Resources for Healthcare Providers

Aging and Long Term Care - Southeast Washington

Aging & Long Term Care - Southeast Washington has partnered with Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC) to build bridges between healthcare workers to resources and programs offered to patients in their communities.  This is to ensure patients and their caregivers find the support they need to continue to live in their own home.

Disease Self-Management Plans (Red Flags)

NW GWEC Partners collaborated with healthcare providers to determine prevalent chronic conditions and develop educational materials for healthcare providers of all disciplines to share with patients on those conditions Self-management plans are color coded. Read more...

Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series

TThe Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series are online lecture series led by nationally and regionally recognized geriatric experts. Offered twice a year and post lecture streaming available. Free Continuing Education Credits offered.  Read More...

Project Echo

Project Echo provides medical professionals in rural areas the opportunity to connect to an interdisciplinary team of geriatric experts via video conference. Sessions are designed to help enhance a clinician’s ability to provide high quality care to aging patients. Read more...

Referral to ALTC

Our skilled staff will find the appropriate resources and support your patients to they need to continue to make informed decisions about long term care services. Read more...

Virtual Healthcare Provider Tour

In depth Virtual tour of the various programs and services the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provides for aging adults and their caregivers to promote aging in place in the community.   Read More...

Residency Practicum

In depth Virtual tour of the various programs and services the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provides for aging adults and their caregivers to promote aging in place in the community. Read more...

One study indicated that supporting caregivers delays out-of-home placement for an average of 18 months.

Caregiver Support Services can provide additional support through group training, seminars, support groups, limited transportation and medical equipment.

For more information call the ALTC Information and Assistance (I&A) or Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) office near you.

Caregiver Testimonials

"I would like to add that the caregiver respite (I received for my mother’s care) has enabled me to keep my job and my relationship with my husband"      -Beth

“(the case manager) worked diligently to prepare a care plan that would specifically fit my mother’s needs. She dealt with my Mom with so much compassion and patience, we were impressed.”   - Teresa K.

"It has made such a positive difference in the lives of myself & my mother. Not only do I have some peace of mind knowing that there are supports in place to help her...I can’t stress enough how very much I appreciate you & your staff.”     - Eric T.  

"About the time class began, I was about at my wits end. The communication tools will work toward maintaining a better atmosphere and contribute to improved attitudes for both of us...it will never be easy, but it is easier than it was 6 weeks ago."

- Family member who attended a recent ALTC event