30 Years of Caring

Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham is located on the beautiful campus of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, just a short distance from I-5 at the Sunset exit. We have served our community from this location since 1985. Our care team is one of the most experienced in the area with a core of employees who have been here many years, some since we opened our doors 30 years ago.

Our experienced clinical professionals and support staff includes nurses, therapists, wound care specialists, social workers, therapeutic recreation specialists, and nutritionists who work together with patients and their loved ones on a plan of care specifically tailored to the needs of each patient. Our mission is to enhance the life of every person we serve. We achieve this mission through an interrogated, whole-team approach with the patient at the center.

While patients recover from illness or injury at St. Francis of Bellingham before returning to the living situation of their choice, they enjoy our beautiful outdoor spaces which promote fun with friends and family, bird and wildlife watching, or quiet reflection. Good food and enjoying each others’ company are a regular part of our daily life, for long-term residents as well as short-stay guests.

    Levels of care offered:
  • Alzheimer's
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Transitional Rehab
  • Outpatient Rehab
  • Hospice
Medicare Four Star Rating

Our Facility Features:

Renowned wound care program that promotes quality healing.

Some of the most experienced post-acute nurses and therapists in the area.

St. Francis Foundation Gift Shop is a favorite shopping spot for many people in Whatcom County.

The St. Francis Center for Womens’ Health and Rehabilitation is a specialized outpatient therapy clinic.

Care Choices

St. Francis of Bellingham offers specialty care for the following:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Sub-Acute Care
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Respite Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Home Health – Signature
  • Return Home Program
  • Outpatient Rehab


Bellingham Senior Living Amenities

Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham features Wi-Fi throughout our building, allowing residents and visitors easy access to their electronic connections.

The St. Francis Foundation Gift Shop is a favorite shopping spot for many people in Whatcom County, friends of St. Francis often come back after a stay here specifically to shop at our well-appointed Gift Shop.Young nurse assisting a happy senior woman

The St. Francis Center for Womens’ Health and Rehabilitation is a specialized outpatient therapy clinic housed at Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham.


 Senior Dining Options in Bellingham

Our newly remodeled dining area has a seating capacity of 200 and is located centrally between our two patient corridors. The dining room rests adjacent to Squalicum Parkway with many windows overlooking our natural luscious green landscape. A thoughtful and well-prepared dining experience is central to rehabilitation at Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham.

Activities for Seniors in Bellingham

Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham boasts a community integrated Therapeutic Recreation department with full-time, nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS). The Recreation Therapy Department provides a daily assortment of programs designed to meet the social, spiritual, emotional, cognitive, physical, and creative needs of each patient in accordance with their wishes and capabilities.senior woman at the game table

Rather than one designated area competing for activities, Recreation Therapy programs and activities take place throughout our building in a collection of areas depending on the type of activities or needs of the group. Using a combination of the large dining room space as well as our living rooms, Recreation Therapy programs are structured to support the individual social, spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our patients.

In addition to daily therapeutic activities, Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham provides weekly outings, special events and collaborative opportunities to meet with community related recreation services such as Western Washington University Allied Health students as well as Speech and Audiology Clinicians.



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St. Francis of Bellingham
3121 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-734-6760
Toll Free: 1-877-AVAMERE
Fax: 360-734-7607
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St. Francis of Bellingham
3121 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Phone: 360-734-6760
Fax: 360-734-7607

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At St. Francis of Bellingham, we welcome new residents and family members to take a guided tour through our friendly and inviting community. Guests will be treated to a personalized tour that caters to your specific needs. During your visit, you will be delighted from your experience that will show how our community reflects the care and individualized attention that is provided by our staff members. If you’d prefer an in-home or phone consultation, please contact us directly or fill out the form below. We look forward to meeting you!

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