Investigating Care Facilities
If you’re researching a good place to take care of yourself, your parents, or grandparents, here a couple tools to check out. Each of these include reports of abuse and neglect in Oregon’s nursing homes. Some reports are on the Oregonian’s site and not the DHS site, so it’s important to check both.
- Life Insurance Finder Tool for Oregonians: https://www4.cbs.state.or.us/exs/ins/lift/
- The Oregonian’s Senior Care Complaints database: https://projects.oregonlive.
- The Oregon Department of Human Services facility search: https://ltclicensing.oregon.
Consumer safety websites
- DOJ’s Oregon Consumer Protection: https://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer-protection/
- Oregon Life Insurance Search: https://www4.cbs.state.or.us/exs/ins/lift/
- US Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/
- Brain Injury Association of Oregon: http://www.biaoregon.org/
- National Safe Kids Campaign: http://www.safekids.org/
- National Patient Safety Foundation: http://www.npsf.org/
Sexual Assault Resources
- Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team: 541-840-0904, www.jacksoncountysart.org
- Medford Based Community Works: http://www.community-works.org/
- Klamath County Crisis Center: http://www.klamathcrisiscenter.org/
- Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force: http://oregonsatf.org/help-for-survivors/
- OAASIS (Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service: http://oaasisoregon.org/
- Oregon Department of Justice: https://www.doj.state.or.us/crime-victims/victims-resources/other-resources/rape-and-sexual-assault/
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network): 800-656-4673, www.rainn.org (online chat available)
- 1in6 (support group for male survivors of sexual abuse): www.1in6.org (online chat and support groups available)
- American Psychological Association, Understanding and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: http://www.apa.org/pubs/info/brochures/sex-abuse.aspx
Help with Medical Bills
- Oregon Health Plan Application: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Pages/Apply.aspx. It is worth contacting them and checking if you qualify.
- Well States Healthcare: http://www.wshcgroup.com/
- HealthCare.gov helps find insurance options, compare care options, and learn about prevention.
- Local VA Offices (https://www.southernoregon.va.gov/) offer programs designed to help veterans. These offices can provide an invaluable community for veterans and their ability to understand military benefits is very helpful.
- Eldercare Locator information specialists put you in contact with resources and programs for seniors.
- State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) help insure children of working families who cannot afford health insurance or don’t get it through their work.
- Benefits.gov allows you to complete a confidential questionnaire and receive a list of programs that may help.
- Local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices help those on Social Security and Medicare. You may also call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.
- Team Senior (www.teamsenior.org) is a referral service in southern Oregon that offers free assistance with selecting local long-term care options.
- Oregon Revised Statutes: https://www.oregonlaws.org/
- Oregon Administrative Rules: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/banners/rules.htm
- County Regulations
- Oregon Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Decisions
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/?OpenView&Start=1&Count=100&Expand=1.1
County Courthouse websites
- Jackson: http://courts.oregon.gov/Jackson/
- Josephine: http://courts.oregon.gov/Josephine/
- Klamath: http://courts.oregon.gov/Klamath/
- Medford Federal Courthouse: http://www.ord.uscourts.gov/index.php?Itemid=270
Oregon State Bar: www.osbar.org