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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Spokane, WA

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Are you looking for an active retirement life in eastern Washington? Then the City of Spokane might be a great choice. Older adults who are still self-reliant flock to Spokane, mostly for the gorgeous nature scenes, vibrant city culture, and affordable living just over 200 miles South of the Canadian border.

A Place for Mom partners with seven independent living communities in a 10-mile radius of downtown Spokane. These facilities will take care of all the things you don’t want to do, like cook meals and clean the house, while giving you plenty of opportunities for everything you do want to spend time on.

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Photo of South Hill Village
2222 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.5
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48 reviews
9.5
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48 reviews
5 star
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It was a great experience with our sales person and the entire staff. Food has been a real hit with my dad. I know they have a calendar of activities but my father needs reminding of them constantly. At...
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.
Exceptional staff, engaging activities and an active social life are what set us apart from the rest. We offer quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care services for our seniors. Our residents are happy to call our community home, where they can enjoy the beautiful surroundings...
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2020 Photos available
2020 Floor plans available
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8.9
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88 reviews
8.9
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88 reviews
5 star
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The location of the facility is great. Food is very good as well. I would recommend Brookdale Park Place to others looking.
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.
Great Living Needs a Great BackdropYou’ve spent decades taking care of others. Now it’s our turn to take care of you. Our independent living residents live the senior living life that many of them have dreamt of, with hotel-like accommodations, and a whole staff of people to handle your cooking,...
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1111 Photos available
8.9
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3 reviews
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I'm very happy with The Gallery, they engage with the memory care patients, treat them kindly and with respect. My sister is happy and really likes having coffee whenever she likes.
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.
The Gallery at Spokane is the newest community to join the Stellar Senior Living family. Featuring some of the largest floor plans in the region, the community will offer a unique environment nestled in the popular South Hill neighborhood. Early reservations are recommended as this beautiful...
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88 Photos available
8.5
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49 reviews
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49 reviews
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All five stars. I would tell others that this was the only facility that we even looked at. It was clean and the staff were compassionate. Since moving in they have continued to be very friendly and...
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.
At Avista Spokane, our senior living community, we provide compassionate care in a, neighborhood setting. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care.We...
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1414 Floor plans available
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8.4
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56 reviews
8.4
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56 reviews
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The staff here are amazing have been from day 1. ?? The facility is okay. There's need for imo for more work on the landscape. There's a corner lot here that it's not being taken cared of at all. It's a...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Harvard Park provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Nestled within a grove of mature pines atop Spokane's South Hill, Harvard Park offers you a taste of elegant quality and grace in the great inland Northwest. Residents will enjoy our proximity to two excellent...
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77 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.0
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23 reviews
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5 star
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My mother lived at Moran Vista for 8 months and I am very grateful for the wonderful care she received there. I visited often and regularly saw how all staff (medtechs/caregivers to office personnel to...
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.
Moran Vista is a newly expanded senior living community located in the attractive South Hills Moran Prairie area in Spokane, Washington. Our new three-story building offers both Assisted Living and Independent Living apartments. Specialty care for those residents with Alzheimer’s and other kinds...
Photo of Avamere at South Hill
88 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
8.0
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30 reviews
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30 reviews
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My mom is loving it here. This facility is great. Everything has exceeded our expectations. The staff is so friendly and the residents are great. They take very great care of mom here. It's a more down to...
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.
Our mission is to enhance the life of every person we serve. This is at the core of everything we do – guiding each interaction along the way.At Avamere at South Hill, we are proud to offer a warm and nurturing environment for retired adults. Avamere at South Hill promotes health, friendship, and...
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2121 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
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9.8
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63 reviews
9.8
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63 reviews
5 star
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I was living on a mountain far away from help when I fell. I came here 2 years ago, and I LOVE it. I can get my hair done, nails done, pedicure, and Physical Therapy all without leaving the building. I...
Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
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.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
INDEPENDENT LIVING, REIMAGINEDRevel Spokane is reimagining independent living in a vibrant community where personalized experiences meet comfortable living. A place where good food and good friends go hand-in-hand, and fun is never far from home. Here, you’ll laugh, learn, and make some of the...
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1313 Photos available
1111 Floor plans available
9.8
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79 reviews
9.8
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I would recommend the facility to others if the person has their own transportation and is interested in physical activities as yoga ect.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Broadway Court Estates is an independent living community in beautiful Spokane Valley, Washington. Our community is situated in a perfect location in the Spokane County to give our residents breathtaking views of the mountains that surround us, including Mount Spokane. We are also located just...
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9.1
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52 reviews
9.1
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52 reviews
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We placed my mom in the Ridgeview -Trustwell Assisted Living in Spokane Valley about 6 weeks ago. As anyone knows who has been in this situation it is an agonizing decision doing this. The staff was very...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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.
Trustwell Living at Ridgeview Place, is an assisted living and memory care community nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Spokane Valley, Washington. Warm-hearted staff, including a full-time registered nurse, are available to residents both day and night to offer help with medication and...
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Photo of North Point Village
1818 Photos available
99 Floor plans available
9.0
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82 reviews
9.0
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82 reviews
5 star
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We chose North Point Village because of the location and apartment set-up. The food has been off and on. I think think it has improved recently with new staff. Staff is helpful, but as with other...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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.
North Point Village is a warm and welcoming senior living community in the Spokane Washington area. We’re ideally situated in a beautiful part of the city, close to shopping, dining, and local activities. Our compassionate staff is dedicated to the well-being of our residents, offering assisted...
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1212 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
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8.5
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17 reviews
8.5
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17 reviews
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My mom received good care at Brighton Court. The staff were all friendly and helpful. And I thought the facility was very nice.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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.
We invite you to come see for yourself everything happening at Brighton Court Assisted Living and Memory Care. With 25 years of expertise we are conveniently located in the Spokane Valley in Washington State. Brighton Court offers 36 assisted living apartments and a separate secure memory care...
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Photo of Colonial Court
44 Photos available
7.8
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18 reviews
7.8
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18 reviews
5 star
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This facility was wonderful. The staff was great. Cleanliness was good. It's a smaller facility, which was a great fit for my loved one and was what we were looking for. Communication with the family could...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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.
DISCOVER COLONIAL COURT ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE Conveniently located off Pine Street, Colonial Court Assisted Living and Memory Care has been locally owned and operated for over 30-years. Designed by a local nurse who dreamed of an intimate environment that was both stimulating and...
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The food is good and they offer a variety of choices. The staff are friendly and helpful. They offer daily activities. The community is clean and the grounds are nice. There is a park next to it for the...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
The Academy, a Merrill Gardens Community, is a grand historic building in a garden setting next to Mission Park and close to downtown Spokane. The Academy offers retirement and assisted living with a multitude of services and amenities. Convenient Anytime Dining in a restaurant atmosphere means...
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The jury is still out. HOWEVER, my Mom loves Maplewood Gardens. She's been there roughly two months. We have nothing to judge assisted living by but it seems to be good. It is nice to know that my mom is...
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.
Independent Living and Assisted Living Facilities are in high demand. Finding a senior care facility that you feel good about is important. You’ll want to consider many things, including the facility, the staff, the amenities, and the services provided. When comparing senior living homes...
Photo of Royal Park Retirement Center
66 Photos available
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I would give them higher than a 5 if I could on the ratings. My mom is happier than she has ever been here and they have just been phenomenal. The residents and the staff are so friendly. It is perfect for...
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.
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The only issues we have had is the billing as they are charging more than what is needed for our loved one. We have had to dispute this with them. They were able to rectify the situation quickly once it...
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.
Fairwinds — Spokane offers spacious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds...
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9.5
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This is an open cheerful "home". The staff seem genuine in caring for each residents. There are LOTS of things to do from field trips to bible studies, card games, puzzles, choir and book club)
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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.
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It feels like family. You get to know everyone and they get to know you. It's much smaller and doesn't have an institutional feel to it.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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.
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8.0
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Just that Sue said the staff was very friendly, the food is good, her questions and/or concerns are answered in a timely manner
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Holman Gardens Retirement offers an independent living community to seniors in Spokane, WA. This community is a part of a great city that has much to offer. Spokane is located in Spokane County, and residents and guests enjoy checking out the Riverfront Park as well as Manito Park. Those who are...
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This is independent living - so I don't think the care services applies - for helpfulness, maintenance etc. that kind of care I'd rate 5. You eat at 4 to 5 but it is really expected to be there at 4,...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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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.
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It's an excellent place for that transition. The floorplan is a good floorplan. The maintenance of the building is not great, but it's acceptable. They do a relatively good job of maintaining the facility...
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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What families are saying about independent living in Spokane

Recent reviews for independent living in Spokane

Sapphire at Moran Vista in Spokane, WA

4.4
This place is incredible, really. My experience looking at different facilities was truly eye-opening. The facilities were on par money-wise but were dreary and very institutional. Sapphire at Moran Vista is comfortable and warm feeling. The staff are pretty much all great and very personable. ...
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South Hill Village in Spokane, WA

2.6
We do think it is pretty expensive for everything they have to offer, but overall our experience has been good so far. They are not allowing families to come inside and eat the meals with their families yet, but our loved one does say the food is great.

Revel Spokane

3.9
The staff and residents at Revel Spokane have been extremely friendly and helpful. The food menu is slightly limited, but really no serious complaints.

Costs of independent living in the Spokane area

According to proprietary data from A Place for Mom, the average actual cost of independent living is $4,015 per month.[01] This sum includes all associated fees plus service fee add-ons. The cost figure reflects a variety of amenities, care options, floor plans, and entertainment options.

The chart below outlines the average baseline costs without add-on costs in the Spokane area.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Spokane, WA vs. nearby cities

Spokane, WA
$3,382/mo
$3,478/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Spokane, WA vs. the state and national average

Spokane, WA
$3,382/mo
U.S. national average
$4,093/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Spokane vs. other types of senior living

$4,297/mo
Independent Living
$3,382/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Spokane, WA by room type

Semi-Private
$6,463/mo
Studio
$5,208/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,636/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,462/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$5,295/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Spokane over time

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How people pay for independent living in Spokane

You can lean on different financial resources to fund your independent lifestyle in Spokane. Some sources can pay for rent, but others, like Medicaid and Medicare, cannot. This is mainly due to the fact that independent living communities are not classified as care facilities. However, you can still use both programs to offset your medical costs.

In this section, we’ll discuss the various types of payment options. You’ll learn more about private payment methods, VA benefits and resources, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Private pay methods

Independent living residents have many options to help pay for monthly rent. Keep in mind that long-term care insurance cannot cover the cost of rent for the same reason as Medicaid and Medicare (such communities are not care facilities). However, private resources that can go toward all living expenses include savings, investment returns, pensions, Social Security benefits, and any of the following:

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VA benefits

Eligible veterans can apply for benefits to offset the costs of an independent living community. It’s important to consider these options if you’re a veteran, as they can be really useful to pay for rent, medical expenses, and personal purchases. Next, we’ll suggest the best benefits programs and also discuss eligibility requirements, how to apply, and who to contact for assistance.

The most useful veterans resources are the VA Pension and Aid and Attendance benefit. The VA Pension monthly payments can be used for anything; groceries, personal buys, rent, or whatever you require. Aid and Attendance is more specific but can be used for anything that improves the quality of life for eligible wartime veterans. This is also paid on a monthly basis, and eligibility depends on whether you or your spouse needs assistance with day-to-day activities. If you qualify for the VA Pension due to a disability, chances are that you also qualify for Aid and Attendance, providing you with a dual source of income.

The VA benefits application process is complicated. Your first step should be to contact your local veterans service officer. As VA-vetted and trained experts, they can assess your eligibility, help you with the application process, discover if you qualify for more benefits, and help solve any problems you might encounter as an applicant.

In the next section, you’ll find several helpful resources like the contact details of the Spokane County Veteran Services. We also included local veterans service organizations. It’s worth noting that many of them are located in the same building as the Seattle Regional VA Office.

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Number of veterans who live in Spokane

About 42 percent of Spokane veterans are 65+

Resources for Spokane veterans

Government offices and VSOs

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

1102 Quince St. SE

Olympia, WA 98504-1150

Phone: 800-562-2308

Spokane County Veterans Services

1116 W. Broadway Ave.

Spokane, WA 99260

Phone: 509-477-3690

VFW Department of Washington                 13109 E. Mirabeau Parkway

Spokane, WA 99216

Phone: 509-444-8387

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Seattle Regional VA Office

915 Second Ave., Room 1040

Seattle, WA 98174

Phone: 206-341-8267

Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m; Wednesdays, 8 – 11:30 a.m

American Legion, Room 1042

Phone: 206-341-8262

Disabled American Veterans, Room 1040

Phone: 206-341-8267

National Association for Black Veterans, Room 1062C

Phone: 206-341-8281

Paralyzed Veterans of America, Room 1054

Phone: 206-342-8210

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Room 1044

Phone: 206-341-8284

Vietnam Veterans of America, Room 1058

Phone: 206-341-8294

Medicaid

In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. While it cannot cover rent at an independent living community, you can get Medicaid to provide medically necessary in-home health care services. This usually happens through home and community based services (HCBS) waiver programs.

Another program to consider if you need daily assistance is the Medicaid Personal Care program. Seniors who are 65 or older, need help with at least three daily activities, with a monthly income below $841, are eligible for this support.

To apply for Medicaid, you need to check your eligibility and apply online. Always remember, you don’t have to struggle to see results. Aging & Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington and the local ombudsman can assist you every step of the way. Their contact details can be found below.

Spokane resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid offices and assistance

Medicaid Office

Washington State Health Care Authority

Cherry Street Plaza

626 Eighth Ave. SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Phone: 800-562-3022

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Aging & Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington

1222 N. Post

Spokane, WA 99201

Phone: 509-960-7281

Fax: 509-458-2003

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Aaron Riley

3102 W. Ft. George Wright Drive

Spokane, WA 99224

Email address: riley@snapwa.org

Phone: 509-456-7133; 800-660-7133

Fax: 509-534-5874

Medicare

Medicare is another useful resource, but there are limitations. It cannot cover costs such as rent at an independent living community. Also, while Medicare can pay for medically necessary in-home care, it will only do so in the short term. In order cut more costs, you can consider the following programs:

Eligibility for Medicare depends on your age and physical health. Individuals with a disability or those who are 65 or older qualify for coverage. To get the process started, you can go to the Social Administration office or apply online. If you need assistance, your local ombudsman is the person to contact. In the next section, you’ll find the contact details of the local ombudsman, the Social Security Administration, and the aforementioned programs.

Spokane resident Medicare resources

Medicare application and assistance

Spokane Security Administration Office

714 N. Iron Bridge Way, No. 100

Spokane, WA 99202

Phone: 800-772-1213

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SHIBA

1222 N. Post

Spokane, WA  99201

Phone: 506-625-4801

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Aaron Riley
3102 W. Ft. George Wright Drive

Spokane, WA 99224

Email address: riley@snapwa.org

Phone: 509-456-7133; 800-660-7133

Fax: 509-534-5874

Cost savings programs

Medicare Savings Programs

Phone: 800-562-3022, extension 16129

ArrayRx Discount Card

Phone: 800-913-4146

Providence ElderPlace (PACE Program)

6018 N. Astor St.

Spokane, WA 99208

Phone: 509-482-2475

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Understand Washington State laws and regulations for independent living communities

Since independent living communities are not categorized as care facilities, they generally don’t have to be licensed. However, they will still be subject to applicable rental and housing laws. We’ll cover those particulars, plus regulations for assisted living and memory care since some of our partner communities offer this type of care under the same roof.

Fair housing for all

All independent living communities must be Fair Housing Act-compliant. This law prevents a landlord from refusing a potential tenant based on their circumstances, gender, race, age, religion, health conditions, family situation, or because they rely on assistance (like Section 8 vouchers). ADA compliance is another must, ensuring that seniors with disabilities are given easy access to entrances and amenities. Disabled residents with service animals must also be accepted even when no pets are usually allowed. However, landlords may decide whether they want to permit emotional support animals or not, as these pets are not technically viewed as service animals.

Maintenance and safety laws

Under Washington State law, landlords must maintain their property in such a manner that the safety and well-being of tenants are guaranteed at all times. Every relevant code, statute, ordinance, and regulation must be followed to ensure that the community’s premises remain habitable, safe, and sanitary.

Rental laws

Rental laws in Spokane exist to protect both parties. In independent living communities, landlords are allowed to hold tenants responsible when the latter causes property damage. The responsibilities of both parties must be clearly stated in the rental contract. Once signed, said responsibilities must be honored by both the tenant and landlord.

For example, a tenant must comply with rules and regulations, pay their rent on time, and never damage the property on purpose. Landlords must agree to perform all necessary repairs, keep the grounds safe, put out garbage bins, and deal with pests.

If you want more information about the rights of tenants in Washington State, this complete renter’s guide is a wonderful place to start.

Independent living age requirements

Entry requirements for an independent living community are generally not very strict. However, some insist on a minimum age for residents. Depending on the facility, this age can range from 55 to 62.

Laws for combined communities

In Spokane, three of A Place for Mom’s partners are standalone independent living facilities. Beyond that, one facility combines independent living with assisted living, and three communities offer both independent living care and assisted living plus memory care. Since they provide these services, they must abide by regulations that apply to assisted living. By default, we’ll also discuss memory care since it falls under assisted living as a subtype of care.

In Washington State, assisted living facilities must be licensed by the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. The same department performs facility inspections every 15 to 24 months. These surveys cover quality of care, resident complaints, staff and resident interviews, and safety compliance. If you’re looking for inspection reports regarding a specific facility, you can use this facility locator.

Other laws that assisted living facilities must comply with include running security background checks on staff and not employing people with a history of abuse, keeping a sufficient number of trained personnel on duty at all times, providing care and security for all residents, and offering basic services such as housekeeping, laundry, activities, meals, snacks, and attention to special needs.

Washington State Department of Health contact information

Washington State Department of Health

111 Israel Road SE

Tumwater, WA 98501

Phone: 800-525-0127

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Spokane independent living communities

COVID-19 rules for seniors who are still active and not living in long-term care facilities are no longer so strict. People are free to decide which recommendations to follow. That being said, the City of Spokane advises citizens to get the latest vaccinations, wear masks when sick, and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for isolation should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect they might have it.

While things are relaxed at the moment, it’s worth noting that independent living communities might have their own COVID-19 regulations for residents to follow. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your chosen complex for more information.

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Vaccinations. 

Seniors are encouraged to stay up-to-date with the latest vaccines and boosters.

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Masking.

It is recommended to wear a mask when sick or in a crowded public area.

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Social distancing. 

Avoid visiting people who have contracted COVID-19.

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Quarantining. 

Self-isolate for five days when you suspect you have COVID-19 or have been positively diagnosed.

Types of independent living in Spokane

Settling down in Spokane is a big decision; perhaps a little background color can convince you that this lovely city is the right place to settle in your golden years. In this section, we discuss the types of independent communities in Spokane and the amenities they offer, as well as give a snapshot of what the city is like.

A variety of independent living communities

A Place for Mom partners with seven independent living communities in Spokane. There are three standalone facilities, but what happens if you’re still active but your spouse requires personal care? Well, you can still live together in a combined community. In Spokane, three independent living facilities offer assisted living, and three others provide both memory care and assisted living under one roof.

The best local amenities

Amenities will differ based on the community, but you can expect a rich variety of personal services, entertainment, and room features. Most will offer different floor plans, complimentary transportation, fitness centers, barber and beauty shops, cable or satellite TV, a cafe or bistro, a billiards lounge, high-speed internet, resident parking, a library, and more.

A diverse, vibrant city

Spokane is known for its natural beauty and wealth of urban amenities. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike beautiful trails, ski during the winter, or explore the nearby lakes and rivers on a boat. Foodies can enjoy a diverse culinary experience in Spokane, home to restaurants that offer anything from tasty takeaways to chef-prepared meals. Art lovers can visit the city’s vibrant art scene and yearly festivals. Long-time residents also describe Spokane as a neighborly place to live.

Spokane independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Spokane independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Spokane, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Spokane independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Spokane partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Spokane, WANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
16.7%
19.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
37.5%
32.5%
No sugar
No sugar
33.3%
30%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
43.8%
31.8%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
10.4%
7.2%
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Availability of select dining options in Spokane independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Spokane communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Spokane, WANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
31.3%
34.6%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
37.5%
41.5%
Room service
Room service
31.3%
35.1%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
16.7%
16.3%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Spokane independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Spokane offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Spokane, WANational
Activity director
Activity director
39.6%
43.3%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
27.1%
27%
Community service programs
Community service programs
25%
31.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
54.2%
47.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
43.8%
48%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
52.1%
52.9%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
31.3%
41.2%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
35.4%
36%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
37.5%
39.8%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
43.8%
45.6%
Live performances
Live performances
39.6%
45.3%
Dances
Dances
29.2%
30.8%
Fitness center
Fitness center
29.2%
38.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
39.6%
45.1%
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Unfamiliar with Spokane? Highlights for seniors

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Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Spokane
15%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Spokane population
$49,832

Median annual income for Spokane seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Spokane

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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Providence is Spokane’s best hospital. It’s also rated as the third-best in Washington State overall. This Level II Trauma Center is also nationally acclaimed for its superior urology department and surgeries related to hip and knee replacements.

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MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital is where Spokane residents go to receive general care and surgery. Besides being a Level III Trauma Center, this hospital is also highly respected for its expertise in cardiac emergency response, such as heart failure and heart attacks. Deaconess is also a leader in kidney failure treatment.

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Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Mann-Grandstaff serves veterans living in Spokane and proudly offers mental and physical care to transgender veterans. Besides providing general primary care, they also encourage integrated care options such as yoga and acupuncture.

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Transportation for seniors in Spokane

Walk Score data is a nice way to learn more about the walkability of a city. Places are scored on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the most desirable rating. Spokane has a score of 49.[04] With a bicycle score of 52 out of 100, that means there is some infrastructure in the city to support biking.[04] You can use this interactive bike route map to determine how to get around by bike. You can also make use of Spokane’s WheelShare program to use electric-assist bicycles and electric scooters in the city.

Older adults in Spokane can rely on many senior-friendly options, too. You can also utilize 1,700 City Bus stops. All their vehicles are ADA-compliant, and anyone 65+ qualifies for discounted fares. If you’re looking for a bus with more space to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers, then The City Line is a better choice.  Vanpool is a good choice if you’re on a budget. For unlimited rides, you only pay $60 a month, provided that at least three other people in your area also want a ride somewhere close to your destination.

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Walk Score

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Transit Score

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52

Bike Score

Senior activities in Spokane

Spokane provides endless opportunities for active seniors who want to socialize, integrate with nature, and explore different entertainment venues. In this section, we look at some of the best activities that are popular with seniors and their families.

Top outdoors activities for active seniors

Riverfront Park is a favorite destination for Spokane residents of all ages. There are many beautiful nature scenes to take in, but the property also offers activities, shopping, amusement rides, and restaurants. Centennial Trail attracts hikers who just want to walk in nature as it snakes for 38 miles along the Spokane River. Don’t forget to visit the spectacular Spokane Falls if you love waterfalls!

Art and history 

Spokane is known for its lively art culture. You can visit the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox for different shows or listen to classical and original compositions at the Spokane Symphony House. There’s always something new at Gonzaga University, including performing musicians, comedians, and shows. If you’re feeling nibbly and arty at the same time, Steam Plant Square is the place to be. This well-known restaurant is also an art gallery.

Play golf or catch a sporting event

If you love playing golf, then Spokane’s four public golf courses are a must. For those days when you just want to relax and be a spectator, visit the Avista Stadium, home to the minor-league Spokane Indians, for an exciting baseball showdown. Spokane is also home to the Gonzaga University Bulldogs, whose gorgeous 152-acre campus is in the heart of downtown. The Bulldogs men’s basketball team contends for the national championship on a regular basis, and the women’s rowing team is nationally recognized for excellence.

Visit the best local gardens 

At Manito Park, you can browse 98 acres of land that includes miniature gardens and a popular restaurant. Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden is perfect if you love Japanese scenery, while Gaiser Conservatory offers visitors a chance to appreciate rare tropical plants. Both Nishinomiya and the Conservatory have benches for resting. Looking for a more interactive experience? At Green Bluff Farm, you can pick your own vegetables or sample their homegrown cider.

Spokane’s best senior centers

If you love socializing with others your age, there’s no shortage of senior centers in this city. Known for amazing camaraderie, you’re sure to make a new friend or learn a completely new skill! Just some of the top choices include Corbin Senior Activity Center, where people aged 55 and over are given access to a variety of health checks. You can also perfect your punch in their martial arts studio, win prizes on bingo night, or show your hand at one of their card game tournaments. Hillyard Senior Center focuses more on hobbies, workouts, and outings while Sinto Senior Activity Center organizes social events to encourage new friendships and better health through physical activities such as ballroom dancing and aerobics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Revel Spokane, Broadway Court Estates and South Hill Village are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Spokane, WA. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Independent Living in Spokane is $3,382 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

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

  2. US News & World Report (2023). Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

  3. US News & World Report (2023). Multicare Deaconess Hospital.

  4. Walk Score. (2023). Spokane, WA.

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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US News & World Report (2023). Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

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US News & World Report (2023). Multicare Deaconess Hospital.

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Walk Score. (2023). Spokane, WA.