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ADULT FAMILY HOME vs. NURSING HOME

Adult Family Home in Burien

Are you looking for a place to settle down an elder in your family in Burien? Many think that there are only two options, an assisted living, or a nursing home.

The term “nursing home” may be more widely known and more broadly defined than Adult Family Home. Both can be good options for your loved one, but there are a few key differences when choosing a place for your senior to call home.

 

Adult Family Home Nursing Home
Maximum of six residents May have hundreds of residents
More personalized care and interaction More intensive care for advanced conditions
Greater independence of living More close care and supervision
Homes in regular neighborhoods Secured facilities
More of a “family” feel More of a “community” feel

 

Here at My AFH, Adult Family Homes in Burien, we care for all residents the way you would care for them in your own home. Residents here don’t have to worry about limited supervision, because our nursing staff are always accessible to treat individuals. Though this living style is more independent than that of a nursing home, our residential housing is licensed and designed to still provide care services for all types of adult and family health conditions including:

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Arthritis and Diabetes
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Other Age-Related Conditions

In addition to the essential nursing care needs of our residents, we provide supplemental activities, personal care, and social services in our adult family homes. Here in Burien, WA we want to make sure your family seniors are properly assisted in a careful, nurturing way. We have homes specializing in different types of senior care and communities, such as:

  • Long Term Care
  • Memory Care
  • Senior Living
  • Adult Family Home
  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

BURIEN NURSING HOMES

Adult family homes differ from nursing facilities for many different reasons. In nursing facilities, the elderly that reside there are in need of a bit more supervision than the average senior. Nursing or rehabilitation facilities are typically larger nursing buildings with many adult residents, often in rooms all lined up in rows. Assisted livings are usually large as well, though they are designed for seniors with little to no nursing care.

In our residential community adult family homes located in Burien, we offer housing for your loved ones in a more comfortable setting. We have up to six residents in each of our Burien locations. Although our residents may still have nursing needs, we strive to create an environment that allows them more freedom and independence. Often our residents enjoy getting to know the skilled nursing staff as well, as there won't be giant nursing staff rotations happening on a regular basis like a nursing facility.

NURSING HOMES BURIEN

You may still have questions about MyAFH’s adult family homes vs. nursing homes in Burien. Here are a few frequently asked questions:

 

What is the difference between an Adult Family Home and Assisted Living?

An Adult Family Home provides more personalized care in a more home-like setting, while Assisted Living Facilities operate more like apartment complex communities, with a very high level of independence for residents. Adult Family Homes can also offer independence, though the community is much smaller.

How do I know which Adult Family Home will work best for my loved one?

Feel free to contact MyAFH by using our contact form or calling us. Or you can search for Adult Family Homes in your area and contact them directly.

How do Adult Family homes stay accountable to the state?

The state of Washington conducts yearly surprise inspections to ensure that Adult Family homes are operating at an optimum level.

Are there services that an Adult Family Home does not provide?

Adult Family Homes are equipped to provide a wide range of services for the elderly. Most notable is the 24 hour care, with assistance of all activities of everyday living. Most homes provide assistance for Dementia and Mental Health. Some homes are RN owned and operated.

How much care should my loved one anticipate from an Adult Family Home?

Adult family Homes provide as much or as little care as the resident requires. Residents who are more independent will be encouraged to use their abilities while those needing assistance will be helped more.

What does a typical day in an Adult Family Home look like?

While each home is different, below you can see some general points that appear in a typical day. Residents are assisted with dress and grooming before serving breakfast. Rooms and laundry are cleaned. Activities and exercises are encouraged. Toileting may take place either before or after meals. Lunch is served followed by a time of relaxation or more organized activities and games. In the evening there is dinner and the day begins to wind down by watching one's favorite show before being assisted with the bedtime routine.

 

If you have previous thought a nursing home might be the only option for your loved one, come check out our Adult Family Homes in Burien, Washington, located in South King County. You'll find our adult family residences will provide for your family members just as much as a nursing home and deliver the assistance needed for them. However, unlike many nursing care-facilities, our houses are a warm and safe environment with just the right amount of assisted living, our focus is to nurture your senior family member in a place they can call home.

With an individualized nursing plan for each resident, our Burien adult family homes will provide personal care for each of our residents while focusing on their specific needs. We want your loved one to feel at home in a comfortable environment where they can be treated with the physical and emotional care that they need. While being gifted freedom and independence, our Burien nursing staff shows compassion towards our residents and we are here to help make your seniors’ transition much easier.

You will not be let down by how nurturing and warm our Burien area adult housing is. Your family member will be greeted with open arms and treated with compassion, not just sympathy. It is important to us that you or your loved ones are cared for individually with their physical and emotional needs. They will feel safe, clean, and taken care of in this community-like environment. With around-the-clock nursing staff and additional activities, we can help the transition be easier for you and your family.

Call us today at 866-214-4930 to find out more about our Adult Family Homes across King and Snohomish county!

Call us today at 866-214-4930 to find out more about our Adult Family Homes across King and Snohomish county.

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