Elders Wellness Center and Assisted Living

Mission Statement

We ensure, to the best of our ability, the health, safety, and well-being of the Puyallup Tribe’s Elders. We do this by: Providing case management services for chronically or severe, acutely ill members; In home caregiving services for Elders who have difficulty with their activities of daily living; Payment and oversight for Elders in long term care; Emergency financial assistance for Elders; Medication delivery for Elders; Transportation to medical appointments or shopping for Elders; daily lunch in the House of Respect or delivery for home bound Elders; Monthly social activities, special events, and field trips for Elders; Daily exercise instruction and encouragement in our fitness center; Assisted living services in The House of Respect Residences.

Contact Info

Executive Director:
Vernetta Miller

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Physical Address:
301O Duct Cho Road
Tacoma, WA 98404

Mailing Address:
3009 E. Portland Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404

Main Contact Number:
(253) 680-5480

Alternate Number:
(253) 302-9523

Services Provided

House of Respect Wellness Center.

Eligibility Requirements

Participant must be:

  • Enrolled member of the Puyallup Tribe
    of Indians.
  • Junior Elder: 45 years of age or older.
    Elder: 55 years of age or older.

House of Respect Wellness Center Services

  • Gym (45+)
  • Pool & Jacuzzi (45+)
  • Lunch Monday through Friday. Dine in, delivery (if eligible), take out. (55)
  • Activities (Outings, Monthly Luncheon, Intertribal luncheons)

Elder Services Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be (whichever is applicable):

  • Enrolled member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians;
  • Elder: 55 years of age or older whose ability to perform the normal activities for daily living or to provide for his or her own protection is impaired due to a physical disability or kidney dialysis; or
  • Elder who is 55 years of age or older and has a need for supportive companionship