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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.
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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.
7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Newcastle, WA 98059
Welcome home to Regency Newcastle Retirement and Assisted Living Community. Our newly renovated building offers studio, one and two bedrooms in a variety of floor plans. Regency Newcastle is an active community that features lovely common areas, including a TV/Media Room, Exercise/Fitness...
I really like it here. It was really a good choice. It's a very friendly community. The staff is good. The people are very nice, pleasant, and helpful. I like my apartment, and they come in and clean...
2315 NE 65th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
Welcome to Ida Culver House Ravenna, an Era Living community. Ida Culver House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. Ida Culver House Ravenna is a community of 90 residences, nestled in the...
I am happy I moved into Ida Culver House. The staff are very helpful, cooperative and kind. The food is a little to good as I am gaining weight. The home is kept clean and well maintained. I enjoy the...
10000 Holman Rd NW, Seattle, WA 98177
Aegis Living Greenwood, located in the heart of Northwest Seattle. Each element of our new assisted living and memory care community’s design has been carefully curated to help you live your best. The welcoming stone fireplace encourages residents to gather around to enjoy each other’s company....
On the positive side: All of the staff that is there is very dedicated and good at what they do. They treated my dad outstandingly and he loves all of the attention that he has gotten from them. Management...
11122 Oakwood Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178
Sweet Home Quality Care Adult Family Home is privately owned and operated by a Registered Nurse with 30+ years of experience in the medical field. Sweet Home also has Certified Nurses Assistance that is compassionate, well trained, friendly and caring staff who are competent and knowledgeable...
The staff treated my mom like a family member, we always felt welcomed and supported. The care and communication were excellent and I would highly recommend this community to others.
7480 West Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052
Aegis of Redmond creates 'home' amidst a bed and breakfast setting where your loved one can live, laugh, and enjoy life while watching the waters of the slough drift by. Life begins again at Aegis of Redmond. Nestled along the Sammamish River and Burk-Gilman Trail, Aegis of Redmond is a senior...
My mom is almost 97 and requires increasing assistance and care. I hear when she needs something (e.g., recliner, hospital bed) and am confident that she is receiving good care. I especially like that a...
8952-121st Ave SE, Newcastle, WA 98056
Mariana's AFH Inc. is a residential care home located in the stunning Newcastle City, Washington, located in King County. Our community lies in a geographical set-up that captures the beauty of nature at its best. The tall trees around the home offer a cool breeze that provides a homely feeling....
I think Mariana's AFH gives excellent care. Alas, my sister-in-law, [name removed], was unhappy there because she wanted to return to her husband. I think her experience was made worse by the pandemic. ...
14900 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Assisted Living in Grand Style in North Seattle Nestled in an idyllic, woodsy neighborhood of North Seattle and adjoined to Aegis at Callahan House, our grand Aegis of Shoreline creates an assisted living campus to meet the care needs of all of our residents from light care to two person...
Our loved one was a resident at Aegis of Shoreline and we had nothing but good experiences during those hard times. This facility was great. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The quality of care,...
285 Madison Avenue S, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
It's like you just settled into a small and gracious hotel. Comfortable and richly appointed, the Madison Avenue House provides an environment of compassionate care in a most welcoming setting. With light and spacious apartments featuring kitchens and exterior balconies, the Madison Avenue House...
My parents never wanted to leave their own home, but it became increasingly obvious that they weren't able to take care of themselves after my father had a stroke. I toured Madison House and liked what I...
450 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98125
Welcome to Aljoya Thornton Place, an Era Living community. Aljoya offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and nursing care. Just steps from shops, restaurants, theaters, and more, Aljoya Thornton Place...
there is a good system of having a mentor for a new resident. My mentor called me and I have called her a few times. But after a month here I have not met her. Others are friendly but because of...
5433 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Centered in one of the most vibrant and creative cities in the world, GenCare Lifestyle at Ballard Landmark in Seattle, Washington is one of the area's premiere active retirement and assisted living communities. The neighborhood of Ballard is trendy and unapologetic in its sophistication....
I have been living here for a few years now and I really enjoy it. They have lots of activities you can attend if you want to every day. They also have many fitness classes each day, I try and attend as...
6529 117th PL SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
We are a loving Adult Family Home,located in Bellevue ,WA area.We have been providing loving care for over 11 years. We strive to make our residents feel at home and to maintain a level of independence. We are located in a lovely and peaceful cul-de-sac that is perfect for strolls and walks...
My mother moved into Viktoria AFH about one month ago, and while she was completely resistant to doing so, she is content and happy. The staff treat her like she is gold, and make her feel loved and...
7950 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052
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* NEWLY REMODELED * Redmond Heights Senior Living is the affordable, comfortable, safe place to live. Located in downtown Redmond, we offer access to local parks, shops, and events. Redmond Heights offers Independent, Assisted, and Memory Care at our spacious 3 acre campus. Have piece of mind...
My father is very happy here. He was in another facility and was always agitated. Here he is calmer and happy. He ahs gained weight and looks healthier then in quite a while.
900 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
Horizon House - Live Creatively Horizon House is a vibrant continuing care retirement community located in the heart of downtown Seattle since 1961. Our beautiful campus is home to almost 600 seniors who thrive in place at every age and stage. For those who are seeking an active lifestyle, we...
Memory care staff very caring and helpful.
11605 4th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98146
Evergreen Senior Care is a residential care home situated in Seattle, Washington, King County. Seattle is the largest city in Washington State as well as the Pacific Northwest region, and is completely surrounded by water, as an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It is known as Rain...
I like the care that my father is getting here. The staff is friendly and attentive. He seems to be happy with the meals that are served. They do have activities and he sometimes does like to get involved....
10861 Manitou Park Blvd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Our Approach to Memory CareAt Fieldstone Memory Care, we are committed to enriching the lives of our residents and their families by providing engaging, compassionate care focused on residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our team is made up of exceptional people who are...
I would recommend this facility to family and friends. It's expensive, though.
16529 8th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Shi's home locates in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood with easy access to freeways and hospitals. It has been operated by the owner RN for more than 20 years. The house is a rambler with no stairs inside and outside. It is surrounded by beautiful flower and tree garden. It has 6 bedrooms and...
Very friendly person, home was inviting, home had all upgrades such as walk in shower, handles for toilets for someone with physical limitations. The yard was nice space with outdoor seating for residents.
4611 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98126
At our retirement community offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, we’re here to help you seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and yard maintenance for time to pursue a...
There are a lot of activities for the residents to participate in. There aren't a lot of cliques, and there are more women than men here. It is a friendly atmosphere. The food is pretty good. They have...
900 124th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005
Evergreen Court is an assisted living community located in beautiful Bellevue, Washington. It is Seattle's largest suburb, with Lake Washington separating the two. Its name is derived from the French term, 'beautiful view'. When the weather conditions are favorable, you can see the scenic vistas...
I am doing fabulous and I am happy with the options for my meals and activities. Someone vacuums and wipes the bathroom and kitchen sinks. The floors get moped too. it is a relief to have that little extra...
15241 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98007
At Sunrise of Redmond, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.Our lovely community is an assisted living and memory care community located just across Lake Washington from Seattle. We’re close enough to the city to...
We had toured many different communities but from our experience, we can recommend Sunrise of Redmond to others. The atmosphere is better than good. The vibe is very inviting. The activities are needed...
6505 Lakeview Dr, Kirkland, WA 98033
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At Lakeview of Kirkland, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.Lakeview of Kirkland is a welcoming assisted living community located in the wooded Houghton neighborhood, close to Lake Washington and its many...
Mom thinks the food is bland. She would like to see a few more activities. She is still settling in and things are so far so good. This is an assisted living community and I would recommend it.
12963 Bel Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98005
Abundant Life AFH Bellevue is located in Bellevue, WA in King County. This residential care home gives you peace of mind each day in a location that is filled with things to do and see. Those who spend time in Bellevue enjoy checking out the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Residents and guests of the...
I am happy with the care at this community for my father. The community is clean and the cooking is home made on everything. They offer activities for the residents that are able to participate. We would...
2959 76th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA 98040
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
They had a really thoughtful and full welcoming and transition approach. They really took the time to understand what my mom needed, and they have tweaked things along the way based on what she needs. The...
11501 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
At Cogir of Northgate Senior Living, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.Cogir of Northgate is located in the quiet neighborhood of Pinehurst, just minutes away from Northgate Mall and its many shops and...
They were the best value I found when looking around in the area. It's a very nice community, and the staff are nice as well. I've been pretty happy with the food, and they have a steady program of...
1010 SW 134th Street, Burien, WA 98146
El Dorado West is conveniently located close to Seahurst Park, Salmon Creek, Puget Sound, and not far from the Sea-Tac Airport. Relax and enjoy retirement amidst a thoughtful, caring community with access to excellent health care facilities, shopping malls, bus lines, and the excitement of...
The facility was remodeled fairly recently and is lovely. If you are looking for perfection, you are not going to find it here or anywhere else. However, if your expectations are reasonable, you will find...
223 West Galer Street, Seattle, WA 98119
This assisted living and memory care residence offers urban style living for seniors. Residents can walk to Kerry Park, with breathtaking city, mountain and Puget Sound views, and enjoy shopping, restaurants and the arts. Aegis of Queen Anne on Galer offers a choice of one bedroom or studio...
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 4,828 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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