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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,125 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 51 assisted living facilities in Snohomish County and 25 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Snohomish County, WA
A community designed to provide seniors with the opportunity to enjoy life, Garden Court Retirement offers both independent and assisted living accommodations and services.
Nestled in the charming waterfront community of Mukilteo, Harbour Pointe Retirement offers independent and assisted living to seniors in the north Puget Sound region.
Mountlake Terrace Plaza offers all the amenities of a home without the work, and is conveniently located in the City Center close to parks, shopping and restaurants.
Found in a woodsy and quiet residential setting, Brookdale Lynnwood offers quality assisted living care and memory care for those experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Committed to providing superlative care, Brookdale Monroe is an assisted living and memory care community where we help residents experience engaging and meaningful lives.
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Located in the heart of town, Brookdale Mill Creek is a retirement community dedicated to the health and wellness of its residents.
Quite simply, at Washington Oakes, it’s your life, on your terms. We help make it all possible with our luxury senior apartments and services. Come join us for Five-Star Fun!
Providing delicious meals and a host of amenities in a gracious setting, North Creek by Bonaventure is a great place to live and enjoy excellent senior living..
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Providing retirement living for South Snohomish County and located near Alderwood Mall, GenCare Lifestyle of Lynnwood offers services for independent living and assisted living.
Fairwinds - Brighton Court, located near the heart of downtown Lynnwood in a beautiful wooded area, offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community.
_________________________________ Here at Cascade Valley, we make sure to offer our residents feel warm and welcomed, we go out of our way to make our community feel as if it is our residents home away from home. Families can leave…
For active seniors seeking a lifestyle that has fine dining, spacious apartments, enriching activities and on-site health care, Quail Park of Lynnwood offers just such a lifestyle.
At Chateau Pacific, we actively work with residents to fulfill our promise to “live life on your terms”. We are committed to partnering with residents to create an individualized retirement lifestyle. We believe our model of customizing a resident’s retirement…
At Edmonds Landing, 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 Edmonds area. Residents have…
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Loving Adult Family Home Unit A is a state licensed adult family home located in Bothell. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access…
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Canyon Park Adult Family Home is a state licensed adult family home located in Bothell. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to…
Sunrise View has always been about the kind of personal approach and service that a family-owned campus can provide for whatever level of assistance seniors desire.
An inviting and warm environment for seniors, Cedar Park Adult Family Home is a state licensed adult family home located in Bothell. Our location is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a supportive senior living setting. Residents enjoy access to…
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According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, assisted living costs in Snohomish County ($5,125) are comparable to the state average of $5,135 but considerably more expensive than the national average ($4,000). Costs here are the third highest in the state, topped by only the Bremerton area ($5,720) and Seattle ($5,750). The smaller city of Walla Walla is close behind at $4,950. Spokane ($4,000) and Wenatchee ($4,125) are exceptions to the high statewide cost trend.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Snohomish County, so data for the closest city, Mount Vernon, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
When considering senior care options, it’s important to weigh factors that influence cost such as the level of care and included services. In Snohomish County, homemaker services and home health aides cost significantly more per month than assisted living ($700). These types of care don’t include rent, home maintenance or food. Nursing home care is the most expensive option, with an average monthly cost about 75% higher than assisted living and in-home services.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid, the national health care program for low-income Americans of all ages, is available to eligible Snohomish County seniors. Called Apple Health, the program is administered by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.
Adults age 64 or younger are eligible for Medicaid if they have a yearly income of $17,232 or less ($23,340 for couples) and are U.S. citizens and Washington state residents.
Seniors age 65 and older may qualify for the Aged, Blind or Disabled Medicaid category, which has a lower income limit of $771 per month ($1,157 for couples). Income from all sources counts, including wages, alimony, IRA payments, SSI and SSDI benefits.
According to the American Council on Aging, both age groups are limited to $2,000 or less in assets ($3,000 for couples). A number of assets are disregarded, including burial trusts, furniture, personal effects, one vehicle and a primary residence valued at $585,000 or less.
To apply for Apple Health coverage, call (877) 501-2233 or visit the Washington Connection.
In Snohomish County, seniors eligible for Apple Health coverage who wish to reside in an assisted living facility may qualify for one of four service packages:
Residents have private apartments and receive occasional nursing services, help with personal care and medication management.
Adult Residential Care
The ARC package provides reminders to assisted living residents who can take their own medication, assistance with personal care and limited supervision.
Enhanced Adult Residential Care
In addition to the services offered by the ARC package, the EARC package provides medication administration and occasional nursing care.
EARC Specialized Dementia Care Services
Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may be eligible for the specialized dementia care program based on a DSHS case manager assessment. This package provides necessary services to ensure a senior’s high quality of life and good physical health including:
A close relationship with family members is fostered to ensure a resident’s wishes and needs are sufficiently met.
For information about assisted living service packages or to find a facility where they’re offered, visit Washington’s Aging and Long-Term Support Administration or contact Snohomish County Information and Assistance at (425) 513-1900.
Assisted Living Bridge Loan
Seniors transitioning to an assisted living facility may qualify for an Elderlife Financial bridge loan to help cover the cost until benefits begin or their home sells. These loans offer 12-month repayment terms and disbursement options including a lump-sum payment or line of credit. Online and phone applications are often approved and funds made available within one business day.
To learn more, contact Elderlife Financial at (888) 245-4500.
Veterans Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits
Snohomish County veterans who need assistance from another person or are housebound may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits to increase their monthly regular pension payments.
To receive A&A benefits, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
To qualify for Housebound benefits, a veteran must be mainly confined to their principal residence due to a disability.
Veterans with too high an income to receive a VA pension may still be eligible for A&A or Housebound benefits if they meet the qualifying criteria. These top-up benefits programs aren’t available concurrently, and those currently receiving a VA disability pension don’t qualify,
Snohomish County is home to a more than a dozen senior centers that provide a broad spectrum of activities and services for residents age 55 and older. Seniors can join a Zumba or tai chi class to stay fit or receive a massage, acupuncture treatment or foot care to enhance their well-being. There are wellness and nutrition programs, support groups, workshops, art and book clubs, group outings and enjoyable activities ranging from bingo to table tennis. Services and programs are either free or available for a nominal fee.
Snohomish County Long-Term Care and Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging that serves county seniors with 14 programs. In addition to sourcing information for the many services offered, AAA provides personal and legal counseling and oversees a volunteer program that furnishes in-home assistance and transportation. The agency’s nutrition program provides hot meals to seniors aged 60 and older at congregant sites across the county.
Senior veterans living in Snohomish County can take advantage of the Veterans Assistance program run by the Human Services Department. The program provides a wide range of services including case management, assistance and advocacy with benefit and pension applications or appeals and referrals for VA medical or dental coverage and care.
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