elderly-couple-wavingAnn Cason is a geriatric care consultant whose experience and wisdom come from over thirty years’ experience in working with frail elders and their families. She is regarded as a pioneer in creating more enlightened attitudes towards working with older people and is the author of Circles of Care.

Ann is also interested in how aging is viewed in modern society and in education and social initiatives that promote a more enlightened approach.

Some of the issues that Ann is commonly consulted on include:

  • Working with dementia and other confusional disorders
  • Working with difficult behavior
  • Challenging family issues surrounding the care of an elder
  • Whether outside caregivers should be brought in and how much is needed
  • What to do when parents are far awayJoanne
  • Whether a loved one should remain in their own home or be moved to another living situation
  • Dealing with isolation and depression
  • Working with grief, regret and fresh starts
  • Care for the caregiver
  • End of life issues
  • Bringing mindfulness and awareness into caregiving

Ann is available for consultations and coaching, in Portland, Oregon or by phone or Skype.

What clients say

Ben Shaine

Port Townshend, WA

“Ann has been incredibly helpful in assisting me through the uncertainties and difficulties of living with my wife’s early-onset dementia. When it seemed that nobody else had the skills and experience to understand what we were facing, Ann has been consistently available with caring guidance, both personal and practical. Given the emotional and logistical burdens of dementia, this support is invaluable. In addition to her day-to-day advice which has been so useful, we now have an excellent caregiving team in place, as a result of Ann’s connections and suggestions. We are happier and life is easier, because of Ann.”

Dorothy Robinson

Portland, OR

"Since my mother and I had a “complicated” relationship and I’m the only child, single and still working, we couldn’t have gotten through her final year without Ann’s support. She and her crew helped me negotiate the assisted living, medical appointments, and hospitals, and provided generous moral support to both my mother and me. I felt that we were in good hands."

Laisha Kneuven

Community Relations Director of an assisted living community, Portland, OR

"I have been consistently impressed by the breadth and depth of Ann’s knowledge, experience regarding Senior Care and its many challenges. I consulted with her regarding my own mother’s needs as well as watched her as she worked with the daughter of a resident in the assisted living community where I was a Community Relations Director. Given any situation, she keeps you informed of all the options and offers compassionate guidance when things seem so overwhelming. There is no one more experienced and trustworthy than Ann. Her wisdom clears the way for adults to cope effectively with their aging parents physical and emotional needs. There are not enough accolades to fully acknowledge this woman and her service."

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A Slice of Lime

I am in the emergency room talking with a frail older woman.  She has hurt her back and is also having difficulty breathing.  Her skin is the color of the sheets.  A respiratory therapist puts Read more…

Aging in Society

Heart Speak

Last week I was invited to speak about death and dying to a group of young people (all under the age of 35). I had thought that younger people would not have so much experience Read more…

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Meeting it Head On

A few years ago, I met an older man, a southern gentleman. We connected. But he told me, “You are a Buddhist. I would never use your services!”  I was silent for a moment as my Read more…

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Ann Cason Geriatric Consultant
P.O. Box 13494
Portland, Oregon 97213

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