The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions

Bill Lombard and Rebeccca Rech Cutler will present in frank terms the meanings of advanced medical interventions, and what their outcomes could mean for patients in the short and long term. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of palliative care are discussed. These interactive sessions include Q&A. Free and open to the public, no registration is required.

Dementia and Advance Directives: Planning Care, Improving Care

How much medical care would you want if you had Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia? In collaboration with experts in the fields of geriatrics, neurology, and palliative care, Dr. Barak Gaster has developed an advance care directive specifically designed to support decision making in families dealing with dementia. Dr. Gaster will present this directive and discuss how these …

Spotlight: These house calls save money for EMS, social services

These house calls save money for EMS, social services BY ROBERT MITTENDORF SEPTEMBER 04, 2017 5:00 AM Bellingham Fire Capt. Jeff Brubaker carries a pager like any other firefighter, and he still uses his paramedic skills to help people. But these days he’s not riding a fire engine or an ambulance and most of his patients haven’t called 911. Not …

Community Conversations: Outpatient Palliative Care

Northwest Life Passages Coalition Community Conversations: Outpatient Palliative Care Monday, July 23, 2018 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, Meeting Room A, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225 The Northwest Life Passages Coalition invites you to participate in a community discussion about successes and challenges of Outpatient Palliative Care initiatives in our community. In 2014, a …

Volunteer with us! Advance Care Planning positions

WAHA is recruiting diverse volunteers for a community advance care planning project. Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. Join a team of trained and certified volunteers to offer advance care planning services throughout Whatcom County through our End of Life Choices program! Volunteer Ambassadors and Facilitators are professionally trained to guide …

WAHA is looking for new SHIBA volunteers!

SHIBA (Statewide health Insurance Benefits Advisors) is a statewide network of volunteers who educate, assist, and advocate for consumer about their rights and options regarding health insurance and health care access. SHIBA is administered through the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. WAHA hosts the Whatcom SHIBA program. Our SHIBA program has a particular focus on Medicare and we work …