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March 2015 Our Director, Debbie Gann, is once again volunteering her time to help educate individuals about all of the variety of care services available to those living in the PacNW. Her class Elder Care Options was presented at WCC earlier this month and will be offered at Skagit Valley Hospital on March 18th.
This one-evening program brings clarity to the maze of support options available. Learn about alternative living situations, transportation, nutritional and medical services, in-home care (including home-health and hospice), as well as how to access these options. Discover the costs of each and the role of Medicare, Medicaid, LTC insurance, and other funding options. Instructor Debbie Gann has more than 25 years of healthcare experience. Call Skagit Regional Health at 360-814-2424 or 360-629-6481 to register. No cost but pre-registration required.
December 2014 – Spirit of the Holidays. Spirit of the Holidays voting has begun! Below are several organizations that will receive donations from Home Attendant Care in January 2015. Please help us determine how much each one will receive. All you need to do is cast your vote via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The more votes each organization receives, the more money they will receive from us. Help us in our support of these amazing organizations so they can continue to make an impact in our communities.
October 14 & 28, 2013 – Elder Care Options in Skagit and Whatcom Counties. Its time to get educated about caring for yourself or a loved one during the aging process. Sign up for one of our popular Elder Care Options workshops this month through this link!
May 29, 2013 – Skagit Valley Hospital Class. Join Debbie Gann as she chats with Skagit County seniors about elder care options and a variety of funding sources. The seminar is great for senior citizens and/or family members who may need to make care decisions in the future.
May 23, 2013 – Women’s Health Luncheon. Home Attendant Care is pleased to sponsor best-selling author Helen Thayer at the Skagit Valley Hospital Women’s Health Luncheon on May 23, 2013 from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Attendees will be amazed and inspired by her travels and personal journey.
May 6, 2013 – Gann teaches Elder Care Options Class at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. Debbie Gann, director of Home Attendant Care, Inc. will be teaching an informational workshop focusing on care options available for the elder population. 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.
February 2013 – An Affair to Remember. Ready for a fun night out? Join Alzheimer Society of WA at their 2nd annual Affair to Remember fundraiser. Details through this link.
December 2012 – Annual Coat Drive. Home Attendant Care’s Burlington and Bellingham offices are drop-off locations for Blue Skies for Children’s coat drive. Donations of new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves or coats would be greatly appreciated by local children. Details through this link.
October 2012 – Elder Care Options Workshop at Skagit Valley Hospital. Community members are invited to this informational workshop focusing on care options available for the elder population. Learn how to access services, the costs of each and the role of Medicare, Medicaid, long term care insurance and other funding sources.
October 2012 – Alzheimer Society of Washington Fall Conference. Learn effective ways to connect with seniors experiencing dementia related symptoms at this important conference. Register today and make sure to stop by Home Attendant Care’s information booth at the event.
October 2012 – Women’s Health Luncheon featuring Dr. Kimberly Allison. Home Attendant Care is proud to sponsor this inspiring guest speaker. Come learn about Dr. Allison’s journey through breast cancer at the age of 33. Details available through this link.
September 2012 – Elder Care Workshop at Burlington Senior Center. Community members are invited to join Debbie Gann and Jim Darling of Home Attendant Care for an informational workshop focusing on care options available for the elder population. 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. Details available through this link.
May 2012 – Alzheimer’s Society of Washington is presenting an educational workshop in Bellingham. The event, titled “Partnering in Dementia Care – Embracing Moments of Joy”, will be led by nationally-known dementia expert Teepa Snow. Details available through this link.
May 2012 – Skagit Valley Hospital and Home Attendant Care Partner to Present Educational Workshop. Learn more about alternative living situations, medical services, and in-home care (including home–health and hospice), the costs of each as well as how to access these options. Discover the role of Medicare, Medicaid, ancillary services including transportation and nutritional services, LTC insurance, other funding options and legal documents to consider. Class size is limited, click here for details and registration.
April 2012 – Elder Care Workshop in Mount Vernon. We’ll be teaching a complimentary elder care options workshop at the Mount Vernon Senior Center on April 25th. Please feel free to share this info with seniors and their loved ones – its great to learn about options and have questions answered before a need arises.
March 2012 – 17th Annual Caregiver Conference in Bellingham. Whether you are just starting out in a caregiving role or continuing to care for an older person whose needs are increasing, you first need to care for yourself. This conference will offer you tips and tools for preserving your physical and emotional health, help you access community support, and help you meet other caregivers to discuss how to best care for your loved one. Additional details and registration information available through this link.
February 2012 – Whatcom Community College Class: Elder Care Options, Help When You Need It. Debbie Gann, director of Home Attendant Care, Inc. will be teaching an informational workshop focusing on care options available for the elder population. 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 be covered. The class is suitable for those needing care as well as those who may be preparing to care for a loved one. KGMI radio interviewed Debbie about this class.
February 2012 – Washington’s Ball, Date Night Northwest. Bring your single friends to the Washington’s Birthday Ball (at Broadway Hall). Be prepared to dance, mingle and have fun! Swing Connection will provide entertainment with a 19 person live band. Appetizers and beverages will be available. Tickets are $30 per person, for singles 55+. Click here for additional information.
February 2012 – Home Attendant Care Sponsors Guest Speaker at Skagit Regional Heart & Vascular Institute. Kayla Burt with the Hope Heart Institute suffered cardiac arrest in December 2002 at the age of 20 as a basketball player at the University of Washington. Burt will share her dramatic story at the Valentine’s Day Women’s Health Luncheon, plus provide information about the signs and symptoms of heart disease, provide lifestyle tips for a healthy heart, and a demonstration of the latest CPR technique and how to use an automated external defibrillator.
February 2012 – An Affair to Remember Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association of Washington. Put on your best cocktail attire and come enjoy complimentary wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and more at The Leopold’s Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham. Listen and dance to live jazz music and participate in a silent auction that raises money for Alzheimer’s Association of Washington. Click image to the right for additional information and ticket sales. $30 per person.
December 2011 – Home Attendant Care Invites Local Businesses to Join their 4th Annual Spirit of the Holidays Program. Debbie Gann, director of Home Attendant Care founded the Spirit of the Holidays program in 2008 as a way to support charities during the holiday season. Each year HAC invites other companies to help make a difference by forgoing traditional corporate gifts and instead allowing colleagues to select local charities who will receive monetary donations. “Simply reallocating these funds can make a significant impact in our community,” says Gann who was featured in an on-air interview with KGMI radio about charitable giving during the holidays. Want to learn more about the Spirit of the Holidays program? Email Debbie for details.
August 2011 – Miles for Memories Alzheimer’s Run/Walk. Home Attendant Care participated in this 12th annual fundraising event that raises awareness about the disease and offers local support to those impacted by dementia. Our director, Debbie Gann was interviewed by KVOS TV as part of their live coverage of the event. Click here to watch the video.
April 2011 – Home Attendant Care Helps Sponsor National Health Care Decisions Day. Your health care decisions matter. Learn more about Advance Health Care Directives at the “Five Wishes” workshop. This free event is presented by the Whatcom County Medical Society, Whatcom Hospice and the St. Luke’s Foundation, Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. – noon, at the St. Luke’s Health Education Center.
March 2011 – Bellingham Herald’s Prime Time Publication. Home Attendant Care clients and caregivers were featured in an article about seniors weighing the options between living at home or moving to senior facilities.
March 2011 – 16th Annual Caregiver Conference. “Caring for Others? Caring for Yourself” is the theme of the 2011 ESP Caregiver Conference that will be held at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, on Saturday, March 12, 2011. We are very excited to bring Wendy Lustbader back to Bellingham to lead this outstanding conference as our keynote speaker. In addition to Lustbader, the conference includes: your choice of breakout sessions, full breakfast buffet, gourmet lunch and the opportunity to speak with experts in the field of senior care.
December 2009 – Bellingham Business Journal: Conversation. Debbie Gann, 2009 Professional Woman of the Year. There were several qualified finalists for the Professional Woman of the Year award, but in the end, there can only be one. Last month, Debbie Gann, owner of Home Attendant Care Inc., was named the 2009 winner of the Professional Woman of the Year award by Whatcom Women in Business. Read the entire conversation: Bellingham Business Journal
November 2009 – Bellingham Herald: Gann named Professional Woman of the Year. Debbie Gann, owner of Home Attendant Care, Inc., was named the 2009 winner of the Professional Woman of the Year award by Whatcom Women in Business. Gann won the award for being an outstanding business leader, mentor and contributor to the community, according to the press release from the organization.