Alzheimer's Resources

Local Resources


Aging and Disabilities Resource Center

  • Ph: 253-798-4600 or 1-800-562-0332
  • Services:
    • Information and referral to appropriate services.
    • Includes case management, in-home care programs, respite programs, day health, housing and more.

Good Samaritan MulitCare ElderCare

  • Ph: Anita Kent 253-697-8575
  • Fx: 253-697-3731
  • Services: Home visits to assess and give advice to family members on making client / family safer and more comfortable. Also operates several support groups and facilitates respite placement for up to 10 days in an Adult Family Home, an Assisted Living facility or a Skilled Nursing Facility if caregiver is unable to provide care (provided funding available).

Alzheimer's Resource Centers

  • Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center
    • 1305 Tacoma Avenue, Suite 104; Tacoma, WA 98402
    • Ph: 253-798-4600
  • Good Samaritan Older Adult Services / Eldercare
    • 325 E. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup
    • Ph: 253-697-8575

Family Caregiver Support Program

(Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources)
  • Ph: (253) 798-4600
  • Service: Program aims to support the primary, unpaid family caregiver.
    • Provides respite service as needed on a sliding fee scale.
    • Makes available counseling for older adults raising children.
    • Offers housework and errands service.
    • Provides supplemental services including:
      • nursing service
      • medical consultation
      • specialized transportation
      • caregiver counseling
      • bath assistance
      • minor adaptive equipment

VA Geriatric Memory Disorders Clinic

(for Veterans only)
  • American Lake VA Hospital
  • Contact: Julie Moorer, RN
    • Ph: (253) 583-2008
  • Services: Assessment and consult services for memory loss in Veterans over 50 years old.

Associations


Alzheimer's Association, Western & Central Washington Chapter

  • Location:
    • 635 Andover Park W., Suite 202, Tukwila  98188
    • Ph: (800) 363-5500
  • Website
  • Service:
    • Provides Alzheimer's information to individuals, family caregivers, professional caregivers and health and human services professionals
    • 24-Hour Helpline
    • More than 100 support groups in western and central Washington
    • Education and training for professional caregivers
    • Community presentations
    • Newsletter
    • Access to testing, treatment options and new medical advances
    • Free care consultant available to Tacoma / Pierce County residents
    • Resource Center and lending library with books, videos, brochures, articles on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer's disease and related memory loss disorders

Alzheimer's Society of Washington

  • Location:
    • P.O. Box 4107
      Bellingham, WA 98227
    • 1301 Fraser St., Suite A-1
      Bellingham, WA   98229
  • Ph: (360) 671-3316 or (800) 493-3959
  • Fx: (360) 715-9940
  • Email
  • Website
  • Service:
    • Provides Alzheimer's information and education.
    • Also operates a series of support groups and classes in Northwest Washington.
    • Newsletter.
    • Conducts a major conference in Bellingham in October.
    • Operates a lending library and also provides book sales.

Facilities & Supportive Services


This listing is a guide to services or provider that can assist with the care and/or support specific to Alzheimer's Disease.

DuPont

Edgewood

Gig Harbor

Lakewood

Puyallup


Sumner

  • Memory Haven,
    5107 Parker Rd., E., Sumner   98390
    • Ph: 253-750-0552

Tacoma


University Place


National Resource


Education Resources for People with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers
Alzheimer's Disease Overview: Diagnosis, Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Treatment  (DrugWatch.com)

Products for People with Dementia and their Caregivers


The Alzheimer's Store


  • 'Products that make a difference.'
  • Ph: (800) 752-3238
  • Website