Seattle Washington Adult Family Homes
In Washington State, Adult Family Homes,
also referred to as Adult Foster Homes),
are traditional homes in neighborhood
settings where owner, resident manager and
staff are responsible for the safety and
well-being of senior (typically) adult
residents. The home census is limited by
Washington State law to 2-6 residents.
All Washington State Adult Family Homes
are required to provide a room, meals,
laundry and adequate 24/7 staffing. (The
Washington State Department of Social and
Health Services concedes that many AFH's
find 24/7 awake coverage is necessary for
appropriate levels of care.). A qualified
owner, resident manager or staff member authorized and able to make needed decisions must
be on-site 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Beyond these baseline requirements, levels of care services will vary from Adult Family Home to
Adult Family Home. Additional services may include:
  • Nursing Care
  • Medication Management
  • Call Buttons
  • In-home Medical and Dental Visits
  • In-Home Beautician and Barber Services
  • Activity Programs
  • Individually-Scheduled Transportation

The Washington State Adult Family Home licenses are renewed annually. The facility must
submit to a full, comprehensive inspection which assesses structural integrity, safe movement
and navigability features, fire safety (inside and out) and ease-of-access for first-responder
Washington State requires providers, resident managers, caregivers, staff and volunteers for
Adult Family Homes to submit to tuberculosis testing within three days of employment. Every
employee and volunteer at Adult Family Homes must undergo a Criminal History Background
Additionally, Washington State Adult Family Homes must follow an Infection Control System and,
collaboratively with resident and residents' families, construct a negotiated care plan within the
licensing guidelines.
Washington State Adult Family Homes are overseen by the Department of Social and Health
Services. Contact Info:
P.O. Box 45130, Olympia, WA 98504-5130   |   (800) 737-0617
Featured Adult Family Home: Magnolia Adult Family Home - R.N. Owned and Managed
Magnolia Adult Family Home, with a wonderful view of
Seattle's Salmon Bay, is not only one of Seattle's, but one of
Washington State's premier Adult Family Home's. Magnolia
Adult Family Home's operator, Mary Cruise, holds degrees in
home economics and nursing and has extensive experience in
medical and surgical intensive care, rehabilitation and geriatrics.
A registered nurse is available 24/7 at Magnolia AFH.
All bedrooms are private (couples welcome). Magnolia AFH
focuses on the resident's complete health: physical, emotional,
social and spiritual. Magnolia Adult Family Home specializes in:
  • Assisted Living (Magnolia AFH is ADA-Designed Wheelchair/Walker Accessible)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dementia Care
  • Mental Health
One of Magnolia AFH's most unique features is its emphasis on rehabilitation. Residents
participating in the rehabilitation service receive a customized therapeutic treatment plan and
work directly with the facility's licensed physical therapist to determine the frequency and
duration of treatment.
Each Magnolia AFH resident is evaluated and monitored daily by a registered nurse. Residents
receive personal care assistance, medication supervision, nutritious meals prepared by the
facility's professional chef, trips to the Magnolia Senior Center, linen and laundry service, on-
staff beautician/barber services and much, much more!
4326 29th Avenue West, Seattle, Washington 98199   |   (206) 285-8550
Redmond's Own Adult Family Home is owned and operated by a Certified Nursing Assistant;
a registered nurse is on call 24/7. Redmond's Own AFH is a smaller home, offering much more
personalized attention for its residents. Services include 24-hour staff supervision and
assistance, medication and pharmacy management, incontinence for bladder and bowel care,
three meals and daily snacks, housekeeping and laundry service and much, much more!
16607 N.E. 100th Street, Redmond, Washington 98052   |   (425) 376-1981