Narrows Glen

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

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8201 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, WA 98406
Call (844) 325-8230
Narrows Glen (844) 325-8230

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Assisted Living Reviews for Narrows Glen

March 08, 2017

By Theresa548565

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother is in Narrows Glen. Her two-bedroom apartment is beautiful. Based on what they offer, they are probably cost the most in town, but they have excellent staff. The only thing that I think is lacking is the food. It is not great. Other than that, it is reasonable. The care staff is very good, but the director is not so good.

September 30, 2016

By Visitor 04

I visited this facility

Narrows Glen is a very beautiful campus. Its well maintained and has a beautiful view of the surrounding woods. It has a very impressive garden area that the residents maintain and a dining room that is just gorgeous. Apartment size is a good size. It has several different options for people depending on what size of apartments they want and what their individual needs are. We have really enjoyed Narrows Glen. The business manager met with us and escorted us around the facility. They have field trips and lots of activities that they do in the Tacoma area. They seem to be a very caring community for the residents.

October 14, 2015

By marytacoma

I am a friend or relative of resident

Even though this place looks maintained on the surface, their focus is not on the residents. My grandmother has been living here for over a year and there have been too many negative instances to document. Not only have there been issues with them "losing" her medication, they often forget or are late to give it to her. It is in her plan to have someone come and take her meal order as she sometimes forgets to eat. They often don't come to get her order (even though she needs to take her pills with food) or are well past the meal time hours. Worst of all, she wears a response pendant that they are supposed to respond to in a timely manner. There have been times that they have taken up to 80 minutes to respond. Keep in mind that she is supposed to push this if she falls, needs to use the bathroom, or there is another emergency. Please think twice before sending your loved one to this facility. There are people who work here who care but there are not enough of them.

May 31, 2015

By Caring105599050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I choose Narrows Glen (Vintage Senior Living at Narrows Glen-Tacoma) for my mother. It is a wonderful place. It is very nice. The gardens and the landscaping around it are very nice. The atmosphere is lovely. It is a great and very well kept place. Every week they have different activities for the people that live there. They have a shuttle bus that takes them to the store and on different outings. They will take them to doctors' appointments if they need to go. They have a shuttle for that, and they do that one day a week.

April 27, 2015

By Susan104818350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Narrows Glen is a really nice place. I have only been there and visited my ex-husband twice, and that was when he was moving in. They seem to be dealing with him just fine. He has memory issues and behavioral issues, and they seem to be handling everything very well. My daughter is really pleased with the place. They seem to be a very caring group of people. He has to have somebody come and give his medication every day. I did notice that they have two cafeterias or eating places. One of them is more of a formal setting, and the other one was more casual so that is kind of nice. Everything I heard so far since he has been there has been really exceptional. I was impressed, and I will live there because I think it is a nice place. It is in a good location in a very nice neighborhood, and he has a very nice view of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. I think it is probably one of the better places around in our area anyway.

October 19, 2014

By Anonymous1!

I am a friend or relative of resident

First of all, this facility's outward appearance is nice and clean and very well decorated. Apparently, that's where the high costs of living they charge there are going to and I'm sure the Independent Living section is fine for those residents. However, in my opinion, their Assisted Living section, "Laurel House", is a totally different story. It is VERY expensive and not at all on par in relation to the level of care a particular resident received. An ongoing problem is with many of their CNA caregivers - many exhibited bad attitudes towards the resident and are clearly only there for a paycheck and it shows! The food was bland and institutional on several occasions when I visited. Hardly a month went by when I wasn't having to call management to complain about the resident's care (or rather, LACK of care) issues. Around Christmas time, they actually had the gall to send out letters asking for money to give to their caregivers as a bonus! SERIOUSLY??!! They don't do what they get paid to do in the first place! If I could rate this place only HALF a star, I would.

September 12, 2014

By Caring83743750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Narrows Glen was a little more expensive. The staff is nice; they are good. Every once in a while we've had a dinner there because my husband is singing there and they put on a dinner for singers. We've done a tour there, and it is very nice. We've looked at some rooms, but I don't really know too much about that.

January 31, 2014

By Caring68420250

I visited this facility

We visited Narrows Glen for ourselves. My first impression of it was that it was small. The environment was alright. It was a little bit of drab though. There wasn't a cheerful atmosphere. The staff though was really friendly to me. We didn't see any activities at that time but she said they have indoor activities scheduled every week. For accommodations, we did see a studio and a one-bedroom unit and they were just way too small for us. The dining room wasn't bad. They fixed us a meal, but I wasn't really happy with the taste of the food. It was kind of bland.

September 28, 2013

By Donald12

I am/was a resident of this facility

We moved into Narrows Glen for approximately two years and my wife was there maybe six months before we moved her to another place. They have three levels of care; retirement care, assisted living and memory care. She lived with me in retirement care before we moved her to the memory care facility while I stayed in retirement care. The memory care facility was quite nice including the rooms. Their policy was to lock the residents out of their rooms during the day and they could not enter their rooms except when they were accompanied by a caregiver to do toileting or bathing. The residents were in a community room or recreation room where they sat and did things all day. They had a nice and secure lock down facility but the administrative policy didn't sit well with my family and myself. They had a separate dining room which was very nice and the food was very good. They also had a separate dining room for the assisted living and another for the retirement care unit. They have a really wonderful food service staff. You can order almost anything you want as opposed to some facilities where they just bring your food and set it in front of you. It's a top-notch facility with a total of 200 residents and I would like to move back there.

August 19, 2013

By Scot

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Very nice facility . Large but warm. Nice grounds. Laurel Home is the dementia center very well run.

January 20, 2012

By Rory2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother was a resident for 4 years. The facility I thought was well managed. The caregivers seemed nice and sincere, and my mother seemed comfortable there as well. The home itself is quite nice with gardens and a fitness center.
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Independent Living Reviews for Narrows Glen

December 26, 2014

By Derren


I will let you know that the prices there were extremely high. And my grandmother was not taken care of for more than a full 24 hour period. It felt they were understaffed and stressed. For the price of a facility I had expected there to be better facility and more staff, especially since the price of the rent had gone up when the care had not gone up. I would not recommend moving a family member into a community that sells up the place for what it was not.
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  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3560/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3635/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $7330/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: No


  • Resident Capacity: 235
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only


  • State Licenses: 2385
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About Narrows Glen

Natural beauty and historic landmarks are just the beginning. At Narrows Glen, you will find a comfortable blend of style, fine dining and endless social, cultural and recreational opportunities. Here, you can be as busy or as laid back as you like. A full range of activities and programs are available for your personal growth and physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Plus, the community has convenient access to Tacoma and all that the city has to offer, including museums and waterfront activities.

Independent Living at Narrows Glen:

  • Exceptional restaurant-style dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen laundry services (personal laundry optional)
  • Full calendar of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities and programs
  • Health and fitness classes
  • 24-hour emergency call system and onsite staff
  • Scheduled group transportation services to doctors’ appointments, shopping, events and entertainment
  • Utilities (except phone) including heating
  • Interior and exterior care and maintenance of all residences, common areas and grounds

Narrows Glen’s assisted living services take a “whole-person” approach to wellness, and are tailored to meet your needs, now and in the future. Services can be dialed up, or back, at any time, so you are always getting the help you need. Residents choosing assisted living services enjoy all of the service amenities and common areas as listed above, as well as highly-personalized care services as needed to support independence and wellness. Here are the additional services offered in assisted living:

  • Restaurant-style dining choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Weekly housekeeping and flat linen laundry services (personal laundry optional)
  • Help with daily activities, including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Assistance with medication management
  • Licensed nurses on staff
  • A holistic personal wellness plan that supports the whole “you”—physical, spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual
  • Utilities (except phone) including heating

Narrows Glen’s Enliven™ Memory Care offers personalized care within a secure residential environment. Our carefully selected and trained staff works closely with memory impaired residents and their families, developing individualized and innovative programs. Here are the services provided in our memory care residences:

  • Three family-style meals served daily
  • Secured, residential environment
  • Specially-designed common areas and outdoor courtyard
  • Studio floor plans with private bath
  • Weekly housekeeping, personal and linen laundry service
  • 24-hour staffing and emergency call system
  • Scheduled group transportation
  • Help with daily activities, including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Assistance with medication management
  • Licensed nurses on staff
  • A full calendar of social, cultural and recreational activity programming that maximizes independence while focusing on strength and abilities
  • An environment (physical, social, and cultural) designed to encourage and support independence
  • Personalized care services to meet the changing needs of each resident
  • Utilities (except phone) including heating

What Makes Us Special

As a resident at Narrows Glen, you will find a CARF-Accredited community with all kinds of lifestyle opportunities for social connections, health, and wellness activities through our ZEST™ Wellness, along with all the comforts and conveniences of care services to help simplify life.

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