What is an Adult Family Home?
An adult family home is a private home licensed by Washington State DSHS to provide senior care services for a maximum of six residents. The home is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round to provide care for your loved one. The home is inspected by the city building inspector and the state department of health in order to be licensed. The home is also subject to regular inspections by the department of health.
DSHS has published a document that gives some good advice on what to look for in an adult family home. Click here to view this PDF document.
How do you provide care to my loved one?
The staff members of New Day Senior Living are trained and licensed by the state of Washington to provide most levels of care, including dementia and hospice. We provide assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, and emotional support. The home has procedures for obtaining emergency assistance, such as an ambulance. We keep individual resident records and store them so that information is immediately available in an emergency. We have a Registered Nurse on call, who makes regular visits to the home. We also work closely with the residents’ doctors and other healthcare professionals.
What needs to happen for my loved one to move in?
First, we encourage family and your loved one (when possible) to visit our home to meet us and see what we have to offer. If you and your loved one decide that New Day is your choice, a complete care assessment will be done by a licensed nurse or clinical social worker. This comprehensive assessment details all of the care needs for your loved one, including medical history, physical, mental, and emotional needs, as well as personal preferences and lifestyle choices. We will also work with a pharmacy to set up delivery of medications to the home. We will then meet with the family to sign an admission agreement and other forms required by the state. At this point, your loved one can move into the home.
Are you prepared for emergencies and natural disasters?
Yes. We have a number of procedures in place to handle most emergencies, including:
- Emergency food and water supply
- Gas powered generator
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Battery-powered accessories
What are your rates?
Rates are determined by the level of care.