Into a caregiving void: Family members fill crucial role providing long-term care

BY: - November 28, 2023

EDGEWOOD – Carol Colin didn’t ever think she would be a caregiver for her 68-year-old brother with disabilities and her 100-year-old mother.  But almost three years ago, her mother, who was diagnosed with macular degeneration two decades earlier, could no longer see well enough to pay bills or to drive. “I need help,” her mom […]

Ache of uncertainty: Aging parents caring for disabled adult children worry what’s next

BY: - November 27, 2023

OLYMPIA – Eighty-six-year-old Helga Teske thinks a lot these days about all the things she still wants to teach her son.  How to clean the two-bedroom house where they’ve lived for 45 years. How to take care of her garden, an 80-by-225-foot plot that she tends most days. How to cook – oats for breakfast, […]

‘A pragmatic, modest step’: Making the case for Washington’s new long-term care program

BY: - November 15, 2023

In Washington and across the U.S., the number of people in need of long-term care is on the rise as the population ages.  Seven out of 10 Americans will need this type of care – which can span weeks or years depending on the situation – at some point in their lifetimes, according to AARP. […]