Magnolia Senior Placement specializes in connecting older adults and their families to the resources they need in order to live better and safer. Often time that means helping seniors discover local resources and government benefits in Clark County that can help those needing senior care, financial assistance, senior friendly business services, healthcare providers, and even senior friendly recreational events and classes.
Don’t worry, we’ve made finding these local senior resources easy for you!
Vancouver Housing Authority: (https://vhausa.org/housing/housing-program-information) Vancouver Housing Authority offers several programs and resources to help low-income families, elderly, and disabled in Clark County find housing that they can afford. To see if you qualify visit their website application page.
- If you or your spouse are Veterans, please visit https://www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp
You can call their office for direct information at their office number 360-694-2501.
Area Agency on Aging: (https://clark.wa.gov/) This local government agency is the go-to for government issued benefits for seniors and acts as a central hub for almost any and all senior resources in Clark County. What is unique to this government agency is that they’ve dedicated an entire website to helping seniors find the resources they need.
- They have a dedicated website towards senior resources here: https://www.helpingelders.org
- Learn about Medicaid benefits for Washington residence: https://www.helpingelders.org/im-a-senior/learn-about-medicaid-and-medicare/
Senior Care Resources
Looking for a senior care home or assisted living facility? Magnolia Senior Placement specializes in help guide seniors and their families through the complex world of care options. Contact us today for a free consultation.
*See Clark County’s plan for the future of aging citizens in it’s districts here.
First, let us quickly describe the two main types of care offered to people.
- Adult Family homes are licensed single-family settings with care for up to six people. (Magnolia currently owns and operates an adult care home called Magnolia Gardens)
- Assisted living and residential care facilities provide housing and care services to more than six people in a community style.
- Nursing facilities give licensed 24-hour supervised nursing care.
- Memory care communities are secure environments where staff care for people with dementia and provide a more secure setting.
- Home-delivered meals are meals that are delivered by private businesses or community-based organizations. Meals On Wheels of Clark County is an excellent resource for seniors who qualify and may have mobility issues. Visit https://www.mowp.org/ for more info.
- Monitoring and Reminder Services help people follow medication schedules, manage and report their health, and get emergency assistance.
- Personal Care Services provide help persons of all ages with basic activities such as bathing and dressing.
- Home health care often includes skilled, short-term services such as nursing or physical therapy. A doctor must order them for a specific condition.
*There are also adult day services offered. You can learn more about them here.
Resources for facility based care:
Magnolia Senior Placement – Julie is an expert in all things related to senior care and has lived and worked in the Vancouver area for over 18+ years. If you are wanting an easy button when it comes to discovering, touring and comparing senior housing options for care needs feel free to reach out and start the conversation.
- Independent living options and amenities to support your active and healthy lifestyle.
- Adult care home options for intimate care in a familiar setting. (home cooked meals sound good?)
- Assisted living options to explore care needs in a preferred community setting.
- Nursing home care options for those with higher needs.
Long-term Care: If you need someone to help you navigate a difficult situation while living in a long-term care facility the Washington State Ombudsman is a great resource. This group of volunteers advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. Their purpose is to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed these residents under federal and state law and regulations.
Resources for home based care:
The city of Vancouver has put in initiatives to address the growing population of citizens that needs in-home care, they call this Aging in Place. Here are some of the local resources being concentrated on:
+ Home Rehab Loan Program
+ Funding for Senior Housing Projects
+ Housing Options Project
+ Complete Streets Program
+ Emphasis on Complete Neighborhoods
+ Senior Citizen and Disabled Person Property Tax Exemption
+ The Messenger
+ Fifty and Better Programs and Initiatives
Paying For Senior Care:
Navigating the landscape of funding elder care needs can be both a crucial and challenging endeavor. Families journey to secure financial support for their loved ones’ care, seeking out a range of resources. These include government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, which offer assistance to eligible seniors, as well as veterans’ benefits for those who have served their country. Additionally, long-term care insurance and personal savings can play pivotal roles in covering expenses. Exploring community-based services, such as nonprofit organizations and local agencies, further extends the array of options.
Caring.com has a complete list of financial resources to pay for care in this article.
Dial-A-Ride and Para-Transit offer transportation to seniors in the local areas and they can event transport seniors who have medical equipment transportation needs such as a wheelchair. However, we are fans of the newly organized Community In Motion that offers very affordable transportation to multiple counties in Washington.
- For low income seniors, the local agency on aging can potentially offer you transportation vouchers as part of your benefits if you qualify for Medicaid or a Medicare Supplemental Plan. ***
- Aging & Disability Resource Center:
Main Line: 360-735-5720 • 888-637-6060
Physical Address: 201 NE 73rd Street • Vancouver, WA 98665
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Aging & Disability Resource Center:
Senior Recreation & Events
We have compiles a list of notable resources for seniors looking to stay active and involved in our local community.
Free Senior Newsletter: Sign up for The Messenger, a free local newspaper for anyone 50+ years of age. You can sign up here: https://www.cityofvancouver.us/messenger
Recreational Centers for Seniors: The local Vancouver Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services has compiled a quick list of place where seniors can visit for things as pleasant as a cup of coffee to adventure trails in the area.
- Take a special look at the Luepke Center as they have some of the most entertaining and engaging 50+ communities in the area.
- Active and love hiking? Check out the Forever Young Hikers group at https://www.cityofvancouver.us/messenger/page/50-forever-young-hikers
It’s probably no surprise that there are a good amount of local resources for seniors here in the greater Vancouver areas and all over Clark County WA. We are happy to have pulled together this comprehensive guide to help seniors and their families quickly navigate resources and benefits available to them. If you’re someone that is still getting lost trying to understand where to start or don’t know how to get the help you need, we at Magnolia Senior Placement are more than happy to help you out even if you don’t need our services. We have a huge heart and a passion for helping our elderly.
If we’re missing something on this list, let us know. Contact us now and tell us what we can add.