Distinctive Programs

Foss On-Site Dental Clinic

The Foss dental program began, in the early 1980s, as a clinical training site for University of Washington dental students who were interested in geriatric dentistry.  In February 1991, Foss received a $39,000 grant from Washington Dental Service Foundation, for upgraded equipment and expansion.  At this same time, the University of Washington donated chairs and dental lights.  With the 1991 expansion and modernization, the square footage of the clinic space was expanded from 255 square feet to 612 square feet.  In addition, all the supportive systems and equipment were either added or updated.  This remodel allowed Foss to serve a greater number of residents, and offer more services. Through this training program, there was a desire to interest more dental students toward geriatric dentistry.

 Today, the clinic has a full-time Foss employed dentist (affiliated with the University of Washington), and dental assistant, 3 dental chairs – 2 with wheelchair lifts, full X-ray capability and the ability to provide all dental services:

  • Cleaning
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Dentures

Foss has designed a dental outreach program, serving non-Foss residents, that makes oral care less cost prohibitive.

 Program information – call for an appointment

 

On-Site Pharmacy

Our on-site pharmacy is available for consultation and provides comprehensive medication services for our residents.

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In addition, other available services include podiatry, audiology and optometry.

 

 

Pet therapy

distinctive-programs-2Our pet volunteers visit with residents which can benefit in a number of ways; lower blood pressure, diminishes overall physical pain, improves cardiovascular health and others.

Total pet volunteers – 5