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Senior housing types near Anacortes, WA

  • Where the Heart is

    Where the Heart is

    410 S Norris St, Burlington, WA 98233
    (12)
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    Where The Heart Is has been designed as four assisted-living communities within one building. Each community has its own living room for visiting, television viewing or just relaxing, and a dining room where three meals are served each day. The library serves as a place for activities like a game of...

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  • Creekside Continuing Care Community

    Creekside Continuing Care Community

    400 South Gilkey, Burlington, WA 98233
    (12)
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    We are pleased to introduce to you Creekside, a Cascades Senior Living Continuing Care community that offers independent retirement living, assisted living and memory care residents the distinction of living well. Located in the heart of scenic Skagit Valley, our community offers a relaxed and...

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  • Brookdale Fairhaven

    Brookdale Fairhaven

    2600 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
    (3)
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    Not All Assisted Living Is Created Equal For those looking for exceptional senior living in the Great Northwest, you need look no farther. Your future favorite senior living community provides assisted living for seniors in historic Bellingham, known for its vibrant art scene, historic waterfront...

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  • Summer Hill

    Summer Hill

    165 SW 6th Avenue, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
    (8)
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    Summer Hill is a beautiful assisted living facility with 24 hour staff who encourage and promote your independence. Located on Whidbey Island in the heart of Oak Harbor, we are within walking distance of churches, pharmacies and shopping plazas. Summer Hill offers an extensive activity calendar and...

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  • Arcadia Home

    Arcadia Home

    910 38th Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
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    Welcome to Arcadia Home - a beautiful and a special residence where seniors are treated with love, dignity and respect they deserve. We are family owned and operated business. We offer : A safe and clean living environment, 24-hour personalized care, homemade meals, hands and foot clinics,...

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  • Regency on Whidbey

    Regency on Whidbey

    1040 SW Kimball Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
    (11)
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    Regency on Whidbey's assisted living options offer personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, retirement community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't need...

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  • Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    223 East Bakerview Road, Bellingham, WA 98226
    (18)
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    Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community is located in Bellingham, WA in a very safe environment. This situation provides the residents with the ability to get out and about to enjoy the many different stores, restaurants and attractions in the area. The residents love to get out and...

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  • Louisa Place

    Louisa Place

    2240 Main St., Ferndale, WA 98248
    (16)
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    Louisa Place is a small assisted living community with a big heart. At the core of our community is our wonderful staff who will go out of the way to meet the needs and wishes of each resident. We are located in the small town of Ferndale, Washington, just eight miles north of Bellingham. We are one...

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  • Brookdale Stanwood

    Brookdale Stanwood

    7212 265th Street Northwest, Stanwood, WA 98292
    (13)
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    It's time to start enjoying the carefree lifestyle you deserve and at our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Stanwood, Wash., each new day opens up a whole realm of possibilities. All you need to do is choose. From independent living and assisted living to memory care, the transition...

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  • Peaceful Villa Adult Family Home

    Peaceful Villa Adult Family Home

    1257 Lattimore Road, Ferndale, WA 98248
    (2)
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    Peaceful Villa Adult Family Home is Bonded and Licensed by the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services. Surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and birds. Bright and sunny rooms with large french-paned windows, tastefully decorated overlooking the serene, park-like setting. Adult...

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  • Victoria Place

    Victoria Place

    491 Discovery Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (9)
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    Victoria Place is a place like no other. Our caring staff will give your loved one the time, attention and care they need to thrive in a comfortable home like setting. We are located in the quaint town of Port Townsend, Washington, just two miles from Puget Sound. Downtown Port Townsend is a...

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  • Vineyard Haven Adult Family Home

    Vineyard Haven Adult Family Home

    8285 Custer School Road, Custer, WA 98240
    (1)
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    Vinyard Haven Adult Family Home is Bonded and licensed by the  State of Washington Department of Social Health and Services.   A quiet and country setting, home like environment , all private rooms, and affordable living for your loved ones. Providers have 15 years of combined caregiving...

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  • Avamere at Port Townsend

    Avamere at Port Townsend

    1201 Hancock St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (8)
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    Avamere at Port Townsend is located in Port Townsend, WA , near shopping and public transportation. Our community includes a three story building in a quiet setting with outdoor decks and patios, and a large spacious dining room. Call for information about Avamere at Port Townsend and reserve your...

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  • Olympic Place Retirement and Assisted Living

    Olympic Place Retirement and Assisted Living

    20909 Olympic Place 55+, Arlington, WA 98223
    (10)
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    Located in Arlington Washington, Olympic Place Retirement and Assisted Living Community is close to area hospitals, shopping and services. Our beautifully designed community has been serving the seniors of Snohomish County since 2004. Our gracious, home-like environment has an experienced staff....

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  • Cascade Valley

    Cascade Valley

    8400 207th Place NE, Arlington, WA 98223
    (17)
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    The Pacific Northwest city of Arlington provides an ideal environment for residents of Cascade Valley assisted living community. Arlington offers rural, small town charm and an easy pace of life, yet is within convenient distance to metropolitan areas for those who appreciate having access to urban...

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  • Emerald Cottage Adult Family Home

    Emerald Cottage Adult Family Home

    17324 81st Dr NE, Arlington, WA 98223
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    WELCOME TO EMERALD COTTAGE AFH, LLC.  WE FOCUS ON PROVIDING INDIVIDUALIZED AND QUALITY CARE TO MEET THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF EACH RESIDENT.  EMERALD COTTAGE OFFERS THEM THE ABILITY TO LIVE A DIGNIFIED AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLE WHILE IN A VERY HOME-LIKE SETTING.  WE DELIVER CARE IN A...

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  • Sinclair Place

    Sinclair Place

    680 W. Prairie St, Sequim, WA 98382
    (10)
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    Sinclair Place is an assisted living community located in the small town of Sequim, Washington. Sequim is known as the 'banana belt' of the Olympic Peninsula and, as such, has plenty of warm sunny days in which to enjoy the natural beauty in the area. We are located on the south end of town, two...

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  • Harbour Pointe Senior Living

    10200 Harbour Pl, Mukilteo, WA 98275
    (7)
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    At Harbour Pointe Senior Living & Memory Care, we’re proud to be the small-town, local option. Many of our residents have lived in Mukilteo for all of their lives, and we’re happy to offer senior living options to them right here, in the town they’ve always called home. We have been in Mukilteo for...

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  • South Pointe Assisted Living

    South Pointe Assisted Living

    10330 4th Ave W, Everett, WA 98204
    (32)
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    Here you'll find everything you need to enjoy the lifestyle you're looking for. We pride ourselves in being a service-rich community, addressing your needs for comfort and security, while respecting your desire to enjoy a carefree, independent way of life. Plus, it's all at a price that makes South...

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  • Garden Court

    Garden Court

    520 112th St SW, Everett, WA 98204
    (13)
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    Located in beautiful Everett, WA, Garden Court Retirement isn’t your run-of-the-mill retirement community! We operate with extra care and attention that you will see in the interior design of the building, quality of the staff, the preparation of fabulous meals and the level of facility and garden...

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  • Brookdale Everett

    Brookdale Everett

    11333 3rd Place West, Everett, WA 98204
    (12)
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    A Little Help. A Lot of Great Senior Living. Our assisted living programs prioritize independence and maximize customization. In other words, you’ll only receive exactly the care you need, and that’s also what you’ll pay for. You’ll never be forced to pay for services you don’t use. Instead, you’ll...

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  • Around the World

    Around the World

    2125 Park Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290
    (3)
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    Around the World' provide the best quality and compassionate care in a home like setting Provider Certified Nurse Assistant 24 Hour Care,Awake staff in the night time

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  • Laurel Place

    Laurel Place

    1133 East Park Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362
    (12)
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    Laurel Place is an assisted living community located in one of the most beautiful areas in the United States, Port Angeles, Washington. The rugged Olympic Mountains to the south tower over the city and the sparkling waters of the Strait of Juan De Fuca are minutes to the north of our community. We...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Snohomish

    Pacifica Senior Living Snohomish

    1124 Pine Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290
    (19)
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    Pacifica Senior Living Snohomish is located just south of Ferguson Park and Blackmans Lake in Snohomish, Washington. Ferguson Park is a popular place for resident picnics and outings with family. Our community consists of six home-like cottages, which offer perfect opportunities for socializing and...

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  • Sunny Side Adult Family Home

    Sunny Side Adult Family Home

    13406 Cascadian Way cell 425-787-5375, Everett, WA 98208
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    Sunny Side AFH located in south Everett, is a comfortable home on an acre of beautiful cedar trees and flowers with plenty of walking and exercise space. We provide emotional and spiritual support for patients and families. We are located minutes away from shopping and restaurants and is 3 minutes...

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  • Brookdale Arbor Place

    Brookdale Arbor Place

    12806 Bothell-Everett Highway, Everett, WA 98208
    (20)
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    Enhancing Your Senior Lifestyle Imagine if you could trade all of your chores, including cooking, cleaning and home maintenance, for a different kind of senior living, full of interesting things to do and interesting people to do them with. That’s the life you’ll find in our assisted living...

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  • Premier Care Living AFH

    Premier Care Living AFH

    4132 124th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208
    (1)
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    This home believes that the care of our love ones is a top priority. Premier Care Living or PCL 'Promises to Care with Love.' I, as a provider, is a well experienced in care giving and to me the most important virtue of any care giver is the willingness to provide extra care and learning who we are...

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  • Alderwood Haven

    Alderwood Haven

    3705 165th PL SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037
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    Alderwood Haven provides senior living in a quiet neighborhood in Lynwood. A quick shot from I-5 takes you to this home that boasts private rooms for all residents. This is a family atmosphere where residents build relationships in an independent living environment. All laundry and housekeeping is...

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  • At Tessa's Adult Care Home

    At Tessa's Adult Care Home

    5425 172nd St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037
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    We have been serving our seniors for 15 years since December 1999. We have received much praise and recommendations from our clients. Our goal at Tessa's Adult Care Home is to provide a healthy environment for individuals choosing an alternative to nursing homes or assisted living. Your needs are of...

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  • Mill Creek Retirement Community Happy Living by Cogir

    Mill Creek Retirement Community Happy Living by Cogir

    14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA 98012
    (28)
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    At Mill Creek Retirement, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home. Mill Creek Retirement Community is a beautiful assisted living and independent living community located between Mill Creek Nature Reserve and Mill Creek...

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  • Olympic View Home Care AFH

    Olympic View Home Care AFH

    17915 73rd Ave, Edmonds, WA 98026
    (2)
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    The Olympic View AFH is located in Edmonds, Washington and has continued to be a senior assistant living community that caters to seniors in need of assistance with their daily activities. Our adult living environment creates the perfect blend of comfort and safety, as well as engaging amenities. If...

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  • Comfort Care AFH

    Comfort Care AFH

    13617 48th Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98296
    (7)
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    The relaxing Comfort Care AFH is conveniently located in Snohomish, WA. This is a family oriented assisted living home that offers care for the adult that may not be able to live alone but a nursing home is not a required source of living either. The caring staff of Comfort Care AFH takes pride in...

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  • Gold Autumn AFH 2

    Gold Autumn AFH 2

    8327 186th St SW, Edmonds, WA 98026
    (1)
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    Our home is located in one of Edmonds' most peaceful neighborhoods, near Seaview Park and minutes away from downtown Edmonds and waterfront. Our location offers the residents easy access to shopping centers, senior's centers, theaters and churches. Steven's Hospital is located in very close...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood

    Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood

    18625 60th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98037
    (105)
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    Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood is a community of assisted living and memory care cottages located just two miles east of Puget Sound, the ideal place to watch an amazing sunset or, if you are very fortunate, watch orcas playing just off shore. Marine life is abundant in the area, and you may also...

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  • A Joyful Heart AFH

    A Joyful Heart AFH

    6113 188th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037
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    A Joyful Heart AFH is a male-only residential community specializing in elderly and alzheimer's/dementia.

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  • Brenda's Place

    Brenda's Place

    19331 74th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036
    (1)
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    Brenda's Place AFH is a loving family environment.  Owner has specialized with aging adults since 1989 as a CNA.  We are located in central Lynnwood, with easy access to I-5, shopping, restaurants and buses. Our friendly staff provides 24 hour personal care and...

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  • Aegis of Lynnwood

    Aegis of Lynnwood

    18700 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98037
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    Our compassionate staff takes care of life's details and cultivates friendship and a sense of family. Each day brings something new at our community. A delicious meal shared with friends to an outing at a vibrant museum or cultural event. Or a quiet afternoon in our sunny garden courtyard. Nothing...

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  • Country Lane AFH

    6811 218th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
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    Country Lane AFH is a senior care home located in the Snohomish County, WA, city of Stanwood. Stanwood has a population of just over 6,200 residents and features a strong sense of community and significant historical character. Although small, Stanwood's downtown area offers fine dining, coffee...

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  • Maple Park Adult Family Home

    319 South Park Street, Lynden, WA 98264
    (1)
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    Maple Park Adult Family Home is a senior care home that is located in the historical city of Lynden, WA and in Whatcom county. Lynden is named after the Nooksak Indian Village and was historically founded by Holden and Phoebe Judson. The serene Nooksak River runs throughout the southern part of the...

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  • Maple Ridge

    1767 Alliance Avenue, Freeland, WA 98249
    (2)
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    Maple Ridge provides senior living at its finest. Many people think of senior living as a sterile, thankless environment, filled with plates of cold mush for breakfast, lunch and dinner and doctor's needles. This couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to Maple Ridge, because we are...

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  • Island View Place Care Inc.

    7013 East Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V8M 1Y3
    (9)
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    Island View Place Care Inc. is a residential care home located in the beautiful providence of Victoria, BC. Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and is located on the southern end of the Vancouver Island, offering many water and strait views, including the Haro Strait. The providence offers...

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  • Angelina Care Home

    8510 Vernon Road, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
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    Angelina Care Home is located in Lake Stevens, WA in Snohomish County. This residential care home provides the care that is right for your needs in an area that is rich in natural beauty. Lake Stevens is built around the lake that gives the town its name, and that lake offers much in way of beauty....

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  • A New Horizon AFH

    4833 Glenhaven Drive, Everett, WA 98203
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In Everett, WA you'll find New Horizon Adult Family Home, a place that is dedicated to providing the best care for senior citizens who are in need of extra care and attention for living. Everett is a quiet suburb just north of Seattle that is a quiet place to live and nearby New Horizon are parks,...

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  • Cole AFH

    4702 Alger Ave., Everett, WA 98203
    (1)
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    Cole AFH is located in the beautiful state of Washington. The care that is offered is for Alzheimer's, memory care, assisted living, short term care, and rehabilitation. Our community offers ammenities such as cable hook up, microwave, full kitchen service, your own private telephone,...

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  • Cline Adult Family Home

    8421 7th Ave SE, Everett, WA 98208
    (1)
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    Cline Adult Family Home is a residential care home for seniors that is located in the city of Everett, Washington which is in Snohomish County. Everett is a beautiful city that embraces all of the natural beauty that Washington has to offer. Legion Park is one such attraction. This park has numerous...

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  • Sweet Heart AFH

    2701 Riverview Blvd, Everett, WA 98203
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    Sweet Heart AFH is located in Everett, WA in Snohomish County. This residential care home provides the right care to you in an area that is filled with things to do and see. Those who spend time in Sweet Heart AFH find that there is always something going on, and they enjoy checking out Imagine...

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  • Sunshine AFH LLC

    2920 89th St SE, Everett, WA 98208
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    Sunshine Adult Family Home is a residential care home located in the beautiful town of Everett, in Snohomish, Washington State. Our home has a tranquil atmosphere and peaceful environment, ideal for seniors who wish to relax and spend some quality time with friends and family members. Our city also...

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  • Lucia's Adult Family Home

    10409 Meridian Ave. S., Everett, WA 98208
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    Lucia's Adult Family Home is a senior residential care home located in the historic city of Everett, WA and in Snohomish county. Everett is the largest city in the county and was interestingly named after Everett Colby; the son of the founder of the city: Charles L. Colby. The city is just a few...

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  • Princess Care Home II

    11217 1st Ave W, Everett, WA 98204
    (1)
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    Princess Care Home II, in Everett, WA, is a residential care home that serves Snohomish County. Snohomish County is well known throughout Washington as being a haven for shopping and entertainment. Yet, mixed in with this bustling metropolis is a rural essence that is both rustic and inviting. With...

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  • Princess Care Home III

    11231 B 1st Ave W, Everett, WA 98204
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    Princess Care Home III is a senior care home in Everett, WA that serves the stunning Snohomish County region. It resides in a small and close-knit suburban community that offers a variety of churches, libraries, shopping, and dining to residents. Just nearby is Silver Lake, where people can enjoy a...

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Assisted Living in Anacortes Washington

What Is Assisted Living?

Today, there are more senior health care options than in the past. The level and kind of attention a senior decides on is dependent largely how much assistance the person needs with their activities of daily living (ADLs). Assisted living is one type of senior care where people obtain support with ADLs such as showering, dressing, personal grooming, medication management, and more.

Assisted living is often mixed up with skilled nursing care but the two types of senior care are actually quite different. In a skilled nursing community, also called a nursing home, residents receive nursing care 24 hours a day. In an assisted living community, residents routinely have access to staff 24 hours a day, but the facility offers amenities like activities and events while also encouraging a strong feeling of belonging in a more active facility setting.

The number of care options offered in assisted living can vary with some facilities providing support for seniors with specific medical necessities such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related kind of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence care. In terms of choosing senior living in Anacortes, WA, there are many things to consider, from the amount of care and support to life style, location, and more. Listed below are the key types of senior living options available:

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Senior apartments have an age restriction of 55 or 62 and so are just like apartments for people of all age ranges. Also known as age-restricted apartments, senior condo properties, and senior cottages, this is a good senior housing option for seniors who are independent but desire more security and community who are from the same generation.
  • Independent Living: Similar to senior apartments, independent living is a senior housing choice for seniors who happen to be active but want to live in a community setting with various other seniors. Independent living typically has community activities, occasions, and excursions, and can sometimes have transitional programs for seniors who will sooner or later need further attention in assisted living or memory care. This could have more of a community environment than senior apartments.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement communities that offer a continuum of senior care services, including assisted living, memory care, and nursing home care. Typically, a resident can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC or life plan community, moving between degrees of care as considered necessary.
  • Assisted Living: Designed to give residents help with activities of daily living like bathing, personal grooming, eating, prescription administration and more, assisted living is a good alternative for seniors who desire a modest help and support with the day to day. Solutions can vary widely but as a rule offer available around the clock staff to help residents with necessities as they arise. Residents also typically have a care program that is consistently monitored and adapted as necessities change over time.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: This senior care choice incorporates homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to look after a small group of residents. Offering offerings very similar to assisted living facilities, care homes specialize in offering personalized care in a far more home-like environment.
  • Memory Care: Specifically designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or a related sort of dementia, memory care can assist families look after loved ones even in the advanced levels of the condition. These communities are especially built to ensure residents don't get lost or wander. They also offer dementia-friendly meal programs and life-enhancing activities that encourage engagement and friendly interaction.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes are reserved for people who need the highest degree of 24- hour care, including those people who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for therapy after a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite Care: Respite care is a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care may also refer to in-home caregiving solutions used for just a short period and include adult daycare centers. Friends and family caregivers use respite solutions when they need a break or have other responsibilities that take them away from their caregiving obligations.

Deciding which kind of senior care and housing is most beneficial for you and a loved one can be challenging. Get in touch with your doctor to make sure you are selecting the right degree of care or phone our Senior Living Advisors who are experts in senior care and will help you locate a senior care community that meets your preferences.

What Solutions Are Available?

Generally, virtually all assisted living communities offer a selection of activities, amenities, meal plans, and transportation. Solutions offered in assisted living may differ greatly in each facility. Other amenities often found in assisted living include:

  • Fitness courses
  • House cleaning, including bed linen services
  • Medication monitoring
  • Personal care, including washing and dressing
  • Social activities and excursions
  • Three meals plus snacks per day
  • Transportation services

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

It is highly recommended that you tour at least 3 to 5 assisted living facilities before choosing the best one for you and your loved one. Visiting some of the 50 communities in the area will help you discover what alternatives can be found, and what your individual preferences are, and will ultimately assist you in making a decision about what is ideal for someone you care about. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we'll help you arrange a tour at your preferred community.

Here are a few of the questions you should be ready to ask during your tour:

  • Are the current residents friendly and cheerful?
  • Are there any services not included in the monthly price? If so, what exactly are they and how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse available night and day?
  • Is an initial evaluation expected before admission?
  • Is there a courtyard or deck for people to enjoy space outdoors?
  • Is there a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • What are your apartment accommodation options?
  • What exactly are your billing and payment policies and practices?
  • What does the exterior of the community look like? Is it clean and in good appearance?
  • What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members engaged? Friendly?
  • What's your discharge policy?
  • What's your medication administration plan?
  • What sort of knowledge and schooling do your staff members have?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Medicare can play an important role in paying for some senior health care but before committing to any senior care choice, it is essential to find out what Medicare will pay for - and what it will not.

It is necessary to note that Medicare covers only short-term care. This means Medicare won't cover long-term nursing home admissions or senior living care. Additionally, Medicare typically does not cover memory care as the care necessary for dementia is considered long-term care. To find out about Medicare benefits, download A Place for Mom’s Medicare Resource Guide.

How Can I See Assisted Living Inspections and Rankings in Washington?

The state of Washington offers great usage of its assisted living facility data through its Washington State Department of Social and Health Services web page. Available information includes accredited assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and information regarding assisted living licensing and violations.

Washington defines assisted living as “facilities in a community setting where staff assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of the adult.” To be licensed as assisted living in Washington, the community must have at least seven residents. Assisted living in Washington typically provides housing, meals, laundry, supervision, and varying degrees of senior health care. Some assisted living communities offer more specific care for seniors with mental health, developmental disabilities, or dementia.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Anacortes, WA?

Assisted living in Anacortes ranges from $1500 to $8000 per month. The average cost of assisted living in the state of Washington in 2018 was $5,135 monthly. Costs for assisted living communities may differ widely based on amenities, specific location, and services, so if the cost can be an issue, consider looking at close by suburbs and towns that might give you more flexibility in your price range.

For more information on assisted living costs, visit A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Cost Planner, based on the actual prices families pay if they move to assisted living and it is the only expense index of its kind.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

When considering the price tag on assisted living, it is crucial to see what's included in your monthly expenses. While many families experience sticker shock when starting their search for senior living, after taking into consideration housing costs and regular bills, they may discover that a move to assisted living puts them financially ahead.

However, how to have the funds for senior care is definitely an obstacle for care. Many families decide to pay for a move to assisted living through the sales of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this will not be an option.

Here are three additional options that may help you to finance assisted living:

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior moving into assisted living includes a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the coverage and receive money now to cover senior care costs. Different constraints and regulations apply based on the kind of insurance policy you have, so get in touch with a monetary advisor or eldercare lawyer to determine more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who need different levels of care, a reverse mortgage can be a good method for just one spouse to move into assisted living while the other spouse remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows householders aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. For more information, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many veterans are unaware they are eligible for senior care benefits. One often overlooked benefit may be the Veterans Aid and Attendance, which has made it possible for a large number of families have enough money for assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 3 months of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers ‘active wartime periods’. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to receive benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to determine if your family member may qualify for benefits. To find out more on benefits for veterans call the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs or check out www.va.gov.

For additional ideas concerning how to pay for your move to senior living, call A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Facility

There is no question that deciding on an assisted living community is complicated. On the other hand, considering these five important questions when considering making the move to assisted living can help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. Just how many staff are on hand to assist at night? Not every assisted living communities have staff available night and day. Some assisted living communities provide nursing staff night and day, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. If your loved one needs assistance at night, who will be there to supply the assistance they need?
  2. Will there be a waitlist? Here's where doing your homework can really pay off - plan ahead! Popular communities can fill up fast. If the one you like isn't available, enquire about the waitlist and what the facility's policy is for handling it. Many communities will ask for a deposit plus some communities have internal lists for special care needs. How will you get on the waitlist? And, if you opt to move anywhere else, how would you get off the waitlist?
  3. Is there a patio space? Moving to assisted living will not mean you or your family member needs to give up a favorite back garden or deck space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is very important to your loved one, search for a facility that offers residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor space, with features such as for example BBQ spaces, gardens, and walking walkways for residents.
  4. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? In line with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities possess a ratio of one personal care associate for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the facility, so be sure to ask about the features you are interested in. In the end, you intend to understand if this community will supply your family member with the help and support they want.
  5. What services are included in the monthly service charge? Understand what is usually included in the standard fee structure and what might incur additional cost before signing any agreement. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they charge a monthly cost for rent and meals but supplemental charges for things such as medication management. Others might use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are charged different costs.

For more information about what to look for when visiting an assisted living community, contact one of our Senior Living Advisors.

What Is Senior Living Like in Anacortes, WA?

Boasting over 2,500 miles of coastline, Washington is a stunningly beautiful state that is becoming a favorite retirement locale. Leading efforts in environmental protection, Washington residents care about the environment around them and actively work to make it a better place. Retirees in Washington enjoy an income tax-free state, an abundance of outdoor activities, access to world-renown educational options, and affordable housing is available outside of the major urban areas.

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