Penrose Harbor

Offers Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, and Memory Care

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4340 Borgen Blvd., Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Call (844) 334-3818
Penrose Harbor (844) 334-3818

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What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Consistent training on dealing with different behaviors and safety in disasters, as well as elopement training.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Penrose Harbor. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

We've got an active group of individuals at Penrose Harbor, taking part in most of the greater Heron's Key community events. We have avid bridge players, book clubs, artists and wine connoisseurs, big sports fans, and more. There's a great love for pets and gardening, and a willingness to participate in not only the Heron's Key community but the greater Gig Harbor community as well. Our average age is about 83, and we have a few people that treat it just like an apartment, and using our care staff as a "just-in-case."

What programs or activities does Penrose Harbor offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We do an enormous variety of different events, often tuned and adjusted weekly to fit the interests of our population. We'll take trips out to the harbor, go to museums and zoos, we'll host musicians, bands, and other performers, we have professional gardeners visit for seminars, and that's only on the Penrose side of things! We also participate heavily in the Heron's Key community where they have many community visitors, interest groups, and social events like wine & cheese.

What places are near Penrose Harbor or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are near quite a bit of shopping including groceries from Costco or Albertsons, Home Depot for any supplies, Target for clothing and other, we've got coffee shops, drycleaning, optometrists, Pier 1, and lots more! the Gig Harbor trolley runs right outside our community as well, making hourly trips to the downtown waterfront only 1 mile away.

What transportation services does Penrose Harbor offer to assisted living residents?

In addition to the outings we do, we offer free transportation to medical appointments every Tuesday and Thursday, and we are always able to make appointments outside those days for our residents.

What makes the chef or dining program at Penrose Harbor exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our dining is operated by Guest Services, an organization owning multiple restaurants around the U.S. Relative to an in-house dining team, this allows our kitchens to be exceptionally supplied, staffed, and held to a much higher standard than you may see elsewhere.

What safety features or security measures does Penrose Harbor offer to assisted living residents?

All residents of Penrose receive pendants to be worn as necklaces or wristwatches, tuned to the entire community. Walk-in showers and multiple grab-bars keep residents safe in the restrooms. The community was built in 2017 offering state-of-art construction, fire safety, and earthquake measures. Modern generators protect us from any potential power losses.

How does Penrose Harbor keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Our care team works very closely with families to keep everyone in the loop about care changes and conditions, often through direct calls and even text messages.

If Penrose Harbor accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We have long indoor walking areas for colder seasons, and a large variety of courtyards and walking paths outside. There are numerous forested paths nearby on the outside, and a circular path around a body of water behind the community.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

All staff must take repeated courses on varieties of care and contingencies, emergency preparation, and disaster response. All staff takes courses on dementia care as well.

What safety features or security measures does Penrose Harbor provide to protect residents who wander?

Assisted living can offer wanderguards for any residents that we think need an escort to their destination.

What programs or activities does Penrose Harbor offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Life Enrichment and Care Staff alike work to engage residents on every level, through reading old-timey magazines and books, watching film, listening to music, and planning parties. We attend many events around the community such as concerts, interesting seminars, gardening classes, and more.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

All care staff are Med Techs, and official assessments are done by our RN Nursing Manager.

How does Penrose Harbor keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Consistent interaction between our Nursing Manager and Staff via phone and text

Describe the neighborhood around Penrose Harbor. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

We are located on Borgen, in our own little compound. Nearby are a variety of small business complexes, shopping centers, and more.

Is Penrose Harbor affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

We are not directly affiliated with a hospital but we are one mile from St. Anthony's, and we offer Skilled Nursing on site if needed.

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Services and Amenities of Penrose Harbor


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: $4000 Community Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4139/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $7050/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 51
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 1722
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About Penrose Harbor

Sometimes all we need to lead a more fulfilling life is an occasional helping hand. At Penrose Harbor, all our residences are one-bedroom apartments with kitchenette to give you the privacy you want. And to ensure we’re meeting your personal preferences, we design a detailed plan of daily assistance and care around your needs.


  • One-bedroom apartment with kitchenette including refrigerator/freezer and microwave
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Assistance with daily activities
  • Medication management
  • Appointment reminders
  • Access to all Heron’s Key community events, trips, lectures and entertainment
  • 24/7 nursing staff available
  • Memory care support services available
  • Scheduled transportation for doctor’s appointments, shopping and events
  • Health clinic and continuum of on-site health care
  • Wellness programs
  • Salon and Spa

If you have a loved one struggling with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, The Lighthouse at Penrose Harbor in Gig Harbor, WA, can help. Our staff is devoted to providing memory care, emotional comfort, and calming stability to residents and families.

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