Your Life


Welcome to Avamere at Bellingham Healthcare & Rehabilitation Services

Avamere Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation has provided quality short-term and long-term rehabilitative care and dementia/Alzheimer’s care to our community for over 30 years. We offer a full range of rehabilitation and skilled nursing services that treat and support your individual care needs. Our staff work hard to promote a safe and compassionate environment that fosters independence and dignity. Working with your physician, our holistic staff of specialists, nurses, nutritionists, therapists, dietitians, and social workers establish a comprehensive treatment plan intended to restore you or your loved one to their fullest practicable potential.


For seniors in Bellingham and surrounding communities who need intensive and personalized medical care for short periods, Avamere Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation is an excellent choice. Our trained skilled nursing staff strives for a high-level of personal care, perfect for seniors who require 24-hour assistance. 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.

Our 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 senior's physician, is ready to help with healing, rehabilitation, and a smooth transition back into a normal and healthy life.

Independent Living
Shared Room

Therapy, or rehabilitation, will help you get your life back on track. If you’ve lost the ability to do even the simplest of tasks, our skilled physical, occupational, and speech therapy team in Bellingham, Washington can help you gain back your independence.

Avamere Bellingham Healthcare & Rehabilitation Services offer:

  • Physical Therapy – Work toward improving balance, strength, mobility, and overall fitness.
  • Occupational Therapy – For those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life.
  • Speech Therapy – Training to help people with speech and language difficulties to speak more clearly.

Avamere Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation takes pride in offering long-term care services to residents of Bellingham and the surrounding communities. Our friendly and compassionate long-term care staff, composed of registered, vocational, and practical nurses and aides, provide 24-hour care services to seniors who are no longer able to care for themselves because of physical, emotional, or cognitive conditions.

We promote a life-filled atmosphere that mirrors the home life many left behind. Musicians volunteer their talents, school children and pets often visit, and plants fill outdoor courtyards and indoor areas with life.

Long-term care serves an important role in the continuum of care for seniors. Services can include personal care, specialized diets, medication management, restorative therapy, social services, spiritual services, and individual and group activities. These long-term care services are provided through an individualized care plan approved by the seniors’ physicians.

Private Room
Private Room

Avamere Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation is dedicated to supporting the senior healthcare needs of the surrounding community. Families providing care for loved ones with mental health issues, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, have continuously chosen us to care for loved ones on a short-term basis. Our senior respite care services are specially tailored to give families a well-deserved break from providing the compassionate daily care their loved one requires.

Avamere Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation is proud to provide short-term respite stays at a nightly fee. This is ideal for family caregivers who may need a few days or weeks off. We will work closely with your loved one’s primary care physician to help continue the care they deserve.

Dining Room
Dining Room

We strive to make your time with us as comfortable as possible and full of activities you enjoy. To facilitate these activities, several on-site amenities – from a visiting beautician to libraries filled with books and movies. If there is an activity you would like to participate in, a game you would like to play, or an amenity you would like added to our active community calendar, join our Resident Council or speak directly with the administrator.

Here are just a few of the amenities we offer:

  • Outpatient rehabilitation services
  • Weekly psychiatry services
  • On-site x-rays
  • On-site nurse practitioner
  • Pharmacy consultations
  • Therapy offered seven days a week
  • Fine dining, including cultural menu options
  • Hush, no rush dining
  • WiFi
  • Desktop computers
  • Free in-room television
  • Beautician
  • Courtyard and patio
  • Pet visits
  • Free parking

Contact Us



1200 Birchwood Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

Admissions: 360-393-0113
Phone: 360-734-9295
Fax: 360-671-4368


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The Avamere Family of Companies

The mission of the Avamere Family of Companies is to enhance the life of every person we serve. Our comprehensive continuum of post-acute care and senior living settings help seniors with a range of health care needs and post-retirement options. When approaching the unique care needs and living situations of the individuals we serve, we strive to provide the guidance and services to stay comfortably in the residence of their choice. Explore our website to learn about our commitment to you.


The Avamere Family of Companies was established in 1995 with the rehabilitation of a single skilled nursing facility. Now, our services help individuals in hundreds of locations across 15 states.


For over 25 years, the Avamere Family of Companies’ core leadership team has worked to improve and expand post-acute services and senior living options locally and nationally.

Mission and Core Values

To Enhance the Life of Every Person We Serve

  • Integrity above all else
  • Passion for the quality of people’s lives
  • Quality that is obvious
  • Innovation, not emulation
  • A culture of trust and respect
  • Reaching to learn, grow and embrace change
  • Teamwork, camaraderie and fun