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...
Certified Senior Advisor

Assisted Living in and around Olympia WA

When looking for a place for Mom (or Dad), if you live in or near Olympia WA, you will find there are an overwhelming number of assisted living choices. A place for Mom (or Dad) needs to meet the same standards for my clients that it has to meet for me. I am fortunate, it is my business to make sure that assisted living in Olympia WA and the surrounding areas would meet my criteria. I represent a lot of people that are looking for a place for Mom (or Dad). Because I would not recommend a facility that I would not be happy for my own Mom or Dad to move into, I am held accountable to only representing the finest assisted living and adult family homes in and around Olympia WA.

People often ask “How do you decide which assisted living and adult family homes to share with your clients?” Well, in addition to making sure that the facilities I represent understand and abide by all of today’s laws and licensing requirements, I look at points like:

  • Does the facility truly understand the needs of it’s residents?
  • Does the facility hold it’s employees to the highest standards of care?
  • Do they keep up with staffing and service needs?
  • Do they see each resident as a person first and foremost?
  • Are they concerned about each individual’s personality?
  • How do they handle unexpected situations?
  • How do they treat family and friends that come to visit?

Of course, there is so much more to our decision making process. These are just a few points that come to mind when I am asked that question. The underlying question I want to help my clients answer is

Is this the right place for Mom (or Dad), based on Mom or Dad’s needs, personality and budget.


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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.