The Difference Between an

Adult Family Home vs.

Nursing Home Gig Harbor 

If you’ve realized yourself or a loved one needs more at home care, we often think of nursing-homes as being the main option available. However, there are alternatives, such as an adult-family-home. These senior living houses, are designed to be more comfortable, and with more freedom than that of a nursing-facility. Typically with up to 6 residents, each home has care takers, and staff just as a nursing home will, only instead it is based out of a house, that can feel more familiar and safe for the residents. 

Each of our houses are located in the beautiful area of Gig Harbor Washington, and offer services that ensure every one of our residents is taken care of. We know that life doesn’t stop just because extra assisted care may be needed. With the compassion of a community feel, and the care of regular staff members, our Gig Harbor Adult Homes may be the right fit for you or your family. 

Nursing Homes Gig Harbor

A nursing home, or sometimes called a skilled nursing facility, is typically suited for those that need continual care, and 24 hour supervision. They are larger buildings, and have many residents and staff. 

Adult-family-homes are a house that has been converted to having assistance provided to the residents, and have medical staff as well. While one of the most noticeable differences is size and number of people, these senior-living houses are often the better choice for someone prior to needing a nursing-home. 

With this in mind, if you’re just now looking into at home health care, this might be the perfect solution to fit your needs.

Gig Harbor Nursing Homes

While some may find a nursing home to be a good option for them, we encourage anyone looking into home care options to arrange a visit to one, or each, or our Gig Harbor houses. You may also find it appealing to take a few minutes to drive around the wooded roads of Gig Harbor itself, or take a breathe of the beach air, or view at the waterfront. 

The city of Gig Harbor is just a 15 minutes outside of Tacoma Washington, and a 40 minute drive from Seattle, and is part of Pierce County. If you’re wondering whether a nursing home or adult-family-home may be the best choice, feel free to call or arrange a visit, and we can help make reviews of your needs to get you on the right path to a smooth transition into a new senior living home. 


For more information about either of our locations or the services we offer, please call us at 253-514-0696 and we will answer any questions or concerns