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Seattle is known as the Emerald City because of its surrounding evergreen forests. It’s a beautiful urban area that’s still in touch with nature. If you or a loved one is looking at senior living options in Seattle, exploring the information in this guide will help you better navigate senior living and select the best possible option.

When looking for senior living options in Seattle, “nursing home” is often used as an all-encompassing term. The reality is nursing, as defined by government agencies, refers specifically to skilled nursing facilities that care for people with significant short- and long-term health conditions or injuries. Skilled nursing facilities benefit seniors who need full-time care. However, many seniors don’t need this degree of attention. Rather, they’d do well in an assisted living or memory care facility that allows them to live as independently as possible.

In this guide, we’ll go over information about skilled nursing to help you determine whether it’s the right care level. While we don’t partner with any stand-alone skilled nursing facilities, some of our assisted living and memory care communities have skilled nursing care services on-site.

A Place for Mom partners with 153 assisted living and memory care facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Seattle. And we have many more options in a 25-mile radius if you are looking beyond the immediate city. In this guide, we will take a look at the costs, ways to pay, health care options, transportation methods, and more.

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The facility is clean, warm, and quite satisfactory, and rooms are cleaned weekly professionally. Food is delicious and timely, never heard unkind words or been treated roughly. Very helpful when needed....
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
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...
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It's been a wonderful place for my mom. Try to negotiate on the non returnable deposit if needed because of your situation or finances. The staff has been great and has very little turn over. Also the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Truewood by Merrill, First Hill is perfect for those who like being near boutique shopping, theaters, concert and lecture halls and much more. This friendly retirement community is in the First Hill neighborhood, where many of Seattle's best known and highest quality medical practices are...
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Overall it is a great location. Food is above average, views are incredible, rooms are nice. High turnover in staff, but that could be more indicative of industry. The prices went up a considerable amount...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
At Queen Anne Retirement Community, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.Queen Anne Retirement Community offers luxurious independent living and assisted living, with stunning surroundings, amazing amenities, and...
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Lucky for us my mother was able to live at Village Green for the past two years, after the abrupt closing of Vashon Community Care, Vashon Island, WA. She often referred to it as her home. The CNA staff 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.
The Village Green Senior Living tree started with the owners and has branched out through the years. Celebrating over 35 years in West Seattle, we have shared and helped improve the lives of more than 3500 families! Thats a lot of folks that have called Village Green home!At Village Green you...
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Picked for combination with independent living and overall opportunities to improve quality of life. I would recommend to others.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Specialized Care:Our community offers Enhanced Assisted Living in our Pearl program. We can help with rehabilitation and are trained in Parkinson's Disease Care. Our Opal program is for those needing a safe memory care environment. We focus on socialization and natural therapies to give our...
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Staff are extremely friendly. The shared spaces such as the library, theater, and entrance are inviting and beautifully maintained. We enjoy the terrace too!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Our Aegis on Madison property includes some unique features that rival some of the nicest hotels and condominiums in Seattle. Every feature has been carefully designed with the safety and joy of our residents in mind. This is your home, but you may feel like every day you are on vacation. On Top...
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Everyone we've had contact with at Quail Park is very nice and has treated our parents that live there with kindness and compassion. The move-in process went quickly and smoothly. The meals look appealing...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At our West Seattle, Washington, Memory Care Community, we believe meaningful moments are important. Called Tribute™, our Memory Care program provides your loved one living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia with the personalized care they deserve. Quail Park Memory Care Residences of...
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They are short staffed at Emerald City Senior Living all of the time, but the dining staff is really great as well as the chef. The activities directory is great also. For the most part the staff members...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Welcome to Emerald City Senior Living, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the Queen Anne neighborhood. You’ll find Emerald City located in the upscale upper Queen Anne neighborhood 1 block from Queen Anne Drive with convenient shopping and dining.ASSISTED LIVINGHere at Emerald...
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The staff in the memory care unit was as caring as any staff could be,. They took my dad on trips as long as he was able. But don't think that you can leave all the care of your loved one up to any staff....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
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....
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The staff are great. They are very helpful and caring. They plan lots of fun activities. And there are always special events around each holiday. But mostly the administration folks are very...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Conveniently located in the heart of Northgate with easy access to I-5, Northgate Plaza offers high-quality care and an enriched senior living lifestyle within a familiar North Seattle neighborhood. The community is close to the Northgate Mall shops and restaurants as well as public parks, houses...
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My wife is currently a resident at Cogir of Northgate MC and most everything has been great for her. I love Cogir and so does my wife. However, her cost for care has gone up over 30% in one year. I'm paying...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
North Seattle community offering Memory Care in a purpose built, secure community.Diverse range of gracious amenities, events and activities to enrich mind, body and spiritCharming community with beautifully landscaped courtyard in a quiet, leafy neighborhood close to parks and green spacesNearby...
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I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Columbia Lutheran Home: the Staff, Nurses, and Aides for their kindness and compassionate care for my mom. It was always a good feeling visiting her and...
Provides: Home Care, Nursing Homes
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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We went with Merrill Gardens at The University because it seemed like the best fit for my loved one. I would tell others that some locations offer income qualified apartments and some do not which was...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Merrill Gardens at The University provides desirable retirement living near the University of Washington. Take advantage of the University Village outdoor shopping center and tree-lined Burke-Gilman trail; both ideal for strolling and just steps from the front door. Enjoy being close to a...
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This is a marvelous place for your relative to live. This community is absolutely stunning. I truly do like all of the staff members that provide care for my loved one. They have activities like telling...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
A Beautiful Place to LiveWest-Seattle-thumbnail-300x203Nestled near the Admiral District in vibrant West Seattle, our new Capri-style assisted living community is inspired by the sun-drenched Mediterranean. Here, residents will enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of downtown Seattle and the...
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The Lake Shore is a wonderful retirement facility with a view of Lake Washington that’s simply breathtaking. The staff are all friendly and helpful and professional. It really feels like a wonderful...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
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...
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The staff keeps me well informed of my dad's status. They have several activities available each day and frequent outings, which are important to us as dad is very social. I would recommend the facility to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
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...
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It's a wonderful facility with a "down home" feel. The staff is incredible as is the food. [name removed] was reluctant, as was I, when we drove up. The outside doesn't match the inside. As soon as she...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Laurel CoveLocated in the heart of Shoreline, this welcoming community features modern yet antique interiors that offer familiarity and nostalgia as you begin a new journey into retirement. The highly trained staff leads with compassion and works tirelessly to help residents preserve their...
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Sagebrook made me feel at home and that they cared about my experience as well as my wife's. Although my wife had stopped being responsive to care, they went out of their way to attempt to reach her and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue is in the town of Bellevue, King County, Washington, situated between Lake Washington to the east and Lake Sammamish to the west. It is a suburb of Seattle and gets its name from the French, meaning 'beautiful view.' Surrounded by mountain views, it is...
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The staff are great. The place is clean and well maintained. I get weekly emails about what and how Mom is doing, complete with pictures. They took care of the move. Meals are great. I would recommend this...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Aegis Lodge, Kirkland At Aegis Lodge in Kirkland, our residents enjoy the best of all: a wonderful well-trained caring staff and an atmosphere difficult to find elsewhere, surrounded by nature, walking paths and five-star dining but yet close to Evergreen Hospital and Seattle's eastside doctors....
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My mom found the residents quite friendly during our initial walk through which ultimately is what made her choose Madison House. The staff are all fabulous. They get to know the residents very quickly...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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 Independent living at Madison House provides all the benefits of being at home without the burden of household chores; cooking, cleaning and maintenance. This is a lifestyle that facilitates independence as you age and give you the freedom to pursue your own interests without...
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I was pleased with the care that my loved one received at The Gardens at Town Square. The staff were attentive, kind and caring. I think the ratio of caregivers to number of residents is really good.
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.
Welcome to The Gardens at Town Square, an Era Living community. The Gardens offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, The Gardens is just steps...
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I am giving this input to the best of my knowledge based on feedback I've heard from my parents. I think the location is great, my parents have met a lot of friendly and interesting people. The staff is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Blaze Your Own Retirement at The Bellettini Retirement Community. With so many choices in dining, health and wellness, travel, social, and philanthropic opportunities, you will make yourself dizzy as you discover all the ways you can enjoy life. Live simply or scale up services as you wish. Work...
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The administration and staff are generally lovely. Activities are well planned and the people care. I really appreciate the referral to this place. My dad actually chose it after touring. My mom with...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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.
Patriot's Glen, located in the Lake Hills neighborhood in south east Bellevue, is a comfortable, home-like community which offers creative and engaging life enrichment opportunities while providing exceptional care and support for each of our residents. Residents can choose from a variety of...
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I would recommend to them to others. They are very accommodating but it is not cheap. I looked at another community, but decided that island house was a better fit. We did just lose our activities director...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
A new way of life awaits you at Island House Assisted Living. Located near I-90 in the heart of Town Center, our senior living community in Mercer Island, WA raises the bar. With easy access to Seattle and Bellevue, our upscale community offers close proximity to urban delights and serves as a...
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I have toured many places and finally decided to pick this place. The staff smiles and greets my mom and me by name. It feels like coming home not moving in to a big place. Leadership has all come 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.
Nestled amongst the tall evergreens of Redmond, Overlake Terrace takes advantage of its suburban surroundings. Our accessible yet scenic location makes our community a wonderful place to call home. Overlake Terrace is dedicated to the belief that mature adults deserve to live in a caring...
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Harbour Pointe Senior Living in Mukilteo, WA

4.4
This is a nice community. The apartments are a nice size and roomy. They have a good list of activities for the residents to choose from. They have friendly front desk staff. My loved one seems to enjoy the food.

Northgate Senior Living in Seattle, WA

4.3
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 ...
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Ashley Gardens of Bremerton

4.2
Ashley Garden of Bremerton is going okay. My son has adjusted pretty well. I don't understand why he has to pay $25 a month for rubber gloves. It seems like a family plan because it's a smaller facility. Some staff are friendlier than others. I think the care is good. I took in a case of pop ...
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What nursing homes cost in the Seattle area

The national median cost of a nursing home in a private room is $8,910 per month.[01] This cost is for skilled nursing facilities providing 24-hour supervision and on-site health and rehabilitative services.

Skilled nursing facilities are ideal for seniors who need long-term care due to serious conditions or short-term care for those recovering from surgery, hospital stays, or injuries. Here are services in skilled nursing facilities that are often included:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care
  • Transportation services
  • 24-hour supervision

In Seattle, the average cost of assisted living is $6,246 per month, and the average cost of memory care is $6,508 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[02] These figures include associated fees and service fee add-ons. You’ll notice these numbers are lower than the national average cost of a nursing home because residents don’t need 24/7 skilled nursing care.

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Seattle, WA vs. nearby cities

Seattle, WA

$5,306/mo

Dunlap, WA

$5,196/mo

Paying for a nursing home in Seattle

Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, or memory care can be paid for in a few ways. Private options, such as savings accounts, are commonly used alongside public options, such as Medicaid or Medicare. While some people choose to use one funding method to pay, most people prefer to use a mix of private and public funding.

In this section, you will learn about how private funding, VA benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare can all be used to help pay for different types of senior living facilities.

Private funding options in Seattle

There are many different ways people can pay for skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities using private funding. The most common are savings and pensions, Social Security benefits, and investment returns. However, there are also the following options:

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VA benefits for nursing homes in Seattle

If you or your loved one served in the military, they can use a VA Pension to pay for skilled nursing, assisted living, or memory care facilities. Veterans can receive a pension if they are a certain age, were honorably discharged, and meet other eligibility requirements. To apply, click here.

There’s also the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can be used for medical and nonmedical expenses in long-term care. If you or your loved one served during a wartime, you may be eligible for that or other veteran benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Looking for a local program that can help veterans? The King County Veterans Program works with regional partners to provide financial, employment, housing, and other services to veterans in need of support.

To learn whether a veteran is eligible for these resources, it’s best to contact an organization local to Seattle that can walk you through the process. For instance, the Washington State Department Veterans Affairs connects veterans to their earned benefits and services. The Disabled American Veterans organization has a Seattle chapter, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Department of Washington can assist with eligibility, claims, and appeals.

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Number of veterans who live in Seattle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Percentage of Seattle veterans that are 55 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Seattle veterans

Government offices

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
1102 Quince St. SE
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: 877-838-7787
Email: benefits@dva.wa.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

VSOs and veteran resources

Ballard Eagleson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3063
2812 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-782-8618
Hours: Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
Email: adjutant@vfwseattle.org

The American Legion Department of Washington
3600 Ruddell Road SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-491-4373
Fax: 360-628-8364

Disabled American Veterans
915 Second Ave.
Room 1040
Seattle, WA 98174
Phone: 206-341-8267
Phone: 888-604-0234
Hours (by appointment only): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Seattle Public Library Veterans Services
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-386-4636
Hours: Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

King County Veterans Services Program
Department of Community and Human Services
9725 3rd Ave. NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-263-8387
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Seattle Medicaid for nursing homes

Known as Apple Health in Washington, Medicaid will fund some aspects of skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities. However, it is limited.

For those who meet eligibility requirements, Medicaid covers all nursing home care provided in a Medicaid nursing facility.

When it comes to assisted living, Medicaid covers some costs of care in facilities that are licensed in Washington and accept Medicaid; coverage is provided through one of three service packages. Medicaid also covers in-home care through the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (HCBS) program. This program allows Washington to use Medicaid for assisted living residents.

Medicaid will fund memory care costs depending on seniors’ needs and income. Similarly, it covers in-home care through the HCBS program. There’s also the Specialized Dementia Care Program, which Washington uses to support individuals with dementia who can’t live at home.

Several programs in Seattle are on hand to help navigate the eligibility and claims process. The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration is a valuable resource for support while looking for the appropriate care option. Washington’s local ombudsman is also a vital resource to have on hand if you have questions or concerns about the facility you have chosen. Washington’s Community Living Connections Network exists to help connect residents to any program or benefits that could be helpful to their situation.

Seattle resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid assistance

Washington Apple Health
626 8th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 800-562-3022
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
1737 Airport Way S., Suite 130
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 206-341-7600
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5

Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

1200 S 336th St.

Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 206-623-0816

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Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
1200 S 336th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 206-623-0816

Medicare nursing home coverage in Seattle

Federal health insurance, Medicare, is available to people over the age of 65. Because Medicare doesn’t cover custodial care outside of a nursing home setting, it can only be used for certain medical services. As such, it can only fund short-term stays at skilled nursing facilities when a doctor determines them to be medically necessary.

Medicare Part A covers short-term skilled nursing care if a qualifying patient has days left on their benefit period and has had a three-day stay at a hospital. If these conditions as well as other factors are met, Medicare will cover things like physical and occupational therapy and medical supplies.

Because Medicare doesn’t cover rent or general living expenses, you can’t use it to cover room and board at an assisted living or memory care facility. Still, it does provide limited support. You can use Medicare to cover medical costs, such as physician visits, pharmaceuticals, and hospital stays.

The Medicare Savings Program can help seniors offset Medicare fees and deductibles. It is actually a program you have to apply for through Washington’s Apple Health (Medicaid). The Pharmaceutical Assistance Program can help eligible seniors pay for prescriptions. Some seniors will qualify for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) that can help eligible seniors with various daily needs. Generally, seniors who dually qualify for Medicare and Medicaid may be eligible for PACE.

For questions about using Medicare to fund skilled nursing, assisted living, or memory care facilities, the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) in Washington offers free and confidential assistance with Medicare queries. For additional support, Seattle residents can contact the local Social Security Administration. For advocacy and support, Washington’s ombudsman is on hand to help explain and assist.

Seattle resident Medicare resources

Apply for Medicare

Seattle Social Security Administration
915 Second Ave., Suite 901
Seattle, WA 98174
Phone: 800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Medicare assistance

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
1501 N 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-753-4806
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
1737 Airport Way S, Suite 130
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 206-341-7600
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
1200 S 336th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 206-623-0816

Providence ElderPlace (PACE)
4515 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206-320-5325
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Understand Washington laws and regulations for nursing homes

Skilled nursing facility regulations

In Washington, skilled nursing facilities must be licensed by the state and are regulated at a federal level by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

On the state level, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) regulates nursing homes in Washington. This organization is responsible for performing inspections, which are available on the DSHS website’s nursing home locator. Inspections are broad but include ensuring a registered nurse is on duty at all times, an appropriate staff ratio to residents, and that residents get at least 3.4 hours a day of direct care.[04] Federal law requires the state to conduct full inspections, unannounced, at least every 15 months.[05]

For additional information on skilled nursing facility regulations in Washington, the following resources are also available:

Assisted living facility regulations

In Washington, assisted living facilities must also be licensed by the DSHS. To become licensed, an assisted living facility must complete an application; meet certain health, safety, and comfort requirements; and be inspected by a DSHS surveyor. The facility will be inspected regularly to ensure it continually meets the department’s criteria.

You can find these inspection reports on the Washington State DSHS website. You can type in a ZIP code, the city name, or the name of a specific facility in the search box. PDFs of the reports will then be available for download. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can also request inspection reports and licenses here. You can also report any complaints or violations.

Memory care facility regulations

Memory care facilities in Washington must be licensed as assisted living facilities by the DSHS. This means a facility must complete an application, meet certain requirements, and be regularly inspected. DSHS will ensure compliance with state regulations. Requests for inspection reports and licensing can be made via the DSHS website. You can also look them up here by clicking on  “advanced ALF search.” then searching by county, city, or ZIP code, and — finally — by selecting “Dementia Care” under “Specific Criteria.”

What requirements do memory care facilities need to meet? According to this policy, facilities must meet certain standards in regard to staffing, medication management, safety and security, and resident care. For example, staff members at memory care facilities must have dementia care training. Additionally, these facilities must have individualized resident care plans, including specialized programming and activities designed for people with memory impairments.

The following links provide additional information on laws and regulations around assisted living and memory care facilities:

Washington 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, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Seattle nursing homes

Washington has rescinded many of its state COVID-19 guidelines to better align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. However, like many long-term care facilities, nursing homes follow guidelines from the Washington Department of Health and the CDC.

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Vaccinations. Guidelines recommend that staff and residents are vaccinated and up-to-date on boosters.

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Masking. It is recommended that staff wear well-fitted masks, like the N95 mask, and eye protection where appropriate.

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Facility cleanliness. Dedicated medical equipment must be used on residents who are suspected or have a confirmed case of COVID-19. Additionally, routine cleaning, disinfection of surfaces, and optimized ventilation and filtration are recommended.

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Quarantining. Staff should only move residents who have COVID-19 from their rooms when it is medically necessary.

Get to know senior living in Seattle

153Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.1/5.0 average in-network rating
68% of communities have a doctor on call
88% of communities offer oxygen care
94% of communities offer vegetarian dining options
55% of communities offer pet-friendly services
99% of communities offer diabetic care
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Number of people we have referred in-market to assisted living and memory care facilities
82
Average age of residents we have referred to in-market communities in Seattle
Gender split: 64% female

What to expect from nursing homes in Seattle

In Seattle, nursing homes, assisted living, memory care facilities trend toward upscale, luxury living. Residents will enjoy mild summers, scenic views, and the benefits of urban life.

Amenities and services will vary depending on the senior living option you or your loved one pick. In the following sections, we’ll go over what to expect from each type of facility in Seattle as well as which requirements you may encounter.

Understanding skilled nursing

While many people use the term “nursing home” to discuss any senior living option, government agencies use the term to refer to skilled nursing care. Skilled nursing facilities primarily focus on care for people with significant health conditions. They provide hands-on care services like physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, wound care, intravenous therapy, injections, and medical equipment and vitals monitoring.

A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with any nursing homes. However, we do partner with 153 assisted living and memory care communities in Seattle. These facilities may be a better fit for you or your loved one.

What assisted living and memory care communities are like in Seattle

Assisted living and memory care is a more appropriate senior living choice for people who are able to live more independently.

In terms of care, seniors at assisted living or memory care facilities benefit from typical services like housekeeping, personal care, meal preparation, scheduled social outings, medication management, and more. Some combination facilities may also offer skilled nursing services or a skilled nursing wing.

When it comes to amenities and activities, many facilities offer enclosed walking spaces, stretching classes, and yoga or chair yoga for some on-site physical activity. Group spaces, such as libraries, courtyards, and game rooms, give residents places to socialize. Dining is also a provided amenity, and most facilities offer specialized diets for those who need it. For example, almost all of our in network facilities offer vegetarian dining options. If you have a beloved cat or small dog, more than half of the facilities in our partner communities offer pet-friendly services, too.

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Unfamiliar with Seattle? Highlights for seniors

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Seattle

13%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within Seattle

Median annual income for Seattle seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Seattle

Seattle has a number of top-tier health care options, from the nationally recognized University of Washington Medical Center to several well-regarded clinics specializing in senior care.

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University of Washington Medical Center

Named as one of the best teaching hospitals in the nation, UW Medical Center ranks nationally in seven adult specialties and is known for high-quality cancer care, nephrology, and urology programs.

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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Taking a patient-centered health care approach, Virginia Mason is well-known for its care in orthopedic care, cancer care, and digestive disorder programs.

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Overlake Medical Center

This Bellevue-based medical center, just 10 miles from downtown Seattle, was qualified by U.S. News and World Report as “high performing” in 13 different adult procedures.

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Providence Regional Medical Center

With two campuses in Seattle, this general medical and surgical facility has been named the best Seattle Metro area hospital by U.S. News and World Report.

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University of Washington Geriatrics Clinic

Part of UW Medical Center, this geriatrics clinic prioritizes care for people over the age of 75. It offers various services, from primary care, to memory care and palliative care.

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VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Offering primary care and specialty health services, the VA Puget Sound Health Care facility focuses specifically on veterans’ unique needs.

Transportation for seniors in Seattle

While Seattle is known for being both walkable and bike-friendly, there are plenty of other transportation options available for you or your loved one. This includes public services as well as on-site transportation at our partner assisted living and memory care facilities.

Overall, 64% of our partner communities offer complimentary transportation, and 74% offer at-cost transportation services. These options are good for seniors in assisted living and memory care who may need assistance when traveling.

Visitors to the city and residents with more mobility will benefit from the many public transportation methods available. Beyond the bus system operated by King County Metro Transit, which has extensive downtown coverage, there are also ferries and a streetcar system. The light rail serves downtown Seattle and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

There are also options specifically for seniors and those who can’t access public transport. These include:

Activities for seniors in Seattle

No matter what senior living option you or your loved one select, there will be plenty of recreational opportunities. Most nursing home, assisted living, and memory care facilities offer a variety of in-house classes and activities. This can include cooking lessons, arts and craft sessions, music therapy, gardening, scheduled board and card games, and more.

Seattle also has a diverse variety of downtown activities and sights you or your loved one could visit. For instance, art and music lovers will appreciate Seattle’s Museum of Flight, Museum of Pop Culture, and Art Museum. All three museums offer senior discounts and accommodations for disabilities and mobility issues. For those who love theater and live music, the event guide EverOut lists dozens of timely theater and concert options to choose from.

Sitting between Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, Seattle has many beautiful natural areas. If you or your loved one enjoy the outdoors, there are many accessible walking trails, calming parks, and tranquil gardens. For instance, the Japanese Garden and Volunteer Park Conservatory are both wonderful ways to spend an afternoon; they have plenty of benches and rest areas where you can sit and enjoy the surroundings.

Seattle has two casinos nearby: Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, which also has a spa, and Muckleshoot Casino, which has an array of gaming options and touts its status as the state’s largest smoke-free table games area.

Do you or your loved one like live sports? Get tickets to a major league baseball game to see the Mariners or an NFL game to watch the Seahawks. Other professional teams in Seattle include the Kraken hockey team, the Seattle Storm WNBA team, and the Seattle Sounders soccer team.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The average cost of Nursing Homes in Seattle is per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. Genworth. (2021). Median Cost of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, & Home Care. Genworth.

     

  2. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101): Seattle, Washington; United States [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  4. Washington State. (2022, June 29). RCW: NURSING HOMES—RESIDENT CARE, OPERATING STANDARDS. WA.gov.

  5. ALTSA. (n.d.). Long-Term Care Residential Options. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

  6. U.S. News. (2023). Best Hospitals in Seattle, WA.

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A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101): Seattle, Washington; United States [Data set]. QuickFacts.

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Washington State. (2022, June 29). RCW: NURSING HOMES—RESIDENT CARE, OPERATING STANDARDS. WA.gov.

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ALTSA. (n.d.). Long-Term Care Residential Options. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

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U.S. News. (2023). Best Hospitals in Seattle, WA.