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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,000 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisting living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 39 assisted living facilities in Spokane and 2 in surrounding areas.
At Windriver Place, seniors can continue to pursue an active, independent lifestyle of their making while having the peace of mind of knowing that assistance is just a call away.
Brookdale Park Place in Spokane offers exceptional and complete services and accommodations for independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's or memory care.
Brookdale South Hill is a welcoming senior community that provides the finest in assisted living care and provides easy access to the shopping and recreation opportunities of Spokane.
Situated in the beautiful hear of the Northwest, NorthPointe provides both accommodations and services for independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's or memory care.
LIVE WELL! Our mission statement says it all - Live Well! Our focus at The Open Door is to ensure your loved one is comfortable, very well cared for, and functioning at the highest levels possible given each unique individual's…
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Sullivan Park Assisted Living is part of Sullivan Park Campus of Care, which features independent living, assisted living apartments, and skilled nursing and rehab.
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Willow Grove Assisted Living is a division of Legacy1864, a company dedicated to “Excellence in Care”, located in Spokane, Washington. Here at Willow Grove, we provide exceptional care for elderly and disabled individuals with both high and minimal care needs.…
The facilities were really nice at Fairwinds, but it's too expensive for me. It was well kept, had a lot of rooms for activities, and was nice and neat. All the people were really hospitable, and everybody was professional. I think they served two meals a day, had a library, a fitness room, and an atrium. It was well l...Read more Fairwinds - Spokane reviews
I really liked Fairwinds. Probably if I have to choose right now between the three places, I would choose them because it's smaller. It had independent living and assisted living. I think a quieter place would be better for me like here. Cleanliness and amenities were good. The person who was with me during the tour wa...Read more Fairwinds - Spokane reviews
We have chosen Fairwinds-Spokane because it's very nice. There are multiple activities and outings for the residents and they have an activity room. I don't have any complaints with the living environment, it's very nice. The independent living residents eat in the dining room once a day in the evening, and they have b...Read more Fairwinds - Spokane reviews
Fairwinds - Spokane was a well-done and wonderful place. I loved it. The staff during the tour was wonderful from the beginning to the end. They had a sign out there in the front when we arrived welcoming my uncle and aunt. The gal that interviewed us was wonderful. All of them were very helpful. It's a very good commu...Read more Fairwinds - Spokane reviews
Fairwinds - Spokane was a very nice place and it had a lot to offer, but we couldn't afford it. Everybody was good to us. We had a meal there and it was good. They offered us more than we could eat. We only saw one room that was occupied. It looked very comfortable for two people. It was spacious, very clean, and well ...Read more Fairwinds - Spokane reviews
We're moving into Fairwinds - Spokane. It's very nice, and the staff was very competent. We've only eaten one meal there, and the dining area was very nice. They had a five-entree menu every night, so it's very good. They had a lot of activities. The apartment was one-of-a-kind in their unit. It's quite unique and quit...Read more Fairwinds - Spokane reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Spokane’s average monthly cost for assisted living matches the national average of $4,000 and is lower than the state average of $5,135. When compared to all other major cities in Washington, Spokane has the lowest prices for assisted living. Costs are similar to other midsized cities in Washington such as Bellingham ($4,250) and Yakima ($4,500).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Care Cost Comparison
Senior care service costs vary widely depending on the number of hours of direct care provided weekly, the medical needs of the senior, and whether room and board are included. In Spokane, nursing home care is more than double the cost of assisted living, while adult day health care services are about one-third the cost of assisted living. Hourly homemaker services for seniors and home health aides cost $5,100, which is $1,100 more than assisted living in Spokane. It’s important to factor in living expenses such as property taxes and insurance, rent, groceries and home maintenance when considering the actual cost of in-home senior services.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Spokane residents aged 19 and over may be eligible for Medicaid, known as Washington Apple Health, if they meet specific financial requirements. Washington seniors aged 65 and older may qualify for Washington Apple Health Classic Medicaid that may include no-cost coverage, assistance with Medicare premiums and help to pay for long-term services and care through Apple Health Long-Term Services.
In order to qualify for Medicaid waivers for home and community-based services or nursing home Apple Health coverage, Washington residents 65 and older must meet income and asset criteria. For single applicants, the income limit is $2,313 and the asset limit is $2,000, while married couples (with both spouses applying) are subject to an income limit of $4,626 and a $3,000 combined asset limit.
For Medicaid eligibility, income includes money from any source, including pension payments, wages, stock dividends, alimony payments, Social Security Disability Income and Social Security Income.
Assets counted on a Medicaid application include cash, bonds and real estate other than the applicants’ primary residence. Excluded items include personal belongings, vehicles, household items, irrevocable burial trusts and the applicants’ primary residence up to a set value. To prevent Medicaid fraud, Washington State has a five-year look-back program to ensure applicants have not disposed of assets in order to meet Medicaid asset limits.
Apple Health Long-Term Services provides coverage for institutional services (nursing home) and Home and Community-Based Services, which includes services within a home, residential or assisted living setting.
Eligibility requirements for Long-term Care Medicaid in Washington also include:
Long-term Care Medicaid applicants in Washington must make a declaration of interest in an annuity which names the State of Washington the remainder beneficiary.
For assistance with the Apple Health enrollment process, contact the Washington Healthplanfinder at (855) 923-4633.
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance
Spokane’s honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses who are VA pension eligible may qualify for additional benefits through the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Program. Funds from this program can top up a VA pension; however, Veterans cannot receive either Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits concurrently with VA disability benefits.
The Aid and Attendance benefit may be available to those who meet one of the following requirements:
The Housebound pension top-up may be awarded to qualified applicants who are confined to their primary residence as a result of their disability or disabilities and have a VA disability rating of 100 percent.
To apply for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits, visit the Spokane VAMC Field Office at 4815 N. Assembly St., Spokane, Washington, or call (509) 434-7732.
Spokane is home to several senior centers that provide a range of recreational opportunities for older adults. Programs include exercise classes such as chair yoga, weekly billiards games, organized group outings and overnight travel.
Sinto Senior Activity Center
1124 W. Sinto Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
Hillyard Senior Center
4001 N. Cook Street, Spokane, WA 99207
Corbin Senior Activity Center
827 W. Cleveland, Spokane, WA 99205
Aging and Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington is the Area Agency on Aging serving Spokane, as contracted by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This agency provides assistance to seniors aged 60 and older, and services include help with accessing transportation, meals and long-term care assistance and benefits. ALTCEW also offers free aid and information to all adults living with a disability.
1222 N. Post, Spokane, WA 99201-2518
Honorably discharged veterans, their families and surviving spouses can get information about services and financial benefits at the Spokane County Regional Veterans Service Center. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also operates the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane where eligible Veterans can access a range of medical services and programs.
Spokane County Regional Veterans Service Center
1117 N. Evergreen Rd., Spokane, WA 99216
Spokane VA Medical Center
4815 N. Assembly St., Spokane, WA 99205
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