Resources for Self Help

Crisis Intervention

 

Call 911 immediately if you are worried about your safety or the safety of a loved one.   911 can be called for physical as well as psychological issues. You can also call 911 and request a “wellness check” by a police officer if you are unable to reach your elder by phone and you are worried they may have fallen or otherwise hurt themselves in the home.

 

Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas  (360) 479-3033 - Serving Clallam, Kitsap, and Jefferson Counties:

http://crisisclinicofthepeninsulas.org/services/

 

Kitsap Mental Health Services  (360) 373-5031 - Crisis Response Team and help for adults dealing with mental illness or a mental health crisis: http://www.kitsapmentalhealth.org/contact_us.aspx

 

Kitsap County Domestic Violence Task Force (360) 479-0522 - help with domestic violence:

http://www.kcdvtf.org/resources.html#YWCA/ALIVE

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255 - list of local Washington hotlines for 24/7 help:

http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/washington-suicide-hotlines.html

 

Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273-8255 - suicide prevention and crisis support for veterans, active duty personnel, and families/loved ones: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net

 

Washington Recovery Help Line (866) 789-1511 - 24 hour help for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental illness: http://crisisclinic.org/find-help/wa-recovery-helpline/

 

Health and Disability

 

ALS Association (425) 656-1650 - Evergreen Chapter: http://webwa.alsa.org

 

Alzheimers Association Washington Chapter (206) 363-5500http://www.alz.org/alzwa

 

American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345 - Information, Resources, and Support: www.cancer.org

 

American Diabetes Association (800) 342-2383 - Information, Resources, and Support:

http://www.diabetes.org

 

American Heart Association (800) 242-8721 - Info and Resources: www.heart.org

 

American Lung Association (206) 441-5100 - Information, Resources, and Support:

americanlungassociation.org

 

Bright Focus Foundation (800) 437-2423 - Information on Alzheimer’s, Macular Degeneration, & Glaucoma: http://www.brightfocus.org

 

Cancer Care (800) 813-HOPE (4673) - Comprehensive website offering help and support for patients, caregivers, and loved ones dealing with cancer: www.cancercare.org

 

Chemo Care (844) 268.3901 - Information on specific chemotherapy medications, including known side effects, drug interaction information: http://www.chemocare.com

 

Lung Cancer Alliance (800) 298-2436 - National organization devoted to research, information, advocacy, and support for those dealing with lung cancer: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org

 

Medline Plus (800) 633-5463 - Medical Encyclopedia: www.medlineplus.gov

 

National Alzheimer’s Association (800) 272-3900: www.alz.org

 

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (800) 473-4636 - Research & Education Center: www.pdf.org

 

Washington State Parkinson’s Association (206) 695-2905 - programs to support health and wellness for patients living with Parkinson’s: www.nwpf.org

 

 

Family

 

4th Angel (866) 520-3197 - Patient and Caregiver Mentoring Program for People with Cancer:

http://www.4thangel.org

 

Caregiver Support Programs through DSHS in Washington State (800) 422-3263:

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/caregiver-resources

 

Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County (360) 698-0968 - Offering mediation services to families when power struggles prevent clear decision making: https://www.kitsapdrc.org

 

Kitsap County Family Caregiver Support Program (360) 337-5700 - Support for unpaid family caregivers, including a drop in Support Center open M-F from 11am to 2pm:

http://www.kitsapgov.com/altc/altcservices.htm#fcsp

 

VA Caregiver Support (855) 260-3274 - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Program for caregivers of veterans: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/support/support_services.asp

 

 

Financial

 

Benefits Checkup (online only) - National Council on Aging - find benefit programs to help pay for medications, health care, food, and more: https://www.benefitscheckup.org

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855) 411-CFPB (2372) - U.S. government agency that protects older Americans by making sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly:

http://www.consumerfinance.gov

 

Healthwell Foundation (800) 675-8416 - Financial help with medical expenses when insurance is not enough: https://www.healthwellfoundation.org

 

Kitsap Community Resources Veterans’ Assistance Program (360) 337-4811 - financial help for veterans in Kitsap, including help with rent, energy & utilities, food, transportation, medical and prescription costs, burial costs, and more: http://www.kcr.org/veterans.htm

 

Needy Meds (800) 503-6897 - Online portal for finding help with the cost of medicine and some medical supplies: http://www.needymeds.org

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (888) 477-2669 - Onine portal for finding help with the cost of medicine: https://www.pparx.org

 

 

Housing

 

Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (202) 216-9623 - http://www.theceal.org

 

Housing Kitsap (360) 535-6100 - Help with housing issues, including home rehabilitation financial assistance programs:

http://housingkitsap.org/home-ownership-program/home-rehabilitation-program

 

Medicare (800) 633-4227 - Website to Search for Skilled Nursing Facilities:

www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

 

Local Resources

 

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (877) 501-2233 - help with long term care, kinship care, in-home care, and more: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/long-term-care-services-information

 

Kitsap Community Resources (360) 377-0053  - Help for low-income Kitsap Community residents, including housing and energy assistance and veteran’s assistance: http://www.kcr.org/index.htm

 

Kitsap County Aging & Long Term Care (360) 337-5700 - WA State Area Agency on Aging (AAA): provides case management for Medicaid funded community services: www.kitsapgov.com/altc

 

Northwest Center for Creative Aging (206) 382-3789 - Offers programs for engaging adults in vital and inspired living as they age: http://nwcreativeaging.org

 

Washington Pioneer Network (online only) - Facilitating transformation in the culture of aging in the 21st century: www.wapioneer.wordpress.com

 

National Resources

 

Administration for Commuity Living (202) 401-4634 - US Dept. of Health and Human Services:

https://acl.gov

 

Aging Life Care Association (520) 881-8008 - National organization for Aging Life Care Managers:

aginglifecare.org

 

Aging With Dignity (850) 681-2010 - goal to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life: www.agingwithdignity.org

 

Alliance for Aging Research (202) 293-2856 - general aging research and information:

www.agingresearch.org

 

American Association of Retired Persons (888) 687-2277 - National organization for retired people:

www.aarp.org

 

American Geriatrics Society (212) 308-1414 - General information and advocacy site:

www.americangeriatrics.org

 

American Health Care Association (202) 842-4444 - Long term and post acute care providers advocating quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled individuals: www.ahcancal.org

 

American Society on Aging (415) 974-9600 - Advancing knowledge on behalf of aging adults:

http://www.asaging.org

 

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (800) 633-4227 - official US Government site:

www.cms.hhs.gov

 

Family Caregiver Alliance (800) 445-8106 - National Center on Caregiving: www.caregiver.org

 

The National Council on Aging (571) 527-3900 - Improving the health and economic

security of older adults: www.ncoa.org

 

National Family Caregivers Association (800) 896-3650 - education and peer support

www.caregiveraction.org

 

National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging (800) 222-2225 - education on aging

www.nia.nih.gov

 

US Dept of Health & Human Services (877) 696-6775​ - resource and support for aging

http://www.hhs.gov/aging/index.html

 

US Department of Veterans Affairs (844) 698-2311 - Veterans guide to geriatric services:

www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/index.asp

 

Advocacy

 

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation (703) 556-9222: http://www.gmhfonline.org

 

Medicare Rights Center (800) 333-4114 - nonprofit consumer services organization:

www.medicarerights.org

 

National Alliance for Caregiving (301) 718-8444: www.caregiving.org

 

National Association for Homecare and Hospice (202) 547-7424: www.nahc.org

 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (877) 622-7937: www.canceradvocacy.org

 

Supportive Care Matters - a public awareness campaign sponsored by The Partnership for Palliative Care (212) 843-0266: www.supportivecarematters.org

 

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Illness Care (C-TAC) (online only) - www.thectac.org

 

End-of-Life

 

Education in Palliative and End-of-lifeCare (312) 503-3732 - resources for professionals as well as curriculum for caregivers: www.epec.net

 

End of Life Washington (206) 256-1636 - formerly Compassionate Choices - resource for exploring various end of life options including death with dignity: www.endoflifewa.org

 

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (online only) - Initiative of the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA):

http://www.honoringchoicespnw.org

 

Hope Hospice (800) 499-7501 - A general information resource on hospice:  https://www.hopehospice.net

 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (703) 837-1500: http://www.nhpco.org

 

Washington Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (message phone only) (253) 661-3739: promoting quality compassionate end-of-life care: www.wshpco.org

 

Washington State Medical Association (206) 441-9762: understanding Advance Directives:

https://wsma.org/wcm/For_Patients/End_of_Life/Advance_Directives/wcm/Patients/Advance_Directives.aspx?hkey=1afdfe9f-2f59-402b-862b-051ecca9ce82

 

Washington State Medical Association (206) 441-9762: identifying choices for treatment at end of life

www.wsma.org/POLST

 

Legal

 

American Bar Association  (800) 285-2221 - National association of American lawyers, often provides free legal guidance for people dealing with serious illness: http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html

 

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (online only): www.naela.org

 

US Living Will Registry (800) 548-9455- electronic storage for advanced directives: 

www.uslivingwillregistry.com

 

Washington Law Help (206) 464-1519 - Northwest Justice Project offers free legal services for low income individuals: http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/issues/aging-elder-law/long-term-care-assistance-copes-nursing-homes

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