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Our Story

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Serving Home Care Needs with Compassion

How It All Began: Ron & Pat Bode

Advanced Health Care began in 1984 when Ron Bode was working as a nursing home administrator and felt led to begin a new venture in private duty home care. He observed nursing home residents desperately wanting to return to their own homes, but without the support they needed to live independently and safely.

While continuing to run the nursing home and raise a family of four children, Ron and his wife Pat opened Advanced Health Care and trusted that God would provide. Within three years, Ron was able to leave the nursing home business and concentrate solely on Advanced Health Care. Under Ron and Pat’s leadership, Advanced Health Care has grown and prospered, never straying from its original goal of providing a safe and reliable alternative in long-term care.

Julie Ferguson Joins the Team

In 2005, long-time administrative employee, Julie Ferguson, joined Ron and Pat as an owner of Advanced Health Care. As the current Administrator, Julie runs the day-to-day operations of the business and collaborates with Ron and Pat on long-term planning. Julie is active in the home health industry, serving on both the  Washington Home Care Association and Home Care Association of America boards of directors.

A Bright Future

We look forward to continuing to serve the families in our South Puget Sound communities and provide the very best and compassionate home care available. We are excited to offer specialized services in pediatrics, end of life, rehabilitation, and dementia care. In addition, our involvement in professional and legislative activities, along with other long-term care colleagues, enables us to enhance the future of private duty home care in the state of Washington. The home care industry is constantly changing and growing. Advanced Health Care plans to be where we have been since 1984….leading the way and making a difference to the clients we are privileged to serve.