Aging Life Care Association

As an Aging Life Care Professional, Mary Lynn Pannen has been an active member of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Management) since 1990 and has served as its president as well as on it board. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to defining excellence by promoting high standards of practice, professional ethics, and continuing education for its members. Since its founding in 1985, ALCA has become the respected lead organization of practitioners in this field. AGING LIFE CARE is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association. Only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term to identify their services. 

Home Care Association of America

The Home Care Association of America, (formerly the National Private Duty Association), is the nation's first association for providers of private duty home care. The association is dedicated to helping families find trusted and reliable home care providers in your area or learn more about private pay home care. As a member of the association, Sound Options follows the model of care which includes employing, training, monitoring and supervising caregivers, creating a plan of care for the client and working toward a safe and secure environment for the person at home. 

Washington Home Care Association

An arm of the Home Care Association of America, the Washington Home Care Association(formerly WAPDA) enhances the professionalism of private duty home care providers through education and best practices.Dedicated to setting industry standards and fostering ethical guidelines the Washington Private Duty Association helps to raise the bar for the standard of care.

Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County

The Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County is a non-profit organization that is made up of various organizations committed to providing the highest possible standards of service, care and well-being for older and disabled adults. Details are

Answers For Elders

Answers For Elders is a resource portal and social site, designed specifically to connect adult caregivers of elderly parents with information and also with each other. Through a full spectrum of content and resources including professional experts, online support, a local directory and a social network of people facing similar challenge, Answers for Elders provides the platform to share wisdom with each other. Mary Lynn Pannen RN, BSN, CCM is a regular contributing expert to the rich eldercare resources found on this site. Learn more at