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Elite Care Careers: Activities Coordinator

WE ARE GROWING!

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

• Resident-directed activities: Growing organic gardens, planting flowers, and working in the chicken coop.
• Promoting an atmosphere of belonging, influence, and purpose.
• Family Members: 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.

AND, if you pride yourself on wanting to:

Be “all about others”;
Do well by doing good for others;
Help make a frail elderly’s minutes, hours and days momentous;
Then we want to talk to you!

Please call:  503.736.2714 :: email: employment@elitecare.com

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Christmas Stars & Angels

Chef Kate, Elite Care at Oatfield Estates

Around the holidays I think of making cookies with my Grandmother. Every year we decorated Christmas stars and Angels, a signal of the beginning of the holidays for my family.

Ingredients

2 1/4 cup All-purpose flour

1/4 cup Cornstarch

1/4 tsp Salt

3/4 cup Butter, softened

1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

1 cup Granulated sugar

1 whole egg

1 egg yolk

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together flour, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add butter and sugar. Beat together on high speed until light and fluffy. Add both the egg and egg yolk, along with the vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Change the speed to low and add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.

Roll dough into three flat disks and wrap in plastic film. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Roll dough to ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Bake at 350F degrees for about 10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are just golden. Decorate as desired.

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Elite Care Careers: Staffing Coordinator

Careers at Elite Care!

Our alternative to traditional assisted living has generated a large demand and we are looking to expand our Team! Apply today, BUT only if you’re interested in careers with a company that believes in:

• Resident-directed activities: Growing organic gardens, planting flowers, and working in the chicken coop.
• Promoting an atmosphere of belonging, influence, and purpose.
• Family Members: 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.

AND, if you pride yourself on wanting to:

Be “all about others”;
Do well by doing good for others;
Help make a frail elderly’s minutes, hours, and days momentous;

Then we want to talk to you!

Please call:  503.736.2714 :: email: employment@elitecare.com


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Research Links Alzheimer’s and Traumatic Brain Injury

Alzheimer’s and Traumatic Brain Injury Linked

Researchers have suspected a link between Alzheimer’s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury, but until very recently, they were unsure how the two were connected. Lynne Terry, a reporter for The Oregonian, wrote last week about a recent study conducted by Oregon Health & Science University in conjunction with  the University of Rochester Medical Center showing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) interferes with the brain’s ability to eliminate waste, which causes toxic proteins to build up among cells, an already understood cause of Alzheimer’s Disease. In the article, Terry spoke with Jeffery Illif, an OHSU researcher and co-author of the study, who was hopeful this new discovery could lead to a drug that might slow the development of the disease.

“If this is something that is going wrong, then we can fix it,” Iliff said.

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Take a Tour, Donate a Meal

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Editor’s Update: As of 12/15/14, Elite Care has donated 80 meals to Meals on Wheels.

Elite Care exists to bring meaning and joy to our Resident’s everyday lives, a mission that becomes even more important during the holidays. Unfortunately, there are many seniors who don’t receive that same level of care and live their days in isolation and hunger.

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Elite Care Career Feature: Community Manager

We Are Growing

Elite Care is growing and we’re looking for a Community Manager to join our team.

Summary of Position

The Community Manager is the business partner to Elite Care Corporation and reports to the Regional Community Director. The Community Manager is responsible for leading & managing the business of 2-4 Houses and building the Resident-directed community of their interdependent households. Doing so requires managing business aspects of the houses, upholding the Resident directed environment, state survey compliance, and positive Team Member, Resident, and Family relations. As a community representative the Community Manager ensures the community’s image is highly regarded and all policies, procedures, and programs are followed successfully.

Qualifications

Required

  • Respect for Elders.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, or become qualified by following Elite Care Development Path.
  • 2+ years of demonstrated supervisory and team building experience.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage projects from start to finish.
  • Experience successfully working with executive level leadership.
  • Strong time management, organizational, and forecasting skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills as well as presentation skills.
  • Must be able to lead Teams.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a detail focused, results oriented environment.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and Clean Driving Record.
  • Synergy with Elite Care philosophy.
  • Positive Energy.
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).

Preferred

  • BA or B.S. degree
  • Education in aging, social services, or other related field
  • CNA certification

Take this opportunity to ensure a professional future with a Team that is Resident-centric, with a Company that is expanding and with Residents that need our care delivered by dedicated professionals.

Please call: 503.736.2714 :: email: employment@elitecare.com 

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Healthy Aging & Vigilant Education

Founders_BillReed_LydiaLundbergLast month I attended the 2014 Healthy Aging Alliance Conference at Oregon Health Science University.

Did you know that Oregon is the oldest state west of the Mississippi? So it is fitting that Oregon has a great organization dedicated to healthy aging.

“What Are We Waiting For? We are waiting for a wonder drug to cure or prevent Alzheimer’s. That is still not quite on the horizon, so until then, what can be done?”

The first speaker Dr. Joe Quinn MD, spoke on Preventing Late Life Dementia: What Are We Waiting For? We are waiting for a wonder drug to cure or prevent Alzheimer’s. That is still not quite on the horizon, so until then, what can be done? In response, he referenced the 1999 “Nun Study.”

In this study, nuns donated their bodies to science following their death. Although the nuns were quite old, none of them were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. When the scientists looked at the brains of the nuns however, they found that most of them had the pathology of Alzheimer’s. They also found that half of them had small strokes which left amyloids in their brains.

What this study teaches us:

  1. The Nuns’ environment was very simple, consistent and routine, which allowed them to function at a high level even with dementia.
  2. Blood vessel problems increase Alzheimer’s pathology and Omega 3 fatty acids help reduce small blood vessel disease.

The second speaker was Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom MD, MPH, who gave a talk titled: Is Body Fitness Really Brain Fitness? How Exercise Boosts Brain Power.
Dr. Eckstrom conducted a speaker series at Oatfield Estates a few years ago. She utilized the speaker fees we paid her to help start the Health Aging Alliance. The takeaways from her talk:

  1. Exercise
  2. Exercise
  3. Exercise

No kidding, Tai Chi is important for balance and for reducing risk of falls. Other helps include weight lifting and aerobic exercises, every day for 30 minutes; a healthy lifestyle for all of us, not just our Residents. What’s good for your heart is also good for your brain.

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Ending Alzheimer’s Disease through HPC

Ending Alzheimer’s Disease

In advance of SC14, a high-performance computing conference, Intel spoke with Dr. Rudi Tanzi the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease about his groundbreaking Alzheimer’s research and the critical role High Performance Computing (HPC) will play in future advances.