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About Where The Heart Is

Levels of Care: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome Home to Where The Heart Is!

As a premier Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Burlington, WA, Where The Heart Is proudly serves Burlington, Skagit Valley, Tacoma, Sequim, and the surrounding regions. Residents have joined our community from all over the country and the world, including New Jersey, The Netherlands, Germany, and Hong Kong. No matter where you’ve lived before, we’d be honored to have you join our community.

The Burlington, WA region has numerous attractions for residents and visitors. The community is centrally located near Deception Pass, the Cascade Mountains, and the Tulip Fields. The annual Tulip Festival takes place every year, and the region is known for tasty, flavor-filled, locally grown berries.
Whether your senior 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.

Our skilled staff includes a Medical Director, Health Services Director, Executive Director who is licensed as an Infection Preventionist, and an LPN. Each resident is assessed to formulate a specialized care plan based on their needs, and we strive to use activities to manage behavior and avoid psychotropic medications. Additionally, we create ways for residents to be successful. Our community is a certified Monarch butterfly habitat with vibrant gardens that offer residents the chance to explore ways to nurture and become immersed in creativity. With compassionate and experienced staff members, we are committed to providing the highest level of care.

Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Burlington, WA

With a focus on both hospitality services and community engagement, we strive to create meaningful relationships with our residents who enjoy resort-style hospitality services, including scheduled transportation (we have our own bus), cozy rooms just off of public areas, on and off-site programming like lunch outings, and more.

The Where The Heart Is property features new dining room floors, a theater, a sunroom where we all gather to visit, a beauty salon, and a beautiful courtyard for entertaining and activities. We also have two balconies where people can sit for meals or visits.

Additionally, Where The Heart Is provides a unique opportunity for residents to enjoy the vegetables from our garden, making soup daily, using SPARK™ procedural memories. Additionally, we have pop-up cookouts on the balcony, resident-made pancakes, homemade cookies, and plan special parties based on different foods, like a chocolate day or honey day. Every Friday during the summer, residents enjoy a BBQ outside.

Frontier’s Award-Winning SPARK™ Program

The friendly and compassionate staff at Where The Heart Is proudly offers our Assisted Living and Memory Care 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 Assisted Living and Memory Care 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 art therapy, art classes, baking and cooking classes, bath product-making activities, bingo, movie night, lunch outings, group exercise classes, happy hours, music therapy, pizza parties, and more, SPARK has something for everyone to enjoy!

Amenities at Where The Heart Is

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

• Exceptional Accommodations – Our community features spacious apartments that are cozy and conveniently located near the common areas. Residents enjoy the sunroom, theatre, and beautiful courtyards and gardens.
• 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 art therapy, family movie nights, happy hours, parades, painting day, 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 residents to meet their spiritual needs.
• Engaging Clubs and Resident Council – Our community provides residents with a variety of clubs. Residents enjoy engaging in leadership roles on Resident Council and getting involved in community initiatives.

Choosing the Right Assisted Living or Memory Care Community in the Burlington Area

Finding the right Assisted Living or Memory Care community for your loved one is vitally important. Where The Heart Is offers the 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

Frontier Management Best Assisted Living community
Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services Award
Great place to work certified
Family Assets Washington Excellence 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.

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Gardening

At our community, we have a garden that residents help tend to. Outside gardening helps residents get some fresh air and enjoy nature!

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Walking Group

Walks allow our residents to spend some time outdoors enjoying nature! These walks also serve as some light exercise to help our residents maintain healthy lifestyles.

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Paint

Come join us for weekly art sessions to create beautiful pieces of artwork. We look forward to seeing your creativity flourish!

Carla
Carla

Carla

Executive Director

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.

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"The staff go above and beyond our expectations - they have allowed my mom to help make soups and my father the opportunity to clean out planters and plant flowers and vegetables. It means the world to both of them."

Donna A., Daughter of Residents

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