Need assistance with finding assisted living choices for a senior in or around Everett, Washington? MyAFH's community home locations are the best adult family home facilities in the area, which which is a great alternative to assisted living services if those are not the right fit for your loved one's needs! MyAFH's network of senior home care locations offer amazing flexibility for the needs of your parent, friend or relative needing a place with 24/7 assisted living services.

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

Most people know the term “Assisted Living” but may not have heard of Adult Family Homes before. Both can be good options for your loved one, but there are some big differences between these two types of senior housing. These highlights are important to know when searching for somewhere for your senior to call home. Here are a few of those general differences at a glance:

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


Assisted living alternative homes offered by MyAFH in and around Everett, Washington are set up to benefit seniors with memory related conditions like dementia and Alzheimer's. When your loved one is admitted, our communities' staff can adjust and customize their assistance to what your senior specifically requires and how independent they are able and willing to be. With custom activities plans and special cooking plans, you can avoid being stuck with an inflexible level of assisted living that may not fit your Everett senior's needs.

Typical nursing facilities and even assisted living senior communities in Everett tend to take hundreds of patients/residents in lonely, tiny rooms that do not feel like home in the slightest. Inadequate staffing may be an issue as well, resulting in a lack of personal care and options because the nurses, doctors and staff are too spread thin to do anything but the most vital tasks. In complete contrast, MyAFH adult family homes create wonderful communities with a maximum of 6-8 residents living in the home at any given time, so everyone gets the assisted help they need in Everett for their needs. Our staff is available 24/7 for support and emergency situations, and our homes are fitted with the latest safety equipment like emergency buttons, monitors and more to ensure that if emergencies happen they can respond right away.

The assisted living community staff in Everett, Washington homes are trained to help with most basic needs our residents have, including the following:

  • Bariatric Care
  • Ostomy Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair and Nail Trimming
  • Most Other Daily Basic Living Needs


The MyAFH senior community facilities in Everett are specially set up for taking in senior individuals with health conditions that assisted living care providers can't help with. Whether your loved one needs help with memory conditions, physical conditions or mental health assistance, our adult family homes in Everett and the nearby area can help with what's needed! If you are interested in this alternative to assisted living for your loved one, please get in touch with us to discuss pricing and activities for your loved one.


You may still have questions about MyAFH’s adult family homes vs. nursing homes in Everett. 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 today or fill out one of our online contact forms! We are more than happy to help you locate the optimal Everett assisted living home choice for your loved one and discuss cost, pricing plans, offers and more.

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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