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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,750 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 150 assisted living facilities in King County and 23 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in King County, WA
Nestled amongst towering evergreens in the beautiful city of Redmond, Overlake Terrace is a full-service retirement community providing senior services to Washington retirees
Located conveniently near downtown Seattle, residents at Northgate Plaza can enjoy a relaxing lifestyle with access to big city amenities such as dining, healthcare and recreation.
Located in a charming and recently renovated historic building in the heart of one of Seattle’s most desirable neighborhoods, Queen Anne Manor is a boutique senior community.
When you join Sagebrook Senior Living, you are joining a community that is a fabulous place to retire because of a laid-back Pacific Northwest setting and plentiful activities.
There is not a whit of compromise at The Bellettini. Things happen precisely as you wish, precisely when you wish them. See yourself living the good life. The seriously good life.
Conveniently situated near shopping and parks, Brookdale Bellevue is an inviting and supportive assisted living and Alzheimer’s care community with caring and competent staff.
Prestige Senior Living Auburn Meadows offers seniors and their families a range of senior living and care services from our inviting community.Living at Prestige Senior Living Auburn Meadows gives you the freedom to enjoy the activities you love most without…
Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, Island House, a Merrill Gardens community, has everything seniors want, from our beautiful location to our dedicated staff.
At Brookdale Foundation House, we offer convenience in location as well as a variety of services and amenities. We have unmatched convenience and a quiet, serene setting.
Just south of Seattle in the shadow of Mount Rainier, Fountain Court Senior Living offers accommodations for both independent living and assisted living.
Located just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle, Brookdale West Seattle is the ideal senior living community for independent and assisted living.
Nestled in a charming and woodsy locale on the north side of Lake Washington, Brookdale Kenmore is the ideal senior living community, providing both assisted care and memory care.
Mirror Lake Village is a senior living community located in Federal Way, WA offering independent living cottages, assisted living and memory care. Independent living residents are able to take advantage of everything we have to offer, while at the same…
For three generations, we have provided excellent service and care for seniors. We recognize the true foundation of a home starts with the community of people residing there—living, learning and growing together. We go beyond providing practical care and support—we…
Opening Late 2019 Nestled among lakes, wildlife preserves, and natural state parks, yet only a short drive from both Seattle and Bellevue, Sunrise of Issaquah provides the very best in personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors…
Providing delicious meals and a host of amenities in a gracious setting, North Creek by Bonaventure is a great place to live and enjoy excellent senior living..
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Offering tailored services and amenities, Madrona Park (formerly Emeritus at Steel Lake) is a senior living community that provides assisted living and memory care.
The Gardens at Town Square is located within walking distance of Bellevue Square, the Bellevue Public Library, art galleries, Overlake Hospital and a fine selection of restaurants.
Located in the heart of Redmond at the corner of Avondale and Novelty Hill Road, Fairwinds - Redmond offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community.
Located in the heart of Renton, Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre is a conveniently placed community, a perfect choice for seniors and their families.
Sitting in the heart of one of Seattle's finest neighborhoods, Ida Culver House Ravenna provides assisted living services, and is ideally located close to dining, shopping and medical services.
Ideally located within walking distance of stores, bistros, movie theaters and the public library, University House Wallingford offers accommodations and services for assisted living.
Offering spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains, GenCare Renton at The Lodge provides accommodations and services for independent living and assisted living.
Located near shopping, night life, scenic views and parks and the Newcastle Golf Course, Regency Newcastle is the perfect choice for independent seniors and their families.
Every day at Daystar Retirement Village is filled with opportunities that inspire and activities that delight. We provide the very best in both independent and assisted living.
With 114 residences, ranging from 1,000 to 2,000-square-feet, Aljoya Mercer Island is located in the heart of the Island, close to shops, restaurants and the Sculpture Park.
Merrill Gardens at Kirkland is situated just 3 blocks from the scenic Kirkland waterfront. Our community offers all the amenities you've been looking for with none of the hassles.
Spiritwood at Pine Lake offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy an active retirement lifestyle with the peace of mind and support of assisted living and memory care services.
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Patriots Glen is a warm and welcoming senior living community in Bellevue where staff members take the time to get to know residents and their families.
Just steps from the scenic shores of Lake Washington, Brookdale Kirkland offers elegant accommodations, top-notch services and the latest amenities for assisted living.
University House Issaquah offers elegant interior designs and comfortable surroundings, as well as 185 residences ranging from studios to three-bedroom suites.
_________________________________________ Nestled along the Sammamish River and Burke-Gilman Trail, Aegis of Redmond is a senior living retirement community. We are conveniently located just blocks from the Redmond Senior Center, King County Library, Redmond Town Center, Redmond City Hall and the…
Brookdale Queen Anne offers downtown living close to social events, dining, shopping and medical care, allowing residents to take advantage of all Seattle has to offer.
Located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, this new community will be ideally located near multiple restaurants, coffee shops and the famous Ballard Locks. We offer private apartments with generous living spaces and a choice of floor plans. Bring your…
We know you’re going to love it here! Enjoy living in the middle of the action in downtown Auburn, close to a variety of stores, multiple restaurants, entertainment options and the Sounder train station. Medical facilities are abundant and easy…
Charming and intimate, Aegis of Kirkland is an assisted living and memory care community conveniently located near Juanita Beach, Totem Lake Mall, and Evergreen Hospital.
Step onto our lovely grounds and marvel at our seven thoughtfully-designed cottages, each with 14 private studio apartments. You’ll find exceptional Assisted Living services and dedicated care for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Surrounded by walking paths, courtyards and…
Located in Enumclaw, Living Court Assisted Living Community offers seniors a homelike atmosphere on a campus that is surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
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Park Place Assisted Living is a dream come true for many old adults. We are sponsored by the Retirement Housing Foundation, which has provided housing...
The Mount is a vibrant, elegant and innovative living care community for older adults that celebrates life, living and individual capability and is owned and operated by the Sisters of Providence and Providence Health & Services. As a resident, you…
Aegis of Queen Anne at Rodgers Park redefines assisted living as you know it. Located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, our newest community will meet your every need with the finest amenities, professional staff, enriching…
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Sunset Adult Family Home is a state licensed adult family home located in Bellevue. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to a…
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An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Leisure Senior Care Center is a state licensed adult family home located in Bellevue. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to a…
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Loving Adult Family Home Unit A is a state licensed adult family home located in Bothell. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access…
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Life Care of Kirkland is a licensed skilled nursing inpatient facility providing 24-hour care by a full range of licensed medical personnel in a friendly and lively environment.
Offering scenic view of both Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier, Twilight Adult Family Homes is proud to offer the very best in care home services and accommodations on Mercer Island.
The Foundation House at Northgate is a 65+ not-for-profit retirement community offering both independent and assisted living. Month-to-month rentals with no entry fees include two meals per day, weekly housekeeping, utilities (except phone), transportation, maintenance, storage and 24/7 security. Retirement…
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The Loving Ones Adult Family Home II is a state licensed adult family home located in Des Moines that offers a selection of services and amenities.
Our assisted living village, located in North Seattle, is designed like a home not a hotel or apartment building. Surrounding an expansive, park-like grassy courtyard, our cottages offer private apartments with specially trained staff to provide services that are individually…
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Canyon Park Adult Family Home is a state licensed adult family home located in Bothell. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to…
Refund Plans: 60% of Entrance Fee; Declining balance to 0% over 5 yrs. (Price: 65% of Entrance Fee); No-Entrance Fee plan also available with higher monthly fee. Assisted Living and Nursing Care on Fee-For-Service basis.
At Philanthropia Adult Family Home, we provide supportive services, engaging activities and comfortable living arrangements for seniors who need a bit of assistance.
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Holmes Sweet Home is a state licensed adult family home located in Auburn. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to a variety…
With a stimulating and homelike living arrangement and personalized supportive services, your loved ones will maintain a high-quality living at Rosewood AFH.
True to our name, Marine View AFH #3 is located just a short distance from the shores of Dumas Bay and Puget Sound, and is less than 20 minutes from downtown Tacoma.
Quality care and personal attention for seniors, in a warm, caring & family atmosphere. Our unique services, attention to detail, and "a commitment to caring" all make choosing Agape Senior Living on the Plateau the right choice for your aging…
Sunset Home Care provides personal care, security and family atmosphere, which eliminates social isolation and promotes mental, physical and spiritual well-being of each resident.
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Cedar Park Adult Family Home is a state licensed adult family home located in Bothell. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to…
Pacific Elderly Care is an adult family home care licensed by the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services to provide care for seniors. We are dedicated to offering a comfortable, respectful, friendly, and loving family-like environment with expert…
At Valley Crest Adult Family Home we provide assisted living for seniors with 24-hour care. Our assisted living facility is located in a newly renovated home in the Hollywood Hill Neighborhood of Woodinville, WA. We are a short drive from…
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Newport Glen AFH LLC is a state licensed adult family home located in Bellevue. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to a…
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Progress Adult Family Home is a state licensed adult family home located in Bellevue. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to a…
Welcome to The Park at Belle Harbour, where modern luxury meets urban sophistication. Belle Harbour is the pinnacle of assisted living in the city of Bellevue and its surrounding region, delivering world-class service & care, community craftsmanship, and unprecedented amenities.…
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____________________________________________ Here at Peters Creek, we are committed to making our residents feel at home and independent. Residents are given many choices to help them live rich, productive lives. For the more active residents, we provide exercise programs, walking groups…
West Bellevue Senior Care is an adult family home care licensed by the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services to provide care for seniors. We are dedicated to offering a comfortable, respectful, friendly, and loving family-like environment with…
This community is top notch! They have the whole package for what a senior may be looking for. An active community, high level of assisted care, and transitional care for rehab. The staff here is very professional, and go out of their way to accommodate their needs.Read more Ida Culver House Broadview reviews
This community is considered a CCRC because it has most all levels of care. It is very upscale in many ways but it is a very long distance to get to some of the apartments. The dinning is upscale and it does have Assisted Living services brought to the apartments. The biggest challenge is they do not do two person t...Read more Ida Culver House Broadview reviews
Well, the parking for visitors is horrible. I have a friend I visit here quite often, and have received parking tickets for not making it back to my car quick enough. The meter maids here are very efficient! I know my friend really likes it here and has been at Ida Culver for a couple years now. There is a new program ...Read more Ida Culver House Ravenna reviews
We had a wonderful experience at Ida Culver Ravenna, where my father lived for 3 years. When he first moved in, he was living independently, and then needed more care and services as time went on. We were able to adjust the assisted living services to personally meet his needs. The staff and quality of care is excep...Read more Ida Culver House Ravenna reviews
The Gardens is located in a very convenient place near downtown Bellevue. Lots of things going on close by. The building is a few years old but well kept. Apartments are large, especially the studios and some of the views are very nice. Linen table cloths and fine dining and a big focus on the arts make this place ...Read more The Gardens at Town Square reviews
Mom is in memory care, what a wonderful team of staff members, these folks take the extra steps to make it wonderful for Mom. They always are on top of the needs of their community, take the extra time to listen and please, I know my Mom is safe & taken care of from the time She wakes up until She goes to bed. ...Read more The Gardens at Town Square reviews
Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study reviewed senior care costs nationwide. The study shows that prices for assisted living in King County are $1,750 higher than the national average of $4,000 and $615 higher than the state average of $5,135. Prices are similar in nearby Bremerton ($5,720) but lower in areas north of King County, such as Mount Vernon ($5,125) and Bellingham ($4,250).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for King County, so data for Seattle, the county seat, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
King County has some of the highest senior care costs in the country due to the Seattle area’s exceptionally high real estate prices and cost of living. According to Kiplinger, the cost of living in Seattle is 54.8% higher than the national average. King County also has a Living Wage Ordinance, which impacts senior care worker wages and the cost of senior services as well.
Nursing home care in King County costs nearly $3,500 more per month than assisted living, while in-home senior care options such as homemaker services or a home health aide are slightly more expensive. When comparing different care options, it’s important to understand that residential care services for seniors include room and board, which can represent significant savings in an expensive area such as King County.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid, the nationwide health insurance program for low-income children, adults and the elderly, provides free basic health coverage to 22% of Washington state residents.
Washington’s Medicaid program, also known as Apple Health, is managed by the Washington State Health Care Authority. Low-income adults age 64 and younger automatically qualify for Modified Adjusted Gross Income Apple Health coverage if they have a monthly income of $1,384 or less when applying as an individual or $1,874 for households with two adults. These limits are based on 133% of the federal poverty level and subject to change.
Seniors age 65 and older who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits and own less than $2,000 per individual or $3,000 per couple in countable resources may qualify for Categorically Needy Apple Health coverage. Those who earn less than the current SSI rate qualify for the no-cost Apple Health for the Aged program.
Seniors with incomes that exceed the limits for CN coverage may qualify for Apple Health under the Medically Needy category, which requires that applicants spend down their excess income on medical expenses for a base period of either three or six months.
Community Options Program Entry System
COPES is a Home- and Community-Based Services waiver program for seniors 65 and older who require assistance with at least two activities of daily living, such as bathing, moving around their environment, eating, ostomy care or managing their medication.
COPES pays for medically necessary care services that help seniors stay in an assisted living facility in order to reduce nursing home placements in the state. These services may include case management, help with personal care, a personal emergency response system and skilled nursing care.
To be eligible for COPES, seniors may earn no more than $2,313 per month and own no more than $2,000 worth of countable assets, which include cash, investments and all real estate except for a principal residence. These limits are somewhat flexible and applicants with high, ongoing medical expenses may be accepted for COPES even if their income exceeds the eligibility limits.
There are statewide enrollment caps for the COPES waiver, and seniors who are accepted may be placed on a waiting list. To learn more about COPES, contact King County Home and Community Services at (206) 341-7600.
State Supplemental Payment
Seniors 65 and older who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits qualify for a monthly SSI cash top-up of $40 through the Department of Social and Health Services’ Economic Services Administration.
For more information, contact the King Eastside Community Service office of the ESA at (877) 501-2233.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
PACE is a voluntary managed care program for Medicare- and Medicaid-eligible adults age 55 and older who require the level of care normally provided in a nursing home. The program uses both Medicare and Medicaid benefits to secure medically needed acute and long-term care services to delay or prevent nursing home placement.
King County is home to five PACE sites. To be eligible, seniors must live within a site coverage area as determined by their zip code.
PACE participants are eligible for Medicaid-covered services and any additional services their PACE interdisciplinary case management team deems necessary to prevent nursing home placement. These may include personal care services, prescription medications, transportation to medical appointments and access to on-site medical specialists.
There are 35 senior centers located throughout King County where seniors can join in exercise classes, make new friends over a game of cards, sign up for escorted day trips and enjoy a low-cost lunch. Many of these centers also offer free health-screening clinics, medical equipment loans, depression management groups and help finding local senior resources.
Seniors qualify for a Regional Reduced Fare Permit for all public transit systems in King County, including the Washington State Ferries and King County Water Taxi. Additionally, all public buses in the county are wheelchair accessible.
King County Metro – Customer Information Office
201 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104
Veterans can access health care services through the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division. For assistance with VA benefits including the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Allowance, contact the King County Veterans Program or the West Seattle Veteran Center.
West Seattle Veteran Center
3618 SW Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98126
VA Puget Sound Health Care System – Seattle Division
1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108
Seattle Vet Center
4735 E Marginal Way S, Room 1102, Seattle, WA 98134
King County Veterans Program – Tukwila Office
645 Andover Park W, Suite 100, Tukwila, WA 98188
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