The Lakeshore

11448 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98178

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About the community The Lakeshore

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 views. It has 156 apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom suites.

Residents of The Lakeshore experience a maintenance-free lifestyle, including a full service restaurant with chef-prepared selections, on-site Wellness Center staffed by a Registered Nurse, weekly housekeeping and linen services, scheduled transportation and professionally maintained common areas and gardens.

Residents enjoy choosing from nearly 200 Life Enrichment events each month, including regular outings to the symphony and other cultural events, a variety of fitness and health classes, lectures, garden parties, chef demos, wine and jazz concerts, professionally curated art galas, and much more. Residents find that there are endless opportunities to pursue their passions, mingle with good friends, or simply sit back and enjoy the ambiance.

Era Living, a respected and recognized leader in retirement living throughout the Puget Sound, is a private, Seattle-based company founded by Eli and Rebecca Almo. Since 1987, Era Living has been dedicated to fostering a healthy...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing for The Lakeshore

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at The Lakeshore

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining
Room service

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Central fireplace


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Protestant services
Catholic services

Reviews for The Lakeshore


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May 26, 2021
Robin B - Resident/client
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I would recommend

I chose The Lakeshore because it was a smaller community and everyone seemed very friendly, I felt more at home here. I have only been here a short amount of time but it has been a good experience so far. I do know that they have a lot of activities provided and they are trying their best to do as much as they can with some of the covid restrictions still in place. The meals here are chef prepared and we get to choose off a menu. The chef really goes out of their way to try and make it accommodating and nice for everyone that moves in here. I would absolutely recommend to others looking.

April 23, 2021
Lee H - Resident/client
Genuine Staff

I decided to move to The Lakeshore because the staff members were so pleasant, helpful, and genuinely understanding. So selecting The Lakeshore was really very easy. The people here realized I was discouraged after losing my sweetheart. So it was comforting to know I was going to receive emotional support as well as personal assistance. I am looking at this change of residence as a positive step. I am very happy here and looking forward not backward. I am ready for the next chapter!

February 4, 2021
Wendy - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
A good fit for our family

We chose this facility because of the view, it overlooks the lake. We also liked the value for the money as well as the location. The room sizes here seemed average compared to others that we looked into. the facility is older, but it is well maintained. Overall, I would highly recommend them to others looking.

December 10, 2020
Nicole B - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Comfort and coziness found at thew lake-shore

My mom has been really happy here, the staff has been wonderful. It a cheerful and homey place and itis a perfect place and they encourage self-expression. I Would definitely recommend this facility to others.

July 31, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice. For price apts.have small rooms. As for 2nd person fee very high for 1 meal a day.Rest of community was excellent.

July 16, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

The Lakeshore provides many services for residents. But sometimes I don't believe all the services are provided as showers, emptying the commode, etc...especially when the resident has signed up for several services. Also, they have a lot of staff to handle all the services, but it is never clear who in the chain of employees handles what -- so questions are often not directed to the right person. However, the meals are very good, the facility is very clean, they offer many activities, and appear to manage drugs correctly. But, The Lakeshore is very costly so be ready to pay for all the benefits you receive.

Response from The Lakeshore

July 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear that overall you are happy, and we would love to talk to you more about your concerns on the services. Please contact our Executive Director, Lindsey Pelland, at your earliest convenience. She can be reached at [removed].

June 24, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Recently remodeled and clean. Staff appears friendly.

Response from The Lakeshore

June 28, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5-star review!

June 22, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

The Lakeshore is a beautiful facility with great views of Lake Washington. I was impressed with the apartments that I was shown. I liked that the staff is very diversified. Somewhat pricey.

Response from The Lakeshore

June 28, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5-star review!

June 8, 2019
Carol Allis - Loved one of resident/client
Welcome Home !

My mother is very happy in her new home. She enjoys the staff and the access for mobility. The apartments are newly remodeled and she has a view of the lake. There is always activities for her to partake in and the residents have welcomed her with open arms.

Response from The Lakeshore

June 18, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts, Carol! We are happy to hear that your mom is so happy, and we appreciate the positive review!

March 13, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful facility and location.

Response from The Lakeshore

March 22, 2019

Thank you for the positive, 5-star review!

December 24, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

A lovely facility but once I move to an assisted facility I don't want to move again. I could only afford to live at Lakeshore for a few years.

Response from The Lakeshore

January 4, 2019

Thank you for your positive review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoy the facility.

November 14, 2018
Stephen McClenon - Loved one of resident/client

I like the facility, the activities, but the price is a bit much for what they are providing, though not out of the range. My concern is whether or not they can maintain this level of care. Friendly staff and personnel.

Response from The Lakeshore

November 16, 2018

Hi Stephen, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are happy to hear that you like the facility and activities at the Lakeshore. We would be open to speaking with you more about your concerns about the level of care provided. Please contact us at [removed].

May 23, 2018
R Gray - Loved one of resident/client
Couldn't be more pleased with Lakeshore

Mom loves living at Lakeshore. The staff is friendly, informative, and helpful. The food is good and the servers are so accommodating. Mom loves all the activities offered - field trips in a big bus, drives to new areas in a smaller bus, trips to Fred Meyer for shopping, etc. They celebrate holidays and special events, have concerts and card playing, book clubs, and puzzle solving as well as Art Show/Wine Tastings. Rides are provided to the Dr. and hospital, too. The grounds are beautifully appointed and the rose garden lovingly maintained - even a pea patch garden if you are so inclined. Mom's unit is not an updated one but she has a beautiful view of the lake and the "eagle tree". She could get help with meds, showering, etc. , but she has improved so much since moving in, she doesn't need it! I could not be more pleased with this wonderful retirement/assisted living home. It's a real pleasure to visit Mom and all of her new friends at Lakeshore!

Response from The Lakeshore

May 25, 2018

Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that your mother is having a great time and enjoying the activities. We deeply enjoy having her as a part of this community!

September 22, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
We Like The Community

My In-Law has good and happy staff to help him and the community is kept clean. He seems to like all the activities and it has been keeping him super busy. The recently had a luau and a fireman carnival. It is nice because they are busy during the week and the family can join if they want. The community looks nice and so beautiful, it is off the lake. We knew some people who had family at Lakeshore, and that made it more comfortable for us having him here. We also picked them because they have a large amount of Asians and since he speaks mostly Cantonese, they were more fitting for him.

Response from The Lakeshore

September 29, 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review! It's great to hear that your loved one is enjoying himself and that you are having the chance to join in for some of the fun. We do have a wonderfully diverse group of residents, and we're happy to hear that your father-in-law is able to connect with others who speak Cantonese.

July 21, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
I Liked The Community

After having a good tour here, I thought about living here and they were my second consideration. They were too far away and there were personal preference that they did not have for me, like no indoor parking. I needed that.

March 5, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
I Would Recommend Them

Mom is settling in and getting use to the community lifestyle. It is lovely and a well run place. The staff are quite good with the care. The schedule is something she is getting use, knowing how things work here. In the assisted living the staff do anything for her and always helping her. They are good at explaining stuff and trying to get her involved.

December 20, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A tour for me

I toured this community for myself. It was clean and well maintained. The staff were nice and friendly and answered my questions. They would have offered me activities and a variety of meals. I did not get the home feeling I was looking for but would recommend other families to see this community for themselves.

July 6, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A Decent Tour

I toured this facility for my mother. It is a nice facility with kind people. They offered us a meal and it was decent. This isn't a bad community, everything looked nice and clean. The staff was welcoming and friendly. It was a decent tour.

March 1, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

My mother has just moved into the Lakeshore and has been met there by a wonderfully supportive community that is diverse and caring. The facility is clean and tidy and the staff have been attentive to her needs. This has been a gentle and seamless transition for her.

August 26, 2014
David Alexander - Loved one of resident/client
Lakeshore is a blessing!

On behalf of my parents, the 6 siblings and 14 grandchildren in our family, I’d like to express my appreciation for the wonderful living environment you and your awesome staff have created for the parents. There was great in trepidation, especially amongst siblings about the folks feeling like losing their independence and initiate a downward spiral with the recognition of need for assisted living. Our actual experience is the opposite. We have eliminated many stress points in their lives and they literally ‘brag’ to everyone about their ‘neat new home’. They are healthier and happier than they have been in years. It is obvious now that this solution could have worked earlier. A very big ‘Thank You’ from all of us to you and your awesome team of care givers.

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The Lakeshore has received an average review rating of 4.4 based on 29 reviews. See all reviews.

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