ADULT FAMILY HOME vs. ASSISTED LIVING
ASSISTED LIVING RENTON
Hoping to locate an assisted living home for your loved one here in King County, Washington? MyAFH.com is the best online resource to find adult family home community options!
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.
|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|
Located here in the city of Renton in King County, Washington, we have built a network of high quality, personal adult family home locations for those with dementia, age related or mobility issues that are optimal for ideal assisted living and 24/7 services. Our caregivers accomplish this by giving everyday, individualized service to those living with us, while ensuring their unique health and happiness needs are met with assisted living options.
ASSISTED SENIOR FACILITIES RENTON
Many of our Renton senior facilities and communities are excellent for senior patients with pronounced physical, memory or age related conditions that need 24/7 care and service. This level of care can be vital in all kinds of emergency situations, as our caregivers can administer urgent care and help sooner than a visiting doctor would be able to which may be a lifesaver in emergencies.
If you envision an average assisted living facility in Renton, Seattle, Tukwila or elsewhere, it most likely has dozens of patients in small rooms spread out throughout a massive building, and only so many nurses and doctors available for necessary care while they keep up with multiple patients living there. This unfortunately tends to create impersonal, disheartening and lonely living situations that your loved one may have difficulty living with, especially if they suffer from physical, memory or age related conditions. In stark contrast, MyAFH’s Renton assisted adult family home communities allow our senior denizens their own spaces to live, and personal assistance from excellent caregivers who will come to know your loved one's needs on a personal level.
MyAFH’s Renton assisted living community facilities are the best offers available for any adults needing 24/7 care. Renton adult family homes also are flexible for all levels of assisted living requirements, as we can adjust services to your loved one's unique health needs and ability to be independent. We are always ready to help our community patients living with us with expert, licensed employees, caregivers and cleaning practices. We also plan activities and fun time for our Renton patients who are able to participate, based on what they are able and willing to do. Our skillfully trained and prepared assisted living staff in Renton, Washington are highly qualified and can take care of most typical needs seniors have, including the following:
- Bariatric Care
- Ostomy Care
- Foot Care
- Hair and Nail Trimming
- Most Other Daily Basic Living Needs
SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING RENTON
Rather than sympathy, MyAFH serves with compassion to ensure that your loved one will be cared for emotionally and physically. We are here for you and your family to help make this huge transition easier. Get in touch with our staff and find the best home for your family members today.
Call today for answers and help with any of the following topics:
- Long Term Care
- Memory Care
- Senior Living
- Nursing Home vs an Adult Family Home
- Assisted Living vs an Adult Family Home
Each of MyAFH’s Renton 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 Renton. 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?
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.
You may also be looking at other options, like nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Nursing homes are larger buildings, with many more residents and staff. They are usually geared towards seniors that are in need of much more care, than those that would enjoy the life inside of an Adult Family Home. Nursing homes typically have their skilled nursing staff on a more rotating schedule, whereas the care-takers in an adult family home often have the opportunity to build strong relationships with those staying with us.
Call us today at 866-214-4930 to find out more about our Adult Family Homes across King and Snohomish county!