Ann Cason, Geriatric Care Consultant


Ann Cason is a geriatric care manager based in Portland,Oregon. She helps families find solutions to issues related to the care of their aging loved ones. She is a pioneer in bringing mindfulness and awareness into caregiving and aging and is the author of Circles of Care: How to Set up Quality Home Care for Our Elders (Shambhala Publications). Website: www.anncason.com.

Why I Care

Decades ago, by seeming accident, I started working with the elderly, finding genuine connection in working with older people and their caregivers. I feel that it is important that human beings can have a healthy and dignified life, even in the midst of sickness and old age, and that society as a whole can experience basic goodness by participating in a culture of kindness.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Is there in-home help that can be paid through public benefits programs? — Feb 01, 2012
I am sorry to hear of your mother's trouble. You need to be in touch with the local network to find if there are in-home care providers through public benefit programs. ...
How can I transfer Mom from assisted living to in-home care? — Jul 01, 2011
If you want to transfer from assisted living to in-home care in Scranton, you should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Ask for Home and Community Based Service...
Is there and in-home care service that would be able to help care for my loved one? — Jun 15, 2011
I am sorry to hear of your troubles. There are depending on where you live, ih-home services that can care for sick people within their own homes. Caring.com has a service...
Where can I find an adult crib for my sister with Alzheimer's? — Jun 10, 2011
I googled medical equipment in Louisville, Kentucky and goto the name and phone number of 5 medical supply stores in Louisville. THey will either have one or know where yo...
Are there any agencies that can help give care to my father who requires 24 hour care? — Jun 10, 2011
Yes, there are agencies who will help you set up home care for your frail father. 24 hour care is very expensive, but sometimes you don't need that much help. What you ne...
Where can I get help caring for my wife with dementia? — May 21, 2011
There are ways to start. Since you need caregiving assistance for dementia, you need help that is skilled in working with Alzheimer's as well as understanding the care tha...
Is it time to switch my friend's in-home care provider? — May 07, 2011
Changing home care providers is difficult on all levels. This work is not like working on an assembly line. Caring for old people is the front line of compassion. But it is...
What are my legal responsibilities when caring for a parent who lives with me? — May 05, 2011
You could use the web site elderlawanswers.com to ask any legal questions about caring for your parent at home. To me this is not a legal question. Very old people or the ...
Is it time to switch my friend's in-home care provider? — May 05, 2011
It does sound as if you need to change home care providers! You need a fresh start. But remember this: Caregivers need something they often don't get. You can help by helpi...
As an in-home caregiver, do I get breaks and lunch breaks? — May 05, 2011
Caregiving is a service where a break is so much needed. We shouldn't have to ask, but we often do. What are our rights as employees? Do we get paid caregiver breaks to ea...