Private Nursing Care Inc.
375 MT Olympus Drive NW
Issaquah, WA 98027
WA license #660400
What is an
adult family home?
am an honor graduate from Seattle University with a Bachelor in
Science of Nursing, as well as a Registered Nurse with the
State of Washington. I have been caring for the elderly in the Adult
Family Home setting since 1992. I have lived in the
Seattle all of my life and have family also living in the area. My
adult family Home is equipped to care for up to six residents."
Lisa Kumcur R.N.
Adult Family Homes are residential
homes that care for either the elderly, developmentally disabled, or
any person over the age of eighteen who requires assistance. Each
adult family home is unique. All adult family homes are required to
be licensed by the Department of Social and Health Services. Several
courses in care giving are required as well. The basic home is
operating with minimal skills in care giving and offering limited
levels of care. Other homes may have specialty care training under
the guidance of a registered nurse.
Our belief is that in order for clients to live a fulfilled life
they should be integrated into the family unit with which they live.
Therefore, your loved one does not live in our home, but is a member
of our family. Great effort on our part will be given to include
clients in daily activities. We think that participation in
household activities should be encouraged because physical and
mental stimulation promotes a holistic well being. Your continued
support and presence are welcome in our home. We believe that your
family's participation helps promote a positive effect on your
family member. We consider ourselves open-minded individuals with
the ability to adapt to change. With this in mind, we strongly
encourage your thoughts, concerns, and ideas, so we can serve your
family at our highest potential.
Activities are planned and individualized to resident desires and
interests. It is important to keep in mind that the person you are
caring for may or may not be as active as they were at one time.
Sometimes either physical or mental declines can make the simplest
activities difficult or undesirable. We have also experienced
residents that refuse outings and activities due to anxiety or
depression caused from loss of independence and isolating behaviors.
With some time, some of these residents are able to adjust and
acquire new tasks. Oftentimes, families inform us of the type of
hobbies that their loved one likes or dislikes.
Choosing a caregiver is one of the most difficult tasks. We first
look for someone that has been referred to us by either family or
friends, or from one of our trusted employees. From there we have
interviews followed with a work training program. During this time,
the caregiver is directly trained one-on-one with another PNC staff
member and takes appropriate certified courses. Our caregivers have
been extremely happy with their jobs, which has resulted in an
average length of employment of over two years. They are honest,
trustworthy individuals that usually have a strong Christian
background that supports them through difficult care issues.
Licensed and Certified:
- Adult Family Home License with State
- Head Caregiver is a Registered Nurse
- Resident Managers are State Certified
- Relief care persons have completed courses
in Fundamentals of Care-giving, CPR, First Aid, and Infection
- Dementia Specialty Care Certified
- Female or male
- Bowel and bladder incontinence permitted
- Wheelchairs and walkers welcome
- Most residents are needing greater care
and more staff interaction than that of an assisted living
- End of life issues
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