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

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

About Where The Heart Is

Levels of Care: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome Home to Where The Heart Is Assisted Living and Memory Care

Where The Heart Is Assisted Living and Memory Care is a premier Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Burlington, WA that serves Skagit Valley, Tacoma, Sequim, and the surrounding regions. Residents have also 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 call Where The Heart Is home.

The Burlington, WA region has numerous attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. The community is centrally located near Deception Pass, the Cascade Mountains, and the Tulip Fields. Every year, the annual Tulip Festival takes place 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 (ADL’s) 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, 7 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, avoiding psychotropic medications. Additionally, we create ways for residents to be successful. Our community is a certified Monarch butterfly habitat that features vibrant gardens that offer each resident 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

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 that we use for entertaining and activities. We also have two balconies where people can sit to have meals and enjoy each other’s company.

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.

Where The Heart Is also provides a unique opportunity for residents to enjoy the vegetables from our garden, making soup every day, 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 chocolate day or honey day. Every Friday during the summer, residents enjoy a BBQ outside.

Choosing the Right Assisted Living or Memory Care Community in the Burlington, WA Region

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



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

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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