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Senior housing types near Tukwila, WA

  • Sweet Home Quality Care

    Sweet Home Quality Care

    11122 Oakwood Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178
    (1)
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    Sweet Home Quality Care Adult Family Home is privately owned and operated by a Registered Nurse with 30+ years of experience in the medical field. Sweet Home also has Certified Nurses Assistance that is compassionate, well trained, friendly and caring staff who are competent and knowledgeable with...

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  • Brookdale Renton

    Brookdale Renton

    71 Southwest Victoria Street, Renton, WA 98057
    (14)
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    Our assisted living community, located in Renton, Wash., on the shores of beautiful Lake Washington, offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into happy hour socials, card and board games, fitness classes, creative projects, lively meals, fun outings and more. And...

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  • Anderson Loving Care AFH, LLC

    Anderson Loving Care AFH, LLC

    12621 84th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178
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    I have been in the business since 2009. I started taking care of seniors since 1981 as a certified nursing assisstance. My staff members are all experienced senior care givers. My partner, who is my resident manager is a Registered Nurse,who is at home most of the time, when I'm not there, (the...

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  • Schneider Residence

    Schneider Residence

    13045 Military Road South, Seattle, WA 98168
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    Schneider Residence is a senior care home located in the beautiful locality of Seattle, Washington in King County. We are strategically set in a region with great weather conditions. The temperatures are moderate and this makes it possible for our seniors to live comfortably. We are connected to...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    104 Burnett Avenue South, Renton, WA 98057
    (16)
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    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre offers a newer retirement community in downtown Renton across from the transit center, near shopping, restaurants and medical practices. Enjoy all this thriving community has to offer in its charming historic downtown district, just outside of Seattle. Explore nearby...

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  • Valley Care Adult Family Home

    Valley Care Adult Family Home

    8213 S. 116th Street, Seattle, WA 98178
    (2)
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    Nestled in a quiet street in South Seattle, King County, Valley Care provides a warm and loving home for senior adults who need daily living assistance. Our friendly, professional caregivers and nurses are dedicated to meeting each resident's individual needs and providing a clean, safe and positive...

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  • Gladness AFH

    Gladness AFH

    1724 SE 30th Place, Renton, WA 98055
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    Gladness AFH is a newly opened house located in Renton Washington. We are located just up the hill from Valley Medical Center and minutes from shopping and entertainment. Currently we have 5 rooms available and looking to fill them. The house was built in 2005 it is warm, bright and in excellent...

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  • The Lakeshore

    The Lakeshore

    11448 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98178
    (25)
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    Welcome to The Lakeshore, an Era Living community. The Lakeshore offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. The Lakeshore is located on the southern shore of Lake Washington with beautiful panoramic...

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  • Verdant Grove

    Verdant Grove

    9644 54th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
    (6)
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    Verdant Grove Adult Family Home specializes in the quality care of the elderly, mental health, developmental disabilities, and dementia. Licensed and well-trained 24-hour licensed staff assist residents to lead a fulfilling life in a warm, cozy home near all the city amenities. Verdant Grove offers...

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  • Normandy Park Assisted Living

    Normandy Park Assisted Living

    16625 1st Ave. S., Normandy Park, WA 98148
    (17)
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    An Independent and Assisted living community dedicated to promoting each resident's independence, rights, choices and individuality. We believe in providing our residents with the highest quality of life. Supporting each area of their life with assistance as they request and allowing them their...

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  • Blue Haven

    Blue Haven

    655 S 189th St, Burien, WA 98148
    (1)
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    Blue Haven Adult Family Home is a family-owned and operated residential Assisted Living Facility centrally located in South Seattle between Burien,Normandy Park,Des Moines and City Of Seatac. We provide All levels of assistance with Activities of Daily Living for Seniors by creating a comprehensive...

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  • Sweet Care Home

    13205 SE 160th Place, Renton, WA 98058
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    Welcome to Sweet Care Adult Family Home Experience and Quality Care in a Home Setting 'A sense of family and a place to call HOME' At Sweet Care Adult Family Home, our goal is to help our clients achieve the best quality of life possible. We understand that one solution does not fit every situation...

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  • Angels' Arms LLC

    Angels' Arms LLC

    21823 95th Place S, Kent, WA 98031
    (4)
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    At Angels' Arms LLC we pride ourselves on setting the highest standards in adult and elderly care services. With a small resident to caregiver ratio and exceptionally skilled staff, we offer a quality personalized care by working closely with the resident, the family and medical providers. The house...

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  • Absolute Love and Care Adult Family Home

    Absolute Love and Care Adult Family Home

    11903 SE 206th Street, Kent, WA 98031
    (16)
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    We are a newly remodeled Adult Family Home located in a quite neighborhood in Kent Washington. We are a licensed WA state Adult family home, and our staff meets the requirements to take care of elderly adults. Our amazing 24 hour care for your loved one, includes everything from help with daily...

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  • Evergreen Senior Care

    Evergreen Senior Care

    11605 4th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98146
    (2)
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    Evergreen Senior Care is a residential care home situated in Seattle, Washington, King County. Seattle is the largest city in Washington State as well as the Pacific Northwest region, and is completely surrounded by water, as an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It is known as Rain...

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  • New Hope Elderly Care

    New Hope Elderly Care

    20912 118th Pl SE, Kent, WA 98031
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    New Hope Elderly Care is a bright and cheerful home located on East Hill in a quiet cul-de-sac and friendly neighborhood of Kent. We are just minutes from Valley Medical Hospital and close to the freeway. We are licensed by the state of Washington. Our facility includes private rooms with private...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Burien

    Merrill Gardens at Burien

    15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
    (5)
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    Merrill Gardens is located in downtown Burien and offers a blend of traditional architecture and modern elements. The community has a courtyard and amphitheater, open to the public, right next door to the existing town center park. Merrill Gardens at Burien offers a well-appointed library, theater,...

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  • 3 Tree Vista Adult Family Home, LLC

    3 Tree Vista Adult Family Home, LLC

    15809 23rd Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
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    Welcome Home to Three Tree Vista Three Tree Vista, a brand-new adult family home, offers everything a discerning assisted living resident will need to feel right at home. Located in the Burien - Normandy Park area, we offer beautiful views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, and Vashon island...

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  • Highlands Best Care

    4120 NE 10th Place, Renton, WA 98059
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    Highlands Best Care Exceptional 24 Hour Care   A Clean and Friendly Environment

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  • Divine Works Adult Home Care

    Divine Works Adult Home Care

    22605 105th Avenue Southeast, Kent, WA 98031
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    Situated a couple of blocks away from Valley Medical Center, and with a lovely view of the valley,  Divine Works Adult Home Care provides a home-like atmosphere to adults who are in need of 24/7 care. The Provider has been in the field of health care service since 1997 working in nursing and...

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  • Fairwood Gardens AFH

    Fairwood Gardens AFH

    14246 SE 179 Pl, Renton, WA 98058
    (3)
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    At Fairwood Gardens Adult Family Home, our vision is providing exceptionally high quality of life to our residents. The highly flexible and personalized care, the kindness and experience of our caregivers, and the gorgeous aesthetics of our property all make this vision our residents' reality. ...

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  • New Horizon Adult Family Home

    New Horizon Adult Family Home

    14209 SE 180th PL, Renton, WA 98058
    (1)
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    New Horizon Adult Family Home is a Washington state licensed entity; owned and operated by Mary A. Robertson. Mary has over 30 years medical experience working with dementia and mental health. New Horizon Adult Family Home opened in 1996 in the Fairwood Firs neighborhood of Renton. She is a...

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  • Sound TLC AFH

    Sound TLC AFH

    1720 S. 227th Pl, Des Moines, WA 98198
    (2)
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             Sound TLC enhances the quality of life of our residents by  providing variety of living choices and supporting them with services that meet their individual needs.         We are committed to provide...

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  • Best Loving Care Elderly Living

    3423 Lincoln Dr NE, Renton, WA 98056
    (1)
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    24-hour onsite care Full wheelchair accessibility 15-minute proximity to the closest hospital Beautiful, natural environment Healthy gourmet home-cooked meals prepared to your specifications, flexible eating times . Dietary & nutrition consultations available Daily laundry & house-keeping service...

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  • Harmony and Compassion AHC

    Harmony and Compassion AHC

    23430 98 Ave S, Kent, WA 98031
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        Nestled in a quite suburban neighborhood with proximity to shopping centers , major freeways and hospitals, our 6 bedroom home offers all of the amenities expected of a professional adult home care facility but with the personalized care and warmth of a lovely home-like setting....

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  • Mariana's AFH Inc.

    Mariana's AFH Inc.

    8952-121st Ave SE, Newcastle, WA 98056
    (2)
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    Mariana's AFH Inc. is a residential care home located in the stunning Newcastle City, Washington, located in King County. Our community lies in a geographical set-up that captures the beauty of nature at its best. The tall trees around the home offer a cool breeze that provides a homely feeling. Our...

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  • Bethany Adult Family Home

    Bethany Adult Family Home

    4506 NE 17th Ave, Renton, WA 98059
    (2)
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    Bethany Adult Family Home is an assisted living community in the beautiful lakeside city of Renton, Washington, in King County. Our inviting, home-like community sits on a large landscaped lot in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood that offers easy access to the I-90 and I-405. Renton is...

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  • Wellspring 24 HR Elderly Care

    Wellspring 24 HR Elderly Care

    14611 SE 192nd St, Renton, WA 98058
    (1)
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    This is under new ownership and is now owned and operated by a Registered Nurse with a wide experience in geriatric's population in a long term care facility.

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  • Stafford Suites Senior Living

    112 Kennebeck Ave N, Kent, WA 98030
    (25)
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    Since 1945, we have been serving seniors. Stafford Suites is a 63 apartment senior living community located in the heart of Kent (next door to the Kent Senior Center) located in a neighborhood and close to restaurants, shopping, movie theatre, library and Kent Station. We offer Full Service Senior...

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  • Farrington Court

    Farrington Court

    516 Kenosia Ave, Kent, WA 98030
    (48)
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    Farrington Court is a 62+ Senior Community that offers comfortable, spacious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Stellar Senior Living, who has set high standards for the retirement industry. Farrington Court offers a wide variety of choices...

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  • Coal Creek Senior Care AFH

    4626 NE 24th Street, Renton, WA 98059
    (1)
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    Every Resident is unique. We work with each resident and their families and create a care plan that meets their specific needs and wishes in a quality residential home that offers, Comfort, Companionship, Safety, and Personalized Care and Services that our loved seniors need and deserve. Coal Creek...

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  • Judson Park Retirement Community

    Judson Park Retirement Community

    23600 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198
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    It’s not just the million-dollar views of Puget Sound that have set us apart from other area senior living communities. Since the early 1960s, Judson Park has earned a reputation for quality, stability and leadership in Des Moines and the greater Seattle area. We meet the highest standards in senior...

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  • People Helping People

    People Helping People

    1107 E. Maclyn St., Kent, WA 98030
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    People Helping People AFH is located in a beautiful neighborhood atop Scenic Hill in Kent WA. The grounds are landscaped and pristine. A shaded deck overlooks our back yard revealing a view that includes maintained seasonal flowers; Kent Valley serves as a background. Inside you will find a well...

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  • Safe Side Homes

    Safe Side Homes

    15840 SE 170th St, Renton, WA 98058
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    SAFESIDE Homes, LLC is an adult family home located in the heart of Fairwood Greens Golf Course in Renton. Our home provides the best care possible that caters in any level of care. I have been a trauma nurse for almost 25 years and with this being my background as a provider, I can assure you that...

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  • Valley Senior Care Center

    Valley Senior Care Center

    12245 155th Avenue Southeast, Renton, WA 98059
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    Welcome to Valley Senior Care Center.  We are a licensed Adult Family Home.  Our Goal is to provide the feeling and atmosphere of a home while providing the necessary assistance  to meet our resident's needs. Our services are based on a holistic approach to meeting our resident's...

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  • Always With Love Care

    Always With Love Care

    11858 SE 236th Street, Kent, WA 98031
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    A Quiet Lifestyle Our AFHome is located in a quiet suburban community enveloped by lush greens that give it a park-like setting in the quietness of a country  lifestyle. Valley Medical Center and major freeways are minutes away . Our large property has its own organic vegetable garden and...

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  • A+ Meridian Villa Estates

    A+ Meridian Villa Estates

    23420 124th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031
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    For more than 11 years Marcela & Samuel Cusmir we provided extensive, full service care to seniors in Adult Family Homes. Our philosophy is to provide exceptional, high quality care for each resident A+ Meridian Villa Estates is a beautiful home surrounded by mature evergreens, fruit trees and...

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  • Arbor Village

    Arbor Village

    24121 116th Avenue Southeast, Kent, WA 98030
    (23)
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    Arbor Village offers both assisted living and independent retirement.  We specialize in Diabetes, Parkinsons, and hospice care.  We have a masseuse, physical therapist, foot care, beauty salon, theatre, coffee/juice bar, computer room, libraries, a pool table, views of Mt. Rainier, nearby city park,...

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  • Evergreen Elderly Care III

    Evergreen Elderly Care III

    6641 116 Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
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    Beginning with a passion to care for elderly women in her church, Vio came to the United States from Romania in 1978 after caring for many struggling friends and family in oppressed Communist Eastern Europe. Evergreen Elderly Care homes provide a quality alternative to an institutional setting for...

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  • Best Home Care Adult Family Home

    Best Home Care Adult Family Home

    14533 167th Place Southeast, Renton, WA 98059
    (2)
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    Nestled in a quiet street in Renton, King County, Best Home Care Adult Family Home provides a warm and loving home for senior adults who need daily living assistance. Our friendly, professional caregivers and nurses are dedicated to meeting each resident's individual needs and providing a clean,...

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  • Daystar Retirement Village

    Daystar Retirement Village

    2615 Southwest Barton Street, Seattle, WA 98126
    (8)
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    There is nothing so dear as family. The Daystar family tree started with the owners and has branched out through the years. Celebrating over 25 Years in West Seattle, we've shared and helped improve the lives of more than 2,500 families! That's a lot of folks that have called Daystar home! At...

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  • Aegis Gardens Newcastle

    13056 SE 76th St, Newcastle, WA 98056
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    Aegis Gardens is a distinctive assisted living community designed to celebrate Asian culture daily, through cuisine, decor, activities, family events, and music, focused on a strong sense of tradition. Our bilingual care staff and nurses provide exceptional care for our residents, including those...

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  • Viktoria AFH

    Viktoria AFH

    6529 117th PL SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
    (4)
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    We are a loving Adult Family Home,located in Bellevue ,WA area.We have been providing loving care for over 11 years. We strive to make our residents feel at home and to maintain a level of independence. We are located in a lovely and peaceful cul-de-sac that is perfect for strolls and walks around....

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  • Blessing Elderly Care

    Blessing Elderly Care

    24925 116th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030
    (3)
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    About Blessing Elderly Care Located in Kent Washington, Blessing Elderly Care LLC was founded in 2003 and provides eldercare services to those residents who need assistance in their daily activities of living and for whom living independently at home is no longer possible. At Blessing Elderly Care,...

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  • Regency Newcastle

    Regency Newcastle

    7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Newcastle, WA 98059
    (11)
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    Welcome home to Regency Newcastle Retirement and Assisted Living Community. Our newly renovated building offers studio, one and two bedrooms in a variety of floor plans. Regency Newcastle is an active community that features lovely common areas, including a TV/Media Room, Exercise/Fitness Center...

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  • The Renaissance House, AFH

    The Renaissance House, AFH

    25407 117th Pl SE, Kent, WA 98030
    (1)
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    The Renaissance House Adult Family Home is a Residential Care Home that works in partnership with community based resources to naturally support and solve family's financial and emotional concerns. It is our sincere desire that you give us the chance to serve you and your loved one The Renaissance...

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  • Florence of Seattle Arbor Heights

    Florence of Seattle Arbor Heights

    9850 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
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    Florence of Seattle at Arbor Heights is located conveniently in the West Seattle area, near the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock, and caters to the needs of retired seniors 80 years and older. This is the perfect Seattle community for Dementia Clients. The dedicated staff is always ready to provide assistance,...

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  • Angels Care AFH

    Angels Care AFH

    26035 14th Ave South, Des Moines, WA 98198
    (1)
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    Angels Care AFH  is located in beautiful Des Moines area at 26035 14th Avenue South, with easy access to Interstate 5 and Highway 99. We are within minutes away from Saltwater State Park, Des Moines Marina, Southcenter Westfield & Sea-Tac Shopping Malls, Federal Way, Kent, Burien,...

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Assisted Living in Tukwila Washington

What Is Assisted Living?

Today, there are more senior health care choices than ever before. The level and type of care a senior decides on is dependent largely how much help and support the individual needs with their activities of daily living (ADLs). Assisted living is one type of senior housing where residents get support with ADLs such as washing, getting dressed, personal grooming, managing medications, and more.

Assisted living is often confused with skilled nursing care but the two types of senior health care are actually quite different. In a skilled nursing facility, also known as a nursing home, residents receive nursing attention 24 hours a day. Within an assisted living community, residents routinely have access to personnel 24 hours a day, but the community also offers amenities like activities and events while also encouraging a strong perception of belonging in a far more active facility setting.

The range of care services provided in assisted living may differ with some facilities providing help and support for seniors with specific medical requirements such as cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia, diabetes, or incontinence service. With regards to choosing senior living in Tukwila, WA, there are plenty of things to consider, from the amount of health care and support to life-style, location, and more. Listed below are the key types of senior living possibilities:

  • 55+ Apartments/Senior Apartments: Senior apartments have an age restriction of 55 or 62 and are just like apartments for folks of all ages. Generally known as age-restricted apartments, senior condominiums, and senior cottages, this is a great senior housing option for seniors who happen to be independent but desire additional security and neighbors who are from the same generation.
  • Independent Living: Very similar to senior apartments, independent living is a senior housing option for seniors who are active but want to are in a community setting with various other seniors. Independent living typically has community activities, occasions, and excursions, and may sometimes have transitional programs for seniors who will sooner or later need increased health care in assisted living or memory care. This will have more of a community environment than senior apartments.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Continuing care retirement communities are retirement facilities that give 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 levels of care as required.
  • Assisted Living: Designed to give residents help with activities of daily living like bathing, personal grooming, eating, prescription medication administration and more, assisted living is a great choice for seniors who need a some help and support with the day to day. Offerings can vary greatly but typically offer available night and day staff to help residents with necessities as they arise. Residents likewise typically have a care program that is regularly monitored and adapted as requirements change over time.
  • Residential Care Home/Board and Care: This senior care option is made of homes in residential neighborhoods which may have been adapted to look after a small number of residents. Offering offerings very similar to assisted living facilities, care homes focus on providing customized care in a more home-like environment.
  • Memory Care: Specifically designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, memory care can help families care for loved ones even in the advanced levels of the condition. These communities are specifically crafted so residents do not get lost or wander. They also offer dementia-friendly meal strategies and life-enhancing activities that encourage engagement and personal relationships.
  • Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities: Nursing homes are reserved for people who require the highest level of 24- hour care, including those who are bedridden. Nursing homes are also used by seniors for rehabilitation following a hospitalization.
  • Respite Care/Short-Term Stay Respite Care: Respite care is a short-term stay at a long-term care community. Respite care can also involve in-home caregiving services used for just a short period and include adult daycare centers. Friends and family caregivers use respite services when they desire a break or have other obligations that take them away from their caregiving duties.

Deciding which kind of senior attention and housing is most beneficial for you and a loved one can be difficult. Talk 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 can also help you find a senior care community that matches your preferences.

What Solutions Are Available?

Generally, virtually all assisted living facilities offer a variety of activities, amenities, meal plans, and transportation. Solutions offered in assisted living can vary greatly in each facility. Other amenities often in assisted living include:

  • Fitness courses
  • Housekeeping, including bed linen services
  • Medicine monitoring
  • Personal care, including washing and getting dressed
  • Social activities and excursions
  • Three meals plus snacks per day
  • Transportation services

How do you Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

It is strongly suggested that you tour at least three to five assisted living communities before finding the right one for you and your loved one. Touring some of the 50 communities in the area will make it easier for you discover what choices are available, and what your personal preferences are, and can ultimately help you make a decision about what is best for a loved one. Call or call A Place for Mom and we'll help you arrange a tour at your preferred facility.

Here are a few of the top questions you need to be prepared to ask during your tour:

  • Are the current people friendly and cheerful?
  • Are there any services not included in the monthly cost? If so, what are they and just how much do they cost?
  • Is a nurse on hand night and day?
  • Is an initial evaluation required before admission?
  • Will there be a courtyard or patio for residents to enjoy space outdoors?
  • Will there be a waitlist? If so, how long might it be before you can move in?
  • What are your apartment housing options?
  • What are your billing and payment policies and procedures?
  • What does the outside of the community look like? Is it neat and in good appearance?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Are the staff members involved? Friendly?
  • What is your discharge guideline?
  • What's your medication administration plan?
  • What kind of experience and schooling do your staff members have?

Will Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Medicare can play a significant role in paying for some senior health care but before committing to any senior care alternative, it is essential to be aware of what Medicare can pay for - and what it will not.

It is necessary to note that Medicare covers only short-term care. This means Medicare will not cover long-term nursing home stays or senior living care. Additionally, Medicare typically will 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 Ratings in Washington?

The state of Washington offers great usage of its assisted living community records through its Washington State Department of Social and Health Services website. Available information includes accredited assisted living facilities that are updated frequently, and information about 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 will need to have at least seven occupants. Assisted living in Washington typically provides housing, meals, laundry, supervision, and varying levels of senior 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 Tukwila, WA?

Assisted living in Tukwila ranges from $1885 to $8375 per month. The common 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, area, and services, so if the cost is an issue, consider looking into close by suburbs and towns that might offer you more versatility in your finances.

To find out more 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 in fact it is the only price index of its kind.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

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

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

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

  1. Life Insurance Policies: If the senior getting into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the coverage and receive money straight away to cover senior health care costs. Different constraints and regulations apply depending on the kind of insurance plan you have, so get in touch with a financial advisor or eldercare attorney to determine more about your alternatives.
  2. Reverse Mortgages: For senior couples who need distinct levels of care, a reverse mortgage could be a good way for one spouse to go into assisted living while the other spouse remains at home. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To learn more, get in touch with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to discover a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area.
  3. Veterans Benefits: Many veterans are unaware that 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 the funds for assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days 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 current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to learn if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. To learn more about benefits for veterans get in touch with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs or go to www.va.gov.

For even more suggestions about how to finance your move to senior living, get in touch with A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today.

5 Questions to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community

There is no question that choosing an assisted living facility can be complicated. However, considering these five important questions when considering making the move to assisted living will help you make a better-educated decision:

  1. How many staff are available to assist at night? Not every assisted living communities have staff on hand night and day. Some assisted living facilities provide nursing personnel night and day, while others may have more generalized help on hand after hours. If your loved one needs assistance during the night, who'll be there to supply the assistance they require?
  2. Is there a waitlist? Here is where doing your homework can really be rewarded - plan ahead! Popular facilities can fill fast. If the main one you like isn't available, ask about the waitlist and what the community’s policy is for handling it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs. How do you get on the waitlist? And, if you decide to move anywhere else, how do you leave the waitlist?
  3. Will there be an outdoor space? Moving to assisted living will not mean you or your loved one needs to let go of a cherished backyard or patio space. If accessing a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is going to be very important to your loved one, search for a community which offers residents that space. Various larger assisted living communities offer a assortment of outdoor space, with features such as BBQ spaces, gardens, and walking pathways for residents.
  4. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities possess a ratio of 1 personal care assistant for each and every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be certain to enquire about the services you are searching for. Ultimately, you intend to know if this facility will supply your family member with the support they want.
  5. What services are contained in the monthly bill? Understand what is usually included in the standard fee arrangement and what might incur additional expense before signing any agreement. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte prices, which means they charge a monthly fee for rent and meals but extra costs for things like medication management. Others could use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are charged different costs.

For more details about what to search for when visiting an assisted living facility, contact one of our Senior Living Advisors.

What Is Senior Living Like in Tukwila, WA?

Offering over 2,500 miles of coastline, Washington is a stunningly pretty state that is becoming a favorite retirement locale. Leading efforts in environmental protection, Washington residents value the world around them and actively work to make it a much better place. Retirees in Washington benefit from an income tax-free state, a good amount of outdoor activities, access to world-renown educational possibilities, and affordable housing is available outside of the major urban areas.

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