“With Elite Care’s intimate understanding of Alzheimer’s and related dementia diseases, I was honored and felt it was imperative to get involved with the SPADO task force. In addition to developing this plan, our job as the task force is to leverage the influential government and healthcare communities in Oregon to raise awareness,” says Hess.
Because the majority of its Residents have some form of Alzheimer’s or related dementia, Elite Care offers SPADO a unique perspective on issues surrounding this disease. Hess became involved with SPADO to ensure those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia and their caregivers have the information and support they need.
“Consistent with the goals outlined in SPADO, Elite Care is committed to pursuing measurable outcomes to protect people with Alzheimer’s and drive quality of life regardless of age, diagnosis or ability,” concluded Hess.
The SPADO task force and Elite Care encourage statewide community involvement by spreading the word on Alzheimer’s education, treatment, protection and improvement. To view the SPADO plan in its entirety please visit, oregonalzplan.org/
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Through this approach, we see industry-leading results: our Residents are living longer, healthier, and happier lives. We currently operate two residential care communities in the Portland metro area, Oatfield Estates and Fanno Creek, and are under construction with our third community, Sylvan Park, in Vancouver, Washington scheduled to open fall 2012. Learn more at elitecare.com.