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Caregiving in the era of COVID-19

| Apr 1, 2020 | Washington

Even in ordinary times, the more than 840,000 unpaid family caregivers in Washington State face a daunting set of daily tasks. Oftentimes with little or no training, they may be responsible for wound care, tube feedings, dressing, managing the finances and medical bills of their loved ones, transportation and more....[ Read More ]

Commerce awards $1.96 million for Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization

| Mar 30, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the state Health Care Authority, has awarded $1.96 million to help fund construction of a new 32-bed behavioral health facility in Spokane. Operated by Pioneer Human Services, the Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility will include a medical clearance unit, 16...[ Read More ]

Resources for urgent dental care during COVID-19

| Mar 27, 2020 | Washington

A resource for people in need of emergency and urgent dental care is available while many dental offices are closed in response to COVID-19. Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee mandated the closure of dental offices for elective procedures in order to help prevent community spread of COVID-19 and preserve personal...[ Read More ]

Party leaders unite in bipartisan letter on COVID-19

Michael Goldberg | Mar 26, 2020 | Washington

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler and House Minority Leader JT Wilcox published a bipartisan letter addressed to the people of Washington this morning.     The letter is a unified call for all Washingtonians to help stop the spread...[ Read More ]

Washington program raises money to support long-term care residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Emily Boerger | Mar 26, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is requesting donations to help individuals living in long-term care facilities who don’t have access to their friends or families during the COVID-19 pandemic. LTCOP advocates for residents of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult family homes, and state operated veterans homes....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: COVID-19, Retirements in the Legislature, Sue Birch

| Mar 25, 2020 | Washington

We are in the opening days of a long period of staying at home, likely months rather than weeks. Take this more seriously than you think you need to. There is no upside to do otherwise at this point. Washington's confirmed cases are still doubling about every 7 days, rather...[ Read More ]

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