Memory Care Homes

Man playing Drums
At age eight, a Barnum & Bailey Circus bandleader taught Father the drums. He played in bands six nights a week until he retired as a machinist from Boeing. He’s a worker, but he loves life … the balance is what makes Buchanan Place such a wonderful home for him.
~ Cynthia

Watch our Gaffney House videos (2012)

Watch our newest video, A Look Inside Full Life Care (2013)

Gaffney House and Buchanan Place are for people with memory loss who wish to remain in a neighborhood setting and seek a smaller environment than the typical assisted living facility. Gaffney House is our gracious historical 14-bedroom home on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Buchanan Place is our beautiful 12-bedroom home next door to our adult day health center in the heart of South Seattle’s Columbia City.

We respect the individual routines of our residents and create activities that resonate with their life experiences. One resident may enjoy walking the neighborhood with our staff; another may like to sleep in, work in the garden, or help plan meals. Our home life is structured around the desires of your loved one and the relationships we build with our residents.

Services include:

  • Nutritious, home-cooked meals
  • Meal-time assistance
  • Group and individual activities
  • Medication assistance overseen by an RN
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Incontinence care
  • Assistance with all levels of personal care
  • Get-up and tuck-in help
  • Companionship and reassurance

Our residences are staffed around the clock, and members of our staff are awake and available throughout the night. Our homes and gardens incorporate wandering safeguards to ensure the safety and security of your loved one. Our nurse performs and delegates a range of treatments within our licensing parameters.

Learn more about daily life at Gaffney House and hear from family members who know us from the inside-out.
Watch our Gaffney House videos

We also offer short-term stays to provide respite for family caregivers.

One simple monthly fee covers room, board and all our services, with the exception of extensive staff escort and errand assistance. Payment options include private pay, long-term care insurance and Medicaid COPES.

Gaffney House
1605 17th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122
Inquiries: (206) 528-5315

Buchanan Place
4732 35th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
Inquiries: (206) 528-5315