Category Archives: Educational Events for Seniors

Elder care options class to be held at Skagit Valley Hospital

Debbie Gann, Home Attendant Care DirectorCommunity members are invited to join Debbie Gann of Home Attendant Care for an informational workshop focusing on care options available to the elder population.

Debbie, an expert in the home care industry, has more than 25 years experience working with senior citizens and their families as they plan for the future and work through transition times.

“Many of us will one day need to care for ourselves or a loved one.  This elder care workshop brings clarity to the maze of support services available – it is beneficial to people of all ages that want to explore options,” says Gann.

Participants will learn about alternative living situations, transportation, nutrition, medical services, and in-home care (including home-health and hospice). Information about how to access these services, the costs of each and the role of Medicare, Medicaid, long term care insurance and other funding sources will also be covered.

Skagit Valley Hospital

Wednesday, May 29th from 6pm – 8pm

Cascade Room, 1415 E. Kincaid, Mount Vernon

Register (free):  360-814-2424.

Additional Information: Debbie Gann, Home Attendant Care, 360-755-1547 or

Whatcom Community College offers elder care options class – May 6, 2013

Debbie GannDebbie Gann, director of Northwest Washington-based Home Attendant Care, will be teaching an informational workshop Titled Elder Care Options, Help When You Need It at Whatcom Community College on Monday, May 6th, 2013.

Caring for aging parents

Attendees will learn about a variety of housing and care options, including home care.  The cost of each option, and the how to leverage Medicare, Medicaid, LTC insurance, and other funding options will also be discussed.

The class is suitable for seniors as well as loved ones who may help make elder care decisions in the future.

Registration info available through this link; bring your elder care questions with you to the workshop.