Go purple and raise awareness during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, we are calling on organizations to raise their voices and Go Purple. Through this awareness initiative, Go Purple increases knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, the importance of early diagnosis, and services to support families through the Alzheimer’s Association.
One State’s Quest to Introduce Long-Term Care Benefits
The reality is that many people are spending-down to poverty in their final years to access Medicaid to pay for long-term care, which the average lifetime cost is $260,000. There’s a better way, the Long-Term Care Trust Act is the plan we need to secure our future.
After years of hard work and persistence, the MedTakeBack coalition has gotten the support of the Washington State Legislature for a comprehensive state-wide secure drug take-back program. The Drug Take-Back Program now has a page on Dept of Health website.
Older Adults Projected To Outnumber Children For First Time In U.S. History
If you’re feeling old, you're in good company and apparently a lot of it. New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that for the first time in U.S. history, older people are projected to outnumber children. And they expect it to happen in a little over a decade.
Elder financial abuse is a type of elder abuse in which misappropriation of financial resources or abusive use of financial control, in the context of a relationship where there is an expectation of trust, causes harm to an older person. See below:
Secretary Cheryl Strange is hosting Town Hall Meetings for our service providers. Vendors, partners and stakeholders are being invited statewide. She wants to know what DSHS is doing well, what the agency can do better, and what is important to our partners as we work together to transform lives.
It’s not just you. Those pesky robocalls — at best annoying disturbances and at worst costly financial scams — are getting worse. In an age when cellphones have become extensions of our bodies, robocallers now follow people wherever they go, disrupting business meetings, church services and bedtime