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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Assisted Living in Olympia, WA: Making a smooth transition

Assisted living in Olympia, WAEasing the transition into Assisted Living in Olympia, WA 

Helping your loved one make that transition from home into an assisted living facility is an important time in your family’s life. After making that all-important decision to move into assisted living in Olympia, WA, you will begin thinking about how to make that transition go as smoothly as possible. Here you will find some tips that many families have found especially helpful.

Help get the room set up ahead of time. Bring in personal items from home that will help your loved one feel more at home. Of course… Continue reading

Family Gatherings Are Good For The Heart

Assisted Living Facilities encourage family timeEaster Day is one of those special times when many grandparents get to spend precious hours with their grandchildren.  Often dressed in fancy clothes and with chocolaty faces after a morning hunting for candy and eggs, these grandchildren make everyone feel younger as we share in their joy.

Easter and the Passover holiday also give cause for reflection, a time when families can share their specific traditions that span the generations and educate young family members about the family’s history and culture.

When visiting with older relatives, help children take advantage of the wisdom of their elders.  We… 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

Assisted Living Services in Olympia WA

What services can you expect at a typical assisted living setting in Olympia, WA?

As you research assisted living in Olympia, WA and nearby areas you may ask yourself, “What type of services can I expect in a typical assisted living environment? “ “Which assisted living facility in Olympia, WA will meet my needs?”

Common assisted living services include:

  • Three well balanced meals a day
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Assistance with activities of daily living including eating, dressing, personal care and hygiene (bathing, brushing teeth, etc.), using the bathroom, and walking/wheel chair transportation
  • Medication administration assistance
  • Exercise programs, recreational activities… Continue reading

Considerations When Choosing an Adult Family Home in Olympia WA

If you are considering an Adult Family Home in Olympia WA or nearby, we can help you choose the right home.  Adult Family Homes provide assisted care in a home environment for a small number of people. They offer room and board, laundry, supervision and help with daily care as well as personal needs. It’s a cost effective option worth considering when you or your loved one needs more care.

Questions to consider when choosing an Adult Family Home in Olympia WA:

  • What type of help is available for personal care and medical needs?

Time For Assisted Living? Olympia WA

Assisted Living Olympia WA and the Surrounding Area

Whether or not you are looking for assisted living in Olympia WA, it’s important to know when it is time to seek professional advice.  If you are considering assisted living in Olympia WA or the surrounding area, I’m here to guide you and help you make the right choices.

Are you starting to see signs that things just might not be okay anymore with Mom or Dad?  Is she depressed and lonely or perhaps simply not taking care of herself? Does Dad forget to do important things like turn… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Assisted Living Specialist

Serving the Olympia WA area

In today’s world it seems everyone is a “specialist” at something. My webmaster “specializes” in helping small businesses like mine be found on the internet. We don’t go to our “family doctor” anymore, we go to the “cardiologist” (heart specialist) or the “podiatrist” (foot specialist)… my point is, I know that it’s a bold statement to say I am an “Assisted Living Specialist“. But I use the term to help express how my experience helps my clients avoid the heartache and frustration of making the wrong decision during a difficult time.

When the… Continue reading

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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.