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Best of Seattle Senior Living

You want the best of everything, especially when you or a family member needs help with living your daily life. is valuable for researching senior communities throughout the country. You can search reviews, read about amenities, and find rates. selects the Best of Senior Living Award winners annually. To review the criteria to win the award, click here. Let’s examine the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners in Seattle.

Assisted Living Winners

Assisted living communities give residents a little extra care with hygiene assistance, transportation, cooking, and housekeeping. Residents are encouraged to participate in activities, wellness programs, and other fun events.

Queen Anne Manor is situated on a quiet street and offers support for daily living through personalized services along with several interactive programs. Residents can bring their furnishings and accessories. The roof top deck offers the perfect gathering place, and there is plenty of space for a garden. Queen Anne offers daily programs such as exercise, games, movies, shopping excursions, and other cultural events. Other amenities include off-site activities, beauty shop, respite care, aging in place, religious services, and complimentary transportation. Residents are also allowed to bring small pets.

Reviewers mentioned how satisfied they are with the community. “We had a very good experience with this community. They did a very good job caring for my father and his needs. The owner and the nurses were great. I was comfortable with the care he was receiving,” wrote one family member.

Brookdale Queen Anne offers a home-like setting with a friendly staff. The community is friendly and offers programs to improve your independent life by providing home-style meals, daily activities, and a beautiful setting. Brookdale Queen Anne also offers residents the following services: podiatrist care, physical therapy, beauty shop, dental care, aging in place, and hospice care. Pets are also permitted.

One review stated how pleased a family member was, by saying, “So far everything is working out very well for my mother here in this community. They are taking good care of her and her needs. The staff is great, and they have been very good to work with.”

Alzheimer’s Care Winners

When patients have a memory-related condition like Alzheimer’s, the individual needs special care from highly trained professionals in Alzheimer’s or dementia care. These communities also have security to help prevent wandering and to keep your loved one safe.

Happy Family AFH offers activities suited for those with memory issues. These activities will help keep residents both active and involved. This memory care community provides a small, safe, comfortable environment. Residents have one large bedroom, and each resident has his or her own bathroom. A skilled RN lives on-site to provide care around the clock. Amenities include activity centers, beautician on-site, complimentary transportation, and religious services.

One review stated, “Very nice staff. The facility has a great friendly activity area with a small view of the sound and Olympics. Nice clean rooms and facilities.”

Queen Anne Manor (also listed under assisted living) also offers memory care to residents 24 hours a day.

Another reviewer said that community works hard to keep his or her family member active with the programs.

Independent Living Winners

Independent living is best for residents that need little assistance but want an independent life filled with activities and amenities. This style of community is also known as retirement living.

Ida Culver House Ravenna, a part of Era Living Community, offers a vibrant lifestyle filled with amenities, programs, and full-service restaurant. This all-inclusive retirement community is minutes away from shops, cafes, restaurants, and the University Village shopping center. Residents live a maintenance-free lifestyle with housekeeping service, meal preparation, and transportation. There is even an onsite wellness center. The full calendar includes games, exercise programs, wine and jazz concerts, garden parties, movies, Bingo, and more.

Weekly housekeeping services help residents keep their living space clean. Help is available 24/7 with live-in managers.

Era Living creates an environment at their facilities that provides exceptional health care, whole body wellness, social fulfillment, and more. In collaboration with the University of Washington’s School of Nursing, Era Living’s Wellness and Active Aging Programs create an innovative and vibrant community filled with new and fun programs.

One reviewer talked about the community’s location, “This community is wonderful. The location is convenient to everything and is very beautiful. The staff is great, and they answered all questions.”

A resident wrote, “ I am happy I moved into Ida Culver House. The staff is very helpful, cooperative, and kind. The food is a little too good as I am gaining weight. The home is kept clean and well-maintained.”

Home Care Winners

In-home care provides needed care for seniors including medical care and assistance with dressing, meals, bathing, and other hygiene routines. All these services can be done at the individual’s home to make it comparable to other assisted living care.

SYNERGY HomeCare provides certified caregivers, non-medical care services, and in-home aides to help seniors or individuals who have health limitations. SYNERGY HomeCare can help with activities and daily living with care such as getting into bed, getting dressed, using the restroom, bathing, feeding, and helping with changing adult briefs.

Caregivers can also help patients with transportation, housework, grocery shopping, meal preparation, scheduling outside services, providing communication, and managing finances.

If you are the primary caregiver, you can also call SYNERGY HomeCare for respite care if you are unavailable. One reviewer hired their services while they were on vacation. They said, “We used SYNERGY HomeCare for a little while during my vacation. The person I initially spoke with was very good at setting things up. The caregivers were there when they were supposed to be, and I didn’t hear any complaints.”

You can review the entire list of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners here. If you want to consider more options, you can search the site for other facilities and reviews in or near Seattle.

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