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With its gorgeous scenery and moderate climate, Redmond, WA is a wonderful place to spend retiring years. If your loved one is ready for assisted living in the Redmond area, take comfort in knowing that the nation's largest senior care referral service, A Place for Mom, has 50 assisted living providers in their network for you to choose from. A Place for Mom can assist you in finding the best fit for your loved one and family.

Our local Senior Living Advisors are on hand to help you answer the big questions such as: How much does assisted living cost in Redmond? Does Medicare pay for any of it? What services does the assisted living facility offer? Can I get a tour of the facility? Let A Place for Mom be your guide through this transition. We understand the special concerns that families may have at this time of life and we provide our services at no additional cost to you.

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Senior housing types near Redmond, WA

  • Redmond Heights Senior Living

    Redmond Heights Senior Living

    7950 Willows Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Redmond Heights Senior Living, at the intersection of Willows Road and Redmond Way, is located on 3 acres of landscaped grounds and is within easy walking distance of downtown Redmond's shops, restaurants, library and parks. Microsoft offices are a very short drive, as are Hwys. 520 and 405,...

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  • Aegis of Redmond

    Aegis of Redmond

    7480 West Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052
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    Aegis of Redmond creates 'home' amidst a bed and breakfast setting where your loved one can live, laugh, and enjoy life while watching the waters of the slough drift by. Life begins again at Aegis of Redmond. Nestled along the Sammamish River and Burk-Gilman Trail, Aegis of Redmond is a senior...

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  • Peters Creek Retirement & Assisted Living

    Peters Creek Retirement & Assisted Living

    14431 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Peters Creek'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 24-hour...

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  • Silverstone AFH

    Silverstone AFH

    9216 132nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    It is my pleasure to introduce you to Silverstone Adult Family Home.  Our home was built in 2002, all the while keeping our residents in mind. We offer only private rooms with private bathrooms, most with walk-in-closets, and an intercom system.  Silverstone boasts a vast walk-in shower that is...

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  • Viewridge Eastside Corp

    Viewridge Eastside Corp

    5406 158th Place NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    View Ridge offers assistance with a caring 24-hour staff. Our location aids our residents with memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke, incontinence, ostomy, hospice, MS, temporary and long-term care. We also cater to respite, elderly, and the developmentally disabled. An...

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  • Aegis at Marymoor

    Aegis at Marymoor

    4585 West Lake Sammamish Parkway, Redmond, WA 98052
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Inspired by the rustic Northwest landscape, Aegis at Marymoor offers the best in luxury senior housing adjacent to lush Marymoor Park. Aegis at Marymoor is part of Aegis Living, a locally owned company, leader in senior housing for its innovative programs, that has been in business for almost two...

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  • Overlake Terrace

    Overlake Terrace

    2956 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    (29)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Nestled amongst the tall evergreens of Redmond, Overlake Terrace takes advantage of its suburban surroundings. Our accessible yet scenic location makes our community a wonderful place to call home. Overlake Terrace is dedicated to the belief that mature adults deserve to live in a caring community...

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  • Valley Vista Adult Family Home Inc

    16117 NE 97th Place, Redmond, WA 98052
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Valley Vista Adult Family Home Inc is in Redmond, Washington located near many great amenities. Near many churches, shopping, a library, and many parks, this can be a great place to call home. The Bella Bottega Movie Theatre is also very close allowing residents in senior living to take advantage of...

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  • Education Hill AFH

    16228 NE 100th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Education Hill AFH, in Redmond, WA, is a senior care home that is conveniently accessible to the greater King County area. Tucked away in a quiet suburban neighborhood, the area boasts low crime rates and a variety of outdoor activities. With the Willow Run Golf Complex just west, Lake Sammamish to...

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  • Golden Pine AFH

    9026 172nd Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Golden Pine AFH is a retirement community located in the beautiful state of Washington, in the city of Redmond. Redmond being a suburb of Seattle means not only beautiful weather and nature, but proximity to one of the northwest's best cities filled with all kinds of activities to keep almost anyone...

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  • Allcare Adult Family Home Inc

    14012 Northeast 71st Place, Redmond, WA 98052
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Allcare Adult Home is located in Redmond closed to major hospitals and shopping centers, behind Grass Lawn park and neighboring Bridal Trail and Microsoft Campus . This property is located in a quite coal de sack neighborhood, providing safe walking areas outside the home for residents that are...

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  • Avondale Heights AFH

    10334 184th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Avondale Heights AFH is a Redmond, Washington micro-community that provides senior citizens with the opportunity to live a full life in scenic beauty and with the support of a skilled staff. We offer a number of senior care services on a daily basis, and all residents enjoy the advantages of a...

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  • Ardmore Senior Care

    Ardmore Senior Care

    3022 167th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98008
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Petru and Roda Belindean are the founders of Ardmore Senior Care, a private elderly care home serving as an alternative to Assisted Living and Professional Nursing Care in a residential neighborhood environment. Petru and Roda understand the significant decision in placing a...

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  • Bridle Manor Adult Family Home

    Bridle Manor Adult Family Home

    5555 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our home is located in Kirkland offering 24 hour care and assistance to you or your loved one. Daily home cooked meals with special attention to resident dietary requests. Furnishings are provided or you can personalize your room to your satisfaction. Cable and telephone are available upon...

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  • Madison House

    Madison House

    12215 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Independent Living Independent living at Madison House provides all the benefits of being at home without the burden of household chores; cooking, cleaning and maintenance. This is a lifestyle that facilitates independence as you age and give you the freedom to pursue your own interests without the...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

    Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

    14 Main Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Enjoy all bustling downtown Kirkland offers at Merrill Gardens at Kirkland: a wide range of cultural activities, international cuisine and several parks within walking distance. The Kirkland location is an excellent example of how retirement homes fit into their surroundings and take advantage of...

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  • Sunrise of Redmond

    Sunrise of Redmond

    15241 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98007
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Redmond Senior Living, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home. Redmond Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care community located just across Lake Washington from Seattle. We’re close enough to the city to...

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  • Aegis Lodge

    Aegis Lodge

    12629 116th NE Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98034
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Aegis Lodge, Kirkland At Aegis Lodge in Kirkland, our residents enjoy the best of all: a wonderful well-trained caring staff and an atmosphere difficult to find elsewhere, surrounded by nature, walking paths and five-star dining but yet close to Evergreen Hospital and Seattle's eastside doctors. Our...

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  • Estera's New Hope AFH, Inc.

    Estera's New Hope AFH, Inc.

    13918 129th Place NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    New Hope Adult Family Home has been providing excellent care for the Elderly since 1994. New Hope is a private residence licensed by the State of Washington to provide 24 / 7 care for up to six residents. Our live in providers offer care that ranges from minimal supervision to total assistance....

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  • Aegis of Kirkland

    13000 Totem Lake Blvd, Kirkland, WA 98034
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Charming and intimate describes Aegis of Kirkland, where we specialize in assisted living and dementia care. With fresh baked bread every day, a welcoming secured courtyard for relaxing strolls, and a private dining room to host friends and family, this is home as it was meant to be. Aegis of...

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  • Tranquil AFH

    16825 NE 18th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tranquil Adult Family home is designed and built to provide the comfort, privacy and quality care you would find in your own home. We have homelike community areas for socializing, dining and entertaining. Personalized plans are reviewed regularly by staff to ensure that we meet the changing needs...

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  • Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue

    Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue

    15750 NE 15th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue is in the town of Bellevue, King County, Washington, situated between Lake Washington to the east and Lake Sammamish to the west. It is a suburb of Seattle and gets its name from the French, meaning 'beautiful view.' Surrounded by mountain views, it is deserving...

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  • Golden Cottage AFH, Inc

    Golden Cottage AFH, Inc

    13809 125th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Golden Cottage AFH, Inc is a residential care home in Kirkland, WA, which serves King County. Kirkland is the 12th largest city in the state and holds plenty of peace and quiet within its boundaries. It has a unique downtown waterfront that family members and friends enjoy visiting and there are...

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  • Tina's Exceptional Care AFH

    Tina's Exceptional Care AFH

    16924 NE 14th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tina's Exceptional Care is an adult family home located in Bellevue, WA, in King County, which provides great senior care in a community based residential setting. The quaint building is fully wheel chair accessible and has a genuinely cozy and home-like atmosphere. The community is near several...

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  • Lochmoor Adult Family Home

    Lochmoor Adult Family Home

    1258 169th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98008
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    SERVING THE EASTSIDE SINCE 1991 As an adult family owner I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the services and programs offered by our facility. Our home is dedicated to provide a friendly family-like environment for seniors, with 24- hour’s supervision. We recognize and respect each...

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  • Everlasting Comfort Adult Family Home

    Everlasting Comfort Adult Family Home

    14811 NE 11th Pl, Bellevue, WA 98007
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Everlasting Comfort AFH provides complete care at a more affordable cost than a Retirement Home or Assisted Living Facility and is by far a better option than a Nursing Home! We offer quality care for seniors, in an intimate family environment. Located in Bellevue, close to Overlake Hospital and...

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  • Sunrise of Bellevue

    Sunrise of Bellevue

    15928 Northeast 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Peace of Mind AFH II

    Peace of Mind AFH II

    14076 117th Place NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Peace of Mind Adult Family Home, we know how choosing a second home for your parent or loved one can be a difficult decision to make. If you're looking for a private home environment in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood with fine amenities and dedicated caregivers, then you have come to the right...

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  • Peace of Mind AFH I

    Peace of Mind AFH I

    14227 117th Avenue N.E, Kirkland, WA 98034
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Peace of Mind Adult Family Home, we know how choosing a second home for your parent or loved one can be a difficult decision to make. If you're looking for a private home environment in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood with fine amenities and dedicated caregivers, then you have come to the right...

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  • Evergreen AFH

    10603 Northeast 137th Place, Kirkland, WA 98034
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Senior Care Doctor & RN on call CNA on staff Highly skilled care team Close to Evergreen Hospital Gracious home Comfortable private rooms Wheelchair Accessibility Private pay and DSHS Pay

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  • Bethell Adult Family Home

    14110 107th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Bethell Adult Family Home is a residential care community located in Kirkland, Washington, King County. Our single-level home is ideal for those with mobility issues. We consider our residents part of our family, and we treat them with compassion and respect. Kirkland is a charming place to live,...

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  • The Gardens at Town Square

    The Gardens at Town Square

    933 111th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to The Gardens at Town Square, an Era Living community. The Gardens offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, The Gardens is just steps from...

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  • The Bellettini

    The Bellettini

    1115 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Blaze Your Own Retirement at The Bellettini Retirement Community. With so many choices in dining, health and wellness, travel, social, and philanthropic opportunities, you will make yourself dizzy as you discover all the ways you can enjoy life. Live simply or scale up services as you wish. Work out...

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  • Lake Hills Adult Family Home

    Lake Hills Adult Family Home

    433 166th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98008
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A warm,family environment,we take pride in the compassionate and high level of care we provide to our residents.Conveniently located close to Crossroads Mall,Overlake Hospital,freeways.Provider lives in the home,all staff training meets DSHS requirements.

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  • Hope Adult Family Home

    Hope Adult Family Home

    16611 SE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Hope Adult Family Home Inc.is a state licensed adult family home dedicated to providing the seniors of our community quality and compassionate nursing care in a clean, safe home-like environment. One of the great factors to consider in living a healthy lifestyle is the quality of the environment we...

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  • Aegis of Bellevue at Overlake (Opening Summer 2020)

    Aegis of Bellevue at Overlake (Opening Summer 2020)

    1835 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Offering 87 stylishly designed assisted living apartments for seniors and 31 memory care apartments for your family member needing specially trained dementia care. Aegis of Bellevue at Overlake residents can enjoy city and mountain views from the top floor sky lounge showing the convenience to...

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  • Tiburon Estates AFH

    Tiburon Estates AFH

    21514 NE 6th PL, Sammamish, WA 98074
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tiburon Estates AFH is located on Sammamish Plateau that has a quite and beautiful nieghborhood view of forest with rabbit, deer, and squirrel. Washington state license6 private rooms 2 bathrooms: one includes walk in shower, the other includes a bath tub. Tiburon Estates AFH has a secure home like...

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  • Con Mar AFH

    Con Mar AFH

    17014 SE 14th Lane, Bellevue, WA 98008
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    This Adult Family Home is located in Bellevue on a hilltop, has a waterfall and Weowna Beach forest behind, and a beautiful view of the Lake Sammamish. It is operated by an experienced provider, former lab technician, and a licensed physician with experience in Geriatrics. It offers a warm, homelike...

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  • Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care

    1640 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Patriot's Glen, located in the Lake Hills neighborhood in south east Bellevue, is a comfortable, home-like community which offers creative and engaging life enrichment opportunities while providing exceptional care and support for each of our residents. Residents can choose from a variety of studio...

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  • Elderly Home Care

    Elderly Home Care

    15018 Simonds Road Northeast, Bothell, WA 98011
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Newly remodeled home located in Bothell . We provide personalized care for the elderly in a beautiful and comfortable environment. Unlike larger facilities, we offer more one-on-one care and attention by our qualified and professional caregivers. At Elderly Home Care your loved one is assured...

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  • Aegis of Bellevue

    Aegis of Bellevue

    148 102nd Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Enjoy a cup of coffee with friends at our Bistro, share a book next to the fireplace in our cozy library, exercise in our full service fitness center or enjoy a movie in our private theater. Activities programming is the heart our community at Aegis of Bellevue. Our philosophy is to personally...

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  • Vineyard Park at Bothell Landing

    Vineyard Park at Bothell Landing

    10519 East Riverside Drive, Bothell, WA 98011
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Vineyard Park at Bothell Landing’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,...

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  • NC Adult Family Home

    NC Adult Family Home

    13726 SE 23rd Ln, Bellevue, WA 98005
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    NC AFH is not an institution....it is a home of loving care and refined living for your dear ones who deserve the best. Our goals are to keep residents healthy and happy and help them to remain as independent for as long as possible. NC AFH is owned and managed by husband and wife team who have...

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  • Evergreen Park AFH - Lake Sammamish

    Evergreen Park AFH - Lake Sammamish

    17126 SE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98008
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The provider has 11 years of experience and is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our mission is to provide the highest level of professional, compassion care to our residents to enhance the quality of their lives physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

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  • Grace Gentle Care LLC

    Grace Gentle Care LLC

    2949 162nd Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98008
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Grace Gentle Care is an adult care home located in Bellevue, Washington. We offer housing for senior citizens and adults with special needs such as dementia or Alzheimer's. Here at Grace Gentle Care we believe in providing as independent a life as possible for you or your loved ones. We believe in...

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  • Peace and Comfort

    Peace and Comfort

    19037 104th Avenue Northeast, Bothell, WA 98011
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Best location in the Bothell area.  Six private rooms, experienced staff, reasonable prices.  Owned by RNA, Pharmacy Technician.  24 hour security in a pleasant adult family home environment, with three nutritional meals, snacks, monitoring of medication, refreshing...

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  • A Sand Point Senior Care

    A Sand Point Senior Care

    11314 Sandpoint Way, Seattle, WA 98125
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Owners:  Thomas Kellough (Occupational Therapy Practitioner) and Marisol Kellough (Certified Nursing Assistant)

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  • Summerset Senior Living AFH

    Summerset Senior Living AFH

    4150 154th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98006
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Me and my wife have 9 years of experience all together and have worked with elderly people, providing care, support mentally, emotionally and physically while helping them maintain the highest possible quality of life.

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  • Autumn Breeze AFH LLC

    Autumn Breeze AFH LLC

    3501 NE 98th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Creative Care Adult Family Homes has three Seattle, Washington locations where we strive to provide a family home environment for our residents to enjoy physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Each of our homes is located near beautiful parks and lakes so residents can enjoy the convenience of...

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  • Evergreen AFH

    Evergreen AFH

    16314 SE 44th Way, Bellevue, WA 98006
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Evergreen Eldercare offers an inviting family-like environment and unsurpassed attention to the quality living experience enjoyed by residents and their families. We would feel privileged to care for your loved one; my team and I work hard to meet each resident's individual need. Our mission and...

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Assisted Living in Redmond, WA

What Is Assisted Living?

An assisted living facility is a place for your loved one to live when they need a little extra help with daily activities, such as preparing meals or bathing. Many assisted living facilities offer on-site restaurant style dining, activities such as clubs and programs, and trips to concerts, museums, and other interesting sites. These types of facilities typically do not offer the level of medical care that is found in a nursing home. While they may have medical providers on site to assist with medications or other needs, they generally don't have 24 hour skilled nursing care.

What Is Senior Living Like in Redmond, WA?

With Seattle just 15 miles away, Redmond is a lively place to retire. There is no limit to the interesting things to see and do in the area. For seniors who love culture and the arts, the Kirkland Performance Center is nearby. There they can watch a performance of the Seattle Opera or take in a Broadway musical. There is also the Bellevue Arts Museum which features the work of regional artists. It has a wealth of classes and educational programs for all ages to enjoy.

There is also a great deal of natural beauty in the region. Your loved one can visit Lake Sammamish, Snoqualmie Falls, or the Bellevue Botanical Garden. For seniors who are sports enthusiasts, nearby Marymoor Park is more than just a nice place to spend a sunny day. It has the state's only velodrome for bicycle races. The Redmond Senior Center also offers exercise classes, encouraging seniors to stay active.

What Services Are Available?

Services will vary from facility to facility, but some of the more common offerings include:

  • Meals provided
  • Activities such as picnics and barbecues
  • Doctor on call
  • Housekeeping
  • Medication care managers
  • Handicap units with handicap showers
  • Enrichment classes such as art, music, or crafts
  • Indoor common area
  • Outings to concerts, plays, etc.
It is less likely that an assisted living facility would offer memory care or heavy care. These services are more typical of a nursing facility or a special memory care facility.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Redmond, WA?

The average monthly cost of assisted living in the city of Redmond is $5,228. For the larger metropolitan area the cost is $4,686. The average for the state of Washington is a little lower at $4,358. If your loved one needs memory care the cost will increase.

How Can I Afford/Pay for Assisted Living?

This is a big question for most families and the ability to pay is an important part of choosing the facility for your loved one. Some of the more common options include:

  • Long term care insurance. Most long term care insurance policies cover assisted living. You will need to check your loved one's policy for the details. The cheapest and best time to purchase this insurance is in middle age, so it behooves family members to plan ahead.
  • Personal Savings. This is the easiest way to pay, if the senior has accrued some retirement savings or has a pension. Family members can also pool their resources to contribute to the costs.
  • Veteran's Benefits. If your loved one is a war veteran or the widow of a war veteran, they may qualify for assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Contact the VA to learn if these benefits apply to your family.
  • Home Equity. When seniors leave their homes to enter assisted living, the home can be sold and the proceeds put in a savings account. This money can then be used to pay for assisted living expenses.
  • Reverse Mortgage. This financial vehicle allows family members to continue living in their home while tapping into the equity. It takes out a loan against the home which is paid back when the home is sold. This is a good option for situations where one member of the family is entering assisted living but another is not and will still live at home.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

The short answer is no. Medicare only pays for short-term care, such as rehab care required after surgery. It will not cover assisted living, long-term residency in a nursing facility, residential care homes, or any other long-term care.

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

After you have selected a few potential facilities, you can schedule to tour them with the help of one of our Senior Living Advisors. The family members who are the primary decision makers for the senior should go on the tour, such as a spouse, children, or siblings. If possible, the person moving in should attend the tour also. This is the time to ask questions and get a feel for the facility to ascertain if it is a good fit. Here are some key items to look for on your tour:

  1. Cleanliness. Is the facility clean? Does it have unacceptable odors? Look at windows, baseboards, and the corners of rooms to see how well it is cleaned. Be sure to ask about housekeeping in personal rooms. How often is it done? Inquire about the cost and frequency of laundry services as well.
  2. Nursing. Are there registered nurses on site? If so, find out what their hours are and if there is an overnight shift. Learn about medication management and how your loved one's particular medical needs will be handled.
  3. Friendliness. What is the attitude of the staff? How do they talk to you and your family members? Watch how the staff interact with current residents. You want to observe courteous, thoughtful behavior. Do they listen to the residents?
  4. Safety. Are bathrooms accessible? Are there grab bars in the showers? Learn how your loved one can contact a staff member in case of an emergency. Know who is on call at night and can answer the residents' needs.
  5. Activities. Does the facility offer activities your loved enjoys? If worship services are important to your senior, inquire about services held on site. Get a list of clubs and social groups they provide and learn about outings. If possible, observe an activity during your tour to see how well it is run and if residents seem to enjoy it.
  6. Personal Care. If your loved one needs assistance with personal care, how will he or she be bathed and dressed? Ask about bathing options and discuss your loved one's preferences. Observe other residents and notice if they look appropriately clean and dressed.
  7. Meals. If possible, eat a meal while you are there. Does your senior like the menu options? Are the mealtimes flexible? Mealtime can be a wonderful socializing opportunity for the residents, so take this opportunity to observe the atmosphere and if people seem to be enjoying themselves.
Most importantly, trust your intuition. If something feels awry or it just doesn't seem like a good fit, move on to the next facility. You know your family member. Rely on your best judgement.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Redmond, WA

When deciding upon an assisted living facility, it can be very helpful to know about the ratings and inspection results for each location. Clearly you want to choose a facility that has a good reputation for safety and security. The state of Washington has highly transparent records that you can access on your own. Licensed assisted living facilities are listed on the internet in a searchable database. Violations, inspections, complaints, and survey results are all posted online for you to read. This information is updated every 90 days, so you can rest assured you're getting current information.

What Are the Signs It's Time for Assisted Living?

Of course everyone is different, and your loved one may not exhibit the same behavior as another senior. However, there are some common signs to watch for that may indicate it's time for assisted living. Always consult with your loved one's doctor before committing to residential care. That way you can ensure that the care you choose will meet all his or her medical needs.

A classic sign is wandering. If your loved one walks off without warning, wanders the house or yard at night, or disappears in a store while your back is turned for a few minutes, it may be time for assisted living. Seniors who wander are more prone to falls and are increasingly unsafe in their own homes.

Assessing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a helpful tool. These are the activities required for a person to live on their own. Things like walking, eating, and going to the bathroom are considered ADLs. How well does your loved one perform ADLs? Be aware if these activities are a struggle. Also, if you notice your loved one doesn't even remember they need to do these things, it's time for another level of care.

Can you or the caregiver still meet your loved one's physical needs? Difficulty dressing, bathing, or feeding your senior is another sign. Sometimes it simply becomes too difficult to provide all that is necessary. Also, your loved one may become aggressive or angry and difficult to handle emotionally. If the caregiver is severely stressed, assisted living can relieve the burden.

How Do I Make the Right Choice?

Begin by discussing with your family members the need for assisted living. Make sure all the concerned parties understand the situation clearly and are on board. Then come to us, A Place for Mom. We have the information you need to gain confidence in the decision making process. We have assisted thousands of families like yours find the right place for their loved one. Let us help you./p>

Contact us and we'll match you with one of our Senior Living Advisors. Remember, there is no charge to you. They will guide you throughout the entire process of choosing a facility; from answering your questions to arranging your tours. You don't have to make this important transition alone.