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Foothills Adult Family Home

8515 234th Ave E
Buckley, WA 98321-9203
(253) 862-8120
Fax: (253) 863-2210
Services Offered:
Assisted Living
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    The Foothills is noted as the benchmark in the community of Adult Family Homes in Washington State. The physical setting is lovely but more importantly, the Mitchells share their gift of hospitality and their expertise in dealing with the complexities of the aging process. The Foothills is a family home for cognitive Seniors who are medically fragile. We fill the need for widowed Seniors who would prefer living in a smaller, retirement home atmosphere without the isolation of apartment living. The Foothills is a 3.500 sq ft., 6 bedroom, 5 bath custom rambler, located in a country setting, surrounded by pasture, livestock and the foothills of Mr. Rainier.
    All genders welcome
    Age 68 and over
    Eligibility requirements:
    Pre-admission screening required by Foothills RN; Foothills is a private business and requires private funding; lease commitment month to month; Foothills is a family home for cognitive seniors who are medically fragile; special care services are not provided for the specialty areas of Developmental Disabilities, Chronic Mental Illness, Alcohol/Drug addictions, Traumatic Brain Injuries or dementia care requiring secured grounds; under no circumstances will a person, male or female, with a sexual predator history, convicted or not convicted, be admitted to the Foothills; most other nursing care needs will be considered.
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 8-24 hours per day
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Adult day care
    Massage therapy
    Mental health counseling
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Restorative therapy
    Speech therapy
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Bariatric needs
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Breathing support requiring ventilator
    Broken bones
    Colostomy/urostomy care needs
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    On-site dialysis
    Management of an I.V.
    Management of a feeding tube
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Tendency to fall
    Wound treatment
    Staff certifications and training:
    Minimum standards include: Bachelor of Science RN Master of Education Administrator Caregiving staff have NA-R or NA-C AND: -Fundamentals of Caregiving -CPR/First Aid -Nurse Delegation Core Training -Dementia Specialty training; ongoing and current -Ongoing continuing education for a minimum of 10 hrs/year Additional training may include: Mental Health Specialty training Nutritional updates and special diets
    Memory Care
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Provided
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    up and awake at night, exit seeking, wandering
    Living Space Options
    Private bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $125
    Maximum cost: $164
    Billed per day
    Shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $125
    Maximum cost: $164
    Billed per day
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    Residents may bring pets
    Pet Types Allowed
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    Controlled access garage
    Emergency in-room call system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Full-service kitchen
    Climate control or thermostat
    Private telephone line
    Wheel-in shower
    Walk-in shower
    Wheelchair access
    Washer/dryer hook-up
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 6
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    Primary pharmaceutical service:
    Safeway Pharmacy
    On-Site Services
    Beautician and/or barber
    Computer and internet access
    Designated family visiting area
    Guest dining
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    TV, media room, or theater
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    Other recreational activities:
    Singspiration with visiting musicians; weekly
    This facility caters to:
    Medically fragile, cognitively intact Seniors
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    Pet deposit required
    Pet deposit amount: $150
    Nursing care fee required
    WA Adult Family Home
    License No. 245600
    Issued by Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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