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Assisted Living in Richland, WA

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,500 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 8 assisted living facilities in Richland and 5 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in Richland, WA

  • Assisted Living: $5,500
  • Nursing Home Care: $8,699
  • In-home Care: $4,576
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,195

Bonaventure of Tri-Cities

1800 Bellerive Dr.
Richland, WA

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A community designed with comfort and security in mind, Riverton by Bonaventure offers skilled services and spacious accommodations for seniors.

Brookdale Richland

1629 George Washington Way
Richland, WA

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At Brookdale Richland we create a personalized living experience for our residents, and we create a friendly, well-rounded environment that allows us to assist in our residents’ needs.

Brookdale Meadow Springs

770 W. Gage Blvd
Richland, WA

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Surrounded by walking trails and beautiful grounds, Brookdale Meadow Springs is a premier assisted living community in the Tri-Cities region.

Life Care Center of Richland

Richland, WA

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Prestige Assisted Living at Richland

1745 Pike Avenue
Richland, WA

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Rosetta Assisted Living, Hoxie

1939 Hoxie Ave
Richland, WA

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Guardian Angel Homes

245 Van Giesen Street
Richland, WA

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Pioneer Adult Family Home Llc

1805 Birch Ave
Richland, WA

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Pioneer Adult Family Home is a small nursing home in a residential neighborhood of northwest Richland. It's close to the highway, which gives out-of-town visitors easy access, and it's a short walk to the 120 bus route. The 1:6 ratio…

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Reviews of Richland Assisted Living Facilities

Brookdale Richland

Review by Loving Daughter | Consumer

The caregivers are great, you can tell they really do care. Although wait time in response to being called is horrible they can't help it. It never seems as if they have enough staff even tho I'm always ensured they are "fully staffed".Activities never seem to have a great turn out & a lot seem to be "Resident directed...

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Bonaventure of Tri-Cities

Review by Visitor | Consumer

I liked that Riverton by Bonaventure had a multitude of activities offered. The rooms were open, bright, very resident-friendly, and adaptive to different patient needs. It was a community within a community. They served three meals and had snacks available. The staff was fantastic, and it was very clean, open, and sun...

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Bonaventure of Tri-Cities

Review by Visitor | Consumer

Riverton by Bonaventure was nice and clean. The staff was really nice, but the food was always cold, and it took about two hours to get a meal. I think they were way understaffed. The facilities were nice, and Mom had a nice closet. It would be nice if they could vacuum the hallways more often, but the place was good.

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Bonaventure of Tri-Cities

Review by Karina | Consumer

My brother-in-law is staying in Bonaventure of the Tri-Cities and he loves it. The manager was very congenial and very helpful. The room is very spacious and the people who lived there are very nice. He loves the food and dining room is great. It's like the Taj Mahal. The place is very nice, clean, and has been remodel...

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Assisted Living Costs in Richland

The 2018 Genworth Cost of Care study shows that assisted living prices in Richland are the second highest in the state at $5,500. Rates here are $1,500 above the national average ($4,000) and $365 over the state average of $5,135. Other cities in the region are more affordable in comparison, including Walla Walla ($4,950), Yakima ($4,500), Wenatchee ($4,125) and Spokane ($4,000). Assisted living also costs significantly less in Olympia ($4,250) even though it’s adjacent to Seattle, where rates are the highest statewide at $5,750.

Note: Data for senior care costs in Richland wasn’t available, so data for the nearest major city, Kennewick, was used.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

Average monthly prices for senior care in Richland vary significantly from just $1,195 for adult day health services up to $8,699 for nursing home care. The reasons for this wide cost variance include the level of care, the setting where it’s provided and whether skilled services are offered.

An important factor to consider when comparing assisted living and in-home care is room and board, which is typically included in residential facility monthly rates. The average rates for homemakers and home health aides only cover 44 hours per week of services provided. Seniors are still responsible for all the expenses of running a household, such as rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, maintenance and food.

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Richland

Medicaid in Washington

The federal Medicaid program was established in 1965 to provide affordable or free health care services to low-income Americans regardless of age. The program is a jointly funded initiative of the federal and state governments, with federal regulations and state administration. 

The Washington State Health Care Authority administers the Medicaid program known as Apple Health. This program provides a range of essential services to children, pregnant women, the disabled, the blind and the elderly. These include doctor visits, hospital care, X-ray and lab services and institutional nursing home care.

Apple Health offers an alternative to institutional care with the Community First Choice Option. This program is specifically designed to give residents the opportunity to receive care services and supports in their home and other community environments, such as assisted living and adult residential care facilities. 

Eligible applicants can receive:

  • Transitional support to relocate from a nursing home
  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • Nursing services for diabetic care
  • Assistance with medication administration
  • Personal emergency response systems
  • Assistive technology
  • Respite care

Richland residents who apply for Apple Health for long-term care or the CFC option should be aged 65 or older and require an intermediate or nursing-home level of care. To qualify, they must have a monthly income of $2,313 or less per person. Individuals may have up to $2,000 in assets, and married couples applying together may have countable assets of up to $3,000. Those eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits automatically qualify for coverage.

All sources of income count, but some assets are exempt, such as a principal residence, household furnishings, personal effects, burial trusts and one automobile.

The CFC program and long-term care in a nursing home are entitlements under Apple Health. Those who meet the qualification guidelines can receive covered services without being subject to participation caps or waiting lists.

To apply for Apple Health for long-term care, Richland residents can complete an online application, call (877) 501-2233 to request a paper application by mail or visit the Home and Community Services office located at 500 N. Morain St., Ste. 2210 in Kennewick.

Community Options Program Entry System Waiver

Washington Medicaid also offers a home and community-based services waiver that may help eligible seniors pay for some assisted living expenses. The purpose of the COPES waiver is to provide seniors with an alternative to nursing home placement. The waiver doesn’t cover room and board in an assisted living facility, but it does cover services such as:

  • Case management
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Personal care
  • Community support goods and services
  • Wellness education
  • Nonmedical transportation

To qualify, Richland residents must be aged 65 or older and:

  • Meet the Apple Health income and asset limits for long-term care coverage
  • Need help performing at least two activities of daily living
  • Be assessed as able to safely live outside a skilled nursing facility

The COPES program isn’t an entitlement of Apple Health, so those who qualify may be placed on a waiting list to receive services due to participation caps.

Richland seniors can apply for the COPES waiver online, call (509) 374-2100 or visit the Tri-Cities HCS office in Kennewick.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Assisted Living Bridge Loan

Richland seniors who want to make the transition to assisted living but are waiting for their home to sell or benefits to begin may apply for a bridge loan from Elderlife Financial. These loans have no application fees or out-of-pocket costs and offer terms up to 12 months, which makes them ideal for bridging a short-term funding gap. Up to six family members can cosign the application to ease the approval process, and funds are often available within 24 hours. Elderlife loans are typically structured as a line of credit, which allows seniors to access funds on an as-needed basis and schedule convenient direct payments to the facility of their choice.

Bridge loan applications can be completed online or by calling Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.

Optional State Supplementation

Low-income Washington residents eligible for federal Supplemental Security Income payments may also qualify for an additional monthly benefit through the Optional State Supplementation program. This cash benefit from the Washington Department of Social and Health Services can provide an extra $46 to put toward expenses not covered by Medicaid, such as assisted living room-and-board fees.

Richland seniors can apply for SSI and OSS programs by calling the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213 or by visiting the SSA office located at 8131 W. Klamath Ct. in Kennewick.

Assisted Living Resources in Richland

Senior Centers

Richland is home to two thriving senior centers that welcome mature adults of all ages. In addition to healthy weekday lunches, the centers offers arts and crafts classes, card, board and table games and dance and fitness classes.

There are regular outings and special events, such as picnics, pie and ice cream socials, potluck suppers and monthly dances with live music. Health and wellness programs are also offered along with seminars of interest for seniors.

Richland Seniors Association
500 Amon Park Dr., Richland, WA 99352
(206) 818-1035

West Richland Seniors Center
616 N. 60th Ave., West Richland, WA 99353
(509) 967-2847

Area Agency on Aging

Southeast Washington Aging and Long-Term Care is the designated AAA serving Benton and the surrounding counties. The agency’s goal is to help seniors remain in the community and avoid institutional care. To this end, the ALTC provides information, referrals and case management and coordinates health, wellness and nutrition programs, legal and benefits counseling and transportation services.

Southeast Washington ALTC 
3311 W. Clearwater Ave., Ste. D100, Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-0315

Veterans Resources

Senior veterans residing in the Richland area can contact the Washington State Veterans Service office in nearby Pasco for assistance with filing VA pension and benefit claims. Primary and mental health care, dermatology and specialty care are available at the local VA Clinic.

Veterans Service Office
1600 N. 20th Ave., Ste. A, Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-6558

Richland VA Clinic
825 Jadwin Ave., Ste. 250, Richland, WA 99352
(509) 946-1020

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