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We Are Growing! Join Our Team

Our alternative to traditional assisted living has generated a demand and we are looking to expand our Team!
Apply today, only if you want to join a company that believes in:

• Growing organic gardens, planting flowers, and working in the chicken coop

• Promoting an atmosphere of belonging, influence, and purpose

• Family: Always welcome, always included

• Providing home cooked meals, daily activities, and Happy Days

• Ensuring that our Residents and Team Members alike are Living Well Each Day

Get In Touch

If you pride yourself on wanting to:

Be “all about others”;

Do good for others as you do well;

Help make a frail elderly’s minutes, hours and days momentous;

Then we want to talk to you.

Call: 855.653.5656 :: Email: livingwell@elitecare.com :: Visit: elitecare.com/careers

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Jacobson Memorial Dementia Resource Library at Vancouver’s Sylvan Park

Jason Hess would like to share a few words about our recent ribbon cutting ceremony for The Jacobson Memorial Dementia Resource Library at Elite Care’s Sylvan Park in Vancouver:

I am pleased to announce that, in partnership with HOPE, Elite Care has opened The Jacobson Memorial Dementia Resource Library at Elite Care’s Sylvan Park campus August 14. The library is named for and dedicated to Sylvan Park’s first Resident, Ralph Spencer Jacobson Read more

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Elite Care’s Technological Advantage

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Elite Care’s patented, progressive technology allows for the highest levels of safety and transparency.  Online Portals allow our team members (and Resident family members) to locate and check on Residents from afar. In each of Elite Care’s Communities, pervasive sensors and team members assist Residents in maintaining their independence, offering assistance as necessary and using sensors to monitor vital signs and health indicators.

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Life Continuity: Ray’s Story

FoundersOne of our Founders, Lydia, would like to share with you a story of Life Continuity:

Living Like We Always Have

Life Continuity, what does that mean? As we age, so many things are no longer possible for various reasons. But we want to continue to live our life as we have been used to. The design, operation and philosophy of Elite Care Communities is all about Life Continuity.

Ray’s Reminder

This time of year, I am always reminded of Ray. He lived with us for quite a few years and he was a Royal Rosarian. I am a Royal Rosarian and wanted to make sure that he could go to membership meetings again, even though he was in a wheel chair. So we figured out how to make it happen.

The next step was the Rose Parade. It is every Rosarian’s dream to march in the parade. It is a tough parade and as we age, it becomes hard to participate. It had been many years since Ray was able to march in the parade. He had a motorized wheel chair, so I told the Prime Minister (the leader of the Royal Rosarians), that Ray would be participating in his wheel chair. He wasn’t so sure about that and I told him that unless he came up with a better idea, Ray would be there in his wheel chair.

As it turns out, they rented 3 Golf Carts and all of a sudden there were other Rosarians who wanted to participate in the parade and ride in the carts. In order to make this work for Ray, Bill Pascoe had to get a nurse delegated to administer his CBG, and provide snacks along the way, so Ray would be medically taken care of. What a team effort it was and Ray participated in 2 parades!

Fast forward 7 years, now there is a pretty large trolley that follows the Rosarian marching unit with many Rosarians in it who can’t march the whole rout anymore. Every year I remember Ray and I know he smiles down on us, he continued living his life the way he was used to thanks to everyone’s determination.

That is what it Life Continuity means for us at Elite Care: working as hard as we can to make sure our Residents continue the life they have always lived.

- Lydia

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Grand Opening Recap From Jason Hess

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Jason Hess, Elite Care’s CEO, writes on the Grand Opening earlier at Oatfield Estates:

Celebrating Larch and Tabor

Last month we officially opened our two newest houses—Larch House and Tabor House—as part of our Oatfield Estates campus expansion in Milwaukie. Previous to that “opening” we already had 8 Residents! There is a special point of pride in looking at these 2 houses for us, and we have enjoyed comparing and contrasting our newest houses with our current houses. We are most proud to say that we expanded Oatfield Estates with our Residents’ wishes in mind.

The Resident Wish List

We asked our Residents what they wanted, and then we truly listened. We referred to the following list as our list of priorities for our Oatfield Estates expansion, having come directly from our Residents:

  • Want the two-house model
  • Want a covered area to return from outings
  • Want an open green space
  • Want the buildings turned to form a heart
  • Want artificial turf so green space can be used more often
  • Want walking paths around the entire building
  • Want as many edible plants as possible (so far almost all the plantings are edible, more to come soon)
  • Want the buildings to be environmentally friendly (Platinum LEED certified)

Always Improving

With help from the above list, we wanted to improve upon our previous Vancouver expansion at Sylvan Park and improve upon the high level of construction that we had at the Sylvan Park houses. Our improvements are mostly behind the walls in electrical, plumbing and structure at Tabor and Larch. However, if we compare the exterior of the original Oatfield Houses with the new Houses, the similarities in ambiance and design are still there – they are still Extended Family Residences™ – and match the Oatfield craftsman cottage look and feel. The added bonus of the 2 new houses? Glorious views!

We have already formed a review team and walked each of the new Houses to garner improvements and emphasize mainstays.

We are busy drafting/planning for our next addition to the Elite Care family – Knoll Summit in Tigard. Much of Larch and Tabor will be assumed in the design, just as Sylvan Park was assumed in the design of Larch and Tabor and Fanno Creek and the original Oatfield Estates were assumed in the design of Sylvan Park. Keeping a constant, recognizable Resident-directed ambiance to all our Campuses is very important to us.

Our building history is a process which helps us improve upon the future. Thank all of you who were at the open house and we look forward to seeing you at more open houses!

My best,

Jason

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Elite Care Is In Full Bloom!

Flower Power

Lately it just seems to be all about the flowers! Everywhere you look plants are blooming profusely and on the tip of everyone’s tongue is a comment about how pretty our spring has been. We are not inclined to let such abundance pass us by without making use of all these flowers!

  • We planted flowers in pots to decorate the porches and decks.
  • We took the flowers we have been pressing over the past couple of months and used them to decorate picture frames and greeting cards.
  • We never let much time go by before we try our hands at flower arrangements.
  • We arranged flowers to decorate for family night gatherings and we had great fun making arrangements to decorate Larch House for the Grand Opening of our Oatfield Estates campus expansion!

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Join Elite Care’s Garden And Art Tour This Saturday!


Everyday Living Garden and Art Tour Sponsored by Elite Care

Saturday, June 21, 10AM-4PM, North Clackamas Park


What its about:

Enjoy self-guided tour of six gardens in the Milwaukie and Oak Grove areas. The wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables at Elite Care’s Oatfield Estates, not to mention the flowers, will be one of six gardens highlighted on the tour. Arugula, broccoli, calendula, cilantro, fennel, lettuce, parsnip, radish and sunflowers – these are just a few of the crops that are cared for by our Residents.

With the guidance of a horticultural expert, Elite Care Residents get up close and personal, exploring the scents, structure, growing habits and life-cycle of everything blooming. Come appreciate the results of that process! Pick up your ticket booklet at the Garden Art Fair at North Clackamas Park.OE_IMG_4286_small-e1382587136165

Where to go:

North Clackamas Park, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie for the ticket booklets.

When it takes place:

Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost:

$10 garden tour/booklet (proceeds benefit the Sara Hite Memorial Garden).

Julie Strayer Thoma, Elite Care’s Garden Program Coordinator, will be on site to answer any questions!

 

All are welcome! We will see you there.

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Vancouver: Know That Mom Is Safe

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Safety First

Vancouver’s Elite Care at Sylvan Park is offering a welcome alternative to traditional assisted living. At Sylvan Park, and all of Elite Care’s Communities, you will find the following:

  • Team Members have an intimate knowledge of each Resident’s condition and care needs
  • Care Givers are responsible for just 6 Residents, allowing greater personal knowledge of each Resident and their personal care needs
  • Regular medication reviews
  • Nurses attend to the needs of up to 30 Residents, allowing early recognition and proactive intervention

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Industry Leading Results

Our dedication to the safety and well-being of our Residents shines brightest with our industry results. Here are a few to consider when weighing your options:

Low Hospital Re-admissions

Positive Results:
2 per 100 Resident discharges
980% lower than national average
Our Focus:
Small, intimate environment
Quiet, predictable surroundings
Our Residents:
Average Resident age: 90

Low Overnight Hospital Stays

Positive Results:
1 day per Resident per year
840% lower than national average
Our Focus:
Relationship Based Care
Be present. Be empathetic.
Become family.
Our Residents:
85% Mild to Significant Dementia

Low 911 Calls

Positive Results:
1 per Resident every 4 years
820% lower than national average
Our Focus:
Advanced assessment skills
Early recognition and interventions
Our Residents:
All require assistance with at least 5 of their daily living needs

Actively Participating In Activities 5 Days Before Death

Our Focus:
Great Nutrition
Advanced Technology
Inclusive Activities
Belonging
Our Residents:
During graceful endings, our Residents are at home surrounded by their Family and Team Members


Get Involved


Not yet convinced? Visit our Checklist of Amenities That Matter: elitecare.com/amenities-that-matter/

More on Elite Care at Sylvan Park: elitecare.com/locations/sylvan-park/

Tour Elite Care at Sylvan Park, or any one of our gorgeous communities, to see these results in action!

Elite Care at Sylvan Park: 360.892.2273

Elite Care: 855.653.5656

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Industry Leading Results: Elite Care By The Numbers

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Overwhelmingly Positive Results

Our Residents live longer, healthier, meaningful lives. We say it all the time, but we want to prove it. We believe in results. And our results paint an image of an industry leading company.

Low Hospital Re-admissions

Positive Results:
  • 2 per 100 Resident discharges
  • 980% lower than national average
Our Focus:
  • Small, intimate environment
  • Quiet, predictable surroundings
Our Residents:
  • Average Resident age: 90

Low Overnight Hospital Stays

Positive Results:
  • 1 day per Resident per year
  • 840% lower than national average
Our Focus:
  • Relationship Based Care
  • Be present. Be empathetic.
  • Become family.
Our Residents:
  • 85% Mild to Significant Dementia

Low 911 Calls

Positive Results:
  • 1 per Resident every 4 years
  • 820% lower than national average
Our Focus:
  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Early recognition and interventions
Our Residents:
  • All need 5+ ADL’s (none capable of living alone)

Actively Participating In Activities 5 Days Before Death

Our Focus:
  • Great Nutrition
  • Advanced Technology
  • Inclusive Activities
  • Belonging
Our Residents:
  • 25% die each year (99% at home surrounded by Team and Family)

Find Out For Yourself

Tour one of our gorgeous communities now, and see these results in action!

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A New Start

Seeds to Seedlings

First there were seeds and now there are a lot of seedlings! We spent time in April transplanting the many plants we started in our greenhouses so they can get into the gardens as the GardenSpotweather allows. Some of the things we have transplanted are coleus and dianthus for our ornamental beds, tomatoes for the vegetable gardens and basil for our herb areas

Arbor Day

At Oatfield Estates we celebrated Arbor Day on April 25 by planting a Cryptomeria japonica in front of Adams House. This tree was donated to us by Paul Schmaltz, former landscaper for Elite Care. The day was a little chilly but many braved the cold to help get our new tree in the ground and all will enjoy watching it grow!

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