Aging & Long Term Care Honors Unpaid Family Caregivers for their Vital Work

November 20, 2023

In November, Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) honors unpaid family and kinship caregivers who help family members and friends with chronic illness, disabilities, and other special needs. Unpaid family caregivers are estimated to provide 770,000,000 hours and over 16 billion dollars in unpaid essential services, and they play a vital role … Read More »

Press Release – Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th

October 9, 2023

For more than 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries in Washington state, this is an important time of year. Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period – also called the Annual Election Period – runs each year from October 15th to December 7th. During this time, those on Medicare: Can switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan – … Read More »

Ageism Awareness Day on October 7th

October 6, 2023

Ageism Awareness Day on Saturday, October 7, 2023, is an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society and how we can reframe aging in our communities. “We live in an aging society, which is a wonderful, remarkable thing,” says ASA’s Interim President & CEO Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD. “But … Read More »

Adopt A Neighbor – A community initiative to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities during winter

October 3, 2023

Winter can be a beautiful season, but it can also bring challenges, especially for older adults and individuals living with disabilities. Shoveling sidewalks and driveways can become an arduous task, and for some, it’s dangerous or not possible. That’s where “Adopt A Neighbor” comes in. Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington is looking … Read More »

The Informer – 2023 summer newsletter

June 20, 2023

Welcome to the summer 2023 issue of The Informer, Aging & Long Term Care’s community newsletter! Enjoy this issue for a variety of articles and information. Topics include Aging & Long Term Care’s 2024 – 2027 Area Plan, unwinding Medicaid, agency events, and getting help with nutrition, medications, and Medicare. This digital newsletter will be … Read More »

Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, June 5 – 11

June 1, 2023

If you’re on Medicare, you can help stop fraud! Let’s face it, fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and ultimately raises the cost of healthcare for everyone. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is bringing awareness to this issue during National Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, June 5 -11. SMPs around the country empower … Read More »