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The program has operated in King County since 1995 and has expanded gradually to include facilities in South Seattle, West Seattle, Kent and Redmond.
BY CYNTHIA FLASH | October 19, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.

HEALTH MATTERS

The Immunized Class: Those Over a Certain Age

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All-Inclusive Care

Even during COVID, Providence ElderPlace has grown to serve 976 participants.

Advancing the Science: The Latest Discoveries in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

Over 120,000 people age 65+ in Washington State, and more than 5.8 million nationally, are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Without effective treatment or cure, the impact of Alzheimer’s will continue to rise. This drives the Alzheimer’s Association’s investments in research to understand the basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Finding the best price for prescriptions

Doug Hirsch, co-CEO of the company, says GoodRx works with nearly every pharmacy in the United States. The question is, how exactly does it work?

Happy When I'm Hiking

Hiking and walking <em>do</em> give me joy: the jaw-dropping vista of Mount Rainier filling the horizon on the Naches Peak Loop Trail, the roar of water cascading down Twin Falls on the Snoqualmie River, the snow-capped peaks at Olympic National Park. All that beauty is part of me now. I ...

Less Pain, Faster Recovery, Improved Outcomes with Regional Anesthesia for Total Knee Replacement

In 2014, one of my now retired colleagues, Lyle Sorensen, MD, said to then 57-year-old Seattle resident, Mary Lou Hanske, “You definitely needed a new knee,” when she was in the recovery room following total knee replacement surgery

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Providence ElderPlace hosts Portraits of Providence ElderPlace exhibit

Providence ElderPlace West Seattle is a stand-alone program housed at Providence Mount St. Vincent assisted living and skilled nursing home. It offers West and South Seattle residents an innovative program that provides medical care and social services to seniors who wish to continue to live in the community, thus avoiding ...

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Providence ElderPlace to host Portraits of Providence ElderPlace photography exhibit

These photos by Terry Rogers, M.D., celebrate the beauty of aging.

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Providence ElderPlace Redmond to celebrate first anniversary with celebration and open house

Providence ElderPlace Redmond offers residents on the Eastside of Lake Washington an innovative program that provides medical care and social services to seniors who wish to continue to live in the community, thus avoiding or minimizing stays in hospitals and nursing homes.

Health and Happiness at Hashtag Cannabis

Research suggests that CB2 receptors may play an important role in the body’s ability to mitigate discomfort

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Medicare Questions and Answers

Medicare is an important program for you and millions of people. Do you know your Medicare?

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PACE - Providing comprehensive service for seniors

Providence ElderPlace has expanded to Redmond, Wash., offering comprehensive health and social services to seniors.

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Social Security and Veterans Affairs Partnership Means Faster Disability Decisions for Veterans

The Social Security Administration announced the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that enables all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities.

Losing sleep over menopause? Talking on the phone can help!

Like many women going through menopause, Deborah Diamond was struggling to get a good night’s sleep. Hot flashes woke her in the middle of the night, and she often struggled to get back to sleep. “I looked into all kinds of sleep remedies, short of taking hormones or prescription medications,” ...