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Eldercare Resources

There are many programs in the community designed to provide resources for and/or support seniors and family members who are caring for them.

Resource Guide for Aging Adults


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OSU's Annual Gerontology Conference
Oregon Cascades West Senior & Disability Services
Corvallis Senior Center 
Benton Hospice Service
Grace Center for Adult Day Services
Dial a Bus
Home Care and Elder Services
New Horizons In-Home Care

Family Connections Life Span Respite
Local Support Groups

 Oregon Cascades West Senior & Disability Services

Oregon Cascades West Senior and Disability Services is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.  They provide information and referral, advocacy and leadership, and programs and services for seniors to insure their independence, dignity, choice and individual well-being.  Contact them if you are looking for personal care, home care, respite for caregivers, case management, home-delivered meals, adult day services, help with grocery shopping, concerns about elder abuse, help with Medicaid, and much, much more.

Cost depends on the services that are needed.  Many of them are free of charge.

1400 Queen Ave. SE, Suite 206

Albany, OR 97322

541-967-8630

http://www.ocwcog.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=138

 Corvallis Senior Center

The Senior Center is a great place for adults ages 50 and over to make friends, have fun and get fit!  Whether you are looking to travel, learn a new language, get in shape, make new friends, or just need information, they have what you are looking for.  Go experience events, classes and programs designed around the interests and needs of adults ages 50 and over!

Cost depends on the event, class or program that a person participates in.  Many of the activities are free of charge!

The Senior Center is also a community resource.  It provides information on aging, supports family caregivers, trains professional and lay leaders and students, and develops innovative approaches to addressing aging issues.

2601 NW Tyler Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330

541-766-6959

senior.center@ci.corvallis.or.us

http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=536&Itemid=477

 Benton Hospice Service

Benton Hospice Service is dedicated to compassionate care for dying person and their families.  It emphasizes control of pain and other symptoms so that patients may spend their last months in dignity and comfort.  Patients live at home or in home-like settings, cared for by family and friends with the support of hospice staff and volunteers.

Cost is usually covered by Medicare or other health insurance plan. No one is denied care for financial reasons. 

2350 NW Professional Dr. Corvallis, OR 97330

541-757-9616

bhs@bentonhospice.org

http://bentonhospice.org/

 Grace Center For Adult Day Services

Grace Center is the first certified adult day program in the state of Oregon.  They provide a caring and secure environment for mental and physical exercise- no matter what your age!  Their focus is on maintaining or improving participants' physical and mental abilities.  Programs that are offered provide many opportunities for socialization and making new friends.  Call to schedule a complimentary full/partial day visit.

Cost depends on the services needed.  Services can be paid for with partial scholarships based on income, long term health care insurance, Medicaid, Family Caregiver Respite Program, Oregon Project Independence and/or Veterans Benefits.

980 NW Spruce Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330

541-754-8417

gracecenter@comcast.net 

gracecenter-corvallis.org

Dial a Bus

Dial a Bus is a non-profit organization providing curb to curb transportation service to seniors over 60 years of age who are unable to use the Corvallis Transit System and ADA certified disabled of all ages.  They provide wheelchair accessible service 7 days a week.

Cost is affordable.  Approximately $1.50, one way, in town.  Must call and sign up to be a client of Dial a Bus before rides are given.

605 NW 27th St.

541-753-5746 

http://dialabus.freeshell.org/index.htm

 Home Care and Elder Services

Home Care and Elder Services, Inc. makes it possible for someone to stay in the home they love for as long as it is feasible.  They reflect the objectives:  Home is a very special place; Trustworthy and dependable caregivers and Care decisions are family decisions!  Call to arrange for an initial, free assessment.

Cost depends on the services that are needed.

2141 NW Fillmore Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330

541-757-0214

info@homecareserv.com

http://www.homecareserv.com

New Horizons In-Home Care

New Horizons In-Home Care provides medical and non-medical home care services for all age groups.  They arrange for help in the comfort of your own home or wherever you reside.  The care hours can range from just a few hours a month to 24 hour a day care.

Cost depends on services needed.

400 NW Walnut Blvd. Suite 200

541-752-9059

newhorizons@careoptions.com

corvallisinhomecare.com

 Family Connections Life Span Respite

Family Connections offers referrals for caregivers looking for short-term relief from the demands of on going care they are providing and information on community resources.

Cost is free for referrals and information.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW Albany, OR 97321 

541-917-4899 OR  1-800-845-1363

connect@linnbenton.edu

http://vintage.linnbenton.edu/liberal-arts-social-systems-and-human-performance/family-connections/lifespan-respite

 

Life Line

Lifeline is a personal response service enabling Benton, Lincoln and Linn county residents to continue living in their homes with assurance that they can get help at any time.

Call for inormation

541-812-4703 OR  1-888-901-2441

Senior Companion Program

Senior companions are over 55 years of age, can volunteer 15 hours a week, would benefit from a little extra income and enjoy helping in the community.

Call for inormation

541-812-4185

*****Local Support Groups*****

  • Caregiver Support Group- Meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 1:30-3:30 at the First Congregational Church. Contact Mary Bolton, 541-768-5254, for more information.
  • Brain Injury Support Group- Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 at the Church of the Good Samaritan.  Contact Mary at 541-768-5157 for more information.
  • Memory Loss Support Group- Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 at the Corvallis Senior Center.  (This group is for caregivers/family members and people with memory loss.  The groups meet at the same time in 2 different rooms.)

An additional resource for Eldercare is the State of Oregon Department of Human Services website:  http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/spwpd/index.shtml

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