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

How We Help

A Family Meeting

We begin with a personal meeting to become familiar with our client’s needs and desires. Frequently, that meeting includes family members or close friends. At that time we will ask lots of questions and will encourage you to do the same. Information on lifestyle preferences, health care needs, location desired and budget will help us find the right fit.

Assisted Living Options checks the availability of your preferred locations so that you don’t have to make lots of unnecessary phone calls or worry about what questions to ask or what you might have forgotten. We personally tour and inspect all accommodations and will only recommend those that meet our high standards. They must be a good match for your needs and desires.

Let’s Visit Together

We schedule tours of your top three or four options and accompany you on the tours. During the tours we will ask questions that you may not think of and can help keep track of the details from each community or care setting.

For A Confident Decision

If desired, we can prepare a comparison of the advantages of each location so that you and your family can review the differences and finally make an informed and confident decision.

Service Referrals

Assisted Living Options frequently works with businesses that provide a variety of services to seniors. If you would like to learn more or hear from preferred specialists in the following areas, I will be happy to put you in touch with:

  • Certified Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES®)
  • In-Home Chore Services
  • In-Home Nursing Care
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Packing, Sorting, Selling and Moving Assistance
  • Nursing Assessments
  • Washington Veterans Benefits

Please let us know of any other assistance you may need.

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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.