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

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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

2016 Holiday Bazaar

Join us Thursday December 22nd, 2016 for our annual Holiday Bazaar. Find several vendors to choose from, apple cider, hot chocolate and live piano music! Do your holiday shopping in one stop! 3060 SE Stark Street Portland, OR 97214 503-535-4700 Click to view the flyer

Help is Here! Caring for People Who Have Dementia

You are invited to a special dementia education for people who care for those who have dementia. Come learn about dementia and effective strategies to better care for those who have dementia. Hosted by Laurelhurst Village and Providence Hospice. Click here to Print Flyer

Avamere’s Newest Transitional Care Facility Brings Advance Short-Term Nursing and Rehabilitation Options to Tacoma

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Grand opening ceremony takes place on December 7, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Honorable Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma, will give a commemoration speech. The Avamere Family of Companies will celebrate the grand opening of its latest transitional care facility – Avamere Transitional Care of Puget Sound; located at 630 S Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98465. The 39,936 square foot short-term, post-acute health care center will provide patients recovering from illness or injury with intensive skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Much like other Avamere transitional care facilities, Avamere Transitional Care of Puget Sound will focus on returning … Continue reading