Avamere Senior Health Care Blog

Avamere and American Health Care Association Urges Senate to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Repeal and Replace Bill

Capital building during a picturesque day

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) President and CEO Mark Parkinson today issued the following statement regarding the Graham-Cassidy Bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “The latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act once again tries to solve the complicated question of health care reform by slashing hundreds of billions of dollars from the Medicaid program that funds essential care for the aged and disabled. “The Medicaid cuts proposed in the Graham-Cassidy Bill –including a reduction in provider assessments that alone will result in billions of dollars less to long … Continue reading

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Each year, Avamere and Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. And every year we are humbled and energized at the tremendous turnout and show of support for such a worthy cause. From the Alzheimer’s Association: When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. For over 20 years, Avamere has helped families cope and find comfort through our compassionate memory care services at select Avamere assisted living communities. The annual Walk is a fantastic … Continue reading

Senator Merkley visits Laurelhurst Village and other Oregon nursing homes in lead up to potential Medicaid cuts

Senator Merkley with Administrative Staff

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley last week toured urban and rural nursing homes, hearing first-hand from administrators, nurses and residents about the critical need to preserve the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans’ “Secret 13” are writing a bill behind closed doors that will likely kick more than 20 million Americans off their health care, while dramatically raising costs for millions more. At Laurelhurst Village in Portland, many of their long-term care and assisted living residents are able to be at the facility because of the Oregon Health Plan. Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants said that if that … Continue reading

Avamere Staff and Their Dedication Get Noticed!

My husband & I are entertainers for seniors and have been playing at many of the Avamere’s in the Portland area and Seaside for many years.  We perform at over 75 different senior facilities, in all areas of care, so we see a lot of things. One day before playing at the Avamere in Sherwood, Sabrina, the Activities Director, was running the Food Council meeting with all the residents. I was overcome with joy  to see such resident involvement.  Sabrina and the chef were asking what the residents wanted, and it was obvious they were going to get it too…from a certain veggie to the … Continue reading

Laurelhurst Village Job Fair

Skilled nurses posing for a photo in the physical therapy room

Join us for a job fair and an exciting opportunity to learn about available jobs with Laurelhurst Village. Wednesday April 5th 7:00am – 5:00pm We’re hiring Caregivers, Medaides, CNA’s, CMA’s, and RN’s. Stumptown Coffee and St. Cupcake will be served as refreshments.