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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 50 assisted living facilities in Seattle and 30 in surrounding areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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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...
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…
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…
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.
With a stimulating and homelike living arrangement and personalized supportive services, your loved ones will maintain a high-quality living at Rosewood AFH.
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
This community has a high level of care if needed, you are always welcomed with open arms, which makes you feel right at home. The staff are pleasant and kind, the community is clean and the grounds are well kept. If you are in the market then you need to visit this community for yourself.Read more The Lakeshore reviews
The Lakeshore is a beautiful senior living facility off of Lake Washington. The grounds are well maintained, and there are benches where the residents can sit and enjoy the view. There is a lovely garden area for the residents my guy has a rose garden he cherishes. Inside the building, there are plenty of sitting areas...Read more The Lakeshore reviews
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
University District Food Bank
5017 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
A Century of Hope – Volunteer Transportation
100 23rd Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
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