Caregiver Support

Services designed to specifically assess and address the needs of the informal or unpaid caregiver who is providing care to an older adult. These services may include 1:1 consultation, coaching, connection to support groups, respite care services and more.


Our Resource Directory for LGBTQ older adults aims to help people looking for LGBTQ–welcoming services for themselves, a loved one or a client.  The Directory is not meant to endorse or guarantee the sensitivity of any provider. However, we do indicate which organizations and providers report having non-discrimination policies that specifically include sexual orientation (SO) and/or gender identity (GI). The Generations Aging with Pride logo  is indicated next to providers that have had one or more staff members attend our evidence-based training.

 

 

Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

 

Contact:

Nichole Casado, Lynda Baldwin

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-242-3212 (facility), 

206-631-0222 (24/7 admissions)

1031 SW 130th St 

Burien, WA 98146

 

 

E-mail:

admissions@burienrehab.com

 

Ages

19+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.burienrehab.com

12+ languages & translation

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Services provided: Advocacy, Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling partner with NAVOS mental health, Financial Planning (can help with Medicaid application), Food and Nutrition, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Hospice & Palliative Care, Housing, Information and Assistance, Specialty Associations (HIV care), Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing and sophisticated rehabilitation services in a clean, comfortable, friendly and motivating environment. We believe the most effective way to provide compassionate care is to maintain high medical integrity, build a team spirit among staff and provide beautiful surroundings for our patients and their visitors. ALL our staff are given LGBT cultural competency training upon hire. Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center participates in the NW LGBT Senior Provider Network, has a close working relationship with the Madison Clinic and Bailey Boushay House.

 

 

 

 

But I Thought I was Heterosexual

 

Contact:

Sandra Jo Palm

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-328-4895

n/a

 

 

E-mail:

sanru13@aol.com

 

Ages

18+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.2beornot2be.net

English

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Services provided: Caregiver support (emotional), Community and Social Activities, Information and Assistance

 

Summary:  But I Thought I was Heterosexual is a place to puzzle out one’s feelings for women. But I Thought I was Heterosexual is for women married to men or women who have previously considered themselves heterosexual to receive support in considerations of coming out. This is a support group not a therapy group. Groups are composed of six women and a professional facilitator meeting two times a month for two hours each time. There is no expectation that a person will finish this on-going group with any particular decision: heterosexual, bisexual, or lesbian. This group has been functioning for twenty years.

 

 

 

 

Casual Uncluttering LLC (aka Queerly Organized LLC)

 

Contact:

Lauren A. Williams, Owner

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

425-947-3976

PO Box 2448

 

 

E-mail:

casualuncluttering@casualuncluttering.com

Kirkland, WA, 98072-2448

Ages

All

 

 

ADA

n/a

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.casualuncluttering.com

English

Parking

n/a

 

Services provided: Caregiver Support, Help at Home, Home Care (Non-Medical)

 

Summary:  

I'm a Professional Organizer, specializing in homes, home offices and small offices. I help people use their space more effectively, help them develop systems for anything from the laundry to the paperwork, teach them that it’s OK to let go of Great Grandmama's china if they aren't fond of it, and find options for the 50 pairs of shoes, 20 of which no longer fit.

 

 

 

 

Central Area Senior Center

 

Contact:

Dian Ferguson, Director

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-726-4926

500 30th Avenue S

 

 

E-mail:

dianf@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98144

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.centralareasrcenter.org

English, Spanish, Filipino

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Services provided: Adult Day Services, Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management / Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food & Nutrition, Funeral/Cremation/End of Life Planning, Help at Home, Healthcare, Information & Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning & Arts, Specialty Associations, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  As a program of Sound Generations, our mission and vision is to promote the emotional, social and physical well-being of older adults helping to create a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can live their best lives. CASC also serves as a neighborhood gathering place for non-profit, civic and PanHellenic organizations. You can find a rich diversity of neighborhood groups and participants who access the center on a daily basis. They participate in community meetings, attend wedding receptions, birthday parties, Green Dolphin Lounge, special events and Neighborhood Council meetings. On any given day reflected at the center is the full diversity of age, race, class, culture, gender and diversity of thought.

 

 

 

 

CHOICE Advisory Services

 

Contact:

n/a

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

800-361-0138

PO Box 12494

 

 

E-mail:

bestcar@choiceadvisory.com

Mill Creek, WA 98082

Ages

60+

 

 

ADA

n/a

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.choiceadvisory.com

English, Spanish, Romanian, Tagalog, German, French

Parking

n/a

 

Services provided: Caregiver Support, Home Care (Non-Medical), Housing, Information & Assistance

 

Summary:  Our services are offered in Clark, Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, King, Snohomish, Whatcom & Skagit Counties as well as in Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID. We also offer the same services in the Portland Metro area. We provide in-person or telephone assistance to define senior housing & care options within retirement, assisted living, memory care or adult family homes. We also give guidance and options for in-home care. This services is provided free-of-charge to older adults age 62+ and/or to their families. Individuals must be able to pay privately for their care for a minimum of one year to qualify for our free assistance.

 

 

 

Eldercare Consulting LLC

 

Contact:

Patricia Throop, GCM

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-355-8965

2516 SW Portland Ct 

 

 

E-mail:

Pthroop@EldercareNW.com

Seattle, WA 98106

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

n/a

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.EldercareNW.com

English, Limited ASL

Parking

n/a

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination (PRIMARY), Help at Home, Information & Assistance, Moving and Travel, Specialty Associations, Transportation

 

Summary:  Eldercare Consulting assists families and friends dealing with the challenges of an aging or ill loved one.  We work together to assess the concerns, develop a strategy and then work to solve them in a manner that allows the loved ones to be safe, happy and healthy.   Common issues we assist with include in-home care, transportation and advocacy to doctor appointments, communication with needed parties, errands, referrals to other professionals (doctors, lawyers, financial planners, repair staff…), transition to new housing, end of life issues and so much more.   
We understand the unique challenges associated within the LGBT community and are actively fighting for better awareness and services.

 

* We come to you! We recognize that your time is precious and travel may be difficult. We come to your home, office, or local coffee shop to best serve you.

 

 

 

Elderwise

 

Contact:

Carrie Smith

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-913-1757

609 8th Ave

 

 

E-mail:

info@elderwise.org

Seattle, WA 98104 

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

 

425 NE 95th St

Transit

 

Seattle, WA 98115

Parking

 

 

 

 

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

 

 

www.elderwise.org

English

 

 

 

Services provided: Adult Day Services, Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Lifelong Learning & Arts, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Elderwise invites adults living with memory loss to creatively and meaningfully engage with each other through art, discussion, movement, and shared meals; while providing respite for care partners. Our Day Program meets the need for social embeddedness by providing compassionate, respectful, and Spirit-centered Care; meaningful activity; and supported community. We have two locations (North Seattle & First Hill) and programming Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm (Mondays & Wednesdays in North Seattle and Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays on First Hill).

 

 

 

 

Fedelta Home Care

 

Contact:

Steve Meyer, Founder and CEO

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-362-2366

155 NE 100th Street, Suite 200    

 

 

E-mail:

care@fedeltahomecare.com

Seattle, WA 98125

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.fedeltahomecare.com

50+ languages spoken

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Services provided:  Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Home Care (Medical), Home Care (Non-Medical), Hospice & Palliative Care

 

Summary:  We are the Puget Sound's Home Care and Care Management experts. Fedelta Home Care is serves King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties. We take care of our clients like we would our own family members. We provide outstanding caregivers and exceptional service. Our team provides personalized and flexible Home Care and Professional Care Management for any stage of life. Living well is possible and Fedelta Home Care can help you get there.

 

 

 

 

Full Life Care

 

Contact:

n/a

Address: 

SOGI*

Phone #:

206-528-5315

800 Jefferson St, Ste 620

 

 

E-mail:

n/a

Seattle, WA 98104

Ages

18+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.fulllifecare.org

English, other languages

Parking

 

vary by site

 

 

 

Services provided:  Adult Day Services, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Help at Home, Home Care (non-medical), Housing, Volunteer Opportunities. 

 

Summary:  Full Life Care helps adults of all ages with chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving people’s lives and supporting caregivers. Since the 1970s, we have helped thousands of individuals preserve their dignity and avoid living in a nursing home or in isolation. Programs include: adult day health, care consultation, memory care assisted living, home care, ElderFriends volunteer companionship, Solstice behavioral health and Roads to Community Living.

 

*Organization culture is non-discriminatory around gender, currently in process up updating written policies to include GI. 

 

 

Jewish Family Service

 

Contact:

Stephanie Goldfarb

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-461-3240

1601 16th Avenue

 

 

E-mail:

aging@jfsseattle.org

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

18+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.jfsseattle.org

English, Russian

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Services provided:  Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Counseling, Food and Nutrition, Home Care (Non-Medical), Information and Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Our agency’s mission is to help vulnerable individuals and families in the Puget Sound region achieve well-being, health and stability. We have two programs geared to the specific needs of older adults. Our Aging in Place program offers care management in Russian and English to low income older adults, with an emphasis on serving Jewish older adults, Holocaust Survivors, and Russian speaking older adults. Aging in Place also offers support to unpaid family caregivers of all backgrounds. Care Solutions by Jewish Family Service offers fee-for service non-medical home care and care management to older adults of all backgrounds. We have a long commitment to serving the LGBTQ community and have had staff actively participate in the LGBTQ Senior Care Provider Network. As a multi-service agency we have a range of other services LGBTQ senior clients can access, including counseling services, food bank (including home food delivery) emergency services, and specialized services for people with cognitive disabilities. All services at Jewish Family Service are open to LGBTQ individuals.

 

 

 

Lifelong AIDS Alliance

 

Contact:

n/a

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-957-1600

1016 E Pike Street

 

 

E-mail:

info@lifelong.org

Seattle, WA 98102

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.lifelong.org

English, Spanish, 

Parking

n/a

 

translation services

 

 

 

Services provided:  Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management / Care Coordination, Counseling, Food and Nutrition, Housing, Information and Assistance, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities 

 

Summary:  Lifelong's mission is to empower people living with or at risk (of acquisition or transmission) of HIV, AIDS, and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. The agency is a Community Health Organization committed to assisting people living with chronic conditions that interfere with their quality of life, independence, and ability to fully participate in their community. 
Founded in 1983, Lifelong was forged out of the HIV/AIDS crisis—providing care, prevention and quality of life services to all individuals, regardless of age. Today, our HIV medical case management, wellness advocates and prevention services teams are trained to assist clients in: identifying and accessing resources; coordination of medical and treatment adherence support services; HIV counseling and testing, as well as pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP / Truvada for HIV-negative folks); dental care; health insurance navigation and enrollment; financial resources; food and nutrition; housing and more. 

 

Lifelong’s food and nutrition program—Chicken Soup Brigade—is unique in our region as being the only clinically-focused, diagnosis-specific, meal and grocery operation. Lifelong also provides a wide array of other supportive, wrap-around health-related services to communities that face significant health disparities. Other conditions our case management, prevention, and food programs assist with or aid in the provision and coordination of services include: Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, cancers, and multiple sclerosis.


We further serve as a community-based, policy and advocacy agency on issues related to health. 
Lifelong currently operates or coordinates services in 12 counties in Washington State: King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, and Mason.

 

 

 

Phinney Neighborhood Association – Greenwood Senior Center

 

Contact:

Cecily Kaplan, Director

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-297-0875

525 N 85th St

 

 

E-mail:

cecily@phinneycenter.org

Seattle, WA 98103

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.phinneycenter.org/gsc

English

Parking

 

Services provided:  Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: The Phinney Neighborhood Association builds, engages and supports our diverse community through program, services and civic engagement. Our Greenwood Senior Center focuses on programs and services for adults 50 and over. We provide fitness and wellness activities and classes, technology support and classes, social opportunities, and food and nutrition. Our social services include individual counseling and support groups, including caregiver support and a large multi-faceted memory loss program.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Area Support Groups

 

Contact:

Dana Francis

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-322-2437

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201

 

 

E-mail:

Dana@SASGCC.org

Seattle, WA 98112

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.SASGCC.org 

English

Parking

 

Services provided:  Caregiver Support, Community & Social Activities, Counseling, Information & Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: SASG is a non-profit corporation that cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to the LGBTQ community and their allies embracing issues of mental health, chemical and behavioral addiction, and chronic illness. We provide opportunities for clients to engage together in peer led, peer directed group support in a variety of topics relating to Recovery from Addiction, Mental Health and Chronic Illness. We offer one on one support through our Recovery Coach Program which engages clients one hour a week privately for 26 weeks. We empower our members by offering different training opportunities, such as a Facilitator, Advocacy and Recovery Coaching as well as volunteering within our community center. We offer safe and sober social activities. We offer SAMHSA's Access to Recovery.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Counseling Service

 

Contact:

Bleeker Ayers

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-323-1768

1216 Pine St. Suite 300  

 

 

E-mail:

Bleekera@seattlecounseling.org

Seattle, WA  98101

Ages

18+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.seattlecounseling.org

English

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Housing, Information Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts

 

Summary: Seattle Counseling Service is a community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for 45 years. We are committed to providing accessible services, offering a sliding fee scale in addition to accepting Medicaid and many insurance plans.

 

 

 

 

Senior Center of West Seattle

 

Contact:

Lyle Evans

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-932-4044

4217 SW Oregon St

 

 

E-mail:

lylee@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98116

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.sc-ws.org

English

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Funeral/Cremation/End of Life Planning, Help at Home, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Specialty Associations, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: The Senior Center of West Seattle strives to promote independence and life enjoyment by providing access to medical/legal services, community housing resources, lifelong learning opportunities and social events to keep seniors engaged in our community. 

 

We are a welcoming and inclusive Senior Center!

 

  • Rainbow Bingo! On the last Friday of each month.

  • 2nd Thursday out! Gathering A happy hour and social event afterwards- Theater, game night, movies.  

 

 

 

 

Sno-Valley Senior Center

 

Contact:

Caroline Kogan, Lisa Yeager

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

425-333-4152

4610 Stephens Ave

 

 

E-mail:

CarolineK@soundgenerations.org 

PO Box 96

Ages

50+

 

Lisay@soundgenerations.org

Carnation, WA 98014

ADA

 

 

Transit

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Parking

http://www.snovalleysenior.org 

English

 

 

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: We are on a mission to inspire, support, and empower seniors to lead healthy, enriched lives. We serve the Snoqualmie Valley (Duvall, Carnation, Fall City, and Redmond Ridge). We plan to start providing a support group for LGBTQ elders beginning in 2017. All our services from Meals on Wheels to caregiver support to fitness and social activities are open to all.

 

 

 

 

Sound Generations

 

Contact:

Martha Leredu

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-448-5757

2208 Second Ave Ste. 100 

 

 

E-mail:

info@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98121

Ages

60+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.soundgenerations.org

English, translation services

Parking

 

Services provided: Caregiver Support, Community and Social Activities, Food and Nutrition, Help at Home, Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: Provides multiple services for seniors, adults with disabilities and those who care for them, including: telephone, in-person and written information and assistance. Operates a network of senior centers. Manages the Meals on Wheels and grocery delivery programs.  Offers minor home repair services including making disability modifications.  Arranges for transportation. Provides information on legal topics including end-of-life planning and coordinates an elder law clinic. Offers complementary health and wellness programs. Serves as the health insurance benefits advisors for King County. 

 

 

 

 

Southeast Seattle Senior Center

 

Contact:

Kate Harkins, Jamie Clark

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-722-0317

4655 S. Holly Street 

 

 

E-mail:

kateh@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98118

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.sessc.org

English, Spanish

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Food and Nutrition, Information and Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: SESSC creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere to its drop in daytime activities center. We provide activities, such as exercise, bingo and craft classes, some of which are designed for those with dementia. There is a peer-led group for lesbians. We also have trips, informational presentations on topics relevant to older adults, scratch cooked lunch at a reduced rate, and a social worker, as well as foot care and massage. 


SESSC is open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to 4pm.