Seniors & Aging

Senior resources


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

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


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

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

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

Circle of Life Caregiver Cooperative: 360-647-1537, 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, Services: variety for aging and disabled people.

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

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

Meals on Wheels: 360-733-4030, Service: delivers frozen meals weekly.

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

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

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

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


Adult Family/Nursing Home Complaint Hotline: report abuse at a facility, 800-562-6078,

Adult Protective Services: report abuse at home, 800-487-0416,

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

American Legion Veterans Services: 360-734-3110,

Area Agency on Aging: 360-676-6749, 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,

Care Crisis Response Services: 800-584-3578. Services: mental health crisis line for suicide prevention and resource referral,

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

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

Department of Veterans Affairs: 360-733-9226.

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

Elder Service Providers: 360-715-1338, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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,, 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. Service: Protect rights of residents of long-term care facilities.

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

Senior Information and Assistance: 360-738-2500, 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,

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

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

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