Friends of Fircrest and Friends of Rainier Release Important New Video
Some would have you believe that RHCs are not needed. This five-minute video
is a must watch for anyone who wants to understand why Washington State supports
RHC care. Click this picture to learn more.
Changes at Fircrest
Worship will be held at the Cafeteria (Coffee Shop) instead of the Chapel.
Sensory Rooms are available and located on the bottom floor of the 500 building. Please ask your recreation staff for assistance.
Zoo & Aquarium tickets are available!
Instead of open gym on Saturdays the Hamlin Park gate will be open for easy walking access directly from our campus.
Joshua Robinson will be available to assist residents to and from the park, and the gate is located on the north side of campus at the end of the main PAT-A road.
Track Practices are held at Shoreline Stadium from 3-4:30 on listed days.
Our 2016 Group Fishing Permit has arrived!
Honors Awarded at Fircrest Luncheon
Shoreline Saturday January 9, 2016
and supporters of Friends of Fircrest came from across Western
Washington to take part in an awards ceremony. Those honored
were; Senator Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, Dr. Ramey Roa,
Fircrest dentist, and Paul Strand, President of Action DD.
Each has contributed in their own right to
the betterment of residents of Fircrest and others across the
State.. Senator Chase has for many years stood up for RHCs and
especially Fircrest, which she says, "Is my passion." Doctor Rao is well known for his care, compassion and
tenderness when working with our special population.
Strand has for many years worked to bring awareness for the need
of our state's RHC system.
Support the Fircrest
Art and Garden Program -- buy a t-shirt. This volunteer program is a hit with residents, but needs your support.
Your purchase of a t-shirt will give the gift of art to a resident at
RHC. Let people know who you support when you wear an art program t-shirt. Order
now. Click here for order form. complete it
and mail it in.
Fircrest School is a residential centerr located on
85 acres of wooded and open spaces, within the
city of Shoreline, Washington.
Fircrest School is a full service, therapeutic community serving a diverse
population of about 220 residents with developmental intellectual disabilities. Campus based, it features shared homes within a skilled nursing facility and an
intermediate care facility. Centralized medical, therapeutic and recreational
services are provided in both programs for long-term residents as well as for
people who need short-term, respite care or crisis intervention. Each resident's
care is individualized as determined by an interdisciplinary team which includes the
person's guardian or parent.
The Fircrest nursing home program (NF/IDD) is the only federally certified skilled nursing
facility in Western Washington licensed for the long term care of people with developmental,
intellectual disabilities. It provides individualized health care and activities for people
with unique medical challenges. Repeatedly, the program has been named
one of the nation’s top nursing homes by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.
The Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) provides individualized habilitative services that support and enhance each person's skills and strengths. This includes individualized adult training work programs and recreation, both on and off campus.
Fircrest School is
close to major medical and
educational facilities that support the individuals
who live at Fircrest School. Its location allows
residents the opportunity to participate in many of
the sporting, cultural and outdoor events held in
the Seattle area.
Why is it important to have Fircrest as part of a continuum
“We are very happy with and grateful for Fircrest. It was a lifesaver and a wonderful place for our daughter. For the first time in her life she can say she has friends. She has wonderful activities that would have been impossible for us to provide on our own or for her to access through living in a group home.
And last but not least, due to her complex and sometimes impulsive and dangerous behavior, with her living at Fircrest we can now sleep at night knowing that she is safe.”
...Parent of Fircrest resident.