ADULT FAMILY HOME vs. NURSING HOME
Adult Family Home in Kent WA
Many assume that the main options available for themselves or an elderly family member in need of extra care are nursing homes. Here in Kent, Washington, MyAFH has the perfect housing for your family members who would like to retire to a well-supervised facility but would like more home like atmosphere.
What is the difference between an Adult Family Home and a Nursing 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. Here are just a few general differences between the two at a glance:
|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|
Our adult family homes are surrounded by a warm community where the senior citizens that reside with us can make friends with each other and live their adult lives as if they were at their own home. While nursing homes can provide more rehabilitation living environments, they're often large buildings with many other residents and nurses. Some would really prefer a smaller setting, that still provides skilled care takers.
Kent Nursing Home
Although nursing homes have become what many turn to for their senior housing once medical or memory care needs are become apparent, adult family homes can often offer a more attentive housing environment, as the resident will become well acquainted with the nursing care workers they see everyday. Here at MyAFH adult family homes, we want to ensure that all of our senior guests are well-treated and cared for by our outstanding nurses and healthcare staff. Our Kent adult family homes are located in a beautiful areas and provide the essentials that every senior citizen may need. Some of these options include:
- Feeding Tubes
- Home Care Equipment and Supplies
- Nephrostomy Tubes
- Two Person Transfers
At MyAFH, it is our mission to treat your family with compassion, as if they were our own family. Call today and we can make reviews of your needs and ensure they can be taken care of. In a home-like setting with a state minimum of one caregiver for six residents, many homes go above and beyond. This makes Adult Family Homes ideal for people who have less predictable care needs. They are able to extend care to residents whose needs vary during both the day and evening or those whose needs vary daily. Our skilled team has trained Kent employees that can perform many nursing tasks including the following, and more:
- Bariatric Care
- Ostomy Care
- Hair and Nail services
Nursing Home Kent
At MyAFH's Kent adult family housing, you can choose a place to live and stay there with all of your possessions and invite guests over to enjoy your home and adult community area. We provide room, board, laundry services, necessary supervision, and help with activities of daily life.
Each of MyAFH’s Kent Adult Family Homes is unique with its own personality and specialties. The owner or care provider chooses the level of care provided in their home. While some homes prefer caring for those who are physically frail, others may specialize in residents who have memory loss or dementia. Homes may be operated by medical professionals (physicians or nurses), para-professionals (Certified Nursing Assistants), or caregivers. This creates the broad spectrum of experience and knowledge within the AFH industry.
You may still have questions about MyAFH’s adult family homes vs. nursing homes in Kent. 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.
To find the best match for your family member, contact us to discuss if an Adult Family Home may be a better fit than a Nursing facility. We can make reviews of your needs and help you determine what the right options may be! You can also use our AFH Finder tool to see our adult family homes in your area!