CHOOSING AN ADULT FAMILY HOME vs. ASSISTED LIVING
ASSISTED LIVING SHORELINE
Struggling with locating an assisted living option for a loved one in or around Shoreline, Washington? Our senior community locations in the city of Shoreline and around King County are the best choices for adult family homes around, which are an excellent alternative to assisted living options for many senior citizens! MyAFH is the top online resource in Washington state for finding adult family homes.
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|
With several residential facilities in the community and cities around Shoreline, MyAFH manages a unique network of senior family housing locations. Our employees and caregiving staff are specially equipped for providing individually tailored help to those living in our in homes, whether they need help with complex memory conditions, or just help adjusting to retirement.
SENIOR LIVING SHORELINE
Seniors living in any MyAFH house are able to be as independent or dependent as they specifically need and desire. Whether they just need some assisted living help with certain things like taking medications, catheter usage, etc. or are bedbound with difficult physical conditions, our staff are able to adapt to their needs. Each of our community facilities are extremely flexible, but also specialize in specific types of care, for conditions like arthritis, diabetes, incontinence, dementia, and many many more. We will be happy to help you find the best home for your senior in our network!
The MyAFH assisted living facilities and caregivers located in Shoreline, Washington homes are qualified to take care of most general needs residents in our communities have, including the following:
- Bariatric Care
- Ostomy Care
- Foot Care
- Hair and Nail Trimming
- Most Other Daily Basic Living Needs
Our Adult Family Homes in Shoreline are a part of MyAFH management’s network of senior family housing locations throughout the region. These homes are perfect for your loved one's assisted living or 24/7 service needs. Our caregivers provide individualized, caring assisted living help to those in our homes, tailoring to the specific health and living needs of your loved ones.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY SHORELINE
Instead of going through the motions of caring for our Shoreline residents, MyAFH holds the ethos of compassion and empathy above all else. This philosophy is held by all our staff to ensure the best possible living for your loved one.
We would be incredibly happy to help you locate the best Shoreline assisted living home options for your loved one and go over cost, special needs and more. Read our online reviews too, don't take our word for it!
You may still have questions about MyAFH’s adult family homes vs. nursing homes in Shoreline. 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.