ADULT FAMILY HOME vs. ASSISTED LIVING
ASSISTED LIVING SEATTLE
Having trouble with finding a good assisted living home or adult family home in Seattle? MyAFH has the best online resources and info to for adult family home community placements, in place of typical assisted living homes!
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 just a few differences in general 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 homes and connections in the city of Seattle in King County, Washington, MyAFH has a strong network of senior family home locations for that are excellent for assisted living, 24/7 services and more. Our nurses and caregivers administer individualized, caring service to our residents, while making sure their specific health and living needs are met with the right level of assisted living help.
You might be under the impression that joining a massive nursing home facility, or hiring someone to drop by your loved one's residence for assisted living services once a week are the only cost effective choices in Seattle, Washington, when researching and reading online reviews of senior living options.
MyAFH’s Seattle adult family homes offer a third option, making sure that our senior residents may continue to have their social, community and activities needs met, but also always keeping them safe and secure while allowing them to have as independent a life as they can. Always prepped for new residents with individual beds, clothes washing services, basic healthcare and meticulous sanitization, our licensed Seattle adult homes are set up for no more than 6 to 8 unrelated denizens, excepting those who are married and joining the home together. Please call us for more info about all MyAFH locations, placement cost, and any questions as each home has unique amenities.
ASSISTED LIVING HOMES SEATTLE
Our senior housing communities located in Seattle are capable of taking senior patients with difficult conditions that require constant service, including memory issues like dementia, stroke patients and more. They are trained to respond in emergency situations, and can provide first aid and help immediately which can be a lifesaver for those with sensitive conditions.
Seattle's average assisted living facilities or retirement homes typically have many patients packed in small rooms, all spread out in massive buildings meant for holding as many people as possible. There are only so many nurses available, and they may only have time for absolutely necessary care for your loved one and nothing else.
This may result in isolated and frustrating living styles that your loved one may not be able to cope with, especially if their living is adversely affected by other conditions. As an alternative, MyAFH’s options for Seattle assisted family house communities permit our senior denizens their own beds in beautiful home communities, and personal service from our caregivers that will allow them to be as independent as they can, safely.
Our specially trained assisted living community staff in Seattle, Washington homes are qualified to take care of most needs our seniors have, including the following:
Hair and Nail Trimming
Most Other Daily Basic Living Needs
SEATTLE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
Rather than caring for Seattle adults who need 24/7 retirement care just as a job, MyAFH always prioritizes our 2 tenets of empathy and compassion as the most important things to keep in mind for our caregivers, employees and executive staff. This is to ensure that all seniors living in our homes will be cared for as if they are our family and friends, not clients.
Call us, complete our online contact form or read reviews about us on Google and elsewhere! Our team would love to help you find the best Seattle assisted living home choice from MyAFH for your senior.
You may still have questions about MyAFH’s adult family homes vs. nursing homes in Seattle. 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!