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WHAT Training classes and other resources to help families understand the long-term care system.
WHYTo help families through the process of deciding to move an aging relative into long-term care.
WHERECedar Sinai Park.
Portland, Oregon, USA.

Program Description

"To assist families in coping with the long term care system, Cedar Sinai Park has developed a program of education training classes. The EFLI program is specially designed to help families through challenges and struggles associated with the process of placing their aging relative in long-term care."

Through the program elderly, caregivers and families can get help with deciding about long-term care, gain a better understanding of long-term care and its effects on the following:

-The aging process and senior health
-Senior housing options
-Insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid
-Family conflict and family dynamics
-Elder legal issues
-How to communicate with staff in long-term care facilities

Additional long-term care resources are available free of charge on the Cedar Sinai Park website.

The main focus of the program is to educate and empower family members to become partners with social services and staff in order to providing the best long-term care for their elderly relative.

Some of Cedar Park's other Jewish senior housing and senior services include:

*Robison Jewish Health Center - Nursing home care
*Rose Schnitzer Manor- Independent and assisted living
*Adult Day Services - Convenient, flexible respite care on a daily basis
*Rose Schnitzer Tower - Affordable downtown housing for seniors and people with disabilities
*Kehillah Housing - Affordable housing for adults with special needs
*Sinai Family Home Services - In-home care

Cedar Sinai Park provides residential and community-based care to elderly and adults with special needs, allowing them to live with comfort, independence and dignity in a manner and in an environment based on Jewish values. Cedar Sinai Park is committed to delivering a f care that can be tailored to individuals’ unique needs and takes an active consumer choice and a person-centered approach to care. Service is about recognizing that people, including our eldest and most frail citizens, have the right to control decisions made about their lives.

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