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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Considering Adult Family Homes Olympia WA

You can feel at ease with adult family homes Olympia WA

It is not unusual for family members of an older adult to feel confused and overwhelmed when trying to make the decision of how to choose a living situation for their loved one. There are many considerations when trying to choose from the hundreds of available  homes and facilities. Part of the decision involves choosing which home will meet the specific needs of the individual resident, while another concern is how families will evaluate the quality of care and services at a particular home. One thing that adult family homes Olympia WA do well is to provide a nurturing and compassionate environment to older adults. Once a senior has made the move to an adult family home, it is likely that the family members will be completely at ease with their decision.


 When a family is looking for care for an elderly member, it is common for them to think of  either in-home care or an assisted living facility as a solution to their needs. While these choices are excellent options for some seniors, many times adult family homes provide a better alternative. Care in an adult family home can be individualized and very personal. The setting is smaller and more home-like.

Adult family homes Olympia WA vary in the type of care they provide.  Some homes care for those who are physically frail. Others homes specialize in care for residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, while others care for those who are impacted both physically and mentally. There are also some homes that have special certifications and licenses that are able to provide specific therapies and skilled nursing services. Each home has its own unique identity and area of expertise. This is why it is especially important to visit each home that is being considered to try to understand not only the level of care, but also the personality of the adult family home. You can learn more about adult family homes Olympia WA here at Assisted Living Options.



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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.