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How to select the best Adult Family Home for your loved one in the Seattle area

Most people, when they are looking for an Adult Family Home for the loved one, are doing it for the first time in the lives. Certainly, some people have had prior experience – perhaps your spouse has already placed one of your parents-in-law in either a nursing home or an Adult Family Home in the past and has done a lot of homework on the subject – but most of us will do it perhaps once in a life time, and never repeat the exercise.

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In Kenmore, how do Adult Family Homes compare to Retirement Homes (or even Nursing Homes)?

Many people, understandably, go hunting for the best place to place their beloved and aging parent. Depending of resources, there is a huge variety of options. Some very ‘high living’ places can have dedicated staff for every resident while others can have a high resident to care giver ratio. It all depends on a resident’s budget, the neighborhood they are considering, and what they really need and want.

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How does a nursing home compare to a typical Adult Family Home in the Kenmore area?

One of the biggest differences between a nursing home and an Adult Family Home is that an Adult Family Home is limited, by law, to having no more than six residents in care at any one time. It’s not a limit on the number of rooms, windows, doors or bathrooms, either. It’s simply the number of residents who are being cared for at any one time.

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When is the right time to consider moving your senior parent into an Adult Family Home in Bothell?

The right time, if there is a simple answer to this question, is when your loved one is physically and emotionally ready for the move. At least, when they are at an optimal point where disruption to them and to your family’s schedule is at a minimum. Still, it can be a challenging move for many individuals, so let’s look at what the challenges are, and how to overcome them with the minimum of fuss.

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Choosing the right time to move into an Adult Family Home in Bothell, Washington

Moving home at any age comes with challenges

At any age, moving home is challenging. Even an infant knows something is going on when a change of domicile is made. And if you want to irritate a toddler – who on Earth would do that willingly! - all you have to do is move the furniture around and their universe is disturbed once again. Next minute they are crying, and they have to reorient themselves all over again.

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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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