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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When is the right time to consider elder care options?

young woman whispering to grandmotherWhen is it time to consider an Adult Family Home or an Assisted Living Facility in Olympia, WA?

Planning ahead can make a challenging situation less complicated, because you will already have Assisted Living Options on your side.  Armed with information about the differences between Assisted Living and Adult Family Homes, along with learning about other assisted living options in the Olympia, Tacoma, and Puyallup, WA region, you and your elder loved one will feel confident about your choices.

We have all watched loved ones aging, and it can be difficult to imagine a time when a parent can no longer safely live independently.  If you have a senior parent or other senior relative struggling with any of these activities of daily living, it may be time to contact Assisted Living Options and consult with Nancy:

  • Remembering to take medications
  • Meal preparation
  • Bathing/personal care
  • Managing appointments
  • Socializing and spending quality time with others
  • Managing finances

Once you and your family have decided to start looking into assisted living options, send us an email or call us first!  We know the ins and outs of senior care choices, and work to find you the care facility that most closely matches your family member’s needs.   We provide an excellent FREE service to those who will be able to pay privately for assisted living care, for those with veteran’s benefits, or with long-term care insurance.  We also work for an hourly rate with those clients who need Medicaid.

Whether this is your first look into elder care here in Olympia, WA or if you have already been frustrated by the complexities of researching assisted living and adult family homes on your own, you’ve found exactly the resource you need 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.