As you grow older, it may give you comfort knowing that there are all kinds of discounts and benefits specifically geared towards the senior age group. The state of Washington (WA), in particular, is very senior-friendly, with its own programs for older adults other than the usual Medicare.
Benefits and programs for seniors in WA include tailored support, volunteer services, and financial assistance. Here are some popular ones:
Washington’s TSOA is ideal for seniors who are more likely to need Medicaid’s benefits for their long-term care. It extends support for meal deliveries, senior-friendly home modifications, unpaid caregivers, adult and respite care, and more.
The VCS Program offers seniors a number of free services ranging from personal care to meal prep; companionship, transportation, and even housekeeping. It is a reasonable alternative to nursing homes and similar services.
Washington’s Legislature passed a law — supposedly the first nationwide — that offers long-term care benefits for seniors is called the Long-Term Care Trust Act. If you qualify, you can claim $100 in benefits every day, for a maximum of 365 days. You will be able to stretch this out if you spend less than the daily amount.
If you are a senior living in WA, you can find some relief in knowing that you have these benefits. Contact Senior Strong today if you want to learn more about senior benefits!
William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.