Who We Are

Caregivers You Can Trust

The primary caregivers and providers are  Monica and Petru Gaciu.  Monica is a Licensed Practical Nurse who makes the general care management decisions and shares the home responsibilities. She has been working successfully with the elderly since 1998 with different levels of care from basic to Hospice.  Her qualifications include:
- CPR/First Aid,
- Hiv/Aids Training,
- Fundamentals of Caregiving,
- Special Focus on Diabetes,
- Specialty Training for Dementia & Mental Health.
 Petru began his caregiving experience and working with the elderly since 1998. He also completed the Washington State required qualifications for an Adult Family Home.


- CPR/First Aid,
- Hiv/Aids Training,
- Fundamentals of Caregiving,
- Nurse Delegation Training for Nursing  Assistants: Special Focus on Diabetes,
- Specialty Training for Dementia & Mental Health.
- 12 hours annually continuing education

Experienced and Supportive

We understand that not one care plan fits all. Daily services can include anything from meal preparation, hygiene, cleaning, and supervision. We will take the time to get to know you and develop an individualized care plan that fits your specific needs. 

Experienced Home Health Aids

Companionship is key to a trusted relationship with our caregivers. We not only strive to help you with everyday tasks but want to develop a caring relationship with you. We provide one-on-one attention and care that cannot compare in other settings. 




Shalako East Quality Care adult family home this is an excellent alternative to Nursing Home or to asisting living communities. In our Home we offer advanced levels of care, Hospice care and end of life care for a more reasonable price. Shalako East Quality Care our goal is to keep the Residents as independent as possible while providing 24-hour a day support, care and supervision in a tender, loving family atmosphere. We specialize in care and daily living assistance to an array of individuals. Whether you need daily or weekly assistance due to aging, illness, recovery, or rehabilitation, our care givers will provide an individualized service that you can trust.


Physical Disability Support

Arthritis, physical disabilities, and age-related conditions are some of the few circumstances that prevent patients from caring for themselves. Our caregivers can assist you with daily tasks such as mobility, eating, exercising, and grooming.

 As Adult Family Home Providers will do whatever is reasonable to accommodate the Residents increasing care needs to allow them to remain in the AFH for as long as possible.  Residents are welcome to live in our home and be cared for throughout the end of life, eliminating the need for additional moves which can have a negative impact on physical and emotional health. They will receive one-on-one care, in a place where they are encouraged to  continue living with independence, respect and dignity. We strive to make them feel like they are part of the family, not just renting space in our home, establishing strong bonds with caregivers and other residents.


Care for Dementia Patients

Our experienced and highly trained caregivers provide the highest quality of care to both patients and their families. Our goal is to help individuals and their loved ones live happy and fulfilling lives. 

 Shalako East Quality Care adult family home this is an excellent alternative to Nursing Home or to asisting living communities.
In our Home we offer advanced levels of care, Hospice care and end of life care for a more reasonable price.



 Renae Hamel said:   July 19th, 2012 3:29 am
Monica and her family cared for my Mother-In-Law Dixie. They did everything they could to treat her as an individual. She had Alzheimers and would have her come into the kitchen to watch Monica fix dinner. Dixie loved feeling part of the meal preparation since she was a mother of six children and spent many hours in the kitchen. When Dixie was having a bad night Monica would even sleep in the room with Dixie. When Dixie had fallen and needed extra attention Monica's family gave her excellent care. She regained her strength and it was amazing. They polish the female residents nails. These are little things that make a difference. The family is so loving. The food is excellent too! Beautiful deck with a yard swing and flowers. I don't think you can get better care then you do with Monica. I would highly recommend this home for a loved one. Sincerely, Renae Hamel and all of the Hamel family

Cathy Boyer said:   February 14th, 2012 7:00 pm
Dear Monica and Peter, My sisters and I continue to sing your praises for the tender, loving care you gave our mom, Doris Bickford. We felt like we were all family and still do. It's an unusual skill to be highly professional while still giving so much of yourself. Our best wishes to you and your family as you continue in this caring profession. Love, Cathy, Eva, and Tessie

Lois Bernard: November 13th, 2017

              My mother, Bertha Honeycutt was in the care of Monica and Peter Gaciu from  Dec. 2013 to Nov. 2017.  During that time we were always made welcome when we visited. And we were encouraged to visit as often as possible, never having  to call ahead.  My mother's appearance was always  neat and clean, hair combed, and clothes chosen with care.  Her bed linen, and room were always in a pristine condition.
            The traditional holidays were celebrated in style, lots of cheerful decorations,  holiday food,  and gifts  Often a party  was held at which all family members were invited.  Each birthday was commemorated with appropriate food, decorations, and flowers. Sometimes  there would be a guest musician or entertainer.  Monica and Peter always took pictures on these occasions and shared them with us.
             Whenever we had questions regarding my mother's health or care, the Gaciu's  were available to discuss her condition with us and to make helpful suggestions.  As my mother's physical condition and dementia  grew worse, Peter and Monica  treated her with great patience and understanding.
            Peter and Monica went out of their way to make my Mom happy. On two occasions Peter took her to a salon so she could get her hair cut and permed.  This was not in  the care contract,  but it meant a lot to my mother  and to us.
             Through out the time my mother stayed  at  the Shalako home, I never had to worry that she was not getting proper medications, or that doctor's orders were not followed.  Her care was completely professional.   But not to the point of being cold. She was treated like a member of a family, and so were we.  I feel very fortunate that she was able to spend her last years in the  care of Monica and Peter Gaciu.

Lois Bernard




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