ADULT FAMILY HOME vs. ASSISTED LIVING
ASSISTED LIVING BURIEN
Having difficulties finding an assisted living home, or an adult family home in or around Burien, Washington? MyAFH facilities in Burien of King County has the best online directory for adult family home facilities, which are the best alternative to standard assisted living locations!
What is the difference between an Adult Family Home and an Assisted Living Facility?
The term “Assisted Living” 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. Here are a few general differences between the two:
|Adult Family Home||Assisted Living Facility|
|Maximum of six residents||May have hundreds of residents|
|More personalized care and interaction||Some medical and ADL care available|
|Small group and independent activities available||Often have large group activities and entertainment available|
|Homes in regular neighborhoods||Apartment-style facilities|
|More of a “family” feel||More of a “community” feel|
With multiple homes in and nearby the community of Burien, MyAFH operates a strong network of senior family housing communities, with a range of options that can fit any of your loved ones' needs. Our staff and caregivers are equipped for giving specialized, individual help to the residents in our homes, and able to customize their living practices to fit their needs, but also preserve their own ability to be independent as much as they are able.
You might be under the impression that taking your loved one to a large nursing home or hospital, or hiring someone to stop by their place of living for assisted living services periodically are the only choices you have in Burien. However our adult family home communities are a third, superior option that is better for almost all cases!
SENIOR LIVING BURIEN
Our independent and assisted living homes in and around Burien, Washington are specially equipped to benefit our senior patients with age related conditions like arthritis, diabetes, incontinence and more. We are also equipped to help those with memory conditions, mental health struggles and neurological issues and can adjust for what your loved one specifically needs.
MyAFH’s Burien family homes are personal communities with no more than 6 patients, in beautiful house locations with sufficient staff that are trained to meet your loved one's every need. We can provide assisted living for those who are mobile, or 24/7 services for those who are bed bound or need hospice care.
Assisted Living can be a good option for more active seniors who need minimal medical care and want the feeling of a larger community that comes with this type of facility. While Adult Family Homes are very versatile; there are many that also offer a lot of independence for senior adults who are still highly capable, while others may offer greater levels of medical care and assistance for those who need it, all in a small family home setting.
Our assisted living community staff in Burien, Washington homes are qualified to assist with the needs our residents have, including the following:
- Bariatric Care
- Ostomy Care
- Foot Care
- Hair and Nail Trimming
- Most Other Daily Basic Living Needs
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES BURIEN
Rather than treating our Burien residents as a burden, MyAFH always keeps our two ethos of compassion and empathy as the most important things. This mindset is enforced to make sure that all seniors living in MyAFH homes will be cared for like they are our own loved ones.
Call today or fill out our online form! We would be so happy to help you located the best Burien assisted living home choice from MyAFH for your loved one and discuss cost, pricing plans and more.
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 a Nursing Home?
An Adult Family Home provides more personalized care in a more home-like setting, while Nursing Homes are larger facilities that operate more like hospitals, with close care and supervision for residents. Adult Family Homes can also offer this close care, though the community is much smaller and personalized.
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.
Call us today at 866-214-4930 to find out more about our Adult Family Homes across King and Snohomish county!