Welcome to HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor

Assisted Living, Memory Care

171 Southwest 6th Avenue Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

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About HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor

Levels of Care: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome Home to HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor!

HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor is a premier Memory Care and Assisted Living community in the Island County area that serves Oak Harbor, WA.

The area offers residents and visitors top attractions for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and history buffs. For unmatched natural beauty visit Deception Pass State Park, South Whidbey Island, or tour the San Juan Islands by plane. Stop at local wineries for a picturesque lunch. Tour the historic lighthouses and the Pacific Northwest Naval Air museum for a bit of history. There’s a lot to do and see in Oak Harbor and surrounding areas.

Whether your loved one requires some help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) or is living with the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, our dedicated staff takes great pride in delivering high-quality care that is compassionate, safe, and resident-centered. Our services are designed to meet our residents’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer enriching activities, exciting social programs, wellness classes, restaurant-quality meals, and more.

Before a resident moves into our property, customized assessments are completed so individual care plans can be created. These care plans are updated routinely or when a health condition arises. In addition to the Medical Director, our community is staffed by highly trained LPNs and HCAs who are hired not only for their professional skills but also for their compassionate and warm personalities.

Memory Care and Assisted Living Community in Oak Harbor, WA

Our property features comfortable living and dining accommodations, a beautiful courtyard with a central gazebo, and flat walking areas. Upon moving into the community, pick the style of room that best suits the resident’s needs. Outside areas are beautifully landscaped. Activity rooms and living spaces are tastefully designed and set up to encourage conversation.

At Oak Harbor meal times are important. Gathering around the table is one of our most popular daily happenings. The dining room is located in the center of the main common area for easy access. Our Executive Chef creates memorable meals three times a day, serving new and old favorites. Sit down to a beautifully prepared meal, and join friends and family for a lively dining experience. Our Chef and kitchen staff prepare homestyle cooking and accommodate vegetarian diets and other healthy eating choices.

One gorgeous fall day residents picked apples. Their harvest was used to make apple pies that residents also helped make.

Frontier’s Award-Winning SPARK™ Program

The friendly and compassionate staff at HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor is proud to offer our Memory Care and Assisted Living residents the award-winning SPARK™ program.

SPARK was inspired by the teachings and research of Maria Montessori and Dr. Cameron Camp and provides meaningful and life-enhancing experiences for members of our Memory Care and Assisted Living communities.

Our unique program engages our residents with proven strategies that strive to heighten interaction, optimize cognitive skills as well as promote a sense of purpose and accomplishment. We use tailor-fit assessment tools to evaluate each resident’s capabilities and strengths, so the program can best meet their specific needs. Residents are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities based on their interests and abilities.

From coffee and tea chats, karaoke, bowling, courtyard games, music therapy, arts and crafts, birthday celebrations, and more, SPARK has something for everyone to enjoy!

Amenities at HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor

Our Memory Care and Assisted Living residents enjoy a wide range of amenities at our well-appointed property, including:

  • Exceptional Accommodations – Our community features spacious living quarters a beautiful common area, and inviting social dining areas. Large windows offer natural light to residents. The overall feel is one that is warm, inviting, and safe.
  • 5-Star Cuisine – A dedicated Chef who prepares a wide variety of meals, including traditional Holiday dinners and resident favorites.
  • Social Outings – Residents enjoy our many stimulating activities, including cocktail making class, sports parties, musical performances, and more!
  • Recognition of Residents’ Birthdays – We are dedicated to celebrating our residents’ birthdays and creating a fun environment for everyone.
  • Spa Services – Residents can unwind during a variety of relaxing spa services.
  • Spiritual Services – Our community offers regular services to meet their spiritual needs.
  • Clubs and Resident Council – Our community provides residents with a variety of clubs, as well as Resident Council where seniors help make decisions regarding the future of our community.

Choosing the Right Memory Care or Assisted Living Community in the Oak Harbor Area

Finding the right Memory Care or Assisted Living community for your loved one is vitally important. HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor offers the very best services in the area.

If you would like to learn more about the many services and amenities that our community offers, we invite you to visit our property, take a tour and speak with our caring and friendly staff.

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Awards & Recognition

Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services Award
2023 Great Place to Work Award Badge
Family Assets Washington Excellence Award
2023 Pinnacle Customer Experience Award

Frontier's Award-Winning SPARK Program

Montessori Inspired

SPARK places ultimate focus on supporting our residents' ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. Our staff foster the natural spark within each individual by encouraging new idea and helping to make these ideas reality.

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The SPARK Difference

  • Based on science and research
  • Based on rehabilitation techniques
  • Keeps seniors socially engaged in a meaningful way
  • Aims at increasing engagement and skills as we age
  • Uses proprietary assessment tools that go beyond traditional methods

Levels of Care

Assisted Living

Assisted living is the perfect option for older adults who need a little extra care but want to maintain a fun and social lifestyle.

After move-in, your loved one will have access to skilled caregivers who provide everything necessary for a meaningful, elevated experience.

Memory Care

Our community specializes in Memory Care for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia-related illness.

Through our award-winning SPARK program, your loved one will receive round-the-clock care that encourages a happy, fulfilling lifestyle.

Amenities & Events


Art Therapy

Arts and Crafts

Baking Classes

Bath Product Class


Bird Watching Group

Book Club


Coloring Day

Cooking Classes

Clubs and Resident Councils

Crazy Hat Day

Donation Drives

Dress Up Day

Family Movie Night

Group Exercise Classes

Happy Hours

Holiday Celebrations

Ice Cream Outing/Social

Manicures and Pedicures

Men's Club

Musical Performances

Music Therapy

National Food Day Celebrations

Painting Day

Pet Therapy

Pizza Parties

Puzzle Night

Recognition of Residents' Birthdays

Root Beer Float Party

Sporting Event Party

Tea Parties

Veteran's Ceremonies

Women's Group

What's Happening

Games and Puzzles

We invite our residents to join us for regularly scheduled social events, activities, and games that are sure to put a smile on every participant’s face!

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Baking is a great way to increase engagement among residents at are our community. Come join us for a baking session and the chance to enjoy a sweet treat!

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Music Therapy

Music is a big part of our community. Residents enjoy relaxing while listening to a wide variety of music.

Mykel Husk
Mykel Husk

Mykel Husk

Executive Director

Mykel started with HomePlace at Oak Harbor as the weekend nurse in 2019. In October of 2020, she took on the role of Assistant Health Services Director and then transitioned to the role of Health Services Director in January of 2021. During her time as the Health Services Director, she worked alongside the Executive Director, Resident Care Coordinator, care staff, and all departments to ensure the residents needs have been met. Mykel is an Islander and has been on the Island most of her life. She has three sons who are wild and keep her on her toes!

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"The thoughtful caring staff take wonderful care of my mom. Our family is so thankful we found HomePlace! "

Judi S., Daughter of Resident

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