Tacoma, WA Senior Care

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Seattle, 31 miles (50 km) northeast of the state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. The population was 198,397, according to the 2010 census. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million people.

Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Takhoma or Tahoma. It is locally known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad, Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails." Today, Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington State's largest port.

Like most central cities, Tacoma suffered a prolonged decline in the mid-20th century as a result of suburbanization and divestment. Since the 1990s, developments in the downtown core include the University of Washington Tacoma; Tacoma Link, the first modern electric light rail service in the state; the state's highest density of art and history museums; and a restored urban waterfront, the Thea Foss Waterway. Neighborhoods such as the 6th Avenue District have become revitalized.

Tacoma-Pierce County has been named one of the most livable areas in the United States.[8] In 2006, Tacoma was listed as one of the "most walkable" cities in the country. That same year, the women's magazine Self named Tacoma the "Most Sexually Healthy City" in the United States. In contrast, Tacoma was also ranked as the "most stressed-out" city in the country in a 2004 survey.

Tacoma gained notoriety in 1940 for the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which earned the nickname "Galloping Gertie".

Northwest Retirement Center

Assisted Living     Tacoma, WA

0.55 miles

MultiCare Allenmore Hospital

Hospitals     Tacoma, WA

0.84 miles

Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

Hospitals     Tacoma, WA

0.85 miles

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Assisted Living     Tacoma, WA

0.85 miles

Life Manor Assisted Living

Assisted Living     Tacoma, WA

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MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital

Hospitals     Tacoma, WA

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MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Hospitals     Tacoma, WA

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Three Cedars

Adult Family Home     Tacoma, WA

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Brookdale Allemore IL

Independent Living     Tacoma, WA

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Living Hope Care Center

Assisted Living     Tacoma, WA

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Brookdale Allenmore

Assisted Living     Tacoma, WA

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The Golden Rings Adult Family Home

Adult Family Home     Tacoma, WA

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Mischelles Assisted Living

Adult Family Home     Tacoma, WA

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Park Rose Care Center

Skilled Nursing Facility - Rehab     Tacoma, WA

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Assisted Living     Tacoma, WA

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Madison Manor

Adult Family Home     Tacoma, WA

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Roseann Care Center

Adult Family Home     Tacoma, WA

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Roseann Care Center 2

Adult Family Home     Tacoma, WA

1.9 miles

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Adult Family Home     Fircrest, WA

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Compassion & Care Adult Family Home LLC

Adult Family Home     Tacoma, WA

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