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Information and Assistance................................ 509-458-7450Elder Services, Information and Referral 3102 West Fort George Wright Drive 509-456-7111.........................SNAP Fort Wright Spokane WA 99224 nResource Agencies SNAP provides programs to the working poor, low-income, elderly, poverty-stricken families and Aging & Long Term Care of the homeless. Programs include housing improve- Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) ...... 509-458-2509 ments, minor home repair, conservation education; 1222 North Post Street, Spokane WA 99201 weatherization, housing rehabilitation, low-income Fax 509-458-2003 rentals and transitional housing, free voicemail and action@altcew.org energy assistance; small business development, www.altcew.org money management, homeowner assistance. Please see page 10 for locations. Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington is the Area Agency on Aging that serves seniors and Washington Information Network other adults with disabilities who reside in Spo- (WIN) 211.......................................................211 kane, northern Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, and Provides information and referral for a wide range Whitman counties. Programs funded by ALTCEW of local services, including medical care, assisted provide services that assist individuals to live at living, transportation, housing, volunteering, utility home as they age. assistance, and much more. Trained, bilingual staff are available. The agency subcontracts with other agencies to deliver community-based services, including case Hospitals and management, information and assistance, in-home personal care, transportation, congregate and home Medical Clinics Chapter delivered meals, respite, minor home repair, legal services, and family caregiver support. PLEASE SEE After being admitted into the hospital, consider tative who can be of assistance in connecting you 3 OUR ARTICLES ON PAGES 67 AND 101. consulting a social worker or insurance represen- Catholic Charities with other community resources. He/she can also Senior Services............................... 509-459-6184 act as an advocate in decision making (e.g., dis- 12 East 5th, Spokane WA 99202 charge or post-hospital planning and clarification Non-denominational of your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance services to help seniors coverage). Hospital chaplains and ethicists are and adults with disabilities maintain quality inde- tions. Prior to leaving the hospital, request to see a-other resources that can be utilized in some loca pendent living in their homes. Programs include discharge planner if you still have questions. Volunteer Chore Services, Senior Nutrition, and Foster Grandparent Program. Before you go to the hospital – • Have copies made of Advance Directives, Department of Social and Health Services Living Wills, and Durable Powers of Attorney Home and Community Services ..... 509-568-3700 for Health Care to give to each physician who Intake Line ..................................... 866-323-9409 attends you. (Always have extra copies made 1330 North Washington Street, Suite 3000 information with you for all hospital contacts,in case any of these are misplaced.) Take this Spokane WA 99201 including the Emergency Room HCS is an advocate to vulnerable adults providing adult protective services, • Ask to meet with your surgeon before community service referrals and access surgery. Take notes or ask someone to to comprehensive assessments to determine eli- take notes for you gibility for in-home personal care services or • Advise medical personnel about your placements in adult family homes, assisted living medications (both prescription and non- facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. Eligibility prescription); bring all medications to the is dependent upon meeting the functional and hospital with you. financial criteria determined by Aging and Dis- • Bring a list of any telephone numbers you ability Services. might need 75


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