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Senior housing types near Ocean Shores, WA

  • Brookdale Ocean Shores

    Brookdale Ocean Shores

    1020 Catala Avenue Southeast, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
    (1)
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    Exploring Redefined Independence Sometimes, building your best life takes big steps. For our assisted living residents, it looks like taking a big step forward. Join our vibrant community and you say goodbye to chores, home maintenance, and even cooking. Instead, you replace them with a community...

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  • Golden Sands Assisted Living

    Golden Sands Assisted Living

    21608 O Lane, Ocean Park, WA 98640
    (2)
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    Golden Sands Senior Living provides independent and assisted living services and is the only senior living community in the Long Beach and Ocean Park communities. We are conveniently located in Ocean Park and are adjacent to the senior center and Family Health Centers. Our community offers studio...

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  • Maple Glen Assisted Living

    Maple Glen Assisted Living

    1700 N 13th Loop Road, Shelton, WA 98584
    (3)
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    Welcome to Maple Glen by Artegan You're retired from work not from life. At Artegan communities we'll take care of the details so you can get on with your life. You've got better things to do: invent, create, give back, learn, mentor, play, relax, dream. Discover all the opportunities waiting for...

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  • Alpine Way Continuing Care Community

    Alpine Way Continuing Care Community

    900 W Alpine Way, Shelton, WA 98584
    (10)
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    Comfortable Environment Alpine Way in Shelton, Wash., is a great place for senior citizens to live in a comfortable environment with assistance from professionals. Elderly residents can choose from an assortment of living styles or services depending on their individual needs. Senior living options...

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  • Artesian Place

    Artesian Place

    828 McPhee Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98502
    (14)
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    At Artesian Place, a small yet vibrant assisted living community, we offer thoughtful, compassionate care and stimulating activities that help our residents thrive. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to...

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  • Olympics West Retirement Inn

    Olympics West Retirement Inn

    929 Trosper Rd, Tumwater, WA 98512
    (5)
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    Olympic West Retirement Inn is an inviting, home-like community located in Tumwater, WA — not far from the state capitol of Olympia. We offer a full range of choices in our Homestead, Independent, and Assisted Living apartments. At Olympics West, you will find a wide range of amenities,...

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  • Stillwaters Colonial Residence

    Stillwaters Colonial Residence

    2700 Colonial Dr, Centralia, WA 98531
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    Colonial Residence Affordable Assisted Living Apartments for Seniors Simply put, life at Colonial Residence is life well lived in a safe and secure environment. From the smiling, caring staff who always know your name to the friendly neighbors who you will feel right at home with. Colonial Residence...

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  • Astor Place

    Astor Place

    999 Klaskanine Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103
    (15)
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    Astor Place is an assisted living community located in beautiful Astoria Oregon. We are located on the east side of town just one mile west of Shively Park. We provide transportation services so that residents can enjoy all of Astoria's natural beauty as well as the attractions and festivals. Our...

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  • Chehalis West Assisted Living

    Chehalis West Assisted Living

    478 NW Quincy Pl, Chehalis, WA 98532
    (4)
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    Chehalis West Assisted Living, located in scenic Chehalis, Washington, is an assisted living facility featuring individual apartments for residents. We currently offer assisted living in studio alcove apartments, two other types of studio apartments and two one-bedroom model apartments. Chehalis is...

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  • Brookdale Olympia East

    Brookdale Olympia East

    616 Lilly Road Northeast, Olympia, WA 98506
    (13)
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    You worked hard, raised a family and earned a rewarding retirement. You spent decades taking care of others. Now, it’s your turn. You deserve a  lifestyle upgrade awaiting you at our community, where you can do more than live longer — you can live better. Our community offers independent living and...

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  • Bonaventure of Lacey Senior Living

    Bonaventure of Lacey Senior Living

    4528 Intelco Loop Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503
    (24)
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    Looking for an exceptional senior living community? Well, you’ve found it. When you combine an exceptional lifestyle, ready-made friends and outstanding service, the result is what we call Retirement Perfected™ Welcome to Bonaventure Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Life is good...

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  • Woodland Retirement and Assisted Living Community

    Woodland Retirement and Assisted Living Community

    4532 Intelco Loop Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503
    (37)
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    Looking for an exceptional senior living community? Well, you’ve found it. When you combine an exceptional lifestyle, ready-made friends and outstanding service, the result is what we call Retirement Perfected™ Welcome to Bonaventure Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Life is good...

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  • A Big Heart AFH LLC

    A Big Heart AFH LLC

    1127 Georgetowne Drive NE, Lacey, WA 98516
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    A Big Heart AFH, L.L.C. is a six-bed adult family home centrally located in Lacey, WA near I-5 and plenty of great shopping and entertainment. A Big Heart is RN-owned and operated by a local Christian family. Staff are on site, awake, and available for residents around the clock. A highly-involved...

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  • Suzanne Elise Assisted Living Facility

    Suzanne Elise Assisted Living Facility

    101 Forest Dr, Seaside, OR 97138
    (1)
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    Suzanne Elise  is an assisted living community designed to free up your time so you can enjoy life to its fullest. We offer a thoughtful array of services implemented with you in mind. Our community is built upon independence, privacy, respect, loving care and a sense of family. Suzanne Elise offers...

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  • Patriots Landing

    Patriots Landing

    1600 Marshall Circle, DuPont, WA 98327
    (21)
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    Outside the main entrance to Patriots Landing Retirement Community near Puget Sound, WA, fly the flags of the U.S. Army, the Air Force, The U.S. Navy, and the Marine Corps. In a nod to those who have served our county, Patriots Landing was initially designed exclusively for retired and former...

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  • Neawanna by the Sea

    Neawanna by the Sea

    20 N Wahanna Road, Seaside, OR 97138
    (4)
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    Neawanna By The Sea is an independent and assisted living community in Seaside, Oregon. Seaside is a scenic coastal town with plenty of recreational and cultural opportunities. Attracting visitors from all over the country, Seaside is a popular retirement destination where residents enjoy walking...

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  • Prestige Senior Living Rosemont

    Prestige Senior Living Rosemont

    215 Killion Road Northwest, Yelm, WA 98597
    (7)
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    Prestige Senior Living Rosemont (AR) Yelm, WA Prestige Senior Living Rosemont offers senior independent and assisted living in the small town of Yelm, WA. Yelm retains its small town charm yet is within a reasonable commute distance of both Olympia and Tacoma for medical appointments or...

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  • Easthaven Villa

    Easthaven Villa

    311 Cullens St NW, Yelm, WA 98597
    (4)
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    If you're looking for a caring place to call home in Thurston County, look no further than Easthaven Villa. Located just a block off of Highway 510 on quiet Cullens Road in Yelm, WA, this comfortable community has just the services you need. Our loving caregivers can help whether you need just a few...

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  • Sunrise Adult Family Home

    Sunrise Adult Family Home

    323 Talons Roost Rd PO Box 432, Brinnon, WA 98320
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    "Impeccable care in a country setting" PEACE OF MIND Sunrise's provider has a master's degree from Harvard in health care management as well as twenty years in federal and state regulation and quality assurance. She is committed to a high quality environment that is reflected throughout the home. We...

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  • Angel's Lighthouse AFH

    Angel's Lighthouse AFH

    9808 Onyx Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
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    We believe that every day is a new day with new possibilities. At Angels' Lighthouse AFH, We provide professional and compassionate 24-hour in-home care for senior citizens, located in Oakbrook at Lakewood, Washington- close to Steilacoom, Tacoma, and many other parts of Pierce County. We are also...

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  • The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

    The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

    7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (5)
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    Indulge in All We Have to Offer… Nestled in between the mountains and waterways of beautiful Gig Harbor, the scenery enveloping The Lodge at Mallard’s Landing is exceptional. But as amazing as the scenery is outside the doors of our community, we think the best we have to offer lies within....

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  • Gig Harbor Court

    Gig Harbor Court

    3213 45th Street Court NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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    At Gig Harbor Court, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home. Gig Harbor is located in the Pacific Northwest, and is surrounded by several parks, with a historic a waterfront as well as boutiques and fine dining, making...

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  • Crested Crane Adult Family Home

    Crested Crane Adult Family Home

    7715 Bernese Road SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
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    Crested Crane Adult Family Home is a beautiful, private home with a park like feel. It is located in a desirable neighborhood in Lakewood WA, just of Gravelly Lake Drive, about a mile from the town center and a few meters from the bus line.

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  • Penrose Harbor at Heron's Key

    Penrose Harbor at Heron's Key

    4340 Borgen Boulevard, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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    Penrose Harbor is part of the Continuing Care Retirement Community Heron's Key. Modeled after our parent Emerald Heights in Redmond, Penrose Harbor has been open since 2017 in the lovely city of Gig Harbor. We specialize in all stages and levels of senior care, from independent, assisted, and memory...

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  • Woodland Adult Family Home

    Woodland Adult Family Home

    3621 Oas Dr W, University Place, WA 98466
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    Providing quality residential home care for adults experiencing disability and needing 24 hour home care. Adult Family Home living allows intensive support and one-on-one care in a home atmosphere. Our creative approach allows us to provide the best care possible, even for the most challenging needs...

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  • Bridgeport Place

    Bridgeport Place

    5250 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98467
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    A comfortable, carefree lifestyle awaits you at Bridgeport Place. Your neighbors are seniors like yourself who want to maintain their lifestyle of active choice, free from worries about handling everyday tasks. Living at Bridgeport Place means you have the time to enjoy old friends and new, visit...

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  • Liberty Place

    Liberty Place

    155 West Lippert, Port Orchard, WA 98366
    (23)
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    At Liberty Place, we provide thoughtful attention while giving residents the daily assistance they need. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood near Sinclair Inlet in Port Orchard, Washington. We provides luxurious senior living in a small close knit community that is surrounded by...

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  • Golden Age Adult Family Home

    Golden Age Adult Family Home

    4515 North Bristol, Tacoma, WA 98407
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    We provide high quality care in health, happiness and compassion for seniors in their Golden age years. We are located in beautiful North Tacoma in a residential care home. Where residents are safe, comfortable and have security in a quiet neighborhood. We also service in all levels of care but...

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  • Bay Pointe Retirement and Marine Courte

    Bay Pointe Retirement and Marine Courte

    966 Oyster Bay Ct, Bremerton, WA 98312
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    Located on picturesque Oyster Bay in Bremerton, WA, Bay Pointe Retirement Community has offered a gracious and ideal location for seniors for 10 years. The community is nestled in a waterfront neighborhood 2 miles from Harrison Hospital-Bremerton, 1/2-mile Hwy 3 and about 2 miles from the Naval...

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  • Brookdale Allenmore

    Brookdale Allenmore

    3615 South 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
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    A Little Assistance. A Lot of Life. You deserve to upgrade your senior living, and this is a great place to do it. Our community is located in the beautiful city of Tacoma, surrounded by all the conveniences of shopping, fine dining, medical services and nearby entertainment. Our award-winning...

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  • Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    2944 Southeast Lund Avenue, Port Orchard, WA 98366
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    Looking for an exceptional senior living community? Well, you’ve found it. When you combine an exceptional lifestyle, ready-made friends and outstanding service, the result is what we call Retirement Perfected™ Welcome to Bonaventure Retirement and Assisted Living. Life is good here in our...

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  • Bethany AFH

    Bethany AFH

    1210 129th St. S, Tacoma, WA 98444
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    Welcome to the 'Bethany' You always want the very special care for your loved one. We're proud to offer and alternative for those who no longer can live independently. And our warm loving home atmosphere each of our residents gets the personalized care, respect and attention they need. All of them...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

    Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

    7290 Rosemont Circle, Tacoma, WA 98405
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    Merrill Gardens at Tacoma is located in the University Place area, near Sunset Terrace Park. Enjoy a variety of services, shopping and restaurants. The residence offers a popular Active Living? Wellness Program and excellent memory care programs. MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Group Health...

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  • Gloria's House Adult Family Home

    Gloria's House Adult Family Home

    916 S Puget Sound Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
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    Gloria's House is an active community of older adults located near the 6th Avenue District in Tacoma. Residents live in a caring home that offers them the freedom of independent living and quality supportive assisted living services when they need them. Our exceptionally caring and dedicated staff...

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  • Cascades of Bremerton

    3201 Pine Rd NE, Bremerton, WA 98310
    (27)
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    Perched on the hillside, The Willows features magnificent Sound and mountain views, walking paths, gazebo, raised garden beds, trees, courtyard, and beautiful landscaping. All this and ample parking makes The Willows an ideal place to call home.

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  • Claremont East

    Claremont East

    2707 Clare Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310
    (16)
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    Claremont East is an assisted living community in beautiful Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington. Bremerton is a small city on the Kitsap Peninsula that juts out into Puget Sound, just a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle. Claremont East is conveniently located near numerous parks, waterfront...

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  • Cascade Park Vista

    Cascade Park Vista

    242 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
    (2)
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    We are pleased you are considering Cascade Park Vista as your new home. Whether you need care for a loved one, or for yourself, Cascade Park Vistais the perfect choice! Making the transition to a new living situation isn't always easy, but the rewards can be great. Cascade Park Vista is dedicated...

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  • Assurecare Adult Home #2

    Assurecare Adult Home #2

    3105 192nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98446
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    Joyful Living AFH provides a unique combination of housing, personalized supportive services and healthcare designed to meet the needs of older adults and those with developmental disability. Our goal is to help our residents live a joyful life to its fullest, while maintaining their Independence,...

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  • Rolling Hills AFH

    Rolling Hills AFH

    2742 Athens Way Northeast, Bremerton, WA 98311
    (3)
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    Our home is situated in a quiet East Bremerton neighborhood, just past the Rolling Hills Golf Course. Our facility is very well kept by the staff and is newly remodeled. We have three private rooms and two double rooms. We have a back patio for barbecuing in the summer. We have fruit trees in...

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  • Prestige Senior Living Monticello Park

    Prestige Senior Living Monticello Park

    605 Broadway Street, Longview, WA 98632
    (11)
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    Prestige Senior Living Monticello Park (AR) Longview, WA Prestige Senior Living Monticello Park is located in Longview WA, less than half of a mile from the Cowlitz River. Longview is near the junction of the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers, as the largest city near the Mt. St. Helen’s National Volcanic...

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  • Delaware Plaza

    Delaware Plaza

    926 Delaware St, Longview, WA 98632
    (15)
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    At Delaware Plaza our 24 hour on-site licensed nurses and caregivers offer resident's assistance when needed in an environment of independence and comfort, in the privacy of their own apartment. Our nurses provide individualized medical services day or night, on weekends, and care when responding...

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  • Canterbury Inn

    Canterbury Inn

    1324 3rd Ave, Longview, WA 98632
    (17)
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    Canterbury Inn, a Koelsch Community, is located in suburban Longview Washington close to medical facilities, shopping, parks, entertainment, beautiful walking paths at Lake Sacajawea, and just a short 60 minute drive to the West Coast or the Portland OR. airport. At Canterbury Inn our 24 hour...

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  • Country Living AFH

    Country Living AFH

    21514 47th Ave E., Spanaway, WA 98387
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    We happily provide the    Following services: .  24-hour compassionate care .  Professional care by experienced, certified staff .  On call RN, LPN .  Non-smoking environment .  Clean and quiet .  Personally designed levels of quality, loving care . ...

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  • Villa Vecchio at Dash Point

    Villa Vecchio at Dash Point

    2405 Birch St NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
    (3)
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    It is important that bodies and our minds remain active. Our goal is to help residents enjoy living each and every day. We encourage all residents to live life to its fullest in our home. Villa Vecchio is a home where your loved one comes to live! Bright and open spaces are critical to good mental...

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  • Ginger Creek

    Ginger Creek

    5510 Mathias Road East, Graham, WA 98338
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    Ginger Creek Adult Family Home allows those with disabilities and special limitations to grow and enjoy the comforts of life, in a safe and pleasant environment fit to their needs. We give individualized care, tailored to meet personal needs. Ginger Creek is equipped with comfortable rooms, relaxing...

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  • BETA AFH

    6721 44th Ave E., Tacoma, WA 98443
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    The decision to place a loved one in a long-term care facility can be a difficult and trying time. We at Beta Adult Family Home understand that this is one of the hardest choices a family has to make and that is why our mission is to provide an excellent, safe, pleasant and peaceful home with...

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  • Highlander Place

    Highlander Place

    114 Corduroy Road, Kelso, WA 98626
    (25)
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    A great place to call home! At Enlivant, we honor the commitments we make to our residents and their families. Our goal is to enhance our resident's quality of life by providing a warm, caring environment that fosters independence, dignity and choice of each resident. Our residents are often seen...

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  • Harbor View Adult Family Home

    Harbor View Adult Family Home

    5401 Norpoint Way NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
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    Since childhood our hearts were very close to elder people. Every weekend at the church we have visited and took care of them. After years we decide to do something more meaningful and helpful. Few years ago we bought this house and put a lot of energy and time to create a beautiful home. The house...

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  • Vashon Community Care

    Vashon Community Care

    15333 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070
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    You come first. That’s what we truly believe at Vashon Community Care (VCC). All of our senior living programs and services are designed to support who you are and the way you want to live. Every aspect of our daily schedule is specially tailored for each individual resident, emphasizing your right...

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  • Just Like Home AFH

    Just Like Home AFH

    31420 41 Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
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    Just Like Home' is an adult, assisted living facility, as well as an adult day care facility. Our staff is highly trained and dedicated to provide the highest level of care in a non-institutional, family oriented environment. We offer a comfortable, safe and relaxed atmosphere, while tailoring our...

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Ocean Shores, Washington

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities provide personal care, social events, and supervision to people who are on average 65 years of age or older. The services offered often include support with ADLs. Occupants may be kept under monitoring and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer respite, hospice, or dementia care. In Washington, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $66,000 . The state of Washington maintains specific standards related to this kind of community. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (Department) certifies this community type. The maximum occupancy is 2 residents per room. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include medication administration provided through nurse delegation, residents must state whether they will receive medication assistance or medication administration services, and medication administration. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver program--Community Options Program Entry System (COPES).This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include practitioner, not exceeding more than 14 hours between the evening meal and breakfast , nourishing and palatable meals adjusted to meet individual preferences to the extent reasonably possible, and a minimum of three meals a day at regular intervals. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to guarantee their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as significant known behaviors or symptoms that may cause concern or require special care, mental illness, an initial comprehensive exam including medical history , and preferences regarding other issues important to the resident applicant. Staff must obtain education in a number of subjects. These areas include safety training (3 hours), nurse delegation and core diabetes, First-aid and CPR, and continuing education. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include general responsibility for each resident, communities choose to provide certain health support services, promote each resident's health, safety, and well-being consistent with the resident negotiated care plan, and administration of health care treatments.

Demographics and Values

The current population of Ocean Shores consists of 5,553 people and in total the Ocean Shores metro area has a population of 5,927. Ocean Shores has a population density of 268 people per square mile. In terms of education, 25.9% have a high-school diploma, 18.6% have a college degree, and 5.3% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Ocean Shores is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.8% mixed race, 4.0% Native American, 0.0% black, 1.9% Hispanic, 0.0% other or not specified, 88.6% white, and 4.6% Asian. Based on gender, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Ocean Shores is 62 years old. In Ocean Shores, 26.3% have some form of disability, 10.7% live in poverty, 45.4% participate in the labor force, and 18.1% do not have health insurance. In Ocean Shores, 21.3% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a motivating factor when deciding which community works for your loved one's needs. The median monthly price for rent in Ocean Shores is around $808 and the median home value for Ocean Shores is $199,322. The rent burden for Ocean Shores is about 19.5% of the average monthly income.

State Information

An overview of Washington

The quality of life enjoyed by the average Washington citizen is ranked 1st nation-wide. Additionally, Washington is ranked 4th by healthcare standards. There are 104 hospitals and 216 health centers that service a population of 7,647,384. Providence St Mary Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Multicare Valley Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The state of Washington has a cost of living index of 109.5 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 107.8 and a housing index rating of 117.8. Residents of Washington enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 14th in the United States.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Washington ranks 19th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 38, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 37% of Washington residents voted Republican and 53% voted Democrat. Thirty percent of Washington residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 6,114 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Washington there are 291 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in November with an average of 18.94 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 3.15 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 35F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 53F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 14F during the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 40F in the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Washington is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 88% in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Washington is 32.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 77.2 AQI. While residents of Washington mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Washington can include earthquakes (moderate), earthquakes (high), and floods.

Wildlife to be found in Washington

The state of Washington has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Buckthorn, Vine Maple, Nootka Rose, and Quaking Aspen. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Snowshoe Hare, the Roosevelt Elk, the Bald Eagle, or the Chestnut-backed Chickadee. The state animal of Washington is the Olympic Marmot.