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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Finding the Best Senior Living Options in Puyallup WA

Senior living Puyallup WAIf you are helping a loved one explore housing choices, you might be overwhelmed with the options available for seniors in our region.  The good news is that assisted living facilities and other elder care residences have come a long way since they first appeared.  The “bad news” is that, with so many alternatives, it can be challenging to know where to begin.

Fortunately, Nancy Watkins created Assisted Living Options to help provide a free service for families in such situations.  Whether your loved one is just beginning to seek out an alternative to living solo or… Continue reading

Spring Outings With Family in Elder Care

lilacs2Spring is here! Of course, here in the Pacific NW that often means we will see more rain than sun, but the bright daffodils and tulips help brighten the days. As the weather warms up, it’s a great time to send away the winter’s torpor and get out into Nature. If you have family or friends in elder care, such as an adult family home or assisted living facility, remember that they may enjoy an outing even more than you!

If you do take an friend or relative in elder care out on a day trip,… Continue reading

Assisted Living Aid for Veterans and Their Spouses

Assisted Living Aid for Veterans and Their SpousesAt Assisted Living Options, we do everything we can to ensure the best quality of life for our clients.

We help educate our clients about assisted living facilities available in Olympia and surrounding areas, but we also help people find programs that can help to increase their quality of life in later years.

One such program is the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit.  This benefit is for veterans and / or their spouses, as they encounter a time when one or both may need extra assistance with daily activities.  ADL’s, or Activities of Daily Living, encompass a range… Continue reading

Making Memories That Last a Lifetime

Making memoriesEvery family gathering is an opportunity for sharing stories.  Nearly everyone loves hearing others tell of their history and the stories that make our family tree come alive.  When several generations of a family spend time together, think of the wealth of information that can be shared!

If you are a caretaker for a senior loved one, or if you have a loved one in an assisted living facility, then you probably know that giving time for a story to come to life can be the most rewarding gift for that individual.  So often, our interactions… Continue reading

Finding the best assisted living facilities in Olympia WA

Seniors having fun at assisted living facilityCall us today and let Assisted Living Options help you search for the best Assisted Living facilities in Olympia, WA!

If you are wondering what kinds of living options are available for loved ones here in Olympia who are no longer able to live alone due to injury, illness, or cognitive changes, you may be overwhelmed by the array of residence types.  When people think of homes for seniors, one very common image is that of the assisted living facility.

The term “Assisted Living” can encompass a fairly diverse range of living situations.  In most cases, seniors… Continue reading

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Testimonials

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.