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Welcome to Where The Heart Is

Assisted Living, Memory Care
410 South Norris Street
Burlington Washington 98233
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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

Where The Heart Is is a senior living community that provides exceptional Assisted Living services to residents who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This includes Memory Care services for those residents who have been diagnosed with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of memory impairment.

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



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.

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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