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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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?
    • Will they remind my Dad to take his medications?
  • How flexible is the schedule for personal care and daily activities such as meals
    • Does Mom have to get up at a certain time of day?
  • Are there meal choices?
    • What if I don’t like what is being served?
  • Is there transportation available for appointments, shopping, going to church, visiting friends?
  • What types of activities are available?
    • Are the activities the types of things my loved one likes to do?
  • How much room is there for personal furniture and belongings?
  • Are there any restrictions such as visiting hours?
    • Will my grandchildren be able to visit after school?

Choosing the right residential living option can make the transition to assisted care easier and provide the peace of mind that you or your loved one will have the assistance you need 24 hours a day.  We represent several hand-picked Adult Family Homes in the Olympia, WA area.  Let us help you find the right home.


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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.