Know what your options are. The below directory & charts will guide you through an explanation and choices for each of the categories, from Assisted Living, to Certified Senior Specialists, to Memory Care and more. Learn where you or your loved ones can thrive, maintain safety & independence and enjoy a better quality of life. Start with the Care Solutions Assessment Chart below, followed by the Senior Housing Community Notes to ask when you are touring & interviewing while exploring the options for your best future.
ADULT FAMILY HOMES
These are residential homes licensed to care for up to six non-related residents. They provide room, board, laundry, necessary supervision, and necessary help with activities of daily living, personal care, and social services.
AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING
These income-qualified communities, designed for independent seniors, 55 with income restrictions.
This type of housing community Is NOTSynonymous with Nursing Homes. ... Assisted Living residents are mainly independent but may need help with activities of daily living care tasks such as bathing and dressing, while nursing home residents tend to need 24-hour assistance with every activity of daily living.
VASHON COMMUNITY CARE CENTER: 15333 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, WA. 206-567-4421.
CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist)
If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age in place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.
The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the growing number of consumers that will soon require these modifications. While most CAPS professionals are remodelers, an increasing number are general contractors, designers, architects, and health care consultants.
Concierge services for seniors include but are not limited to: transportation to appointments, errands & shopping; assisting with minor housework & minor home repairs; managing mail & bills; fiduciary services; providing computer & technology support and instruction; scheduling appointments; companionship; and so much more.
Concierge services allows the senior to remain independent longer, and when family members come to visit, they actually can have a quality visit, and not work on the "to do list" of tasks.
WINGMAN FOR SENIORS, Serving Kitsap County, 360-362-0356. Wingman for Seniors will be your "wingman" and they will help you with transportation, wellness checks, socialization, and so much more.
Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure. Construction differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser, while construction typically takes place on location for a known client.
CLARK CONSTRUCTION, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND: 355 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, 206-842-5450. Clark Construction is a leader in the region’s construction industry for multi-family, commercial and residential projects. We build exceptional structures that reflect fine craftsmanship and detail, outstanding value, and superior customer service. Check out the Madrona Project, which is their newest Multigenerational project.
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES (CCRC's)
Continuing care retirement communities are retirement communities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care, offering residents a continuum of care. A person can spend the rest of his life in a CCRC, moving between levels of care as needed.
An Eldercare Consultant offers guidance and advice to families and their loved ones. The different options for senior long-term and short-term care as it pertains to housing and in-home care can be overwhelming. Eldercare Consultants are equipped to help explain the differences between Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care and so much more. Eldercare Consultants will go over all the options that are available & make sense for you, as it pertains to your medical & care needs, your financial situation, and your personal wishes and preferences. Most Eldercare Consultant agencies provide these services at no fee to you.
Independent Living is for seniors who are able to live on their own in an apartment or house, but who 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 on.
In-home care services are a popular option for seniors and families with a wide range of needs. Professional caregivers can help seniors live independently in their own homes for as long as possible and, for those who need more intensive care and supervision, around-the-clock and live-in services are available.
Memory care is a distinct form of long-term care designed to meet the specific needs of a person with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other types of memory problems. Some Assisted Living Communities offer Memory Care services. The list below are communities that are only Memory Care.
REAL ESTATE ADVISING & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
A real estate advisor's primary role is to help you maximize your real estate investments. This means they are constantly evaluating the market, new trends and technologies, zoning and other influencing factors to help you take advantage of market shifts.
Property management is the oversight of real estate by a third party. Property managers are generally responsible for the day-to-day operations of the real estate, from screening tenants to arranging for repairs and maintenance. Owners pay property managers a fee or a percentage of the rent generated by the property.
Sound Equity Investments is your team that can help you figure out "what should we do with mom's house?"
SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS & MOVING SERVICES
Senior Move Management is the profession that assists older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation and/or "aging in place." ... Developing an overall move or "age in place" plan. Organizing, sorting, downsizing, transitioning, estate sales, moving coordination and more.
SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS (SRES), AND REALTORS:
REALTORS® who carry the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation are specially qualified to address the real estate needs of those age 50+. SRES® designees recognize that a home often is the largest and most precious asset that baby boomers and people 50+ have.
TERI TENNYSON, KITSAP SENIORS REAL ESTATE: 9226 Bayshore Road NW, Silverdale (serving the WestSound region). Teri is a seasoned and uniquely qualified Real Estate Broker & SRES. With her combined Real Estate, Geriatric Services, and Construction careers she is perfectly suited to assist buyers and sellers of all generations.
BROKERS GROUP REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS: 219 West Washington Street, Sequim
360-681-8778. A local, privately owned business run by experienced brokers and agents.
John's mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means he works tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.
ELIZABETH OZIMEK,JOHN L. SCOTT REAL ESTATE : Bainbridge Island Realtor,
206-495-7688. Elizabeth strives in helping you find that special place you call home.