A1 Senior Care Advisors has the database of quality senior/ assisted living in Seattle. It’s not about connecting just any service to seniors; it’s about connecting seniors to the right services for them. As #1 Senior care placement agency in Bellevue we work with seniors and family members to determine the type of care needed. Once you meet our Advisors you no longer have to search for terms such as assisted living Bellevue or Bellevue senior living on google.
• Our senior care advisors offer Concierge services and match seniors with the services they need to thrive during this special stage of their life.
• Our senior living advisors in Seattle work with senior clients and their family member(s), guardian, POA or representative to refer, place and advise on senior/ assisted living facilities in Seattle.
• While other senior placement agencies offer minimum support our advisors consider the senior’s needs and preferences by collecting information during an in-person interview and assessment process.
• We are committed to connecting individuals with senior assisted living in Seattle at NO COST. We do this because we know how overwhelming and complicated it can be to set up care for seniors, especially those with special care needs that not every senior/ assisted living facility in Seattle will support.
• We also perform a minimum of two (2) years background check on every facility we recommend.
We are the leading elder care placement agencies in Eastside Seattle and Bellevue region, and our customer ratings have established us as the #1 referral agency for assisted living in Bellevue. Our Customer ratings have establised us as one of the best assisted living placement agencies in Greater Seattle area. For senior assisted living options near Seattle, Eastside, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, and Olympia area call us at 425-324-5592. All assisted living referral services and Senior care referral services are Free.
Saving you countless hours of searching and touring facilities, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU FIND THE BEST & MOST APPROPRIATE CARE FACILITY FOR YOUR LOVED ONE: Assisted Living, Adult Family Homes, Memory Care (Alzheimer’s and Dementia), Independent Living, Hospice Care and much more
Assisted Living Facilities are housing options for elderly that provide help with ALL the daily activities,housekeeping, prepared meals, social activities, transportation to doctor appointments, medication administration and overall personalized care.
An assisted living facility is a senior living option for those with needs for assistance with daily living and care. Its purpose is to help adults live independently as long as possible, in a safe environment. Aging at home is the option that most seniors prefer, but sometimes it is not the safest one to choose. If a person is unable to take care of their daily activity needs, like dressing, bathing, cooking, shopping, paying bills, and taking medications, it’s time to rethink aging in place.
Living spaces can be individual rooms, apartments, or shared quarters. The facilities generally provide a home-like setting and are physically designed to promote the resident’s independence. Services are offered to assist residents with daily living. The services offered by assisted living communities vary from facility to facility.
Independent Living is for seniors who are able to live on their own in an apartment or house, but want the conveniences of living within a community that provides services and amenities such as housekeeping, social activities, dining, transportation, security, or the option of assistance with daily tasks or medical care if they need it later. In addition to the above, Independent Living communities tend to focus on health and wellness strategies to help residents stay active and independent longer.
Typically there are no medical care options. These communities simplify your life, as many day-to-day chores are handled for you. You do not have to be able to live independently to live in an Independent Living community. However, any assistance you may need beyond what is provided for all residents will be your responsibility; it will not be provided by the community or included in your rent.
Independent Living accommodations can be a studio, a single bedroom, or a two-or-three-bedroom apartment. It also can be a cottage-style residence, smaller than a house, usually on a single level and often with an attached garage.
Cost ranges from $1,400 to $6,600 a month. Costs vary widely by community based on location, size of the apartment or cottage, and the amenities offered. Independent Living facilities accept private pay only.
Memory care is care for people who have been diagnosed with memory loss and who need help with areas of daily living (ADLs). If you or your loved one suspects there is a memory problem, contact a medical professional for evaluation. When the term ‘memory loss’ is used, it’s usually associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) because AD is the most common type of memory loss, occurring in about 5 million Americans. The broader term for memory loss is dementia (not a specific disease itself), which is the loss of memory from brain trauma, stroke, or a degenerative disease, as well as a loss of at least one other brain function like language. Dementia affects your mental abilities, which affect your ability to carry out ADLs. People with dementia usually have trouble solving problems, doing daily tasks, and may even have trouble controlling their emotions. Here are some signs that are not part of normal memory loss:
• Forgetting things much more often than you used to
• Forgetting how to do things you’ve done many times before
• Trouble learning new things
• Repeating phrases or stories in the same conversation
• Trouble making choices or handling money
• Not being able to keep track of what happens each day
Although many are able to care for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia at home, it may come to a point in the disease process that makes home care unmanageable. With the variety of home health services that are available, this may be delayed, but in some instances, placement is warranted. Memory care environments are designed for those that need help with ADLs but who still want a level of independence. They provide a safe and secure place with professional staff that is trained to care for those with memory loss. – Safety while at home is a great concern. Ex: wandering outside the house and getting lost, leaving the burner on and forgetting about, not remembering if they took the medication (risk of overdose) or skipping taking the meds at all.
Respite care typically refers to a short-term stay at a senior community, usually an assisted living or memory care community. Respite care is a great living option for an elderly or disabled person who needs some day-to-day supportive services, but still desires social stimulation, engagement and activities. Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break, short-term respite care is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the individualized care they need. Respite care is not all the same. Respite can vary in time from part of a day to several weeks. Seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver. Using respite care before you become exhausted, isolated, or overwhelmed is ideal, but just anticipating regular relief can become a lifesaver. Respite care can take many forms, but boils down to two basic ideas: sharing the responsibility for caregiving and getting support for yourself. Finding the right balance requires persistence, patience, and preparation.
When your loved one is in the hospital and needs to go to a Skilled Nursing Facility for therapies and recovery, A1 Senior Care Advisors is here to help you choose the best and most appropriate facility, that will meet all your loved one’s needs.
Generally, the social worker at the hospital will hand you a list of several facilities for you to visit. Our Advisors will save you countless hours visiting, driving, researching online and on the phone. Our commitment and experience will make this process easy. We will also present you with a Medicare star rating printout of the facilities we recommend.
In-Home Care (also referred to as home care, domiciliary care, or social care) is supportive care provided in the home. Care may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment needs or by professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living (ADLs) are met. In-home medical care is often and more accurately referred to as home health care or formal care. Often, the term home health care is used to distinguish it from non-medical care, custodial care, or private-duty care which refers to assistance and services provided by people who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel. For terminally ill patients, In-Home Care may include hospice care. For patients recovering from surgery or illness, In-Home Care may include rehabilitative therapies.
The largest segment of In-Home Care consists of licensed and unlicensed non-medical personnel, including caregivers who assist the individual. Care assistants may help the individual with daily tasks such as bathing, eating, cleaning the home and preparing meals. Caregivers work to support the needs of individuals who require such assistance. These services help the client to stay at home versus living in a facility. Non-medical home care is paid for by the individual or family. The term “private-duty” refers to the private pay nature of these relationships. Home care (non-medical) has traditionally been privately funded as opposed to home health care which is task-based and government or insurance funded.
These traditional differences In-Home Care services are changing as the average age of the population has risen. Individuals typically desire to remain independent and use home care services to maintain their existing lifestyle. Some Government and Insurance agencies are beginning to fund this level of care as an alternative to facility care. In-Home Care is often a lower cost solution to long-term care facilities.