If you know where to look, help is just a phone call away. Below is a list of services that our clients find useful.
Bath Benches, Grab Bars, Adaptive Clothing, and Other Mobility Tools
Access Medical Supply
Located on Aurora and 95th. Easy to drop in and pick something up.
Norco Medical Supply
Located on Stoneway North in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood. It was previously called Care Medical.
Used Medical Equipment
MS Helping Hands and Donor Closet
They provide New and Used good clean Durable Medical Equipment and Mobility Equipment for a suggested donation.
Adaptive Clothing for Seniors, Disabled & Elderly Care
Husky Senior Care's mission is to help seniors stay at home. Here is a great resource for adaptive clothing. Get clothing that works for you instead of against you. Remove the obstacles to staying at home! Welcome to Buck & Buck, Your Home for Adaptive Clothing. Families and caregivers nationwide rely on Buck & Buck for adaptive clothing that can make dressing easier for a loved one.
1(800) 458-0600 (M-F, 6am-5pm PST)
Dementia Care Tools
Bed Alarm Pads and More
The Alzheimer's Store
1 (800) 752-3238 www.alzstore.com/
Lifts and Transfers
Lifts and Transfer Devices
Especially take a look at the Rifton Tram.
1 (800) 571-8198 www.rifton.com/
Home Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Care Management, Eldercare Navigators, Hair Stylists
Visiting Physician Associates (VPA). Finally there are in-home primary care doctors available! They bill through Medicare and regular insurance.
The Mobile Tooth Fairy PS
Nicole Fink is a dental hygienist who makes home visits. Great for seniors who have trouble getting to the dentist!
Private Care Consultants/Care Management
Aging Well, LLC
Joan McGinnis provides private care management. She has over 20 years experience in working with the elderly and disabled, most recently developing the program of Care Consultation and Mediation at Elderhealth Northwest in Seattle. She specializes in working with the varied opinions of those involved to resolve differences and reach an agreement for the care of the client. She leads family meetings and care conferences with a focus on problem solving with those involved in the care of the client.
Whitmire & Associates, LLC
Whitmire & Associates, LLC is a team of nurses, social workers and other professionals who offers consultation, advocacy and care management services for individuals across the lifespan. We know Janelle Jensen, one of their Care Managers, and she is the best!
Eldercare Navigators, lead by Heather Eacker, is a great option for seniors or family members looking to navigate the various eldercare options. Heather has a lot of experience with the continuum of care available to seniors. In her own words: "Eldercare Navigators is here to help you turn an overwhelming situation into a quick and easily understandable one."
Hair Stylists (they come to you!)
Elizabeth "Bess" Bubalo
Ways of Paying for Home Care
Long Term Care Insurance (pays for Home Care)
We Can Administer Your Policy for Free
Long Term Care Insurance Specialist
Charles Coen, Bankers Life and Casualty Company
For LTC Insurance specifically for Home Care
Veteran's Aid and Assistance (pays for Home Care)
A Cash Benefit for Wartime Vets
Access the Cash in Your Home
Used Medical Equipment and Financial Assistance for Equipment
MS Helping Hands and Donor Closet
They provide New and Used good clean Durable Medical Equipment and Mobility Equipment for a suggested donation. Some items are given at no cost through their financial assistance program.
Backyard Cottages for Dad and Mom
(206) 428-8599 www.microhousenw.com/
Helpful Associations and Support Groups
Adult Protective Services (report suspected abuse of a vulnerable adult)
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)
Crisis Clinic (A telephone services providing confidential assistance for people in emotional distress)
Geriatric Regional Assessment Team (for those who cannot access outpatient mental health services)
Sound Generations (formerly Senior Information and Assistance)
A good general resource.