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There are 4 nursing homes in Olympia, WA and 5 nursing homes nearby. The average cost of nursing homes in Olympia, WA is $275 per month.
The median cost of nursing homes in Olympia for a single-occupancy apartment is $275/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
Recently celebrating 150 years of cityhood, Olympia is the government seat of Washington State and home to the historic state capitol building. Located on the shores of Puget Sound, the city is 30 miles south of Tacoma and 65 miles south of Seattle.
With a population of just 45,322, Olympia nursing home residents enjoy scenic, small-town living with access to the amenities and services provided by a capital city.
When considering long-term care options, realize that there are many senior care facilities available. A nursing home is suitable for seniors who are no longer able to care for themselves due to a chronic illness or disability. This type of facility provides 24-hour professional nursing care.
Nursing homes differ from assisted living facilities, which are more suitable for a senior who needs some assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing or meal preparation but does not need intensive medical care. For more information on assisted living, see our article on Olympia Assisted Living.
Providence St. Peter Hospital is one of two hospitals located in Olympia. With respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship as core values, Providence St. Peter has been recognized numerous times for its excellence in healthcare. Its Emergency Center is a great example.
The care for patient safety is evident by the emergency team procedures and medication dispensing system designed to minimize human error. The treatment rooms are designed for patient privacy and safety of Olympia nursing home seniors.
A resident of an Olympia nursing home could be transferred to the Capital Medical Center should more advanced medical treatment be required than is provided at the nursing home.
As one of five mid-sized hospitals recognized for excellent inpatient satisfaction, Capital Medical Center was recently awarded the Excellence Through Insight Award.
Using advanced technologies in cardiac imaging, computed tomography, MRI, nuclear scan and ultrasound, physicians are able to perform non-invasive studies while keeping the patient comfortable.
Seniors residing in an Olympia nursing home will enjoy a day with family at one of the many public parks in the city. Percival Landing Park is perfect for strolling on the boardwalk along the waterfront of Budd Inlet, and the tranquility of the Yashiro Japanese Garden is an excellent place to rejuvenate one’s spirit among the traditional design of the garden, stone sculptures and ponds.
At Friendly Grove Park, nursing home seniors will marvel at the giant sequoia and enjoy a stroll along the paved loop trail. The grassy open space of the hillside Bigelow Springs Park contains a hummingbird garden, great views of the East Bay, and an artesian well that is a great spot for reviving the spirit.
For a special treat, visit Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm for some of their delicious, award-winning cider or delicious fresh fruit and vegetables.
Surrounded by the beauty of the Puget Sound, an Olympia nursing home can provide the peaceful and caring place your love one needs. For information on nursing homes in Olympia, see our Olympia Nursing Homes page or for an assisted living home, see our Olympia Assisted Living page.
Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.
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