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From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Seattle for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 262 assisted living facilities in the Seattle area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.
We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Highline and Wedgewood.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Bellevue, Renton or Medina.
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The staff at sunrise are a pleasure to work with. They're warm knowledgably, compassionate, kind, my husbands, care and mine are constantly adapting to care for him and his medical conditions. The resident with Alzheimer's is unique and needs individualized care plan. Staff has walked with me through very difficult decisions and transitions into care here at Sunrise. It's a wonderful place.
I can confidently rate Aegis of Kirkland a 5 out of 5. My brother and I found Aegis to be very clean in all the common areas as well as private areas. The food is excellent, and the staff is compassionate. They have several activities going on throughout the day. There is something that should appeal to anyone tastes. [name removed], the marketing manager, was so helpful during the transition process.
What we really saw that was positive is the staff, from the front end staff, to the director, who is excellent to work with. They have excellent communication. We get emails all the time with any updates. They're close by to medical facilities, so that's been a Godsend. The shuttle service they have has been very accommodating, so we've been very happy with that. They take the residents to doctor appointments, and on outings. Recently they went to the Tulip Festival. My family members love the food. They were at a different place with turnover in the kitchen that negatively affected the food, and now at Cogir of Northgate they rave about the food. They have no complaints and are very happy. The only downside has been the fact that there aren't any sidewalks along 15th NE. So if they're out walking with their electric walkers, they don't feel comfortable going on an outing to the grocery store due to the lack of sidewalks. Overall we've had a good experience, and would definitely recommend it to others.
1421 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Truewood by Merrill, First Hill is perfect for those who like being near boutique shopping, theaters, concert and lecture halls and much more. This friendly retirement community is in the First Hill neighborhood, where many of Seattle's best known and highest quality medical practices are...
I am very happy to be here at Truewood by Merrill, First Hill and I am greatly enjoying it. I would whole heartedly recommend it has a good buy to all. Plus the location is great. Thank you A Place For Mom...
12505 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133
Welcome to Ida Culver House Broadview, an Era Living community. Ida Culver House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Secured Memory Care.Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Greenwood, Ida Culver...
Although it took us 12 mins. to find parking for our mid-size SUV, we're so impressed with the beauty of Ida Culver House Broadview -- inside, outside, many quality choices & entertaining spaces for...
2723-C NE 110th St, Seattle, WA 98125
Located in NE Seattle with over 20 years experience our community is a unique care setting for your loved one. They will stay engaged in life feel safe, secure, loved, and living with dignity. Trained specialists in Dementia and Mental Health. Experienced with MS, diabetes, Parkinson's, brain...
My brother spent the last almost 2 years of his life here, and this place felt like home to him. With 24-hours of care and services this place is the best, He was wheelchair bound and in his last few weeks...
4515 41st Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
At our West Seattle, Washington, Memory Care Community, we believe meaningful moments are important. Called Tribute™, our Memory Care program provides your loved one living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia with the personalized care they deserve. Quail Park Memory Care Residences of...
What sticks out most about Quail Park is the location, not populated to the max yet, energy of staff in control of a new facility and collegiality of staff.
805 4th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
At Queen Anne Retirement Community, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.Queen Anne Retirement Community offers luxurious independent living and assisted living, with stunning surroundings, amazing amenities, and...
Our Activities Director, [name removed] is professional, personable, and full of energy! She is always available......completing all kinds of activities; drives the bus; knows all residents and is always...
9001 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Welcome to Emerald City Senior Living, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the Queen Anne neighborhood. You’ll find Emerald City located in the upscale upper Queen Anne neighborhood 1 block from Queen Anne Drive with convenient shopping and dining.ASSISTED LIVINGHere at Emerald...
They could work to improve on there staffing especially their nursing team and they could also work on their food portions - need to be more
2200 E Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Our Aegis on Madison property includes some unique features that rival some of the nicest hotels and condominiums in Seattle. Every feature has been carefully designed with the safety and joy of our residents in mind. This is your home, but you may feel like every day you are on vacation. On Top...
We love Aegis Madison. My mother in law is getting excellent care there. The staff is very responsive and the food is great!
2418 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107
We offer senior living in the heart of one of Seattle's most popular neighborhoods, close to the downtown core. Enjoy being part of the historic Ballard neighborhood close to shopping, dining and entertainment. This community is modern yet intimate with a ton of amenities including a theater,...
Merrill Gardens has been great so far, we are happy with our decision. The location is great for our loved one, he loves to walk and he can talk to this nature area close by and sit by the water, he can walk...
620 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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Specialized Care:Our community offers Enhanced Assisted Living in our Pearl program. We can help with rehabilitation and are trained in Parkinson's Disease Care. Our Opal program is for those needing a safe memory care environment. We focus on socialization and natural therapies to give our...
One of the things that I love about Murano is because it's a high rise, everything is really easy to access. For my loved one, that type of layout is much easier for her to navigate than long hallways would...
11039 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
North Seattle community offering Memory Care in a purpose built, secure community.Diverse range of gracious amenities, events and activities to enrich mind, body and spiritCharming community with beautifully landscaped courtyard in a quiet, leafy neighborhood close to parks and green spacesNearby...
Cogir is working well for the level of care my mom needs. They check in on her often, most of the time she is plugged in with the group activities. They attend to incontinent needs promptly. The activities...
11030 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
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Conveniently located in the heart of Northgate with easy access to I-5, Northgate Plaza offers high-quality care and an enriched senior living lifestyle within a familiar North Seattle neighborhood. The community is close to the Northgate Mall shops and restaurants as well as public parks, houses...
We chose NorthGate Plaza mainly because of the location and the overall feeling that we got from the salesperson. They have a great maintenance staff and a caring nursing staff. I would recommend this...
100 Crockett St, Seattle, WA 98109
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Welcome to Queen Anne Manor Senior Living, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the Queen Anne neighborhood. You’ll find Queen Anne Manor located in the upscale upper Queen Anne neighborhood 1 block from Queen Anne Drive with convenient shopping and dining.ASSISTED LIVINGHere at...
It is ideal for parents in need of transition to assisted and memory care, and full-service memory care. It has great staff and location, and is a well managed facility. It is on the more reasonable end of...
5300 24th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105
Merrill Gardens at The University provides desirable retirement living near the University of Washington. Take advantage of the University Village outdoor shopping center and tree-lined Burke-Gilman trail; both ideal for strolling and just steps from the front door. Enjoy being close to a...
We went with Merrill Gardens at The University because it seemed like the best fit for my loved one. I would tell others that some locations offer income qualified apartments and some do not which was...
2326 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98116
Premium Senior Living in the Vibrant Heart of SeattleThere are a lot of senior living options in the Seattle area. But not many of them look like this. Not many of them feel like this either, as our residents enjoy a resort-style life, exploring creative pursuits, enjoying entertainment options...
We chose Brookdale because we loved the staff immediately, the location was convenient, and also because of the amenities that they offered. They also had a much better care program and are more hands on...
4700 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116
A Beautiful Place to LiveWest-Seattle-thumbnail-300x203Nestled near the Admiral District in vibrant West Seattle, our new Capri-style assisted living community is inspired by the sun-drenched Mediterranean. Here, residents will enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of downtown Seattle and the...
This is a marvelous place for your relative to live. This community is absolutely stunning. I truly do like all of the staff members that provide care for my loved one. They have activities like telling...
7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136
The Kenney is really good. They have people who come in and clean up your house for you if choose, which is helpful. It's sort of like having a family to help you take care of some things you're not able...
2615 Southwest Barton Street, Seattle, WA 98126
There is nothing so dear as family. The Daystar family tree started with the owners and has branched out through the years. Celebrating over 25 Years in West Seattle, we've shared and helped improve the lives of more than 2,500 families! That's a lot of folks that have called Daystar home! At...
When Mom and I toured Daystar we were both drawn to the warmth of the community. Daystar has been vigilant about COVID protocols which I am ever thankful for. While lockdowns have been hard to get through,...
13321 31st Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Our goal at Victoria AFH is to provide a healthy environment for individuals choosing an alternative to nursing homes or assisting living. We are proud to be able to provide excellent care , a commitment crucial to your loved one. It is essential to us to help you feel at home and that you have...
I was fortunate enough to find Victoria 1 with the help of a wonderful advisor. Words cannot express the amount of love and care that my friend experienced from Victoria 1. I will be forever grateful for...
11448 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98178
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Welcome to The Lakeshore, an Era Living community. The Lakeshore offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. The Lakeshore is located on the southern shore of Lake Washington with beautiful panoramic...
The Lake Shore is a wonderful retirement facility with a view of Lake Washington that’s simply breathtaking. The staff are all friendly and helpful and professional. It really feels like a wonderful...
14113 117th Place NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Welcome to Alpine Residences of Kirkland!Alpine Residences is proud to be owned by industry professionals, including TWO NURSES!"Alpine Residences of Kirkland’s Mission and Priority is the Happiness, Health and Safety of Your Loved One in our Care. We work every day to ensure Peace of Mind for...
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...
2956 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Nestled amongst the tall evergreens of Redmond, Overlake Terrace takes advantage of its suburban surroundings. Our accessible yet scenic location makes our community a wonderful place to call home. Overlake Terrace is dedicated to the belief that mature adults deserve to live in a caring...
Overlake Terrace has just been very welcoming and accommodating. They've been easy to work with. And our family member loves it there. He feels very welcome - the staff always call him by name and make an...
14431 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
Peters Creek's assisted living options offer personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, retirement community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't need...
It's not fancy, but it's a good place as far as I can tell. There has been shifting of staff at the top which is a warning flag for me. Housekeepers that do my loved one's room are pure gold! The overall...
17201 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
ANDERSON COMMUNITYVibrant Lifestyle * Exceptional Care * Amazing FriendshipsOur goal is to help residents stay active and involved, while supporting independence for as long as possible. Whether you’re a senior looking for a short-term stay or you’d like to settle down with us, we offer a wide...
They made it easy to get her in quickly. I hear the soup is great. My loved one came home with a new haircut and crafts she had made. I think she was happy there.
14 Main Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033
Enjoy all bustling downtown Kirkland offers at Merrill Gardens at Kirkland: a wide range of cultural activities, international cuisine and several parks within walking distance. The Kirkland location is an excellent example of how retirement homes fit into their surroundings and take advantage of...
Merrill Gardens at Kirkland is a good place overall, per all the above ratings I gave. I like that it's located in a nice, beautiful, walkable town!
7810 SE 30th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
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A new way of life awaits you at Island House Assisted Living. Located near I-90 in the heart of Town Center, our senior living community in Mercer Island, WA raises the bar. With easy access to Seattle and Bellevue, our upscale community offers close proximity to urban delights and serves as a...
The staff at Island House are very accommodating and friendly. They are not overbearing and they allow the residents to have the amount of independence that they need/desire.
According to A Place for Mom’s 2022 proprietary data, the average cost of assisted living in Seattle is higher than both the national average costs and the average costs for Washington state at $6,045 per month within our partnership network. This includes associated fees and service fee add-ons and is also influenced by location, floor plan, amenities, and additional services.
Amenities and additional services in assisted living facilities often include:
The following costs are averages for Seattle and nearby communities and not inclusive of additional fees.
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Assisted living can be funded in a number of ways, both privately and through public means. While some families may pick one method of payment, it’s also possible to use a mix of private and public funding. Here you will find more information on how families can use private pay, VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid to pay for assisted living.
There are several private pay methods for assisted living, including savings and pensions, Social Security benefits, investment returns, and more. Additional options include:
Washington state law places the Department of Social and Health Services in charge of licensing and regulating assisted living facilities according to the Washington State Residential Care Services statute. Chapter 18.20 RCW was established to promote the safety and well-being of residents at assisted living facilities and to enact requirements for their ongoing operations.
Within this category, Seattle has both assisted living facilities and adult family homes. Assisted living facilities provide housing and care services for seven or more people; in contrast, Seattle’s adult family homes are licensed to provide housing and care services for up to six adults in a regular house located in a residential neighborhood. Currently, 30 of the assisted living communities located in Seattle are classified as adult family homes.
The licensing process requires assisted living facilities to complete an application and meet specific standards of care, including providing a safe environment, maintaining appropriate staffing and training, and meeting health and safety requirements. That includes:
Prior to approval, DSHS will perform an on-site inspection to ensure compliance. After approval, regular inspections are performed to ensure health, safety, and staffing standards are maintained, residents’ rights are being met, and quality of care is upheld.
To evaluate a specific assisted living facility, visitors can use DSHS’ Assisted Living Facility Locator to access records and evaluations. Inspection records for each can be found via Seattle Assisted Living Facility Search.
Seattle’s adult family homes are licensed to provide housing and care services for up to six adults in a regular house located in a residential neighborhood. Run by a family, a single person, or business partners, Chapter 70.128 RCW of Washington state law outlines the rules and requirements for adult family homes.
These homes must be in good repair and provide a safe, sanitary environment for residents; the training to ensure this includes:
To evaluate a specific adult family home, visitors can use DSHS’ Adult Family Home Locator to access records and evaluations. Inspection records for each can be found via Seattle Adult Family Home Search.
Those looking for advocates for seniors living in adult family homes or assisted living facilities should contact the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. The ombudsman’s team handles complaints and addresses concerns regarding care quality, the use of restraints, cases of abuse, and transfer and discharge procedures.
Washington State Department of Health contact information
111 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone Number: 800-525-0127
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
As of October 2022, assisted living care facilities in Seattle stopped compulsory routine staff testing in line with guidance changes from the CDC. Currently, Seattle follows guidelines as laid out by the Washington Department of Health’s Interim Recommendations for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings and the CDC.
Vaccinations. It is recommended that all staff and residents are up-to-date with vaccinations and boosters.
Masking. It’s recommended that staff wear masks, ideally N95s, and eye protection where appropriate.
Facility cleanliness. Assisted living facilities should optimize ventilation and filtration. Dedicated medical equipment should be used when caring for a patient with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2. Routine cleaning and disinfection are recommended.
Quarantining. Staff should limit the transport and movement of a patient to medically essential purposes.
Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
With a strong and thriving level of senior support, the Seattle community is home to 83 assisted living facilities. Within this category, Seattle has both assisted living facilities and adult family homes. Assisted living facilities provide housing and care services for seven or more people; in contrast, Seattle’s adult family homes are licensed to provide housing and care services for up to six adults in a regular house located in a residential neighborhood. The Seattle community is home to 83 assisted living facilities.
Beyond assisted living facilities and adult family homes, the remainder of Seattle’s assisted living options are a mix of assisted living and memory; assisted living, memory care, and independent living; and assisted living and independent living. This variety of care — amid quite a large assortment of venues — ensures there’s an option appropriate for any senior living in Seattle.
Thirty-one of Seattle’s assisted living communities are group homes, which is a distinguishing feature of the Seattle market. Seattle’s adult family homes are licensed to provide housing and care services for up to six adults in a regular house located in a residential neighborhood. These homes provide room, board, laundry, and any needed help with activities of daily living and personal care.
Unlike retirement communities or independent living facilities — which provide housing exclusively for adults typically 55 or older — assisted living facilities staff assume responsibility for the safety and well-being of their residents and are state-licensed. Only four of the 84 communities are considered standalone assisted living. Some offer specialized care for people with developmental disabilities or dementia or other mental health concerns.
Currently, 16 of the Seattle facilities offer a combination of assisted living and memory care. While assisted living and memory care communities both prioritize group living — such as common areas, communal meals, and apartment living — the addition of memory care offers specialized care to meet the needs of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
Integrated memory care facilities are typically secured communities with an enclosed courtyard and indoor walking paths, so residents are able to remain active. Depending on the facility, a wander alert system may also be available.
Currently, 18 of the Seattle facilities are considered a combination of assisted living and independent living, while 13 offer a combination of assisted living, independent living, and memory care. Similar to assisted living alongside memory care, these kinds of assisted living facilities provide a mix of communal living and independent choices. One such facility offers a mix of assisted living, adult day care, independent living, and memory care to meet specialized needs.
The assisted living/independent living/memory care combination is progressive type of care that addresses the needs of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, alongside options to maintain independence and receive assistance as needed.
No matter the type of assisted living community, most prioritize social wellness and physical health. Tai Chi, yoga, and on-site fitness centers are all fairly standard, while arts and crafts centers, game rooms, and hobby-specific clubs allow residents to make social connections with those who have similar interests.
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Seattle has plenty of health care options for people in the area, including one of the highest-ranking hospitals in the nation and clinics that specialize in geriatric care and memory care.
Regularly ranked as one of the best in the nation, UW Medical Center is a teaching hospital that currently ranks nationally in seven adult specialties, including cancer care, nephrology, and urology.
Named as one of the top hospitals in the nation by Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason takes a patient-centered healthcare approach. It is particularly well-known for its orthopedic, cancer, and digestive disorder programs.
Based in Bellevue, this nonprofit hospital just east of Seattle offers a wide range of healthcare services and is rated as “high performing” in 13 adult procedures. 
This general medical and surgical facility is based across two locations in Seattle and was named the best hospital in the Seattle Metro area by U.S. News & World Report.
Part of UW Medical Center, this clinic prioritizes patients over the age of 75 or those with complex medical conditions. It offers a range of services, including primary care, palliative care, and memory care.
Part of the Swedish Medical Center, this clinic focuses on the management of chronic conditions and end-of-life care. It also has specialists in geriatric psychiatry, geriatric neurology, and geriatric rehabilitation.
With specific expertise in veterans’ needs, Seattle’s VA Medical Center offers primary and specialty health services, mental health support, rehabilitation, and geriatric care.
Seattle has a variety of transportation options, with the city heavily investing in public transportation to avoid congestion and promote sustainable transport. Buses, streetcars, ferries, and a light rail are all available and frequently operate throughout Seattle’s metropolitan area.
There are also a number of transportation options specifically for seniors unable to use the fixed routes offered by the city, including:
Beyond public transportation, Seattle is a fairly walkable city overall, according to Walk Score. Based on factors like public density, availability of walking and bike paths, and public transportation, this means that most errands can be completed on foot. In its downtown area, Seattle has a Walk Score of 100 making it a “walker’s paradise.”
Seattle has a thriving arts community, whether residents want to take in a museum or attend live shows. Seattle’s Museum of Flight, Museum of Pop Culture, and Art Museum all offer senior discounts and accommodations for mobility issues. Seattle’s event guide EverOut will help you find all sorts of shows and events to suit specific tastes.
Sports fans can choose from a variety of professional teams to root for. From the major league baseball Mariners to the national football league’s Seahawks, there are plenty of options for an outing. If hockey is your thing, take in a Kraken game. For soccer fans, the Seattle Sounders might be a fun outing. The WNBA has the Seattle Storm in town for those who love basketball.
There are several casinos nearby for those interested in gaming. Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort also offers golf and spa services for those who want to make a weekend out of it, while Muckleshoot Casino has a large range of smoke-free table games.
Seattle, known for its natural beauty, offers some of the best parks, hiking trails, and gardens around. For those who like to socialize while enjoying nature, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department often offers senior-specific calendar events and activities, whether a Salmon Bay walking tour or a visit to Seattle’s stunning Japanese Garden.
There are also groups designed to connect seniors and provide enriching experiences. Some of the more popular ones in Seattle include:
Farrington Court, Kenmore Senior Living and Cogir of Mill Creek are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Seattle, WA. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.
The average cost of Assisted Living in Seattle is 4,769 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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Centers for Disease Control. (2022, September 23). Infection Control: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC.
U.S. News. (2023). Best Hospitals in Seattle, WA.
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