Long-Term Care Coalition Calls to Protect Washington’s Most Vulnerable
A Coalition of Long-Term Care advocates has assembled in response to recent budget reduction exercises that propose significant cuts - $220 million under the worst-case scenario - to critical services that support Washington’s seniors and people with disabilities.
WASHINGTON'S COMING BUDGET CUTS COULD DWARF THOSE OF THE GREAT RECESSION
Washington lawmakers are planning an emergency session to plug a hole of at least $7 billion in the state budget — one that may dwarf the shortfall they dealt with a decade ago during the Great Recession.
ADDRESSING SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR OLDER ADULTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
ADvancing States took action during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis to assist state aging and disability agencies in responding to, and meeting the needs of, facility residents and an older adult population sheltering at home. T
Feeding children, adults and seniors facing hunger in Western Washington and 26 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Food Lifeline and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Inland Northwest are part of Feeding Washington, a separate non-profit organization.
Medicare.gov issued guidance about what it will cover for beneficiaries who are exposed to or diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19). We updated our Medicare and Coronavirus webpage with the most recent information.
Older Americans have been more likely than other age groups to return their U.S. census forms and make sure they were counted.On April 13, the Census Bureau announced it was pushing back several key deadlines in the 2020 count due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Elder Index™ was developed by the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston and measures the income that older adults need to meet their basic needs and age in place with dignity.
Falls are a growing health problem for older adults, and there are many myths about falling. The most important message we can share with our communities is that falls are preventable.WA Dept of Health's Injury and Violence Prevention program has new data tables highlighting the leading causes of death by different age groups statewide.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides fresh fruit and vegetables to lower-income seniors and supports local farming by increasing the use of farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture. Produce is also purchased directly from farmers for delivery to seniors.
The Trump administration’s pledge to protect Covid-19 patients from massive medical bills is falling short for a growing number of survivors who experience long-term complications from the virus. Doctors are discovering life-threatening and costly long-term health effects ranging from kidney failure
Thousands of Washingtonians care for loved ones with dementia. During the coronavirus pandemic, some have never felt more alone. Meanwhile, Maldowska-Leek is one of the 350,000-plus unpaid family caregivers in Washington supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia during a
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