Mission, Vision, Values, and History



We exist to meet the aging and health care related needs of our multi-cultural community with dignity and respect – without regard to economic circumstances.


To be a premier provider of both short-term rehabilitative services and long-term care in the Pacific Northwest and a center of excellence among all skilled nursing facilities.

To maintain an exceptional community reputation through a highly skilled and professional staff offering total comprehensive care.

To cost effectively return each individual to the most productive and independent life possible.

To partner with all other appropriate community resources which enhance our ability to achieve our mission.

Our Core Values:

We are guided by the principles and values that embrace continual performance improvement. Care that is compassionate, professional, and respectful of individuals and their rights is delivered by our health care professionals who creatively offer full support and teamwork at each level of our organization.

Respect: We affirm the dignity, autonomy, and worth of the whole person.

Compassion: We create a caring environment that supports fulfillment, companionship, empathy, and recognizing that human suffering is relieved when issues of hopelessness, loneliness, and boredom are addressed.

Cooperation: We are aware that working together with a common purpose results in mutual benefits for our employees and positive outcomes for those we serve.

Wisdom: We are guided by the knowledge and ethical foundation of our professions, utilizing good judgment, sound action, creativity, and experience to guide our caring practices.


Washington Care Services first opened in 1959. Throughout our history, services have reflected the needs of our community. The first of our family owners was Don Watkins who sold the operations to Carolyn and Leo Pavlov. The Pavlov’s sold their company to Dan and Dee Humphrey in 1986. Washington Care Services acquired its non-profit 501 C3 status in 2006.