It Takes a Village


We at Bamford recognize that long term care insurance and Medicaid make up only a single piece of the vast puzzle that is senior care. Their are so many other components to consider from elder law and living wills to choosing a care community and services. We don’t pretend to know everything their is to know about senior care nor are we experts in every company and service available to seniors and their families in Thurston County. As the old saying goes though, if you can’t be the library, be the librarian. Below is a resource catalog with companies and professionals Bamford has worked with in the past that can educate you on every aspect of senior care. These are trusted professionals that you can turn too for advice and services, click on a category header to see more.


Financial Resources

COMPANYCONTACT NAMECONTACT PHONEWEBSITEDESCRIPTION
Norm R Smith & Associates Norm Smith CFP/CPA360-754-9475www.nrsmith.comFee only financial advisors, CFP, and CPA.
Byrne & Company Wealth Management, LLCKevin Bryne CFP360-338-0645byrneandcowealth.comFee only financial advisor and CFP.
Steele Capital ManagementAaron Steele360-464-2979Expert Financial Advisor with a focus on VA Benefits.
Budd Bay CPA INC.Gary Merz360-786-9515www.bbaycpa.comPublic CPA here in Olympia
Michael WittenbergMichael Wittenberg360-786-9515Public CPA here in Shelton and Olympia
N R Smith & Associates PSLaura Carlson360-754-9475www.nrsmith.comCertified public accountants and estate planners. Great resource for those needing document organization.
Bigelow Family FinancialEllen Bigelow, CHFC360-890-4507www.bigelowfinancial.comGreat resource for those needing document organization.

Elder Law Resources

COMPANYCONTACT NAMECONTACT PHONEWEBSITEDESCRIPTION
WashingtonLawHelp.orgwww.washingtonlawhelp.orgOne of the best resources for answering Medicaid questions around.
Elder Law With CareJanet Moody360-786-5035Eldar law and estate planning expert I've worked with before.
Rhonda LarsonRhonda Larson360-259-3078www.larsonlawpllc.comEldar law and estate planning expert I've worked with before.
Bauer Pitman Snyder Huff Lifetime Legal, PLLCLauren Pitman360-754-1976www.lifetime.legalEldar law and estate planning expert I've worked with before.
Mano, McKerricher & Paroutaud, IncRichard Paroutaud360-748-6641www.chehalislaw.comEldar law and estate planning expert I've worked with before in Chehalis.
Katherine GulmertKatherine Gulmert360-577-8760Eldar law and estate planning expert I've worked with before in Centralia.
Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano & LindRichard Tizzano360-779-5551www.sherrardlaw.comEldar law and estate planning expert I've worked with before in Poulsbo.

Community Resources

COMPANYCONTACT NAMECONTACT PHONEWEBSITEDESCRIPTION
Area Agency on Aging360-664-3162www.lmtaaa.orgThis is the number 1 senior resource center in the county.
South Sound Alzheimer's Councilwww.southsoundalzheimerscouncil.orgNon Profit group offering free education and assessments for families faced with caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's.
Senior Action Network888-411-8823senior-action.netA networking forum for businesses serving seniors in Thurston County.
Senior Guardianship Services llcMichele Penberthy360-943-5071www.mcpbookkeeping.comProviding court appointed guardianship services and senior book keeping since 1993.
Eldercare Counseling & Guidance ServicesLaura Vaillencourt360-259-0078www.eldercarecounselor.comGeriatric care managers that assist families with everything from family counseling to finding Medicaid housing.
Olympia Senior Center360-586-6181Senior Center Program & Membership InfoOlympia's epicenter for senior activities and events.
Funeral AlternativesClair Ferris360-489-6562www.funeralalternatives.orgFuneral Planning and Arrangements
Woodlawn Funeral360-491-3000woodlawn-funeralhome.comLocal crematory, and funeral home with a rustic feel.