Nancy Watkins
Assisted Living Olympia WA - Nancy works with AFH ownerNancy Watkins has spent ten years serving seniors and their families, representing assisted living and memory care communities and working with adult family homes and other long-term care providers in Washington. She helped to rewrite Washington’s regulations to better serve its seniors and developed the state’s first Aging and Disability Services Administration-approved training program for managers of memory care and assisted living communities. She knows what to look for and the questions to ask when touring a care setting. And she can tell you who is doing a good job. When developing a list of options for a senior’s care setting, she will include only those settings that have met her high standards for quality care. More...
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Adult Family Homes in Olympia WA: What are the Benefits?

Finding Adult Family Homes in Olympia WA

When you are exploring your options for senior housing facilities, you may want to consider adult family homes in Olympia WA. Adult family homes are private homes that are licensed by the state of Washington. They may care for up to 6 residents. They provide warm, personalized care in a family home within a residential neighborhood.  adult family homes in Olympia, WA

Each adult family home has licensed  care providers who have the training and experience to care for residents with a variety of needs. The providers may have different levels of skills–there may be a nursing assistant, a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse on staff.

Some of the benefits of living in an adult family home in Olympia WA include:

  • Small, intimate environment
  • Private or semi-private rooms
  • 24-hour personalized care
  • Minimum staffing ratio of 1 caregiver to 6 residents
  • Family style meals
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Assistance with medications
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Warm family home setting

The costs for adult family homes are based on the level of care needed and the type of room you choose. You will need to ask what is included in the base fee and what additional charges may be involved.

In addition, there are some other questions you will want to ask in order to make an informed choice. 

  • Is the license current and available for review?
  • Is the DSHS inspection report available?
  • What are the qualifications and background of the caregivers?
  • Ask to see references.
  • What is the caregiver-to-resident ratio?
  • How will the care change as the resident’s needs change?
  • Are the grounds and house safe and well-maintained?
  • Do the residents appear happy and well cared for?
  • What are the medication procedures?
  • What foods are served, and do residents have choices?

The process of finding adult family homes in Olympia WA that meet your specific needs can be clarified when you use our free service. Contact us for your consultation.




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Nancy was so compassionate

I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it has been having Nancy help us find a place for my Mom who has dementia. Nancy was so incredible and helpful especially at a time when we were, as can be imagined, having one of the most difficult family events ever. Nancy was so compassionate more »

Rinee M.
Thank you so much

Hi Nancy, I want to thank you on behalf of my brothers and I for helping us find a place for our mother. I was at a loss as to how to go about things until I got hold of you. I’m sure we would still be looking had it not been for your help. more »

Chuck T.
My cousin is very happy now

Thank you for all that you did for my cousin… She may have been reluctant at first, but she is very happy now (and much safer). You played an important part in this transition.

Fr. Tim I
Great help finding a nice home for dad

Nancy, thanks for the great help in finding a nice home for my dad – things are so much better for him now

Bob P.
Positive spin on the transition.

Talked to mom today and heard no regrets (after her move to assisted living). I give you a lot of the credit… you really helped to put a positive spin on the whole transition.

Elizabeth A.
A mere thanks hardly covers it

Picking me up, handling the walker every time, generally bolstering me mentally; a mere thanks hardly covers it all!

Margaret I.
Good fit to Mothers needs

Thanks Nancy for responding so quickly to my plea for help. I couldn’t have done it without you. Finding a home for my mother so quickly and a good fit to her needs. I now know I would have made a critical mistake if I had done this on my own. Your guidance in knowing more »

Barb H.
Good care of my Dad

I can’t thank you enough for recommending the house my Dad is living in. Joyce and Sandy are great, along with the other gals. They take such good care of my Dad and I think he really is enjoying living there. It has been a great move for him.

Mary M.
Wonderful to work with

Hi Nancy! This is a hello and thank-you from Duane B’s family. You miraculously found him an assisted living place right after Christmas 2011. He was 96 at the time and in a “spend down” period. You found him a wonderful place in Kirkland. Anyway, I was trying to find something else in my e-mails more »

Cheri A.