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AddressWhere The Heart Is
410 South Norris Street
Burlington Washington 98233
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About Where The Heart Is
Where The Heart Is is a senior living community that provides exceptional Memory Care services to residents with cognitive impairment. Our caregiving staff consists of Dementia care experts offering care for individuals from mild cognitive impairment through significant dementia including end of life support.
Located in the heart of Skagit County, our community is warm and cozy, like you’d expect staying at a relative’s house. Whether your loved one is moving in from Burlington, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, or anywhere else, they will feel right at home at Where The Heart Is.
We understand a memory-illness diagnosis is trying on a family and their loved one. That’s why ensuring every aspect of our professional care team eases the tension associated with Alzheimer’s and Dementia will always be our top priority. We want your loved one to feel safe and happy, and we want your family to relax knowing they are taken care of.
Our award-winning SPARK activity program is the heart of our resident’s engagement. This program’s four pillars are Community Contribution, Inclusion & Belonging, Lifelong Learning, and Purpose. Everything your loved one does at Where The Heart Is is rooted in these essential aspects of a life well-lived.
Your loved one will experience SPARK for themselves when they participate in a variety of sensory activities. Some days, that includes creating art in a class environment, other times it’s baking and cooking lessons, or perhaps one of our instructor-led musical programs.
You’ll learn all about what our community offers and how your loved one fits into during a free tour and consultation. Schedule
Carla has been with Where the Heart Is since 2017 and has over 30 years of experience in the industry. She is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in health and human services, with a concentration in Gerontology. She focuses on diversity and equality and leads her team through mentorship and inclusiveness. Her personal interests are quilting, film Noir, gardening, dogs, and her family.Contact Carla
Levels of Care we Offer
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.
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.
- Onsite Executive Chef
- Three Meals Per Day
- Restaurant-Quality Dining
- Multiple Options Every Meal
- Snacks Always Available
Nothing makes you feel more at home than the simple pleasure of a shared meal. Within our community, residents often share meals in the dining room. Our Executive Chef regularly prepares delicious and seasonal choices for your dining pleasure.
The menu features daily specials along with a variety of substitutions based on individual needs. Residents also have a choice of refreshing beverages and, of course, a dessert option.
Homemade soups, magnificent salads, and fresh entrees are a few of our treasures we love to share every meal. Additionally, we can accommodate several dietary considerations for specific health-related needs.
- Regular Housekeeping
- Scheduled Transportation for Social Events
- Professional Caregivers Onsite
- Exciting Social Programs
- Medication Management
Our award-winning SPARK program guides everything we do as an organization. The heart of that program aims to ignite the “SPARK” in every resident. It’s a cultural atmosphere you and your loved ones will recognize immediately once you step through our doors.
From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our friendly concierge. They’ll help make sure your loved one’s first days are comfortable and that they experience the full range of what the community has to offer.
As your loved one settles into a routine, their days may include various activities of their choosing which can be conveniently arranged by our Lifestyle Director. Additionally, our Housekeeping and Maintenance teams will keep their apartment in ship-shape every week. And when they need to visit an off-site location, we’ll coordinate transportation to ensure that they arrive timely.
- Spacious Rooms
- Beautiful Common Areas
- Social Dining Area
- Modern Design
- ADA Accessible
When you move into our community, you select the room and board style that best suits your needs. Within your loved one’s room, they’ll find everything they need to maintain a comfortable lifestyle.
In the common areas, beautifully landscaped grounds and tastefully designed living spaces are the standard.
Beyond the common areas and their residential room, residents will find there is a nearly endless list of things to do. You’ll learn all about our community’s exciting social programs during your free consultation with a representative.
Mind, Body & Soul
- Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy
- Group Exercise Classes
- Community Outings
- Religious Services
- Interactive Learning
Healthy living includes the mind, body, and spirit, and our caregivers work every day to help residents live a healthy lifestyle.
Our community includes daily exercise classes with other residents so they can stay fit and limber. And when they just want to get the blood flowing, we offer abundant outdoor opportunities for a brisk walk through the lovely surrounding area.
Additionally, Lifelong Learning – as part of our signature SPARK program – provides residents with a source of continued growth. They may hear from guest speakers, attend small and large group crafts, or engage in painting programs and interactive lectures. These programs are essential for stimulating the mind as well as the body.
Religion is essential to many of our staff and residents – and we’re happy to welcome all denominations. We offer dedicated space for various services, gatherings, and other interests to review, read, sing, discuss, or otherwise fulfill your desire to seek or pursue a warm and familiar experience.