Welcome to Nursing Care in Bellingham

Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham is an award-winning Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facility located on the campus of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington. Our proximity to the hospital creates easy access for physicians to visit patients under their care here at Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham.

Our skilled staff includes nurses, therapists, social workers, therapeutic recreation specialists, nutritionists, and a variety of clinical and support personnel who work together with patients and their loved ones to design a plan of care and rehabilitation specifically tailored to the needs of each resident.

The beautiful outdoor spaces around our campus promote fun with friends and family, bird and wildlife watching, or quiet reflection. Music and good food are a regular part of our daily life, for long-term residents as well as short-stay guests. The on-site Childcare offers many opportunities for rich intergenerational interactions between the children and elders who spend their days here. Call or visit us today to learn more about our commitment to you.

    Levels of care offered:
  • Alzheimer's
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Transitional Rehab
  • Outpatient Rehab
  • Hospice
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Our Facility Features:

Wi-Fi throughout our building, allowing residents and visitors easy access to their electronic connections.

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

Childcare at St. Francis provides care for children from throughout our community Monday through Friday.

Intergenerational programs for children and elders to interact.

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
  • Long Term Care
  • On-site Childcare & Intergenerational Program
  • Volunteer Program
  • Person Centered Care

 

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

Childcare at St. Francis provides care for children from throughout our community Monday through Friday. This affords many opportunities for children and elders to interact, both spontaneously and at our numerous intergenerational activities and programs.

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

Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham is unique in providing intergenerational activities amidst an active pre-K on-site childcare. Both structured and impromptu daily interactions between residents and children are common and encouraged for those who enjoy intergenerational contact.

For a complete view of our recreation services each month, please see the Recreation Therapy monthly calendar.

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.

 

Maps and Directions

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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