Seniors & Aging

Here’s a guide to residential facilities for seniors citizens in Whatcom County

Residents of Affinity at Bellingham senior living facility enjoy a quiet afternoon to work on crafts projects in January, 2017.
Residents of Affinity at Bellingham senior living facility enjoy a quiet afternoon to work on crafts projects in January, 2017. For The Bellingham Herald file


Alderwood Park Convalescent Center: 2726 Alderwood Ave., 360-733-2322, Care: convalescent; physical, occupational and speech therapy. 102 units. Pets.

Avamere Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation: 1200 Birchwood Ave., 360-734-9295, Care: rehabilitation, post-surgery, physical, occupational, speech therapy, outpatient therapy, skilled nursing, dementia. 84 beds. Pets. Family support group.

The Bellingham at Orchard: 848 W. Orchard Drive, 360-715-1338, Care: dementia, day care, respite. Pet therapy.

Brookdale Bellingham: 4415 Columbine Drive, 360-715-8822, Care: Alzherimer’s and dementia care, assisted living, independent living, respite care, hospice. 100 units, including 16 independent-living cottages.

Brookdale Fairhaven: 2600 Old Fairhaven Parkway, 360-647-1254, Care: assisted living, respite. 49 units.

Christian Health Care Center: 855 Aaron Drive, Lynden. 360-354-4434, Care: skilled nursing, therapeutic rehabilitation, memory loss. 142 beds.

Grace Retirement Home: 2543 Mountain View Road, Ferndale. 360-384-4050. Care: assisted living. 12 units.

Highgate Senior Living: 155 E. Kellogg Road, 360-671-1459, Care: assisted living, dementia, respite, limited-nursing to full-care assistance. 68 apartments.

Highland Care Center: 2400 Samish Way, 360-734-4800, Care: skilled care, therapy. 44 beds. Pet visits.

Lynden Manor Assisted Living: 905 Aaron Drive, Lynden. 360-354-5985, Care: independent, assisted living, dementia. 107 units.

Mt. Baker Care Center: 2905 Connelly Ave., 360-734-4181, Care: short-term rehabilitation; physical, occupational, speech, rehabilitation therapy. 70 beds. Attached to Summit Place Assisted Living.

North Cascades Health and Rehabilitation Center: 4680 Cordata Parkway, 360-398-1966, Care: short-term rehabilitation; long term; surgical recovery; respite; outpatient; recreational, physical, occupational, speech therapy. 122 beds. Pets.

Orchard Park Assisted Living: 844 W. Orchard Drive, 360-647-3708, Care: assisted living, respite. 82 units. Pets.

Rosewood Villa: 702 32nd St., 360-676-9193, Care: assisted-living. 66 apartments.

St. Francis Extended Healthcare: 3121 Squalicum Parkway, 360-734-6760, Care: rehabilitation, skilled nursing; post-surgery recovery; physical, occupational, recreational, speech/language therapy. 118 beds. Program links residents with children; on-site child care.

Shuksan Healthcare Center: 1530 James St., 360-733-9161, Care: skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and language therapy. 38 beds.

Stafholt Good Samaritan Society: 456 C St., Blaine. 360-332-8733, Care: assisted living, long-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation, respite, dementia. 72 units.

Summit Place Assisted Living: 2901 Connelly Ave., 360-738-8447, Care: assisted living. 34 units. Attached to Mt. Baker Care Center.


Affinity at Bellingham: 3930 Affinity Lane, 360-676-2667, Rental complex for 55+ community. Pool, fitness center, gardens, yoga studios.

Hamilton Place Senior Living: 4625 Cordata Parkway, 360-715-0871. Care: independent living. 94 units.

The Leopold: 1224 Cornwall Ave., 360-733-3500, Care: independent, assisted living. 91 units. Downtown in historic building.

Louisa Place: 2240 Main St., Ferndale, 360-383-5978, Care: assisted living.

Meadow Greens: 301 W. Homestead Blvd., Lynden. 360-354-8200, Care: independent, assisted living. 104 units.

Parkway Chateau: 2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway, 360-671-6060, Care: independent living. 109 units.

Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Center: 223 E. Bakerview Road, 360-756-2301,, click on “Communities.” Care: retirement, assisted living, respite, short-term care. 162 apartments.

The Willows: 3115 Squalicum Parkway, 360-671-7077, Care: independent. 137 units.

The Woodway Assisted Living: 1712 E. Maplewood Ave., 360-312-4865, Care: independent, assisted living. 51 units. Pets.

WoodRose Apartments: 3353 Racine St., 360-738-8051, Care: independent living. 197 units. Small pets.


Arcadia Adult Family Home: 910 38th St., 360-739-8859, Care: assisted living, hospice, long-term, short-term, day care, respite. Six rooms. Pet, music therapy. Hand, foot clinics.

Fourth Corner Adult Family Homes: 360-752-2451, Care: long term. Nonprofit association of adult family home providers in county. More than 20 home choices.

Geneva Adult Daycare Home: 1154 Lakewood Lane, 360-303-7869. Care: day care, respite service in home setting. Staff certified in Alzheimer’s, dementia care. Extended hours, overnight service, weekend care.

Northwest Adult Day Health & Wellness Center: 851 Aaron Drive, Lynden. 360-306-3031, Service: programs that help adults with disabilities or chronic illness.

Select Adult Family Homes: 360-752-2273 (CARE). Network provides list of licensed care facilities with vacancies.