Exploring Long-Term Care Options in the Puget Sound
Retirement communities throughout the Seattle, Tacoma and Everett areas focus on quality of life for active seniors. This option is best suited for people who are in good health and looking to shed the daily responsibilities of housework, cooking and yard work.
Assisted living options bridge retirement homes and nursing facilities. Most retirement homes offer assisted living options such as medicine management (med mgt) and assistance getting to doctor's appointments, but don't have the staff to cover other activities of daily living.
Skilled nursing facilities offer care for people who need 24 x 7 nursing staff available to give medications, provide dressing, feeding and toileting assistance, as well as help with other activities of daily living. Providing the highest level of care, these residential options are often the most expensive.