus...
JaneCares 03-30-2021 07:17 PM
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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...
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@KarinH142099    My husband’s 86 year old mother and 64 year old sister live in same place, the home we were raised in.  I am the caregiver for both.     So you and your sister were raised in the house you live in with your husband and his mother, ri...
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Moving has so many tasks that must be seen to. Changing the address of your parent or other care-receiving person starts with deciding what address to use. Is the person moving into assisted living or a continuing care retirement community, or 'nursi...
JaneCares 03-08-2021 10:40 AM
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Ah okay. Burnt at the ages is so common, normal, and enervating, too. Have you ever looked at The Artist's Way? It is a book and has a workbook, too. It spurs thought about creativity, for any of us, all of us, and it might give you some inspiration ...
JaneCares 03-04-2021 12:59 PM
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