The beautiful city of Tacoma has a lot to offer it's senior population. In addition to having a nice handful of assisted living and Alzheimer's communities, the City of Tacoma has two "senior centers" (actually called "activity centers") that offer a number of useful services to local seniors.
If you are active, or wish to be, you can participate in weekly walking opportunities, and offer a fun way to get your exercise and independence in a group setting.
In addition, weekly van trips will take Tacoma seniors to various fun venues and destinations, such as bowling, the Woodland Park Zoo, walks along the beautiful waterfront, or even to the Tacoma Art Museum. Some of these activities are free, and others incur a small fee.
Please check the City of Tacoma's senior services page for more information, and to view current calendars for specific dates.
Interesting questions and comments we have received relevant to assisted living and Tacoma Senior Care:
Q: I have recently met a women who is currently at a nursing home. She needs a place to live once she is released. I need help with some options for her. She has trouble with her legs and can only walk with the assistance of a walker for a short period of time. Can you point me in the right direction? I don't know her financial position, but can get that information when needed. - Donna
Q: I'm researching on behalf of my bro. who has Parkinsons & lives in Normandy Park, WA. My sister & I live in amother state, so it's all long distance. My sister will be coming up next week. We don't know if he's ready for an assisted living situation just yet, but we need to start looking since we're so far away. - Lynne
You have reached an excellent, useful and trustworthy page for assisted living in Tacoma. Not all sites are like Assisted Living Directory (as you may have noticed during your research).
We are one of the few sites that allow facilities to be contacted directly and
Additionally, we really enjoy showcasing facility video tours, and for Tacoma, there are several of them that we have included in this section. This is a great way to get a visual peek into each facility, and to hear from actual residents about their experiences.
We also realize the responsibility that we have to make sure you are aware of other important sites and agencies to help you with your research or questions. For Tacoma, we encourage you to become familiar with the Pierce County Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities page/department. Here you will find Caregiver Support, Long-Term Care information and assistance, a terrific page for assisted living data & so much more.
We also include facility video tours whenever possible! Intro by D.Besnette
"Our residents may choose from spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments- all featuring kitchenettes, individual climate controls, large bathrooms and emergency call systems. And the amenities available are like that of a first-class resort."
"Narrows Glen Senior Living in beautiful Tacoma, Washington offers Independent living, plus gracious Assisted living services and specialty care in the area of Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias."
We recommend that you take a look at the State of Washington's Department of Social Services site - which has a wonderful assisted living locator tool statewide, including Tacoma! This is a great, trustworthy, state-sponsored way to research care!