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Assisted Living in Washington

Overview of assisted living in Washington

In Washington, assisted living facilities provide care to seven or more people within a community-like setting. These facilities provide room and board, assistance with daily activities, and limited nursing services. On average, the cost of assisted living in Washington is $5,500 per month, or $66,000 annually, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data. Assisted living is the second most affordable senior living option in Washington, right behind independent living.

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Washington

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Alpine Residences of Kirkland

14113 117th Place NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
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12 reviews
Gabrielle J - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The Alpine Residence has been given my family a peace of mind knowing our loved one is being cared for with respect and treated with gentleness. The facility is clean, the staff are kind, and it is a warm...

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Elderly Home Care

15018 Simonds Road Northeast, Bothell, WA 98011
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7 reviews
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Stephanie - I'm a current/former resident or client

Finding an adult family home for my father was stressful. However, when we found Elderly Home Care, my brother and I knew this was the right place for our father. We found the staff to be very attentive...

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Lakota Hills Senior Care

30846 21st Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
10
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14 reviews
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Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My loved one is settling in nicely. [name removed] and her staff are attentive and caring. We are blessed and grateful for the care she is receiving. I am very comfortable recommending Lakota Hills to...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Seattle

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Cogir of Queen Anne

805 4th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
9.3
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52 reviews
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Marilyn L R. - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Terrific people. The major reason is that it offered a choice for independent living and assisted living. Not yet ready for assisted and grateful it will be there when needed. Also the apartments, the...

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Truewood By Merrill, First Hill

1421 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
9.3
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36 reviews
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Megan - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It's been a wonderful place for my mom. Try to negotiate on the non returnable deposit if needed because of your situation or finances. The staff has been great and has very little turn over. Also the...

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Village Green Senior Living West Seattle

2615 Southwest Barton Street, Seattle, WA 98126
9.2
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14 reviews
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Candace Gallerani - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Lucky for us my mother was able to live at Village Green for the past two years, after the abrupt closing of Vashon Community Care, Vashon Island, WA. She often referred to it as her home. The CNA staff is...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Tacoma

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Cogir at The Narrows Tacoma Assisted Living

8201 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
9.7
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33 reviews
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Pam W - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Excellent communication and answered all questions and concerns. Staff was very friendly and I would recommend Cogir at the Narrows to anyone looking for retirement or assisted living.

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Merrill Gardens at Wright Park

5 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405
9.5
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7 reviews
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Diane S - I'm a current/former resident or client

After a thorough research of Senior Communities from Gig Harbor to Tacoma, I found Merrill Gardens @ Wright Park to be the most Amazing place to live. For us, living here is like being on a five star...

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Weatherly Inn-Tacoma

6016 N Highlands Parkway, Tacoma, WA 98406
9.0
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42 reviews
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Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The Weatherly Inn- Tacoma community is amazing. Super friendly and concerned. Food is restaurant quality with excellent variety from day to day as well as special meal themes. Based on the experience we...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Vancouver

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Assurety Senior Care

15608 Northeast Noble Street, Vancouver, WA 98682
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14 reviews
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Ariana D - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mom has lived at Assurety Senior Care for almost 5 years. I chose Assurety Senior Care because it's close to my home and I felt comfortable with it. [name removed] and [name removed] are wonderful. They...

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The Family Care Adult Family Home LLC Aspen

11314 NE 122nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682
9.8
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4 reviews
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Pam B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My sister lives in a small home that is clean and comfortable. The staff are attentive and caring. I have visited and sat with her for hours without feeling uncomfortable. I live hours away and can call or...

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Cogir of Glenwood Place

5500 NE 82nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98662
9.6
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47 reviews
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Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would recommend this facility to others. Staff are friendly. Room for improvement would be temperature is inconsistent in common areas, sometimes too cold sometimes too hot.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Everett

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MorningStar at Silver Lake

520 112th St SW, Everett, WA 98204
9.3
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27 reviews
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JA - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My parents haven't been involved in community activities and have rarely dined in the dining room due to my dad's failing health. Other than staff, my parents haven't interacted with other residents. I...

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Washington Oakes

1717 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201
9.2
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29 reviews
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Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mom is currently a resident at Washington Oakes and everything has been great for her at this facility so far. She has only been here for a couple of months, but it has been a very positive experience....

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South Pointe Assisted Living

10330 4th Ave W, Everett, WA 98204
8.9
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39 reviews
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Karen S - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My Mom was at South Pointe for just over 5 years.. in that time she made lifelong friends and received excellent care. Even when her health started to deteriorate the staff there made every effort to make...

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Cost of assisted living in Washington

Assisted living costs greatly vary in Washington and often depend on factors like location, floor plan, care needs, and amenities. However, the approximate monthly cost of assisted living ranges from $3,500 to $7,800, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This cost range is an estimate based on what referred families actually paid at our partnering assisted living facilities in Washington. Costs account for room and board, care, and access to on-site amenities.

The average cost of assisted living in Washington is close to the national average, but it’s slightly higher by a few hundred dollars. Some Washington assisted living communities have higher prices because they’re located in popular areas, offer more on-site health care services, and feature robust lifestyle programs. However, there are more affordable options in less popular areas that still offer a healthy balance of care services and amenities. Seniors and their families can also save on some care costs with programs like Medicaid or Medicare.

Compare costs of Washington vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Washington

$5,161/mo

US National average

$4,526/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Washington

$5,161/mo

Oregon

$4,516/mo

Idaho

$3,715/mo

Montana

$3,929/mo

Nevada

$4,171/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Washington vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Washington

$5,161/mo

Seattle, WA

$5,520/mo

Vancouver, WA

$4,283/mo

Olympia, WA

$4,668/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Washington

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Washington

Seniors and their families often pull together several income sources to cover assisted living costs in Washington. Families who start planning early tend to have the most options because it gives them more time to research the most suitable options. Most families use some combination of private and public resources to pay for assisted living. In this section, we’ve highlighted potential options and resources. You can also visit our guide to paying for long-term care for a brief summary of payment options.

Your senior loved one’s private pay options largely depend on their current situation. Potential options may include savings accounts, retirement pensions, and other options listed below.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Washington

In the state of Washington, all assisted living facilities must be licensed and regulated by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). To qualify as an assisted living facility, a residence must provide housing and care services to seven or more people.[05]

After an initial inspection before licensing, assisted living facilities are inspected approximately once a year. To find inspection reports on a particular assisted living facility in Washington, you can follow these steps:

  • Go to the DSHS Assisted Living Facility Locator.
  • Search the community by location or name.
  • Find the facility, find where it says “This facility has reports,” and select “reports.”
  • Select the report you’d like to view.

In Washington, reports include the date of inspection, deficiencies found, and the date deficiencies were corrected.

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How easy is it to access assisted living records in Washington?

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and we compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Washington assisted living records: Exceptional

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Washington is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Assisted living records in Washington State are highly transparent, having met all but one of the transparency criteria.
  • Washington assisted living records are available through a convenient online search form.

How to look up Washington assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Washington State’s DSHS site: Adult Family Home Locator or Assisted Living Facility Locator.
  • Enter a city or ZIP code to narrow your search.
  • Click a community name from the search results for more information.
  • Communities that have recently been subject to enforcement actions are specially marked in the results.

How we arrived at our Washington rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Is capacity shown? No
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? Yes
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 12 months
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Washington State Health Care Authority. (2023). What are my basic covered services?

  3. Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. (2023). Assisted living facility services packages.

  4. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. (2020). Medicare.

  5. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. (2020). Long-term care residential options.

Top cities in Washington for assisted living

8.7
Tacoma, WA
156 facilities
8.6
Spokane, WA
69 facilities
8.2
Everett, WA
104 facilities
7.9
Olympia, WA
36 facilities
7.9
Seattle, WA
264 facilities
7.7
Vancouver, WA
159 facilities

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