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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,750 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 7 assisted living facilities in Bothell and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Bothell, WA
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Northcreek Retirement has had a huge turn over of staff since it has opened. The building is attractive and clean but seems to lack consistancy in most areas. They have recently opened a Memory Care Unit, which at this time is mainly resisents that currently live in the community that need memory care. The building i...Read more North Creek by Bonaventure reviews
North Creek Retirement& Assisted Living Community has been amazing. The staff is super loving and caring towards there residents, Christina has been such a big help with my grandma and really made her feel very comfortable there. The rooms are very nice and have a very cozy feeling to them, The residents that live ther...Read more North Creek by Bonaventure reviews
First I would like to thank the staff at North Creek, You all have been so wonderful. My mom didnot want to leave here big house and move to a place where she didnt know anybody,The staff is so helpful and sincerely caring, my mom now feels at home and has made many friends. My mom suffers from Dementia so at times she...Read more North Creek by Bonaventure reviews
If your loved senior is independent, this is the place for you! If your loved senior needs assistance, this is NOT the place for you. Communication with the family is non-existent until there is a huge issue and they are hospitalized! (In our case, issue could have been resolved sooner if we had known, but our only ...Read more North Creek by Bonaventure reviews
The most striking thing about North Creek By Bonaventure was the interior. The hallways were beautiful and not straight like a hospital or hotel. They zigzag and were furnished very nicely. I loved this place except for the location. The apartments were very nice. They provided three meals a day and transportation. The...Read more North Creek by Bonaventure reviews
At $5,750 per month, the cost of assisted living in Bothell is the highest in the state according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care study. This is moderately more than the state average ($5,135) but dramatically higher than the national average of $4,000. Other expensive locations for assisted living include Bremerton ($5,720) and Mount Vernon ($5,125). Prices are more reasonable in Olympia and Bellingham at $4,250 and also in Wenatchee, where assisted living averages just $4,125 per month.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Bothell, so data for the nearest major city, Seattle, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs are affected by a number of factors, including the level of care needed, the care setting and the number of service hours provided. The cost of living in a locale also has an impact, which helps account for the high costs of all types of senior care in the Bothell area.
Due to the skilled services and 24-hour care nursing homes provide, these facilities are the most expensive option, with rates almost double those for assisted living. In-home care provided by a homemaker or home health aide costs about $350 per month more than assisted living, but the real price difference may be significantly higher when household operating expenses are taken into account. Assisted living rates typically cover room and board, but seniors receiving care at home have to pay expenses such as upkeep, utilities and food in additional to the cost of care.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Washington residents who need assistance with health care costs may qualify for the state Medicaid plan known as Apple Health. This and similar Medicaid programs across the country provide vital coverage for low-income people through a jointly funded collaboration between individual states and the federal government. In Washington, the state program covers doctors visits, emergency and hospital care, laboratory and X-ray services and long-term care services and supports.
Apple Health offers the Community First Choice Option program to give eligible seniors an alternative to institutional care in a traditional nursing home setting. The program allows seniors to receive services at home or in community settings, such as adult residential care and assisted living facilities. Covered services and supports can include:
To qualify for Apple Health coverage for long-term care, seniors aged 65 and older must need an intermediate or nursing facility level of care and meet the following financial criteria:
All types of income count, including pensions, Social Security benefits, investment income and retirement plan withdrawals. Some resources are excluded, such as one vehicle, a primary home, household furnishings and personal effects.
Seniors who qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits are automatically eligible for Apple Health long-term care coverage.
Long-term care in a nursing facility and care through the Community First Choice program are entitlements under the Washington state Medicaid plan, so there are no enrollment caps or waiting lists to hinder eligible seniors from receiving covered services.
Community Options Program Entry System Waiver
Apple Health also offers the COPES home and community-based services waiver that can help cover the cost of long-term care. The waiver’s purpose is to keep seniors who’d otherwise need nursing home placement in their own home or a community setting, such as an assisted living facility. To qualify, applicants must be aged 65 and older and need assistance performing a minimum of two activities of daily living. They must also meet the Apple Health program’s financial criteria for individuals of $2,313 in monthly income and $2,000 in countable resources. The COPES program doesn’t pay for assisted living room and board, but it does cover a range of services including:
The COPES waiver isn’t an Apple Health entitlement program and is subject to statewide enrollment caps. This means seniors may face a wait to receive services after they’re approved for coverage.
To learn more about the COPES waiver or to apply, Bothell seniors can contact the Snohomish County Senior Information and Assistance center at (425) 513-1900.
Optional State Supplementation
Bothell seniors with little income and few resources who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits may also qualify for a monthly cash top-up through the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. These extra Optional State Supplementation funds of $46 per person can be used toward assisted living room and board costs.
To apply for SSI and OSS benefits, seniors can visit the Social Security Administration office at 18905 33rd Ave. W., Ste. 207, in Lynnwood or call (800) 772-1213.
Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly
Bothwell adults aged 55 and older and eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid may benefit from the PACE program. This managed care program’s purpose is to delay or prevent nursing home admission by providing seniors with medical care and long-term care services and supports in the community. The range of services an enrollee receives is determined by their case management providers but may include primary physician, dental and nursing care, necessary medical equipment, personal care assistance, nutritional services and prescription drugs.
To qualify for the PACE program, Bothell residents must live in a provider coverage area as determined by their zip code. For more information, interested seniors can contact Providence PACE intake at (206) 320-5325 or speak to an ICHS PACE enrollment specialist by calling (206) 292-1584.
As the designated Area Agency on Aging, the Snohomish County Long-Term Care and Aging office coordinates and implements a wealth of programs to help county seniors achieve a high quality of life. The AAA acts as an information resource for local, state and federal assistance and benefit programs, provides referrals for personal and legal counseling, oversees transportation and volunteer services and administers the countywide senior nutrition program.
Bothell veterans and their surviving spouses can access information and help applying for pensions and benefits at the Snohomish County Veterans Assistance program office. Medical and related services, including primary and nursing care, laboratory services, mental health care and medication reviews and prescriptions, are available at the North Seattle VA Clinic.
Snohomish County Veterans Assistance Program
3000 Rockefeller Ave., Drewel Bldg., Everett, WA 98201
North Seattle VA Clinic
12360 Lake City Way NE, Ste. 200, Seattle, WA 98125
Bothell is home to the vibrant Northshore Senior Center that offers area residents aged 55 and older myriad opportunities to enrich their lives. Members take active roles in organizing and implementing programs and activities ranging from computer learning and fitness classes to travel and community volunteering. The center also hosts health and wellness programs and numerous support groups to aid seniors’ mental, physical and emotional well-being.
Northshore Senior Center
10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell, WA 98011
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