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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 12 assisted living facilities in Renton and 30 in surrounding areas.
Located in the heart of Renton, Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre is a conveniently placed community, a perfect choice for seniors and their families.
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.
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.
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…
The Lodge is an excellent facility with great staff who are warm and friendly. The facility is always clean and welcoming. As a family member - I am very happy that my Mother is there. The food is good, the activities are inviting, and the staff are wonderful.Read more The Lodge at Eagle Ridge reviews
Gencare Renton at the lodge is located in Renton close to all downtown Renton has to offer. The building itself sits on a hill and looks just like a lodge. The building is clean; furniture is a little worn but is clean. I met the nursing staff they are attentive and friendly. The facility offers residents Whole Life Pr...Read more The Lodge at Eagle Ridge reviews
The staff at MG is always friendly when I go to visit my grandfather. It's nice to know he is in good hands during these precious years of his life. The place is quite clean and modern looking. We attended a Thanksgiving day gathering and meal and I was pleasantly surprised how good the food was. Overall, I would s...Read more Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre reviews
I am always greeted well, everyone has a smile. As do the residence. This important because this is their home which translates to them being happy. The community is clean and well managed, staff is friendly too. Overall great community!Read more Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre reviews
Based on our initial visit, this seems like a well-run facility with all of the features that we are looking for in a retirement community.Read more Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average cost of assisted living in Renton is significantly higher than both the national average of $4,000 and the state average of $5,135. Assisted living prices in Renton are the same as nearby Bremerton ($5,720) and higher than every other major city in the state, including Olympia ($4,250), Spokane ($4,000) and Bellingham ($4,250).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Renton, so data for the closest city, Seattle, was used.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Costs for senior care vary with the type of care, the number of direct service hours and the location. In Renton, costs for senior care are particularly high because the region has one of the highest government-mandated minimum wage rates in the county and real estate in the area is exceptionally expensive.
Nursing home care in Renton costs nearly double the price of assisted living, while in-home senior care options such as homemaker services and a home health aide also cost more than assisted living. It’s important to factor in daily living costs like utilities, rent and home maintenance when comparing in-home care with residential care since room and board is generally included in the price of residential care for seniors.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a national health insurance program that is jointly funded by the federal and state governments. It provides limited health care services to low-income Americans of all ages.
In the State of Washington, Medicaid is known as Apple Health, and the Washington State Health Care Authority administers it. Adults aged 64 and under who earn less than $1,384 per month automatically qualify for limited free coverage under Apple Health.
Seniors who are 65 and older may qualify for free Apple Health Long-Term Services under the Categorically Needy designation if they already receive Social Security benefits and have a total income under $771 for an individual and $1,157 for a couple. The CN Medicaid program in Washington can help pay the room-and-board portion of assisted living costs.
Low-income seniors who require the type of care normally provided in a nursing home may be eligible for additional care services in an assisted living setting through the Community Options Program Entry System. This Home and Community-Based Medicaid waiver attempts to delay or prevent nursing home placement among seniors in the State of Washington.
Enrollment in the COPES program is currently limited to 40,000 participants statewide, and eligibility does not guarantee acceptance.
To learn more about COPES, call the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services at (800) 562-3022.
For more information about Apple Health enrollment and Long-Term Services for Seniors, contact the Washington Healthplanfinder at (855) 923-4633.
State Supplemental Payment
Low-income Washington seniors aged 65 and older who receive Supplemental Security Income may be eligible for an additional monthly $40 cash benefit under the Washington State Supplemental Payment program.
The Economic Services Administration automatically issues the SSP to SSI recipients who are 65 and older, and no eligibility reviews are required.
For more information on the SSP, contact the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Community Services Division at (800) 865-7801.
Assisted Living Bridge Loans
Seniors who require immediate access to cash to finance their move into assisted living may be eligible for an assisted living bridge loan from Elderlife Financial.
These loans are available for up to 12 months, and funding is provided in the form of a line of credit. Bridge loans may be suitable for seniors who are selling their home to move to assisted living or who need money to pay assisted living costs while waiting for benefit approval.
There is no cost to apply for an assisted bridge loan, and applications can be made online or over the phone.
For more information, contact Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance
Eligible veterans and their survivors who receive regular VA pension benefits and are either housebound or need daily assistance due to a disability may qualify for additional funds through the VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance.
To qualify for the Aid and Attendance pension top-up, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
The Housebound Allowance may be available to veterans who have a VA disability rating of 100 percent and are largely housebound as a result of their disability.
Only one of these two benefits can be claimed regardless of qualification or disability. To apply, contact the Seattle Regional Benefit Office at (800) 827-1000.
The Renton Senior Activity Center provides older adults in the area with access to a wide variety of social activities, educational programs and classes designed to promote health, wellness and connection among seniors. Most programs are either free or available at a low cost because the center is subsidized by the City of Renton.
Renton Senior Activity Center
211 Burnett Avenue North, Renton, WA 98057
Seniors in Renton can access a wide range of free services, including transportation to medical appointments, assistance with preparing a Power of Attorney and help navigating Medicaid, Medicare and long-term care insurance at the Renton Senior Activity Center. The center also holds support groups for widowed seniors and hosts a daily hot lunch program designed to reduce isolation among older adults.
Renton Senior Activity Center
211 Burnett Avenue North, Renton, WA 98057
Veterans can access VA healthcare services at the Bellevue CBOC. Both the King County Veterans Program and the Seattle Vet Center provide information to veterans about VA benefits, pensions and services, while the Renton American Legion Post offers veterans the chance to socialize and participate in regular events.
Bellevue CBOC (Valor Healthcare)
13033 Bel-Red Road, Suite 210, Bellevue, WA 98005-2633
Seattle Vet Center
4735 East Marginal Way South, Room 1102, Seattle, WA 98134
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