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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,720 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 16 assisted living facilities in Kitsap County and 30 in surrounding areas.
Found in a charming waterside town on the Kitsap Peninsula, Brookdale Montclair Poulsbo is a tranquil assisted living and memory care community that provides the utmost in quality care.
At Claremont Senior Living, we go beyond just providing healthcare services and an apartment for our residents—we encourage a family-like atmosphere that fosters support and friendships.
Madrona House is located in Bainbridge Island, Washington, close to Island Village Shopping Center, Hawley Cove Park and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Relatives say the clean, well-maintained facility provides a safe environment for residents. They're also pleased with the…
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Stafford Suites is a brand new, dynamic senior community in Port Orchard. We offer all the best features of home, with even more freedom and benefits. We have everything here to help you enjoy a simple, relaxed lifestyle.Stafford Suites offers…
At Bay Pointe, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Bremerton area. Residents have…
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Liberty Shores Assisted Living, established in 1995, has enjoyed an exceptional history of zero citations in state surveys for quality in care. The community is staffed 24/7 with licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants offering a wide range of involved…
Caregivers are nice and friendly. They are so under staffed and working them to the max. Food is okay. The price to live there is outrages considering the residents are charged for every little thing and the caregivers don't receive that pay when their the ones doing it. Management is a joke. They take your time and mo...Read more Park Vista by Bonaventure reviews
There are little to no activities in the memory care unit. The food is rarely warm and the residents always complain about that, yet nothing is done about it. Walking in the memory care center is like going into an abandoned building since there are no activities. CNA's provide excellent care though.Read more Park Vista by Bonaventure reviews
under staffed. Staff poorly trained, if at all. Very frequent change of management. Management fails to listen and act on requests of the residents. Food often cold, frequently unappetizing, occasionally inedible. Not allowed to have pitcher of water on the table, staff to get you water at lunch. With staffing so shor...Read more Park Vista by Bonaventure reviews
Constant staff turnover. Management just won't listen to the people who live there or who work there. Management won't even do something as simple as a weekly schedule of activities. Despite paying over $4,000 a month, management insisted the schedule is printed only their way. My parents have had enough and so have I...Read more Park Vista by Bonaventure reviews
Badly managed. I have a friend living here, and I wish she would move! The only way she could get a toilet appropriate for a senior was (seriously) to buy it herself. The toilet was so low she couldn't safely get on and off of it, and there are no grab bars within reach of it. Her refrigerator broke a week after she mo...Read more Park Vista by Bonaventure reviews
I moved there to stay independent. I ended up losing a lot of Independence. I was so embarrassed to admit it was a mistake that it took a long time to get the courage to move out. I was treated very rudely when I tried to talk to management. A few great staff people, but frequent turnover. I ended up staying in my apar...Read more Park Vista by Bonaventure reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, assisted living costs in Kitsap County are significantly higher than the national average of $4,000 and higher than the state average of $5,135. Costs for assisting living in neighboring Seattle are similar ($5,720), bu they’re lower in most other Washington cities, such as Spokane ($4,000), Yakima ($4,500) and the state capital, Olympia ($4,250).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Costs for senior care vary based on the type of care, the number of direct service hours and the location. High real estate values and the proximity to Seattle, which has one of the highest minimum wage rates in the nation, also impact the cost of senior care in Kitsap County. Nursing home costs are close to double the cost of assisted living in Kitsap County, while in-home services such as a homemaker or home health aide costs are marginally less than assisted living. Seniors who are comparing care costs should factor in extra expenses associated with nonresidential care such as rent, home maintenance, utilities and food that are included with residential care services.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a nationwide program that provides health coverage for qualified, low-income, low-asset applicants, including seniors, people with disabilities, children and families. It is jointly operated by federal and state governments, and all states have participated since 1982. Many states administer their own Medicaid programs, while some states contract out Medicaid management to private insurance companies.
In the State of Washington, Medicaid is known as Apple Health. Benefits include a range of health care services, including preventative cancer screening, diabetes management and treatment of high blood pressure.
Adults 64 and under with a monthly income from all sources of $1,384 or less automatically qualify for a maximum of $16,752 in no-cost health coverage through Apple Health. Seniors who are 65 and older may be eligible for Long-Term Services under the Categorically Needy designation if they already receive Social Security benefits and their income from all sources is less than $771 for an individual and $1,157 for a couple. Note that asset limits of $2,000 per individual and $3,000 per couple also apply, and counted assets include cash, stocks and bonds.
For assistance with Apple Health enrollment, seniors in Kitsap County can contact a health navigator by calling the Washington Healthplanfinder at (855) 923-4633.
A limited number of Apple Health (Medicaid) waivers are available to help low-income seniors pay for assisted living services in Washington in situations where the cost of assisted living is lower than nursing home costs.
The Community Options Program Entry System is open to applications from seniors over the age of 65 and permanently disabled adults aged 18-64. The maximum annual income for COPES participants is $12,490, and assets are capped at $2,000; however, these limits may be waived in circumstances where the applicant has exceptionally high ongoing medical expenses.
Note that COPES enrollment is limited to 40,000 participants statewide, and acceptance is not guaranteed.
For more information about COPES, contact the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services at (800) 562-3022.
Veterans Aid and Attendance VA Pension Supplement
Honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses who require care due to a disability may be eligible for a VA pension supplement known as Aid and Attendance.
To qualify, applicants need to meet one or more of the following criteria:
Note that Aid and Attendance benefits are only available to applicants who are eligible for a VA pension; however, applicants who do not qualify for basic pension may become eligible under the increased rates provided through the Aid and Attendance supplement.
Veterans Housebound VA Pension Supplement
Veterans and survivors who have a VA disability rating of 100 percent and are largely confined to their residence may qualify for the Housebound pension supplement.
Successful applicants may receive either the Aid and Attendance or the Housebound benefits, and these benefits may not be combined. Veterans who are currently on the VA disability pension are excluded from these pension top-ups.
To apply for either the Veterans Aid and Attendance or the Veterans Housebound VA pension supplement, contact the Seattle Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration at (844) 698-2311.
Kitsap County’s senior centers offer older adults the opportunity to connect with other seniors, participate in low-cost recreational programming and learn about resources in the area. These senior centers also host many health and wellness classes, including chair yoga, low-impact aerobics and preventive health screening sessions.
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
370 Brien Avenue SE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Bremerton Senior Center
1140 Nipsic Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310
Some local church organizations, government agencies and not-for-profit groups offer support and resources geared towards seniors. Services are usually free of charge and include transportation to and from medical appointments, assistance with navigating Apple Health coverage and support for veterans.
Kitsap County Aging and Long Term Care Services
1026 Sidney Avenue, Suite 105, Port Orchard, WA 98366
Kitsap Community Resources
845 8th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
Catholic Community Services
100 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144
Kitsap County is home to a number of resources for veterans and their families, including the Bremerton CBOC outpatient health clinic that offers preventative health care, management of chronic diseases and social work services.
Albert C. Kean American Legion Post #149
4922 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
1102 Quince Street SE, PO Box 41150, Olympia, WA 98504-1150
925 Adele Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98312
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