Here are great resources in Washington State for helping older adult parents.
Adult Family Home Locator
Adult Family Home Council
– Find an Adult Family Home >
The adult Family home council is an advocate for Compassionate Individualized Care. The organization provides adult family home providers with resources and training covering all aspects of their business. What this means for you is a place where an older adult parent can be taken care of by passionate care givers in a family home setting.
Healthcare Advocacy Partners
– Patient Advocacy >
Sima Kahn started out as a physician. Now she works with families who have a member who is navigating the confusion and complexity that is the modern medical system. Sometimes you need someone who can objectively walk through the system when patient, children and family are falling apart.
Veteran's Pension Benefits
- Through the Veteran's Association >
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a little known tax free pension available to help qualified veterans, spouses and their surviving spouses pay for home health care, assistance living or nursing home care.
Washington State Medical Association
– Find a Physician>
Not strictly for just older adult parents, the WSMA vision is "Make Washington state the best place to practice medicine and receive care." This link will help you find a physician when you don’t know where to turn.
Long term Care
Long term Care Washington State Department
of Social and Health Services
Alzheimer’s information and Help
Alzheimer's and Dementia Face Special Challenges
- Alzheimer's Association >
Most children are not ready for a parent with Alzheimer's. This is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. Getting information and understanding options, helps both the parent and the child.
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