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INDEX



Quick Index:


  1. HEALTH INFORMATION

    1. Medical Information

      1. Online (Self-Help / Patient Education)
      2. Jefferson Cty Library Port Hadlock

        1. Ask a Librarian Service (Reference Librarian)
        2. Medicine & Health (Online Resources)
        3. Local Collection: Medical Reference & Check-out Stacks
          • For Drugs: PDR (Prescription Drug Reference)[on Reference Shelf] Online "access to PDR.net is free to U.S.-based MDs, DOs, Dentists, Optometrists, NPs and PAs in full-time patient practice, and to U.S. medical students, residents and other select prescribing allied health professionals. PDR Website"
          • For Medical Conditions & Treatment: Latest "Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment" (McPhee & Papadakis, McGrawHill)
        4. Inter-Library Loan (consult with Reference Librarian)
        5. Bookmobile Schedule 1:30 – 4:30 Port Ludlow Village Store (next to Recycling Containers)
        6. Home Library Service is a free, personalized home delivery service for county residents who are unable to visit the Library due to age, disability or illness... Items are selected based on patron requests and preferences, checked out on a monthly basis, and delivered by Home Library staff. This personalized service is available to residents of the unincorporated part of Jefferson County, those who live outside Port Townsend city limits.

      3. Medical Providers

      4. Presentations: Talks, Classes, Forums, Health Fairs, Life-Line Screenings or other educational Events
        • Presentations & Events in Port Ludlow [organized by Peggy Schafran]
          • 2010 April 10 (Bay Club, 9-12 am) "Dementia: Recognition & Treatment", Gail Bosch, Certified Geriatric Pharmacist "At this Memory Loss Program you will learn about risk factors, causes, and types of dementia treatments available, medication management and caregiver issues"
          • 2008 April 26, Cancer Forum (Bay Club, Saturday 1-3 pm) Limit: 180
            • Harrison's Drs J.Johnson & C.Springate ("I have cancer, now what shall I expect?")
            • Harrison Medical Center Update on accomplishments & plans
            • CPR: Firefighters will show new, easy method
            • PMA: Learn about People's Memorial Association
          • 2006 April 1, Heart Forum (Dr. C. King) & Update on Harrison's Plans (S. Bosch)
            • Follow-up May 23, 8-10 am, for blood tests and pressure
          • 2006 March 7, Free Stroke % Vascular Screening (Beach Club)
          • 2005 Nov 1, Stroke Forum (Bay Club) [Harborview Medical Staff]
          • 2000 May: General Medical Orientation: (75)
            • Introduction of local health professionals
            • Representatives of ECCHO, SHIBA, Port Townsend Nursing & Adult Family Homes, Hearing Solutions, VA, Lewis Home Stone Chapel

        • Educational Events outside Port Ludlow

      5. Others?


    2. Pharmaceutical / Prescription Drug Supply & Information

      1. Pharmacists

      2. Online (Self-Help, Consumer Information & Patient Education)


    3. Ongoing Research

      • Patient Resources: Ongoing Clinical Studies Clinical research is needed to advance our knowledge about the cause of disease and to develop new treatments. Although progress is being done, medical research is often a slow process and it is not certain that patients who volunteer will directly benefit from the research they participate in. It is important that they understand the potential benefits and risks before deciding to participate.

      • Alzheimer's Research [Video on NIH Senior Health Site]


    4. Clincical Trials [including new drugs, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, new combinations of treatments, or new methods such as gene therapy] "A clinical trial is a research study that helps determine whether new treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully conducted clinical trials on volunteers are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work on people." [Source: www.nidcd.nih.gov/]


  2. HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDERS

      Extensive lists of Provider Directories [Medline Plus]

    1. Physicians' Offices

    2. Clinics / Urgent Care
      • Is it urgent or an emergency? Source (with examples): Harrison Hospital/Urgent Care]
        • Video (Jessica Kennedy-Schlicher, MD)
        • Seek urgent care for conditions that require attention but do not pose an immediate, serious threat to your health or life
        • Seek emergency care—or call 911—immediately if you think someone could suffer significant harm or die without prompt care.

      • Madrona Hill Urgent Care [9481 Oak Bay Rd, Port Ludlow] NOW CLOSED!
      • Two new medical clinics set to open in Port Ludlow Port Townsend Leader, Sept 24, 2008 By Allison Arthur,
          Madrona Hill Urgent Care Clinic owner Jim Blair plans to open a new urgent care clinic in Port Ludlow at the end of October, while Jefferson Healthcare Hospital is aiming to open a clinic by the end of the year.
      • JC MASH [United Good Neighbors] Volunteer-driven, JC MASH is a non-profit clinic, that offers open access, no cost medical treatment in Jefferson County. It is the only program of its kind in the county. In addition to on-site medical attention and prescriptions, JC MASH also offers health care education, referrals to other providers for further treatment, and follow-up support and advocacy for patients.

        It’s Port Townsend clinic has operated since 1996. In 2009, JC MASH opened a second clinic in Port Hadlock to better serve the Tri-Area.

      • Harrison Poulsbo: Hematology & Oncology
        Phone: 360-598-7500
        Address:
        19500 10th Avenue NE, Suite 100
        Poulsbo, WA 98370
        "Harrison Poulsbo's new Hematology & Oncology center, provides patients with outpatient cancer services in a refined environment designed specifically for the unique needs of cancer patients."
      • Health, Medical & Nutrition [Port Townsend Guide] Care facilities, recovery centers and hospitals are all within the local public transportation area. Along with a regional hospital are the many ancillary services that specialize in all facets of health care including doctors, therapists, physicians and specialists in Port Townsend.

      • Community Health Centers (Washington State) Community health centers provide primary and preventive health care services for people living in rural and urban medically underserved communities, regardless of their ability to pay. Health centers overcome economic, geographic, and cultural barriers to primary health care, and they tailor services to the needs of their communities.

      • Kitsap Cardiology
        • Main Office: Bremerton (2709 Hemlock Street Bremerton, WA 98310)
        • Appointments for:
          • Poulsbo (Bruce Carlton, MD and Associates, 19365 7th Ave NE Suite 104, Poulsbo, WA 98370)
          • Port Townsend (Jefferson General Hospital, 834 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368)
          • Sequim (Primary Care Sequim, 520 North 5th Ave., Sequim, WA 98382)
          • also in: Forks, Port Orchard
          • (Not Yet: Port Ludlow)



    3. Hospitals [Google Map]

    4. Emergency Care (Medical Emergency Services)

      • Emergency Medicine (in: emedicine)
      • Emergency Medical Services [Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue]
        • What is a Medical Emergency?

        • Medical Emergency Protocols
          • Cardiac Emergencies [...] Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue, Harrison Medical Center, Kitsap Cardiology and the Poulsbo Doctors Clinic have created protocols that allow Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue paramedics to administer a host of drugs, including thrombolytics "clot busters"— which can destroy a blood clot blocking blood and oxygen to the heart — and provide immediate treatment during heart attacks. [...]

            New Protocols Improve Care for Heart Attack Patients (Jefferson Healthcare) "A recent collaboration of representatives from Jefferson Healthcare, East Jefferson Fire Rescue, Port Ludlow Fire Rescue, Harrison Medical Center, Kitsap Cardiology, and the Doctors Clinic, has resulted in development of new protocols for treatment and transport of heart attack victims. The participants used a system of rapid process improvement (RPI) to develop these protocols, which are based on an established algorithm or decision tree...."

            Help for hearts: Ludlow, EJFR medics have rare 'clot buster' power for heart attack patients Port Townsend Leader, 6/24/2009 "The clot-busting drug will dissolve the clot to restore blood flow to the heart.... Fire District 1 (Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Irondale, Cape George Kala Point and Port Townsend) has eight (soon to be nine) paramedics plus two chief paramedics. District 3 (Port Ludlow/Shine) has four paramedics. The medics can use the clot-busting drugs on patients they treat as part of mutual aid responses to adjacent districts....

        • EMT Decision Tree Flow Chart [www.lifeguardadventures.com/media/Maps/EMTposter.pdf]

        • Emergency Transportation

        • Locations of Medical Emergency Equipment in PL:
          • Beach Club: AED (up-to-date? Brand?) First Aid?
          • Bay Club: AED (up-to-date? Brand?) First Aid?
          • Others??

      • 5 Tips for Taking an Elderly Patient to the Emergency Room [Hospital.com]

      • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

      • In Case of Emergency Information Checklist [Snap for Seniors]

    5. Long-Term Care Options: Needs & Services When there is a need to find support & assistance for a elderly spouse, family member or friend, where should one find relevant information about
      1. What services are needed?
      2. What services are available and where?
      3. How can one evaluate such services?

      1. Needs Assessment

      2. What services are available and where?

        1. Search, Find & Compare
          • Snap for Seniors SNAPforSeniors offers a searchable database of listings for over 60,000 senior service providers in the U.S. Online Downloadable Resources and Tools are provided: With the help of leading senior housing, independent, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and continuing care retirement community professionals, SNAP has assembled the best resources available to help you learn about, assess, and choose the right living options for your needs. Each checklist, worksheet, test, or booklet can be downloaded and printed from the website. You'll find them invaluable tools when evaluating a community you are interested in and determining the costs you can expect. SNAP's Glossary and Frequently Asked Questions sections are also great resources.
            • Long-term Care Conversation Checklist: This conversation guide offers helpful tips for family members to begin talking about senior care and senior housing with their loved ones
            • Caregiver Stress Test: Taking this test allows you to periodically assess the amount of stress you are dealing with as a primary caregiver
            • Tour Checklists for Independent and Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facility: Print out and take these checklists with you when touring independent and assisted living communities or skilled nursing facilities. Each checklist helps you evaluate each option for important factors such as location, amenities, security, and general atmosphere.
            • Cost Worksheets for Independent and Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facility: Each worksheet is a helpful tool for you to determine what costs you can expect each month from the community you are interested in.
            • In Case of Emergency Checklist: A vital health history form to keep up-to-date and readily accessible in case of an emergency
            • Fall Prevention Checklist: Make your home safer for seniors and print out this checklist for important safety considerations
            • Senior Housing: What You Need to Know: This 12-page booklet offers information about assessing your housing needs, considering certain housing factors, and determining your most important personal preferences in senior housing.
            • Senior Housing Selection Tool: Unsure what type of senior housing is right for you or a loved one? This chart will help you determine what senior housing and level of care options might be most appropriate based on your personal situation.
            • Home Care & Home Healthcare Provider Assessment: This checklist allows you to get more information about the care provide you are interested in. Questions about business practices, caregiver training, health care, transportaion, and vairous policies are covered in this form

        2. Home Care

          • American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) "... works to strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes. AAHomecare represents healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community. AAHomecare members serve the medical needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, mobility assistive technologies, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, home infusion, and other home medical equipment, therapies, services, and supplies in the home."

          • Home Instead Senior Care The Home Instead Senior Care family network of locally owned franchise offices was developed with a passionate desire to be your trusted in-home care agency, to help your family keep your aging mother, father, grandparents or friends in their home as they grow older.

          • OlyCAP "OlyCAP is the oldest licensed Home Care Agency in Clallam & Jefferson Counties. We have been caring for our elders and disabled neighbors since 1973. OlyCAP Home Care offers the most experienced and long term group of caregivers on the Peninsula . We will work with you and your family to match you to a suitable caregiver."

            Pages to click: >> Adult Care >> Community Support >> Early Childhood >> Employment Assistance >> Energy Assistance >> Home Improvement >> Housing Services >> Oral Health Services >> Senior Nutrition

          • Finding People to Provide Care [pdf, ranked by cost and extent of regulation, and grouped by "Need", type of service, pro & cons]

          • Abiding Home Care [in-home care services] "As a member of The Senior’s Choice, Abiding HomeCare is part of a nation-wide membership network of independent home care providers with over 22 years of experience. Our membership in The Senior’s Choice makes it possible for us to provide the best elderly care available in the non-medical home care industry."
            Located in Silverdale, Washington and providing care to Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Kingston, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and surrounding areas, Abiding HomeCare provides a range of services designed to help elderly men and women maintain their independence in their own home for as long as possible.

          • Home Alert Systems [not checked out yet, some strange Websites, anything in Consumer Reports?]

        3. Assisted Living (with or without Dementia or Hospice Care) Assisted Living Resources & Tools [SNAP for Seniors]
          Tour Checklist [Snap for Seniors]

          1. Adult Family Homes (with or without Dementia or Hospice Care)
          2. Boarding Homes
            • Boarding Homes (Washington State) "... are facilities in a community setting where staff assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of the adult. Many boarding homes call themselves "Assisted Living" facilities. Housing, meals, laundry, supervision, and varying levels of assistance with care are provided. Some provide nursing care. Some offer specialized care for people with mental health issues, developmental disabilities, or dementia. The home can have seven or more residents and is licensed by the state."
            • Washington State Licensing Rules
            • Boarding Home Look-Up [DSHS - Washington State]
            • Program Description [docx]
            • Fact Sheet [doc]
            • Other Search & Decision Aids

        4. Nursing Homes (with or without Skilled Nursing/ Rehab Services, Dementia or Hospice Care)

          • Search & Decision Aids
            • Nursing Home Locator: Washington State (DSHS) [Search for licensed nursing homes by geographic location]
            • Nursing Home Watch List for Washington State [MemberoftheFamily.net] "... provides information about 16,000 Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the United States, including easy-to-understand reports based on recent government surveys. We also compile a National Watch List of homes recently cited for violations or that have had substantiated complaints made against them. Additionally we maintain an Honor Roll of facilities found to be deficiency-free."
            • Washington (WA) Nursing Homes / Skilled Care Facilities by County [CarePathways / "Nursing Home Inspector"] "Finding the best nursing home care among the 240 in Washington may often be a very time consuming and tedious chore. Know the facts before making your decision. You will not find a more thorough and informative research tool on the net than Nursing Home InspectorTM! We are confident it can reduce your task considerably."
            • How does one evaluate nursing home services?
              • "Nursing Home Compare" (Quality Database) [HCFA/Medicare];
                • Step 1: Find Nursing Homes in your area. Search by name, city, county, state, or ZIP code.
                • Step 2: Compare the quality of the nursing Homes you're considering using the Five-Star Quality Ratings, health inspection results, nursing home staff data, quality measures, and fire safety inspection results.
                • Step 3: Visit the nursing homes you're considering or have someone visit for you. Use the Nursing Home Checklist and other resources under “ Additional information ” below.
                • Step 4: Choose the nursing home that best meets your needs. Talk to your doctor or other healthcare practitioner, your family, friends, or others about your nursing home choices. Contact the Long-Term Ombudsman or State Survey Agency before you make a decision.

        5. Retirement & Continuing Care Communities (CCRC)

          • Care Pathways: Continuing Care Retirement Communities [State: WASHINGTON (WA)]
          • Pacific Retirement Services, Inc: Continuing Care
          • Washington Retirement Communities "Washington is quickly becoming a top choice for many retirees as cities and retirement communities throughout the state receive high rankings in the lists of best places to retire." [Love-to-know for Seniors]
          • Mirabella (Seattle) Mirabella is the first all-new CCRC built in Seattle in nearly 35 years. As such, Mirabella is state-of-the-art in everything. From the spacious apartments to the host of outstanding services, fine amenities, and on-site health care it offers, this new community truly stands alone.
          • Horizon House, Seattle "...is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, designed to provide a spectrum of services and care for residents, from complete independence to individualized care in Supported Living ranging from light assistance to daily living to 24-hour-a-day nursing care..".

        6. Hospice Care

          • Hospice of Jefferson County [Part of Jefferson County Health Care] "Our focus is on reducing pain and enhancing quality of life while providing comfort and support. We develop an individualized program providing medical, emotional, psychological, financial, social, and spiritual care when requested."

          • Hospice of Kitsap County "Hospice is a concept of caring that emphasizes palliative (comfort) rather than curative treatment; quality of life rather than quantity of life. Expert medical care is given, and the most effective pain symptom relief is provided. The patient and family are all included in the care plan and emotional, spiritual and practical support are given based on the patient’s wishes and family’s need "

          • National Hospice Organization

          • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
            • History of Hospice Care "The term “hospice” (from the same linguistic root as “hospitality”) can be traced back to medieval times when it referred to a place of shelter and rest for weary or ill travelers on a long journey. The name was first applied to specialized care for dying patients in 1967 by physician Dame Cicely Saunders, who founded the first modern hospice—St. Christopher’s Hospice—in a residential suburb of London."

          • Hospice - A Home Based Service [LHC Group] "Our hospice program is perhaps the best example of our mission in action. Every professional on our team embraces the philosophy of always putting patient needs ahead of all else. In hospice care, this is crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of the patient."
            • Locations
              
              Assured HH, Hospice & Home Care (Port Townsend)  
              1201 Hancock  Hospice 
              Port Townsend WA 98368 
              Phone: 360/344-3258   
              Fax: 360/344-3260 
              

    6. Individual Caregivers

      • Caregiver Stress Test [Snap for Seniors] "Caregivers are usually so involved in caring for the needs of their loved ones that they can easily lose sight of their own needs. To get a better idea of the level of stress you are dealing with as a primary caregiver, please answer the following questions as honestly as possible. Taking this test periodically as you are caring for your loved one will also help you to recognize changing stress levels which can be addressed before feeling too overwhelmed."

    7. Alternative Medicine & Other Providers:

      1. Counseling Washington [Mental issues, group therapy, professional & patient perspectives Search by subject and locality]

      2. Substance Abuse

      3. Physical Therapy

      4. Audiologists
        • Hear for Life Audiology LLC, 115 Village Way, Phone: 360-437-7767

      5. Massage Therapists

      6. Chiropractors
        • Dr. Jerry Brady [119 Village Way; Phone: (360) 437-8008] "What's the best way to choose a chiropractor in Port Ludlow? You're doing it! Spend some time here exploring our chiropractic philosophy and our patient-centric procedures."

        • Dr. Marjorie Pederson's Health and Wellness Center
          [7470 Oak Bay Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365, Phone: 360-437-2596] "Your journey to superior healing and total wellness can begin today. We look forward to discussing the issues that you’re facing. Working on solutions. And helping to implement those changes in your life."


  3. HEALTH SUPPORT & ADMINISTRATION (Organizations & Groups)

    1. Quality Assurance & Credentials Verification

      • Washington State Department of Health: Medical Quality Assurance Commission [see also under "Hospitals"] "It is the purpose of the Medical Quality Assurance Commission to protect the public by assuring the competency and quality of professional health care providers under its jurisdiction through the establishment, monitoring, and enforcement of qualifications for licensure, and setting consistent standards of practice, discipline and continuing competency mechanisms. Rules, policies, and procedures developed by the Commission shall promote the delivery of quality health care to the residents of the state of Washington." (Mission Statement)

      • License and Disciplinary Actions [by State] Some state Web sites are now reporting disciplinary and investigative actions that have been taken against physicians and the status of their state licensing. This information varies dramatically by state. Some allow the user to search for a specific physician and then report any "actions" in that physician’s profile. Others list all "actions" by date range. Most provide the information free but some charge a per report fee.

      • Hospital Quality Overview "The Hospital Compare website was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a public-private collaboration established to promote reporting on hospital quality of care...."
        • What are the Hospital Process of Care Measures? "A process of care measure shows how often hospitals give recommended treatments known to get the best results for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Information about these treatments are taken from the patients’ records and converted into a percentage. This is one way to compare the quality of care that hospitals give."

      • Healthcare Ratings Directory [Consumer Health Ratings] "ConsumerHealthRatings.com provides the most comprehensive listing of organizations that rate or report performance on specific hospitals, health plans, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers in the United States. The ratings information is free. This site helps you research how often hospitals provide recommended care . . ."

      • Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) website This website provides a window into the state of infection control in Washington’s hospitals. The HAI Program of the Washington State Department of Health produces this website. It was last updated in December 2009. A healthcare associated infection, also known as an HAI, is an infection that develops during, or soon after, care in a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, or after a home-visit by a health professional. Many of these infections are preventable. Acute-care hospitals licensed by Washington are required to report certain HAIs to our program through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

      • Washington State Hospital Association: Quality Indicators Search Page Choose Measure: Hospital Infection Summary Infections: Cardiac Surgery Infections: Ortho Surgery Infections: Hysterectomy Infections: Central Lines Infections: Ventilators Heart Attack Heart Failure Pneumonia Surgical Care Patient Satisfaction Children's Asthma Medical Imaging

        Hospital Infection Summary Transparency Home This page summarizes actions hospitals can take to prevent infections. Click on any of the column headings to learn more about that preventative measure. The data in the first two columns, ventilator and central line infections, represents data reported to the CDC for the time period of July 2009 - June 2010. It is displayed as a rate of infections per 1000 ventilator or central line days. The remaining columns show percentages calculated from Medicare discharges for the time period April 2009 - March 2010.


    2. Support Organizations and Services

      1. Boards & Administration & Reports
        • Jefferson County Hospital Commissioners [Jefferson County Public Hospital District #2 Board of Commissioners]
          • Agendas & Minutes
          • Minutes (of regular & special sessions)
            • Minutes Nov. 3, 2010 Administrative Report items discussed included: Expansion services in Port Ludlow and/or surrounding communities
              Joint Board Meeting Jefferson Healthcare, Olympic Medical Center and Forks Community Hospital Board members will meet to discuss regionalization, review individual and collaborative goals and evaluate the Request for Information responses. The meeting is scheduled at OMC at 4:00pm on November 10.
            • Special Session Minutes July 21, 2010 [Bayview Room, Port Ludlow Beach Club, 6:00pm-8:00pm]

        • The Health of Jefferson County [2003 Study] "The 2003 Health of Jefferson County is a compilation of data from a growing health database about the people of Jefferson County. Its focus and structure are the result of the dedicated work of the Jefferson County Data Steering Committee, a broadly representative group of elected officials, community leaders, and health professionals..."

      2. Interregional & Interorganizational Cooperation between Providers
        • Olympic Peninsula Hospitals Consider Closer Ties with Harrison Kitsap Sun, Nov 15, 2010 By Rachel Pritchett Boards overseeing hospitals in Port Townsend, Port Angeles and Forks have put out the call to seven bigger Puget Sound hospitals to possibly affiliate with, and now are looking at the results. The three Olympic hospitals asked Harrison and the other facilities for information about how they would handle the affiliation, and all seven responded with proposals.

      3. State & Federal Legislation & Regulations

      4. Long-Term Care Ombudsman (County-Level) The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes quality of life for people living in licensed, long-term adult care facilities (e.g. adult family home, boarding home, nursing home).[Source]

      5. AGING & DISABILITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

      6. Senior Information & Assistance

      7. Elder Care Managers, Advocacy, Guardianships, Coordination & Consulting etc.

      8. Organizations for Specific Conditions

      9. Medical Supplies & Oxygen

        • Farrel's Home Health, Bremerton
          Tel.: (360) 377-0164 or (800) 233-6265 Farrell's...one of the largest suppliers of home medical equipment and supplies serving the Kitsap Peninsula, including Bainbridge Island, North Mason County, Port Townsend, Sequim, Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Silverdale, and Poulsbo. [Products include: Manual and power wheelchairs, Scooters, Walkers and walking aids, Bath safety equipment, Braces and supports, Incontinent supplies, Diagnostic equipment, Oxygen and respiratory equipment, Nebulizers and inhalation equipment, Sleep therapy equipment, Lift chairs, Wound care supplies, Enteral food and supplies, Repairs and maintenance.

        • Tim's Medical Supplies, Bremerton Tim's Home Medical Supplies has been serving the Olympic Peninsula with home medical equipment and supply needs since 2000. As one of the area's most caring retail suppliers of home health products and services, we provide superior customer service and top quality, state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies.

      10. Volunteer Organizations
        • Bluebills: Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Boeing Retiree Volunteers Our Independent Living Program is designed to assist the elderly and disabled live more safely and comfortably in their homes. Clients are referred to us by agencies, hospitals, churches, friends and sometimes call us directly. Bluebills do not furnish material but offer free labor.


    3. Support Groups & Blogs


    4. LEGAL HEALTH ISSUES / LEGISLATION


    5. HEALTH EDUCATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS & GUIDES

      • Jefferson Healthcare
        • Wellness Programs
          To support you, we offer a number of education programs, along with supervised exercise programs and support groups. The programs we currently offer are
          
          cardiac rehabilitation, 
          diabetes education, 
          the Exercise for Health program, 
          pulmonary rehabilitation, 
          support groups, 
          massage therapy, 
          the Beginning with Balance program, 
          exercise treadmill testing, 
          the Freedom from Smoking program, and 
          community forums–which also are replayed on PTTV. 
          

      • Harrison Medical Center's Heart Wise: A Guide to Heart-Healthy Living (pdf)

      • Behavior Change Podcasts URAC promotes health care quality, and we know that consumers today desire to be active participants in their health care. Delivering on the promise of consumer empowerment and protection requires developing, analyzing and disseminating knowledge about living and breathing programs so consumers can make educated decisions.

      • Helpful Tips for Fall Prevention [Snap for Seniors]

    6. Health News

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Last updated: January 2011 -- krumme(at)comcast(dot)net