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Washington Quick Reference List

Advance Directives

Advance Directives

Source: Washington State Medical Association

Description:

Provides information about advance directives, living wills, durable power of attorney for health care and other end-of-life issues. Also provides the forms you can download.

Advocacy

Aging and Disability Services for Seattle and King County

Source: Area Agency on Aging

Description:

Aging & Disability Services (ADS) plans, coordinates, and advocates for a comprehensive delivery system of a variety of services for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in King County.


King County 211

Source: Crisis Clinic

Description:

King County 2-1-1 provides the most comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents. Our Information and Referral Specialists are experts in understanding the eligibility requirements of many human service systems. They can coach callers on the best way to present their situation to the agency that may be able to help them and problem-solve when services are not available. We are experts on food, shelter, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal assistance, financial assistance, governmental assistance programs, health care, employment, education and family support programs.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Source: The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Description:

The Jewish Federation creates opportunities for Jewish people throughout the Puget Sound to connect. They also serve as an advocacy group for the Jewish community.


Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Source: The State of Washington

Description:

The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. Our purpose is to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed these residents under Federal and State law and regulations.

Consumer Protection

King County 211

Source: Crisis Clinic

Description:

King County 2-1-1 provides the most comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents. Our Information and Referral Specialists are experts in understanding the eligibility requirements of many human service systems. They can coach callers on the best way to present their situation to the agency that may be able to help them and problem-solve when services are not available. We are experts on food, shelter, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal assistance, financial assistance, governmental assistance programs, health care, employment, education and family support programs.


Senior Fraud Protection

Source: Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Description:

The Washington State Attorney General's Office has a Senior Fraud page that highlights some of the common frauds and how to avoid them. You may also file a complaint on this page.

Financial Questions

Medicare Savings Program

Source: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Description:

DSHS' Medicare Savings Program helps eligible Medicare recipients pay for all or part of their Medicare premiums.

Healthcare

Aging and Disability Services for Seattle and King County

Source: Area Agency on Aging

Description:

Aging & Disability Services (ADS) plans, coordinates, and advocates for a comprehensive delivery system of a variety of services for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in King County.


Senior Resources

Source: Sound Generations

Description:

Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services of King County) is the most comprehensive nonprofit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. It serves thousands of seniors and their families each year through an integrated system of quality programs and senior centers.

Information and Referral

Aging and Disability Services for Seattle and King County

Source: Area Agency on Aging

Description:

Aging & Disability Services (ADS) plans, coordinates, and advocates for a comprehensive delivery system of a variety of services for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in King County.


Association of Jewish Aging Services

Source: Association of Jewish Aging Services

Description:

AJAS promotes and supports services that serve seniors.


Healthy Aging Partnership

Source: Healthy Aging Partnership

Description:

Healthy Aging Partnership is a coalition of more than 30 nonprofit, government and community organizations primarily in King County, Washington. We offer a wealth of information and resources to older adults and caregivers through education, outreach and promotion of a free confidential information and assistance line: 1-844-348-KING.


King County 211

Source: Crisis Clinic

Description:

King County 2-1-1 provides the most comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents. Our Information and Referral Specialists are experts in understanding the eligibility requirements of many human service systems. They can coach callers on the best way to present their situation to the agency that may be able to help them and problem-solve when services are not available. We are experts on food, shelter, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal assistance, financial assistance, governmental assistance programs, health care, employment, education and family support programs.


LeadingAge Washington

Source: LeadingAge Washington

Description:

LeadingAge Washington provides a variety of tools and resources for seniors.


Senior Resources

Source: Sound Generations

Description:

Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services of King County) is the most comprehensive nonprofit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. It serves thousands of seniors and their families each year through an integrated system of quality programs and senior centers.


Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Source: Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Description:

The Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A) is made up 13 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). They can provide local resources in your area throughout Washington State.

Insurance Questions

Medicare Savings Program

Source: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Description:

DSHS' Medicare Savings Program helps eligible Medicare recipients pay for all or part of their Medicare premiums.


Washington State Health Insurance Pool

Source: Washington State Health Insurance Pool

Description:

WSHIP serves as a safety net for individuals who have been denied health insurance coverage because of their medical status or are unable to obtain comprehensive coverage.

Jewish Connections and Advocacy

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Source: The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Description:

The Jewish Federation creates opportunities for Jewish people throughout the Puget Sound to connect. They also serve as an advocacy group for the Jewish community.

Legal Issues

Advance Directives

Source: Washington State Medical Association

Description:

Provides information about advance directives, living wills, durable power of attorney for health care and other end-of-life issues. Also provides the forms you can download.


Senior Fraud Protection

Source: Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Description:

The Washington State Attorney General's Office has a Senior Fraud page that highlights some of the common frauds and how to avoid them. You may also file a complaint on this page.


Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Source: The State of Washington

Description:

The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. Our purpose is to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed these residents under Federal and State law and regulations.

Long-term Care

Aging and Disability Services for Seattle and King County

Source: Area Agency on Aging

Description:

Aging & Disability Services (ADS) plans, coordinates, and advocates for a comprehensive delivery system of a variety of services for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in King County.


Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Source: The State of Washington

Description:

The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. Our purpose is to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed these residents under Federal and State law and regulations.

Medicaid

Medicaid

Source: Washington State Health Care Authority

Description:

In Washington State, Medicaid is called Washington Apple Health. This site tells you how to apply for coverage

Medicare

Medicare Savings Program

Source: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Description:

DSHS' Medicare Savings Program helps eligible Medicare recipients pay for all or part of their Medicare premiums.


Washington State Health Insurance Pool

Source: Washington State Health Insurance Pool

Description:

WSHIP serves as a safety net for individuals who have been denied health insurance coverage because of their medical status or are unable to obtain comprehensive coverage.

Senior Safety

Elder Abuse Prevention

Source: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Description:

Provides an abuse hotline number and information about signs of abuse and prevention tips.


Fall Prevention

Source: Washington State Department of Health

Description:

Provides tips of how to prevent falls as well as fall prevention resources.


Healthy Aging Partnership

Source: Healthy Aging Partnership

Description:

Healthy Aging Partnership is a coalition of more than 30 nonprofit, government and community organizations primarily in King County, Washington. We offer a wealth of information and resources to older adults and caregivers through education, outreach and promotion of a free confidential information and assistance line: 1-844-348-KING.

Your Rights

King County 211

Source: Crisis Clinic

Description:

King County 2-1-1 provides the most comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents. Our Information and Referral Specialists are experts in understanding the eligibility requirements of many human service systems. They can coach callers on the best way to present their situation to the agency that may be able to help them and problem-solve when services are not available. We are experts on food, shelter, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal assistance, financial assistance, governmental assistance programs, health care, employment, education and family support programs.


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.