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End-of-Year Message from the Team

As 2021 comes to a close, we would like to reflect back over this past year and also express appreciation to all of our EQC and pre-service dementia students, clients, community partners, providers, and others we've had the pleasure of working with this year. 

It has been a challenging year for a lot of us, but feedback like the messages below from a client and an EQC student is what gives us the motivation and inspiration to continue serving the adult foster care home community.

“Cannot express it all. We are filled with joy...Thank you for your support and help during the process. Another step ahead!"

“Your former students...speak great things about you. You are transforming lives.”

We are so thankful for this positive feedback as it encourages us to continue to expand our reach, services, and support to the adult foster care home community throughout Oregon.

In closing out this year, we want to thank you for all you do and wish you a safe and Happy New Year. Here’s to peace, health, quality care, and gratitude in 2022!

- The Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training Team (Alyssa, Isaac, Tracey and Matt)

  • Matt Gannon joined our team in January as our provider services coordinator
  • Isaac Elting McGuire joined our team in June as our inspection specialist
  • We fully updated EQC in April to meet State requirements and offered six, full EQC courses, plus our urgent EQC option - students had a pass rate of 95% and an average exam score of 93%
  • We launched a self-paced, on-demand, Pre-Service Dementia Training specifically for AFH staff
  • We published nine blog articles and sent out 45 newsletters
  • We provided over 120 free, 15-min. informational calls 
  • We developed and facilitated CEU training for the Southern Oregon AFH Provider Conference and for the Senior Provider Information Network

Tracey’s Tips


Greetings everyone. As I searched for a good topic for the last newsletter of 2021, I landed on the topic of gratitude.

This is not a tip but a message to each of the caregivers in our community and supporters of the tireless work you do for seniors and people living with disabilities in your communities.

From going the extra mile by creating wonderful activities to enrich the lives of your residents, to waking up at all hours of the night to ensure their night needs are being met, we thank you for being there and providing a high quality of life for our senior population

You are all truly appreciated, and I am grateful to be included in part of your journey. I wish each of you a wonderful new year with new beginnings and a life of fulfillment and joy. 

Have an amazing day!

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