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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Bellingham, WA

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Photo of Cordata Court
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99 Floor plans available
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I recommend Cordata Court- it's been great for my mother-in-law. The staff is helpful and kind (although there have been a few changeovers with Director and Recreation Director). Housekeeping could be a bit...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cordata Court offers U.S. News award-winning independent senior living, assisted living and memory care services in a luxury setting in the beautiful Bellingham, Washington area. Our campus is ideally located to take advantage of mountain views, nearby recreation in both Washington and Canada as...
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88 Photos available
1010 Floor plans available
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The staff at Spring Creek are all very kind and helpful. Communication with the family is clear and concise, on time, and not overburdened. The move in process was super smooth. The meals are adequate, but...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Looking for an exceptional senior living community?Well, you’ve found it. When you combine an exceptional lifestyle, ready-made friends and outstanding service, the result is what we callRetirement Perfected™Welcome to Bonaventure Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Life is...
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I would recommend Louisa Place for someone who needs someone to care for their loved one. The care was very good, although they were a little short staffed at times so my father had to wait. That was not...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Avista Ferndale is a small assisted living community with a big heart. At the core of our community is our wonderful staff who will go out of the way to meet the needs and wishes of each resident. We are located in the small town of Ferndale, Washington, just eight miles north of Bellingham. We...
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I would give a 5 on most all just wish the cost wasn't so high but...He loves it there and enjoys having people around. He doesn't get involved too much with activities but does enjoy the chapel time on...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Bellingham at Orchard is a dedicated memory care community in Bellingham, Washington. Bellingham is a thriving city located a few hours north of Seattle and is the northernmost city in the United States. Boasting stunning scenic views, convenient access to Vancouver and Seattle, fine...
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Staff seemed friendly and accommodating. Everything was clean, and they seemed to take care of messes quickly. Kept his apartment nice. Staff all seemed very nice. They took very good care. My Father in law...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Not All Assisted Living Is Created EqualFor those looking for exceptional senior living in the Great Northwest, you need look no farther. Your future favorite senior living community provides assisted living for seniors in historic Bellingham, known for its vibrant art scene, historic waterfront...
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The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. The only complaint I've heard is fixed meal times are a bit early for my in-laws.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Welcome to Rosewood VillaRosewood Villa is beautifully situated between Fairhaven and Happy Valley in Bellingham, WA. Our community has enjoyed decades of serving seniors while providing support to cherished loved ones. We are committed to providing the very best care in and around Whatcom...
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I could give this place 6 stars out of 5, I would. As far as I can tell, things seem to be going very well. The staff interacts with me and my wife very well. She lives here and I live across the street, so...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Bellingham community was designed from the ground up specifically to deliver life-enriching care to as many as 80 residents through our innovative blend of compassion and clinical excellence. The property is truly at home in the environment of Bellingham, featuring a large expanse of outdoor...
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My mom has been at this facility for a few years. She is treated very well. She is fed lovely meals, and the home is clean and comfortable. The staff are very kind.
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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My father in law has been at Orchard Park for one year and has grown to love it there. He will do his won thing and they are there to support him. The nurses in charge always take what I have to say and then...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
An 82 unit Assisted Living facility, Orchard Park provides accommodation to clients ranging from those totally independent to those requiring 24-hour care. Staff includes Licensed Nurses 24 hours a day. Apartments range from studio to 2-bedroom/2-bath up to 860 square feet. All are fully...
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Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Welcome to Alabama Hill Adult Family Home. In this rapidly evolving sector of the health care industry, we are continually setting new standards in preserving the dignity and quality of life of our residents. We are very proud of our facilities and commitment to care. Our reputation has been...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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This is a fantastic community. They have so many activities for the residents to choose from. They will even take the residents to lunch and rides around town. The staff is always super friendly to the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
“Providing loving care from the Heart” Our dementia cottage is cozy and intimate, and each person who enters out cottage, receives a “Best Friend” – someone to go on this most difficult journey of dementia with your loved one. Best Friends spend time with their resident. They keep a scrap...
Photo of Grace Retirement Home LLC
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Cost of assisted living in Bellingham, WA

The average cost of senior living in Bellingham is $4,927 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Sumas, WA with an average of $4,582 per month.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Bellingham, WA vs. nearby cities

Bellingham, WA
$4,927/mo
$4,668/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Bellingham, WA vs. the state and national average

Bellingham, WA
$4,927/mo
U.S. national average
$4,629/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Bellingham vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$4,927/mo
$5,094/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Bellingham, WA by room type

Semi-Private
$6,235/mo
Studio
$6,142/mo
1 Bedroom
$6,030/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,293/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$5,550/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Bellingham over time

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What families are saying about assisted living in Bellingham

Recent reviews for assisted living in Bellingham

Cordata Court in Bellingham, WA

4.3
My parents have adjusted well to assisted living and like the staff. The place isn't perfect but I feel as if my parents are in good care.

Creekside Continuing Care Community in Burlington, WA

5.0
It is excellent and highly recommend. We picked this community because the website popped up when searching for A Place for my Mom.

Brookdale Fairhaven in Bellingham, WA

5.0
I picked this community because of the proximity to my house. Staff on all levels are caring, friendly and professional. Care of my mother has been good;staff apparently check in with her often. Meals are tasty with plenty of variety.

Bellingham review score based on 28 family reviews

8.1
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This proprietary review score is based on 28 reviews of 15 Bellingham assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Bellingham review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Bellingham review score compared against nearby cities

8.1
Bellingham, WA15 facilities
8.1
8.3
Ferndale, WA15 facilities

Review subcategories for Bellingham assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 28 reviews of 15 Bellingham assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Bellingham resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
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State regulations for Assisted Living in Bellingham

Safety is a primary concern when seniors and their families look for Assisted Living. Each state has its own laws and inspection processes to ensure seniors reside in a safe environment. Learning about Washington Assisted Living regulations will help you understand how Assisted Living communities in Bellingham protect seniors.

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Mountain Glen, Creekside Continuing Care Community and Where the Heart is are the top-rated assisted living facilities near Bellingham, Washington. See full list of communities.

There are 19 assisted living facilities near Bellingham, Washington. See the full list.

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