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St. Francis of Bellingham
3121 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225


Skilled Nursing Services for Seniors in Bellingham

A Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is a place that provides continuous (24-hour) nursing supervision by registered or licensed vocational nurses. Commonly referred to as “nursing homes” or “convalescent hospitals,” these facilities normally care for the incapacitated person in need of long- or short-term care and assist with many aspects of daily living (walking, bathing, dressing, eating). At a minimum, SNF’s provide medical, nursing, dietary, pharmacy, and senior activity services.Lanphier Associates job 984, AVA003 at the Pearl, Lake Oswego Or

For seniors in Bellingham and surrounding communities who are in need of intensive and personalized medical care for short periods, Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham is an excellent choice. Our trained skilled nursing staff strives for a high-level of personal care, perfect for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring of health needs. Many patient stays are less than three months and most frequently consist of seniors who come directly from the hospital to recover from surgery or severe illness.

Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham skilled nursing staff, comprised of registered and practical nurses, as well as occupational, speech, and physical therapists, help restore seniors’ lives after physical trauma, such as a stroke, heart attack, broken hip, or knee replacement. Our skilled nursing team, under the direction of the seniors’ physician, is ready to help with healing, rehabilitation, and a smooth transition back into a normal and healthy life.

Advantages of our Bellingham Nursing Services

We are proud of our skilled nursing services.  We have over 25 nurses led by our Director of Nursing, Patricia Kimmel. Under her direction, our nurses and nursing assistants strive to give each individual under our care assistance and support that is tailored to their unique needs. Our clinical staff is anchored by a core of long-term nurses and nursing assistants, some who have worked at Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham for over 25 years.

We support ongoing education for our staff members to continually increase our individual and team knowledge.

Our Medical Director is Dr. Angie Lee. She maintains a high standard of care, actively participates in our Quality Improvement efforts, and she – or her clinical affiliate – is in the building several days a week to care for our patients.

We provide:

  • Personalized assessments
  • Full-time care and supervision
  • Skilled nursing care, coupled with rehabilitative staff for all around care
  • A nice, inviting and home-like atmosphere
  • Insurance advice

When considering the next step in your life, it is important to know all of your options – from the level of care you may need to the amenities that are right for you.