Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What Sets Mt Baker Care Center Apart?
Located in picturesque Bellingham, Washington, Mt. Baker Care Center is the leader in full-service skilled nursing and assisted living services. Here, you will find a thriving community of residents enjoying life to the fullest. It is our daily commitment to help each resident lead a purposeful life while also providing the highest level of quality care along the way.
Welcome to Mt. Baker Care Center and thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and how we may best be of service to you.
Independently Family Owned. Quality Care & Skilled Nursing. We Accept Medicare & Medicaid. Most Major Insurance Accepted
What is the Mt. Baker Care Center community like?
What kind of health plan can I expect?
“Health Team” definition: Your health team includes you, your family, professional nurses, the nursing assistants who care for you, the dietary director, social worker, therapeutic activities professional, and therapists (physical, occupational, speech) that you and your physician have determined will be helpful.
What type of therapies are available?
Licensed Therapists provide physical and speech therapy, as well as occupational therapy for our residents who may be recovering from major surgery, neurological and orthopedic conditions and other illnesses, injuries or disabilities.
Physical Therapists are primarily concerned wit the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Physical Therapy is available 6 days per week. The number of sessions depends on the diagnosis and therapy continues until clinical goals are met.
Occupational Therapists use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of our residents. It is a person-centered practice that places a premium on the progress towards the resident’s goals. Occupational Therapy is available 5 days per week.The number of sessions depends on the goals and therapy continues until goals are met.
Speech Therapists assess and plan therapy that helps in communication difficulties. Difficulties may include problems understanding spoken and written language or the ability to understand but cannot say the words and sentences they want to. Speech Therapy is available 5 days per week. The number of sessions depends on the assessment and therapy continues until clinical goals are met.
With any of these, a physician is always involved in reviewing progress in the therapy and helps decide when residents may be discharged.
What are food options available at Mt. Baker Care Center?
We take great pride in the food that we prepare and serve. Using the freshest ingredients and locally-grown produce, nearly all dishes that reach our residents are made from scratch. With a professionally trained baker on staff, all our desserts, breads, and muffins are made in-house as well. Dishes are nutritious, well-balanced, and delicious with every detail attended to with gracious and courteous attention.
Mt. Baker Care Center collaborates with a seasoned and professional dietitian that helps our dietary team accommodate any food restrictions you may have due to diet, allergy, religious, or personal preference. We’re happy to work with you to ensure you’re enjoying the best we can offer your taste buds!
Our meals are served at regularly scheduled times in the social dining room. For those who prefer more private dining options, meals can also be served to you in your room. If you wish to have a guest at meal time, please just let the kitchen staff know one hour prior to service (along with the number of visitors) and we’ll be happy to provide additional meals for a nominal fee.
We look forward to feeding you!