Home Care Resources
We’re here to help. That’s why along with providing the home care you need, we’ve put together some resources that may provide information and support for your situation. These lists are in no way inclusive and should be seen merely as a guide to the different resources available. Of course we encourage you to contact us with any questions about resources.
888.687.2277 | www.aarp.org
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as they age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for its members.
National Private Duty Association (NPDA)
National association of private duty (not state or federally funded) non-medical home care agencies. Includes a listing of members searchable by state.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
520.881.4005 | www.naela.com
Referrals to elder law attorneys who specialize in issues of wills, trusts, estates, power of attorney, guardianships, and other issues concerning the elderly
1.800.MEDICARE | www.medicare.gov
General Medicare information, Medicare booklets, and information about health plans are available at the above number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. English and Spanish-speaking customer service representatives at this number can answer questions about the Original Medicare Health Plan and provide up-to-date information regarding the health plans available in your area.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
877.267.2323 | www.cms.hhs.gov
This is the main federal website for information on Medicare and Medicaid.
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213 | www.ssa.gov
Information on social security, SSI, or disability benefits. Arrange for direct deposit and check on your benefits.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Foundation provides information and makes referrals to local chapters that sponsor support groups, events, and classes.
American Diabetes Association
Information on diabetes treatment and referrals to local support groups and associations. National Cancer Institute
Cancer Information Specialists
Cancer information specialists have access to comprehensive, accurate information on a range of cancer topics, including the most recent advances in cancer treatment. This site gives referrals to local organizations, cancer centers, and support groups.
American Parkinson Disease Association
Information on Parkinson’s disease and local resources.
Very comprehensive and well-regarded website with access to 1,000s of articles on virtually every medical topic.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Nonprofit organization that provides information on a wide variety of topics useful for anyone caring for an elderly person.
National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving.
Washington Aging and Adult Services Administration-DSHS
Senior Information & Assistance (I & A)
I & A is a free information and referral service for adults age 60 and older and family and friends caring for the older adult. Contact them any time you have a question or concern about getting help for an adult sixty or older if you need to: plan, find and get more care, services, or programs (e.g. transportation, meals, housekeeping, personal care); explore options for paying for long term care and review eligibility for benefits; figure out health care insurance and prescription drug options; get a listing of local adult housing and assisted living; or sort through legal issues (e.g. setting up advance directives, living wills) or for referrals for legal advice.
Senior Information and Assistance Kitsap County
360.337.5700 or 1.800.562.6418
Washington Private Duty Association
Washington State Association for Home Care Agencies
Senior Rights Assistance (Program of Senior Services of Seattle/King County)
Assistance with legal or consumer issues. More than 50 specially trained volunteers under the supervision of an attorney in downtown Seattle and community sites throughout King County. They provide one-on-one assistance with powers of attorney and advance directives, Medicare and health insurance, long-term care insurance, social security problems, guardianship, consumer issues, landlord/tenant problems, homeowner concerns, estate planning information, and victims of crime assistance.
Adult/Senior Services & Information[EN1]
Provides information regarding adult protective services, adult family home placement, in-home care, nursing facility placement and financial aid. Online publications, resources and numerous links for caregivers as well.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
Find referrals to Geriatric Care Managers in your local area.
Senior Services of Seattle/King County
206.448.3110 | www.seniorservices.org
A comprehensive connection to community services for seniors and caregivers. Including information on Case Management, Chore services, Counseling, Employment, Health Care, Home Repairs, Housing, Legal Services, Nutrition Programs and Transportation.
If you want to talk about your family’s situation, simply call one of our Client Care Supervisors or Contact Family Resource Home Care. We’re here to listen.