Resources

Store to Door (Portland, Oregon)

flower-729512_640While at my local Farmer’s Market, I recently discovered this wonderful resource run entirely by volunteers. “Store to Door” takes your weekly grocery order, buys the items and then delivers to your home. They serve seniors 65 and older as well as adults with disabilities in the Portland, OR area. To learn more, click on this link: www.StoretoDoorofOregon.org


Here are three books that I’ve read and found to be helpful and
informative.

The Healing Companion

Simple and Effective Ways Your Presence Can Help People Heal

Jeff Kane, M.D.

This is one of my favorite books on the topic of being a support for someone who is ill. I’ve used this book as a reference while speaking to medical students as well as caregivers.
The content is so simple and, wise at the same time. A must read for those
helping people who are ill.

Contented Dementia

Oliver James

If you’re feeling frustrated and lost while communicating with someone who
has dementia, this is a valuable resource. Reading this book will support you in
returning to a place of compassion for not only yourself but your loved one too.

The Best Care Possible

Ira Byock, MD

A must read for end of life concerns. Dr. Byock talks about an important and
research based fact: people who move into hospice care live longer. Surprising,
for some to hear. I’ll let you read the book for details that support this.