Resources, information, and tools are available for Seniors seeking to maintain financial independence and empowerment and for financial caregivers providing assistance to older adults.
Working with Older Adults: resources for providers who work with older adults, including protecting against fraud, tools for later-life financial security, money smart for older adults, help for surviving spouses, and help responding to elder financial abuse.
Reverse Mortgage Loans: learn more about these products, which are often marketed to older adults.
Financial Care Givers: easy-to-understand guides to help financial caregivers who are managing money or property for someone unable to pay bills or make financial decisions.
The FTC has information and resources on all sorts of topics related to shopping and donating, credit, loans and debt, jobs and earning money, unwanted calls, emails & texts, ID theft and online security, and scams. To find information specifically geared towards protecting older adults from scams, visit their website.
Washington Connection provides a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs. Individuals that are age 65 and older, blind or disabled, may also apply for medical assistance.
Washington Law Help is a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Washington. Topics include: Information for Senior Advocates, Power of Attorney, Abuse & Exploitation of Seniors, Health Care for Seniors, Social Security, and much more.
The Washington State Aging and Long-Term Support Administration oversees programs designed to help Seniors and people with disabilities to live with good health, independence, dignity and control over decisions that affect their lives.
The office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman receives/responds to complaints and advocates for improvements in the long-term care system. Additionally, the office maintains a statewide directory of Ombuds throughout Washington State. The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is operated by the Multi-Service Center.
Washington Homeownership Resource Center (WHRC) offers education and resources for current and future homeowners, including information regarding foreclosure, buying a home, home repair assistance, and more.
Older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, family members and professionals can call Community Living Connections to get objective, confidential information about community resources and service options.
Sound Generations: offers Meals on Wheels, Senior Rights assistance, Medicare help, transportation and more.
Sound Generations & Pathways: highly trained staff of professionals and volunteers that can answer your questions and provide free, unbiased advice for aging persons, people with disabilities, and caregivers.
For more information please call 206-448-5757.
The financial education non-profit CENTS has created Senior Money, which is an instructional DVD, companion website, and in-person presentations to teach senior citizens how to spot and avoid all the scams aimed at them. The video, which features Attorney General Bob Ferguson, has three 35 minute sections: 1) reverse mortgages, 2) scams, and 3) identity theft and estate planning. Contact Tony Leahy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-267-7017 if you would like a free DVD or in-person presentation at your facility. The website has video and additional resources.