O U R  F A C I L I T Y


A PLACE AND TIME FOR BRAIN INJURY

  • This is the Place where memories of “What Might Have Been” Will Be Left Behind,

  • Where enjoying “What Is” can Begin,

  • Where Striving for “What Can Be”  will Start Again,

  • For All of the People who Live Here, Work Here and Visit Here...

  • The Time, for All of Us, is NOW.

The gazebo - part of the beautiful surrounding gardens.
The gazebo - part of the beautiful surrounding gardens for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Many people ask what the Chalet is all about.  What are we? What do we do here? Will Life be sad or happy for us here? What is this place all about? For you, the reader, this is the answer that twenty-five years of living here, with my family, have given me.

 -Wally Walsh,1996

Since 1975 the purpose of the Snohomish Chalet has been to provide a residence for people who, as the result of a traumatic injury to their central nervous system, are in need of very specialized services. These young people have experienced a catastrophic interruption of their lives. They need to virtually restart the process of living again. It is to that end result our work and facility are dedicated. Our motto ''Living Life" is also a statement of our purpose in service to this population.

In dealing with the issues of trauma to the central nervous system or head injury, we have developed complex procedures and systems. Use of the most advanced techniques of medicine, social services, neuropsychology, rehabilitation therapies and reintegration techniques are among the daily activities at the Chalet. Our type of facility, which is licensed as a nursing home, is also known as a Longterm Rehabilitation Facility.

Since 1975 the purpose of the Snohomish Chalet has been to provide a residence for people who, as the result of a traumatic injury to their central nervous system, are in need of very specialized services. These young people have experienced a catastrophic interruption of their lives. They need to virtually restart the process of living again. It is to that end result our work and facility are dedicated. Our motto ''Living Life" is also a statement of our purpose in service to this population. >

In dealing with the issues of trauma to the central nervous system or head injury, we have developed complex procedures and systems. Use of the most advanced techniques of medicine, social services, neuropsychology, rehabilitation therapies and reintegration techniques are among the daily activities at the Chalet. Our type of facility, which is licensed as a nursing home, is also known as a Longterm Rehabilitation Facility.
The ultimate goal of our service, is to return people to living life in the community in their own residence.

The People

Residents of the Chalet are victims of the ''silent epidemic." Each year in Washington State over 8,000 people are hospitalized with head injuries. Of those, 400 to 600 each year experience a "severe outcome" from their injuries. In the past, most of these people would not have survived their injuries. Since the early 1970's, emergency medical systems have rescued many of them from the scene of the accident and sustained life until the body can start the healing process. For many of our residents, life will never be the same as it was prior to their accidents. They are now embarked on the journey from coma back to living in the community. It can be a life long journey. >

The Resident staff of the Chalet are people who live and work here, in the community. They are people just like you. They shop in the same stores, their children attend school with your children. They are just like you. Our staff members have chosen to prepare themselves to dedicate a portion of their lives to serving the personal needs of other people. Their basic training includes medicine, nursing, dietetics, housekeeping, administration, complex therapies and environmental control. At the Chalet, we all share one thing in common, we are all head injury rehabilitation professionals working in a facility that is receiving national and international recognition for the work being done here.
Volunteers are a valuable resource at the Chalet. They are the many caring people of the community who share a portion of their lives with the people living at the Chalet. No resource is more valuable to, or more enriching of life at the Chalet, than the warmth and humanness of the families of the residents and the community volunteers, who carry out important elements of our socialization programs. Sharing life with others is essential to "Living Life" so please come and visit - the door is always open.

The Community

As a part of the caring medical services of our community, we try to fulfill our citizenship responsibilities. In return, the community has accepted us and supported our programs with generous contributions of time and energy. Without this valuable resource of community, we could not accomplish our dream. With it, we are able to truly enjoy "Living Life" in a way that would simply not be possible on our own.

The Snohomish Chalet occupies 25 acres on a hill overlooking the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges. The City of Snohomish is a quiet, rural residential community, 30 minutes travel time north of Seattle, Washington. In every way this is typical small town America. The feelings and dreams that have made our country great are all here in Snohomish. >



Our churches, schools, civic organizations and people are America.

Prior to acceptance, a member of the staff will visit the person wherever they presently reside. The age of residents in this facility range from 14 years and up. The facility does not offer services for residents dependent on inhalation therapy services. A family member or significant other person who will be involved in the placement decision must visit the facility to start placement procedures. In the event that placement is not possible at the time of application, facility staff will give every assistance possible to the family or referring agency in alternate placement.

Contact:

Admissions Coordinator,
Delta Rehabilitation Center Snohomish Chalet
1705 Terrace Drive
Snohomish, WA 98290
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Email: delta@deltarehabsno.com

 

Admissions Coordinator,
Delta Rehabilitation Center Snohomish Chalet
1705 Terrace Avenue
Snohomish, WA 98290
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 E-mail: delta@deltarehabsno.com

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