12 Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, IL
Also serving communities of Metamora, Chillicothe.
There are 12 Assisted Living Facilities in the Washington area, with 3 in Washington and 9 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Washington is $3,957 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,630. Cheaper nearby regions include East Peoria with an average starting cost of $2,750.
To help you with your search, browse the 58 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Washington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Washington 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, IL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Washington
The City of Washington is located just east of Peoria, Illinois. When it was founded in 1825 it was home to just one family. Today over 15,000 people live in the city and around 13 percent of the populations is 65 or older. Seniors wishing to retire to the area can find accommodation in the city's one assisted living facility or look to the 16 facilities located in nearby communities, including East Peoria and Metamora. These facilities are licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Assisted Living.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Washington
- Illinois has some of the highest sales tax in the country, which may impact seniors' retirement budgets. However, nearly all retirement income, including Social Security, pensions and retirement funds, are exempt from income tax.
- The Washington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Advocate Eureka Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Public transport in Washington is provided by CityLink, which services the Greater Peoria area. Riders aged 65 and older are entitled to a discounted fare and may also be eligible for the Free Ride Program.
- Seniors interested in arts and culture can take in a show at the Five Points Washington Performing Arts Center, the preferred venue of the Heartland Festival Orchestra. Residents who prefer a hands-on approach can visit Art at the Bodega, a studio that allows people to indulge their creative side.
- Washington's crime rate is 11 per 1,000 residents, which is safer than 61 percent of American towns and cities. The violent crime rate is less than one per 1,000 residents, compared to the Illinois average of 4.36. Violent crime occurs at a rate of almost half the state average, which may appeal to safety-conscious retirees.
- The overall cost of living in Washington is rated 89 on Sperling's index, 11 points lower than the national average. Grocery and transport costs are lower than the U.S. average, but healthcare is six points higher on the index, which may impact the budget of seniors with health conditions.
Paying for Assisted Living in Washington
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Illinois
Assisted Living costs in Washington start around $3,957 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Washington and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Washington
The Illinois Supportive Living Program provides financial assistance to eligible residents of assisted living facilities. Seniors in Washington who receive Social Security Income may also be able to access financial assistance through the Optional State Supplement (OSS).
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Washington
Washington and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Washington, please visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Washington
Washington-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Illinois are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Illinois page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Washington
Review of Cedarhurst of Washington
Cedarhurst of Washington is my second choice. I liked the friendliness of the help, the quality of the food, and the cleanliness. We had lunch there and I like the fact that they have a menu for wh... Read more
Review of Supportive Living of Washington
We toured Supportive Living of Washington. We weren't too impressed at first because when we got there, they didn't even know we were supposed to be there and there was nobody to give us a tour. We... Read more
Review of Washington Villas of Hollybrook
Washington Villas of Hollybrook was very updated, nice, clean, has friendly staff, and is very knowledgeable. The rooms were very spacious and well taken care of; they were private. The dining room... Read more