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

As a live in caregiver, am I being paid enough? — Mar 29, 2011
Your pay should be $500 a week. Many people make more than $500. But, $500.00 sounds reasonable if it inclucdes room and board. One way to look at it is this. Find out how...
What is an appropriate gift amount to give to a caregiver? — Mar 09, 2011
Gifts for caregivers can be a sensitive subject. Sometimes elders try to get caregivers to work for very low pay with the promise that they will be remembered in the will. ...
How can I find someone to cut my father's hair at home? — Jan 11, 2011
If I want to find someone to cut hair in an elder's home, I ask barbers or hair stylists (in the neighborhood)if they are willing to do it. Most charge more than the price ...
How do I get my spouse to stop hiding wet adult diapers? — Jan 02, 2011
The answer might be in the question! The phrase, "hiding wet adult diapers," might be like saying hiding her pride. (Or his?) Nowadays, for adults, we have incontinence pr...