Overlake offers a variety of resources for seniors including housing options, home care, medication information and management, fall prevention and support groups. Our goal is to promote health, independence and informed participation in healthcare decisions for seniors.
Resources for Seniors
- Advance Care Planning: Information on how to fill out a durable power of attorney for healthcare form and a healthcare directive form.
- Aquatic Exercise Programs
- Don't Let Falls Get You Down: Preventing falls is an important part of patient safety and you can play an important role. You can prevent many falls by being aware of the reasons you may fall. Download and read the checklist for preventing falls in your home.
- Emergency Alert Services
- Medication Safety: Understanding the risks and benefits of medication.
- Medication Tracker: Instructions and a form to track of all your medications. Download a medication tracker to keep an electronic account of your medications.
- Minor Home Repair: Low-cost home repairs for eligible homeowners of all ages.
- Personal Health Record: A booklet to keep track of your health and medication history.
- Safe at Home: A checklist that can help you avoid dangerous situations and debilitating injuries in your own home.
- Support Groups
- Talking With Your Doctor: A helpful guide on the importance of how to communicate with your physician, provided by the National Institute on Aging
- Volunteer Transportation: Free transportation for those in King County over the age of 60 who cannot use other transportation options and require minimal assistance.
- Alzheimer's Association: Help and information for families and caregivers.
- Assisted Living Directory: Lists numerous facilities, organized by state, and then by city.
- Health in Aging: American Geriatrics Foundation's online guide for family caregivers.
- Medicare: Find out what Medicare covers. You may also compare area nursing homes and home health agencies.
- National Institute on Aging: A federal agency dedicated to aging research. The site includes resources dedicated to healthy aging.
- Sound Generations: Provides older adults and adults with disabilities in King County with vital resources to help them thrive.
- Washington Law Help: Information on elder legal issues and forms on guardianships, medicaid and durable powers of attorney.