Shuksan Healthcare Center

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Shuksan Healthcare Center provides a broad range of rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Beyond medical care, our elders also experience a lifestyle called “Eden.” 

Dr. William H. Thomas, Eden’s founder, states that elders do best when they are immersed in a real-world human habitat. Shuksan Healthcare Center has surrounded itself with a loving, caring staff, gentle pets and birds, and children from many walks of life who visit often and brighten everyone’s spirits.


We encourage you to research the facility that ultimately will care for your loved elder. Several points distinguish Shuksan Health Care from other care facilities, including:

  • We’re the only Eden Alternative facility in Whatcom county.
  • We don’t nickle-and-dime you or your elder. Ancillary supplies (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) are free.
  • We’re family oriented and encourage families to eat meals—for free—with their elder.
  • The building and grounds have pets: dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, and fish.
  • Our staff is genuine, stable, and long-term

Physical Therapy

At Shuksan our physical therapists focus on maximizing our residents function. Injury, illness, or surgery may require rehabilitation to improve your strength, balance, and coordination or adaptation to modify your environment. Physical Therapists work towards improving your safety and independence, keeping your goals paramount.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists are here to support our residents in performing activities that will help them be successful at home. Whether it’s cooking, cleaning, dressing or performing self cares, our residents are guided toward maximum self sufficiency.

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Therapists focus on communication and swallowing impairments. Our Speech Therapists are equipped to design a program catered to meet your needs allowing the highest possible level of function.

Respiratory Therapy

Shuksan also has Respiratory Therapists as needed to help residents develop good breathing techniques to help you regain your independence but can also consult on what equipment will best help you with your goals.

I couldn't be more pleased with the caring and devoted service of the staff. They are very hard workers and try their very best to meet everyone’s different needs.

Arabella A.

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1530 James Street
Bellingham WA 98225




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