Seniors & Aging

Senior resources

TRANSPORTATION

Northwest Regional Council: 360-676-6749, nwrcwa.org. Service: non-ambulance transportation for people eligible for Medicaid with no other means of transportation to medical services.

Whatcom Transportation Authority: 733-1144, ridewta.com. Services: Specialized Transportation Program and Safety Net Service.

IN-HOME SERVICES

Apria Healthcare: 360-738-8300, apria.com. Services: home infusion, respiratory therapy, medical equipment sales, service and supplies.

Caregiver Network: 360-724-4456, caregiver-network.com. Services: housekeeping, meal prep, full care.

Catholic Community Services: 360-738-6163, ccsww.org. Services: housekeeping, personal care, transfers, supervision, live-in care, transportation to medical appointments, respite.

Circle of Life Caregiver Cooperative: 360-647-1537, circleoflifeco-op.com. Services: worker-owned business provides home and personal care for elders, disabled persons. Cooking, cleaning, transportation, medication reminders, bathing, laundry, respite and companionship.

Department of Social and Health Services: 360-756-5750, dshs.wa.gov. Services: variety for aging and disabled people.

Home Attendant Care: 360-734-3849, homeattendantcare.com. Services: personal hygiene, transfers, transportation, housekeeping, dementia care, safety supervision.

Infusion Solutions: 360-933-4892, infusionsolutionsinc.com. Service: Locally owned home infusion pharmacy offers personalized infusion care in Whatcom, Island, Skagit, Snohomish counties.

Meals on Wheels: 360-733-4030, wccoa.org/mow.htm. Service: delivers frozen meals weekly.

Right at Home: 360-392-3934, rahnwwa.com. Services: Light housekeeping, meals, laundry, errands, non-medical personal hygiene care.

Signature Home Health: 360-671-5872, 4signatureservice.com. Services: disease management and nutrition, wound management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy.

Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services: 360-671-8388, visitingangelswa.com. Services: meal preparation, light household chores, personal care, dementia care, post-operative and respite care.

Walgreens OptionCare: 360-733-7799, walgreens.com Services: skilled nursing, wound care, nutrition support, home infusion, perinatal/postpartum, respiratory services, oxygen, and physical, occupational and speech therapy.

INFORMATION SERVICES

Adult Family/Nursing Home Complaint Hotline: report abuse at a facility, 800-562-6078, dshs.wa.gov/endharm.shtml.

Adult Protective Services: report abuse at home, 800-487-0416, dshs.wa.gov.

Alzheimer Society of Washington: 360-671-3316 or 800-493-3959, alzsociety.org. Support, resources for people with dementia, and their families.

American Legion Veterans Services: 360-734-3110, bellinghamlegion.com.

Area Agency on Aging: 360-676-6749, nwrcwa.org. Services: Senior Information and Assistance, Medicaid transportation, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, case management, adult day services.

Attorney General Consumer Protection: report consumer and fraud complaints, 800-551-4636 or 360-738-6185, atg.wa.gov/safeguardingconsumers.aspx.

Care Crisis Response Services: 800-584-3578. Services: mental health crisis line for suicide prevention and resource referral, voaww.org/voa5.cfm?sectiongroupsid=19.

Department of Social and Health Services, Home and Community Services: 360-756-5750, dshs.wa.gov. Services: personal care, long-term care, residential care, food stamps, adult protection.

Department of Social & Health Services, Community Services Office: 800-735-7040, dshs.wa.gov. Services: basic food program, food stamps, Medicare savings program.

Department of Veterans Affairs: 360-733-9226. www2.va.gov/directory.

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 19: 360-676-6700, ext. 50910, dav.org. Chapter helps veterans obtain compensation and pensions; offers free van service to VA hospital in Seattle.

Elder Service Providers: 360-715-1338, elderserviceproviders.org. Nonprofit consortium provides referrals, information for seniors, and educational conferences for caregivers.

Health care coverage advice: 360-788-6594. Statewide Insurance Benefits Advisors and Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access together provide free counseling on health care coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and charity care.

Health Support Center: 360-733-6714, healthsupportcenter.org. Center supports self-help, support and advocacy groups that serve people with health impairments or disabilities, and their caregivers.

Hearing Loss Association of Whatcom County: 360-738-3756, hearingloss-whatcom.org. Volunteer group provides information, education, support, advocacy for people who are hard of hearing, with or without hearing devices.

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center: 360-647-0910 or 360-647-8508. TTY or video phone, hsdc.org. Nonprofit agency offers information referral, advocacy, education for deaf, hard-of-hearing and deaf-blind people.

Home Care Quality Authority: 360-707-2368 or 800-970-5456, hcqa.wa.gov. Service: Home Care Referral Registry matches people who receive publicly funded, long-term, in-home care with qualified care workers.

Home Rehabilitation Program: 360-778-8300, cob.org, click on “services” and then on “human services and housing.” Services: project and needs analysis, bid assistance, deferred payment and subsidized loan program.

Long Term Care Ombudsman: 800-562-6028. nwrcwa.org. Service: Protect rights of residents of long-term care facilities.

Opportunity Council Community Resource Center: 360-734-5121, oppco.org. Services: energy assistance, home repairs.

Senior Information and Assistance: 360-738-2500, nwrcwa.org. Services: information about caregiver support, housing, in-home care, long-term care, medical insurance, other resources for seniors and caregivers.

Senior Legal Assistance: 360-714-8208. Service: legal aid to people 60 and older.

Social Security Administration, Bellingham office: 800-772-1213, ssa.gov.

St. Joseph Hospital Adult Day Health: 360-715-6410, 809 E. Chestnut St., peacehealth.org/Whatcom. Service: day program for adults with chronic illness and/or disabilities.

Washington State Home and Community Services: 360-756-5750, aasa.dshs.wa.gov. Services: personal care, protective services for adults.

Whatcom County Medical Society: 360-676-7630, whatcom-medical.org. Services: physician referral, grievances about medical care.

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