71 Assisted Living Communities in Seattle, Washington
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 71 Assisted Living Communities in Seattle and several in surrounding areas.
- Assisted living: $5,750
- Nursing home semiprivate room: $9,243
- In-home care: $6,092
- Adult day health services: $1,317
Assisted Living Facilities near Seattle, Washington
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Empress Senior Living at Laurelhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care
4020 NE 55th St., Seattle, WA 98105
Call 1-855-287-5093 for details
"WELCOME TO EMPRESS SENIOR LIVING! Imagine an elegant new community for seniors situated in a European-Style neighborhood, with quaint shopp..."READ MORE
CLOSED - Health and Rehabilitation of North Seattle
13333 GREENWOOD AVENUE NORTH, Seattle, WA 98133
Call 1-855-287-5093 for details
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Seattle
June 14, 2021
My Mom was diagnosed with mild vascular dementia several years ago. For years she was able to live completely independently, but with time, her disease progressed to the point where we decided that she would do better in a supportive community. But where to move her? The choices seemed overwhelming. Over the years I\'ve had experiences with a wide range of retirement communities, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, etc. involving family and friends, so I\'d seen both the best and others I wouldn\'t wish on anyone. This experience was really helpful, because when Mom could no longer live on her own, I already had an idea about what I wanted for her. We ultimately selected IDA CULVER HOUSE BROADVIEW for its reputation, range of services, location, gorgeous campus, and most importantly, its memory care unit. We couldn\'t be happier. Here\'s why I chose them. First, I spoke to a lot of professionals in the field, friends, and colleagues when the (somewhat frantic) search began and was surprised how many had parents or knew friends\' parents who lived at ICHB and they all raved about it. That was a great first sign. Second, it\'s locally owned and operated and is not part of a national franchise, so it feels less corporate and more home-y than other facilities with a wonderful focus on the residents. At the same time, it\'s an expansive 8-acre campus with a range of living options and is beautifully manicured with gorgeous trees, flowers, paths, both indoor and outdoor seating areas, a beautiful second floor library with big picture windows, and a dining room with beautiful views of the water and mountains. Third, high staff turnover in this business is pretty common. So I was pleasantly surprised to learn how many staff members have been with ICHB for 10 or 20 years or longer. It\'s a testament to how the company treats its staff. Personally, it\'s important that the folks who are looking after my Mom like what they do, care about the residents, and that the relationships she builds will be lasting. This is especially important for those with memory problems. I\'ve spent quite a bit of time interacting with staff over the past five or six months and continue to be impressed by how caring, helpful, and personally invested they all are. Fourth, ICHB is a great choice if you have a parent who wants to find a place to retire and age in place. Three options are available: 100% independent living in studios, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments; independent living with assisted living services added as needs increase; and memory care. The last thing I wanted for my Mom was to move her into a place only to have to move her elsewhere for memory care when the time came; I wanted more certainty and stability for her. ICHB was a great fit for this reason. When my Mom first moved in, she had a gorgeous, brightly lit studio apartment with a view of Puget Sound and the Olympics with trees right outside her window. Everything was new and clean. It was amazing! There were lots of planned activities, classes, social events, and options for staying busy, making friends, and pursuing hobbies (I receive regular courtesy emails with lists of planned and upcoming offerings). Given her needs at the time, we arranged for her to have assisted living services to provide her the extra help she needed. When her dementia progressed, the Nurse Director helped us transition her into ICHB\'s memory care unit, called the Terrace. The staff in the Terrace is experienced with Alzheimer\'s and dementia and know how to provide specialized support to the residents. Her days are filled with activities and she seems happier than ever. I recognize this has been a really long review (hopefully it won\'t be a tl;dr kind of thing) but I wanted to share this in the event it might be helpful to others who are where I was when our journey began. The thing that has made the most difference to me is the peace of mind I now have knowing that Mom is being well taken care of, is happy, and that if either she or I ever need anything, the staff at ICHB is there for us.
September 11, 2018
Northgate Plaza is a beautiful facility and there are lots of windows. The only downside is there is no outdoor sitting area, but it is really well-located. It is within walking distance of Target and several restaurants, Northgate Mall, and a movie theater. The staff is very responsive and hyper-excited to have my mother join their community. The thing that impressed me the most was the level of attentiveness of the residents. It was a lot of real interaction and my mother would've had a lot of people to converse with on an intellectual level. I was impressed with the general layout of the cafeteria, which was presented more like a restaurant.
November 3, 2017
Northgate Plaza was great. It's under renovation right now, and they're making it look nicer. My friend moved into independent living. They come to your home twice a week to do your laundry and bed so that was really nice and my friend appreciates that. She gets two meals a day and a third if she wanted which she has to pay for, or she just goes to the grocery store next door. She has one big room with a kitchen and a bathroom with a walk-in shower with a seat so she can sit down when she's in there; she really likes that. The staff is great and my friend likes and enjoys the food. My friend got in while they were renovating and after they're finished, they're going to increase the prices of all the units. They offered her one month free and a lower rate, and she's guaranteed to stay at that rate forever, so that's pretty good.
August 22, 2017
I think Northgate Plaza was the perfect place for my friend. It was very beautiful. The main administrator had been wonderful, very caring, loving, and encouraging. We've had lunch twice, and they were excellent. They served healthy food and the latest diets, like Mediterranean diet.
August 22, 2017
Merrill Gardens at First Hill didn?t look as robust as the other place we visited. The atmosphere felt a little bit depressing, but it was a good place. There were many active residents there. The staff seemed adequate and very good, but not quite as welcoming as in the other place we saw. The place looked lovely, and the dining area was nice.
April 11, 2013
Some communities are well kept secrets when it comes to good care and pricing. Fred Lind is one of those communities where they go above & beyond to care for their residents. They also have interesting and engaging activities that are meaningful and fun. During my visit, I saw happy residents treated with kindness & respect.
April 10, 2013
This is a non-profit community that serves mostly moderate to lower income residents. The building is dated but is well kept and pleasant. It is located close to Group Health and other doctors and hospitals. The food I had was not great but good enough. Apartments are large enough and the residents are very nice. I would recommend this community for someone who likes modest surroundings, friendly people, and likes to live in the city.
Can't Imagine Better at Fred Lind Manor
April 1, 2013
I have never lived in an institution before (except boarding school) I can't imagine a better place for me at this age. I'm happy here - I'm full of gratitude that its here + I'm able to be here.
Son of resident
March 27, 2013
My 92 year old mother moved to Fred Lind several months ago. The staff have been overwhelmingly warm and welcoming to her. Her adjustment couldn't have gone more smoothly. Although she has been critical of the food, it's hard for any facility to meet the needs of each person. My mom still likes a tasty, fresh meal and is used to gourmet cooking. Overall, the low keyed atmosphere and friendly demeanor make up for the older building and lack of the latest amenities. If the cleanliness/amenities rating above were separated, I give Fred Lind 4 stars for cleanliness and 2 for amenities. I'd highly recommend Fred Lind Manor for a person who is looking for a clean, friendly place without all of the frills.
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Assisted Living Costs in Seattle
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Seattle’s average monthly cost for assisted living ($5,750) is $1,750 higher than the national average and more expensive than the state average of $5,135. Seattle is the costliest city in Washington state for assisted living, with costs being much lower in smaller cities such as Spokane ($4,000) and Yakima ($4,500).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Care Cost Comparison
Care costs are closely related to the type of care, with a semiprivate room in a nursing home costing approximately $3,500 more than an assisted living facility. Home care in Seattle costs about $350 more than assisted living, and that excludes expenses such as rent, property taxes, utilities and maintenance that are generally included in the cost of assisted living. Adult health day care is considerably lower than other types of senior care, but hours are limited and living expenses at home must also be taken into account. Costs of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Costs of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
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Nursing home care (semiprivate room)
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Seattle
Medicaid in Washington
Medical assistance is available for low-income residents of all ages in Seattle through Medicaid, also known as Apple Health in the State of Washington. The program covers a range of services, including preventative care, treatment for chronic conditions and long-term services and supports such as in-home care and nursing home services.
Adults under the age of 64 who have a monthly income of $1,396 or less automatically qualify for up to $16,752 in free coverage through Apple Health. Seniors aged 65 and older may be eligible for Categorically Needy coverage through Apple Health Long-Term Services if they meet the Social Security Income criteria, which currently has monthly income limits of $771 for an individual and $1,157 for a couple. Resource (cash savings) limits are $2,000 and $3,000 respectively. For help with the enrollment process, call the Washington Healthplanfinder at (855) 923-4633 or contact the King County helpline at 1-800-756-5437.
Seniors who have limited financial resources may qualify for an Apple Health (Medicaid) waiver to help pay for assisted living services. This option is only considered in cases where the cost of assisted living is lower than the cost of nursing home care.
Known as the Community Options Program Entry System, or COPES, this program is available for seniors aged 65 or older and adults 18-64 who are permanently disabled. In order to qualify, applicants must have an annual individual income no greater than $12,490 and hold no more than $2,000 in countable assets; however, these limits can be waived in exceptional circumstances where applicants are burdened with high ongoing medical costs for medication, supplies or special services.
To apply for COPES, contact the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services at (800) 562-3022. Note that acceptance is not guaranteed for qualified applicants because program enrollment is capped state-wide at approximately 40,000 clients. There may be a waiting list for the COPES program.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Veterans Aid and Attendance and Housebound Program
Veterans and their surviving spouses may be eligible for assisted living financial support through the VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound Program. The funding serves as a supplement to the monthly VA pension, and veterans cannot supplement VA Disability with aid from the VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound Program.
Program eligibility is determined based on financial resources, service history and current medical needs. There are also criteria related to the use of a prosthetic device, vision impairment and the metal and physical capacity of the applicant.
Aid and Attendance is a pension top-up program that is available to veterans and their surviving spouses who meet at least one of the following criteria:
Housebound benefits are available for veterans and their surviving spouses who are effectively confined to their home due to a permanent disability and have a VA disability rating of 100 percent. Under this program, the disability does not have to be related to military service.
To apply for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits, contact your regional VA service center to speak with a program officer. Note that assistance through the Aid and Attendance cannot be combined with Housebound benefits.
Assisted Living Resources in Seattle
Senior Centers in Seattle
The City of Seattle is home to 12 senior centers that are open to residents aged 50 and older, and a number of city community centers also offer programming for older adults. Many senior centers in Seattle offer multilingual events, health screening services and transportation assistance to and from local grocery stores and medical centers.
Community Assistance Agencies in Seattle
A number of government and not-for-profit agencies offer assistance to seniors in Seattle, including multiple food banks, volunteer driver programs and help with Medicaid case management. Aging and Disability Services – Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County
Downtown Seattle Office, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 51st Floor, Seattle WA 98124-4215
(206) 684-0660 University District Food Bank
5017 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 523-7060 A Century of Hope – Volunteer Transportation
100 23rd Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
Veteran Centers and Clinics
Seattle is home to a large veteran population thanks in part to its proximity to a number of Army and Navy bases, including Fort Lewis, Naval Base Kitsap and McChord Field. Veterans can access a wide range of services and supports through local Vet Centers and VA Puget Sound Health Care System.
Seattle Vet Center
4735 E Marginal Way S, Room 1102, Seattle, WA 98134
North Seattle CBOC (Valor Healthcare)
12360 Lake City Way NE, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98125
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