Senior Housing: Seven Services to Get on Track

Need different living options for you or a senior in your life?

OSenior Housing, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Adult Family Home, Independent Livingur mission is to help seniors find solutions to their senior housing and/or care needs, treating them with value and compassion.

1. Our Area of Service for Senior Housing & Care Options:

We serve seniors in the areas of Whatcom, Skagit, and Northern Snohomish Counties. If you live in or would like to move to one of these Counties in Washington State, give us a call at (360) 856-9023.

2. Assess Your Situation

First of all, we listen to your situation or that of a senior in your life. Furthermore, we consider the senior’s current living setting, care needs, desired social environment, Read More

Better Hearing Equals Better Health | Learn How!

A little girl leaning over to whisper secrets in her grandfather’s ear as he smiles in delight. Better hearing makes listening fun.Do you believe that better hearing equals better health?   There is so much more to health than just hearing. Rightly, you do all you can to take care of yourself. Count the ways. For one, you maintain good diet and exercise habits.  Also, you know your cholesterol numbers and watch your blood pressure. Annual vision tests and dental check-ups help keep you up to date with Read More

Music Helps Dementia: A Local Study

Image of music notes. Read about a study of music's impact on people living with dementia.Music’s Impact on Dementia has come under a local study in Skagit County

The theory of this study is that community members who live with chronic disease appreciate living a quality of life on a daily basis.  Helping Hearts and Hands organized a music and memory demonstration project with three care facilities that serve dementia residents.  We expected that music of the person’s liking would Read More

Mended Hearts: Getting into Heart Matters

Image logo of Mended HeartsWhen Heart Matters Come Up

Doris, a busy, happy senior enjoys retirement, welcomes a new grandchild now and then, and just generally lives life well. She has some issues that bother her a bit, but she tends to brush them off. Doris doesn’t want to be one of those people who constantly worry about their health.

Finally, reluctantly, Doris makes an appointment with her primary care doctor. After some tests, she is alarmed to discover that she has an irregular heartbeat. The tests also show some other potentially life-threatening issues that must be addressed. Read More

Stairway Sensibility at Home

Do you have a stairway in your home? Consider stairway safety features for continued health and mobility.People who have stairs in their home need Stairway Sensibility.   Let me make my case with the following story based on a true event. Jane (fictional name) stepped down her stairway to go where her hobby items were stored downstairs. Just more than half way down, she slipped and found herself lying on the cold cement floor.  She does not remember slipping nor tripping, but the searing throb in her hip and her head made her well-aware of a bad landing.  Sensing the danger of shock if she spent much time on the floor, she climbed back up the stairs on her hands and Read More