40 Assisted Living Communities in Tacoma, Washington
The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,250 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 40 Assisted Living Communities in Tacoma and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Tacoma, WA
- Assisted Living: $4,250
- Nursing Home Care: $9,064
- In-home Care: $5,529
- Adult Day Health Services: $2,730
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Tacoma
March 23, 2020
Solstice Senior Living at Tacoma is where I'm going. I've already made arrangements. The tour was good. The girl who gave us the tour did a good job. She took us through the whole place, and she explained everything to us. She gave us a tour of about five to six rooms. They have remodeled the whole place. It is where I want to go. It was well done. The staff member, for someone that hasn't been there very long, was really knowledgeable. She was good. The place was beautiful. It has always been a friendly place and they have things to do and places to go. They have everything I need and if something happens, like if I get sick, I don't have to move.
December 24, 2019
Solstice Senior Living at Tacoma was a huge place, and in order to eat in the dining room, I would have to drive from my apartment to the main building, and it was all uphill and narrow straight ways. The apartment itself was not clean enough to suit me, they didn't have kitchens, they just have a tiny sink with faucet and refrigerator. They didn't have a stove, washer and dryer, and it has only one bathroom. They had all kinds of activities available, but you would have to drive your car to the main building for that. They had a huge dining room, and it was mandatory to dine there. The young lady that took us around was friendly, and she was nice, but the staff we saw when we toured around was not friendly.
April 19, 2019
Solstice Senior Living at Tacoma was very good. The location was good, the cost was within my mother's budget, and everyone was friendly and really accommodating. The place was a little older but still in good shape.
June 1, 2018
Kings Manor was nice and homey. The person during the tour was very nice and informative. The dining area was nice. They had a small activity room, craft rooms, and a small library.
January 5, 2018
Weatherly Inn Tacoma was very nice. Our son lives about three blocks away from there, so we're familiar with it. The staff member who assisted us was very congenial. Everything was very positive. They had been very receptive. We're looking for a 2-bedroom unit and a little more space, and they did offer that. Our experience was very positive.
November 24, 2017
We looked at Gibson Gardens. Their information said they have on-site caregivers, but they don't. It's just like individual apartments that the seniors are living in, although it's a beautiful place. The apartments are clean, the people are friendly, and the grounds are nicely maintained. They have services, like taking the residents to the grocery store. You have the option to pay extra per month so you can go and eat in their dining room.
November 21, 2017
The rooms at Weatherly Inn Tacoma were very large. They all have private bathrooms. The memory care section was divided into two units - one for residents that require a great deal of care and the other half for residents who are more ambulatory. It was an older building and it was darker, but it was very pleasant and very clean. The staff knew everyone by name which really impressed me. The residents were clean, dressed, were engaging with the staff, and there was quite a bit of staff around. It was a really nice place. I saw the residents eating while I was there and the food looked attractive.
November 3, 2017
The Village's staff was quite pleasant and we had a nice meal. The rooms were really clean. The residents we spoke with were happy being there.
October 6, 2017
I really liked Gibson Gardens. The rooms were large. I met a lot of friendly people who took me to the room where they do a lot of crafts, the garden, and the dining room, where they made recommendations on how many meals you could get. They have a kitchenette which was nice. The staff was very nice and explained everything; however, I couldn't afford it.
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Assisted Living Costs in Tacoma
Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study shows that Tacoma’s $4,250 average monthly cost of assisted living is slightly over the national average ($4,000) but significantly less than in much of the surrounding area. Costs in other Western Washington cities, such as Seattle ($5,750), Bremerton ($5,720) and Longview ($5,000), more closely reflect the state median of $5,135. Cities located further inland, including Yakima ($4,500) and Wenatchee ($4,125), have assisted living costs similar to those in Tacoma.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Tacoma, so data for the closest area, Olympia, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Tacoma/Oly…National Ave…State AverageSeattle AreaBremerton A…LongviewYakimaWenatcheeMount Verno…$3,500$4,000$4,500$5,000$5,500$6,000
RegionCost of Assisted Living
Mount Vernon Area$5,125.00
Mount Vernon Area
Care Cost Comparison
Aside from adult day health services, assisted living is one of the least expensive types of senior care in Tacoma. At $9,064, 24-hour skilled nursing home care is more than double the average monthly cost of assisted living. Services that allow individuals to receive care at home, such as homemakers and home health aides, cost more than assisted living care and only cover the cost of care. Additional expenses, such as mortgage payments, utilities, meals and home upkeep, aren’t included in their costs.
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tacoma
Medicaid in Washington
Washington’s Medicaid program is known as Apple Health. This program aids low-income residents by providing them with health care services through a managed care plan. Benefits include doctors visits, hospitalization, mental health services, prescription drugs and laboratory services, depending on the participant’s designated scope of care.
Seniors aged 65 and older, as well as blind and disabled individuals, may qualify for Apple Health if their monthly income is below $771, while married couples may be eligible if their combined monthly income is below $1,157.
Tacoma residents wishing to enroll in Apple Health can apply online, visit their local Department of Social and Health Services Community Services office or call (877) 501-2233.
Apple Health may provide long-term services and supports to seniors who qualify based on income requirements and an assessment of individual needs. The following programs offer these services.
Community First Choice Option
The Community First Choice Option provides seniors with benefits such as nursing care, care coordination, respite and activities of daily living, including bathing, eating and dressing. As the aim of this program is to help keep seniors out of nursing homes and in the community, participants can reside in their own homes or in alternate living facilities, such as an assisted living home, while receiving services.
To qualify for CFCO, seniors must demonstrate the need for an institutional level of care, meet the Apple Health income requirements and have no more than $2,000 in assets as an individual and no more than $3,000 in assets as a married couple.
Community Options Program Entry System Waiver
The COPES waiver may also be available to those living at home or in an assisted living facility who are looking for additional services not already provided through Medicaid or CFCO. After deducting certain expenses, such as health insurance premiums and medical bills, seniors must have monthly income under $2,313 and assets under $2,000 (individual) or $4,000 (married with both spouses applying). To qualify, seniors must also be 65 or older or disabled and need assistance with at least two activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing or eating.
COPES recipients may receive services such as skilled nursing care, home-delivered meals, adult day care and skills training. Because this waiver isn’t an entitlement program, qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list to receive benefits. Interested seniors can apply online.
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Veterans Aid and Attendance
For veterans and their surviving spouses living in Tacoma, payments in addition to their current monthly pension may be available through the Veterans Aid and Attendance program. To qualify, individuals must require caregiver assistance to perform activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing, be a nursing home patient, bedridden or legally blind. Written applications detailing one’s daily habits and need for care can be mailed to the St. Paul VA Regional Office or submitted in person at a local Regional Benefits Office.
Elderlife Bridge Loans
Elderlife Financial bridge loans provide a short-term line of credit to those wishing to transition to an assisted living facility. Money can be used to pay for rent, moving expenses and move-in fees and is often available soon after an application is approved. A low interest rate makes the loans relatively inexpensive. Eligibility is based on factors including income, assets and credit scores, which are often combined from multiple family members serving as co-applicants, and applicants should have a plan for permanent long-term care funding in place. Seniors can apply online or by calling (888) 228-4500.
Assisted Living Resources in Tacoma
Senior Centers in Tacoma
Tacoma senior centers serve as places for community gatherings and socializing as well as hubs for low-cost or donation-based meals, wellness programs, tax assistance and other essential services. Fun activities such as yoga, line dancing, pottery and cultural classes keep seniors creative and physically fit.
Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center
5340 N Bristol St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Lighthouse Senior Activity Center
5016 A St., Tacoma, WA 98408
Beacon Senior Center
415 S 13th St., Tacoma, WA 98402
Area Agency on Aging
A comprehensive senior resource center, the Pierce County Area Agency on Aging provides legal services, food banks, driving classes, benefits information and other assistance. The county also runs a long-term care ombudsman program and classes on topics such as Alzheimer’s, yoga and caregiving. Pierce County Community Connections Resource Center/Aging & Disability Resources
3602 Pacific Ave, Ste. 200, Tacoma, WA 98418
Along with benefits counseling and services, the Tacoma Vet Center hosts events for local veterans and their family members such as yoga classes, support groups and live music. The Pierce County Veterans Assistance programs provides emergency meals and rent and medical assistance based on need.
Tacoma Vet Center
4916 Center St. # E, Tacoma, WA 98409
Pierce County Veterans Assistance Programs
1305 Tacoma Ave S, Ste. # 104, Tacoma, WA 98402
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