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Senior Services is a program of Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. Our Geriatric Specialist, Betsy Zuber, provides social services to Mercer Island residents ages 60 years and older and their families.
Betsy utilizes the strengths of her clients as a way to enhance their ability to problem solve issues, concerns and changes in life. She actively listens and provides a safe environment in which to help develop strategies for new coping skills, and she provides information and resources about the aging process. All clients have their own individual needs, and Betsy will help them by tailoring services in a respectful, creative and empathic way.
In-home assessment and case management
Monthly Caregiver Support Group
- Provides safety, mental health and cognitive assessments
- Develops individualized plans for care needs
- Provides resources and referrals
- Consults with local professional providers
Support, education and resources for those caregiving for a loved one in a home, facility or by long distance who has memory and cognition loss.
Consultation with Adult Children
- Resources, referral and information on aging
- Education about aging conditions, such as dementia
- Communication strategies
- Family meetings
For more information, please call Betsy Zuber at (206) 275-7752 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have questions about Medicare and supplemental medical insurance? Appointments available with a volunteer SHIBA (State Health Insurance Benefit Advisor) advisor. Appointments are held at the Youth & Family Services office at 2040 - 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island. To make an appointment, call A. Hanus at (206) 268-6704. For complete details, visit the SHIBA website at https://www.insurance.wa.gov/about-shiba-services.