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Caregiver spotlight – Pauline Ngangira – “The Ranch”

  While many of us have or will spend years in pursuit of our life’s calling, the path for Pauline Ngangira, house manager of “The Ranch” Adult Care Home (ACH) was revealed to her relatively early in life. When her grandmother was at the point where she could not...

Caregiver spotlight – Pauline Ngangira – “The Ranch”

Caregiver spotlight – Pauline Ngangira – “The Ranch”

  While many of us have or will spend years in pursuit of our life’s calling, the path for Pauline Ngangira, house manager of “The Ranch” Adult Care Home (ACH) was revealed to her relatively early in life. When her grandmother was at the point where she could not...

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The human element

The human element

Sometimes we may feel weak and want to be helped. Other times we may feel broken and want to be fixed. But what about the times when we do not feel weak or broken but still need support? Palliative care addresses the details of life that can be challenging as we cope...

Connection makes your health grow stronger

Connection makes your health grow stronger

  COVID-19 has not only fiercely attacked the at-risk elders in our community physically — eight out of 10 COVID-19 deaths reported in the U.S. have been adults 65 years or older — but also takes a toll on their emotional and psychological bodies as well. Many...

No more trips to the hospital

No more trips to the hospital

Jeff Olson has endured quite a lot in his 66 years. After spending his childhood in and around Astoria and graduating from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, at 17 he enlisted in the Army, where he spent nine years as a mechanic. “They promised me I would be a...

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month!

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month!

As one of the largest organizations in the Pacific Northwest exclusively providing in-home medical care to seriously ill patients, we will be offering information and resources as well as important stories from the field on our blog, social media and e-news throughout...

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