With advances in medical technology and pharmaceutical solutions, people are living longer than ever. Right now, there are close to 600 million senior citizens in the world, a number that will continue to grow. Access to quality healthcare aids in promoting longevity, and as people get older, the need for quality seniors health insurance grows.
It's important to ask questions and to shop around. The below directory is a good place to start. Let us help you find the right insurance coverage; a quality healthcare provider for your loved one; or simply learning how to sign up for medicare, and so much more.
While this can be overwhelming for some and tricky for others, our Compass & Clock professionals are here to guide you on this journey.
Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West. Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.
AIR MEDICAL CARE & TRANSPORT SERVICES
Air medical care & transport services are air ambulances. Air medical transport services offer ICU-level care during air transport. EMS helicopters typically operate within a 175-mile radius of their base, but have the capability to fly longer distances. Fixed-wing aircraft can transport patients throughout the nation. Services are provided for those that seriously ill or injured, and transport can be from a smaller hospital to a larger hospital to receive medical care from a specialist, or transport from the scene of an accident.
LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK: Available 24/7 in WA., OR., ID., MT., & AK.
(800) 232-0911 or (208) 367-3114
Alzheimer's is a disease that attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. Contact the Alzheimer's Association today to learn more.
Audiologists are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborn, children, and adults.
Grief is a normal reaction to losing someone you love. Grief and bereavement services include: Home visits from bereavement specialists, chaplains and volunteers. Bereavement telephone support. Bereavement support groups.
Herbalists that specialize in the use of the cannabis plant & it's compounds to improve health, promote healing, and prevent and treat illness.
CBD - ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Everyday we hear more and more anecdotal stories of miraculous success in relieving pain, anxiety and many other conditions affecting our ability to live our best life. Learn about the benefits CBD provides for Stress, Anxiety, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, Depression, and so much more.
CARE MANAGERS, CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS, & GERIATRIC CARE MANAGER
A professional geriatric care manager has been educated in various fields of human services — social work, psychology, nursing, gerontology — and trained to assess, plan, coordinate, monitor and provide services for the elderly and their families. Advocacy for older adults is a primary function of the care manager.
Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine.
CERTIFIED HEALTH & WELLNESS COACHING
A health and wellness coach works with individuals, groups and/or organizations who want to invest in a vision to become healthier, in large part by making lifestyle changes that optimize health, wellness and well-being.
DENTAL & DENTURES
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one's mouth clean and free of disease and other problems by regular brushing of the teeth and cleaning between the teeth. It is important that oral hygiene be carried out on a regular basis to enable prevention of dental disease and bad breath.
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable. However, there are many denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE
In the United States, direct primary care (DPC) is a type of primary care billing and payment arrangement made between patients and providers, without sending claims to insurance providers. It is an umbrella term, incorporating various health care delivery systems that involve direct financial relationships between patients and health care providers.
EMOTIONAL WELLNESS SUPPORT
Emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength. It is important to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings and be able to understand how to handle these emotions. Emotional wellness also includes the ability to learn and grow from experiences. Emotional well-being encourages autonomy and proper decision making skills. It is an important part of overall wellness.
At The Personal Touch, in addition to providing In-Home Care services, we also provide emotional wellness support services to our clients and their families.
We all experience difficult transitions or have feelings of being “stuck” sometimes. This serves as an affordable alternative to therapy for those who do not have a mental health diagnosis, but are still in need of someone to help them brainstorm, motivate, and inspire to reach their goals. Services can be provided via face time, messaging, email, phone, or, in-person. We provide services for:
Anxiety / Stress Management
Family Communication / Roles
Family Transition (Dementia, Alzheimer's Hospice, etc)
Moving Through Grief (Including Terminally Ill)
Mental Health Wellness
FOOTCARE (mobile) and PODIATRY (Medical, Surgical, Diabetes, & Wound Care)
Disease, years of wear and tear, ill-fitting or poorly designed shoes, poor circulation to the feet, or improperly trimmed toenails cause many common foot problems. To prevent foot problems, check your feet regularly -- or, have them checked by a member of the family -- and practice good foot hygiene.
A Hunter's Adventure: Serving Kitsap, Mason & Pierce County. 360-908-8536. In-Home Foot Soak, Massage, & Clipping. Maranta Sanders, Footcare Specialist, CNA, MA.
PENINSULA PODIATRY: 9927 Mickelberry Rd, Suite 121, Silverdale. 360-286-0404. Choose the best for your foot health. Walk-ins & Limp-ins Same Day & Next Day Appts; Podiatric Medical & Surgical Care, all Ages & Conditions; Specializing in Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Care.
HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
Hospice care is not designed to curative treatment for your illness, but rather to provide care and support to help you manage your pain and other symptoms. The goals of hospice are to meet your comfort (physical, mental, spiritual and emotional) needs and keep you safe as possible, while providing support, dignity and respect. Hospice care is provided wherever you are — at home, an assisted living facility, nursing home or hospital.
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a terminal diagnosis.
HOSPITALS. URGENT CARE, CLINICS
A hospital is an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people.
Urgent care is a category of walk-in clinic focused on the delivery of ambulatory care in a dedicated medical facility outside of a traditional emergency room. Urgent care centers primarily treat injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care, but not serious enough to require an ER visit.
Life coaching has grown to be a hugely successful form of talking therapy, to the extent that it has helped turn people's lives around. A life coach is someone that looks to empower others by helping them make, meet and exceed goals in both their personal and professional lives.
SKIPPING STONES: Going through life changes can turn our world upside down. Life coaching can be instrumental in helping you redesign your life. If you are going through a life transition, you may experience uncertainty about which way to turn, or have dreams you've put off, or sense that life has lost it's balance, or you maybe feel out of control or unable to think straight. This may be due to Retirement; Divorce or Separation; Career Change or Job Search; Empty-Nest; etc. Skipping Stones sessions take place by internet or phone if you'd like, no office visits required. Skipping Stones also helps with family mediation, when a 3rd party is needed to help make decisions for the safety and well-being of your loved ones.
NATURAL HEALTH (NATUROPATHIC)
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances which encourage the person's inherent self -healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae.
A Store where medicinal drugs are dispensed and sold. a store where medicinal drugs are dispensed and sold. Pharmacy's are not always free-standing stores, there are online pharmacies too.
COSTLESS SENIOR SERVICES: Serving the Puget & WestSound Regions. Costless Senior Services is a mail-order delivery service. ie., your monthly prescriptions can be directly mailed to you in bulk, or in daily punchpacks already packaged by dose.
JIM'S PHARMACY & HOME HEALTH: 424 E. 2nd Street, Port Angeles. 360-452-4200
OLYMPIC PHARMACY & HEALTHCARE SERVICES: 4700 Point Fosdick, Suite # 120 Gig Harbor, 253-858-9941.
PHYSICAL THERAPY & POSTURE THERAPY
The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.
KITSAP PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS CLINIC: 7 locations throughout Kitsap County (Board-Certified Therapists. Orthopedic, Work & Sports Related Injuries, and array of Speciality Programs and Preventive Care Services)
Bainbridge Island 206-842-6288 / Bremerton 360-792-1015 / Kingston 360-297-7050
Port Orchard 360-895-9090 / Poulsbo NKMC 360-779-3764 / Poulsbo Village 360-779-3777
VERTICAL POSTURE THERAPY: Vertical Posture Therapy helps heal chronic pain through exercises that work with the whole body as one single unit. No medication or invasive procedures are involved. 27311 Balmoral Place, Kingston / 360-271-1517.
REHABILITATION AND SKILLED NURSING
Rehabilitation is the process of helping an individual achieve the highest level of function, independence, and quality of life possible. Rehabilitation does not reverse or undo the damage caused by disease or trauma, but rather helps restore the individual to optimal health, functioning, and well-being.
Skilled Nursing is a term that refers to a patient's need for care or treatment that can only be done by licensed nurses. ... Examples of skilled nursing needs include complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, tube feedings or rapidly changing health status.
SENIOR AGING & LONG-TERM CARE
Helping older adults, persons with disabilities, and caregivers access a wide range of information, public and private resources, and providing the long term care services and supports necessary for them to remain in the community for as long as possible.
KITSAP COUNTY AGING & LONG-TERM CARE: 1026 Sidney Ave., Suite #105, Port Orchard. 360-337-7500 (ALTC coordinates a variety of services and programs for seniors and disabled adults throughout Kitsap County - Information & Assistance; Case Management; and the Family Caregiver Support Program.
OLYMPIC AREA AGENCY ON AGING (O3A): Serving Clallam and Jefferson Counties, with offices in Forks, Sequim, Port Townsend, and also Grays Habor County & Pacific County.
SENIOR MEALS & NUTRITION PROGRAMS
The local areas long-term care area on aging contracts to provide hot, pre-plated meals of at least 1/3 Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) nutritional value at regular meal sites and Senior Outreach Support Center sites. These services along with home delivery are available to residents age 60 and older around the WestSound region. Contact your local Senior Info & Assistance office for more information today.
MEALS ON WHEELS KITSAP: Serving Kitsap County, 360-377-8511 (the major provider of nutrition services for elderly persons age 60 years and older in Kitsap County since 1973. They provide meals and other nutrition services at eight community dining locations throughout the county and delivers nutritious meals directly to homebound elderly. Hot, frozen or nutritional supplement meals are delivered daily or weekly by volunteers.)
SPECIALITY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
A specialty in medicine is a branch of medical practice. After completing medical school, physicians or surgeons usually further their medical education in a specific specialty of medicine by completing a multiple year residency to become a medical specialist.
SEATTLE CANCER CARE ALLIANCE: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Peninsula is an established state-of-the-art radiation oncology clinic located in Poulsbo.It is the only site west of Seattle to earn full accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR), the leading organization in establishing quality standard for radiation oncology facilities.
19917 7th Avenue, Suite 100, Poulsbo, 360-697-8000.
OLYMPIC PENINSULA KIDNEY CENTER: 5 locations, 360-479-5908 (OPKC is a community
based non-profit organization committed to serving chronic kidney disease or end state renal disease patients.) 2 locations in Bremerton / Poulsbo / Port Townsend / Port Orchard.
PARAGON DERMATOLOGY: 558 N 5th Avenue, Sequim. 360-681-6900 (full body skin cancer screenings; changing moles & biopsy; MOHS skin cancer surgery; acne & rosacea; nails-fungus, infections and ingrown; and more)
WOMEN'S HEALTH & WELLNESS
Chia & Chocolate: Stephanie Dalton is an integrative nutritionist dedicated to helping women like you heal — from root causes. I focus on using food as medicine, targeted supplementation and herbs, and lifestyle changes to start the healing process so you can come home to your body and live your best life. As a practitioner, I love to help women figure out how to make small changes that make a BIG impact. My favorite quote is, “Small hinges swing big doors.” My specialty is healing issues related to adrenal and thyroid, period, perimenopause/menopause, autoimmune disease, and chronic digestive disorders, but I can also help you plan simple, healthy meals, make healthy habits stick, and discover an exercise/relaxation routine that’s just right for you and your unique lifestyle.
Visit her website at: https://www.chiaandchocolate.com/
YOGA & WELLNESS
Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness. ... He defined yoga as "the cessation of the modification of the mind".
Dayaalu Center is a community of students, teachers and healers on Bainbridge Island that support one another in leading healthy, meaningful lives and building strong, loving communities. Dayaalu, pronounced dye-AWE-lu, means compassion in action in Sanskrit.
We offer yoga, meditation, qigong, chanting, pilates, music, nutrition, and more! Our integrated healing center includes naturopathic and allopathic doctors, lifestyle medicine, massage, acupuncture, counseling, physical therapy, and our far-infrared sauna.
Please visit us! Stroll around our peaceful gardens, grab a healthy meal from Tulaa Cafe, peruse our beautifully curated selection of gifts for the yogi in all of us, and see what Dayaalu Center has to offer!