Consulting Services

As a fellow provider with a vision for expansion our founder, Daniela Torkelson, saw a need within the adult family home industry to bring together a team of qualified individuals who could assist providers by removing the weight and burden of finances, compliance, and various aspects of the business. Because of her vision, My AFH was created. Our team of professionals work directly with the AFH provider to ensure that your loved one receives a standard of excellence in care, comparable to that of a corporate-run institution.

Family owned and operated since 1995 as experienced senior care professionals in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, My AFH is a name that you can trust. Our value added-service allows us to remove the weight of the business from the provider at no additional expense to you. By doing so, the providers that we consult are able to solely devote their time and efforts into providing personalized care for your family member.

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Full Service Consulting & Billing Services for Providers

Kristina Sparks, Consultant
253-213-5177 – Phone
253-960-1685 – Fax

Aging can be a difficult road to travel, but you don’t have to be alone. At In It Together we are more than just Caregivers, we are friends, partners and advocates for our clients.
There are so many difficult choices to make, situations to handle and medical treatments to keep up with. Our staff of Registered Nurses is dedicated to providing the quality support that you and your loved ones deserve. We will help to identify your individual needs and walk you through all the options.

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Proactive Solutions LLC provides an individualized and personal approach to assist adult family home (AFH) business owners in operating a quality home by being proactive with solutions.
As an AFH consultant, I am dedicated to providing an individualized, quality service.

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Patrick has over 20 years’ experience in Real Estate ranging from brokerage, commercial title & escrow sale, apartment management, land lording and apartment development. He is a licensed real estate broker and owner of an Assisted Living Facility, an Adult Family Home and other rental properties. He is currently the Mountlake Terrace Chapter Coordinator for Adult Family Home Council. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Commercial Real Estate Certificate & a Project Management Certificate from the University of Washington.

Financing can be the most difficult part of the AFH transaction. Patrick has an in-depth knowledge of the SBA loan program which is the preferred method to purchase an AFH. He works with a team of highly skilled lenders with the creative means to get the transaction done. He can also assist with setting up your Limited Liability Company, Business Licensing, IRS EIN, the CHOW process and important tax strategies once you are operating your AFH. Patrick offers complete service from beginning to end when purchasing and setting up your AFH.

His passion is helping sellers and buyers purchase and sell Adult Family Homes. He has successfully aided buyers and sellers in dozens of AFH sales transactions all across the State of Washington. Although these types of transactions can be difficult, with Patrick’s experience and expertise he makes the transaction as easy as possible. If you are looking to List and Sell your Adult Family Home, please feel free to give him a call.

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Families are asked to make monumental decisions about their loved one’s placement in residential care, usually without the luxury of time. At Golden Sherpa, we created a platform for families to find senior living options, information to help care for loved ones, and learn about supportive solutions in the senior living space.

Golden Sherpa is a platform marketplace, not a referral or discharge agency. At Golden Sherpa seniors-living providers, their partners, suppliers, customers, and anyone interested in making a positive contribution to the senior living experience can connect.

Experts in the fields of information technology and market research who struggled to find senior living information for their aging parents founded Golden Sherpa. After meeting, listening, and learning from communities, senior living service providers, and adult children, they developed the Golden Sherpa platform for the senior living community, and its customers to connect and interact directly.

Reduce your referral costs by marketing directly to adult children and professionals searching for available placement in residential care.

Contact us now to begin your journey with Golden Sherpa.

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Carewatchers is a placement and referral agency that has served Washington for over two decades. Our agency helps family members find an adult family home for their loved ones, and we help adult family homes fill their vacancies.

More and more family members looking for an adult family home want to bypass agencies and speak directly to the facility. Families want to hear about your services first and then set up a time to tour your home. The family member also knows where they want their loved one placed.

Carewatchers has designed a service for $9.95 month to month that connects potential residents directly to your adult family home. Our service will also allow adult family homes to fill their vacancies without paying a referral fee. We have made this service affordable for all adult family homes accepting private pay or Medicaid. Now you can advertise and market your adult family home with our agency year-round.

If you’re tired of waiting on agencies to bring you residents, we can help you be proactive in filling your vacancies without paying a referral fee for $9.95 per month. | 800-564-8185 ext. 525

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Elder Village Partners Consulting will help the Adult Family Home Provider prepare for the State Required Inspections (Initial, Ongoing, & Annual). We will help with response to deficiencies by putting in place policies & procedures in the AFH and corrective action plans if needed.

The services Elder Village Partners Consulting provide include, establishing the “Administrative System” in the Adult Family Home, preparing the AFH license applications, conducting pre-Inspections for building & AFH licensure, auditing staff credentials & resident medications, providing AFH provider & staff education regarding resident care, Infection control, medication management, staff development, marketing, leadership, and management. We will conduct the Admissions Assessments, generate comprehensive Preliminary and Negotiated Care Plans, & provide Nursing Delegation if needed. We will assist with Risk Assessments and AFH Compliance and will assist with Senior Referrals & admission into the AFH. If you want to learn more information about what we do, we can Schedule an onsite AFH Inspection or set a free 1 hour Zoom meeting. Click onto our website and Meet our team of Consultants. | 1-888-410-0943

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Many new and existing Adult Family Homeowners are seeking affordable solutions to improve their business, increase their compensation, and guidance to undergo state inspections without deficiencies. Our goal is to support your success, and provide you resources that will set you apart and put you at the top of the case manager referral lists. Owning an adult family home is a way of life. You’ve answered a calling that can blur the line between life and career. Joining hands can show you relaxed, effective, and efficient tools to give you freedom.

We will share knowledge from experts with over 20 years experience of adult family home ownership and management, and to give you the tools you need to have the freedom to be you and have a career you love. We will provide you with what might have been missing information from your state course. We want to support you in your choice to own and operate an adult family home, and enjoy your career while earning a productive income. Start receiving professional guidance today and learn more at Joining Hands LLC.

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Do you think someone who…has been a successful Adult Family Home Owner and Medicaid Provider for 20 years, is a passionate supporter and advocate of the AFH community, has years of consulting and teaching experience for the AFH industry, and is endorsed by the Adult Family Home Council…Might be able to help you?
Amy Thomas is your ally and invaluable resource for all things “Adult Family Home”
Amy brings genuine passion for how our society cares for its frail and elderly, she has all the necessary skills. knowledge and understanding to help make this industry successful and rewarding. She is the perfect mix of humor and rancor.
Let’s Work Together to Make Your Adult Family Home the Best It Can Be!
(206) 851-9093

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Gabbert Architects/Planners covers all phases of the development lifecycle from concept to permitting to delivery. From major medical center additions like Swedish Hospital to advanced modern dental facilities like Cooley Smiles (pictured), Gabbert Architects considers patient care and the business of healthcare on every project.

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With over 10 years’ experience in operating Adult Family Homes, we here at Lighthouse AFH Consulting want to help you achieve your goal while staying in compliance with licensing laws. We provide many different consulting options to assist Adult Family Home Providers in meeting this need such as Inspection preparation, Comprehensive Medication Review, Developing Personalized Negotiated Care Plans and many more! Give us a call today at 425-389-8937 or email us at

We Work for Your Incredible Success

We seamlessly merge four key components – project management, regulatory standards, clinical practice standards and information technology. It sets us apart from our competition and allows us to deliver individualized business consultancy services.

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