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Will dementia prevent my father from living in an Adult Family Home in Bothell?

It’s probably worth asking each individual Adult Family Home you are considering that direct question but it is very likely the answer will be yes. One of the central ideas and offerings behind an Adult Family Home is their ability to truly individualize their care for each resident.

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How is memory care given in a home designed for senior living? (I live in Bothell)

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Things to bring when moving into an Adult Family Home in the Bothell area

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How to prepare for your loved one's move into an Adult Family Home

It may seem like a simple move, but moving into an Adult Family Home has its challenges. But if it’s done right, it can be a wonderful and joyful transition. It pays to plan, though, and here’s why:

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How does an adult family home compare to hiring at-home caregivers in the Bothell area?

At-home caregiving, although it can be for a long time the best way to look after your loved one, eventually may become too much work for the adult children of a senior. Of course, we all want to keep our loved ones close, and for most of us, that means keeping them under our own roof, where we can see to their needs on a daily basis. After all, there’s no love like the love of family, and you’d be forgiven for believing that this the best way to go.

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Is life in a Nursing Home so different to that of an Adult Family Home?

The big difference between an Adult Family Home and a nursing home is the limit on the number of allowed residents. In the State of Washington, if a business wishes to operate as an Adult Family Home, it may only house a maximum of six residents. The reason for this is mostly to ensure a ‘family like’ setting, where the residents can become very well understood and close to the care giver staff. The reason the words ‘family home’ are included in the business description is a reflection on the hoped for nature of life at an Adult Family Home.

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What is life like for senior living in a nursing home or Adult Family Home in Bothell?

Probably the biggest difference between an Adult Family Home and a Nursing Home in Washington State is, one is personal, and the other is impersonal. What does that mean, I hear you ask! Well, one of the greatest characteristics of an Adult Family Home in Washington is that it may have a maximum of six residents.

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What to consider when choosing an Adult Family Home in the Bothell area

Choosing the right Adult Family Home for your loved one (or loved ones) takes preparation. What happens in reality is, however, a little more challenging because the availability of suitable residences might not coincide with the readiness of your loved one. Often, the time simply creeps by, and one day, it becomes a little urgent. Your loved one – and you, for different reasons perhaps – know that now is the right time for the Big Move.

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*All blog content on this website is for illustration purposes only. Our bloggers, while professional in their own right as bloggers, speak largely from personal experience and are not necessarily expert in the areas of Adult Family Homes. For more specific guidance regarding Adult Family Homes, selecting one that fits your needs, evaluating a location, making a residency application, consult with your Adult Family Home expert and/or healthcare professional before making any decision regarding which Adult Family Home is right for you or your loved one. Each individual senior is unique, therefore any guidance here is to be considered of a generalized nature only, designed to help you come up with some, but not all, of the questions you may have. Consulting with your professional regarding your own specific needs may produce a different result entirely.
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